P.J Jasak '14 travels coast to coast for summer baseball
P.J. Jasak’s baseball ability took him from coast to coast during the summer. The Wilbraham & Monson Academy catcher feels more prepared than ever to hone in on playing baseball at a pretty high level in college.
After competing at the Bay State Games as a member of the West team, P.J. ’14 made the long trip to southern California after earning a spot at the Under Armour Southwest Tournament.
“My overall experience for the summer was great,” the 5-foot-9-inch, 165-pound Titan said. “I got to play all over the place in front of all these coaches. I got emails from several college coaches.”
Most notably, P.J. was contacted by the University of Virginia, a Division I program in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
P.J. helped the West to the silver medal at the Bay State Games. He batted .625, playing catcher and designated hitter.
“It was a great experience to play with a lot of guys from the area . . . the best guys from the area,” he said. “It was good to see where I’m at compared to the rest of the state.
“We were one win away from winning the gold and we ended up tying. We came home with the silver. Hopefully we’ll win the gold next year.”
After the Bay State Games, P.J. competed with and against some of the best players in the country in Azusa at the Under Armor event. He was selected to the team based on his performance at a Baseball Factory clinic in the fall of 2011.
“That was definitely a humbling experience,” P.J. said. “I played with kids from Texas, Washington, California, Florida, Virginia, Tennessee. That really told me at what level I should be looking for colleges.
“I’m going to work hard this winter and try to do my best for Wilbraham & Monson and help get us some wins this year.”
P.J. was named to the All-League second team at WMA for 2012.