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Jaixen Frost, a soon to be senior at Mount Ayr Community High School, has announced that he has selected the University of Iowa as his landing spot after graduation from Mount Ayr Community High School in 2023.
Frost is committing to play baseball for the Hawkeyes, who recently finished their 2021 season with a record of 26-18, tying for fourth overall in the Big Ten.
When asked why he chose Iowa over other schools, Frost stated that Iowa has been his dream school since he was little.
“University of Iowa was the first team that reached out to me and has always been my dream school and playing for your home state, there’s something about it.” said Frost. “I went to a camp my eighth grade year and loved everything about it.”
Frost has seen scouts at Mount Ayr games for the last few years after putting up top three averages and stats across the state.
This year alone, Frost boasts an average of .559, an on base percentage of .682 and a slugging percentage of 1.068.
Frost has stepped up to the plate 59 times this season and struck out only four times, while walking 19 times.
He has driven in 30 runs for the Raiders and hit six home runs, hit three triples, six doubles and 18 singles, while scoring 39 runs.
Frost pitches and plays shortstop for Mount Ayr as well.
On the mound, Frost has a record of 4-0 this season, playing in 10 games, while starting two and has pitched 23.1 innings.
Frost has allowed two runs on 10 hits, walked six, hit five batters, while striking out 45 batters. Frost has not allowed one earned run and has a WHIP of 0.69.
In the field, Frost has commited four errors, while collected 28 putouts on 73 total chances with 41 assists for a fielding average of .945.
In three years of baseball, Frost has achieved a batting average of .602 and hit 18 home runs.
In his freshman year, Frost recorded a batting average of .610 with 41 at-bats and 25 hits, including four home runs.
“They gave me a call my freshman year and they have kept in contact ever since,” said Frost. “Every time they call it gets more and more interesting and we talk a little bit more.”
Frost said he felt the pressure release after accepting the offer from Iowa.
“It feels good honestly,” said Frost. “Now it’s off my shoulders, no pressure and I’m just going to go have fun with my friends.”
Frost isn’t quite done yet, though.
He still has a few games left this season and then in August, Frost will put on a helmet to play football, before adding to his records in the fall season with basketball.
Time off in the spring will see him prepare for his final season with the Raider baseball team as he prepares to head onto the field for the Hawkeyes the following Spring.