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#29 Jake Godfrey Season 2024

Right-handed Pitcher
New Lenox, Ill.
High School
Providence Catholic HS

MLB Draft: 21st round in 2014 (Atlanta)

A power arm with a low 90s fastball that gets up to 94 mph on a regular basis … a physical presence on the mound and has a durable frame that can withhold a strong workload … pitched as a reliever and part-time starter for the Tigers during the 2015 season … elected to transfer from LSU in December 2015.

2015 Season
Appeared in 21 games (nine starts), posting a 7-1 mark and a 4.61 ERA in 54.2 innings with 33 walks and 39 strikeouts … pitched two shutout innings on May 8 vs. Missouri, allowing two hits with one walk and four strikeouts … earned relief win at Mississippi State on April 30, recording the final two outs (one strikeout) in the bottom of the 13th inning (LSU won the game in the 14th) … earned win over Northwestern State (April 8), limiting the Demons to three runs on four hits in five innings with no walks and one strikeout … posted win over Arkansas (March 21), allowing one run on five hits in five innings with three walks and a career-best 5 strikeouts … defeated Ole Miss in his SEC debut (March 15), limiting the Rebels to three runs on five hits in 5.2 innings with four walks and two strikeouts … delivered his best performance of the season in defeating Nebraska on March 8, working a career-high seven innings … Godfrey limited the Cornhuskers to two runs on eight hits with two walks and four strikeouts while firing 104 pitches … earned his first collegiate win Feb. 20 against Boston College, limiting the Eagles to one run on four hits in five innings with three walks and one strikeout.

Prior to LSU
A 2014 Perfect Game First-Team All-American … pitched his Providence Catholic High School team to the 2014 Illinois State Class 4A championship … the MVP of the 2014 Class 4A State Championship Game … in the final seven appearances of his senior season, he was 5-1 with one save, 49 strikeouts,16 walks and a 1.10 ERA in 41 innings … named 2014 All-Conference in the Chicago Catholic League … a 2014 Central Region First Team selection by Perfect Game … ranked as the #1 right-handed pitcher in the Midwest by Prep Baseball Report … also played football and basketball at Providence Catholic High.

Full name is Jacob Daniel Godfrey… parents are John and Leslie Godfrey … has one older brother, Mitchell, and one younger brother, Gavin … on his decision to attend LSU – “Right before my senior season started, I was on a recruiting trip and was set to go to three different schools, I went to the first two, but didn’t even go to the third one because LSU was the second one. Once I got a taste of the chance I had here, that was it for me.” … majoring in sports administration at LSU … born January 12, 1996 in New Lenox, Ill.

Godfrey’s LSU Career Highs
Innings: 7.0 vs. Nebraska (3/8/15)
Strikeouts: 5 at Arkansas (3/21/15)
Hits Allowed: 8 vs. Nebraska (3/8/15)
Runs: 4 three times; most recently at South Carolina (5/14/15)
Earned Runs: 4 three times; most recently at South Carolina (5/14/15)
Walks: 4 twice; most recently at South Carolina (5/14/15)


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