Repeat first-team honoree Sam Perez leads distinguished list of MSU academic and athletic standouts
Dallas Baptist pulls out 4-3 victory to earn automatic NCAA berth in a drama-filled Valley title game
MSU advances to MVC Tournament championship game vs. Dallas Baptist after posting third-straight win
Complete-game effort by Cheray, late rally sets up Saturday rematch with Bradley for spot in title game
MSU homers four times to overcome early deficit, as Perez fans season-high nine hitters in 7 1/3 scoreless innings
• MVC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award (2015)
• MVC Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll (2015)
• MVC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award (2014)
• MVC Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll (2014)
2015: Jefferson emerged as a two-way threat in his second year with the Bears, seeing action in 24 games as an outfielder while making a positive impression on the mound with a 2.51 ERA in 11 appearances...Logged a hit and scored a run off the bench in the Bears’ 17-4 win over Little Rock (Feb. 21)...Matched career highs with two hits and two runs scored in a 14-4 victory against Wright State (March 6); also swiped a personal-best two bases vs. the eventual NCAA-qualifying Raiders...Made his collegiate mound debut with a hitless and scoreless inning at Kansas State on March 13...Recorded three scoreless relief outings in his first four mound appearances (March 13-21) and did not allow a hit until his fifth outing on March 24 vs. Kansas...Fanned three batters in 5 1/3 scoreless innings — his longest outing of the season — April 4 vs. Dallas Baptist to help extend the game to 13 innings...Struck out two or more hitters in four consecutive outings (April 4-25), working more than 1.1 innings just once during the same stretch...Delivered a pinch-hit, RBI single as part of MSU’s five-run 10th-inning rally at Illinois State (April 24) that led to an 8-3 victory...Delivered a 2-for-4 performance in his first start in two months vs. Wichita State (May 21) at the MVC Championship; doubled, drove in a run and scored another in the 8-1 Bears’ win...Singled and scored a run in MSU’s Valley Tournament clinching win against Bradley (May 24)...Saw action off the bench in the Bears’ 14-1 NCAA Regional opener vs. Canisius (May 30).
2014: Saw action in 31 games as a freshman, drawing 17 starting assignments in the MSU outfield...Batted .226 and posted a .360 on-base percentage to go along with a home run and two steals, while scoring 15 runs in just 76 plate appearances...Scored two runs in five different contests...Enjoyed a solid showing at the Lobo Invite (Feb. 21-22), logging a hit in each of his first three games as a Bear and scoring four times to help the Bears go 3-1 on the weekend...Tripled and scored in his first collegiate game, a 9-8 win over Northern Illinois (Feb. 21); filled in for an injured Tate Matheny the following day, going 2-for-5 with four walks and four runs scored in wins over NIU and host New Mexico...Returned from a five-week layoff by clubbing his first collegiate homer in his first at-bat April 12 at Bradley; added another hit and scored twice in the same contest...Matched his season best with two hits in five at-bats at UT Martin (April 25)...Reached base safely in nine straight games, including a seven-game hit streak (April 19-30)...Delivered a two-out, two-run single as part of the Bears' five-run seventh inning in a 7-2 win over Bradley at the MVC Championship (May 22)...Received the MVC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award and a spot on the conference's academic honor roll in recognition of his work in the classroom...Named a California Collegiate League All-Star for the SoCal Catch; led his club with 30 runs scored and 25 steals.