8 - Patrick Deao
Patrick Deao
Height: 6-3
Weight: 190
Year: Senior
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
High School: Neosho County CC
Position: Outfielder
Bats/Throws: R/R

In 2010: Had a very good campaign in his first season in green and gold. Started 49 games and hit .297 with 31 RBI, both tops among players returning in 2011.

Before Southern- Played two seasons at Neosho County Community College. Hit .345 en route to being named First Team All-Conference as well as being named the Region VI Defensive Player of the Year in 2009. Was a finalist for National Defensive Player of the Year.

In High School- Started for two years at Skutt Catholic HS in Omaha, NE for Coach Keith Englekamp. The right fielder was named All-Conference and honorable mention All-State as a senior.

Personal- Born on April 5, 1989 in Omaha, Neb... Son of Dave and Ellen Deao... his brothers Jeff and Kevin both played baseball at Pitt State... Will major in secondary education at Missouri Southern