Maryland Baseball Network is counting down to Opening Day! Today marks 15 days until the start of the 2017 season, so here’s a look at #15, Pat Hisle.
PAT HISLE | 15
Height/Weight: 5’9″ / 185 lbs.
Hometown: Bethesda, Md.
Previous School: Walt Whitman High School
2016 Spring Stats: 4 G, 1 AB, 1 K
2016 Summer Stats (Gaithersburg Giants, Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League): 30 G, .221 AVG, .302 OBP, .358 SLG, 5 2B, 2 HR, 16 RBI, 7 BB, 16 K
About Pat: As a freshman in 2014, Pat Hisle appeared in 10 games (none of them starts), and became a reliable defensive replacement at both middle infield positions. In 2015, Hisle made four starts in his 13 appearances, hitting .118 with a double. His big impact, however, was in the field, as he entered for the injured Brandon Lowe in game two of the super regional against Virginia and made a highlight diving play at second base.
In 2016, Hisle made four appearances without making a start, and only had one at-bat as a pinch hitter. He played locally over the summer with the Cal Ripken League’s Gaithersburg Giants, hitting .221 with 16 RBI in 30 games. This season, Hisle again figures to see limited action as a late-inning replacement, as Kevin Smith and Nick Dunn have the middle infield positions locked down.