*SIGNED in American Association* Power Hitting NCAA DIII C/1B/RF – 31 HR’s in last 4 Seasons, Conference Player of the Year Seeking Team in AUS/NZ for 2022/23
Name: Jacob Bockelie
Height: 188 cmcm
Weight: 95 kgkg
DOB: October 13, 1995
Date Available: September 1, 2022Will Pay Flight
Positions (alt): Coach, Youth Coach, 1B, OF
College: Pacific Lutheran University
Jacob has power to all fields. In addition, he is a patient hitter, making the pitchers work by not chasing pitches outside the strike zone.
Jacob is an excellent teammate with a very positive attitude.
He has some versatility defensively, as well. He is primarily a catcher but has also played both first base and corner outfield.
In addition, he can assist the coaching staff, as he did during his stint with the Lucerne club. There, he helped with the first- and second-division baseball teams, as well as the fast-pitch softball team.
Former Conference player of the year and All-Region outfielder while playing for Pacific Lutheran University (USA), an NCAA Division III school
Voted team captain senior year and won Career Achievement Award from the university
Batted .321, .333, .389 and .331 in his four collegiate seasons
Lowest on-base percentage in college was an outstanding .410
His OPS figures during his four were .750, .906, 1.124 and 1.118
His power increased each season – his home-run totals were 0 his freshman season, 3 his sophomore year, 8 as a junior, and 10 in his final campaign.
In his final two collegiate seasons, he slugged .605 and .621
As a junior, his ratio of walks to plate appearances was 19.5, and he improved that to 22.0 as a senior
With the Lucerne Eagles of the Swiss National League A in 2019, he played just a half-season (10 games), but still hit nine home runs, drove in 29 runs, and slashed .514/.622/1.371
- Played for the Baseball Brilliance in 2020 in the Yinzer Baseball Confederacy based out of the Washington Wild Things (Frontier League) stadium and slashed .276/.416/.621 in 17 games with 6 HR’s and 21 RBI’s (https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=bockel000jac)
- Served as Youth Academy Coach for Baseball and Softball since 2016 for multiple organizations, showing high character and willingness to teach.
- 2016-2018: Rijo Athletics Baseball and Softball
- 2019: Lucerne Eagles NLA/NLB/NLA Softball
- 2020-2021: Driveline Baseball Academy
Driveline – Foundations of Hitting Certified
|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.|
|2019||Coach||Lucerne Eagles||NLA/NLB/NLA Fastpitch||Worked and served as an assistant coach for all 3 levels listed with Baseball and Softball. Managed games at NLB level baseball and NLA level Softball.|
|2020-2021||Coach||Driveline Baseball Academy||Youth Academy||Worked as a coach for athletes with wide range of skills from youth to high level high school, focused specifically on working with hitters/defensive Driveline philosophies|
|2015||Pacific Lutheran University||21||53||11||17||1||0||0||5||6||4||0||1||.321||.410||.340|
|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|