TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – Alabama baseball junior outback Will Patota has entered the NCAA transfer, BamaCentral confirmed.
Patota was in action in 22 games during the last season with Alabama and recorded four games. In the season, he hit 0.179 and had five hits, three runs and seven RBIs in 28 hits.
Of those five hits, two were doubles and one was a home run. He also hits 11 times.
on third comrade junior outfielder T.J. Reeves also announced that he was entering the transfer portal. With Patota’s announcement on Thursday, two Crimson Tide baseball players have now entered the portal since the team’s elimination from their last NCAA regional game last Sunday.
Before joining Alabama, Patota played for two seasons at Southern Union State Community College. During the pandemic’s shortened season of 2020, he recorded five hits, three executions and three RBIs.
In high school, Patota attended Pinecrest Academy in South Forsyth, Georgia. After his second season in 2016, he was named first all-county team. After his junior season, he was named first team across the region along with second team from all counties and all states in 2017.
In his senior season in 2018, Patota recorded 12 doubles and 14 home runs with 0.438 hits. He was named All-Forsyth County News Player of 2018 for his preparation efforts.
If Patota is transferred, he, like Reeves, will be immediately eligible to play due to new NCAA policies. In addition, the new SEC policies will also allow him to be immediately eligible, even if he is transferred to another SEC program.