The Anoka-Ramsey Community College Athletic Department announces that sophomore pitcher/outfielder Jake Hansen has signed a letter of intent with the Minnesota State - Mankato Mavericks for the 2020 season.
Jake will continue to work towards his degree in Biology and play baseball.
Anoka-Ramsey's Head Baseball Coach, Jason Saulsbury, comments "We are so happy for Jake and his decision to go to Mankato next year. They are a rock solid program in the NSIC and he should be able to walk in and contribute right away. Jake is a fantastic baseball player and an even better young man. He has meant so much to our program here at Anoka-Ramsey the past couple of seasons. As a five-tool player, Jake was an impact player for us both on the mound, in the outfield, and at the plate. We are going to miss him tremendously, but I couldn't be more excited for his new opportunity. Mankato is a great next step for Jake, where I hope he will thrive. They are getting an exceptional player!"
Jake finished his Anoka-Ramsey career with a an overall batting average of .396, .476 OBP, 89 hits, 5 home runs, and 54 RBI's. On the mound, he finished with an overall ERA of 3.01, 102.1 innings pitched, 124 strikeouts, .232 batting average against, while only surrendering a total of 89 hits and 34 earned runs. He was a two-time All-Southern Division Team honors winner, a two-time All-State Team honors winner, and a two-time All-Region Team honors winner.
Minnesota State University - Mankato is one of the top NCAA Division II programs in the country. He joins a Mavericks team that finished second in a very tough Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) during the 2019 season.