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Jake Marasco

Position IF
Height 6'3''
Weight 208 lbs.
Class Junior
Hometown Wichita, Kan.
High School Maize HS

Career Honors and Awards:

  • Two-time Academic All-Big 12 First Team (2010; 2011)
  • Ron MacDonald Coaches Award (2010)
  • Six-time Athletic Directors Honor Roll (Fall, 2008; Spring, 2009; Fall, 2009; Fall, 2010; Spring, 2011; Fall 2011)
  • Six-time Big 12 Commissioners Honor Roll (Fall, 2008; Spring, 2009; Fall, 2009; Fall, 2010; Spring, 2011; Fall 2011)
  • College of Liberal Arts Honor Roll (Fall, 2008)
  • 2008-09 Jayhawk Scholar

2012 (Senior): Tabbed First Team Academic All-Big 12 for the third time in his career … Played in 52 games, including 47 starts at first base … Batted .232 with seven doubles and 10 RBIs … Recorded nine multi-hit games … Hit .364 (16-for-44) against left-handed pitching … Batted .364 (24-for-66) with three doubles and 11 runs scored in March games … Matched a career high four hits, including a double and a stolen base, against North Dakota (March 6) … Matched that with a 4-for-4 effort in Big 12 opener at Baylor (March 23) … Went 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored to lead team to first conference win of the season over Texas Tech (March 31) … Collected two hits and a RBI in win over Kansas State (April 25) … Went 2-for-2 with an RBI-double against Air Force (May 4).

Summer 2011:Played for the Rochester Honkers of the Northwoods League … Manager was Stefan McGovern … Teammate of current Jayhawk Jordan Jakubov.

2011 (RS-Sophomore): Played in 53 games, making 52 starts … Started 40 games at third base and 12 as the designated hitter … Hit .286 with nine doubles, two homers and 23 RBIs … Scored 27 runs and recorded a .360 on-base percentage … Hit .359 (14-for-39) against left-handed pitching … Reached base 23 times in 50 plate appearances (.460) when leading off an inning … Second on the team with 11 two-out RBIs … Led team with 16 multi-hit games … Went 3-for-4 with a double against Southern Utah (March 1) … Blasted first collegiate home run against Eastern Michigan (March 11) … Hit safely in nine-straight games (March 5-March 20) … Hit .338 (24-for-71) during the month of March … Went 2-for-3 with a homer and two runs scored at Iowa (April 12) … Collected a career-high four RBIs against Alabama A&M (May 14).

Summer 2010: Played for the Valley Center Diamond Dogs of the Walter Johnson League … Head coach was Pat Hon.

2010 (RS-Freshman):Named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team … Selected KU[apos]s Ron MacDonald Coach[apos]s Award winner … Hit .273 with 12 doubles and 19 runs scored … Hit .319 in away contests … Recorded seven multi-hit games … Hit safely in eight-straight games (Feb. 26-March 20) … Collected a career-high four hits and two doubles against Iowa (March 7) … Recorded a pair of hits at Baylor (March 28) … Hit safely in seven-straight games (April 20-May 2) … Went 2-for-2 with a pair of doubles and three runs scored at Wichita State (April 27) … Recorded a go-ahead RBI in the 11th inning at Oklahoma State (May 1).

2009 (Freshman): Played in 13 games, making 12 starts in left field … Collected his first collegiate hit in season-opener against Air Force (Feb. 20) … Went 1-for-3 with an RBI against North Dakota (March 3) … Went 2-for-4 with a triple and an RBI against Northwestern (March 6) … Injured in mid-March.

High School: Lettered four years in baseball for head coach Rocky Helm … Named first team all-league three years at two different positions, first base and third base … Tabbed first team All-State 6A two times as well as an all-metro selection … Team won a state championship in 2005 and was the runner up the following season … Batted .448 with 13 doubles and 33 RBIs in 23 games senior year … Also lettered four years in football and twice in basketball … A two-time first team all-league and first team All-State 6A selection in football as well as an all-metro selection … A Wendy[apos]s High School Heisman State finalist … KAKE TV student Athlete of the Year…Maize male Athlete of the Year … A member of the National Honor Society and a Kansas Scholar Athlete.

Personal: Son of Mike and Carol Marasco … Brother, Matt, played baseball at Kansas State and Emporia State … Father, Mike, played baseball at Friends University … A business major.