Jake Gustin (Antonelli Baseball Alumni) just finished up a solid freshman year for the Division I Bryant University baseball team. The Peabody Ma native played in 50 games hit .287 with eight doubles, one triple, one home run, 27 RBI's and 43 runs scored and he also walked 29 times and finished with a .396 OBP. Jake was named the NEC Rookie of the Week following the opening weekend.
The 5-10, 190 pound lefty hitting infielder started with Antonelli Baseball in 2013 and played 4 years before heading to Bryant University. According to owner Matt Antonelli he always had a tremendous work ethic and was always the first guy on the field and the last guy off. "His desire to be the very best ballplayer possible by working hard to get better and by playing the game the right way (100% all the time) is why Jake is playing Division I baseball at Bryant University." says Antonelli.
Matt noticed that he had a chance to be a Division I college baseball player right around his sophmore year in high school. "He really developed physically that year and he was able to combine that with a great skillset on the field. He is an all-around great player that has a lot of tools yet also has great fundamentals and a very high baseball IQ. He is versatile on defense and is able to play shortstop, 2nd base and 3rd base. He has great infield actions, a solid throwing arm, and very good quickness and lateral movement. Offensively he is very strong for his size and creates really good bat speed. He runs the bases very well and he has the speed and quickness to steal bags." says Antonelli.