FEATURE: Dublin coaches forget about Kevin Patton’s hip disease because he never mentions it

Dublin freshman Kevin Patton handles his hip disease so discreetly, his coaches sometimes forget about it.

“I knew about it, but until you asked me about it, I had completely forgotten about it,” said Scott Mitchell, the Dublin Lions’ second-year baseball coach. “His hip issue has not hindered him as an athlete. He’s a competitor. He’s a starter on our baseball team as a freshman.

“I have all the confidence in the world in Kevin doing whatever he wants to do.”

Patton began this baseball season on the Dublin JV, but was quickly called up to the varsity. Over the last half of the regular season, he has started at second base for the young, rebuilding Lions, who were 6-19 overall and 2-10 in District 8-3A through last week’s games.

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