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#17 Jacob Petricka
Position: Right-Handed Pitcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 180
Year: Junior
Hometown: Faribault, Minn.
Other College: Iowa Western CC
Experience: 1 Year

2010 - First team all-conference selection ... selected with the 63rd overall pick of the MLB Draft by the Chicago White Sox ... started in 15 games during the season, while also making five appearances out of the bullpen ... went 7-4 with a 4.11 ERA over 100.2 innings ... went 4-1 with a 2.02 ERA in seven MVC starts ... tied senior Joe Rodriguez for the team-lead in wins ... tied for the sixth most strikeouts in a single season with a total of 113, while walking just 47 ... struck out a season-high 12 batters against Tennessee Martin on March 6 ... threw eight shutout innings with nine strikeouts against Wichita State on April 16 ... fanned 11 in a complete-game performance against Missouri State on April 30.

2009 - Tied with Joe Rodriguez for the team-lead with seven wins ... finished the season with a 7-3 record over 13 starts and a 4.76 ERA ... struck out 49 batters over a total of 73.2 innings on the mound ... selected in the 34th round of the MLB Draft by the New York Yankees, but chose to return for his junior season.

Iowa Western CC - Played two seasons for head coach Marc Rardin ... redshirted during his freshman season and played as sophomore ... posted a posted a 5-1 record in six starts and struck out 25 hitters in just 30 innings.

High School - Three-year letterwinner in baseball at Faribault High School ... also a two-year letterwinner in hockey ... all-state honorable mention selection as a senior in 2006 ... named team captain as a senior.

Personal - Born on June 5, 1988 in Northfield, Minn. ... son of Steve and Lisa Petricka ... has a sister, Samantha ... majoring in business management.

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