8 Jacob Merica
8 - Jacob Merica
Height: 5-10
Weight: 165
Bats/Throws: R/R
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Elkton, Va.
High School: East Rockingham
Position: OF
gp 18
avg .368
hr 1
rbi 13
r 12
sb 3

Batting Highs:
AB: 6 (3x)
Runs: 3 (3x)  
Hits: 4 (2x)
RBIs: 3 (2x)
Doubles: 1 (9x)
Triples: n/a
Home runs: 1 vs. St. Elizabeth (3/2/20)
Total bases: 6 vs. St. Elizabeth (3/2/20)
Walks: 3 at Averett (3/11/20)
Stolen bases: 2 (2x)

2020: Jacob played in 18 games. He batted .368 with 21 hits, 12 runs scored, 2 doubles, 1 home run, and 3 stolen bases. He led the team with 13 RBI.

2019: Jacob played in 24 games batting with an average of .224. He hit 2 doubles with 7 RBI and scored 15 runs. 

2018: Jacob played in 33 games with an average of .265. He had 5 doubles with 9 RBI and 5 stolen bases.

Awards:
Royals Athlete of the Week (March 2-8, 2020)

About the Player:
Major: Sociology
Minor: Criminology & Restorative Justice

Favorite Food: Cheeseburgers
Favorite Movie/TV Show: Forest Gump
Favorite Professional Sports Team: Baltimore Orioles
Favorite Bible Verse: John 3:16
Favorite Leisure Activity: Hunting
Recent Games
Mar 3 vs. York (Pa.) L, 17-5
Mar 4 vs. John Jay W, 11-3
Mar 5 vs. Eastern L, 16-0
Mar 7 at Ferrum L, 8-4
Mar 7 at Ferrum L, 4-2
Mar 11 at Averett W, 7-5
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 18 2
Plate appearances 69 9
At Bats 57 6
Runs 12 1
Hits 21 1
Doubles 2 -
Triples - -
Home Runs 1 -
Runs Batted In 13 1
Total bases 26 1
Walks 7 1
Hit by pitch 2 1
Strikeouts 12 -
Sacrifice Flies 2 -
Sacrifice Hits 1 1
Hit into double play - -
Stolen Bases 3 -
Caught Stealing - -
Batting Average .368 .167
On Base Percentage .441 .375
Slugging Percentage .456 .167
Appearances 0 0
Games started 0 0
Wins 0 0
Losses 0 0
Saves 0 0
Complete Games - -
Shutouts - -
Innings Pitched 0.0 0.0
Hits - -
Runs - -
Earned Runs - -
Walks - -
Strikeouts - -
Strikeouts per Game .00 .00
Doubles Allowed - -
Triples Allowed - -
Home Runs Allows - -
At Bats Against - -
Batting Average Against - -
Earned Run Average 0.00 0.00
Wild pitches - -
Hit Batters - -
Balks - -
Sacrifice Flies Allowed - -
Sacrifice Hits Allowed - -
Total Chances 21 1
Put Outs 20 1
Assists 0 0
Errors 1 0
Fielding Percentage .952 1.000
Double Plays - -
Stolen Bases Allowed - -
Runners Caught Stealing - -
Runners Caught Stealing Percentage - -
Passed Balls - -
Catcher's Interference - -
Date Opponent Score ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi bb k sb cs
Feb 8 at N.C. Wesleyan W, 3-2 3 0 0 - - - 0 - 2 - -
Feb 9 at N.C. Wesleyan L, 3-1 2 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Feb 9 at N.C. Wesleyan W, 2-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 15 Southern Virginia L, 4-1 2 0 0 - - - 0 - 1 - -
Feb 15 Southern Virginia W, 4-0 3 1 1 - - - 0 - 1 - -
Feb 19 at #25 Christopher Newport L, 8-0 3 0 2 - - - 0 - - - -
Feb 22 DeSales L, 11-0 3 0 0 - - - 0 1 1 - -
Feb 22 DeSales W, 7-6 5 3 3 1 - - 0 - 2 - -
Feb 23 Penn St.-Altoona W, 7-1 4 0 4 - - - 2 - - - -
Feb 23 Penn St.-Altoona W, 18-2 3 2 1 1 - - 2 - 1 - -
Feb 25 Averett W, 6-5 5 2 3 - - - 1 - 2 - -
Mar 2 vs. St. Elizabeth W, 28-8 4 2 3 - - 1 3 - 1 1 -
Mar 2 vs. St. Elizabeth W, 7-4 2 1 2 - - - 2 1 - - -
Mar 3 vs. York (Pa.) L, 17-5 4 0 1 - - - 0 - - - -
Mar 4 vs. John Jay W, 11-3 5 0 0 - - - 1 - 1 1 -
Mar 5 vs. Eastern L, 16-0 1 0 0 - - - 0 1 - - -
Mar 7 at Ferrum L, 8-4 3 1 1 - - - 1 - - - -
Mar 7 at Ferrum L, 4-2 3 0 0 - - - 0 1 - - -
Mar 11 at Averett W, 7-5 2 0 0 - - - 1 3 - 1 -
Mar 14 Lynchburg   - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 14 Lynchburg   - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 18 Washington and Lee   - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 21 Hampden-Sydney   - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 21 Hampden-Sydney   - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 24 #22 Shenandoah   - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 28 at Guilford   - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 28 at Guilford   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 1 Bridgewater   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 4 at #17 Randolph-Macon   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 4 at #17 Randolph-Macon   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 7 at Washington and