Molly Jacobsen was a 2-time NJCAA pitcher of the year, went 26-2 with an ERA of .47 her final season in Boone. In 2019 Molly transferred to Ole Miss posting 19 pitching wins with a 2.53 ERA over 49 appearances with 36 starts, 14 complete games, six solo shutouts, five saves and 230 strikeouts over 238 innings of work. As a junior in 2019, the lefthander earned National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Second Team All-South Region and All-Southeastern Conference Second Team honors after posting a 14-8 record with a 2.15 ERA, 11 complete games, five shutouts and 166 strikeouts (finished sixth in the SEC in the category). Along the way, Jacobsen managed two of the three longest shutout streaks in Ole Miss history (26 & 23-inning streaks) and registered.
After two dominant seasons at Ole Miss, Molly transferred to University of Texas. In her graduate season on the Forty Acres, Jacobsen put up a 14-6 overall pitching record with 17 starts, five complete games, six solo shutouts and 76 strikeouts over 91.0 innings of work. Along the way, the Adel, Iowa, native picked up high-profile wins over Ole Miss, No. 13 LSU, BYU, McNeese State, Texas Tech, Iowa State, Baylor and No. 10 Oregon. In the deciding game of the NCAA Austin Regional against the nationally-ranked Ducks, Jacobsen tossed arguably her finest game of the year by scattering five hits while posting a 1-0 shutout.high-profile wins over No. 21 Minnesota, No. 18 Oklahoma State, No. 16 South Carolina, No. 6 Florida and No. 7 Louisiana. During her shortened senior campaign in 2020, she started 11 games, earning five wins with a 3.42 ERA and 64 strikeouts over 71.2 frames.
After playing her final campaign in the Burnt Orange & White in 2021, Molly Jacobsen transitioned over to a staff role as a graduate manager for the Texas Softball. That season the Longhorn’s reached the College World Series. Falling short to longtime rival the Oklahoma Sooners. Molly will go down as the one of the greatest pitchers of all time, she always gives back to Iowa, and one day all those Universities will retire the numbers of the best pitcher I’ve ever seen on the bump. Thank you for the memories and I’m sure you continue to do great things MJ!