SDSU record 72 S-As earn MW spring academic honors
Solid offensive talent who saw most of his action at first base in 2016 ... Will likely move to third base for his sophomore campaign ... Played for the Kalamazoo Growlers in the Northwoods League during summer of 2016 ... Batted .256 with seven doubles, two home runs and 15 RBI in 34 games ... As a prep athlete was a career .340 hitter ... Was selected in the 24th round by the New York Mets in the 2015 MLB draft ... Played for the OC Giants during the summer of 2015, where he batted .350 with a home run.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2016
Has made all but two of his starts at first base ... Other two came at third base where he also played in three contests after beginning the game at first .... Singled in his first collegiate at bat in the season opener vs. No. 14 Oregon ... Went 4-for-11 during that three-game series vs. the Ducks ... Was hit by pitch nine times, a number that ranks as the 22nd most in a season in school history ... Had a season-best 12-game hitting streak from March 4-25 during which he batted .368 (14-for-38) ... First home run came in fourth came of the season in win at UC Irvine ... Also homered in the victory at University of San Diego, a three-run shot in the eighth inning ... Season-high three RBI in that game as well as in the contest vs. UNLV on April 8 ... Personal-best three hits in a game in the win at No. 5 Oregon State (March 28) ... Was not caught stealing in four attempts ... Member of the Mountain West All-Academic team.
Played four seasons of varsity baseball at Granite Hills High School in El Cajon, Calif. ... Coached there by former SDSU pitcher James Davis ... GHHS won league titles all four years he played ... A first-team all-Grossmont League and all-CIF selection as senior ... Second-team all-league honoree as a junior as Eagles won state championship ... As a freshman was second-team all-league and the team's Rookie of the Year ... His 134 career hits rank second in school history ... Played two seasons of water polo (2012 and 2013) when he was voted team's Most Enthusiastic award winner ... Random Acts of Kindness Club member ... Honors graduate.
Jordan Richard Verdon was born Jan. 7, 1997, in El Cajon, Calif. ... Son of Daniel and Heather Verdon ... Grandfather, Joe Verdon, played pro baseball in the Boston Red Sox organization ... Enjoys country music, the beach and studying/learning ... Favorite athlete is Tony Gwynn ... Drew recruiting interest from UCLA, Stanford, Wake Forest, Columbia and Holy Cross ... A kinesiology at SDSU with career plans in pro baseball or as a physical therapist.