Power Hitting NCAA DIII C/1B/RF – 21 HR’s in 4 Seasons, Conference Player of the Year
Name: Jacob Bockelie
Weight: 195 lbs.
DOB: October 13, 1995
Date Available: October 1, 2019Will Pay Flight
Positions (alt): C, RF
College: Pacific Lutheran University
Former Conference player of the year and All-Region outfielder who can hit with power to all fields. Accumulated 18 HR’s in 2 year span and had .500 OBP and 1.100 OPS past two seasons. Was voted as captain senior year and won Career achievement award from the university for outstanding performance over time.
Abilities summary: DIII Power Hitter who can hit to all fields with power and patience.
|2015-2017||Coach/Intern||Rijo Athletics||Worked as a coach for athletes with wide range of skills from youth to high level high school and college athletes. Intern duties included customer service, social media marketing, and other jobs.|
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|2017||Pacific Lutheran University||37||123||20||41||8||0||3||19||18||12||1||0||.333||.434||.472|
|2018||Pacific Lutheran University||41||157||39||61||8||1||8||49||38||18||5||0||.389||.519||.605|
|2019||Pacific Lutheran University||42||145||40||48||12||0||10||42||41||32||6||1||.331||.497||.621|
Jacob is a great ball player, but more importantly he is a great person. He is one of the hardest working individuals that I have coached in 14 years at the college level. He experienced a great deal of success during his time at Pacific Lutheran University on and off the field and I believe that success was a direct result of his work ethic. Jacob was a team captain for his junior and senior years. On the field he earned player of the year honors for the Northwest Conference during the 2018 season and All West Region honors as well in the outfield. This year he earned first team all conference honors at first base. Obviously we will miss his production in the lineup, but more importantly we will miss his leadership on the field, in the clubhouse and throughout our campus community. Jacob is a great teammate and was a pleasure to coach.
Jacob is a very high character kid. He was a leader in the clubhouse and on the field for us for the last couple of years. He was voted caption by his teammates this year, and was instrumental in helping us groom young players. Jake was a model player to coach. Never got in any trouble off the field, and you could always count on him to be where was supposed to be, when he was supposed to be there, and to give 100% at all times. On the field, his accolades speak for themselves. He was the conference player of the year as a junior, and was one of the most prolific power hitters in the history of our program. Jacob will be an asset to any organization you are able to find him a spot with!
I had the opportunity to play with Jacob for two years as well as coach him for two years at Pacific Lutheran University. I saw so many things in him that told me that he would be a great coach whenever his playing days come to an end. He still, in my opinion, can play this game at a high level. He relates to young players because he knows what it takes to get to the top. Yet, he can help and teach older guys because he is a well spoken young man who gets along with everyone. He works extremely hard in everything he does, and does it with high levels of integrity and character. Over the years, I have seen him control his emotions and frustrations better than a lot of guys would. He understands that baseball is just a small game in a much bigger game of life. I believe that the guys who handle failure the best, are the guys who make the best players as well as the best coaches. I have nothing but great things to say about Jacob. I would be thrilled to coach on the same staff as him, just as thrilled as I was to hit in the same lineup as him. He’s a great person, player, and communicator. There is no doubt that I would want Jacob a part of my organization.
Living preferences: Living on my own, Living with teammates with my own private bedroom, Living with a host family
Relationship status: N/A
Return home: I can stay as long as it takes to complete a season
Prior engagements: N/A
Recent injuries/illnesses: Recent Back issues but can play through it.
Traveling with a companion: No