Jessee baffles D1 batters with fabulous fastball-slider combo

March 31, 2021

Brody Jessee

Brody Jessee of Anchorage has looked very comfortable this season on the pitcher’s mound for Gonzaga University.

Opposing batters, not so much.

Nearly half of his outs have come by strikeout as D1 hitters have struggled to touch his fabulous fastball-slider combo.

The freshman flame thrower has racked up 14 Ks in 11.2 innings and is yet to allow an inherited runner to score.

He owns a 3.09 ERA and has had four scoreless appearances in seven games.

Jessee, of South High fame, won his first decision after throwing three shutout innings in a 13-inning, 10-4 win over Santa Clara.

The 6-foot-4 right-hander worked around a leadoff triple in the 12th inning with a groundout, strikeout and flyout.

Gonzaga then scored six runs in the top of the 13th inning and Jesse closed it out, ending the game on a called third strike.