Jake McKenzie in his sophomore year at Fordham
Photo: Fordham University Athletics
Former CT Bomber Jake McKenzie tore up the basepaths for the Fordham Rams last Spring, his 43 stolen bases in 62 games lead the D1 Atlantic 10 Division and tied him for 4th overall in the NCAA. As a sophomore shortstop, McKenzie started all 62 games, setting Fordham single season records in both games played and starts. He also became the first Ram to record back-to-back 30 stolen base seasons since 1994.
At the plate, Jake batted .305 with 49 runs scored, 15 doubles, 6 triples, 3 home runs and 28 RBI. He had a team-best 19 multi-hit games, seven multi-RBI games, and a nine-game hit streak in early Spring.
In 2018, McKenzie was named to the Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American team as a 2nd baseman, and was awarded Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year.
This Summer, McKenzie joined the Bourne Braves of the Cape Cod League, competing against many of the USA's top Collegiate players. In 30 games with the Braves he hit .291 and had a .417 on-base percentage. In years past, the Braves have provided a Summer Home to future Major Leaguers Pete Alonso, Joe Blanton & Kevin Youkilis, to name a few.
A Wallingford, CT native and a graduate of Choate Rosemary Hall, Jake was a CT Bomber through Summer, 2017. His collegiate career is off to a great start and his Bomber brethren will be following along in Spring, 2020, as he competes in his Junior year at Fordham.