Lee   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 8 at Hood   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 11 Emory & Henry   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 11 Emory & Henry   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 15 at #22 Shenandoah   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 18 at Roanoke   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 18 at Roanoke   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 21 at Bridgewater   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 25 Virginia Wesleyan   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 25 Virginia Wesleyan   - - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score hbp sf sh tb xbh hdp go fo go/fo pa
Feb 8 at N.C. Wesleyan W, 3-2 - - - 0 0 - - 1 - 3
Feb 9 at N.C. Wesleyan L, 3-1 - - - 0 0 - 1 1 1.00 2
Feb 9 at N.C. Wesleyan W, 2-1 - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 15 Southern Virginia L, 4-1 - - - 0 0 - 1 - - 2
Feb 15 Southern Virginia W, 4-0 - - - 1 0 - 1 - - 3
Feb 19 at #25 Christopher Newport L, 8-0 - - - 2 0 - - - - 3
Feb 22 DeSales L, 11-0 - - - 0 0 - 1 1 1.00 4
Feb 22 DeSales W, 7-6 - - - 4 1 - - - - 5
Feb 23 Penn St.-Altoona W, 7-1 - - - 4 0 - - - - 4
Feb 23 Penn St.-Altoona W, 18-2 1 - - 2 1 - - - - 4
Feb 25 Averett W, 6-5 - - - 3 0 - - - - 5
Mar 2 vs. St. Elizabeth W, 28-8 - - - 6 1 - - - - 4
Mar 2 vs. St. Elizabeth W, 7-4 - 1 - 2 0 - - 1 - 4
Mar 3 vs. York (Pa.) L, 17-5 - - - 1 0 - 2 1 2.00 4
Mar 4 vs. John Jay W, 11-3 - 1 - 0 0 - 1 3 0.33 6
Mar 5 vs. Eastern L, 16-0 - - - 0 0 - 1 - - 2
Mar 7 at Ferrum L, 8-4 - - 1 1 0 - 2 1 2.00 4
Mar 7 at Ferrum L, 4-2 1 - - 0 0 - 1 1 1.00 5
Mar 11 at Averett W, 7-5 - - - 0 0 - 1 1 1.00 5
Mar 14 Lynchburg   - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 14 Lynchburg   - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 18 Washington and Lee   - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 21 Hampden-Sydney   - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 21 Hampden-Sydney   - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 24 #22 Shenandoah   - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 28 at Guilford   - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 28 at Guilford   - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 1 Bridgewater   - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 4 at #17 Randolph-Macon   - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 4 at #17 Randolph-Macon   - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 7 at Washington and Lee   - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 8 at Hood   - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 11 Emory & Henry   - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 11 Emory & Henry   - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 15 at #22 Shenandoah   - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 18 at Roanoke   - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 18 at Roanoke   - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 21 at Bridgewater   - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 25 Virginia Wesleyan   - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 25 Virginia Wesleyan   - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gs w l sv ip h r er era bb k hr
Feb 8 at N.C. Wesleyan W, 3-2 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Feb 9 at N.C. Wesleyan L, 3-1 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Feb 9 at N.C. Wesleyan W, 2-1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 15 Southern Virginia L, 4-1 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Feb 15 Southern Virginia W, 4-0 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Feb 19 at #25 Christopher Newport L, 8-0 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Feb 22 DeSales L, 11-0 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Feb 22 DeSales W, 7-6 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Feb 23 Penn St.-Altoona W, 7-1 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Feb 23 Penn St.-Altoona W, 18-2 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Feb 25 Averett W, 6-5 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 2 vs. St. Elizabeth W, 28-8 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 2 vs. St. Elizabeth W, 7-4 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 3 vs. York (Pa.) L, 17-5 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 4 vs. John Jay W, 11-3 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 5 vs. Eastern L, 16-0 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 7 at Ferrum L, 8-4 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 7 at Ferrum L, 4-2 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 11 at Averett W, 7-5 0 0 0 0 0.0 - - - 0.00 - - -
