Peter Jacobs Named First Team All-American by Jewish Sports Review

Peter Jacobs
Credit: Penn State

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Penn State Altoona baseball’s sophomore Peter Jacobs (Dix Hills, NY/Half Hollow Hills West) was named a first team All-American by the Jewish Sports Review in the July/August edition of its bi-monthly publication.

Jacobs is one of 16 baseball players nationwide who was selected to the first team of the JSR’s 2018 All-America squad for the NCAA Division II, Division III, and NAIA levels. The sophomore slugger earned a spot on the list as a designated hitter.

Jacobs becomes the first player in Penn State Altoona baseball history to earn All-American status from the JSR. Additionally, he is just the second player in Penn State Altoona Athletics history to be named a JSR All-American first teamer in any sport.

Jacobs emerged as one of the top hitters in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference during his sophomore campaign with Lions baseball this past spring. In the AMCC, he ranked fourth in doubles (17), sixth in runs scored (44) and slugging percentage (.644), eighth in batting average (.393), 11th in total bases (87), 12th in hits (53) and on-base percentage (.468), 13th in home runs (5), 21st in RBI (29), and 28th in walks (16). In the NCAA Division III, Jacobs was 29th in doubles per game (0.47) and 41st in total doubles.

Jacobs also earned a pair of weekly awards during the season, as he was named the AMCC Player of the Week one time while also earning a spot on the Team of the Week once.

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Jewish Sports Review NCAA Division II, Division III, NAIA First Team All-America

Position Players

  • C – Nathan Littman (Gr.), Bentley
  • 1B – Jordan Kaplan (So.), Coe
  • 2B – Max Steinhorn (Sr.), Amherst
  • 3B – Milo Sklar (Sr.), Oberlin
  • SS – Michael Wielansky (Jr.), Wooster
  • OF – Malcolm Nachmanoff (Sr.), Tufts
  • OF – David Vinsky (So.), Northwood
  • OF – Charles Levitt (Jr.), Swarthmore
  • DH – Peter Jacobs (So.), Penn State Altoona

Pitching Staff

  • RHP – Adam Jafine (Sr.), Charleston (WV)
  • RHP – Josh Cohen (Sr.), Occidental
  • RHP – Justin Stybel (Jr.), New Paltz
  • LHP – Luke Meyerson (Sr.), Rochester (NY)
  • RHP – Brian Auerbach (Sr.), Rollins
  • RHP – Jordan Friedman (Sr.), Rowan
  • RHP – Jake Flax (Sr.), Suffolk