15 Jason Taasaas
15 Jason Taasaas
Height: 6-1
Weight: 215
Year: So.
Hometown: Elk Grove, Calif.
High School: Franklin HS
Position: C

Freshman (2011):
Started 29 games at catcher for the Tigers and appeared in six more as a freshman. Collected 14 hits in his final 54 at bats to finish with a .205 average, with a double and a pair of home runs. Drove in 13 runs while scoring 10. Walked 12 times in 102 plate appearances for a .337 on base percentage. Picked up his first career hit in his Pacific debut against Kansas State (Feb. 19), reaching base twice in three trips with a walk and a single. Tallied an RBI double against North Carolina State on Feb. 25. Posted a sacrifice bunt  and a sac fly for one RBI in the Tigers’ win over No. 13 Cal on April 5. Had his best day as a Tiger on April 23 at Cal State Northridge, collecting five hits in six at bats with four runs batted in, two runs scored and his first career home run. Picked up his first career steal as part of a one-for-four night against Santa Clara (April 26). Posted a pair of hits including his secord home run with two RBI against San Jose State (May 10). Walked twice and stole a base against Cal Poly on May 20. Went two-for-three with an RBI in the Tigers rain-suspended contest with Seattle (started May 14, finished May 16).

High School:
A four-year varsity letterwinner at Franklin High School in Elk Grove, Calif., Taasaas was a two-time First Team All-Delta Valley selection and a Second Team All-Metro award winner. As a junior, he hit .377 in 27 games with a .505 on-base percentage and .464 slugging percentage for the Wildcats.  In the first game of the DVC playoffs, Taasaas tagged out the potential winning run in a tie game to force extra innings and remained in the game despite cutting open his hand on the play. As a junior, he was asked to represent Northern California as a part of the Area Code team in the second Rawlings NorCal World Series. Taasaas graduated with a 4.13 GPA and served as the athletics representative for student government as well as activities commissioner.

Jason James Taasaas… Son of David and Robin Taasaas… has younger brother Tyler… Currently an exploratory major, he intends to major in Business Finance.