- Jake Hicks
- 6' 2"
- Molino, Fla.
- 225 lbs.
Major: Fitness and Wellness
AS A SOPHOMORE (2008): Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll…Lone appearance of the season occurred on Feb. 27, when he popped up to second base as a pinch hitter in the first meeting with Eastern Michigan.
AS A FRESHMAN (2007): Started 10 games at designated hitter and was 10-for-42 (.238) in 23 games...Scored five times...Hit .231 (6-for-26) with three runs in 14 league outings...Was 2-for-3 and cranked a key double in the final encounter with Alabama...Started the first two meetings with Vanderbilt at DH and was 0-for-6 with four strikeouts...Came off the bench in the finale and was 1-for-2, including a pinch-hit single when batting for Matt LaPorta...Started the final two games against Kentucky at DH and was 1-for-4 with an RBI double...Scored on Cody Neer’s three-run walk-off homer in game two versus South Carolina as a pinch runner...Started twice at Georgia and went 1-for-5...Connected on his first career HR with a two-run jack as part of the six-run sixth inning during game one...Made SEC debut on March 25 at Auburn and was 1-for-2 with a single, run and an HBP...Went 1-for-4 (.250) against GW and had a double in game two...Delivered a pinch-hit single at USF...Poked hits in his first two collegiate at bats and finished 2-for-4 in the 7-0 blanking of Kent State on Feb. 24.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played right field, left field, first base, third base and pitcher for head coach Todd Boyd at Tate High School and was a three-year letterwinner…The Aggies claimed the 2005 Florida Class 4A state championship with a 28-2 record…Hicks earned first-team all-state and first-team all-area as a junior after batting .420 with 32 runs batted in, four home runs and four stolen bases…Turned in a 5-0 record and a 1.50 earned run average as a hurler…Picked up third-team all-state and second-team all-area kudos as a sophomore, when he hit .409 with 42 RBI as Tate reached the final four of the state tournament and was 26-4…Member of the National Honor Society and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
PERSONAL: Jacob Nathaniel Hicks was born Sept., 9, 1987, in Pensacola, Fla…His parents are Robert and Tammy Hicks…His father was selected in the first round of the 1978 Major League Baseball Draft with the 15th pick by the St. Louis Cardinals…Has a sister, Christin, 20, and a brother, Nathan, 15…Enjoys church activities, fishing, hunting and lifting weights…Majoring in social and behavioral sciences.
|HICKS' CAREER STATISTICS|
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HICKS' CAREER HIGHS
At Bats: 4, 2x, last vs. Kent State (2/25/07)
Runs Scored: 1, 5x, last vs. South Carolina (4/7/07)
Hits: 2, 2x, last vs. Alabama (5/6/07)
RBI: 2 vs. Georgia (3/30/07)
Doubles: 1, 4x, last vs. Alabama (5/6/07)
Home Runs: 1 vs. Georgia (3/30/07)
Stolen Bases: None
Hit Streak: 2 games, 2x, last (4/29-5/8/07)