Otters mourning the passing of former player Jared Jordan
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The Evansville Otters are mourning the passing of former pitcher and utility player Jared Jordan, who passed away at the age of 32.
Jordan was a member of the 2011 Evansville Otters roster, splitting time in the field and as a reliever out of the bullpen.
Otters field manager Andy McCauley managed Jordan in his first full season as the Otters’ skipper in 2011.
“I am shocked and saddened by the passing of Jared Jordan,” McCauley said. “My deepest condolences go out to his family and his many friends.”
On the mound, Jordan made 14 appearances and struck out 18 batters in 25.2 innings pitched. He had six games with multiple strikeouts.
Offensively, Jordan recorded 14 hits, including three doubles and one home run, while tallying six RBIs, scoring five runs, and walking 10 times.
“Jared did an amazing job for us that summer, as he contributed as a pitcher and position player,” McCauley said. “As I recall, he played every position on the field at times that season.”
“Jared was a very talented athlete, respectful, hardworking, and dedicated young man.”
Jordan was an important, versatile player and leader on an Otters team that faced a challenging season in the results column.
“Jared could fill in at almost any position and play it well,” Otters owner Bill Bussing said. “He was a team player who embraced whatever role he was given that day.”
Jordan, a Moreno Valley, Calif. native, attended Canyon Springs High School where he played baseball and football. He played collegiately at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M and then at New Mexico State before joining the Otters.
The Otters family expresses their condolences to the entire Jordan family.