The Next Level: Graduate athlete roundup (June 19)

Many athletes who spent their high school years in Fayette County have moved on to play for college or professional teams. Below are the athletes who recently made headlines.

Spencer Patton • Pitcher • Omaha Storm Chasers

•June 15 – Patton, a South Central graduate, picked up a save by tossing the final 1 1/3 innings of a 10-7 win at Fresno. The Kansas City Royals Triple-A prospect struck out three, while allowing one hit and one walk in Omaha's sixth straight win. On the season, he is 3-0, with a 1.02 earned-run average and 14 saves. He has struck out 42 batters in 35 1/3 innings over 24 appearances.
•June 13 – Patton earned the win after pitching two innings of relief in a 3-2 win at Fresno. He struck two and walked two.

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