Brett Jacobson - Baseball - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#21 Brett Jacobson Season 2007-08


Class Junior
Height 6'6"
Weight 205 LBS
Hometown Carefree, Ariz.
High School Cactus Shadows

Coach Corbin Quote: Brett is a very important part of our team. He[apos]s taken on a roll like Bushmann (Matt) and Price (David) did in the past, and I think he thrives on it. He might be our most versatile pitcher because he can start and close a game. He[apos]s comfortable in either roll and will pitch some very important innings for us.

2007: 6-3 with a 3.15 ERA and 58 strikeouts in 74.1 innings … Pitched in three games (all against Michigan) in the NCAA tournament, allowing one earned run in 6.1 innings with three strikeouts and two walks. Gave up two unearned runs in five innings of two-hit releif to pick up sixth win against Michigan (6/3). Lost to the Wolverines (6/2) the previous day after giving up one run in 0.2 innings of relief … Picked up save in SEC tournament title game against Arkansas (5/27). Gave up two hits in 2.1 innings with two strikeouts … Charged with the loss after giving up four runs on seven hits in five innings of work in start against Tennessee (5/23) … Gave up a run in two-thirds of an inning of relief against LSU (5/19) … Threw an inning of two- hit scoreless relief against Auburn (5/11) … Pitched two scoreless innings of one-hit relief against Georgia (5/5) … Gave up three runs, one earned, on three hits in three innings in start against Tennessee Tech (4/25) … Pitched 1.2 innings of two-hit scoreless relief against Tennessee (4/21) … Struck out one with no walks and has not picked up a decision in is last three outings … Gave up three runs on career high eight hits in four innings against Belmont (4/11) … Threw four innings of six-hit shutout ball in start against Austin Peay (4/4) with three strikeouts and a walk … Picked up the win against Middle Tennessee (3/28), allowing two runs on four hits in five innings of work with five strikeouts and a walk … Took the loss in shortest outing of the season against Arkansas (3/25). Gave up three runs on five hits with two strikeouts and a walk … Struck out a season-best seven hitters in 5.2 innings in no decision versus Ole Miss (3/18). Allowed two earned runs with no walks… Beat Illinois-Chicago allowing just one earned run in six innings with five strikeouts… Ran record to 3-0 with seven shutout innings versus Xavier (3/04) after striking out six and walking one… Earned second win throwing five no-hit shutout innings with four strikeouts versus Ohio on 2/16… Started the third game of the Houston College Classic against Baylor (2/11) and picked up the win with 6.2 innings allowing one earned run while striking out six … Went 2-3 with a 4.15 ERA for Harwich in the Cape Cod League over the summer. Struck out 52 with 18 walks in 43.1 innings.

2006: Finished with a 2-0 record and 4.20 ERA in six games pitched … Made two starts on the year and won both … Made two appearances in SEC play and gave up four runs on three hits in two innings of work … Gave up two runs on a hit in an inning of relief against Tennessee (5/5) … Allowed two runs on two hits in an inning in the second game of a doubleheader against Alabama (4/22) … Gave up two runs, one earned, on three hits in five innings in winning start against Lipscomb (4/12) … Was one of nine pitchers to contribute to Vanderbilt[apos]s school record of 38.2 consecutive scoreless innings (span of five games from 3/18-3/25) … Pitched an inning of scoreless relief against Belmont (3/22) … Picked up first collegiate win in start against Butler (3/15), gave up two runs on four hits with career high nine strikeouts and a walk in six innings … Walked three with a strikeout in an inning of work in his first career outing against Tennessee Tech (2/22).

High School: Was the 12th ranked pro prospect in the nation by Baseball America … Named the Gatorade Arizona High School Player of the Year at Cactus Shadows High School … Was an EA Sports All-American … Selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 11th round … Named All-Arizona Baseball Player of the Year by The Arizona Republic… Also was the Scottsdale Republic[apos]s All-Northeast Valley Baseball Player of the Year … Played in the Playstation All-American game … Went 10-1 and allowed only nine earned runs, 16 walks and struckout 100 in 74 1/3 innings pitched … Also led his team with a .427 average and was second on the team with eight homers and 33 RBI … Was the Team MVP in both his junior and senior years … Also an all-state selection as a junior … Picked up first team all-region and all-state honorable mention plaudits in basketball … Baseball team made state semifinals and regional championships three consecutive years … Lettered in baseball and basketball for three years … Baseball team captain as a senior and basketball captain as a junior and senior … Also named a scholar athlete and was on the honor roll all eight semesters of high school.

Personal: Brett S. Jacobson … Born 11/9/86 …. Son of Michael and Barbara Jacobson … Has a brother, Gus, and a sister, Maggie… One of his nicknames is ‘Turkey’ … Brother plays baseball for Western Michigan; sister plays volleyball at Oberlin College … Favorites include the movie The Punisher, Justin Verlander, Tiger Woods, Dolph Lundgren, Law and Order SVU … One person, dead or alive, that he would love to have dinner with is Ronald Reagan … Considers Nolan Ryan to be the greatest player of all-time.