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1  Montana Patin
Montana Patin

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Houston, Texas

High School:
Cypress Creek High

Height:
5-0

Position:
OF

Experience:
2L

B/T:
L/L


2008 (Junior)
Smallest Tech player packed a punch in 2008 as evidenced by her leading the Red Raiders in home runs, RBI and walks while tying for the team lead in doubles...Played in 56 games, recording 55 starts on the season...Named Second-Team All-Big 12 as well as being an Academic All-Big 12 selection...Finished the season with a .321 avg., seven home runs, 44 RBI and 10 doubles...Finished a perfect 7-for-7 on stolen bases...Led Tech with a .521 slugging percentage...Hit her first home run of the season against Memphis while going 1-3...Went 2-for-3 with a double against Utah at the ASU Kajikawa Classic...Turned in a 2-for-4 day with a double and an RBI at New Mexico as part of the Lobo Invitational...Had a double and two RBI against Campbell at the Stanford Classic...Went 1-3 with a homer against Stanford...Had a double and three RBI against the College of Charleston...Had a seven-game hitting streak from March 7-13...Went 1-for-2 with an RBI double against Texas A&M...Finished 1-for-2 with a big three-run homer to help Tech beat Texas for the first time ever in Lubbock...Went 3-for-4 with four RBI in second game of double header against Kansas...Finished 2-for-4 with an RBI in a win over Nebraska to help Tech snap a 14-game losing streak to the Huskers...Ate up Texas State pitching to the tune of 4-for-6 with five RBI in a double-header sweep of the Bobcats...Went 1-for-3 with a homer against Oklahoma in Norman...Went on a five-game hitting streak April 8-12, including two straight games with a home run...Finished 2-for-2 with a homer and four RBI against UT-San Antonio...Went a combined 4-7 with two doubles, a homer and four RBI in Tech's sweep of Iowa State...Hit her first career triple to bring in three runs and help lift the Red Raiders past New Mexico...Picked up three hits, including a double, to wrap up double header with the Lobos...Finished 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI against Oklahoma State...Went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Tech's upset of Missouri at the Big 12 Tournament.

2007 (Sophomore)
One of the most consistent hitters in the nation ... Off-season shoulder surgery may slow her return to the outfield, it will not hamper her return to the plate as the junior will surely crack Tech's top 10 for hitting average this season (her .282 for a career is just shy of the list) ... Had two 3-hit games and sported a season-high 7-game hitting streak from 3/15 through 3/28 ... Her 3-for-3 highlight reel game vs. then No. 3 Arizona State featured her only blast of the season ... While she is a junior athletically, she is a senior academically who will likely pursue a graduate degree upon completing her undergraduate work at Tech ... Named to the Academic All-Big 12 second team, she maintains an honor roll status in overall grade point average and earned Dean's List status in the fall of 2007.

2006 (Redshirt Freshman)
The southpaw can pack a whallup as evidenced by her team-leading (among starters) average (.284) and her .450 slugging percentage ... Traded starts with fellow left fielder Devin Zaragoza ... Part of the tandem (with Riley) who hit back-to-back bombs twice in the same game (3/17/06) ... Hit for an amazing success clip (.667) as a pinch-hitter, going 4-for-6 ... Had seven multi-hit games ... Earned first team Academic All-Big 12 honors.

2005 (Freshman)
Participated in three games before being injured and receiving a medical redshirt.

Cypress Creek High School
Participated in softball and cross country at Cypress Creek High School ... Was awarded Stay After It 100% Award four years, the Heart Award and best defensive player ... Received All-District Honorable Mention ... Named to the Al-District first and second team and Academic All-State.

Personal
Born November 25, 1985, to Paul and Mitzi Patin ... Father is on the K-9 Bomb Squad Police and mother is a computer programmer ... Has a brother, Brandon.

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