Mar 14 Lynchburg   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 14 Lynchburg   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 18 Washington and Lee   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 21 Hampden-Sydney   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 21 Hampden-Sydney   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 24 #22 Shenandoah   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 28 at Guilford   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 28 at Guilford   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 1 Bridgewater   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 4 at #17 Randolph-Macon   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 4 at #17 Randolph-Macon   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 7 at Washington and Lee   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 8 at Hood   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 11 Emory & Henry   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 11 Emory & Henry   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 15 at #22 Shenandoah   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 18 at Roanoke   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 18 at Roanoke   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 21 at Bridgewater   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 25 Virginia Wesleyan   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 25 Virginia Wesleyan   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score tc po a e fpct dp sba rcs rcs% pb ci
Feb 8 at N.C. Wesleyan W, 3-2 2 1 0 1 .500 - - - - - -
Feb 9 at N.C. Wesleyan L, 3-1 2 2 0 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Feb 9 at N.C. Wesleyan W, 2-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 15 Southern Virginia L, 4-1 2 2 0 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Feb 15 Southern Virginia W, 4-0 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
Feb 19 at #25 Christopher Newport L, 8-0 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
Feb 22 DeSales L, 11-0 1 1 0 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Feb 22 DeSales W, 7-6 2 2 0 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Feb 23 Penn St.-Altoona W, 7-1 2 2 0 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Feb 23 Penn St.-Altoona W, 18-2 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
Feb 25 Averett W, 6-5 4 4 0 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Mar 2 vs. St. Elizabeth W, 28-8 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
Mar 2 vs. St. Elizabeth W, 7-4 2 2 0 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Mar 3 vs. York (Pa.) L, 17-5 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
Mar 4 vs. John Jay W, 11-3 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
Mar 5 vs. Eastern L, 16-0 1 1 0 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Mar 7 at Ferrum L, 8-4 1 1 0 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Mar 7 at Ferrum L, 4-2 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
Mar 11 at Averett W, 7-5 2 2 0 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Mar 14 Lynchburg   - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 14 Lynchburg   - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 18 Washington and Lee   - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 21 Hampden-Sydney   - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 21 Hampden-Sydney   - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 24 #22 Shenandoah   - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 28 at Guilford   - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 28 at Guilford   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 1 Bridgewater   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 4 at #17 Randolph-Macon   