15 Jason Taasaas
15 Jason Taasaas
Height: 6-1
Weight: 215
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Elk Grove, Calif.
High School: Franklin HS
Position: RHP/C

Sophomore (2012):
Started 34 games at catcher for Pacific, hitting .255 with a .346 on-base percentage. Turned in eight multi-hit games including a pair of three-hit contests. Scored 17 runs and drove in 12 on the season, with a pair of doubles and a home run. Second on the team with five hit-by-pitch. Had a five-game hit streak from March 24 to April 2. Went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and an RBI against Brown (March 26). Drove in two with a 2-for-3 ballgame including a home run against UC Irvine (March 31). Went 3-for-5 with two runs batted in against Nevada (April 2). Collected three hits with a pair of runs scored against San Jose State (April 7). Went 2-for-4 with a double against Cal Poly (April 29). Drove in a run with a sacrifice fly against Cal State Fullerton (May 4). Was injured on a play at the plate on May 4 which cut short his season.

Freshman (2011):
Started 29 games at catcher for the Tigers and appeared in six more as a freshman. Collected 14 hits in his final 54 at bats to finish with a .205 average, with a double and a pair of home runs. Drove in 13 runs while scoring 10. Walked 12 times in 102 plate appearances for a .337 on base percentage. Picked up his first career hit in his Pacific debut against Kansas State (Feb. 19), reaching base twice in three trips with a walk and a single. Tallied an RBI double against North Carolina State on Feb. 25. Posted a sacrifice bunt  and a sac fly for one RBI in the Tigers’ win over No. 13 Cal on April 5. Had his best day as a Tiger on April 23 at Cal State Northridge, collecting five hits in six at bats with four runs batted in, two runs scored and his first career home run. Picked up his first career steal as part of a one-for-four night against Santa Clara (April 26). Posted a pair of hits including his secord home run with two RBI against San Jose State (May 10). Walked twice and stole a base against Cal Poly on May 20. Went two-for-three with an RBI in the Tigers rain-suspended contest with Seattle (started May 14, finished May 16).

High School:
A four-year varsity letterwinner at Franklin High School in Elk Grove, Calif., Taasaas was a two-time First Team All-Delta Valley selection and a Second Team All-Metro award winner. As a junior, he hit .377 in 27 games with a .505 on-base percentage and .464 slugging percentage for the Wildcats.  In the first game of the DVC playoffs, Taasaas tagged out the potential winning run in a tie game to force extra innings and remained in the game despite cutting open his hand on the play. As a junior, he was asked to represent Northern California as a part of the Area Code team in the second Rawlings NorCal World Series. Taasaas graduated with a 4.13 GPA and served as the athletics representative for student government as well as activities commissioner.

Jason James Taasaas… Son of David and Robin Taasaas… has younger brother Tyler… Currently an exploratory major, he intends to major in Business Finance.