- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 4", Weight 180 lb.
Jordan Backes, a Mount Zion, IL native, transferred from Quincy University to Mercyhurst College. While at Mercyhurst, Backes led the team with a 6-3 record, 2.67 ERA, and 69 strikeouts in 63.2 innings. He threw a two-hit complete-game shutout on March 19, 2010, which earned him PSAC West Pitcher of the Week.
Jordan's 69 strikes are tied for 9th-best, single-season total in Mercyhurst history. He struck out 7 or more batters in 7 out of his 11 starts. This included back-to-back 8 strikeout games to close the regular season.
Normal CornBelters (Frontier League)
Backes was signed by the Normal CornBelters on August 4, 2010.
Jordan debuted for the CornBelters against the Evansville Otters on August 5. He pitched 3 2/3 innings giving up only 2 hits and 1 earned run, struck out 3 and walked 4.
Backes finished the 2010 season with no record and no saves in 4 appearances. He had a 9.00 ERA in 8 innings pitched while striking out 6 and walking 8.