Army Aims to Win Fourth Regular-Season Conference Title in Five Years
MISCELLANEOUS: Exciting pitching prospect among Black Knights' stable of quality arms ... lanky right-hander ... possesses unorthodox pitching delivery ... three-pitch arsenal includes developing curveball and improving changeup ... knows how to get batters out ... understands game ... adept at setting up hitters ... fine athlete ... fields position well ... possesses excellent work ethic ... "stuff" plays well out of Army bullpen ... should continue to factor into head coach Joe Sottolano's bullpen plans during Patriot League weekends after performing well in that capacity as a sophomore last spring ... could make significant impact for Black Knights ... two-year letterman.
MILESTONES: Named to Patriot League Academic Honor Roll following freshman season.
2011: Ranked second on the team with 17 appearances ... tied for the team lead with five wins ... went 5-1 out of the bullpen ... his .833 win percentage lists tied for the seventh-best single-season mark in Academy history (minimum five decisions) ... pitched to a 7.20 earned run average in 25.0 innings of work ... opponents hit just .278 against him ... allowed just six extra base hits over the course of the season ... pitched twice against Radford during the opening weekend of the season ... earned first win of the year against Massachusetts ... fired 2.1 innings of three-hit ball versus the Minutemen ... struck out two and allowed just one run in the contest ... earned his second win three days later when he tossed 2.2 innings against Indiana ... credited with the victory in Army's 11-8 home win over Siena ... authored first scoreless outing of the season against Holy Cross on April 2 ... pitched 2.1 innings of one-hit ball to record his fourth win of the year ... registered a career-high four strikeouts against the Crusaders the following day as the Black Knights finished off a four-game sweep of their Patriot League rivals ... did not allow a run in two innings of work in that contest ... worked twice in Army's regular-season series versus Navy ... picked up fifth win of the year against Lafayette on April 24 ... allowed just three singles in two scoreless innings ... appeared in the WPDH Hudson Valley Baseball Classic, working two innings against Marist ... finished the regular season by tossing 2.1 innings of scoreless relief at Bucknell ... made one postseason appearance ... delivered a key strikeout against Lafayette as the Black Knights swept the Leopards in the semifinal series ... did not allow a run in seven of his last nine appearances of the season
2010: Appeared in nine games out of Army bullpen ... used exclusively in relief ... posted 1-0 record with 3.38 earned run average ... allowed 16 base hits in 13.1 innings of work ... struck out 10 and walked four ... did not permit an earned run in six of his nine outings ... picked up first career win against Marist in WPDH Hudson Valley Baseball Classic ... fired 3.2 solid innings of relief ... did not allow an earned run versus Red Foxes on large stage ... struck out three and did not walk single batter to help secure tight 4-3 victory ... named Patriot League Rookie of the Week for his efforts ... fired one scoreless frame against Bucknell in third-and-deciding game of Patriot League Tournament Semifinal Series ... recorded two outs without allowing a hit during early season road showing at Florida ... notched one strikeout and one walk opposite Gators ... threw one inning of scoreless relief against Seton Hall ... allowed two hits with one strikeout during one-inning stint versus Cornell ... allowed one earned run in two innings of relief work against Iona ... struck out two and did not walk a batter ... received additional mound time against Bradley, Hofstra and New York Tech ... one of nine Army players named to Patriot League Academic Honor Roll at year's end.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played for head coach Brent Mosley at Starr's Mill High ... earned three varsity letters ... split time between outfield and pitcher's mound ... posted sparkling 1.41 earned run average during senior campaign ... helped squad reach state finals as a senior ... all-county selection ... named state of Georgia AAAA player of the year that season ... standout free safety in football as well ... all-county choice on gridiron ... received Coca-Cola Golden Helmet Award and team academic award ... served as team captain in both sports during final showing.
PERSONAL: Given name is Kenneth Philip Jackson ... born April 23, 1991, in Greensboro, N.C. ... parents' names are Nancy and Don Jackson ... brother, Keith, currently holds rank of second lieutenant in U.S. Army ... currently attending Dental School at University of Pennsylvania ... majoring in Environmental Science.