'With the Marines' help, ODU grad Jim Wilkerson doesn't waste his chance'
- Dave Johnson, Daily Press
2018 (RSR): Appeared in 11 games out of the bullpen during his final season at ODU ... Went 1-0 with a 6.32 ERA ... Earned his first win as a Monarch with two scoreless innings in the combined shutout at Charlotte ... Five of his 11 appearances were at least two innings ... Tossed two shutout innings at LA Tech in front of his family and friends in his hometown of Ruston ... Posted a 4.05 ERA in eight conference games.
2017 (RJR): Pitched in 14 games, all out of the bullpen ... Posted an ERA of 4.30, while opponents hit just .189 against him ... Threw two innings of shutout relief in a combined shutout against LIU Brooklyn in the season opener ... Allowed more than one run in only one of his 14 appearances (at Virginia) ... Tied his season high in innings pitched with two innings of relief against FIU ... Threw out a ceremonial first pitch on Miltary Appreciation Day at Florida Atlantic (he is a former Marine) ... SUMMER BALL: Pitched for the Grand Lake Mariners of the Great Lakes League ... Pitched a total of 20 innings in eight appearances.
AT BOSSIER PARISH CC: A first team All-Conference Region XIV selection ... Made 16 appearances in 2016, going 4-0 with one save and a 3.48 ERA ... Made one start ... Struck out 46 in 44 innings pitched.
PREP: Graduated from Ruston High School in Louisiana in 2009 ... Named to the District 2-5A First Team as a senior.
PERSONAL: Son of James and Charlotte Wilkerson ... Has two sisters, Katie and Sarah, and a brother, Doc, who played baseball at LA Tech ... A former Marine who went to school on the GI Bill ... Favorite food is steak (rare) ... Favorite athlete is Ted Williams ... Favorite pro team is the Houston Astros ... Enjoys all music except country ... Favorite musician is Jimmy Buffett ... Favorite movie is The Godfather ... Enjoys playing the guitar.