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#4 Jake Ratz
Position: Infielder
Bats: L
Throws: L
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 225
Year: Senior
Hometown: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
High School: Xavier H.S.
Other College: Ellsworth C.C.
Major: Sports Recreation & Management
Experience: 1 Letter

Jake is expected to provide power from the left side of the plate as he looks for a bounce-back season in 2014 ... expected to contribute either at first base or as the designated hitter

2013
Saw action in 21 games with 13 starts in his first season as a Jackrabbit ... began the season in the designated hitter role and turned in a pair of multi-hit games .... went 3-for-4 with double, RBI and run scored in losing effort against Ohio State (2/22) ... was a combined 2-for-5 with three runs batted in as SDSU swept a two-game series from Alcorn State (Miss.) (3/5-6) ... went 2-for-5 with a double, triple, two RBI and two runs scored in first game of doubleheader at Saint Louis (Mo.) (3/16) ... played in three Summit League games before missing final month of season due to injury

BEFORE SDSU
Earned honorable mention all-region honors his sophomore season at Ellsworth Community College (Iowa) after leading team with 13 doubles ... ranked second on team with eight home runs and 31 runs batted in, while hitting .269 as he started all 43 games ...in 2011, recorded 12 extra-base hits (nine doubles, one triple and two home runs) and tallied 21 RBI ... lettered three times at Cedar Rapids Xavier High School