Jake Petro
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    Jake Petro

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    San Antonio, TX

    High School:
    Winston Churchill

    Weight:
    180

    Position:
    RHP

    Birthdate:
    07/10/1986

    Bats/Throws:
    R/R

    Notable: Enters second year as a team captain ... a two-time Mountain West Conference pitcher of the week selection.

    Junior (2008): Team co-captain pitched in 15 games ... led team and ranked sixth in the MWC with 13 starts ... went 1-8 on the year with a 7.46 ERA ... second on team with 49 strikeouts and 66.1 innings pitched ... pitched at least five innings in nine games ... notched a career-high eight innings and then-career-high six strikeouts, while allowing just one run off four hits vs. Maine ... followed up Maine game with a career-high seven strikeouts in win against South Dakota State ... picked up save vs. Mississippi State, helping Air Force to first-ever win over an SEC opponent ... struck out five against Navy, TCU and San Diego State.

    Sophomore (2007): Pitched in 17 games, leading the Falcons with 15 starts ... led team with 3-9 record ... second on team with 6.28 earned run average, 77.1 innings pitched and 40 strikeouts ... lone Falcon to toss a complete-game shutout, blanking Hawaii Hilo in a 7-0 Falcon win ... pitched 10 scoreless innings in the Hawaii Hilo series to earn MWC pitcher of the week honors ... struck out three-or-more batters 10 times ... fanned a season-high four batters twice ... pitched into fifth inning seven times and into the sixth inning six times ... pitched a season-best seven innings twice ... also earned wins over York College and Kansas Wesleyan.

    Freshman (2006): Appeared in 16 games on the mound and was second on the team with 10 starts ... second on team with 2-5 record and third with 50.1 innings pitched ... 10.01 ERA was also second on the team ... named MWC Pitcher of the Week on March 27 after tossing six scoreless innings to go with five strikeouts in 3-0 win over Southern Utah ... did not allow a baserunner past second base in the win over SUU ... also struck out five against Utah ... also earned a win against Illinois-Chicago...made first-career start against Northern Colorado, tossing two no-hit innings.

    Winston Churchill HS (San Antonio, Texas): Lettered three years in baseball and football ... first-team all-district pitcher, going 8-2 on the mound as a senior ... second-team all-district as a junior...voted top pitcher on team as a sophomore ... first-team all-district cornerback on the football team as a senior ... first-team all-district quarterback and cornerback as a junior ... first-team all-district quarterback as a sophomore ... played summer ball for the South Texas Sliders ... led Winston Churchill to bi-district championship ... National Honor Society member ... all-district academic ... all-state academic.

    Personal: Member of cadet squadron 26, the Barons ... majoring in management ...nickname is Petey ... on the Commandant's, Superintendent's, Dean's and Athletics list ... completed Operations Air Force at McConnell AFB, Kan. and worked in the finance department this past summer ... best moment in baseball was closing out the ninth inning against Mississippi State by striking out their three and four hole hitters back to back ... favorite pitcher is native Texan Josh Beckett and favorite MLB team is the St. Louis Cardinals ... credits his parents as having the biggest influence on his sports career ... brother, Dan (26), played baseball for Air Force from 2000-03 ... also has two older brothers, Zack (24) and Chad (34) ... son of Dan and Carolyn Petro.

    Why I came to the Academy: "I came to the Academy to get a great education and to become an officer in the USAF."

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