Wake Forest baseball defeated Maryland 6-4 on Friday, April 4, 2014.
Drafted by the Detroit Tigers (26th round, 790th overall) in the 2014 MLB Draft.
Walter on Fischer
"Jack has been lights out this winter. With his sinking fastball and power change-up he can beat anyone in the country. He is also a great athlete who holds runners, fields his position and makes adjustments pitch to pitch. Jack will be in the weekend rotation."
Became the Friday night starter and won four game while compiling a 3.82 ERA ... Logged 101.1 innings pitched which ranked among the leaders in the ACC ... Started the season opener against Towson (Feb. 15) ... Earned his first win of the season at Georgia Tech as he pitched a complete game, giving up just two runs while striking out four ... Pitched eight innings in the win over Clemson (March 14) and relinquished just three hits and three runs while striking out five ... Pitched eight innings in the following start at Boston College (March 21) and went 8.1 innings at Notre Dame (March 18) while picking up the win ... Won his fourth game of the season against Maryland (April 4) ... Pitched eight innings against Florida State (April 18) and threw his second complete game of the season over Duke (April 25) while striking out five in each game ... Pitched 7.1 innings in his final home game against No. 1 Virginia (May 16) and struck out a career-high nine batters ... Started the play-in game of the ACC Championship against Georgia Tech (May 20).
Made 20 appearances on the mound, including five starts, for Wake Forest ... Ended the year with a 2-4 record and a 6.12 ERA ... Was fourth on the team with 57.1 innings pitched ... Struck out 38 batters and had one save ... Suffered the loss in his first start of the season at ULM (Feb. 15), striking out four and giving up four earned runs ... Also struck out four vs. Boston College in 3.0 innings out of the bullpen on April 21 ... Started against West Virginia on Feb. 23 and made 10 appearances out of the bullpen before starting again at High Point on April 9 ... Pitched 5.1 innings of relief at Clemson (Apr. 14) without giving up an earned run, allowing just two hits and striking out two batters ... Went a season-long 6.1 innings vs. Elon (Apr. 30), striking out three and allowing just one earned run ... Picked up wins vs. Gardner-Webb (Mar. 13) and vs. Boston College (Apr. 20) ... Earned the save vs. Western Carolina on March 26.
2012 (Sophomore) Made the transition from backup infielder to relief pitcher to starting pitcher, proving to be one of the Deacs' most consistent starters over the last month of the season ... Made 17 appearances out of the bullpen, recording a remarkable 1.39 ERA in 32.1 innings of relief ... Overall, recorded the second-best ERA on the team at 2.84 in 63.1 innings, just behind Brian Holmes (2.83 ERA) ... Went 5-4 on the season, while striking out 34 batters and holding opponents to a .236 average ... Started the fourth game of the season, lasting just 2.1 innings before being used out of the bullpen until the end of April ... Was inserted into the rotation again on Apr. 28 at Boston College, giving up four runs in 6.0 innings ... Put together a remarkable three-game stretch to end the season, pitching 7.0 innings at Miami (5/12), 7.2 innings vs. Clemson (5/18) and 8.0 innings vs. NC State (5/24) at the ACC Baseball Championship ... Allowed seven hits and just one earned run while striking out three against the Hurricanes in a 7-2 win ... Was fantastic for the Deacs in an ACC-Tournament-clenching win at home against Clemson, throwing 7.2 innings of shutout baseball and recording three Ks ... Won the Deacons' ACC Tournament game against NC State, pitching a season-high 8.0 innings, striking out five and giving up just three runs ... Following the season at Wake Forest, he went on to be named the Pitcher of the Year in the Northwoods Summer Baseball League for the Wisconsin Woodchucks ... At one point, fired 20 consecutive innings of baseball without giving up a run ... Through the regular season, posted a 1.76 ERA and a 6-1 record in nine starts ... Also struck out 61 while walking just 14.
2011 (Freshman) Played in 22 games as a position player, including 11 starts at shortstop ... Picked up his first-career hit and RBI at home against Charlotte on March 22 ... Also picked up a hit and scored a run in his next appearance vs. Appalachian State on March 29 ... Collected his first-career double at Maryland on May 20 ... Also saw time on the mound beginning in April, appearing in six games ... Did not allow a run and only surrendered one hit in his first five appearances which covered 3.0 innings of work ... His pitching debut was at NC State on April 3.
Starting shortstop on the varsity team since freshman year ... Named All-Catholic League in 2009 ... Invited to Area Code Games tryouts ... Also invited to Chicago White Sox Black and Silver games and Chicago Pitch and Hit Showcase ... Ranked top 10 player in the state by Prep Baseball Report ... Ranked 414th in the country by Perfect Game ... Career batting average of .355, while he has an 11-2 career record on the mound with a 1.38 ERA.
Born August 28, 1991 ... Son of Brian and Beth Fischer ... Father pitched at Knox College ... Economics major.