Jake is from Moline and graduated from Moline High School in 2013. After Moline, Jake played for longtime head coach, Arnie Chavera at Blackhawk College in 2014 and 2015. Following Blackhawk, Jake went on to play at the University of Southern Mississippi in 2017 where he was a part of a 50 win team and hosted a regional. Jake played at Quincy University in 2018 for former Major Leaguer, Josh Rabe.
- 2015 NJCAA Division II All-Region 4 catcher
- 2015 NJCAA ABCA/Rawling’s Gold Glove Region 4
- 2014 Arrowhead Conference Champion
- 2015 Arrowhead Conference Champion
- 2017 Conference USA Champion
- 2018 Great Lakes Valley Conference Champion