Spencer Jack - Baseball - University of Kentucky Athletics 34


  • height 6-3
  • Weight 215
  • class Senior
  • Previous School Jacksonville/Glendale JC


2014 Game-by-Game

Veteran workhorse reliever is coming off a tremendous debut season in the UK bullpen … After transferring in for 2014, served as UK’s team-leader in appearances with a 4-1 mark and a 1.16 ERA, owning four saves … Became a trusted weapon late in the season with an ability to fight through multiple innings in key situations … Had a heroic outing vs. No. 17 Mississippi State in the SEC Tournament 12-inning marathon, working four innings without allowing an earned run to set up UK’s dramatic win … Enters 2015 riding a streak of 14.1 consecutive innings pitching without allowing an earned run over his final seven appearances as a junior … Has a competitive, fearless demeanor on the mound and a power-stuff repertoire … Is a good athlete that can field his position well.

One of UK’s key late-inning relievers as a junior, appearing in a team-high 26 games in relief … Had a 4-1 record and a 1.16 ERA, saving four games … Worked 38.2 innings, allowing just 28 hits and eight walks, striking out 31 … First nine outings came as scoreless, tossing 13.1 innings without allowing an earned run … Ranked 14th in the SEC in saves and 11th in relief appearances … In 12 SEC relief appearances, went 1-1 with a 2.51 ERA, with one save in 14.1 innings, walking four and striking out 10 … In 14 non-SEC games, went 3-0 with a 0.37 ERA in 24.1 innings, allowing only 13 hits and four walks, striking out 24 … In 13 games vs. SEC roes, had a 2-1 record and a 1.96 ERA … Worked in 14 home games, with a 3-1 record and a 1.74 ERA with three saves, working 20.2 innings, allowing 15 hits and six walks, striking out 16 … Had a 0.75 ERA in nine relief road games, working 12 innings, allowing just nine hits and one walk … Worked in 17 games that UK won, with a 4-0 record and a 1.05 ERA … Had a 1.38 ERA in nine games that UK lost, allowing 10 hits and two walks in 13 innings … Worked six shutout innings in February, 10 innings and allowed one earned run in March, 1-1 with a 3.60 ERA in April, and worked 11.2 without allowing an earned run in May … Was 1-0 with a 1.50 ERA vs. top-25 teams and worked 3.1 shutout vs. top-10 foes … Inherited a team-best 27 runners, allowing only 14 to score … Made his season debut in UK’s second game of the year, at UNC Wilmington, working a perfect 10-pitch inning with a strikeout … Worked three shutout innings, allowing three singles, in his next outing, as UK attempted to rally from behind at USC Upstate … Worked shutout innings vs. St. John’s and Wright State, in UK’s home opener … Worked two innings without an earned run vs. Eastern Michigan, then tossed 2.1 shutout, one-hit innings vs. Cincinnati to earn his first career win … Had a shutout frame vs. Ball State, getting two outs at No. 15 Indiana … Came on in the first game of a doubleheader vs. Alabama, tossing the final 1.1 innings to clinch UK’s series-evening win … After Andrew Nelson gave up a game-tying homer in the bottom of the ninth inning while seeking a complete-game win at Alabama in the nightcap, came on with the walk-off runner on first base in the bottom of the 10th inning, surrendering a walk-off, two-run homer on his only pitch, the first run he allowed in his UK career … Came on with a runner on third base and one out in the ninth inning of UK’s rubber match vs. No. 1 South Carolina, getting a swinging strikeout against shortstop Peter Mooney to set up UK’s win … Worked two shutout innings vs. Xavier for his first career save, getting an out at No. 5 Vanderbilt … Picked up his second career save in a win vs. No. 9 Louisville, tossing the finale 2.2 shutout innings, striking out three … Tossed a shutout inning vs. No. 12 Florida, before allowing two runs on a two-run homer in the next day vs. the Gators … Allowed a run in 1.2 innings vs. Missouri, before working a shutout inning at Texas A&M … Earned praise from coach Gary Henderson in UK’s midweek win over Tennessee Tech, allowing a solo homer vs. the nation’s leading offensive unit with the wind blowing out at an unprecedented rate … Worked 1.2 shutout innings vs. No. 12 Ole Miss, before tossing 2.2 shutout at Tennessee … Picked up his third save in a shutout frame vs. Auburn, returning two days later vs. the Tigers to toss two shutout innings … In UK’s final midweek game at Murray State, tossed two shutout frames in the ninth and 10th innings to keep UK in the game … Best outing of his career game in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals vs. No. 21 Mississippi State, allowing just one unearned run in four innings, setting up UK’s thrilling win … Worked a shutout inning for a save vs. Kansas in the NCAA Tournament.

Junior College
First team at Glendale Community College … Part of the conference championship team … Appeared in 16 games, tossing 25 innings, with 27 strikeouts, eight walks, a 2.16 ERA with a 0-1 record and two saves.

Jacksonville University (2012)
Pitched in nine games, including two starts as a freshman … Struck out five batters in 10.2 innings … Recorded a strikeout at Lipscomb … Allowed two runs, one earned, in four innings against Akron … Pitched a scoreless inning vs. Florida A&M and at USC.

High School
Two year letter winner at Loyola High School… Rawlings/ Perfect Game preseason California High honorable mention… during his senior year pitched 2 innings striking out 32, walking 20 with a 3.63 ERA and a 4-3 record.

Full name is Spencer Francis Jack… Born on July 2, 1991 in Los Angeles, Calif. … Son of Ian and Francine Jack … Has two sisters Ali (29) and Lauren (26) … Father played tennis at UC- Santa Barbara … Cousin, Damon Lembi, played baseball for Arizona State from 1994-95 and helped the Sun Devils to the College World Series in his first season.

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