SEWARD, Neb. – Just before the 2020 Major League Baseball Draft got underway on Wednesday (June 10), 1011 NOW caught up with Concordia University Baseball’s Jason Munsch, a 2020 senior. Munsch had been hopeful of hearing his name called in the MLB Draft, which normally spans 40 rounds. However, the draft was cut back to just five rounds and is being held virtually due to COVID-19 concerns.
A number of teams have expressed interest in Munsch, who was dominant in four starts this spring, prior to the shutdown of the season. Munsch told 1011, “I’m in a position right now where it’s a good likelihood I’ll get to play professional baseball. That is good enough for me.”
In 26 innings of work in 2020, Munsch allowed just a single unearned run on nine hits and six walks. He struck out at least nine hitters in each of his four starts while totaling 59 punch outs. The native of Campbell, Calif., tossed a seven-inning, 16-strikeout no-hitter at Briar Cliff on March 13 prior to the cancelation of the remainder of the season. In his career, Munsch notched a 17-9 record with a 2.78 ERA and 281 strikeouts in 184.2 innings.
Munsch school records:
Career strikeouts (281)
Career earned run average (2.78)
Strikeouts in one game (20)