Talented offensive and defensive shortstop will see paying time in the Aztec infield this season ... Was rated as the No 4 high school player in the state by Perfect Game ... 2016 West Region Honorable Mention by Perfect Game.
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.
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.