Jack Rogalla joins the CrackerJacks after his first two seasons at Binghamton University. Rogalla has pitched well as a Bearcat, possessing a 3-3 career record and one save.
In 2012, Rogalla posted a 3-1 record and one save in 13 appearances (six starts) for the Bearcats. Rogalla had a 4.79 ERA and struck out 25 batters while only walking 11. His three wins were tied for third most on the team and he was tied for the team lead in win-loss percentage. Rogalla also limited opposing batters to a 0.277 average. He finished the season with a 0.933 fielding percentage.
Rogalla went 0-2 with an 11.30 ERA during his freshman campaign in four appearances. He struck out seven batters in 14.1 innings of work. Rogalla didn’t allow a triple or home run on the season.
Rogalla attended nearby Oak Park-River Forest in Oak Park, Ill. During his senior season, his team went 16-1 and he batted .310. On the mound, Rogalla went 6-3 with 66 strikeouts in 55 innings. He was also a captain and an All-Area quarterback on the football team.
Rogalla is a right-handed pitcher with a fastball that reaches the high-80s, a change-up in the upper-70s and a slider that has been clocked between 77 and 81 mph.
He played for the Schaumburg Seminoles in the summer of 2009 and 2010, the same team fellow CrackerJack Ben Gullo played for. Rogalla played multiple positions for the Seminoles, including first base, third base and pitcher. During the 2010 summer, Rogalla had a 3.84 ERA, a 2-4 record and he struck out 25 batters in 27.1 innings.
An Economics major at Binghamton, Rogalla has two brothers. He is the son of Bill and Tammy Rogalla.