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Enrolled at Eastern in the fall of 2006 after playing two baseball seasons at Dutchess CC in his hometown… second pitcher out of Arlington HS to earn a varsity letter, joining Mike Kelly ’85… second-year member of the program and one of eight returning first-year letterwinners from last year… one of three returning left-handed pitchers on the pre-season roster… joins three other active pitchers with at least one career save…

COACH HOLOWATY: "Jake is a crafty pitcher and I think he will give us some key ballgames this year."

LAST YEAR:  One of three left-handed pitchers on the roster… came out of the bullpen in five games and was one of five individuals to record at least one save… saw action in three games on the spring trip and two up north in the regular season… did not appear in post-season play… all six of the hits he allowed were singles… pitched a season-high three innings in his final showing April 29 at Western Connecticut, giving up three hits while fanning two and walking one… closed out the victory to notch his first career save…

HIGH SCHOOL: Four year member and two year starter for the baseball team that earned all-league as a senior and was named to the Poughkeepsie Journal all-star team as a junior and senior…

OTHER: Played for the Wappingers Yankees last summer...

PERSONAL: born Jacob L. Slate July 17, 1986 (21)… major: Sport & Leisure Management… career plans: proprietor… parents: Eileen and Jerold…residence: Poughkeepsie, NY…

Career Statistics Thru 2008

JACOB....REVEALED

Favorite aspect of Eastern: The weekend/ Baseball

Your personal goal for the season: To have a big role on the team

Favorite aspect of your sport:Competitiveness/Winning

Favorite sport to play other than your own: Basketball

Pre-game ritual: Fill pockets with sunflower seeds

What is your nickname?: Slyz

Biggest rival: Keene State

Most visited web site: ESPN.com / MLB.com

Your favorite music artist: Jay-Z, T.I.

Favorite restaurant: Olive Garden

Dream job: Playing for the Yankees

Favorite professional team: New York Yankees

Most despised professional athlete: Jason Veritek

Favorite sport to watch on TV: Baseball

Favorite sports moment of all time: All the championships I've won in baseball

In 10 years, I could see myself: Coaching baseball

If you won lotto, what would you do with the money?: Buy a new car

Pet peeve: When people interrupt you

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