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Rose State College’s Jake Hamilton has finished the season as one of the top pitchers in the National Junior College Athletics Association (NJCAA), finishing the 2019 regular season leading the nation in both total strikeouts (137) and strikeouts per nine innings played (16.81). A national standout in his sophomore season at Rose, Hamilton has marked a 6-1 record on twelve total appearances and boasts an ERA of 2.71. Hamilton also pitched eight games with double-digit strikeouts this season, including an 8 2/3 innings outing against Seminole State College on April 11 where he recorded seventeen strikeouts.
Jake Hamilton, a 6-foot-4-inch, 200-pound sophomore from Durant, Oklahoma, comes from a baseball family. His father Scott was a right-handed pitcher at the University of Oklahoma before getting drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1986.
For his career, Hamilton has notched 187 strikeouts, with an average of 14.7 strikeouts per game and a career ERA of 4.96.
Hamilton recently signed a letter of intent to play for the Wichita State University Shockers next season.