On Pupa: Extremely-talented two-way player ... one of the best hitters on the team ... gives the Terps a high-average hitter from the left side of the plate ... also a weekend starter on the pitching mound before shoulder problems limited to hitting only in 2008 ... great baseball instincts ... plays his best against the best opponents ... solid defensive player who can play first and second base.
As a Junior (2008): Played in 53 games, starting 52 ... seven starts came on the mound as a weekend starting pitcher ... led the team with a .322 batting average and .328 mark in conference games ... also led team with 64 hits, 28 drawn walks and .406 on-base percentage ... hit safely in 41 of 52 games in the lineup ... went 2-for-4 with a double and a walk in season opener at Coastal Carolina ... had go-ahead, two-run double in victory against Pittsburgh (2/24) ... made first pitching appearance at Coastal Carolina, starting and allowing no earned runs in five innings (2/24) ... 2-for-4 with two RBIs in win against Hofstra (3/1) ... 2-for-5 with two RBIs and first home run at Florida State (3/9) ... 3-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored at Wake Forest and pitched 6 1/3 innings at Wake Forest (3/16) ... career-high four hits and three runs in win against UMBC (3/26) ... 3-for-4 at Virginia Tech (4/4) ... 3-for-5 with three RBIs in win at Virginia Tech (4/5) ... 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs at Duke (4/26) ... 2-for-3 with a solo home run in win against Towson (5/7) ... 2-for-4 with RBI double in win against NC State (5/10) ... 2-for-4 in season finale at Delaware (5/13).
At Montgomery College: Pitched and played infield for two seasons ... 2006 Third-Team NJCAA All-American and First-Team All-American in 2007 ... Rawlings Gold Glove winner in 2007, as well.
At Northwest: Four-year pitcher and infielder for the Jaguars ... 2003 all-county selection ... 2004 all-Met and all-County ... team captain in 2005, also making all-county and all-state teams ... hit over .350 last three years, including .471 as a junior with a 7-1 record and 1.72 ERA on the pitching mound.
Personal: Jensen D. Pupa ... son of Peter and Arna Pupa ... has four sisters, Shayna, Courtney, Randi and Samantha ... likes to play golf and fish ... favorite athlete is Cal Ripken Jr. due to his work ethic ... biggest athletic thrill is winning an American Legion state championship and playing at Oriole Park at Camden Yards ... also recruited by Virginia Tech, William & Mary and South Carolina ... chose Maryland for the location and opportunity to play in the ACC ... criminology major.
Pupa's Career Batting Statistics
Year Avg. GP/GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI Slug.% BB SO SB 2008 .322 52/51 199 40 64 16 0 3 24 .447 28 24 0
Pupa's Career Game Highs
Pupa's Career Pitching Statistics
Year ERA W-L APP GS IP H R ER BB SO SV 2008 7.47 0-3 7 7 31.1 41 31 26 23 14 0
Pupa's Career Game Highs