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 4 at #17 Randolph-Macon   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 7 at Washington and Lee   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 8 at Hood   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 11 Emory & Henry   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 11 Emory & Henry   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 15 at #22 Shenandoah   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 18 at Roanoke   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 18 at Roanoke   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 21 at Bridgewater   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 25 Virginia Wesleyan   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 25 Virginia Wesleyan   - - - - - - - - - - -
  g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi bb k sb cs avg obp slg
2017-18 33 117 29 31 5 - - 9 14 15 5 - .265 .346 .308
2018-19 24 67 15 15 2 - - 7 7 9 2 - .224 .350 .254
2019-20 18 57 12 21 2 - 1 13 7 12 3 - .368 .441 .456
2020-21 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 75 241 56 67 9 - 1 29 28 36 10 - .278 .370 .328
  g hbp sf sh tb xbh hdp go fo go/fo pa
2017-18 33 1 1 1 36 5 2 42 27 1.56 134
2018-19 24 6 - 3 17 2 1 30 14 2.14 83
2019-20 18 2 2 1 26 3 - 12 11 1.09 69
2020-21 - - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Total 75 9 3 5 79 10 3 84 52 1.62 286
  app gs w l sv cg ip h r er bb k k/9 hr era
2017-18 0 0 0 0 0 - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
2018-19 0 0 0 0 0 - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
2019-20 0 0 0 0 0 - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
2020-21 - - - - - - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
Total 0 0 0 0 0 - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
  g tc po a e fpct dp sba rcs rcs% pb ci
2017-18 33 49 42 2 5 .898 - - - - - -
2018-19 24 37 32 3 2 .946 - - - - - -
2019-20 18 21 20 0 1 .952 - - - - - -
2020-21 - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Total 75 107 94 5 8 .925 - - - - - -
  g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi bb k sb cs avg obp slg
Total 18 57 12 21 2 - 1 13 7 12 3 - .368 .441 .456
Conference 2 6 1 1 - - - 1 1 - - - .167 .375 .167
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 7 25 8 12 2 - - 5 1 8 - - .480 .519 .560
Away 6 16 1 3 - - - 2 4 2 1 - .188 .381 .188
Neutral 5 16 3 6 - - 1 6 2 2 2 - .375 .400 .563
-
Wins 10 36 11 17 2 - 1 12 4 10 3 - .472 .512 .611
Losses 8 21 1 4 - - - 1 3 2 - - .190 .320 .190
-
February 10 33 8 14 2 - - 5 1 10 - - .424 .457 .485
March 8 24 4 7 - - 1 8 6 2 3 - .292 .424 .417
  g hbp sf sh tb xbh hdp go fo go/fo pa
Total 18 2 2 1 26 3 - 12 11 1.09 69
Conference 2 1 - 1 1 0 - 3 2 1.50 9
Exhibition - - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
-
Home 7 1 - - 14 2 - 3 1 3.00 27
Away 6 1 - 1 3 0 - 5 5 1.00 22
Neutral 5 - 2 - 9 1 - 4 5 0.80 20
-
Wins 10 1 2 - 22 3 - 3 6 0.50 43
Losses 8 1 - 1 4 0 - 9 5 1.80 26
-
February 10 1 - - 16 2 - 4 3 1.33 35
March 8 1 2 1 10 1 - 8 8 1.00 34
  app gs w l sv cg ip h r er bb k k/9 hr era
Total 0 0 0 0 0 - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
Conference 0 0 0 0 0 - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
Exhibition - - - - - - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
-
Home 0 0 0 0 0 - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
Away 0 0 0 0 0 - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
Neutral 0 0 0 0 0 - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
-
Wins 0 0 0 0 0 - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
Losses 0 0 0 0 0 - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
-
February 0 0 0 0 0 - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
March 0 0 0 0 0 - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
  g tc po a e fpct dp sba rcs rcs% pb ci
Total 18 21 20 0 1 .952 - - - - - -
Conference 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Exhibition - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 7 11 11 0 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Away 6 7 6 0 1 .857 - - - - - -
Neutral 5 3 3 0 0 1.000 - - - - - -
-
Wins 10 14 13 0 1 .929 - - - - - -
Losses 8 7 7 0 0 1.000 - - - - - -
-
February 10 15 14 0 1 .933 - - - - - -
March 8 6 6 0 0 1.000 - - - - - -