5/18/04 Feature: A Learning Experience
General - Has a high ceiling of potential A big and strong pitcher with a good fastball that can run into the low 90's Excellent work ethic that should lead to success Impressive in fall performances Should be a high pick in the 2004 draft Previously selected by the Chicago Cubs in the 42nd round of the 2001 draft.
Cardinal Career - Has a 2-4 record and a 7.74 ERA in 39 appearances and nine starts, striking out 50 in 57.1 innings.
2004 Season Notes (Junior) - Has 24 strikeouts in 20.1 innings with a 1-0 record and 6.64 ERA Earned his only win of the season by throwing a career-high five innings and allowing one run in his start against Cal State Fullerton (2/1) Has appeared in 16 games with three starts.
2004 Individual Game Highlights/Notes (Junior)
5/30: Arizona State - ND, 1.0 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO
5/21: USC - ND, 1.0 IP, 2 SO
5/18: San Francisco - ND, 2.0 IP, 3 SO
5/16: at Arizona - ND, 0.1 IP
5/11: Santa Clara - ND, 1.0 IP, 1H, 3 SO
5/4: San Jose State - ND, 1.0 IP, 2 BB, 2 SO
5/1: Washington State - ND, 0.0 IP, 1 BB
4/20: Saint Mary's - ND, 2.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO
4/13: Santa Clara - ND, 2.0 IP, 2 H, 3 SO
4/8: at Oregon State - ND, 0.1IP, 1 SO
3/30: at San Jose State - ND, 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 SO
3/24: at Santa Clara - ND, 1.0 IP, 0 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO
3/7: at USC - ND, 2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO
2/15: Kansas - ND, 0.1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB
2/8: at Fresno State - ND, 0.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB
2/1: Cal State Fullerton - W, 5.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO ... career-high innings pitched
2003 Season Notes (Sophomore) - Posted a 1-0 record and a 5.19 ERA with seven strikeouts in 8.2 innings and nine appearances (one start) Gave up just one earned run in a 6.1 scoreless innings over four outings prior to allowing a pair of earned runs in 0.1 innings while making his postseason debut in the finale of the CWS Championship Series versus Rice Picked up his first career victory in his previous outing and first start of the season versus Saint Mary's (5/13), scattering three hits and a run with a season-best four strikeouts in a season-high 3.0 innings Recorded one out without giving up a run at San Jose State (5/6) as he was one of seven pitchers that blanked the Spartans, 3-0 Pitched 2.0 scoreless innings versus Santa Clara (4/29 - 2.0 IP, 1 BB) Tossed 1.0 scoreless frames versus Arizona (4/27 - 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 SO) Tossed 0.2 scoreless innings in his first two appearances at Cal State Fullerton (2/1) and versus Florida State (2/9).
2002 Season Notes (Freshman) - Began the season as the team's third starter before being moved to the bullpen after his first three starts Finished the season with an 0-4 record and an 8.26 ERA with 19 strikeouts in 28.1 innings Made 14 appearances and five starts Tossed 0.2 scoreless innings versus Arizona State (5/11) Pitched 3.0 innings at Santa Clara (5/7), scattering three hits and one run Threw a scoreless inning as the starter versus Sacramento State (4/24) Also pitched well at Washington (4/20 - 2.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO), versus Saint Mary's (4/16 - 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 SO) and against San Jose State (4/9 - 4.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO) Tied a career-high by pitching 4.1 innings at USC (4/13) Suffered the team's first three losses as the third starter in the rotation versus Cal State Fullerton (2/3), at Florida State (2/10) and at Fresno State (2/16) Charged with his fourth and final loss in a start at San Jose State (5/1) Pitched well at Florida State (2/10) with a career-high six strikeouts in a career-high-tying 4.1 innings.
High School - A 2001 graduate of Diamond Bar High School Named a Preseason Second Team All-American by Baseball America as a senior Posted a 19-6 record on the mound in his final three prep seasons Named to the All-Sierra League team in baseball three times (1999-2001) and in basketball twice (2000-01) Twice selected to the All-Area Inland Valley/San Gabriel Valley team in both baseball and basketball as a junior and senior Captain of high school baseball and basketball teams Led baseball squad to a Sierra League championship as a junior and basketball squad to a league title in his senior year Member of high school honor roll all four years Coached in baseball by Rich Gonzales.
Amateur Summer Baseball - Played briefly in the summer of 2003 for the Hyannis Mets of the Cape Cod League, striking out five in 3.1 innings and recording an 8.10 ERA without a decision in two relief appearances Spent the summer of 2002 with Hyannis as well, going 0-1 with a 4.30 ERA and striking out 17 batters in 14.2 innings, appearing in seven games with one start Played three years with the Orange County Cardinals in a Connie Mack League Won a bronze medal with the 2000 USA Baseball Junior National Pan American team Won a gold medal with the 1999 USA Baseball Youth National squad A member of the 1998 Diamond Bar Senior Little League World Series champions.
Personal - Son of Rick and Pam Jecmen Interests include music and film.
Career Game Highs
IP - 5.0, vs. Cal State Fullerton (2/1/04)
SO - 6, at Florida State (2/10/02)
2004 Season Highs
IP - 5.0, vs. Cal State Fullerton (2/1/04)
SO - 3, five times, last vs. San Francisco (5/18/04)
Last Updated: 9/30/04