Bartlett Infielder Jacob Elliott Inks With @MemphisBaseball
Nov. 21, 2013
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – University of Memphis head baseball coach Daron Schoenrock announced Thursday that Bartlett infielder Jacob Elliott signed his National Letter of Intent to join the program in the 2015 season. He is the sixth signee for Memphis’ 2014-15 class, joining Bryan Cruse as the second signee out of Bartlett High School.
Elliott lettered three seasons for former Tiger Phil Clark at BHS and will play the 2014 season for Memphis alum Josh Stewart. During his three years for the Panthers, Elliott has seen time at third base, first base and on the mound.
Last season, Elliott batted .336 with 39 hits and 32 RBI to help the Panthers to a District 14-AAA regular season title and a 26-11 mark. In 2013, he was named an All-District 14-AAA selection as well as a member of the Commercial Appeal’s All-Metro Team.
“Jacob has really come into his own as a quality left-handed bat in the last few months, and I feel he has the ability to hit at a very high level,” Schoenrock said. “The power is starting to surface and he has the ability to use the whole field as a hitter making him a future RBI-type middle of the order bat. We are very excited about Jacob’s decision to become a Tiger!”
Elliott also competed on the Region 7&8 roster for the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association’s Showcase Classic last June, which features top players from the state that practice and play in front of college coaches and professional scouts. On the team, Elliott played with three other Memphis signees – Connor Alexander, Bryan Cruse and Cody Duncan.
In 2012, Elliott hit .380 as the Panthers won the District 14-AAA tournament championship. Following his sophomore campaign, Elliott was named to the all-district squad and the Commercial Appeal’s All-Metro Team.
He is the son of Tim and Rebecca Elliott.