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21 Jeff Gottesman

2018 (Junior): Developed into one of the Patriot League's premier starting pitchers ... named 2018 Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... Google Cloud Academic All-America Third Team selection ... Bucknell's No. 2 starter behind PL Pitcher of the Year Connor Van Hoose ... pitched in 12 games (11 starts) and went 5-4 with a 2.85 ERA ... ranked sixth in the Patriot League in innings pitched (72.2), 10th in strikeouts (61) ... lone relief outing was a good one, going 4.2 innings at No. 3 Arkansas and allowing just one run (solo HR) on three hits ... sensational in Patriot League play: 4-3 with 1.94 ERA, 47 Ks in 46.1 IP and .205 opponent batting average ... did not allow an earned run in back-to-back wins over Army and Lafayette ... allowed just one hit over 6.0 IP vs. Lafayette ... pitched eight innings of two-hit ball with a career-high 11 Ks in a win at Holy Cross ... member of Patriot League Academic Honor Roll and Academic All-Patriot League Team. 

2017 (Sophomore): Member of the starting rotation ... appeared in 12 games on the bump with 10 starts ... No. 3 pitcher in Patriot League weekend series ... 3-5 with a 6.33 ERA ... 28 strikeouts in 54.0 innings ... tossed 7.0 innings and allowed two hits while striking out a career-high eight in a 4-0 win at VMI ... pitched 6.2 innings at Lehigh, giving up two runs on three hits in a 3-2 Bison victory ... tossed 5.0 innings in a 10-5 home-win against Army West Point ... earned a save in a 3-1 victory over Massachusetts ... finished second in the Patriot League in pickoffs (5) behind teammate Mike Castellani ... member of the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll and Academic All-Patriot League Team.  

2016 (Freshman): Split time between starting and relieving ... appeared in 13 games on the mound with five starts ... had three starts in March and two more in May ... started final game of regular season that Bucknell won to clinch a Patriot League Tournament berth ... pitched 6.0 innings and allowed four runs and four hits in the 6-4 Bison victory ... started game two of Patriot League Semifinal Series at Navy and pitched 5.0 innings ... Patriot League Rookie of the Week (Feb. 22) after pitching four shutout innings of two-hit relief in loss at James Madison ... struck out five in that outing, his second-highest total of the year ... 2-0 with a 3.57 ERA in home games ... was 2-5 with a 4.80 in 45.0 innings overall ... third on team with 34 strikeouts ... member of Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

High School: Graduated from Wando High School in 2015 ... three-year baseball letterwinner ... team captain as a senior ... two-time All-Region selection ... named All-Low Country twice ... First Team All-State as a senior ... Second Team All-State as a junior ... helped team to 2015 South Carolina 4A state title with a 25-8 record ... team was 2014 District 8 champion and 2015 District 5 champion ... was a combined 11-3 with 121 strikeouts and an ERA under 1.00 as a junior and senior ... threw one perfect game and two no-hitters.

Personal: Jeffrey Thomas Gottesman ... born Spet. 1, 1997 in Columbus, Georgia ... son of Jay and Donna ... has one sister, Paige, and a brother, David ... majoring in accounting and financial management ... has a perfect 4.0 cumulative GPA.

Position: Pitcher
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 200
Year: Junior
Hometown: Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
High School: Wando
Jeff Photos:
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