|Hometown:||San Antonio, Texas|
|High School:||Judson HS|
|Previous College:||Wharton JC|
At Wharton JC: Played two seasons for head coach Bob Nottebart at Wharton Junior College along with fellow pitcher Brett Carnline ... Finished 2-3 as a sophomore with a 5.14 earned-run average ... Fanned 23 batters in 42 innings pitched.
In High School: Coached by Bruce Webb at Judson High School in Converse, Texas ... Was selected first-team all-district as a pitcher with a 1.55 ERA and 85 strikeouts during his senior campaign.
Personal: Jacob Gilbert Liedka was born May 22, 1988 in San Antonio ... Son of the late Jim Liedka and Cheri Liedka ... Has a brother Joshua and a younger sister Jessica ... Majoring in sports management.