Pacific Baseball Receives Five Commitments for 2014
Pacific head coach Ed Sprague announced five additions to his baseball program for the 2014 season, as pitchers John Jaeger, Jordon Gonzalez, Will Lydon, Danny Mayer and Jimmy Boras committed to the Tigers.
The quintet will join Pacific for the 2013-14 school year after completing their senior years of high school this spring.
RHP John Jaeger (6-1, 175) from Tracy High School broke the school record for wins last season as a junior, posting a 9-3 record. He totaled a 2.60 ERA with a pair of complete games, while striking out 65 in 59 innings. As a freshman, Jaeger tossed a perfect game. At the plate, he hit .375 last season with 20 RBI, 21 runs and three home runs. Jaeger will compete in the Goodwill Games in Australia this December.
Outfielder Jimmy Boras, a 5-10, 160-pound switch hitter out of Jesuit High in Sacramento. He was limited to just 12 at bats last season due to injury.
RHP Jordon Gonzalez (6-1, 180) Pittman High School in Turlock, Calif. Posted a pair of wins and a 3.41 ERA in 26 innings (striking out 23) before his season was cut short with an injury. Earned team MVP honors as a sophomore.
RHP Will Lydon (6-3, 180) from Tokay High School in Lodi, earned All-Tri-City Athletic League honors as a sophomore and junior. On the mound, her posted a 2.84 earned run average, striking out 67 in 56 innings, with four wins. At the plate, he hit .343 with 24 runs batted in and eight doubles.
RHP Danny Mayer (6-4, 225), out of Downers Grove South High School in Downers Grove, Illinois, hit .342 with six doubles and a pair of home runs for the Mustangs. On the mound for the Mustangs he tossed 12 innings, with a 1-0 record and 15 strikeouts. He also played for one of the premier travel teams in the midwest, the Top Tier Americans, for whom he was 8-1 with a 1.40 ERA on the mound and hit four homers.
The five will join the program for Pacific's first season in the West Coast Conference. The Tigers will begin their final season in the Big West Conference in February.