5 Joe Patterson
5 Joe Patterson
Height: 6-1
Weight: 195
Year: RFr.
Hometown: Owasso, Okla.
Position: C
Previous School: Owasso
B/T: L/R

High School:
Left-handed hitting catcher

considered one of the top prep hitters in Oklahoma ... originally signed last

fall with Arkansas but was released from his scholarship in July ... helped lead

the Rams to a No. 1 national ranking (USA Today) during the 2006 regular season

by batting .355-7-44 with 11 doubles, despite playing most of the season with a shoulder injury ... Owasso lost in the 6A state title game and ended the year

ranked No. 13 ... selected first-team all-Frontier Valley Conference and earned

Tulsa World All Metro 2nd-team honors as a senior ... had a pair of doubles for

the Large East squad in the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State game in July

at ORU's J.L. Johnson Stadium ... hit .363-6-36 as a junior as Owasso finished as

state runner-up ... also excelled in football as a quarterback, earning All-State

honors.



Personal:
Full name is Joe Connor Patterson

... son of Bill and Marilya Patterson ... choose ORU over Arkansas and others ... Undecided major ... born August 26, 1988.