Hi, my name is Liam Patton and I started playing baseball in Arizona at 6 years old but began my love of baseball much earlier as I loved to watch games with my father before I was old enough to play. For as long as I can remember, I knew I wanted to play the game of baseball in college. My second year playing baseball I was selected out of 200 kids in my age group for the all-star team. I had so much fun and had such a huge sense of accomplishment I knew I had to work hard to continue to improve my skills as a player and to make all-stars every year thereafter which I did.
When I began playing travel ball, my desire to play baseball in college only increased. I loved being around other players and coaches who love the game as much as I do and were focused on working hard to improve. I am always focused on being the best teammate and team leader as possible. As a catcher, I believe that I set the example in terms of work ethic, hustle and drive for my teammates to follow. I always push myself to be the best I can be in the game and have achieved the goals I have set for myself both on the field and in the classroom. My teammates and coaches know that I always want “one more” swing in the tunnel, one more ground ball or one more opportunity to improve my catching skills.
As a Freshman, I made my high school’s Junior Varsity roster as the starting catcher and played almost every inning, of every game. During the same season, I was called up to start to 5 games as the Varsity catcher and was able to help the team win a conference title for the first time in 9 years. As a Sophomore, I made the Varsity roster as a starter and am working hard to help my team in any way that I can or in any role the coaching staff needs me to play. My passion is to play baseball in college and to put in the hard work both on the field and in the classroom to achieve that goal and become a collegiate player.