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Jason Applegate
Jason  Applegate

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Columbus, N.J.

High School:
Hun School

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 205

Position:
RP

Birthdate:
09/03/1997

Experience:
JR

Bats/Throws:
R/R

On Applegate: Comes off a successful debut last season and is capable of earning a role out of the bullpen ... Has good movement on his pitches and can continue to develop as he gets more innings under his belt ... Will be one of the players to watch out of the Wildcats bullpen this season.

2016: Pitched in 17 games out of the bullpen and compiled a 4.05 ERA in 20.0 innings ... Allowed 20 hits and held opponents to a .253 batting average ... Was charged with 13 runs (nine earned) while walking nine and striking out 16 ... Gave up one home run to the 91 batters he faced ... Made his collegiate debut with a scoreless inning against Stetson ... Surrendered just one earned run on seven hits while striking out six over his first six appearances of the season between March 4 and April 6 ... Pitched two scoreless innings with three strikeouts against Hartford during that stretch; BIG EAST: Made eight relief appearances in BIG EAST action and pitched to a 6.10 ERA over 10 1/3 innings ... Allowed 11 hits and 11 runs (seven earned) with six walks and eight strikeouts ... League batters hit .262 against him ... Worked a season-high three innings and had three strikeouts at Xavier.

Club Baseball: Played for the Marucci Elite and NJ `9ers club teams ... His Marucci team won the World Wooten Bat Tournament in Fort Myers, Fla. ... Earned second team All-Northeast recognition from Perfect Game.

Hun School: Earned four varsity letters in baseball and two in basketball as a guard ... Pitched and played the outfield for the baseball team, and was selected as the 2015 Prep Player of the Year ... Three-time All-MAPL first team selection from his sophomore through senior seasons ... Two-time first team all-area choice as a junior and a senior ... Named a top player to watch in Mercer County by NJ.com and was selected as a preseason All-American by UnderArmour prior to his senior season ... Batted .325 during his scholastic career ... As a senior, compiled a 9-0 record and a 0.76 ERA to lead the MAPL in both categories ... Had the second-highest win total as a pitcher in school history ... Achieved Honor Roll status academically three times.

Personal: Born 9/3/97 in Columbus, N.J. ... Older of two sons of Robert and Diane Applegate ... Has a younger brother, Carson (13), and coaches his youth baseball and basketball teams ... Also enjoys playing the piano in his spare time ... Mother is a 1988 graduate from the Villanova College of Nursing ... Chose to attend Villanova for the opportunity to enroll in a renowned nursing program and also for the chance to play Division I baseball ... Nursing major.

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