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#3 Jake Lowery
Position: Catcher
Bats: L
Throws: R
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 200
Year: Junior
Hometown: Midlothian, Va.
High School: Cosby
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Career Highlights:

  • Drafted fourth round (#128 overall) by Cleveland Indians in 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft
  • 2011 Coleman Company-Johnny Bench Award winner as college baseball's best catcher
  • 2011 National Hitter of the Year by CollegeBaseballInsider.com and First Team All-American
  • Featured in Sports Illustrated's 'Faces in the Crowd' on July 25
  • 2011 Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball First Team All-American
  • 2011 Baseball America First Team All-American
  • 2011 College Baseball Lineup Division I All-Star
  • 2011 ABCA Second Team All-American
  • 2011 NCBWA Second Team All-American
  • 2011 Perfect Game Second Team All-American
  • ECAC Player of the Year
  • CAA Player of the Year and First Team All-CAA as a junior
  • VaSID State Player of the Year and First Team All-State
  • Named one of 30 semifinalists for the Golden Spikes Award
  • On the 36-player watch list for the Dick Howser Trophy
  • Named to 2011 CAA All-Tournament and NCAA All-Regional Teams
  • Second Team All-CAA as a sophomore

As a junior:

  • Drafted 128th overall in the fourth round by the Cleveland Indians in the 2011 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft
  • Winner of the Coleman Company-Johnny Bench Award delivered by Papa John's Pizza and presented by the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission, awarded to the best catcher in college baseball
  • Selected as the National Hitter of the Year by CollegeBaseballInsider.com along with being named to organization's First Team All-America squad
  • Featured in the July 25 issue of Sports Illustrated in the 'Faces in the Crowd' feature
  • Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball First Team All-American
  • Baseball America First Team All-American
  • College Baseball Lineup Division I All-Star as one of top 40 players in the nation
  • National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Second Team All-American
  • American Baseball Coaches Association Second Team All-American
  • Perfect Game Second Team All-American
  • ECAC Player of the Year
  • VaSID Player of the Year and First Team All-State
  • CAA Player of the Year
  • First Team All-CAA
  • One of 36 semifinalists for the Dick Howser Trophy presented by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association to the nation's top player
  • Named JMU team MVP and recipient of team Hitting Award
  • Second player in JMU history with 20 doubles and 20 home runs in a season
  • Led the nation with 91 RBIs, the most by a college player since Florida State catcher and current San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey had 93 in 2008
  • Also led the nation in RBIs per game (1.49), runs (80), runs per game 1.31) and total bases (200) while ranking 26th for hits (90), 67th doubles per game (0.36), 33rd doubles (22), 19th triples per game (0.13), fourth triples (8), third home runs per game (0.39), second home runs (24), second slugging percentage (.797) and 93rd walks (38)
  • Defensively, second nationally with 34 runners caught stealing and sixth with 43% of attempted base stealers thrown out
  • In the JMU record books, finished third for career triples (13), 10th career home runs (33), third season at bats (251), sixth season hits (90), second season runs (80), record season RBIs (91), sixth season doubles (22), record season triples (8), record season home runs (24), record season extra-base hits (54), record season total bases (200), second season slugging percentage (.797), record season grand slams (2), record season plate appearances (294)
  • In the CAA record books, ranks fourth for season runs (80), eighth for season triples (8), tied the record season home runs (24), record total bases (200), record RBIs (91), seventh season slugging percentage (.797)
  • Within the CAA in 2011, ranked 10th for batting average (.359), first slugging percentage (.797), 13th on-base percentage (.442), first runs (80), second hits (90), first RBIs (91), first doubles (22), first triples (8), first home runs (24), first total bases (200), fifth walks (38), first plate appearances (295), second at bats (251), first runners picked off (4), seventh fielding percentage (.994), first runners caught stealing (34) and ninth putouts (397)
  • In 30 league games, ranked second in the CAA in slugging percentage (.700), second runs (35), first RBIs (35), second triples (3), first home runs (11), second total bases (84), eighth walks (17), 11th plate appearances (141), 15th at bats (120) and first runners caught stealing (22)
  • On midseason watch list of 60 candidates for Golden Spikes Award, presented by USA Baseball to nation's top player and later on the narrowed list of 30 semifinalists
  • Named to College Baseball Lineup Division I All-Star Team as one of nation's 40 best players
  • Selected to Baseball America's Midseason All-America First Team
  • MVP of JMU's Fall 2010 Purple & Gold World Series after hitting .384 with two doubles, one triple, one home run and seven RBIs in Purple's 4-3 series win
  • Preseason All-CAA
  • Preseason All-CAA by Baseball America, Perfect Game and SEBaseball.com
  • Listed as CAA's second-best MLB prospect by Perfect Game and fourth by Baseball America
  • CAA coaches voted him league's best defensive catcher and best catcher arm
  • Went 3-for-3 with three home runs in the first three innings and eight RBIs in season opener against Bucknell, matching the school record for homers in a game
  • 3-for-4 with seven RBIs vs. Radford with a homer and triple
  • 3-for-4 again with a homer, triple, and five RBIs in Hofstra middle game
  • Five hits with two doubles, two homers, five runs in ODU series, including two-run homer and grand slam in middle game for six RBIs
  • 12th home run, a stolen base, and four walks in Longwood loss
  • Made it three straight games with homers in Friday and Saturday Mason games
  • 3-for-6 with a pair of home runs on a two-run shot and three-run shot at Liberty for his fifth game with five or more RBIs and third multiple-homer game of the season
  • Four RBIs on a sacrifice fly and a bases-loaded triple along with two walks in an extra-innings win against Maryland
  • Four hits, three runs, five RBIs, two doubles and a triple in UNCG opener
  • Single, double, triple, three runs, three RBIs and walk in UNCG finale
  • 5-for-8 with four runs, four RBIs and a pair of two-run homers in first two UD games
  • Fourth player in JMU history to reach 20 homers with three-run shot vs. UNCW
  • Set JMU season extra-base hits record with double May 7 at Virginia Tech
  • Five RBIs to break JMU single season record in Towson opener, including record-tying eighth triple and 22nd home run
  • CAA All-Tournament after going 7-for-14 with two doubles
  • NCAA All-Regional Team in Chapel Hill after hitting .375 with a double and leading all players in the regional with two home runs and eight RBIs
  • Three RBIs in JMU's elimination game win over Maine
  • Two-run home run in final game of the season at UNC tied game at 3-3 after five innings before Tar Heels ultimately pulled away

