Overview — One of the most experienced pitchers on the staff ... Will be used in middle relief ... Had excellent fall campaign to improve and regain the form of his sophomore year ... “Kevin brings a ton of ex-perience and respect to the mound everytime he throws,” said Pitching Coach Gary Adcock. “He is a guy you can rely on for key outs in the middle innings.”
2002 — Second on the team with 18 relief appearances ... Got first collegiate start on April 30 at UC Santa Barbara ... Earned only save of the season at Cal State Northridge on March 10 after allowing two runs in 3.0 innings ... Picked up first win of 2002 at Oregon State on April 21 giving up one run in 2.1 innings of work ... Pitched a career-high 5.0 innings against Long Beach State (May 7) ... Posted second win of the season against the 49ers, allowing only two earned runs and striking out three.
2001 — Led club with 31 appearances, all in relief … Was second in the Pac-10 in appearances … Posted 3-2 record with team-high five saves and a 5.00 ERA … Best month of season came from February 9-March 10, winning three, saving three, and giving up just two runs in 16.1 innings … Longest stint was four innings against California (May 6) … Compiled excellent strikeout-to-walk ratio of 2.6 … Struck out career-best five batters in three-inning save against UNLV (February 9).
2000 — Saw time mainly in short and middle relief for the Bruins … Appeared in 20 games … In his first collegiate action, struck out three in two innings while allowing one earned run at UNLV on February 11 … Picked up his first collegiate win vs. Pepperdine on February 22, pitching 3.2 scoreless and hitless innings, while striking out one batter … Struck out a season-high three batters twice, the first being in his debut at UNLV and at Oregon State on April 1 … Earned second victory of the season at Washington State on April 28, allowing two runs on five hits through two innings.
1999 (Summer) -- Pitched for the San Luis Obispo Blues of the California Collegiate Coastal League...Finished the summer with a 4-2 record and a 2.75 earned run average...Pitched two complete games...Helped Blues to second place league finish.
1999 - Redshirted.
Notre Dame HS (Sherman Oaks, CA) - Lettered three years in baseball as a pitcher and first baseman for coach Tom Dill...Team captain as a junior and senior...As a senior, finished the year with a 6-2 record and a 2.64 ERA...Named team's most inspirational player...Earned second-team All-Mission League honors as a junior...Compiled a 7-3 record and a 2.98 ERA...Threw a no-hitter versus league opponent Harvard-Westlake on May 6, 1997...Led team to CIF Southern Section Playoffs during junior and senior seasons...As a sophomore, compiled a 6-3 record with a 2.32 ERA...Named team's most improved player.
Personal - Favorite MLB team is the NY Yankees ... Favorite aspect of baseball other than the game itself is the camaraderie it builds among teammates ... . His parents are Allen Jerkens and Linda Gunn…Older brother Allen graduated from UCLA in 1998… Full name is Kevin Thomas Jerkens…Born on January 18, 1980, in Tulsa, Oklahoma … History major.
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