Jason began his baseball career playing in the El Dorado Recreation League before transitioning to Wichita's Westurban League where he played on several successful teams and made numerous NBC Little League World Series tournament appearances. The highest finish in the national tournament was second place, losing to the Lexington, KY All-Stars. During that season, Jason played on two different teams in two different leagues. There wasn't a day during the week when he wasn't playing baseball somewhere.
Jason joined the Varsity baseball team for the Wildcats as a sophomore spending time at third base, shortstop, catcher and pitcher. While this would be the norm for the rest of his playing time at EHS, the bulk of his efforts were behind the plate. His records include a career batting average of .412 which is second, only .001 from first. He also ranks 4th in career home runs (6), 2nd in career doubles (21) and tied for 6th in career RBI's (50).
Patty also ranks highly in several single season batting marks. His single season batting averages of .464 and .459 rank 5th and 6th respectively. Jason is tied for 3rd in single season home runs (4) and ranks 2nd in doubles (12). Jason's single season RBI total of 25 is tied for 7th with fellow Hall of Fame inductees Brian Morrow and Todd Hinnenkamp. In addition, he had the next highest single season RBI mark (23).
Jason was a two-time All Ark Valley selection, first in 1999 as Honorable Mention third base and again in 2000 as First Team utility. Patty led the 2000 Wildcats to a 4A Regional Championship and an appearance in the 4A State Tournament.
After high school, Patty accepted a scholarship offer to play for Allen County Community College which had just appeared in the NJCAA World Series. After one season at Allen, Jason received a scholarship to play for the Baker University Wildcats in the Heart of America Conference. At Baker, Jason transitioned to a full-time third baseman and designated hitter while also being named a scholar athlete. In his final season at Baker, Jason was named 2nd team all-conference with a .407 batting average and 9 home runs. Patty was also the team's closer that season converting 9 out of 10 save attempts.
Jason and his wife, Gretchen, reside in El Dorado with their four children, Alyssa, Brookelyn, Blake and Logan. Before starting a family, Jason was an assistant coach for El Dorado High School for four years.
- 1999 Ark Valley League Honorable Mention Third Baseman
- 2000 Ark Valley League 1st Team Outfielder