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  Jim Klocke

Jim Klocke

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
St. Louis, Mo.

High School:
St. John Vianney

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 205

Position:
C/RHP

Birthdate:
07/06/1988

Bats/Throws:
L/R

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Career Stats

2009: Drafted in the 46th round (1,389th overall) by the St. Louis Cardinals in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft ... named Louisville Slugger third-team All-American by Collegiate Baseball, becoming just the second player in Southeast history to earn All-American honors in multiple seasons ... voted first-team All-OVC catcher for the second consecutive season ... All Ping! honorable mention selection ... became the first Southeast Academic All-American since 1987, earning second-team honors from CoSIDA and ESPN The Magazine ... first-team Academic All-District ... finished 64th nationally in doubles (20), 73rd in on-base percentage (.484) and 86th in batting average (.394) ... also established career highs with 56 runs scored, nine home runs, 46 RBIs and a .654 slugging percentage ... had 23 multiple hit games and 13 multiple RBI contests ... became the team's closer and finished 75th nationally with seven saves ... his seven saves rank third in Southeast single-season history ... converted first six career save opportunities ... notched 22 strikeouts in 23.1 innings pitched over 17 appearances on the mound ... voted OVC Player of the Week for the first week of the season after leading the team to a series victory over No. 16 Alabama to open the season ... had a 2-run triple and 2-run double and tossed two scoreless innings with a career-high four strikeouts in pitching debut to lead the comeback in the series finale against the Crimson Tide (2/22) ... had a 15-game hitting streak from April 18 - May 16 in which he hit .569 (33-for-58) with eight doubles, five home runs, 16 RBIs, 56 total bases, 25 runs scored, 10 walks, a .966 slugging percentage, .638 on base percentage and only two strikeouts during that span ... went 4-for-4 with a home run, double and three RBIs vs. Northern Iowa (3/7) ... was 4-for-5 with a home run, double and two RBIs at Eastern Kentucky (5/8) ... went 3-for-4 with two home runs and four RBIs vs. Morehead State (5/15) ... notched first career save and hit a 3-run double in doubleheader split vs. Purdue (2/27).

2008: Named first-team All-OVC catcher after leading the team and finishing seventh in the conference with a .357 batting average ... ranked third in the OVC in runs per game (1.04) ... scored a team-high 53 runs ... finished with 66 hits, seven doubles, six home runs, one triple, 40 RBIs and 93 total bases ... drew a team-high 35 walks and is tied for ninth in Southeast annals with 69 career free passes ... posted a .503 slugging percentage ... struck out only 21 times, tied for the least among regular starters ... led the team with a .403 average to go along with three doubles, two home runs and 25 RBIs in road games ... batted .396 with five home runs, four doubles, one triple and a team-best 30 RBIs in OVC play ... hit .323 with a team-high 27 runs in home contests ... registered 18 multi-hit games, including three 4-hit outings ... drove in multiple runs 10 times, including two 5-RBI efforts ... put together an 11-game hitting streak from April 19-May 10 ... finished the season on an 8-game hitting streak ... went 4-for-6 with three runs scored and two RBIs in the 12-8 victory at No. 6 Vanderbilt (4/1) ... registered first career multi-home run game vs. Tennessee Tech in OVC opener (3/21) ... was 4-for-5 with a home run and two runs scored vs. Southern Illinois (4/8) ... drove in nine runs over a 2-game span at Morehead State, going 1-for-4 with his first career grand slam in the second game of the doubleheader (5/16) and 4-for-6 with five RBIs in the Sunday finale (5/17) ... went 3-for-5 in stolen base attempts.

2007: Named OVC Freshman of the Year ... Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American ... Second team honoree on the Ping!Baseball All Ping! Freshman Team ... OVC All-Freshman Team selection ... OVC All-Tournament team after going 5-for-10 with a home run, two RBIs, two runs and one walk in the OVC Tournament ... started every game in the lineup, and all but two games started as catcher, two other starts came in the designated hitter role ... batted from the second spot in the lineup in 39 games ... finished the 2007 season ranked as the 49th toughest player to strikeout in the nation, averaging one strikeout per 13.8 at bats ... just 13 strikeouts in 179 at bats... finished second on the team with a .324 batting average to go along with 10 doubles, four home runs and 38 RBIs ... led the team with 34 walks and a .443 on-base percentage ... ranked fifth in the OVC in on-base percentage and tied for second in walks ... tied for second on the team with 17 multi-hit games and 10 multi-RBI performances ... led team batting .526 with runners in scoring positions and two outs ... also led team batting .340 with bases empty and .370 when leading off an inning ... season-long 10-game hitting streak during which he hit .486 (17-for-35) with 10 RBIs and 14 runs scored ... season-best four hits (4-for-5) with a home run, two RBIs and two runs scored in the 10-7 victory over Murray State in the first round of the OVC Tournament (5/23) ... recorded .980 fielding percentage behind the plate while playing the position full-time for the first time in his baseball career ... Southeast Scholar Athlete.

Prep: Missouri High School Player of the Year as a senior at St. John Vianney High School in Kirkwood, Mo. ... first team all-state selection and All-Metro Player of the Year as a senior ... member of state championship team as a sophomore and senior ... allowed just two hits in eight innings in the 2006 state championship game ... hit .315 as a junior and recorded a 2.70 ERA on the mound in 11 appearances ... teammate of Southeast pitcher Josh Syberg ... coached by former major leaguer and Southeast alum Steve Bieser ... National Honor Society member ... graduated with honors.

Personal: Born 7-6-88 ... son of Tina and Jim Klocke ... majoring in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance ... favorite singer is Jack Johnson ... also recruited by Central Missouri and Eastern Kentucky.


Klocke follows through on a home run vs. Morehead State on May 15, 2009.



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