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 Jeff Mandel 24
Jeff Mandel
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Houston, Texas

High School:
Jersey Village HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 200

Position:
RHP

Experience:
3L

B/T:
S/R

CAREER HONORS
•2007 Co-Captain
•2006 Second-Team CoSIDA Academic All-District VI
•2006 First-Team Academic All-Big 12 Conference
•2005 NCAA Waco Regional All-Tournament Team
•2005 Second-Team Academic All-Big 12 Conference
•Nine-Time Big 12 Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll

SUMMER 2006
•Did not play competitively

2006 (JUNIOR)
•Began season as closer before moving to setup role in late March and into starting rotation in late April
•Appeared in 23 games on the mound with five starts
•Made 10 appearances in Big 12 play with four starts
•Tied teammate Nick Cassavechia for fourth in Big 12 with eight saves
•Played in 31 games as a hitter, including 15 Big 12 games
•Made 19 starts in the batting order, 13 at first base, three in left field and three as designated hitter
•Became first Baylor starting pitcher to also serve as designated hitter since Jason Jennings in 1999 when doing so against Rice (4/11)
•Held lead or tie in 10 of 11 opportunities (90.9 percent)
•Converted eight of nine save chances (88.9 percent)
•Did not allow a run six appearances, extending a scoreless streak from the previous season that lasted 22.0 innings over nine appearances
•Allowed only three hits over first six appearances (7.1 innings)
•Did not allow an earned run in 20 of 21 relief appearances from March 5, 2005, to March 12, 2006 (44.1 innings)
•Recorded a save in each of first five outings, including one save against Arizona State (2/28) and saves in both Baylor wins at Long Beach State (3/4-5)
•Tossed 3.0 scoreless innings with three walks and no hits allowed for the save against Oklahoma State (4/8)
•Held second-ranked Rice to one run on three hits with four strikeouts over 5.0 innings in a no-decision (4/11)
•Longest career outing was a 7.0 starting effort in series finale at Missouri (4/30)
•Held Texas State to one run on one hit with three strikeouts over 4.0 relief innings to earn the victory (5/9)
•Started and claimed the win in Nebraska series finale, holding the fifth-ranked Huskers to a pair of runs on five hits over 5.1 innings (5/14)
•Tossed 3.1 scoreless innings on four hits with two strikeouts to earn save against Arizona State at NCAA Houston Regional (6/4)
•Had an RBI triple in lone at bat against UT-Arlington (2/14)
•2-for-5 with two RBI against TCU (3/21)
•1-for-2 with a double, a walk and two runs at TCU (4/4)
•1-for-1 with two walks, a sacrifice fly and two runs against Oklahoma State (4/7)
•2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored at Texas (4/14)

SUMMER 2005
•Attended USA Baseball National Team Trials at Raleigh, N.C.
•Played for the Wareham Gatemen of the Cape Cod League
•Appeared in nine games with four starts
•Posted a 3-3 record with a 3.38 ERA and 25 strikeouts in 27.1 innings
•Also had one hit in six at bats with one run scored

2005 (SOPHOMORE)
•Appeared in 25 games on the mound with four starts
•All four starts came in non-Big 12 games
•Started 11 of season's final 15 games at first base, filling in for injured Kyle Reynolds
•Posted a staff-best 1.91 ERA, the 10th-best single-season mark in school history and third-best of the alumninum bat era
•Recorded a 0.86 ERA in Big 12 games, a school record for relievers and 42 percent lower than previous mark
•Allowed only five earned runs in 47.2 innings of relief work (0.94 ERA)
•Yielded a run only four times in 21 relief appearances and more than one earned run only once, allowing two earned runs in 5.0 innings against Texas A&M (5/13)
•Enjoyed a streak of 25.2 consecutive innings without allowing an earned run covering 11 appearances from 3/15 to 4/19
•Also had a streak of 11 consecutive relief appearances without allowing an earned run, surrendering only two unearned runs in that stretch
•Allowed only one hit in 1.2 innings of 3-2 win vs. Tennessee (2/12)
•Struck out three in 2.2 shutout innings at Oklahoma State (3/25)
•Pitched 5.0 shutout innings for no-decision in first start at TCU (4/19)
•Earned first win of season, allowing two earned runs in 5.0 innings against UT-Arlington (4/26)
•Picked up second win, allowing two runs in 5.0 innings vs. Texas State (5/17)
•Pitched 5.0 shutout innings of relief vs. Missouri (5/21)
•Did not pitch again until 3.0 relief innings after playing first eight innings at first base in NCAA Waco Regional championship game against Stanford (6/6)
•Held Stanford scoreless on two hits and earned victory
•Win came thanks to his own leadoff home run in top of 12th inning, the first round-tripper of his career
•Hit .286 (4-for-14) with a pair of doubles and team-best five RBI at the Big 12 Tournament
•Went 4-for-5 with two doubles and career-high four RBI in 8-3 victory over Oklahoma State (5/26)
•Homered and drove in two in 7-1 Super Regional win over Clemson (6/12)
•Earned victory in Baylor's first ever College World Series win, holding Oregon State scoreless on one hit over 4.2 innings (6/20)
•Struck out season-high three on four occasions
•Went season-long 5.0 innings five times, including two times in relief
•Recorded first hit of season, a single, in regular-season finale vs. Missouri (5/22)
•Posted a 2-0 record with a 0.00 ERA in 7.2 innings of work in the NCAA Tournament, holding opponents to a .115 batting average

