#27 Jason Karkenny
Pos: P
Height: 6-3
Weight: 205
Year: JR
Major: Business Administration
Parents: David & Ruth
Birthday: September 28
Hometown: Chatsworth, CA
High School: Chatsworth

2016: The ace of the staff returns for his third season with another outstanding season on his mind…he’ll accomplish that with a fearless approach to opposing batters…loves to pitch and shows it by going after batters aggressively…has excellent command and movement on a variety of pitches…he has become a real master on the hill, manipulating pitches, changing speeds, and keeping hitters off-balance…with a similar season to that of 2015, he’ll close in on the program standard for career victories (31, A. J. Work, 2010-13)…should vie for postseason honors again.

2015: Enjoyed a historic and seamless transition to a starter’s job, embracing his developing role as ace with enthusiasm and solid results en route to All-GSAC honors…led the starting staff in innings pitched, wins (tied for the GSAC lead), complete games, opponents’ batting average, and tied for the lead in strikeouts…pitched deep into games, going seven or more innings 10 times…allowed no earned runs in three of his starts…notched his first win of the season with five innings of shutout ball vs. Biola on 1/30/15…made history on 2/6/15 when he threw the program’s first perfect game against San Diego Christian, striking out a season-high eight…picked up his 10th win of the campaign on 4/24/15 when he limited Vanguard to two earned runs over eight innings…six days later, he beat Vanguard again, this time in the opening game of the GSAC Tournament when he went the distance to earn his 11th win…pitched well enough to beat the Lions in a NAIA National Championship Opening Round game on 5/12/15 but had to settle for a no-decision…moved up to No. 9 on the college’s career wins list with 19 and his 2.41 earned-run average is the top mark in program history. 

2014: The righthander’s first collegiate season was nothing short of sparkling as he led the staff with eight wins despite starting only one game…out of the bullpen, he proved himself in long relief, as a setup man, and as a closer…led the GSAC with 21 appearances…earned his first save with three strong innings vs. Biola on 1/25/14…notched his initial win two days later with a pair of strong innings vs. Simpson…picked up wins five and six against Corban (OR) and Arizona Christian, respectively, on 2/17/14 and 2/21/14, hurling 4.1 innings against the former and four innings against the latter…won his only start of the season against La Sierra on 4/1/14, hurling three innings of no earned-run ball…tossed a season-high seven innings vs. Davenport (MI) in an NAIA National Championship Opening Round game on 5/12/14…struck out four batters twice, once in his collegiate debut vs. Simpson on 1/17/14.