SAN DIEGO STATE 2017 Currently second in SDSU history with 93 pitching appearances, standing 13 shy of tying the school record set by Kevin Piper… Led team with 34 appearances in 2017 while recording three starts… Walked just nine batters on the year, the fewest by any Aztec with at least 20 innings pitched… Recorded a 3.67 ERA and 5-3 record over 49 innings pitched… Logged a span of 11 consecutive scoreless appearances from Feb. 28 – March 26, lowering his season ERA from 3.12 to 1.21 over his effort… Held opponents scoreless in 23 of his 31 relief appearances… recorded a season-high five strikeouts in just three innings of work against UC Riverside on April 25… Held opposing hitters to a .206 average with runners on base and a .222 average with two outs.
Has been the Aztecs' primary left-handed reliever the past two years and is expected to continue in that role this season ... Played for both the DC Grays of the Cal Ripken League and the Cotuit Kettleers of the Cape Cod League during summer 2016 ... Made nine appearances with six starts and two complete games with a 1.66 earned run average for the DC Grays ... In Cotuit, made four appearance recording two saves and a 2.38 ERA ... Played for the Seacoast Mavericks in Portsmouth, N.H., during summer 2014 ... Made 11 relief appearances going 1-0 with a save and a 5.60 earned run average.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2016 Led the SDSU pitching staff with 27 relief appearances ... Tied for team lead with four wins ... Opponents hit just .227 against him ... Did not allow a home run in his 33.2 innings of work ... First victory came vs. Fresno State on March 6 ... Also had wins at No. 6 Oregon State, vs. No. 20 Long Beach State and vs. UNLV on May 26 ... Longest outing was 3.0 innings vs. UNLV (5/28) ... Picked up saves vs. UNLV (April 10) and at Fresno State (May 6) ... Season-high three strikeouts came at Cal State Fullerton over two innings of relief work.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2015 Was named to the all-tourney team at the 2015 Mountain West Tournament ... Threw a complete-game (seven innings) vs. New Mexico on Saturday (May 23) allowing a run on three hits ... It was his first start of the year after making 30 relief appearances ... His 32 total appearances ranked second in the Mountain West this season ... Picked up a win over No. 19 UC Irvine on April 14, getting the final out in the top of the ninth on one pitch before SDSU rallied to win in the bottom of the ninth ... Recorded a save in the second game of the season vs. Valparaiso when he tossed 2.1 innings allowing just a hit while striking out three ... Season-high four strikeouts came in two innings of work in win at Loyola Marymount ... Surrendered only four walks in his 29.2 innings of relief work this season ... First base on balls of the year came in his 21st appearance of the year, a contest vs. Long Beach State on April 2.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2014 Redshirted as a true freshman in his first season at San Diego State.
HIGH SCHOOL Three-year varsity letterwinner at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, Calif., where he was coached by Burt Call ... A first-team all-Trinity League honoree as a senior ... Compiled a record of 5-0 with a 0.38 earned run average ... Registered 39 strikeouts and just nine walks over 37.1 innings ... Held opponents to a .193 batting average ... Made 11 appearances with four starts and a pair of complete games ... Named to the all-tournament team at the National High School Invitational and was honored for best pitching performance at that event ... Tossed seven total innings during that tourney allowing no runs on four hits with one walks and eight strikeouts ... Was the starter and threw a shutout in the championship game won by Mater Dei HS ... One week later was selected the pitching MVP of the Boras Classic tournament ... Struck out 12 in the title game of the Southern California bracket of that event
PERSONAL Jacob Michael Erickson was born March 25, 1995, in Orange, Calif. ... Son of Michael and Andrea Erickson ... Sister, Alyssa, played softball at Concordia University ... Enjoys playing guitar and ping pong ... Lists favorite athlete as Los Angeles Dodger pitcher Clayton Kershaw ... Was recruited by Cal State Fullerton, Oregon, Pepperdine and Hawai'i ... A business administration major at SDSU.