#14 Mattila, Jason (RHP)
The Beach Bums took RHP Jason Mattila in the first round of the 2012 Frontier League Draft, 9th pick overall. The rookie showed his mettle right away, throwing 2.1 scoreless innings in his professional debut as the Beach Bums rallied from six runs down in a comeback victory over Joliet. Overall on the season, the righthander went 1-2 with a 3.34 ERA in 18 games.
A product of North Dakota State University, as a senior for the Bison, he went 3-3 with seven saves in 19 games, compiling a 3.30 ERA. He whiffed 34 batters in 38.0 innings. As a junior in 2010, the 6’0” righty went 3-1 with a 6.52 ERA and struck out 21 batters in 29.0 innings.
His stint at NDSU came off a stellar two-year run at Miles Community College in Miles City, MT. As a sophomore in 2009, Mattila went 7-1 in 14 appearances (11 starts) with a sparkling 1.32 ERA. As a freshman he tossed complete games in his only two starts, making his other 10 appearances out of the bullpen going 2-4 overall with a 1.68 ERA and 33 strikeouts in 33.1 IP.