Baseball Inks Left-Handed Option For 2014

San Jose State has signed its 15th player to NLI for competition beginning the 2014 season.

July 11, 2013

Left-handed pitcher Jonathan Hernandez of Wilmington, Calif., has signed a National Letter-of-Intent to compete for the San Jose State University baseball team beginning the 2014 season. Head coach Dave Nakama made the announcement.

"Jonathan is going to help give us the depth we need in the bullpen," Nakama said. "He'll be a left-handed option for us with good experience."

In 2013 Hernandez was 3-2 with a 3.21 ERA in 33.2 innings as a freshman reliever at LA Harbor College. He struck out 22 batters and walked only six.

A graduate of Banning High School in Wilmington, Calif., Hernandez was a starting pitcher, outfielder and designated hitter. He finished his junior campaign 8-4 with a 1.81 ERA in 69.2 innings while hitting .459 with 24 RBI. He was a 2010 First-Team All-Los Angeles City Section choice.

As a senior, Hernandez hit .351 with 23 RBI and scored 24 runs as Banning's designated hitter.

Hernandez is the 15th player to have signed a National Letter-of-Intent to compete for SJSU baseball beginning the 2014 season.

NLI Signees For 2014 Season

·Jonathan Hernandez - Wilmington, CA

·Puckett, Jace - Reno, NV

·Tyler Olivet - Los Gatos, CA



·Michael Wright - Elk Grove, CA

·Austin Ragsdale - Rancho Murieta, CA

·Logan Lanza - Fairfield, CA

·Logan Handzlik - Fresno, CA

·Andrew Herrera - San Jose, CA

·Alec de Watteville - El Dorado Hills, CA

·Jacob Swiech - Lancaster, CA

·Andrew Hermanson - Temecula, CA

·Isiah Kiner-Falefa - Honolulu, HI (Signed with the Texas Rangers on 6/9/2013)

·Brett Bautista - Granite Bay, CA

·Michael Breen - Hollister, CA

·Carter Johnson - Encinitas, CA