University of Mary head baseball coach Joel Barta announced the signing of Cambridge-Isanti right-hander Jacob “Jake” Johnson to a National Letter of Intent to play baseball for the Marauders and continue his education at U-Mary, starting in the fall of 2014.
“We are very excited about landing Jake,” said Barta. “He is a very talented player with the character and work ethic to match. He is going to have a great opportunity to compete early in his career on the mound. Jake is a natural leader and will be a big part of the Marauders’ future.”
Already a two-time Mississippi 8 all-conference selection, Johnson is a senior at Cambridge-Isanti High School and will be a three-year starter for the Bluejackets. The 6-1, 220-pound Johnson posted 44 strikeouts with just nine walks as a junior in 2013 to earn all-section 7AAA and section all-tournament.
As a sophomore he posted a 0.85 ERA, the second-best mark in school history, and 67 strikeouts for the Bluejackets to earn team rookie of the year and all-conference accolades.
Johnson was selected for Team Minnesota in the summer of 2013 and the squad went 5-0 in a series against teams from Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois.
While pitching for the Post #290 American Legion team last summer, Johnson was 2-3 with a 1.33 ERA and 61 strikeouts in 42 innings.
A member of the National Honor Society, Jacob is the son of Scott and Theresa Johnson and plans to major in athletic training at U-Mary. – University of Mary release