Tuesday, November 6, 2012

2013 Mizzou Baseball Recruit: Jake Brentz, OF/LHP

Jake Brentz, OF/LHP
6'2", 190 lb, L/L
Parkway South HS (StL)

2012 Offensive Stats: .394 (37-for-94), .482 OB%, .660 SLG, 26 R, 13 2B, 0 3B, 4 HR, 31 RBI, 14 BB, 18 K, 3/3 SB

2012 Pitching Stats:  1-1 , 11.31 ERA, 3 GP, 3 GS, 4.3 IP, 7 R, 7 ER, 4 BB, 5 K

Parkway South's Brentz impresses with fastball StLToday.com)
Jake Brentz didn’t believe it at first.

When the Parkway South senior left-hander was told he hit 96 miles per hour on radar guns on Saturday at the 2012 WWBA World Championship tournament in Jupiter, Florida, he thought his teammates were joking.

“I honestly did not believe it at first,” Brentz said. “Like all of my teammates were jumping around, saying, ‘Oh, my God, he hit 96.’ I just thought they were playing around, but then when I talked to a bunch of pro scouts and they were like, yeah, you hit 96. It was really exciting.”

The 6-foot-2, 190-pounder, who throws left and bats left, has made his mark with the Patriots and established himself as one of the top hitters and outfielders in the area.

Kendall Rogers, Perfect Game: Jupiter review: Most intriguing pitchers to watch -- RHP Carlos Salazar/LHP Jake Brentz. Both unknowns, both mid 90s. #PGTourney #mlbdraft

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