Skyhawk Baseball | Jake Deason
|Height/Weight||5-11 - 178 lbs.|
2013: Was granted a medical redshirt after suffering a season-ending left thumb injury in the preseason.
2012: Played in 33 games and started in 27 contests, claiming the starting shortstop role midway through the season…Tallied four multi-hit games – all of which came in four different OVC series (Jacksonville State, Southeast Missouri, Eastern Kentucky, Eastern Illinois)…Produced two-RBI games against Eastern Kentucky (May 4) and at Eastern Illinois (May 11)…Drew two walks and hit the go-ahead homer in the bottom of the eighth inning of a 5-4 win over Southeast Missouri on April 27…Also homered and drew two walks at Morehead State on May 18...Scored twice against Southeast Missouri (April 27) and Morehead State (May 18).
BEFORE UTM: Played shortstop for the Memphis University School Owls under head coach Johnny Beard...Drove in four runs to carry MUS to 10-6 win over CBHS in the regional championship last season…Was part of back-to-back regional championships and state tournament runner-up appearances (2010-11)… Hit a walk-off home run against St. Georges his junior season…Was named a Commercial Appeal “Best of the Preps” candidate for All-Metro Private Schools as a sophomore…Earned a spot on the regional tournament team in both 2009 and 2010.
PERSONAL: Born on July 20, 1992…Son of Jeff and Lisa Deason…Has one younger sister, Brooke…Majoring in finance.