Chad Jacob

#38 Chad Jacob

HT. 6-1
WT. 180
YR. Fr.
HOMETOWN Irvine, Calif.

2016: Appeared in 15 games - 14 starts - during an injury-riddled sophomore campaign...collected 11 hits - three doubles - and seven runs scored in 43 at-bats...laid down the game-winning squeeze bunt in his season debut in Valpo's 5-4 win over Northern Kentucky on March 18...scored and drove in a run versus Wright State (March 25) in the Crusaders' home opener...ripped a double and crossed the plate versus Ball State on March 29...worked a walk, picked up a hit and drove in a run on a sac fly versus Milwaukee on April 3...doubled and later scored in an 8-6 triumph over Illinois State (April 5)...registered a pair of hits and a run at Western Michigan (April 12)...went 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored, an RBI and a stolen base in the Crusaders' 11-0 shutout of the Golden Grizzlies in Rochester on April 16...was 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in Valpo's 10-6 victory at Chicago State (April 20).

2015: Named to Horizon League All-Freshman Team after batting .272 with six doubles and 14 runs scored in his rookie campaign with Valpo...played in 29 games including 24 starts on the infield...made his collegiate debut at San Diego State on Feb. 13...recorded his first career hit at Gardner-Webb (March 1) as part of a three-knock afternoon...walked and corked an RBI double the following day at Western Carolina in an 8-7 Crusader win...reached base four times, scored and drove in a run in Valpo's two-game sweep of Western Carolina on March 4...doubled, scored and drove in a run as part of a 2-for-6 day at USC Upstate (March 7)...touched home after reaching base a pair of times in the series finale at USC Upstate on March 8...doubled at Curtis Granderson Stadium versus UIC (March 13)...mixed the next six weeks with a hip flexor injury...returned with a vengeance at Oakland (April 25-26) to assemble a 5-for-11 series with a pair of doubles, two runs scored and two runs batted in...walked and scored in Valpo's 2-1 extra-inning win over Chicago State on April 28th...went 1-for-3 with a run scored at Northern Illinois (April 29)...doubled, scored and plated two versus Milwaukee (May 3)...tied a season-high for hits in a single game on May 5 with three versus Western Michigan...singled and later crossed the plate versus Youngstown State (May 10)...cracked a hit and scored versus Purdue (May 12)...tallied two hits in a 2-for-4 evening at Wright State (May 14)...walked and registered an RBI single versus the Raiders (May 15) the following day...reached base safely four times, drove in two and added a run scored to his stat sheet in Valpo's 8-0 victory over Youngstown State in the Horizon League Championship on May 20...scored two of the Crusaders' five runs while driving in one against UIC (May 21)...wrapped up a stellar first season with a 1-for-4 afternoon against Milwaukee (May 21) in the Horizon League Championship.

Prep: A three-time letterwinner for Tim Murray and the Warriors...was a two-time All-Pacific Coast League and All-City Irvine Team member (junior and senior seasons)...elected to the North vs. South Orange County All-Star game his senior year...recipient of the Ryan Lemmon Award in 2014...named to President's Honor Roll.

Personal: Chad is the son of David and Stephanie Jacob...has two sisters, Cassie (21) and Cydney (17)...majoring in finance...favorite movie is Prisoners...favorite baseball team is the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim...favorite food is steak...favorite musician is Macklemore...favorite baseball player is Troy Tulowitzki...hobbies outside of baseball include spike ball and enjoying life.