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Jake Niezen
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Jake  Niezen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
San Luis Obispo, Calif.

High School:
San Luis Obispo HS

Last College:
Cuesta CC

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 190

Position:
RHP


05/27/2018

WCU's Tournament Run Comes to a Close with 10-2 Loss to No. 5 Mercer

Will Prater and Cameron Blaquiere tally three hits apiece in season-ending loss

05/19/2018

Catamount Baseball Drops Two to VCU in Forest City

WCU travels to SoCon tournament on Tuesday morning

05/15/2018

Eastern Kentucky Pulls Away from Western Carolina, 10-5

WCU continues Kentucky road swing Wednesday at Morehead State

05/14/2018

Thirty-Five Student-Athletes Participate in Spring Commencement

Nine Catamounts graduate with honors; four summa cum laude

05/13/2018

Late Inning Rally Leads Samford over WCU on Senior Day

Catamounts homer three times in series finale

2018 (Senior): Made a team-high 27 appearances, each coming in relief out of the bullpen … Threw 36.1 innings with a 7.68 ERA and a 1-1 overall record … Struck out 25 against 19 walks, recording strikeouts in 17 of his 27 appearances … Threw at least one inning in 20 of his 27 appearances including two-or-more innings eight times including a career-long of 3.1 innings against Canisius (Feb. 23) in game two of a doubleheader … Struck out a career-high four against Canisius … Only allowed two runs through his first seven appearances on the season over 11.2 innings of work … Made three appearances in the SoCon Tournament including a two and two-thirds inning relief appearance out of the bullpen in the final game against Mercer (May 26).

2017 (Junior): Made 10 relief appearances out of the bullpen ... Tossed 12.1 innings, posting a 0-1 record with a 4.38 ERA ... Only allowed runs in two of his 10 appearances with just three of the 10 hits allowed going for extra bases ... Struck out seven on the season, recording at least one strikeout in six of his appearances ... Seven of his 10 appearances were an inning or shorter ... Tossed a WCU career-long 2.2 relief innings at Gardner-Webb (April 19) ... Named to the 2016-17 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll; Summer League: Returned home to pitch for the SLO Blues in the California Collegiate League ... Appeared in five games, tossing 12 innings with an 0-1 record and one hold ... Struck out 10 with just two walks, posting a 2.25 ERA.

Prior to Western Carolina: Transferred to WCU from Cuesta CC in California ... After redshirting a year, made four appearances last year with one start, tossing five and two-thirds innings ... Struck out five against two walks ... Played as a prep at San Luis Obispo High where he was an All-SLO County selection ... Played summer ball for his hometown SLO Blues alongside several returning Catamounts including RHP Korey Anderson and LHP Brendan Nail.

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Career Game Highs:
Innings Pitched: 3.1, CANISIUS-2 (2/23/18)
Strikeouts: 4, CANISIUS-2 (2/23/18)
Walks: 2, twice (MR: at Furman, 5/4/18)

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