SEWARD, Neb. – Ace of the staff for the NAIA World Series qualifying Concordia University Baseball team, Jake Fosgett has been named an NAIA Honorable Mention All-American, as announced on Tuesday (June 8). Fosgett joins teammate Nick Little (2018) as the second Bulldog during Head Coach Ryan Dupic’s tenure to earn honorable mention All-America status.
A native of Carlsbad, Calif., Fosgett collected GPAC Pitcher of the Year accolades as the league’s most dominant pitcher. This past spring, Fosgett made 13 appearances (11 starts) and covered 56.2 innings while posting a 9-1 record, 1.43 ERA and 101 strikeouts compared to 17 walks. On the NAIA national leaderboard, Fosgett ranked No. 1 in opponent batting average (.153), second in ERA and second in strikeouts per nine innings (16.04). In a victory over Dordt in March, Fosgett racked up a career high 17 strikeouts in a six-inning performance.
On the program’s all-time lists, Fosgett ranks second in strikeouts (247), third in ERA (2.98) and fifth in wins (16). His nine victories in 2021 tied a school record for a single season. In addition, Fosgett’s 1.43 ERA is the lowest ever in a season for a Concordia hurler with at least 50 innings pitched. Fosgett was also recognized as a first team All-GPAC award winner for the 2019 GPAC championship team.
On last week’s Bulldog Coaches Show, Dupic had this to say about Fosgett, “Jake’s been incredible during his career here. He’s certainly one of the best pitchers that this school has ever seen. His stuff is good enough to play professional baseball. It’s a matter of finding the right fit and seeing if it’s a fit for the organizations. His stuff certainly plays well enough to have an opportunity. We’ll see how that comes out. What I’m most proud of with Jake is he has maximized himself. He’s improved as a person and player and has had a tremendous impact on our program. He’s truly one of the best pitchers in the country.”