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JB Olson
Player Profile:
JB Olson 2385653
Position: Right Handed Pitcher
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 195
Year: Senior
Hometown: Shady Shores, Texas
High School: J.J. Pearce
Other College: Seward College
2016 2.03 1 1 29 1 0 0 4 53.1 46 19 12 22 43 .234 1 7
2017 1.99 5 1 31 0 0 0 8 45.1 45 12 10 13 46 .263 4 2
Total 2.01 6 2 60 1 0 0 12 98.2 91 31 22 35 89 .247 5 9

2017 [Senior]: Voted an All-Big 12 Second Team selection… owned a 1.99 ERA and struck out 46 in 45.1 innings… posted a 5-1 record and eight saves… tossed two-scoreless innings and earned his first save of the season vs. Long Beach State (2/19)… notched his first win of the season in a comeback victory against Boston College (2/26)… racked up four strikeouts in two relief innings and picked up the save in game one of a doubleheader against Buffalo (3/10)… pitched three innings of scoreless-relief and improved to 2-0 on the season in a contest vs. Texas Tech (4/2)… tossed two-scoreless innings and earned the victory in a matchup against Kansas (4/23)… collected his seventh save of the season in a win at West Virginia (4/29)…  secured the win and improved to 5-1 on the year in a battle with TCU (5/14)… tossed two-scoreless relief innings and struck out two in a win over Xavier at the NCAA Regional (6/2)… drafted and signed by the Chicago White Sox in the 10th round with the 297th overall pick.

2016 [Junior]: Named All-Big 12 Honorable Mention… made 28 relief appearances and one start … posted 2.03 ERA over 53.1innings… picked up a save with five strikeouts in four-scoreless innings vs. Wichita State (3/8)… earned his first career win pitching three-scoreless innings of one-hit ball vs. Long Beach State (3/13)… pitched-5.1 strong innings of one-run ball in relief, while striking out a season-high five vs. Baylor (4/9)… got his first career start against West Virginia (4/24)… struck out four in two-shutout innings vs. No. 12 Oklahoma State (5/13). Summer 2016: Played for the Liberal BeeJays of the Jayhawk League… made 12 relief appearances and locked down six saves with a perfect 0.00 ERA to go with 13 strikeouts in 11.1 innings.

Before OU: Played two seasons at Seward County (Kan.) Community College under coach Galen McSpadden… All-Conference First Team and All-Region Second Team selection as a freshman… All-Conference First Team and All-Region First Team member as a sophomore… finished second in the country with nine complete games.

High School: Three-year letter winner under head coach Tim Benton at J.J. Pearce High School… achieved All-City honors as a sophomore… All-District Second Team member as a junior… All-District First Team selection as a senior… played for DBAT Lewisville in 2012 and 2013 under coach Brandon Gowins.

Personal: John Bradley Bertrand Olson. Parents: Brad Olson and Nancy Bown. Sister: Amanda. Major: Administrative Leadership.

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