Jimmies baseball has 10 players honored with GPAC postseason awards

The Jimmies have now had 10 players honored for the second year in a row.

Jordan Singleton
The Jimmies' Jordan Singleton starts to swing at a ball during an at-bat against Dakota Wesleyan on April 28, at Jack Brown Stadium.
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JAMESTOWN — The University of Jamestown has continued to rack up postseason honors as they have had 10 players honored in the GPAC end-of-season awards. The Jimmies had five players selected to the All-Conference first or second team and one gold glover.

The Jimmies finished the season going 27-19, with a 16-10 record in the GPAC.

The All-Conference first team selection was Jordan Singleton who .392, with a .481 on-base percentage, and a .646 slugging percentage. He added seven home runs and 39 RBIs to go along with his team-leading batting average. Defensively, he had 78 putouts and four assists.

The four All-Conference second-team selections were Kendall Yackley, Luke Zimmer and Hayden Brown. All three players are being honored for the first time in their careers.

During his senior season, Yackley hit .345 with eight doubles, one triple, seven long balls and 37 RBIs. He also stole 13 bags and was only caught twice. He also threw 11.2 innings, pitching to a 3.86 ERA with 8.49 strikeouts per nine innings and a 3-1 record with four saves. Defensively he had 55 putouts and 100 assists.


Zimmer was the team’s workhorse pitching 70.1 innings, to an 8-2 record with one complete game. In those innings, he had a 3.84 ERA and 8.32 strikeouts per nine innings for 65 total strikeouts.

Brown made it on the team as both a pitcher and an infielder. He made 16 appearances on the mound and had 151 plate appearances. At the plate, he hit .364 with 10 homers and 45 RBIs. On the mound he pitched 21.1 innings with a 2-3 record, recording six saves, and a 1.93 ERA, good for 10th in the GPAC, behind nine pitchers who are tied with a 0.00 ERA.

The Jimmies gold glove winner was Xander Orejudos, who was also named an All-Conference Honorable Mention. Orejudos had 84 putouts and 98 assists and only five errors for a fielding percentage of .973. He also turned 24 double plays.

Orejudos throw
The Jimmies' Xander Orejudos (3) throws a ball to first in front of Dakota Wesleyan's Diego Jirau during a game on April 28, at Jack Brown Stadium.
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The other Jimmies to be named an All-Conference Honorable Mention were Triston Madison, Troy Berg, Chase Burke and Eric Kessler. Madison had the second most at-bats on the team only behind Orejudos with 154, he hit .331 with seven doubles, four homers and 27 RBIs. This is Madison’s second year in a row that he has been honored by the GPAC. Berg hit .273 with two homers and 12 RBIs. He also stole seven bases.

Burke hit .268 with seven doubles, four triples, four homers, 20 RBIs and 13 stolen bases. He also got hit by six pitches and had 15 extra-base hits. On the mound, Kessler made 17 appearances, going 1-0 with two saves in 16.0 innings, he struck out 22 batters for a strikeout per nine rate of 12.38, and had a 3.38 ERA.

My name is Max O'Neill. I am a Sports Reporter at The Jamestown Sun. I am a native New Yorker, who graduated from Ithaca College in 2020 with a degree in Television-Radio.
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