8 Jerry Kleman  
    Jerry Kleman


    Mesa, Ariz.

    High School:
    Desert Ridge

    Height / Weight:
    6-0 / 200



    Freshman came in as a middle infielder but transitioned to the mound during the season ... went 4-for-23 on the year with a double, two RBI and three runs ... on the mound, went 1-2 with an 8.15 ERA and nine strikeouts in 17 2/3 innings ... made his first career hit a big one, knocking in an RBI single in the series finale against USD (2/21) ... singled and scored in the Hoosiers' win over West Virginia (2/26) ... had an RBI double to center and scored twice against Louisville (3/9) ... pitched 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief against Yale (3/15) ... tossed a pair of innings against Morehead State (3/23) ... threw two scoreless frames, allowing two hits, against Louisville (3/30) ... struck out two in 1 2/3 innings against Michigan (4/4) ... pitched 1/3 of an inning against Ball State (4/6) ... collected his first career win, going three innings and striking out three at Valpo (4/13) ... threw three innings against Indiana State (4/28).

    Joins the Hoosiers after four years at Desert Ridge ... started all four years in Patrick Herrera's infield ... set a school record with 57 hits in his senior season ... posted a .470 batting average with nine doubles, seven triples and two home runs ... also stole 17 bases on the year ... named first team all-region and second team all-state ... served as the team's co-captain as a senior, helping the team to a 29-5 record and a Class 5A State Championship ... ranked the top team in the state all season by the Arizona Interscholastic Association ... ranked the third-best team in the nation by MaxPreps ... played in the 5A All-Star Game ... also selected for the Sunbelt Tournament, where he made the All-Tournament Team ... played for the Arizona Diamondback Pro Scout Team at shortstop ... as a junior, hit .468 and was 15-for-16 on the basepaths ... picked up first team all-region honors ... was selected as a captain for a Desert Ridge squad that went 28-8 and was a semi-state finalist ... also played for the Arizona Rays at the Perfect Game World Wood Bat Association Championships in Jupiter, Fla., in 2008 ... plans to be an exploratory major ... has one sister, Tiffany, and one brother, Kenny ... parents are Ken and Tammy Kleman ... born Feb. 28, 1990.


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