Jake Drehoff limits the Cougars to two hits over five innings.
Redshirted ... Played last summer for the Riverhead Tomcats of the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League in which he made the ACBL All-Star game ... Led the team with four saves to go along with a 1-3 record and a 1.67 earned run average ... Fanned 31 batters in 27 innings of work for the Tomcats ... Excelled in the classroom, earning President's List honors and Dean's List accolades once each during the year ... Collected Athletic Director Honor Roll accolades for the 2012 Fall semester ... Earned the C-USA Academic Medal and was also a member of the league's Commissioner's Honor Roll
Played at Ridgeland High School where he was picked to the 2011 Clarion-Ledger Dandy Dozen ... Named MVP of the state's Class 5A ... Led Ridgeland to the 2011 MHSAA Class 5A State Championship ... Threw a 3-hitter and struck out nine versus Long Beach as Titans won first state title ... Was 9-3 with 129 Ks in 86 2/3 innings (2.42 ERA) ... Helped lead the Titans to a class 5A North State championship with an 11-1 record and a 1.63 ERA as a junior ... In 66 innings of work he struck out 71 batters and walked only 16 ... Held opponents to a .180 batting average ... Fired seven complete games ... Batted .430 with five doubles, a pair of home runs, and 28 RBI at shortstop ... A two-time All-Metro pick
Son of Bob Johnson and Karen Johnson ... Majoring in Business Administration ... Born on January 14, 1993.