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Jordan Piche’

Liberal Arts and Sciences


A liberal arts and sciences major, Jordan Piche’ aspires to continue the baseball path and eventually mentor today’s youth in the game once his playing career comes to an end. He feels it is only right to give back to the sport that has given him so much in some capacity, whether that be coaching, acting as an agent or promoting the sport in a positive light. With the rigors of balancing a full-time academic schedule, travel and baseball, Piche’ maintains a 2.8 GPA.


Jordan Piche’ came to the University of Kansas as a non-scholarship student-athlete after a two-year stint at Indian Hills Community College. His drive and work ethic not only allowed him to excel at baseball, but to land a roster spot at a Division I school, something he thought was just a dream.  His tremendous work ethic, both in the weight room and in conditioning, helped him to a Big 12-leading 12 saves and moved him to No. 3 all-time in KU history for saves, just after a little over a year with the team.

“Jordan represents our entire baseball program on the field, in the classroom, and in our community in a first-class manner,” head coach Ritch Price said. “He is one of the best kids I’ve coached in my 37-year career.”

Piche’s leadership speaks for itself as he is just one of three transfer student-athletes to don the honor of being named a team captain in the past 12 seasons under Price.


With a demanding academic and athletic schedule, Piche’ notes that homework and academic meetings keep him away from volunteering as much as he would like. However, that doesn’t deter him from helping others. In 2012, Piche’ and the rest of the Kansas baseball team traveled to the Dominican Republic, where he and his teammates delivered over 1,000 health kits to impoverished villages, as well as holding free baseball clinics and providing uniforms and equipment for local youth teams. He has also found time to volunteer with the United Way, where he and the rest of the team helped pack 40,000 meals to give to those in need.


In 2013, Jordan Piche’ had one of the best seasons a Kansas closer has had since 2006. In 64.1 innings of work, Piche’ recorded a record of 6-4 with a 1.68 ERA. His 12 saves led the Big 12 Conference en route to earning Big 12 Newcomer of the Year honors. His performance also landed him ABCA All-Midwest Region Second Team, All-Big 12 First Team and NCBWA Midseason Stopper of the Year Watch List honors. His two and a third scoreless innings against TCU (5/25) was good enough for his 12th save on the season and helped Kansas clinch a berth in the championship game of the Big 12 Championship. He earned Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship All-Tournament Team honors for that performance. In addition, he was named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week three times throughout the course of the season.

Piche’ started the 2014 campaign picking up two-straight saves against BYU and was named to the 2014 NCBWA Preseason Stopper of the Year Watch List.

He has made 37 appearances in his short time as a Jayhawk, amassing 14 saves in 74 and two-thirds innings pitched with 60 strikeouts.