As a sophomore:  

  • Second Team All-CAA
  • JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete
  • In all games played for 2010, ranked 13th in the CAA for fielding percentage (.992) and third with 18 players caught stealing
  • Ranked second along with four other JMU players in triples (3)in CAA conference games
  • Finished his sophomore season hitting .285 with 53 hits and 41 RBIs
  • His 53 hits included 11 doubles, three triples, and eight home runs
  • Had two hits and two RBIs against #6 UC Irvine
  • Posted two RBIs and first home run against Longwood
  • Homered and had two runs, hits and RBIs against Jacksonville
  • Had three hits and two runs against North Florida
  • Tallied three RBIs and two hits and against Illinois State
  • A double, two hits, two RBIs in Towson game two
  • Two hits, including a two-run home run, and three RBIs in win over VMI
  • First multiple home run game with a solo shot and a two-run shot in Mason opener
  • Walk and two-run single in middle game at Mason
  • Two hits, two runs, three RBIs, double in GMU finale
  • 3-3 with a double, triple, walk, and two RBIs in middle game at ODU
  • Two hits, two runs, three walks in W&M opener
  • Solo home run in W&M finale
  • 2-for-4, two runs, two RBIs, double, walk at Radford
  • Two hits with a double, a walk, and two runs in second game at Kennesaw State
  • 3-for-3 with two walks in Delaware opener
  • Career-high four hits with three RBIs and a double in Delaware game two
  • Two hits, two runs, two RBIs, a double, and hit by pitch in Hofstra opener
  • Added one run and one hit during an ECU face-off
  • Hit a triple against the VCU finale game
  • Got on base in all three CAA Tournament games with two RBIs and one home run in the final loss against UNC Wilmington to close the 2010 season for the Dukes.
  • Played summer 2010 with the Petersburg Generals where he ranked second on the team with a .268 average
  • Started 41 games for Petersburg with five doubles, a team-best four homers, 23 RBIs, and 22 walks
  • Named to the Coastal Plains League All-Star Game and caught final four innings for American All-Stars

As a freshman: 