SUMMER 2004
•Led the Hays Larks to a second-place finish in the Jayhawk League and a berth in the NBC World Series
•Posted a 2-5 record with a 3.31 ERA in 11 appearances, including eight starts
•Recorded 48 strikeouts and held opponents to a .236 average in 49.0 innings
•Tossed a seven-inning no-hitter in first appearance with seven strikeouts
•Also hit .250 with seven runs and two RBI in 28 at bats

2004 (FRESHMAN)
•Spot reliever
•Saw limited action in the outfield and at first base
•Went 1-for-3 with an RBI and pitched the ninth inning with two strikeouts against UT-San Antonio (2/17)
•Tossed 1.0 inning of scoreless relief against UT-Arlington (4/7)
•Pitched a perfect ninth vs. Texas Southern (4/27)
•Threw 3.1 scoreless innings with one strikeout vs. Texas Southern (5/19)
•Had four pinch-hit appearances in Big 12 play
•Also pitched 1.0 innings in two Big 12 appearances

HIGH SCHOOL
•Two-year letterwinner under coach Mike Maddox at Jersey Village High School in Jersey Village, Texas
•No. 6 prospect at the 2002 Perfect Game Southern Top Prospect Showcase
•Ranked as the No. 13 prospect in the state by Texas Baseball News
•Ranked 27th in Texas and 258th nationally by Baseball America/Perfect Game
•Preseason All-Greater Houston selection as a senior
•Two-time all-district selection
•Played summer ball for Mike Rutledge with the Houston Kyle Chapman team
•Also lettered twice in basketball
•Graduated in the top six percent of his class

PERSONAL
•Full name is Jeff Austin Mandel
•Born April 30, 1985, in Houston, Texas
•Son of John and Jill Mandel
•Chose Baylor over Arizona, Houston, Rice, Texas A&M and Texas Tech
•Majoring in chemistry (pre-med)
•Says that if he were not playing baseball, he would be working toward pharmacy school and seminary

CAREER BESTS(BATTING)
Hits: 4 vs. Oklahoma State (5/26/05)
Runs: 2, three times
Doubles: 2 vs. Oklahoma State (5/26/05)
Triples: 1 vs. UT-Arlington (2/14/06)
Home Runs: 1, twice
RBI: 4 vs. Oklahoma State (5/26/05)
Stolen Bases: 1, five times
Walks: 2 vs. Oklahoma State (4/7/06)
Hitting Streak: 5 games (3/29/06 through 4/7/06)

CAREER BESTS (PITCHING)
Innings: 7.0 at Missouri (4/30/06)
Long Start: 7.0 at Missouri (4/30/06)
Short Start: 3.1 vs. UT-San Antonio (5/3/05)
Long Relief: 5.0, twice
Hits Allowed: 7 vs. Texas A&M (4/23/06)
Strikeouts: 4 vs. Rice (4/11/06)
Walks: 4 vs. UT-San Antonio (5/3/05)
Runs Allowed: 7 vs. Texas A&M (4/23/06)
ER Allowed: 7 vs. Texas A&M (4/23/06)
HR Allowed: 2, twice

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