HIGH SCHOOL A 2017 graduate of Prior Lake High School • played and started three seasons at shortstop and centerfield for Greg Nesbit and Prior Lake • ranked No. 25 overall prospect and No. 3 shortstop in Minnesota by Prep Baseball Report • ranked No. 15 overall prospect in Minnesota and No. 213 nationally by Perfect Game • named a 2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game All-American Honorable Mention and All-Central Region Second Team • earned All-South Suburban Conference honors for the Lakers • played four seasons for Twin Cities Baseball Academy and coach Brett Thorney • also played three seasons of varsity football, earning All-Conference honors as a quarterback.
PERSONAL Born Jacob Allen Hitz on October 13, 1998 to paretns Mary Lynn and Allen Hitz • has one sister, Claire • outside interests include boating, bowling, and basketball • plans to major in kinesiology with a minor in psychology at Minnesota.
Eight to Join Gophers in Spring 2019
11/17/2017 - Baseball
John Anderson has announced the signing of eight athletes to its incoming class, each signing National Letters of Intent during the fall signing period.
Former Gopher McIntosh Joins Cape Cod Hall of Fame
11/16/2017 - Baseball
This Saturday, former Major Leaguer and Gopher Baseball alumnus Tim McIntosh will be enshrined in the Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame along with seven others at the Chatham Bars Inn.
Vavra Believes Back Issues are Behind Him
11/10/2017 - Baseball
Terrin Vavra is a year removed from a back injury that affected his training the last two seasons and is ready to lead the Gophers on and off the field.