  • Split starting catcher duties for most of season in first collegiate campaign
  • Made JMU debut and had an RBI off a hit against Southern Illinois
  • Credited for an RBI and was walked against Troy
  • Went 2-for-5 with three RBIs and a run scored on the road against Stetson
  • Had three hits against Liberty with two runs scored and two RBIs
  • Had two hits when the Dukes went on the road to Towson for a CAA matchup
  • 2-for-3 in ODU opener with first career homer, a double, and a walk
  • Had two doubles, three runs scored, and a run batted in, two walks, and a stolen base in a mid-week matchup against VMI
  • Recorded a hit and an RBI in Delaware finale
  • Key pinch-hit RBI single in 9th against Longwood
  • Had three hits with a RBI in the series opener at home against Georgia State
  • Scored twice at VMI
  • 2-for-3 with an RBI at Longwood
  • Hit .227 for the Herndon Braves with two doubles, three triples, and two home runs while ranking third on the team with 18 RBIs in the Cal Ripken, Sr. Collegiate Baseball League this summer.

Before JMU:

  • Played for father Tim Lowery and the Cosby Titans
  • Team was AAA State Tournament Quarterfinalist in 2005 and 2008
  • Won districts, states, and region for American Legion and received the bronze medal in the American Legion World Series sophomore year
  • Started in the Virginia High School League All-Star Game for the East senior year
  • Junior year was named first-team all-district, all-region, all-metro, and honorable mention AAA all-state
  • Senior year was named first-team all-district, all-region, all-metro, AAA all-state, all digital sports team, and all Virginia preps team
  • Senior year was named Cosby's Co-male athlete of the year and Cosby High School student of the year.

Personal:

  • Son of Lori and Tim Lowery
  • Cousin Don Gross pitches for the Cincinnati Reds
  • Enjoys listening to music, hanging out with friends, and playing the cello
  • Sport management major with business and coaching minor.

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2009 .243 46-29 115 15 28 7 2 1 17 42 .365 15 2 50 1 .336 2 1 5-6 176 16 1 .995
2010 .285 48-46 186 32 53 11 3 8 41 94 .505 22 2 41 3 .360 4 3 1-8 219 33 2 .992
2011 .359 61-60 251 80 90 22 8 24 91 200 .797 38 2 47 5 .442 3 0 9-12 397 80 3 .994
TOTAL .310 155-135 552 127 171 40 13 33 149 336 .609 75 6 138 9 .393 9 4 15-26 792 129 6 .994

Career Highs

Runs: 3, 9 times, most recently UNCW 5/27/11
Hits: 5,  UNCG 4/15/11
RBIs: 8, Bucknell 2/18/11
Steals: 1, 15 times, most recently Virginia Tech 5/7/11
Hitting Streak: 9, 3 times, 3/20/11 to 4/2/11

 

Why did you choose JMU?
Scenery, coaches, and baseball.

What is your major, and why did you choose it?
Sport management with business and coaching minor....because I love sports, kinesiology, and activities.

What are your hobbies outside of baseball?
Playing the cello, hanging with my best friends, and sleeping.

Do you have a nickname on the team? How did it come about?
J-buck...Kevin Munson gave it to me.

What are your goals for the season and what motivates you to reach them?
Win the CAA tourney...hard work, competition, and wanting to become the best.

Do you have any unique talents or skills?
Can juggle and speak a little Spanish.

If you could hang out with one MLB player for a day who would it be and why?
Manny Ramirez because of his consistency, swag game, and his knowledge of hitting.

If you could be on one reality or game show what would it be?
Jersey Shore.

What is your favorite memory of JMU baseball thus far?
The bus rides, winning every series last year, and the camaraderie's with teammates.

What team do you want to beat more than any other?
A game is a game.

Where is your favorite place to play other then at JMU?
Wilmington.

What is your favorite memory at JMU outside of baseball?
The bonds with other sport teams and relationships made throughout my JMU experience.

Who on the team is the most fashionable who is the least?
Most-Bradley Shaban.
Least-Turner Phelps.

Pick One.

Fresh Prince of Bell Air or Saved by the Bell? Fresh Prince of Bell Air.
Dell or Apple?   Dell.
Subway or Quiznos? Subway.
Video Games or Golf? Video Games.
NFL or NBA? NFL.
World Cup or Olympics? Olympics.

Favorite.

Athlete? Manny Ramirez.
MLB Team? Braves.
Movie? The Sandlot.
Quote? "The champion's path  to success is through the process and routines of mental toughness"
Restaurant? El Paso.
Song?   Chicken Fried.
Place to eat on campus? E-Hall.

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