Baseball Factory would like to congratulate former player and current Harvard sophomore Jake McGuiggan on being named the Ivy League Baseball Player of the Week! Jake was a key component of Harvard’s week that saw the Crimson defeat Boston College and split a series against Yale. The shortstop was on fire, going 11 for 24 (.458 avg.) with three doubles, four runs, and four RBI’s. He also showed his speed on the bases, swiping two bags during the course of the week.
Jake has been a part of the Baseball Factory Program since being discovered at an Under Armour Baseball Factory National Tryout in 2005. That same year Jake attended a Hitting Accelerated Training Weekend at Baseball Factory Headquarters. The following year Jake was selected for the Cape Cod Select Training & Competition. During the event in Cape Cod Jake received world class instruction while improving his skills. The next year Jake joined Baseball Factory’s Exclusive College Recruiting Program. He continued to work with Baseball Factory and improved his game throughout high school. From 2006 through 2008, Jake attended the Cape Cod Select Training & Competition, Omaha National World Series and Christmas Camp & Tournament multiple times with Baseball Factory.
Jake’s hard work, in combination with his outstanding performance throughout these events, led to a lot of interest from schools around the country. After a breakout 2008, Jake was invited to the 2009 Under Armour Pre-Season All-America Tournament in Tucson, Arizona. That spring Jake was finally ready to choose where he would play his college baseball. With Baseball Factory by his side, Jake selected Harvard University and as his most recent accomplishment shows, he is thriving in this environment.
Jake became the first Harvard player to win a weekly honor this season and was the first Harvard player to be named Player of the Week since April of 2010. Baseball Factory would like to once again congratulate Jake on this accomplishment and wish him the best of luck for a great rest of the season! Check out the video of Jake below from his 2009 Under Armour Pre-Season All-America Tournament.
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