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Polished right-hander with three solid pitches ... Great knowledge of the game ... Will see innings out of the bullpen as the season starts ... Great athlete that fields his position well ... 2011: Redshirted during sophomore season ... 2011 Summer: Played for the Lake Norman Copperheads of the Southern Collegiate Baseball League ... Appeared in 15 games making one start ... Posted a 4-1 record with a 3.13 ERA ... Allowed 15 runs (eight earned) on 24 hits in 22.0 innings ... Fanned 22 while walking just seven.
2010: Appeared in seven games all out of the bullpen ... Allowed 10 runs (seven earned) on 13 hits in 9.1 innings ... Struck out six and walked two posting a 6.75 ERA ... Made collegiate debut against Monmouth (Mar. 20) working one-third of an inning ... Tossed a career-best 3.2 innings against Campbell (Apr. 20) and followed that with a 2.0 inning stint against No. 23 Rice (Apr. 23) ... Five of seven appearances were for one inning or longer ... Did not allow a run in four outings or a walk in six ... Allowed one or fewer hits in 4 of 7 games ... Fanned a career-best four against Campbell (Apr. 20) ... Appeared in three league games surrendering nine runs (six earned) on seven hits in 3.1 innings ... Three of six inherited runners scored ... Did not participate in post season play ... Appeared in one game against nationally ranked opponents working 2.0 innings ... 2010 Summer: Played alongside teammate Shawn Armstrong for the Morehead City Marlins of the Coastal Plain League ... Helped the Marlins to the South Division title working 10.0 innings all out of the bullpen in seven games with 13 strikeouts.
Roxbury Latin High School: Nine-time letterwinner (baseball/4, wrestling/4, football/1) that was named team captain for his senior season by head coach John Lieb ... Helped the Foxes' to a three-year 31-14 record which included the Independent School League championship during his sophomore season ... Posted a 1-1 record with a 1.54 ERA as a sophomore ... During junior campaign sported a 1.12 ERA with a 4-3 record on the hill ... Played summer and fall baseball for the Hurricanes under the direction of Jeff Petty and Doug Collins ... Earned all-league honors as a senior after a 3-3 record on the mound ... Ranked as the No. 5 prospect in Massachusetts by Perfect Game heading into senior season... Earned all-league (twice) and All-New England (twice) honors as a wrestler ... Six-time National Latin Exam Medal winner ... AP Scholar with Honor Award ... National Merit Semi-Finalist and two-time Latin Declamation Upper School winner ... Personal: Full name is David Patrick Jauss, Jr., but prefers to go by D.J. ... Born Sept. 5, 1990 in West Palm Beach, Fla. ... Son of David and Billie Jauss ... Has two siblings (Charley and Will) ... Intended major is business management ... Father has spent 24 years in Major League Baseball ... Currently works as an assistant to the General Manager and an advanced scout for the Pittsburgh Pirates ... Has also worked for New York Mets, Baltimore Orioles, Los Angeles Dodgers, Boston Red Sox and Montreal Expos ... Father also spent six years as a college head coach (Westfield State College and Atlantic Christian College - now Barton College) where he coached current ECU skipper Billy Godwin ... Five-time ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll (Fall `09 to present) ... Two-time Conference USA Academic Medal Winner and Commissioner's Honor Roll recipient (2009-11).
CAREER HIGHS - innings pitched: 3.2 vs. Campbell (4/20/10); strikeouts: 4 vs. Campbell (4/20/10); walks: 2 vs. Tulane (4/2/10); hits: 4 (twice, last vs. Rice 4/23/10); runs: 5 vs. Rice (4/23/10); earned runs: 5 vs. Rice (4/23/10).