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Jaime Velasquez
Jaime Velasquez

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Wheeling, Ill.

High School:
Wheeling H.S.

Position:
Pitcher

B/T:
R/R


2000:After making two brief appearances early in the season, sat out the remainder of the year and was given a medical redshirt.

1999: Worked his way into the UIC starting rotation and finished the season with a 7.92 ERA and a 3-4 record?made nine starts and 13 total appearances?in 50.0 innings pitched, he fanned 48 batters?earned his first win of the year in his first appearance on the mound as he held on for a 7-5 victory over New Haven?was impressive in his second outing of the season, a 24-2 win against Southern Connecticut State, as he went seven innings and allowed just two earned runs and six hits while striking out a career-high 11 batters?his third win of the year came against Cleveland State following a seven-inning outing during which he surrendered five hits, gave up just one unearned run and struck out six.

1998: As a rookie, compiled a 4.88 ERA in 24.0 innings pitched...racked up 16 strikeouts while holding opponents to a .235 batting average...made 10 appearances during the year while starting three outings...went 1-1 for the season with his first collegiate victory a 10-0 decision over Concordia...in that outing, he went five complete innings, allowed just two hits and struck out six while walking two...against North Park, pitched four innings and gave up just one hit as he helped the Flames to a 5-0 win.

Prep/Personal: As a senior at Wheeling High School, he finished fourth on the squad with a .327 batting average... helped the Wildcats to a 15-20-1 record with a 6-10 Mid-Suburban North Conference record...in 104 at bats, he tallied 34 hits, which included eight doubles, one triple and three home runs ...he also had 25 RBI and 26 runs scored while he walked 12 times...stole a perfect 12-for-12 bases...on the mound he pitched 52 innings and struck out 64 while compiling a 5.79 ERA...as a junior, he sported an impressive 3.06 ERA with 32 strikeouts in 32 innings pitched...at the plate, he batted .284 with 16 runs scored, 27 hits and six RBI...swiped 10-of-13 bases...born January 12, 1979...son of Margarita Velasquez...an Economics major.

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