Left-hander who impressed the coaches during 2005 fall practice....showed good poise and command, and should challenge for innings out of the Tech bullpen this spring....has the potential to be an outstanding starting pitcher at Tech.
2009: Pitched at Arkansas-Little Rock posting 5-5 record with 5.82 ERA in 13 starts....selected in the 22nd Round of the 2009 MLB First-Year Player Draft by Tampa Bay....signed professional contract 6/16....assigned to Princeton Rays (Appalachian League).
2008: Transferred to Arkansas-Little Rock....sat out season while recovering from Tommy John surgery.
2007: Joined the Arkansas-Fort Smith program as a transfer....went 2-0 with one save and 4.10 ERA in nine appearances as a freshman.
2006: Did not pitch as a freshman....joined Madison Mallards of the Northwoods League for the summer.
High School: A three-year letterwinner for coach Mike Johnson at Central High School....Went 7-2 with 101 strikeouts in 67 innings as a senior....Was 8-3 with 93 strikeouts in 63 innings as a junior....Earned all-state honors as a senior and all-conference honors as a junior....Rated as the No. 3 prospect in Arkansas and the No. 273 prospect in the nation.
Personal: Full name is Jacob Dillon Sullivan....Born November 15, 1986....Son of Jerry and Jill Sullivan....Has nine brothers and sisters....Father, Jerry, played football for Lou Holtz at Arkansas (1975-79)....Brother Josh played baseball and football at Auburn and now pitches in the Colorado Rockies organization....Majoring in Management.