Jake Roberts begins his first year with the ThunderBolts and first as a professional in 2013. He signed on June 27, 2013. Jake finished his collegiate career in 2013 at St. Joseph's College in Indiana, posting no record and a 0.00 ERA in four relief appearances with four strikeouts in three innings. Primarily a hitter in college, he hit .317 as a senior with a team-high 11 doubles and 29 RBIs. He hit .309 over two years with the Pumas. Prior to St. Joe's, Roberts attended Gulf Coast State College and Noblesville High School in Noblesville, Indiana.