RETRO Baseball Club is proud to congratulate Jake Jump on his recent signing to play college baseball at Fontbonne University. Jake earned an academic scholarship and will study cyber security while playing baseball at Fontbonne University. Jake was a member of RETRO’s 2016 varsity regional team and will be again in 2017, his senior year.
“As a player of Retro Baseball Club, coach Wilhelm worked a lot with me individually as a pitcher. I was put in situations by coach Wilhelm to see if I could compete with some of the better teams in the St. Louis area. Coach Wilhelm was more interested in me learning and succeeding, rather than the score of any game that I pitched in. Overall, I think I did pretty well. I believe as a result of this approach by my coaches and the hard work I put in, I am now capable of a successful playing career at Fontbonne University.”
“As a parent I wanted to find an organization that could help my son reach his potential in the sport of baseball, and more specifically, pitching. Once I had the upfront conversations with coach Mike Wilhelm about my son Jake, I realized that Mike was extremely honest. He told me what I needed to hear, not what I wanted to hear, in his assessment of Jake. Jake and Mike worked weekly to improve his mechanics and overall delivery. After one season with Retro baseball, I was able to see the improvements on and off the field. My son recently signed to play college baseball with Fontbonne University after coach Wilhelm made a recommendation that the coach take a look at Jake…not sure we could have had a better outcome.”
Jake has not slowed down since his signing with Fontbonne. He is putting together a solid senior season campaign at Metro East Lutheran High School. As of this article, Jake is not only leading Metro East Lutheran’s High School baseball team in both pitching and hitting (second in RBI’s), he is also doing pretty well as compared to the listings in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Jake is in the listings for strikeouts (45 K’s in 32 innings pitched) and a few other categories.
“Jake is one of the best teammates that I’ve ever been around as a coach. He is as competitive as it gets on the field, but he also knows how to have fun and keep the team loose. Jake and his family are great examples of why I enjoy coaching so much. I’m so proud of what he’s accomplished on and off the field.”
To read more about Jake’s accomplishments, please click on the links below.
Click HERE for article 1 about Jake Jump signing with Fontbonne.
Click HERE for article 2 about Jake Jump signing with Fontbonne.