Returning Bears Competing in Leagues From California to Massachusetts
Senior Pitcher Helps MSU Surpass Season High for Strikeouts in 7-5 Victory
Illinois State Turns in Another Strong Day at the Plate to Notch Second-Straight Decisive Win Over MSU
Sophomore Right-Hander Earns First Victory With 8.1 Innings of Solid Relief, as the Bears Win at Hammons Field for the First Time in 2014
Background: Knutson (kuh-NOOT-sin) joins the Bears' mound corps after picking up all-state recognition as a senior at Lee's Summit High last spring...Set a LSHS record with 18 strikeouts in a single game as a senior...Also posted school single-season records with a 0.56 ERA and 103 strikeouts as a senior to earn a Kansas City Star All-Metro team citation, as well as All-Suburban Big 6 Conference and league player of the year honors...Tabbed for Rawlings' Preseason All-Central Region team...Picked up all-conference honors as a junior as well after fanning 77 batters, 17 of which came in one game to break another Lee's Summit High program record.
Personal: Jordan Anthony Knutson is the son of Tony and Tina Knutson...Born April 5, 1995 in Kansas City, Mo...Plans to major in entertainment management.