Georgia Tech baseball's 2018 season preview series of Around The Diamond concludes with the bullpen
Georgia Tech baseball's season preview segment Around The Diamond continues with the starting pitchers
Georgia Tech baseball will hold its annual White vs. Gold World Series starting this Friday
Georgia Tech baseball had a number of Jackets compete this summer in a number of summer league across the nation
Georgia Tech baseball will have a number of guys playing across the nation this summer
2017 (Sophomore): Made 16 appearances with six starts on the mound for the Jackets for the season … Stepped into the weekend rotation late in the year … Went 4-2 with a 6.10 ERA … His four wins were the third-most on the team … Threw 51.2 innings and struck out 30 batters …Struck out a season-high five batters twice – at No. 7 Auburn (April 4) and versus Pitt (May 8) … Registered two quality starts on the season … Recorded his first complete game win at Duke on Mother’s Day (May 14), throwing a career-high 109 pitches in the win … Made his first start of the season at Miami (Mar. 12) …Also made starts at Notre Dame (April 9) and in the home win versus Mercer (April 18) … Surrendered two runs on five hits and struck out five batters over 7.0 innings to pick up the win versus Pitt (May 8) … Threw a complete game, allowing two earned runs on five hits while striking out four to get the win at Duke (May 14) … Picked up his first win of the year with 4.1 scoreless innings out of the bullpen in the road win at No. 7 Auburn (April 4) … Also earned the win with 3.2 scoreless innings out of the bullpen in the third game of the three-game series at Virginia Tech (April 25) … Also threw 3.0 scoreless innings out of the bullpen in Tech’s series-opening win versus Belmont (Mar. 3) … Pitched a scoreless inning versus No. 5 Clemson (April 2) and 1.1 scoreless innings against Georgia (April 25) … Allowed just one run and struck out three batters in 6.0-plus innings out of the Tech bullpen in the series-opener versus No. 2 Louisville (April 13) … Started and went 2.2 innings in the extra-innings loss to Miami (May 23) at the 2017 ACC Championship.
2016 (Freshman): Made 19 appearances with seven starts in his rookie campaign ... Was 3-3 with one save and a 6.80 ERA in 45.0 innings ... First 11 appearances all came in a relief role ... Made his collegiate debut on Feb. 20 vs. Western Michigan, allowing one hit with one strikeout in a shutout frame ... Earned his first career save on Feb. 24 in a 16-inning marathon at Georgia Southern ... Notched his first career win in relief on March 5 vs. Western Carolina, allowing two hits with two strikeouts in 3.0 scoreless innings ... Made his first career start on April 20 at Georgia State where he allowed two runs on four hits in 5.0 innings to earn his second win on the year ... Made his first ACC start on April 24 at No. 21 Clemson, allowing two runs on four hits in 4.0 innings while not factoring into the decision ... Went a career-long 6.0 innings en route to his third victory of the season on May 1 vs. No. 15 Coastal Carolina ... Struck out a career-high six batters while limiting UConn to one hit in 4.1 innings of relief work on June 3 at the NCAA Regionals ... Wore jersey No. 42 on the season.
Before Tech: Four-year letterwinner at Whitewater High School under head coach Rusty Bennett ... Helped his team claim back-to-back region titles in 2014 and 2015 ... During his senior season, he posted an 11-2 record with 102 strikeouts and a 0.81 ERA ... Named the GHSA AAAA State Co-Pitcher of the Year and Region 5-AAAA Pitcher of the Year in 2015.
Personal: Full name is James Edward Lee, but goes by Jake ... Born May 8, 1997 in Fayetteville, Ga. ... Son of James and Debbie Lee ... Chose Tech because of the baseball program, academics and its proximity to home ... Majoring in business administration.