Jon Tieman

#28 Jon Tieman

POS. RHP
B/T R/R
HT. 6-1
WT. 180
YR. Fr.
HOMETOWN Crystal Lake, Ill.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL) Prairie Ridge

2017 Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Freshman All-American
2017 Horizon League All-Freshman Team

2017: Made 20 appearances and four starts during his freshman season... Shared the team lead in wins by going 4-1 and held the team watermark in strikeouts (51) and saves (7)... His seven saves puts him in a tie for eighth in program history in career saves after less than a full season as the team's closer... Made his collegiate debut on Feb. 17 at Western Kentucky... Nailed down his first career save on Feb. 19 at Western Kentucky... Made his first career start and picked up his first win on April 21 at Northern Kentucky, allowing thee runs and striking out seven in 5 2/3 innings... Fanned a season-high 11 while allowing one earned run over seven innings in his first Emory G. Bauer Field start on May 5 vs. Youngstown State, a 6-2 victory... Came within one out of a complete game on May 13 at Milwaukee, earning the win with 8 2/3 frames of four-run (two earned) ball... One of a league-high three Crusaders on the Horizon League all-freshman team, helping the Crusaders extend their streak of multiple all-freshman team honorees to seven straight years... Became the first Crusader named a freshman All-American since shortstop Spencer Mahoney in 2012... Enters the 2018 season as one of three MVC players who were Freshman All-American a year ago, joining Bradley's Brendan Doherty and Illinois State's John Rave. 

Prep: Three-year letter winner at Prairie Ridge High School… Northwest Herald Player of the Year 2016, Northwest Herald first-team all-area 2016, Fox Valley Conference all-conference 2016, academic all-state 2016… Most Valuable Pitcher 2016… Was also a three-year letter winner in football, where he was the defensive MVP in 2014, Fox Valley Conference all-conference 2014 and 2015, Northwest Herald first-team all-area 2014-2015, academic all-state 2014-2015, Prairie Ridge High School Athlete of the Year 2015-2016 and a captain 2014-2015… Played travel baseball for Wolves Baseball (2013-2015)… Played in the Perfect Game at St. Xavier Tournament in 2015… MVP of Decatur Tournament in 2015… 2013-2016 National Honor Society… Honor roll all four years… Merit Commended Scholar in 2016, D.A.R. Citizenship Award 2016.

Personal: Son of Larry and Sharon Tieman… Brothers are Andrew and Philip… Has lived in Missouri, Georgia and Illinois… Favorite food is pizza… Favorite movie is Remember the Titans… Favorite professional baseball team is the St. Louis Cardinals… Favorite MLB Player is Albert Pujols… Favorite Musical group is Florida Georgia Line… Born on Oct. 30, 1997… Majoring in business.