AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2014: Game-By-Game Statistics Started behind the plate in the Beanpot Championship versus Harvard (4/21) ... Entered as a defensive replacement in the George Washington series finale (4/20) and tallied a single ... Went 1-for-3 and collected a walk at GW (4/19) ... Pinch hit and later played catcher at George Washington (4/18) ... Started at catcher and batted in the seven spot in the SLU series finale (4/13) ... Batted 1-for-2 with an RBI versus Saint Louis (4/12) ... Appeared as a defensive replacement against Saint Louis (4/11) ... Had his third multi-hit game of the season versus Northeastern (4/9), going 2-for-3 on the day with an RBI ... Was the starting catcher for the Dayton series finale (4/6), won by UMass in walk-off fashion ... Had a double in a 1-for-4 day at the plate versus Dayton (4/5) ... Appeared as a replacement in the first game of the Dayton series (4/4) ... Appeared as a defensive replacement at Boston College (4/2) ... Started at catcher in the second game of a doubleheader at Richmond (3/28) ... Appeared as a defensive replacement in the first game of a doubleheader at Richmond (3/28) ... Started behind the plate at La Salle (3/23) ... At La Salle (3/22), hit a double and had two runs scored ... In a series with Army, collected a double and RBI (3/16) and recorded two RBIs (3/15) ... Recorded a run scored, RBI, and double off one at bat at Davidson (3/9) ... Went 1-for-4 at Maryland (3/2) ... Went 2-for-4 with a double in the second game of the doubleheader versus Army (2/22) ... Batted 1-for-3 in the first game of a doubleheader against Army (2/22)
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013: Game-By-Game Statistics Started 32 games behind the plate and usually batted eighth ... Batted .261 with 30 hits, 15 RBI, and nine runs scored ... Had eight multi-hit games ... In the first game of the doubleheader at Temple (5/17), had two hits and an RBI ... Notched two doubles and three RBI at Quinnipiac (5/1) ... Hit a triple and collected two RBI at La Salle (4/20) ... Knocked in four RBI vs. Central Connecticut (4/16) ... Batted 3-for-4 with two runs scored and and an RBI vs. Boston College (4/10) ... Recorded two hits, scored two runs, and knocked in a run vs. NJIT (3/29) ... Went 3-for-4 at Seton Hall (3/15) ... Made collegiate debut against #22/23 Notre Dame (3/1).
BEFORE UMASS: Played catcher, first base and pitcher earning four letters under Coach Ron Jordan Jr. at Newton South High School ... Named to Dual County League All-Star teams as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Earned Dual County League MVP honors after senior season ... Tabbed as baseball team captain for junior and senior seasons ... Earned Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic honors as a senior ... Named to ESPN Boston's MIAA All-State Baseball Team after senior campaign ... Hit .415, six home runs and 32 RBI as well as striking out 31 with a 4-1 record on the mound ... Posted a career .386 average with ten home runs and 64 RBI ... Earned the Shone Award as school football MVP and Mendelson Award as Outstanding Male Athlete at Newton South as a senior.
PERSONAL: Born John Anthony Jennings on June 14, 1994 in Newton, Mass. ... Son of Bruce and Joan Jennings ... Father, Bruce, played one season of baseball at UMass Amherst in 1977 ... Has one sister, Kristina, who played soccer at the University of Rhode Island ... Undecided on major.