2019 — Started 23 games as Iowa’s designated hitter… hit .310 (26-of-84) with nine RBIs and four runs scored… had seven multi-hit games (four 2-hit, one 3-hit, two 4-hit)… returned to action and started against Nebraska (4/20)… missed series against Evansville (3/9-10), Indiana (3/22-24), Illinois (3/29-31), Rutgers (4/5-6), and Purdue (4/12-13) and was limited to pinch-hitting duties against Cal State Northridge (3/16-17) with a hamstring injury… hit .500 (7-of-14) in three-game series at Maryland (5/16-18)… went 2-for-4 in the series opener and 4-for-5 with a home run and double in the series finale (5/18)… went 2-for-4 with a double in series opener against Michigan State (5/10)… had a double, which led to the game-winning run in a 1-0 series-clinching victory over No. 18 UC Irvine (5/5)… had back-to-back two-hit games at No. 19 Oklahoma State (3/1)… had his first career multi-hit game, going 3-for-4 against Pittsburgh (2/16)… went 4-for-5 with two RBIs and a run scored at Hawaii (2/24).
At Johnson County CC (2017-2018) — First-Team All-East Jayhawk Conference selection and second-team All-Region VI honoree as a designated hitter as a freshman… received a medical redshirt as a sophomore… team captain both seasons… hit .382 (86-of-225) with 16 home runs, 14 doubles, one triple, 61 RBIs, and 53 runs in 2017… his 86 hits ranked fourth in the conference and 14th in the NJCAA… they were the most ever by a Johnson County CC freshman and the second-most in a single season in school history… the 14 doubles were second-most in school history and his 16 home runs were eighth… had 26 multi-hit games, the fifth-most in a single season, and had 18 multi-RBI games… had a five-hit effort in a 14-8 win over Hutchinson in the Region VI Tournament (5/13/17), tying a school record… had a six RBI game in a 16-5 win at Highland (4/8/17)… hit .564 (9-of-16) with a home run and four RBIs in the Region VI Tournament.
High School — Second-team all-state by the Kansas Association of Baseball Coaches and honorable mention all-state by HSP/Rivals.com as a sophomore… also earned honorable mention All-Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League honors… hit .490 with 24 hits and 17 RBIs… posted a .464 average with nin RBIs as a junior… member of the National Honors Society… academic all-league recipient… played club baseball for the Wichita Reds… high school coach was Joe Auer.
Personal — Born Jan. 29, 1998, in Wichita, Kansas… son of Al and Starla Padgett… has two siblings, Taylor and Tymber… cousin, B.J. Finney is an offensive lineman for the Pittsburgh Steelers and played collegiately at Kansas State… majoring in finance.