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Senior Spotlight: Jameson Jacobs

posted May 9, 2015, 7:34 AM by Unknown user

Alyssa Miller

Senior starter for the Van Buren Black Knights Varsity Baseball team, Jameson Jacobs, is excited for the remainder of his season as a first baseman.  Normally Jacobs’ position is pitcher and shortstop but due to a shoulder injury, he is now playing first base.

In his junior season, Jacobs hit .440 with 10 doubles and 23 RBIs.  In pitching he went 4-2 with one save and a 1.9 ERA.

Jacobs says he is looking forward to the rest of the BVC games because “we are on track to win the league but we cannot lose again.”

Knowing this is Jacobs last opportunity to win the BVC and make a deep tournament run, it puts more pressure on the games but also makes them more exciting.

The most rewarding part about playing baseball to Jacobs is competing with his teammates who all share a common goal of victory.  He will miss his teammates most because “I have been playing with them since I came to Van Buren in first grade.”

Along with baseball, Jacobs participated in varsity football, varsity basketball, National Honor Society, and Mr. Daniel’s Robotics team.  His hobbies include spending time with his family and friends.

Jacobs is undecided in where he wants to go to college but has it narrowed down to the University of Findlay, Ohio Dominican University, Heidelberg University, or Tiffin University. All four schools are looking at him to play college baseball.

For his choice of major, Jacobs is interested in pharmacy.  “It seems like a great job and I get the opportunity to make other people feel better,” he says.

Favorite sports team: Cleveland Indians

Best high school memory: Being the first Van Buren football team to make the state playoffs and win the BVC.

If you had a boy band, what would it be called? The Squad

Who is your biggest role model? Coach Masters because the way he approaches everyday life is remarkable.

What is most difficult about playing baseball? Hitting a baseball is the most difficult thing.  In any sport, its the only thing you can fail at 70% of the time and still be an all-star.