Patrick, from Burlingame, Calif., enjoyed a stellar spring at Santa Barbara City College. He led the team in games played (39), at-bats (149), runs scored (28), hits (54), doubles (14), runs batted in (35), and stolen bases (32). He hit .362 and fashioned a .947 ops (.510 slugging and .437 on-base percentage). The Vaqueros tied Ventura for the Western State Conference North Division title – the program’s third crown in the last five seasons – with a 13-7 record. Santa Barbara moved on to the California Community College Athletic Association Southern Cal Regional against Glendale. Caulfield went-3-for-4 with four runs, two RBIs, and five thefts as the Vaqueros rolled to a 10-4 victory in the opener of the three-game series. Glendale, however, rebounded to win the next two games and Santa Barbara’s season ended with a 24-15 mark.
Patrick – a business major who attended Serra High School, which can claim Tom Brady, Barry Bonds, and 75 Major League Baseball draft picks as alumni – posted a .328 batting average (22-for-67) in 16 games for Walla Walla in 2018. He had four extra-base hits (three doubles, one triple) and three RBIs for the Sweets. “My experience as a Walla Walla Sweet in 2018 helped me get to the next level of my career,” Caulfield said. “Being a junior college guy, I was able to surround myself with Division I talent from great programs across the country and got to learn new things from them inside the locker room and on the field.”
Caulfield said he is excited for what lies ahead this summer, “especially to play in front of the big (crowds) at Borleske Stadium – which (are) incredible to play in front of.”
Patrick was a .303 hitter in 2018 for Santa Barbara with a .749 ops (.377 slugging, .372 on-base) before venturing to Walla Walla.
Patrick’s father Phil is a mortgage broker and his mother is employed as a nurse. Both played sports at Burlingame High School – his dad played baseball and basketball. His mom was a runner. Patrick’s brother Tommy pitched NCAA Division I baseball for the University of San Francisco Dons of the West Coast Conference and currently plays for an independent
organization in northern California. Another brother, Philip, suited up for Loyola Marymount University and was chosen in the 32nd round of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft by the Washington Nationals. He is
currently in the A division. Yet another sibling, Shannon, graduated from the University of California.
Caulfield, a self-proclaimed “sandwich connoisseur,” spends spare time going to the beach, surfing, playing spike ball, and playing pickup basketball.
Patrick, who says he can’t live without a blender, enjoys steak, fish, and sweet potatoes.
Patrick Caulfield is from Burlingame, California and is currently attending Santa Barbara City College.