Last Updated: Wed Jul 20, 2022 - 4:18AM
Former Greater Latrobe and Seton Hill University pitcher Jared Kollar was signed as an undrafted free agent by the San Diego Padres after the Major League Baseball draft concluded on Tuesday.
Kollar played his graduate season at Division I Rutgers last spring and immediately was one of the top arms in the Scarlet Knights rotation. He posted an 8-2 record with a 4.36 ERA striking out 84 batters in 76 1/3 innings.
In his senior year at Seton Hill in 2021, Kollar battled through an injury to help lead the Griffins to their best record in program history at 39-8. In the post-season that year, he was the winning pitcher in the first game of the NCAA Atlantic Regional plus earned a save in the regional championship game. He then started game one of the NCAA Division II World Series in which Seton Hill won 4-3. In his final five appearances for the Griffins, Kollar allowed just one earned run in 22 1/3 innings while fanning 33 batters.
In 2017, Kollar helped guide Greater Latrobe to a WPIAL and PIAA championship. He registered 103 strikeouts in 67 innings that season as the Wildcats finished 24-2. Kollar was the winning pitcher in the PIAA championship game as Greater Latrobe downed Whitehall 7-0.