Dylan Fontan Set to Sign With Jones College
BILOXI, Miss. — Dylan Fontan ’20 will sign to play baseball next year at Jones College on Thursday, March 12th in the school library at 3 p.m. The St. Patrick senior has been instrumental in the bullpen over his tenure with the Irish.
Fontan is 1-1 in the 2020 campaign with an ERA of 0.49. He should offer an immediate impact for the Bobcats as their pitchers currently have an average ERA of 8.75.
Off the mound and at the plate, Fontan’s batting average is a hefty .382 at this point in the season.
First-year head baseball coach, Tyler Buckley is no stranger to Fontan. Buckley coached Fontan as a seventh-grade student-athlete in 2015.
“We are ecstatic to see Dylan move on to the next level in his academic and baseball career to Jones College. Dylan is the definition of St. Patrick Baseball through his actions on and off the baseball diamond,” said Buckley.
This is the second athletic signing during the 2019-20 school year. Ray Frazier ’20 signed to play football at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College earlier this year. St. Patrick continues to educate scholars, train disciples, and support champions.
“Congratulations to Dylan on his well earned accomplishment in signing with Jones College. He is the epitome of what a St. Patrick student-athlete is, and we are proud of him and looking forward to his continued success on the diamond and in the classroom,” said Athletic Director, Trey Bailey.
St. Patrick Catholic High School is a faith-based, college preparatory high school in Biloxi, Mississippi and named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education in 2019. Established in 2007, St. Patrick is the premier secondary educational institution in South Mississippi and strives each day to Educate Scholars, Train Disciples, and Support Champions. St. Patrick is proud to report a 100% college matriculation rate, ACT and SAT scores that far exceed the state and national averages, and rich history of Catholic education founded in the traditional roots of our legacy schools of St. John High School, Mercy Cross High School, Notre Dame High School, and Sacred Heart Academy.