Trevecca Nazarene University

Trevecca alumnus drafted by major league team

Senior B.J. Jenkins, a right-handed pitcher, was drafted in the 28th round of the 2004 Major League Baseball amateur draft by the San Diego Padres. Jenkins, who prepped at Hendersonville High School and attended Volunteer State Community College prior to transferring to Trevecca, was the first player taken in the 28th round of the 2004 MLB amateur draft. As a senior Jenkins was 7-4 with a 1.87 ERA, eight complete games, three shutouts in 11 starts. Jenkins added two saves and had 107 strikeouts in 82.0 innings pitched. He led the TranSouth Athletic Conference in strikeouts, ERA, complete games and shutouts. Jenkins was named first team All-TranSouth, NAIA Region XI, and was an honorable mention NAIA All-American. Jenkins set a Trevecca record for the lowest earned run average in a season. He is also third on the list of strikeouts in a season as well. As a junior Jenkins was 6-6 with a 3.91 ERA, six complete games, and two saves. He had 81 strikeouts in 69 innings pitched. Trevecca finished the season with a 44-17 overall record. The 44 wins are the most in school history. Mario Campos was the last Trojan to be drafted. Campos was drafted in 2001 by the Boston Red Sox in the 29th round. Former Trojan Mike Mills was drafted by the San Diego Padres in 1984. Jenkins, Campos, and Mills are the only known Trojans that have been drafted by a Major League team. Trevecca has had several players signed by Major League teams. Ed Stewart, Rob Erwin, Seth Richmond, and Jeremy Todd were all signed and played in the minor leagues.