Jacob Rosenkranz

#12 Jacob Rosenkranz

Pos. RHP
Ht. 6-5
Wt. 190
Yr. Jr.
Hometown Lincolnshire, Ill.
High School (Prev. School) Stevenson

2023 Valparaiso University Male Performance of the Year (ARC Awards) 

2023: Logged 28 2/3 innings while compiling a 2-2 record… Made 12 appearances and had two starts… Walked 10 while striking out 20… Pitched Valpo to a 6-1 victory at No. 22 Southern Miss on March 10, yielding one run on just two hits in six innings to pick up the win. He walked only one and notched three strikeouts, needing only 60 pitches to get through six frames in just his second collegiate start… Earned the Valparaiso University Performance of the Year (ARC Awards) for that outing, as Southern Miss marked the highest-ranked opponent Valpo has defeated since 2013… Named MVC Pitcher of the Week on March 13 after the victory over Southern Miss.

2022: Logged 18 2/3 innings and struck out eight while walking three over 12 appearances out of the Valpo bullpen... Finished the season with a 5.79 ERA and if you take out March 13 at SEMO and April 10 vs. Indiana State, he had a 1.84 ERA over his other 10 games... Worked a scoreless inning on March 19 at Murray State and did the same on March 29 vs. Purdue Fort Wayne before logging two scoreless on April 5 vs. Milwaukee... Started a new stretch of scoreless ball on April 12 at Eastern Illinois, when he began a sequence of four straight outings spanning 4 1/3 innings without yielding a run during which he permitted just two hits... Worked two clean innings on May 15 vs. Bradley in his final appearance of the season.

2021: Made 13 appearances including one start… Notched nine strikeouts in 14 innings of work… Had three straight scoreless outings on April 1 (at DBU), April 24 (vs. SIU) and April 27 (at No. 8 Notre Dame) and did not allow any hits in three total innings during that stretch… Worked two scoreless frames and yielded just one hit in Game 2 of a May 8 doubleheader at Bradley.

2020: Made five appearances out of the bullpen during the COVID-19 shortened season… Had an ERA of 3.52 that was fourth on the team… Logged 7 2/3 innings while walking three and striking out three… Made his collegiate debut with a scoreless inning on Feb. 15 at Western Kentucky and followed with a scoreless frame on Feb. 23 at No. 3 Louisville… Heaved a scoreless inning on March 11 at Alabama State in what proved to be his final appearance of the season.

Before Valpo: Named the NSC Ace of the Month in May 2019… Earned a spot on the Lake County all-area team in 2019 after becoming an all-conference runner-up… Earned three varsity letters in baseball…. Also achieved two letters in swimming, receiving all-state and All-American recognition during the 2016-17 season… Played travel baseball with the Chi-Town Cream (2019) and Top Tier (2018)… Was a Perfect Game All-American Honorable Mention and named to a Perfect Game All-Tournament Team.

Personal: Son of Germaine and Stuart Rosenkranz… Has two brothers, Maxwell and Brady and one sister, Claire… Majoring in sports management… Birthday is Nov. 2… Lived in Texas for 13 years… Enjoys spending time with his family, golfing and with friends… Favorite food is Lou Malnati’s Pizza, movie is Field of Dreams, pro baseball team is the St. Louis Cardinals, MLB player is Chris Carpenter, musical groups are Darius Rucker, AC/DC, Daughtry and Nickelback, TV show is Breaking Bad.