Search
Close this search box.
Search
Close this search box.
4

Jake Books

HEIGHT

6’1″

WEIGHT

195 lbs

POSITION

OF/1B

B/T

L/L

CLASS

Jr.

HOMETOWN

Royersford, Pa.

SCHOOL

Coastal Carolina

** Bio information courtesy of Coastal Carolina **

2023 (Freshman)

  • Appeared in 27 games while making 14 starts
  • Batted .311 with three doubles, two home runs, and 15 RBI
  • Tallied four multi-hit games
  • Hit safely in seven consecutive games (May 7-19)
  • 2-for-4 with a home run and a career-high five RBI against Appalachian State (May 7)
  • Went 3-for-6 with three RBI and a run scored against South Alabama (May 14)
  • 2-for-2 with a double, three RBI, and a run scored against Clemson (May 10)
  • Ranked in the preseason as the No. 15 Impact Freshman for the Sun Belt Conference by D1Baseball
  • Earned a spot on the Dean’s List (3.0 GPA or better for freshmen) for the 2022 fall semester

High School

  • Ranked the No. 2 prospect at first base in the state of Pennsylvania for the Class of 2022 by Prep Baseball Report
  • Also ranked as the No. 14 overall prospect in the state of Pennsylvania for the Class of 2022 by Prep Baseball Report
  • Rated as the No. 3 prospect at first base in the state of Pennsylvania for the Class of 2022 by Perfect Game
  • Also ranked as the 54th-best overall prospect in the state of Pennsylvania for the Class of 2022 by Perfect Game
  • Ranked as high as the No. 68 prospect at first base nationally in the Class of 2022 by Perfect Game
  • Named to the Top 500 for the Class of 2022 by Perfect Game
  • A 2022 Perfect Game Preseason All-America Atlantic Region honorable mention selection
  • Also a 2021 Perfect Game Preseason Underclass All-American Atlantic Region honorable mention selection
  • Was a three-year letterwinner and starter at Spring-Ford High School for Coach Harrison
  • Had his sophomore season in 2020 shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic
  • Was a two-time all-district first-team selection
  • Named to the 2022 All-Pioneer Athletic Conference Liberty Division first team his senior season
  • Was a two-time team captain
  • Guided his team to a 2021 Pioneer Athletic Conference (PAC) 10 Championship title and advanced to the state semifinals
  • Was invited to and played in the Prep Baseball Report Future Games for Pennsylvania
  • Also played for the Keystone State Bombers travel team
  • Picked up all-tournament team honors at the 2019 PG 15U Coastal Summer Championship Tournament and the 2019 PG 15U Northeast Summer Championship Tournament
  • Earned all-tournament team recognition at the 2020 PG Super25 17U Central PA Fall Super Qualifier, the 2020 PG 18U Mid-Atlantic Fall World Series, and the 2021 WWBA 2022 Grads or 17U National Championship Tournament
  • Was a member of the Keystone State Bombers team that won the 2019 PG 15U Northeast Summer Championship and the 2019 PG 15U Super25 National Championship events
  • A four-time member of the honor roll
  • Has two siblings – Sophia and Josephine
Season:

Career Statistics

‘Sox Drop Marathon Game in Staunton

On a humid evening at John Moxie Memorial Stadium, the Charlottesville Tom Sox (20-8) dropped a slugfest against the Staunton Braves (12-14) by a score of 11-10 in 11 innings. Despite multiple rallies throughout the contest, the ‘Sox fell just short in a four-and-a-half-hour affair – the longest contest by time in team history (4:35).

Charlottesville’s Offense Surges in Dominant Win over Waynesboro

A humid and hot evening at Kate Collins Field painted the picture for a sixth matchup between the top and bottom of the South Division — the Charlottesville Tom Sox (19-7) and the Waynesboro Generals (9-16). The Tom Sox used a dominant offensive showing - including a game-high five RBI from outfielder Jake Books (Coastal Carolina) to take home a 16-4, rain-shortened win.

Lumberjacks Rally to Defeat ‘Sox in Extra Innings

In what marked the fifth meeting between the two ball clubs this summer, the Charlottesville Tom Sox (18-7) and Covington Lumberjacks (10-14) squared off in a midweek clash on Wednesday evening. A late-game rally by the Lumberjacks forced extra innings where they secured a 7-6 victory in the 10th.

Tom Sox Earn Bounce-Back Win over Turks

Following a loss on Monday night, the Charlottesville Tom Sox (18-6) returned to Eagle Field to face the Harrisonburg Turks (13-9) for a redemption game on Tuesday. Charlottesville sought for a bounce-back and accomplished their goal, as both the batters and pitchers pulled their weight for a 9-7 victory.

Add to Calendar

Google Calendar

Follow these instructions to add to your Google Calendar:

2. Click the following link to visit Google. Paste the copied link into the URL field then click Add Calendar to complete the process.

Outlook Calendar/Office 365

Currently, Microsoft does not support our format of live calendar. They do, however, support downloaded files. Follow these instructions to add to Outlook:

1.

Click this link to download the calendar file to your computer.

2. Visit Outlook’s calendar view, press Add Calendar, then Import ICS.
3. Select the ICS file you downloaded and the calendar you’d like to import to, then click import.
Please note that this format does not support live updates of game dates and times.

Other Calendar

Follow these instructions to add to your calendar app:

2. Find the function in your chosen calendar app to add a calendar by URL. It may be called “subscribe via link” or “add shared calendar”. Paste the link there, then press the respective button to add to your calendar.

If such a function does not exist, click the below link to download the calendar file and upload it to your calendar app. Please note that this calendar will not update if game dates or times change.
Tom Sox Calendar

Tom Sox Poker Tournament

March 23 – 7 PM – Elks Lodge