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Jason Rakers played baseball for Kaskaskia College from 1993 – 1995 and was an invaluable member of the Blue Devils Baseball team. While at Kaskaskia College, Jason played in 108 games, held a .294 batting average and a record of six doubles, four triples, three home runs and thirty-six runs batted in. Jason played in the Busch Stadium Game.
After earning his Associates of Arts degree from Kaskaskia College, Jason went on to earn his Bachelors of Arts degree from Quincy University. Jason was also an All Time Batting Leader for Quincy’s baseball program with a .433 batting average. Jason was a pre-season All-American, earned All Great Lakes Valley Conference Academic Honors and Great Lakes Valley Conference Athletic Honors .
Jason signed to the San Diego Padres as a free agent in 1997, the first player to ever be drafted into Major League baseball from Quincy University. Playing in the Major League afforded Jason the opportunity to travel much of the United States to include, Arizona, Idaho, Iowa, California and Missouri during his three years of league play. Jason was a 1999 Frontier League All Star. Jason was Head Coach of the 2011 Junior High State Champion baseball team from Aviston, Illinois and is Head Coach of the Mater Dei Baseball program.