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Jacob Ference

220 lbs.
Graduate Student
Mount Airy, Md.
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• Against VMI on March 28, Went 5-for-5 with three doubles (t-school record) and 5 RBI (t-career-high). He’s the 33rd player in program history with three doubles in a game and first since Ethan Anderson against VCU (4/18/23).
• Was one of a school-record, eight Cavaliers to homer in a single game on March 6 at George Washington. It was his first homer as a Cavalier.

• Ranks eighth in SU history in slugging percentage (.592), t-eighth in home runs (20) and 10th in defensive putouts (664).
• Set a single-season school record for home runs with 14 in 2023.
• His .773 slugging percentage in 2023 was the fifth highest in program history.
• Was a sophomore on Salisbury’s NCAA Division III National Championship team in 2021 and a junior on the 2022 National Runner-Up squad.

• Consensus Third-Team All-Region V.
• First-Team All-C2C, All-C2C Tournament Team.
• C2C Player of the Week, 4/17.
• National Team of the Week (C), 2/22.
• National rankings: 13th in HR/G (0.38), t-26th in home runs (14), 31st in slugging percentage (.773)
• C2C rankings: T-first in home runs, fifth in RBIs (45), t-seventh in batting average (.364).
• Three multi-homer games (four career).
• Homered on first two pitches he faced with five RBIs on Opening Day, 2/18 vs. Widener.
• Three-game homer streak, 3/19-3/23.
• Hit two home runs with three runs, three RBIs, 3/21 vs. VWU.
• Homered twice with four RBIs, four runs scored, 4/12 at Stevenson
• Went 1-for-3 with home run, two runs, three RBIs in C2C Championship, 5/12 vs. UMW.
• Hit rally-sparking home run and finished 3-for-3 with three walks, one RBI, four runs in Salisbury Super Regional clincher, 5/27 at Rowan.
• Broke 25-year-old SU single-season home run record with 14th long ball at CWS, 6/2 vs. ETBU.
• Hit two-run double to ice game at CWS, 6/3 vs. UW-La Crosse.

• All-C2C Honorable Mention.
• National Team of the Week, 5/11.
• Caught 10 of 19 would-be base stealers (.526).
• Scored five runs in season-opening doubleheader, 2/12 vs. Alfred State
• Executed ninth-inning sac bunt to set up game-winning hit, 2/27 vs. Oswego.
• Went 4-for-4 with run and RBI, 4/9 vs. UMW (Game 1).
• Belted two homers and drove in six runs, 5/3 at DeSales.
• Starting catcher in all but two postseason games.
• Went 2-for-4 with double, run and two RBIs in elimination game at Granville Regional, 5/22 vs. William Paterson.
• Hit key two-run triple in fifth inning at College World Series, 6/6 vs. Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

• C2C rankings: t-fourth in home runs (four), t-15th in RBIs (20)…Went 3-for-5 with first career home run, triple and three RBIs, 3/17 at Randolph-Macon.
• Went 2-for-4 with double, homer, two RBIs and two runs scored, 4/30 at Mary Washington.
• Drove in three runs and scored twice in C2C championship clincher, 5/22 vs. CNU.
• Tripled and plated three runs, 5/29 vs. Lynchburg.
• Started every game and caught all but one inning of five games in College World Series, tallying six hits with two homers, three RBIs and five runs scored.
• Belted go-ahead two-run homer in second inning to put Sea Gulls ahead to stay in opener of CWS finals, 6/7 vs. St. Thomas (Minn.).

• Appeared in six games
• Scored run in collegiate debut, 2/16 vs. Alfred State

• Played baseball and basketball at Linganore
• Two-time all-County First Team in baseball (2018-19)…

• Son of Jeffrey and Tammy Ference
• Brother of Lucas Ference
• Graduate Student at UVA’s Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy