SAN DIEGO STATE 2017 Hit .273 in 23 games including three starts, split between a start at second base and two games at third base… Posted a season-high two hits, including a double on May 23 at Air Force… Committed only one error on the season, good for a .971 fielding percentage… Hit .313 in 14 appearances on the road… Batted .375 with runners on base last season… Hit .400 with two outs… Went 5-for-13 (.385) at the plate in his three starts… Hit .375 when hitting in the ninth spot in the lineup… Hit .333 in conference play… Hit .375 in the fifth inning and later of games… Posted two-hit performances in back-to-back games against San Jose State (May 7) and Air Force (May 13)… Scored a season-high two runs on May 13 against Air Force… Led the team with 20 appearances off the bench.
HIGH SCHOOL Won four varsity letters as a baseball player at Mid-Pacific Institute in Honolulu ... Coached there by Dunn Muramaru ... Earned first-team all-state and first-team Interscholastic League of Honolulu honors as a junior and senior ... Honorable mention all-state selection as a sophomore ...During his senior year batted .349 with five doubles, 10 RBI and 15 runs scored in 21 games ... Team won ILH title all four years he played... Was rated as the No 4 high school player in the state by Perfect Game ... 2016 West Region Honorable Mention by Perfect Game.
PERSONAL Jacob Y. Maekawa was born Sept. 6, 1997, in Honolulu, Hawai'i ... Son of Dan and Dana Maekawa ... Brother, Joey, played baseball at Hawai'i Pacific ... Enjoys surfing, fishing and going to the beach .... Favorite athlete is Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki ... Was also recruited by Kansas and New Mexico ... A business major at San Diego State.