PASO ROBLES – Paso Robles High School student-athlete Jakob Wright signed an NCAA national letter of intent at a ceremony on Wednesday, November 11th.
Wright will join the Cal Poly baseball program. A three-year letter recipient at Paso Robles High School, and he will surely serve a fourth year after the upcoming season.
As a sophomore, he was selected to the All-League Honorable Mention Team and was a favorite to be the All-League last year, and will be again this year as well. As a sophomore, he hit .406 with a 3.40 ERA in eight pitching appearances. He also stole 15 bases in 15 attempts.
In last year’s shortened season, he hit .421 through six games. On the mound, he was 2-0 with 0.00 ERA and 20 strikes. Academically, Wright is in the top 20% of his 2021 exam with a 3.89 GPA.
Cal Poly head coach Larry Lee is pleased with Wright’s signing and stated: “We are looking for Jakob to have an immediate impact here both as a pitcher and in the field. We are lucky to have such a high quality local player. We are really looking forward to working with him. ”
Cal Poly competes in NCAA Division I as a member of the Big West Conference along with Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Bakersfield, Long Beach State, UC Irvine, Cal State Northridge, University of Hawaii, UC Davis, UC San Diego, UC Riverside and UCSB.
The Mustangs consistently end up among the top four and were the 2014 Big West Champions. In the last 11 years, they have advanced to the NCAA Regional Baseball Tournament three times. There are currently five former Mustangs playing professional baseball, with four in the major leagues.