8 - Jacob Hunter
Jacob Hunter
Height: 6-2
Weight: 190
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Tucson, Ariz.
High School: Salpointe
Previous College: Calhoun
Position: IF
Major: Political science
Bats/Throws: R/R

2013: Made 36 appearances with 33 starts, including 29 starts at first base and four as the designated hitter … Finished with a .336 batting average (41-for-122) with six doubles, a home run, 17 runs scored and eight RBIs … Recorded a .996 fielding percentage with team-highs in putouts (251) and chances (257) with five assists and just one error … Led Yale in batting average (.336), slugging (.410), on-base percentage (.391), hits (41), total bases (50), stolen bases (7), and was second on the team in runs scored (17), doubles (6), and home runs (1) … Recorded a team-high 12 multi-hit games, reaching base in a team-best 12 straight games and matched a team-best eight-game hitting streak.

2012: Primarily a second baseman, made 42 appearances with 42 starts (33 starts at second base), batting .234 (34 hits in 145 at-bats) with 10 doubles, a triple, two home runs, 18 RBIs and 20 runs scored. … Finish second on the team in doubles (10), home runs (2), RBIs (18), and stolen bases (6), fourth in slugging (.359), total bases (52), runs scored (20) and sacrifice bunts (4), and fifth in batting average (.234). … Defensively, recorded a .957 fielding percentage (101 assists, 78 putouts, 187 chances) with 27 double plays. … Went 2-for-3 with a home run, three RBIs and two runs scored in a 7-4 win over Sacred Heart on April 17. … Belted the game-winning double, going 3-for-5 with two doubles, a triple and two RBIs in a 5-4 win in 12 innings over Holy Cross on April 24. … Belted his second career home run, a three-run homer, in the ninth inning to rally Yale to a 10-8 win at Brown in the second game of a doubleheader, going a stellar 4-for-6 with a home run, two doubles, six RBIs and two runs scored in the victory. … Closed the season strong with a .354 average (23-for-65) over the final 18 games with two home runs, a triple, eight doubles and six of his nine multi-hit games.

2011: Appeared in 35 games with 34 starts, batting .300 (36 hits, 120 at-bats) with a .351 on-base percentage and .375 slugging percentage. … Belted nine doubles with 24 RBIs … Finished third on the team in RBIs (24), fourth in total hits (36), doubles (9), and sac bunts (3), and fifth in total bases (45). … Also made one relief appearance, allowing one hit and no runs.

Before Yale: Four-year letterman at Salpointe Catholic High School in Tucson, Az.  … As a junior, was voted the 5A Southern Arizona Player of the Year … Earned 5A First Team All-State and Junior Sunbelt All-Tournament Team honors as a shortstop and pitcher as a junior …  As a senior, was again selected to the 5A Southern Arizona First Team while garnering Second Team 5A All-State honors.

At Yale: Resident of Calhoun College. Political Science major.

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