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Height: 6' 3" Weight: 240 lbs
College Experience: University of Toledo
Resides: Napoleon, Ohio
Layne Schnitz-Paxton is playing his second season as a pro and second with the ThunderBolts in 2022. He signed on June 9, 2021 after finishing a five-year career at the University of Toledo. He was one of the Bolts' most reliable arms out of the bullpen the rest of the way with a 5.04 ERA overall in 24 games, including a 2.77 mark over his final 17 appearances.
As a senior for the Rockets, he went 7-2 with a 4.86 ERA and one save in 16 games (ten starts). He struck out 86 hitters in 70.1 innings. Schnitz-Paxton had his original senior season shortened due to the coronavirus pandemic in 2020 but he was named team captain prior to the season. He won 11 games total over his collegiate career and posted a 5.42 cumulative ERA in 57 games (35 starts). Layne attended Napoleon High School in Napoleon, Ohio.