2013: Powers sat out the season as a redshirt...Pitched for the Quincy Gems of the Prospect League over the summer, logging team-best totals of six wins, 52 strikeouts and 64.2 innings pitched over 13 appearances.
2012: Made 11 appearances, including seven starts, as a junior, going 2-2 with a 4.03 ERA...Established career best numbers for wins, innings pitched (44.2) and strikeouts (43)...Closed out the Bears' 8-1 win at SEMO (March 20) with a scoreless ninth inning in his first appearance in over four weeks...Turned in his second-straight scoreless outing April 1 at Dallas Baptist, working 2/3 of an inning with one strikeout...Notched his first win of the season April 4 vs. Arkansas State, working 6.0 innings and striking out a career-high nine hitters in the 12-5 MSU victory...Matched his career-best strikeout total with nine punchouts in a 3-0 combined shutout of Kansas State (April 11); worked six scoreless innings, allowing just five hits and one walk...Allowed just one run on four hits while striking out seven and walking one in 6 IP of a 1-0 loss to Saint Louis (April 17)...Tossed a career-high 9 1/3 innings in an eventual 3-2 loss to Southern Illinois at the MVC Championship (May 24); allowed just one earned run on eight hits...Spent his second straight summer with the Waterloo Bucks of the Northwoods League, racking up 50 strikeouts in 59.0 innings and going 3-2 with a 4.73 ERA.
2011: Made 11 relief appearances and started one game in his first season with the Bears, going 1-0 with a 5.20 ERA and 28 strikeouts in 27.2 innings...Opened season with 10 scoreless innings and did not allow and earned run until his fourth appearance...Struck out seven in 5.2 innings of shutout relief at Arkansas State (March 9)...Fanned six in 4.1 innings in his only start, March 15 against SEMO...Fired 3.2 innings of two-hit relief for a win at Missouri (April 27)...Pitched for the Northwoods League's Waterloo Bucks in the summer, appearing in 13 game with 12 starts and going 3-4 with a 3.79 ERA and 53 strikeouts in 76.0 innings.
Background: Powers spent the Fall 2009 semester at Illinois-Chicago before transferring to MSU in January 2010...Set Francis Howell Central records for strikeouts (94), ERA (1.87) and Ks/7 innings (10.97) as a senior...Earned first-team all-state, all-conference and all-metro honors and was named a TPX All-American...Named second-team all-conference as a junior, and team finished third in state his sophomore year...Played with several MSU Bears for Sedalia Bombers during the summer of 2010, going 7-2 with a 2.07 ERA and 46 strikeouts in 40.2 innings.
Personal: Jacob R. Powers is the son of Robert and Debbie Powers...Born August 17, 1990, in St. Charles, Mo...Studying criminology at Missouri State.