@MemphisBaseball Adds Transfer Jake Overbey
Jan. 16, 2014
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - University of Memphis head baseball coach Daron Schoenrock announced Thursday the addition of junior infielder Jake Overbey to the Tigers roster. Overbey will begin playing for Memphis in the 2015 season.
"We are thrilled with the addition of Jake to our roster," Schoenrock said. "He will benefit greatly by having the opportunity to be a part of our 2014 team while he sits out due to transfer rules and he'll be able to learn under a veteran Tiger infield. Jake has the makeup and athleticism to make a huge impact in 2015."
Overbey spent last fall playing football at UT Martin, appearing in three games for the Skyhawks at quarterback and on special teams. Before his time at Martin, Overbey played two seasons (2012-13) as an infielder for Ole Miss, helping the Rebels to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances.
During his two seasons in Oxford, Overbey appeared in 63 games with 10 starts under coach Mike Bianco. In the 2012 postseason, Overbey started all four games in the College Station Regional, going 1-for-2 with a walk against TCU in the first regional championship game against TCU. For his career, he drove in six runs, scored six runs and totaled 57 at-bats as Ole Miss posted a 75-50 record in his two seasons.
A product of University School of Jackson, Overbey lettered four years at shortstop under coach Brad Dyer. While at USJ, he was an all-state, all-region and all-district selection in 2011 while batting .409 with 28 doubles, 10 home runs, 54 RBI and 56 runs. Following his senior campaign, Overbey was drafted in the 10th round by the Philadelphia Phillies.
Overbey also lettered four years for the Bruins at quarterback for coach Mickey Marley where he became the only player in USJ history to be named Division 2-A Mr. Football twice (2009-10). Overbey was a three-time all-state selection (2008-10) and helped the Bruins to a 30-6 mark in his three seasons as a starter. During his career, he totaled 8,035 passing and 1,044 rushing yards with 123 touchdowns.
He is the son of Michael and Regina Overbey.