Patrick Bilgere returns to the Dallas Spirits as a seasoned veteran and as one of the club’s hardest hitters. Patrick is a utility man, capable of playing solid at any position, including positions around the infield and since the 2016 season, acting as both the Spirits (35+) and Spirits (45+) starting catcher.
Patrick brings clutch hitting and solid game knowledge to the ball club and can be relied upon for game scenario decisions as well as assisting in coaching when needed. Patrick hit .387 with 12 hits for the Spirits (35+) during 2017 and added a .361 average with 13 hits for the Spirits (45+) squad. Patrick tied for second on the SPirits (45+) squad with 13 runs scored, added 2 doubles and a triple to his resume, and finished third on the team with 12 runs batted in.
Bilgere played at both Bishop Lynch and Richardson Berkner High School and went on to play at the college level, performing as a two-time All-Conference player.
He stepped his game to the next level spending two years professionally playing in the Austrian Baseball League with the St. Peter Wild Boys as well as the Tullen Ravens. He later spent time as a high school coach at Jesuit College Preparatory in Dallas (5 years), and also with John Horn High School in Mesquite (2 years).
Home grown here in Dallas, Patrick is married to wife, Jennifer and resides with her as well as their 3 sons (Joey, Jack, and Payton) in downtown Dallas, TX.
Nickname: “Pat,” “Patrick,” “Bilgere”
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