MISCELLANEOUS: Athletically gifted member of the Black Knights' senior class ... powerful right-handed hitter who stepped into the starting position at first base last spring ... expected to return to that spot once again this spring ... boasts soft hands and developing range ... provides a potent bat with plenty of "juice" ... two-year letterman ... will serve as team co-captain.
MILESTONES: Named to Patriot League Academic Honor Roll following freshman, sophomore and junior seasons ... selected to the Academic All-Patriot League squad last year ... earned Patriot League Player of the Week honors for the first time in his career on May 6, 2013 after posting solid numbers during the final week of the regular season ... batted .455 (5-for-11) with six RBI and three runs scored as Army recorded non-conference victories against NYIT, Hartford, Nyack and Chestnut Hill.
2013: One of three Army players to start all 52 games ... started at first base in every game, while batting near the middle of the Black Knights' batting order ... enjoying a "breakout" junior season ... led the team and ranked second in the Patriot League in batting average (.341) ... paced Army and the conference with 40 RBI ... also led the team in multiple-RBI games (12), while listing second in slugging percentage (.399), multiple-hit games (15), on-base percentage (.422) and home runs (two) ... also ranked tied for third in runs scored (35) and tied for fourth with 10 stolen bases ... batted .333 with five RBI and four runs scored during the Patriot League Tournament ... swung a hot bat during the Patriot League regular season, batting .373 with two home runs, 15 RBI and three doubles during the 20-game conference slate ... enters this weekend's action riding a seven-game hitting streak ... has reached base safely in eight straight games ... batted .429 (6-for-14) with three RBI and three runs scored against Navy (March 31-April 1) during regular-season series ... batted .357 (5-for-14) with five RBI to help Army sweep a four-game series from Lafayette (April 13-14) during the regular season ... exploded offensively against Holy Cross (April 27-28)in the regular season, batting .583 (7-for-12) with two home runs, three RBI and four runs scored.
2012: Appeared in 21 games ... listed with the straight lineup on five occasions, all at first base ... hit .192 ... five hits and five runs scored ... 2-for-2 with two runs scored in deserve role against Lehigh ... 2-for-4 with a run in previous outing against Manhattan ... 1-for-4 with an RBI opposite St. Peter's ... scored a run against service academy rival Navy ... also scored against George Washington ... also saw time against UMBC, Sacred Heart, Nebraska-Omaha, Iowa, Quinnipiac, Harvard, Siena, Farleigh Dickinson, Lafayette, Bucknell and Marist.
2011: Appeared in three contests ... played in the Quinnipiac, Stony Brook and Marist games ... only received one official plate appearance ... drew a walk against Marist ... handled two defensive chances flawlessly at first base.
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner at Versailles High ... was named to the all-conference first team following his sophomore, junior and senior seasons ... selected as the Miami Valley Baseball Coaches Association (MVBCA) Player of the Year as a senior ... named to the all-Ohio second team and the Mizuno All-Ohio squad in 2010 ... selected to the MVBCA first team in 2008 and to the organization's second unit in 2009 ... earned team MVP honors twice (2008, 2010) ... three-time recipient of the squad's Top Offensive Player award (2008, 2009, 2010) ... took home the team's Top Defensive Player plaudits once (2010) ... authored the best earned run average on the team as a senior ... also starred on the basketball court, earning all-conference first-team accolades as a senior ... two-time team captain of the hoops team ... excelled in the classroom as well, earning valedictorian honors ... four-time scholar-athlete and four-time honor roll recipient ... member of the National Honor Society and the National Society of High School Scholars ... three-time member of the All-Midwest Conference academic team (2008-10).
PERSONAL: Given name is Patrick Kenneth Mescher ... born Aug. 31, 1991, in Cincinnati, Ohio ... parents' names are Kenneth and Sabrina Mescher ... has one brother and two sisters ... mother was a member of the Denmark Olympic Team in the sport of taekwondo during the 1980s ... she competed at the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul, South Korea ... grandfather, Piero Luciani, was a POW during World War II ... cousin, Maggie Franklin, is a member of the women's soccer team at Otterbein University ... Patrick's hobbies include traveling and watching movies ... earned an Associate's Degree of Science while in high school ... majoring in Life Sciences ... will join the Medical Services branch of the U.S. Army following graduation and plans to attend medical school.