George Mason Baseball BIO
18 Jake Kalish
2015: Took at bats in 39 games, starting 36 times in the lineup with a .301 average... Career highs of 136 at bats, 19 runs, 41 hits, 25 RBI and 19 walks... Recorded six doubles and his first career triple and homerun... Round-tripper came at home vs. Saint Joseph's on 3/29... Full-time weekend starter with 13 appearances, all starts which is a career high... 3.44 ERA in 83.2 IP which was 6th in the Atlantic 10... Record of 5-6... One complete game, coming on 4/10 at VCU... Pitched at least five innings in every start... Career-high 77 strikeouts with only 14 walks... Season-high 10 K's against Davidson on 5/1... Fanned nine batters on three other occasions as he finished second in the Atlantic 10 in strikeouts... Selected in the 32nd round of the 2015 MLB Draft by the Kansas City Royals.
2014: Returned to action from injury on April 2 vs. Cornell where he tossed five, one-hit innings with five strikeouts in his season debut to pick up his first win of the season... Threw a total of 35.2 innings, allowing 33 hits and 14 runs (12 earned) for an ERA of 3.03... 37 strikeouts with a team-low four walks... Opponent batting average of .239... Earned first save of the season by pitching the final three innings in 12-7 win at UMass (5/2)... Second save came at Dayton on May 15, pitching the final four scoreless innings... Worked five no-hit innings with one walk and two strikeouts vs. Saint Joseph's (5/9)... Longest outing of the season came in 10-inning, A-10 Championship game vs. VCU when he pitched nine innings with seven strikeouts for his second victory... Season-high eight strikeouts in 3.2 innings vs. Georgetown (4/9)... Recorded second highest K:BB ratio in a single season with 9.25 strikeouts per walk... Spring 2014 Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2013: Moved to a starting role, as all six appearances were starts ... posted a 1-1 record with a 3.52 ERA over 30.2 innings of work ... missed the second half of the season with an injury ... despite the shortened season, still ranked in several Mason single-season records including strikeouts/nine innings (8.51, 26th), fewest walks (8, 15th) and strikeout:walk ratio (3.63, 10th) ... currently ranks in several all-time records, including strikeouts/nine innings (6.87, 15th), fewest walks/nine innings (3.23, 19th), fewest hits/nine innings (8.53, 6th), lowest opponent batting average (.251, 3rd), strikeout:walk ratio (2.13, 20th) and lowest ERA (3.31, 4th) ... made first career start on February 17 vs. Kansas State, going 5.0 innings and allowing four runs (one earned) on eight hits with two walks and two strikeouts ... earned first win of the season on March 3 against Fairfield, working 6.0 innings and giving up four runs (three earned) on six hits with six strikeouts ... struck out a season-best nine batters in five innings of work on March 10 at Georgia State.
2012: Was a strong option for Mason out of the bullpen, throwing 45 innings over 19 appearances ... posted a 3.00 ERA and a 5-2 record with five saves ... gave up 21 runs (15 earned) on 40 hits with 32 strikeouts and 13 walks ... added his name to the Mason single-season record book in several categories including saves (5, 9th), fewest hits per nine innings (8.00, 26th), lowest opponent batting average (.241, 17th), lowest ERA (3.00, 16th) and lowest reliever ERA (3.00, 10th) ... held opponents hitless in three appearances: 2/17 vs. Appalachian State, 2/27 at JMU and 4/5 versus Delaware ... had a season-high three strikeouts on four occasions: 3/4 versus Bryant, 4/8 at VCU, 4/20 versus Old Dominion and 4/29 at James Madison ... picked up his first win of the season in Mason's first game of the year against Appalachian State on February 17 after working two scoreless innings of relief and not allowing a hit with two strikeouts ... longest outing of the season came in a loss to Old Dominion on April 20 as he threw 4.1 innings and gave up two runs on thee his with three walks and three strikeouts.
2011: Appeared in 17 games as a pitcher and 19 as a hitter with 11 starts on the field ... six starts came in rightfield and five came at designated hitter ... led the team in ERA and opponent's batting average ... was 1-2 with two saves and a 3.55 ERA ... held the opposition to a .246 batting average ... surrendered just 30 hits in 33 innings while walking 18 and striking out 22 ... had eight scoreless appearances inclyding three shutout inningsd against Long Island ... went a season-high four and one-third innings in relief at William & Mary but suffered an extra-inning loss ... picked up the win in his first collegiate appearance, going three and one-third innings against Wofford ... picked up the save against Niagara, going three and two-third innings ... also picked up the save against James Madison with three innings of work ... Hit .241 at the plate with nine RBI and six runs scored on 58 at-bats ... finished the season on a six-game hitting streak ... hit .421 (8 for 19) over final six games.
Prep: Earned four letters in baseball ... played football as a freshman ... honor Roll freshman through junior year ... 2nd Team All Conference as a junior and senior ... Division Pitcher of the Year as a junior and senior ... 1st All Group Team as a senior.
Personal: Parents are Steve and Eileen Kalish ... has a brother, Ryan, who plays for the Chicago Cubs ... also recruited by Villanova, Rutgers, and Fordham ... major is undecided.
CAREER MASON PITCHING STATISTICS