|Birth Date:||Aug. 25, 1991|
|Hometown:||Elk Grove, Calif.|
|High School:||Elk Grove HS|
In 31 games for the Rochester Honkers of the Northwoods League, batted .286 with 15 runs scored, 12 RBIs, two doubles and one home run.
AS A JUNIOR (2013)
One of four catchers on the roster…appeared in 26 games, making 12 starts…batted .300 with eight runs scored and eight RBIs…was walked with the bases loaded vs. Nebraska in the bottom of the 11th inning, propelling the Titans to the 8-7 walk-off victory (03/19)…batted 3-for-4 and drove in two runs in a 10-5 win over Nebraska (02/16)…also hit 3-for-4 and drove in one run during 2-1 victory at Long Beach State that completed the series sweep (03/24)…batted 2-for-2 and scored two runs in series-sweeping 9-6 win at Cal State Northridge (05/25).
Won the Far West League Championship with the Humboldt Crabs (37-9)…batted .245 with a .410 on-base percentage, scoring 17 runs and driving in 15.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2012)
Was part of the Titans’ three-man catching rotation with Casey Watkins and Chad Wallach • Played in 25 games, 16 as a starter (15 at catcher, 1 as designated hitter) • Team finished 11-4 in his starts behind the plate (25-17 for the others) • He started all three games behind the plate in the NCAA Regional at Oregon where he batted 2-for-3 with two sacrifices and was twice hit by a pitch • Played errorless baseball in 93 chances with only 1 passed ball • Started 11 (10 at catcher, 1 at DH) of the 24 Big West games • For the season batted .302 with six RBIs • Batted .357 vs. right-handed pitchers and .438 with two outs • Shared team lead with three pinch hits (in 5 at bats) • Longest hitting streak of season was a six-gamer (May 15-June 1, 7-for-14, .500) • Biggest hit was a two-out, ninth-inning RBI single on Apr. 22 that tied Cal Poly at 4-4 in a game the Titans won in the 10th inning, 5-4.
AS A FRESHMAN (2011)
Redshirt freshman won regular catching role with consistent offense and improved defense • Started 42 of the 58 games and appeared in all but seven • Batted 3-for-3 vs. Washington in the second game on Mar. 19 • Had 11 multiple-hit games including all three in the UC Riverside series (May 6-8) • Batted .316 with runners in scoring position.
AS A REDSHIRT (2010)
Was granted a redshirt season. Did not participate in any games.
Lettered three seasons for Head Coach Jeff Carlson and the Thundering Herd • Was a teammate of current Titan teammate J.D. Davis in 2008 and 2009 • Participated in the Div. I CIF Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs all three varsity seasons, and helped EGHS to the CIF championship in 2007 as a sophomore • Hit a career-best .438 and drove in 29 runs as a senior in 2009 when he earned All-Delta Valley League first team honors • Named to the Sacramento Bee’s All-Metro team in 2009 • Earned team defensive most valuable player honors as a sophomore and senior.
Born in Sacramento, Calif. • Full name is Jared Robert Deacon • Nickname is “Deac” • Parents are Mitchell and Corinne Deacon • Has one older sister (Jenna) and one younger sister (Jamie) • Majoring in communications • Enjoys buying baseball hats • Has a collection of tickets from all the movies he has seen • Models his game after San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey • Has a superstition of swaying during the National Anthem • Favorites include: Buster Posey (baseball player), Derek Jeter (athlete), “Superbad” (movie) • Drake (musical artist), facebook.com (websites), Olive Garden (restaurant), Goodwin Field (place to play), San Francisco Giants (team), AT&T Park (stadium), Italian (food) and Jessica Biel (actress).
At Bats: 5, 2x, last at Pacific (05.06.12)
Runs: 2, 5x, last at Cal State Northridge (05.25.13)
Hits: 3, 4x, last at Long Beach State (03.24.13)
RBI: 2, 4x, last vs. Nebraska (02.16.13)
Doubles: 1 at Cal Poly (04.21.11)
Stolen Bases: 1 vs. Loyola Marymount (05.08.11)