Jon Tieman

#28 Jon Tieman

Pos. RHP
B/T R/R
Ht. 6-1
Wt. 200
Yr. So.
Hometown Crystal Lake, Ill.
High School (Prev. School) Prairie Ridge

2018 All-MVC Honorable Mention
2018 MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team
2017 Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Freshman All-American
2017 Horizon League All-Freshman Team

2018: Was Valpo’s Friday starting pitcher throughout the season, garnering five wins while making 15 starts and one relief appearance… Compiled 98 2/3 innings, the most on the team and third most in the Missouri Valley Conference… Led the team with 56 strikeouts, a total that ranked 15th in the conference… Was one of nine players in The Valley with 15 starts or more… Posted a 3.73 ERA in seven Missouri Valley Conference starts… Started the season by becoming the first Valpo underclassman pitcher to start on Opening Day since Bryce Shafer in 2009… Got the win on March 16 at Arkansas Pine Bluff after striking out seven and issuing no walks. The Crusaders didn’t allow any walks in that game, the first time they’d done that since April 23, 2017… Pitched Valpo to a 9-2 win over the school’s instate rival Butler on March 23. He yielded two runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out four in 7 1/3 innings. Tieman did not allow a run over the first seven innings and both runs charged to him scored after he had left the game. He sent down 11 straight batters from the third to the sixth. Tieman's outing came against Big East foe Butler, a team that entered that game with a 16-3 record… In the conference opener vs. Bradley, he left in position for the win but wound up with no decision after allowing three runs (two earned) on eight hits and two walks in seven innings… Took the loss after allowing six runs (three earned) in 7 1/3 innings on April 6 at Southern Illinois… Got no decision despite eight strong innings at Michigan State on April 13… Threw his first career complete game in a 7-2 win over Evansville on April 20. Scattered nine hits and permitted only two earned runs while racking up a season-high eight strikeouts… Allowed four earned runs and no walks in six innings on April 27 vs. DBU… Got no decision after allowing three runs in 6 1/3 innings against Missouri State on May 4… Threw a career-high 132 pitches in his second complete game of the season on May 11 at Illinois State, yielding just one run on eight hits and two walks to lift Valpo to a 2-1 victory. Gained his team-leading fifth victory of the season, surpassing his 2017 total of four wins, which tied for the team lead… Received no decision in his MVC Tournament start against host DBU, a game Valpo eventually won 13-10.

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 three 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.