21 Jordan Jess  
Jordan Jess

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Ripon, Wis.

High School:
Ripon

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 215

Position:
LHP

Experience:
1

Bats/Throws:
L/L


07/22/2013

Oakes and Jess Receives Tom Walter College Baseball Inspiration Award

The duo received the award

05/13/2013

New Ski-U-Mah Features Todd Oakes Family

A Bridge to Recovery

03/10/2013

Gopher Baseball Earns 5-3 Comeback Win to Sweep Series

Minnesota had 10 hits and 11 strikeouts for its 10th win of the season

03/08/2013

Gopher Baseball Continues Homestand This Weekend vs. Western Illinois

Minnesota welcomes the Leathernecks, March 8-10

03/03/2013

Gophers Fall to Northern Illinois 2-1

Minnesota loses to the Huskies to conclude the DQ Classic

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2013:
Started all four games in which he made an appearance • pitched a total of 17.0 innings to a 5.82 ERA and a 1-1 record • earned his second letter • set career lows in hits allowed (19), earned runs (11), walks (6), and WHIP (1.47) • pitched to a 3.19 ERA in his final three starts • went 6.0 innings, allowing only three hits, two walks and one earned run while striking out a career high of seven against Western Michigan (2/24) • started the Northern Illinois game, lasted 5.0 innings, giving up only one run while striking out two • struck out four and only walked one in 3.1 innings against Western Illinois (3/10) • sidelined the remainder of the 2013 season due to an injury.

2012 • FRESHMAN SEASON:
Appeared in 12 games and had five starts as a freshman • letterwinner • held a 2-2 record in 24.2 innings pitched and a 4.01 ERA • struck out 22 batters and allowed 11 earned runs • made his collegiate debut against South Florida (2/19) • made his first collegiate start against Hamline (3/7) when he held the Pipers scoreless and gave up two hits in three innings pitched • went three innings against North Dakota State (3/21) and held the Bison to one hit, three strikeouts and one walk in 3.0 innings • allowed two runs in the win over South Dakota State (3/28) • pitched 2.0 innings against Augsburg (4/3) • started against SDSU (4/11) and went 3.1 inninga with four strikeouts and a walk • struck out a career-high five batters in his longest outing of the season against Nebraska-Omaha (4/17) • saw action against Penn State and held a strikeout in the 0.1 inning he pitched (5/5).

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Ripon High School and played for coaches Dan Jonas, Bill Kinziger and Howard Hansen • was named the 2011 Fox 11 Large School Player of the Year and the 2011 Class A State Legion Most Valuable Player • also selected as the Oshkosh Northwestern All-Area Player of the Year and was selected to participate in the Wisconsin American Legion All-Star game at Miller Park • was named a second-team all-state pitcher his senior year • named his conference and district's player of the year and was also named to first-team all -conference and all-district • also an all-conference honoree in 2009 • led the Tigers to a 20-3 overall record en route to a conference and Division 2 State Championship in 2011 • went 10-0 in 65 innings pitched and held a 1.14 ERA with 117 strikeouts his senior year • four-year letterwinner in baseball and two year letterwinner in basketball • in Legion baseball, went 6-1 in 32 innings pitched and a 3.28 ERA, 70 strikeouts and 15 earned runs • played for the Wisconsin Rivercats, the GRB Rays and the Cincinnati Reds Midwest scout team • Academic All-State and National Honor Society member.

PERSONAL: Undecided on a major • son of Lee and Cathy Jess • has an older brother, Jeremy • born on January 29, 1993 • lists winning the 2011 Division 2 High School State Championship as his most memorable sports thrill • likes to play pool, ping pong, golf and cards.