MSU records fifth win over Wichita State to earn spot in Valley title game vs. Bradley Saturday evening
Junior left-hander notches seventh MVC Pitcher of the Week award for MSU's talented pitching staff
Big nights from Johnson and Cheray help MSU break 40-win barrier, secure outright MVC title
MSU looks to close regular season on a high note with three-game set against upstart Braves
Perez solid again with 5.1 scoreless innings of relief as MSU runs win streak to nine games
2014: Knutson (kuh-NOOT-sin) appeared in nine games for the Bears as a freshman, including one start...Struck out eight over 7.2 innings of work for the season...Turned in a pair of scoreless relief outings in MSU's season-opening series win over UCA, recording a strikeout in his Bears' debut on Feb. 15, a 6-4 victory...Made his first collegiate start March 26 vs. Arkansas State, allowing three runs on two hits over 0.2 innings in a 5-4 win...Notched a scoreless inning April 20 vs. Illinois State, then worked a season-best 2.2 innings in a 7-5 road decision over UT Martin (April 26)...Received MVC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award and Honor Roll recognition for his work in the classroom...Struck out 25 over 29.1 innings in 16 appearances for the Morehead City Marlins of the Coastal Plain League this past summer.
Background: Joined the Bears' mound corps after picking up all-state recognition as a senior at Lee's Summit High in 2013...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...Majoring in construction management.