31 Jacob Tanis
31 Jacob Tanis
Height: 6-1
Year: So.
Hometown: Peachtree City, Ga.
High School: McIntosh
Position: INF

2009 Statistics


2009 (Freshman): Was named to the Atlantic Sun All-Freshman team and the 2009 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American team after recording a breakout season in his first year with the Bears … appeared in 43 games, making 42 starts … ranked in the top five in nearly every major statistical category as the everyday third baseman for Mercer … ranked first on the team in home runs (11), total bases (102) and walks (30) … ranked second on the team in on-base percentage (.448) and slugging percentage (.642) … finished third on the team in RBI (35), runs scored (38) and doubles (13) … collected 54 hits on his way to finishing fourth on the team with a .340 batting average … stepped up his game with runners on base and two outs, hitting .347 (17-49) in such scenarios … had 16 multi-hit performances … put together three hit streaks of at least six games … contributed a huge game in his first collegiate start against SEC power Ole Miss (Feb. 21), going 3-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored … put together his first of two multi-home run games of the season against Georgia State (Feb. 25) … notched his other multi-home run contest to go along with four RBI against Stetson (April 11) … went 3-for-4 with two RBI in Mercer’s A-Sun Championship first round match-up against Belmont (May 21).

High School: Earned four letters in baseball and two in basketball at McIntosh High … Named first team all-state and regional player of the year as a senior … Earned Offensive and Defensive MVP distinction as a senior for the Chiefs … A Georgia Dugout Club Top 100 honoree in 2007 … Named to the Elite 96 team by the Georgia Dugout Club in 2008 … Hit .564 with 44 RBI and nine homers during senior campaign … Played AAU baseball for the Dugout Club Strikers.

Personal: Son of Jim and Carol Tanis … Has one sister, Alysa, 22 … Majoring in business … Born on June 30, 1989 in Laguna Hills, Calif. … Lists favorite childhood memory as attending the Tulip Festival in Pella, Iowa.