Hughes says: “Jesse has a ton of ability. We look for him to make a great jump and to pitch to his potential this year. If he does, he will be an unbelievable asset to the depth and quality of our pitching staff, as well as to the success of our program. He has a tremendous arm, and we think he’s pitched enough to where he’s ready to make his leap and be the dominant guy who we think he can be."
2010: Turned in the best start of his career on Feb. 21 against West Virginia, coasting through a career-high seven scoreless innings to earn Tech’s first win of the season ... With scouts from nearly every Major League team in attendance, only allowed three balls out of the infield in his time on the mound, striking out four and inducing 13 ground-ball outs ... Only allowed five hits, all of which were singles and two of which were infield singles, and walked none ... Went another seven innings in game two at CSU to pick up another win ... Tied a career high with five strikeouts, while allowing two runs on eight hits and one walk ... Threw seven innings for the third consecutive start to pick up his third consecutive win in game two with Long Island ... Retired the first 13 batters he faced and did not allow a run ... Permitted just two hits and a walk, while establishing a new career-high with nine strikeouts ... Pitched a career-high 7.1 innings on March 13 vs. Maryland, tying a career high with nine strikeouts to pick up his fourth consecutive win ... Allowed three unearned runs and only two hits, both of which were singles and were the only balls that left the infield in his time on the mound ... Suffered his first loss of the season in game two with Clemson ... Allowed four runs (three earned) on a career-high 10 hits . Walked one and fanned two ... Was hospitalized with kidney stones on March 26 but still pitched the next day in game two with Wake Forest ... Lasted 4.1 innings, allowing two runs on five hits and a walk ... Took the loss to fall to to 4-2 despite striking out six ... Struck out a career-high 10 men in game three at FSU, allowing four runs runs on six hits and two walks over 6.1 innings ... Did not factor into the decision ... Earned his fifth win by going seven strong in the rubber match with No. 9 Miami ... Allowed two runs on two hits in the second inning, but gave up just three hits over the other six innings combined ... Walked two and struck out nine batters ... Surrendered a career-high five earned runs on seven hits and three walks in his 6.1 innings on the bump in game three at UVa, but also tied a career high by striking out 10 batters to keep Tech in the game ... Did not factor into the decision ... Missed nearly a month with elbow/forearm soreness before returning on May 16 vs. Duke ... Showed some rust, tying a career high with four walks and lasting just four innings ... Allowed three runs and three hits, and did not strike out a batter, in taking the loss ... Started game three at UNC and took his fourth loss after surrendering six runs (five earned) on nine hits in 4.1 innings ... Threw four wild pitches in the third inning ... Struck out four ... Lasted just four innings in a start vs. NC State at the ACC Tournament but not factor into the decision ... Struck out six but allowed seven runs (four earned) on seven hits and three wild pitches.
2009: At the start of the season, had struck out eight batters in 7.2 innings of one-run work before getting touched for seven runs (four earned) on five hits and three walks against No. 1 UNC on March 15 … Struck out a season-high three batters in the win over East Tennessee State on Feb. 25 … Registered his first career save on Feb. 27 in the second game of the Bucknell double-header … Was tagged with the loss on March 20 against No. 3 Georgia Tech … Didn’t see action until April 8 against JMU, when he tossed 2.1 scoreless innings, allowing three hits and striking out a pair … Recorded one out but allowed one hit and two walks in the game three shutout of Maryland … Started at High Point but only tossed two innings, allowing four runs on seven hits … Was credited with the win, however, as Tech had predetermined a five-man staff for the game … Tossed two scoreless innings in the third Clemson game, striking out two … Missed a scheduled start at Liberty due to illness … Allowed just a two-run homer in three solid innings in game one at Miami … Pitched a scoreless inning against Radford on April 29 … Made the start in game three at Florida State and took the loss after allowing five runs (three earned) on four hits and four walks in four innings.
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 sociology.