22 - Jesse Hahn Position: Pitcher
Class: Sophomore
Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 189 lbs.
High School: Fitch
Hometown: Groton, Conn.
We threw a lot on Jesse's plate last summer with academics and we got him committed to the weight room, so he didn't play summer ball. But it paid dividends and we think he could be one of the premier arms in the league; he's made such gains physically. He's going to be our closer right out of the gates and we'll see how that works. It's the age old question; do you want your best arm starting one day out of the week or do you want to see him in relief three or four times a week? If it plays out that we don't have enough save opportunities to get to him, we'll change things, but we think we will.

- Coach Pete Hughes

2008: Started a team-high nine times and was second on the staff with 64 innings pitched ... Went 3-7 with a 4.64 ERA ... Made his first collegiate start in the second game at Coastal ... Pitched six strong innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits ... Struck out two batters and walked one ... Allowed six runs (four earned) on eight hits during a start in the final game against CCSU ... Struck out five batters over five innings and did not walk a batter in picking up his first win ... Started and pitched well in 2-1 loss at GT ... Tossed 6.1 innings, allowing four hits and two runs, one earned ... Despite taking the loss, had a solid performance in game three at UNC, allowing just two earned runs in 6.0 innings ... Made his first relief appearance in game three with FSU, taking the loss after allowing seven runs (four earned) on seven hits in 2.1 innings ... Made his first mid-week start on April 1 against Radford, throwing four innings with three hits, three runs and three walks ... Pitched three innings in relief in game two with Maryland, then picked up a win after 2.2 frames of duty against VCU ... Took the loss in game three at Wake after allowing the winning run to score on a wild pitch in the ninth ... Struck out five in his start of game three with NC State, allowing three earned runs on six hits in 6.2 innings of work ... Was tagged with the loss in game three at Clemson before picking up a win in relief in game two with Presbyterian ... Allowed just one run on three hits and no walks in five innings against the Blue Hose ... Took the loss in a 100-pitch, six-inning effort in game three with Miami.

High School: Was lights-out in a pair of seasons for Coach Ed Harvey at Fitch High School, where he also played basketball for two years and football for one ... In 40 innings pitched as a senior, went 5-1 with 65 strikeouts and only six walks, tossing one no-hitter and three 1-hitters along the way ... Set a state record (minimum 35 innings pitched) by accumulating a 0.17 earned run average ... Set five other single-season school records, and earned Pitcher of the Year, all-state, all-area and All-Eastern Connecticut Conference honors ... As a junior, went 3-1 with a 0.48 ERA and six walks, while also batting .320 as a hitter ... Helped his team to a state title in 2006 and the ECC title in 2007.

Personal: Jesse Allen Hahn ... Born 7/30/89 in Norwich, Conn. ... Son of Fred and Kate Hahn ... Enrolled in university studies.