Jessee wraps up fab freshman year in historic Gonzaga season
Anchorage’s Brody Jessee saw his fabulous freshman season at the University of Gonzaga come to an end after a 9-4 loss to LSU in the NCAA Regional in Eugene, Oregon.
The freshman reliever finished it off by pitching a scoreless eighth inning, closing out one of the most successful seasons in Gonzaga baseball history.
Gonzaga finished the season 34-19 for a .642 winning percentage, the second highest in almost four decades. The Zags also had their highest-ever national ranking and best-ever seeding in their first NCAA Regional appearance since 2018.
Jessee, of South High fame, faced only three LSU batters during his lone inning of work. A leadoff single was erased by a double play and he struck out the final hitter he faced.
The Alaskan made 17 appearances on the season and was one of nine Gonzaga players to earn an All-West Coast Conference nod.
Jessee picked up two winning decisions and earned four saves, taking over as the Zags closer in April before a late-season injury kept him off the field for nearly a month.
The 6-foot-4 right-hander struck out 33 batters in 25 innings and posted a 4.68 ERA.
Jesse gave up nine of 13 earned runs in two games; take them out of the equation and his ERA drops to 1.64.