|Hometown:||Hope Mills, N.C.|
|High School:||South View|
SoCon Honor Roll
SoCon Honor Roll
2017 (Redshirt Freshman): Appeared in 14 games making five starts… Earned a .167 average in 24 plate appearances… Went for extra bases twice, hitting two doubles… Drove in three runs and scored twice… Earned his first collegiate start at South Carolina (Feb. 19)… Drove in his first run on a sacrifice fly against Wake Forest (Feb. 21) in a pinch hit appearance… Earned his first collegiate hit in his second start against Michigan State (Feb. 25), driving in two on a double… Went 1-for-2 off the bench with a run scored against Princeton (Mar. 11)… Off the bench, went 1-for-2 with a double and scored a run against Lafayette (Mar. 16)… Earned another hit in a pinch hit appearance against Lafayette (Mar. 18)
2016 (Freshman): Redshirted after not appearing in a contest in his rookie year.
High School: Jacobs played four seasons of varsity baseball for head coach Scott Ellis at South View High School … Before the season, was tabbed the High School All-America Second Team by Louisville Slugger … Named the Big South 4A conference Player of the Year following a senior campaign during which he hit .449 with 31 hits, 23 runs scored, 20 RBI and six doubles … Earned 2015 All-Atlantic Region Honorable Mention laurels from Perfect Game … Helped lead the Tigers to a 16-7 overall record and 9-3 conference mark … Slugged .608 and ended up with a 1.149 OPS … Entering his junior year he owned the second-highest career batting average in school history at .432 as well as the fourth-most doubles (10) and fifth-most hits (37) in a single season … Earned a number of awards in 2014, including Mid-South Conference Player of the Year, all-state team recognition, Fayetteville Observer all-region laurels, first-team all-conference honors and Mid-South Conference All-Tournament Team accolades … Named the 2014 team MVP and a team captain and was selected to the Region 4 North Carolina State Games … Also tabbed to the all-conference first team in 2013 … Competed for the Area Stars and Charlotte Megastars baseball clubs under head coaches Derick Graham and Jeff McNeely … Named team MVP and tallied the highest average and most hits on the squad … Helped the team to the 2014 North Carolina Dixie Boys state championship … Excelled in the classroom, earning A/B honor roll status for the first three years of his high school career … A member of Teen Pep, a nationally-recognized organization where students instruct freshman class members on making proper decisions in life.
Personal: James Leonard Jacobs, III … Born May 13, 1997 in Jacksonville, N.C. … Son of James and Melody Jacobs … Majoring in communication studies.