College Baseball Daily kicks off our countdown to the start of the 2014 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.
We continue the list today at number 97 with Wake Forest’s senior RHP Jack Fischer. While playing at St. Ignatius Prep in Chicago, the 6-foot-2, 175 pound Hindsdale, Ill. native started as a shortstop since his freshman year, with a .355 batting average, but also amassed a 11-2 record with a 1.38 ERA on the mound.
His freshman year for the Demon Deacon’s saw 22 starts as a position player, with a 1.28 average. On the mound, Fischer posted a 8.10 ERA in six appearances and three and a third innings pitched. Things began to pick up for Fischer in 2012 when he was moved from outfielder to reliever to starting pitcher. He made 22 appearances on the mound for the Deacs, including 5 starts.
In 17 appearances from the bullpen, Fischer posted a 1.39 ERA in 32 and one-third innings. As a starting pitcher, he had a career best 2.84 ERA in 63 and one-third innings, with a 5-4 record. In the Deacs’ appearance in the ACC Tournament, Fischer threw a career-high eight innings against NC State, and seven and two-thirds innings against the Clemson Tigers to clinch the tourney at home.
2013 proved to be a slower year for Fischer, with an ERA of 6.12 and a 2-4 record with one save. Fischer participated in the Cal Ripken Summer League with the Baltimore Redbirds, where he posted a 1.18 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and a 28-9 strikeout-walk ration in 30 innings pitched.
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