First-year infielder with the Blue Hens • projected as team's starter at first base to open the season • slated to hit in the middle of the order.
2016 SEASON (GAME BY GAME)
Spent his senior season at IMG Academy • played baseball for head coach and former Major League Baseball All-Star Chris Sabo • named to Premier Team • selected to High School Perfect Game All-Tournament Team in Lakepoint, Ga. • led IMG in home runs • Gold Glove Award recipient • team was ranked second in the nation by Perfect Game • played previous two seasons at Butler (Pa.) High School for head coach Todd Erdos • attended same high school as former UD pitching standout Curt Schnur (1992-95) • named second team all-conference as a junior, when he led the team in batting average • led the team in extra base hits as a sophomore • named honorable mention all-conference in basketball in 2014.
Nicholas Paul "Nick" Patten • born Sept. 12, 1996 • son of Daryl and Linda Patten • father was a baseball first team All-American at Geneva (Pa.) College and mother attended Wesley College in Dover, Del. • has a younger brother, Luke • university studies major at Delaware • enjoys hunting and fishing.