2012: Appeared in five games out of the bullpen for the Crusaders...worked a scoreless inning of relief against Winthrop on Mar. 12th...tossed a perfect 9th inning to close the door on a 12-5 win over Grace at home on Apr. 9th.
2011: Made eight appearances as a sophomore for the Crusaders, all in relief ... posted a 2.35 ERA while opponents hit just .226 ... had three straight scoreless outings in April and May ... named to Horizon League’s Fall and Spring Academic Honor Rolls ... earned Valparaiso University Student-Athlete Presidential Academic honors.
2010: Appeared in one game in first season with the Crusaders … tossed two innings against Youngstown State (May 14) in collegiate debut … allowed one run while striking out three and walking none.
Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Trojans ... an Honorable Mention All-State selection as a senior ... a three-time First Team All-Rock Valley Conference pick ... named RVC Player of the Year in 2009 ... earned First Team All-District accolades as a senior after being selected to the Second Team as a junior ... an Honorable Mention All-District pick in 2007 ... set the school’s innings pitched record ... led team to a 68-20 record over four seasons ... a member of National Honor Society ... also lettered in basketball.
Personal: Mike is the son of Norm and Nancy Jacobs ... major is civil engineering ... Academic All-Conference 2010-12 ... College of Engineering Dean's List Spring 2011 & 2012 ... Presidential Academic Honors ... long-time volunteer with Habitat for Humanity ... actively involved with Valparaiso Nazarene Church ... born April 23, 1991.