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35 Jack DeGroat

Class: Junior Position: RHP Height: 6-3 Weight: 195 Previous School: Loudoun Valley HS Hometown: Purcellville, Va.

2017 (So.)

  • Made a team-high 23 appearances with two starts
  • Posted a 1-2 record with four saves and a 2.33 ERA over 38 2/3 innings
  • Struck out a team-high 58 and walked 24
  • Earned first collegiate save, retiring the side in the ninth in a 5-4 win over Kentucky (2/22)
  • Struck out five in 2 2/3 innings of relief against Kansas State at Lexington County vs. Cancer (2/26)
  • Closed out a 5-2 win at North Carolina with two strikeouts in the ninth for third save of year (4/18)
  • Earned a save in win at Gardner-Webb (4/21)
  • Pitched four scoreless innings to record the win in an 8-6 victory over VCU (5/14)
  • Received first start of season against Presbyterian (5/19)
  • Allow one hit and struck out a career-high 13 over six innings in Game 5 of the 2017 Big South Baseball Championship (5/26)
  • Selected to play in the 2017 Cape Cod League All-Star Game as member of the Chatham Anglers

 

2016 (Fr.)

  • 2016 Big South All-Tournament team member
  • Made 16 appearances with 12 starts
  • Posted a 4-4 record with a 4.02 ERA over 71 2/3 innings
  • Struck out 65 and walked 36
  • Recorded the win in his first collegiate appearance with 3 2/3 innings of scoreless relief in 4-0 win at USF (2/20)
  • Struck out six during three scoreless innings of relief in game two of a doubleheader versus Kent State (3/19)
  • Pitched six scoreless innings, scattering three hits, to record the win in a 3-0 victory at Campbell (4/17)
  • Allowed two runs over 6 2/3 innings, striking out seven to pick up the win in 7-2 victory over Radford (5/14)
  • Pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing one hit, while striking out a career-high nine in a 6-1 win over High Point in Game 1 of the 2016 Big South Baseball Championship (5/24)
  • Gave up one run on three hits over eight innings in Big South Baseball Championship title game versus 2016 National Champion Coastal Carolina (5/28)

 

Prep

  • Graduate of Loudoun Valley High School
  • 2015 Virginia 3A State Player of the Year and Regional Player of the Year
  • Selected 2014-15 All-USA Virginia Baseball Team
  • Second team All-Washington D.C. Metro in 2015
  • First team all-state, all-region and all-district first team as a senior
  • 2015 Loudoun County Sports Player of the Year and Athlete of the Spring
  • A teammate of Flames outfielder Sam Urban, the two led Loudoun Valley to the 2014 3A State title and 2015 3A State title game
  • Posted a 10-0 record with a 0.38 ERA and 119 strikeouts over 72 innings in 2015

 

Personal

  • Son of Laura and Carl DeGroat
  • Majoring in Sport Management
  • Birthday is Nov. 29