|Position:||Left Handed Pitcher|
|Hometown:||Fairfax Station, Va.|
|High School:||South County|
|CAREER STATS -- PITCHING|
CAREER: The all-time program leader in career appearances by a pitcher ... Made 18 starts during his career, both as a weekend and midweek starter ... Pitched in 20 or more games in all four seasons.
2017 (RSR): Pitched in 20 or more games for the fourth time in his career, while also setting the ODU record for career appearances with 94 ... Picked up his lone win of the year in a midweek game against Princeton, throwing five innings of shutout ball ... The five innings tied his career high ... Also started in midweek games at William & Mary and at VMI ... Made four relief appearances during the season that went two innings or longer.
2016 (RJR): Appeared in 24 games, second most on the team, with six starts and held a 5.54 ERA ... Pitched in 37.1 innings, allowing 23 earned runs and fanned 17 ... Struck out a season high four against VMI ... Pitched five shutout innings against Kent State ... SUMMER BALL: Went 2-1 with a 3.80 ERA in three starts for the DC Grays of the Cal Ripken League, striking out 19 in 26 innings while walking only three.
2015 (RSO): Pitched the last 11.1 innings without allowing a run, including four innings in a start at UAB which clinched a spot in the C-USA tournament for ODU ... Fanned three vs. W&M and LA Tech.
2014 (SO): Redshirt season ... Did not pitch due to an injury.
2013 (FR): Won four games this year with two saves ... Shared shutout vs. George Mason with starter Dean Ali ... Tied for second most appearances on team with 26 ... Fanned four in five innings vs. Charleston Southern ... Tied for fifth in CAA in total appearances.
PREP: Jake was a left-handed pitcher at South County High School in Fairfax Station, Va. ... Helped lead South County High School to the 2011 Patriot District Championship Northern Region Champions, and top ranked AAA school in the State of Virginia with 28-1 record ... 2011 All-District Selection (junior year) by the coaches, with 5-0 regular season record, 2.38 ERA with complete game in Virginia State Championship game ... Honorable Mention All-District in Football ... Quarterback and wide receiver on the Regional Champion and state Runner-up team in 2011.
PERSONAL: Jake is the son of Chris and Lynn Josephs ... Has one sister, Isabel ... Majoring in accounting ... Interested in being a CPA ... 3.77 GPA and honor society in high school ... Favorite Sports Personality: Jerry Rice ... Favorite Foods: Cheeseburger and steak ... Favorite Movie: "The Town" ... Person in history would most like to meet: Ted Williams ... Dream vacation: Paris.