Dayton Tripp

#4 Dayton Tripp

HT. 6-3
WT. 187
HOMETOWN (PREVIOUS SCHOOL) Goreville, Illinois (Rend Lake College)

Rend Lake College: Posted a 10-1 record with a 3.04 ERA in 12 games as a sophomore...He logged 64 strikeouts in 68.0 innings pitched...As a freshman in 2015 he made nine appearances on the mound with 21 strikeouts in 23 frames while going 1-1 with a 5.48 ERA.

High School: Prepped at Goreville High School under his father Shawn Tripp...First Team All-Conference and All-South Region from 2011-13...Helped the Blackcats to a runner-up finish in 2009-10 and a third place finish in 2010-11 in the Indiana State Championships...Was a standout in basketball, finishing as a First Team All-Conference and All-South Region member in 2011-13...Led the team to a 26-5 record in 2013.

Personal: Son of Julie and Shawn Tripp...Has one sister, Brenni Jo...Selected in the 38th round of the 2016 MLB Draft by the Atlanta Braves...Also recruited by Belmont, Eastern Illinois, Austin Peay and Louisiana Monroe among others...Plans to pursue a degree in Exercise Science...His dad played baseball at Southeast Missouri State and the Kentucky Rifles of the Frontier League...His uncle played basketball for John A. Logan College...Favorite book is The Hunger Games...Favorite professional athlete is LeBron James.