Baseball Signs Fargo South's Ernst, Delano's Jaunich
Release: November 10, 2010
FARGO, N.D. - David Ernst of Fargo South High School and Trevor Jaunich (YAW-nik) of Delano High School in Minnesota have signed National Letters of Intent to continue their education and play baseball at North Dakota State University.
NDSU head coach Tod Brown made the announcement today, the first day of the one-week early signing period.
Ernst, a 6-foot-3, 200-pound right-handed pitcher and utility player, was named Gatorade North Dakota Baseball Player of the Year in June. He had an 8-0 record, 0.75 ERA and 93 strikeouts in 56 innings on the mound for the 27-5 Bruins while hitting .436 with 18 doubles, three home runs and 30 RBIs. He holds school records for wins, strikeouts, doubles, home runs and RBIs in a season.
Ernst was a Rawlings/Perfect Game Preseason All-America honorable mention in 2010. He is a two-time all-conference pick, all-state last year, and a two-time team MVP. He played on the Fargo American Legion state runner-up team in 2009 and the Fargo Metro Baseball Association's USSSA Minnesota state championship team in 2010.
Jaunich, a 6-foot-3, 175-pound right-handed pitcher and infielder, hit .370 with a team-high 15 RBIs in 16 conference games last year. He had a 0.75 ERA on the mound and was the winning pitcher in Delano's state semifinal victory en route to all-state tournament honors and a second-place finish.
Jaunich is a two-time all-conference honorable mention, three-year baseball team captain and has also participated in basketball and football. He has two sisters, Cassandra and Kandace, who have graduated from NDSU.
North Dakota State was 22-30 overall and tied for sixth in The Summit League with an 11-16 record last year. The Bison are scheduled to open the 2011 season Feb. 18-20 with a three-game series at Arizona.