Four Players Announced
The DuPage County Hounds are pleased to announce four new players to the 2012 roster, which now brings the team’s roster to 19 players. According to the Midwest Collegiate League, each team is allowed a maximum of 28 players.
Jared Jayne, who is from Lisle, currently plays at Holy Cross of Notre Dame. Jayne, who was recruited to play on the DuPage County Hounds as a pitcher, also plays shortstop, 2nd base, and outfield. Jayne played high school baseball at Montini Catholic (3 years) and Lisle High School (1 year) where he was named All-Conference, All-Area, and Team MVP as a junior. As a senior, Jayne was named an honorable mention to the All-Area team and was invited to the Senior All-Star Game.
Adam Charnin-Aker currently plays for Dartmouth College where he is a right-handed starting pitcher. From Scottsdale, AZ, he is the third player on the Hounds from Arizona. In 2012 Charnin-Aker was an honorable mention to the Rawlings West Region, led his team to an Arizona Division I State Championship his junior and senior year in high school, and his high school team was ranked #2 nationally by MaxPreps in 2012. He was a team captain of his team his senior year.
Jake Johansmeier currently plays for Eastern Illinois University, where he is a pitcher, infielders, and outfielder. Johansmeier, who is from St. Charles, has picked up a variety of baseball aways. In 2012 he was named to the UEC All-Conference Team, the Tri-Cities All-Area Team, as well as Team MVP. In 2011 he was named to the Tri-Cities All-Area Team as well as being named a honorable mention for the UEC All-Conference Team.
Daniel Will was a member of the 2012 DuPage County Hounds baseball team, where he was the main pitcher in the pitching staff. During his 2012 campaign with the team, Will went 6-1 pitching 41.2 innings with a 3.02 ERA and 22 strikeouts. Will, who attends Junior College powerhouse Mesa Community College, hails from Glendale, AZ. While in high school Will was named in 2010 one of the top 100 high school players in the entire state of Arizona.
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