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2015 • Named to 2015 U.S. Collegiate National Team, although he withdrew after the College World Series • Made 18 starts (tied for second most in program history) •Made first 10 Game 2 starts for UVa in 2015; moved into Game 1 role in NC State series after Nathan Kirby’s injury • After Kirby went down, Jones worked at least six innings in each of his last nine starts (4-1, 2.67 ERA, 64 IP, 54 K, .214 BAA); struck out seven or more in five of those games • Led ACC in innings pitched with 115 2/3 •Ranked third in ACC in strikeouts (113); tied with Louisville’s Brendan McKay for ACC lead in strikeouts in ACC games (70) • Ranked 10th in ACC in opponent batting (.226), 16th in ERA (3.19) • Tied for team lead in wins (7) • Worked twice in College World Series: earned win in opening game against Arkansas (6/13) and took loss against Vanderbilt in Game 1 of CWS Finals (6/22) • Fired 5 2/3 scoreless innings before Vanderbilt broke scoreless tie against him • Allowed three earned runs in six innings against Arkansas • Fired seven innings in earning win against Maryland in Game 1 of super regional (6/5) • Worked 7 2/3 innings of one-run baseball to pick up win in UVa’s NCAA tourney opener against USC (5/29); took shutout into eighth inning • Worked seven innings, struck out 11 in at NC State (4/24); had shutout until three-run home run in seventh • Recorded back-to-back 11-strikeout games vs. Miami and NC State – first Cavalier to record double-figure strikeouts in consecutive starts since Tyler Wilson in May 2011
2014 • Led UVa freshmen with 25 appearances (24 out of bullpen); was second on team with 50 2/3 bullpen innings (54 2/3 total innings) • Worked at least two innings in 16 of his 25 outings • Tossed three scoreless innings in win over UNC (4/19) • Recorded win with 4 2/3 scoreless innings of relief to finish game against Virginia Tech (3/29) • Picked up both of UVa's wins at Miami; went three scoreless innings Sunday and one more Monday • Worked career-long 4 2/3 innings in extra-inning victory over Boston College (3/15) • Made midweek start vs. JMU and earned first win, allowing run and three hits (3/11) • Induced game-ending double-play ball to earn save against Monmouth (3/1)
GREAT BRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL • Selected by San Diego Padres in 21st round of 2013 MLB Draft • Ranked No. 1 high school player in Virginia and No. 26 nationally by Perfect Game • Named 2013 First-Team All-American by Rawlings and MaxPreps • Tabbed 2013 Gatorade State Player of Year, VHSL AAA State Player of Year and MaxPreps AAA Baseball Player of Year • Named First-Team All-State in 2013 • Earned 2013 Southeastern District, Eastern Region and Tidewater Player of Year honors • Named 2013 First-Team All-Tidewater and All-Southeastern District • Finished four-year varsity career with 22-3 record, two saves, 1.68 ERA and opponent batting average of .179 • Went 10-1 with 0.00 ERA in 2013 regular season (0.55 season ERA) • Fired 10 shutouts in 2013 • Finished with 5-0 career record in playoffs; winning pitcher in 2011 Virginia AAA state championship game • Was 2012 First Team Under Armour All-American • Winning pitcher in 2012 Under Armour All-America Game at Wrigley Field • Coached by Sean Townsend at Great Bridge • Also competed on swimming team his freshman and sophomore years • Placed seventh in region and second in district in 50m freestyle his sophomore year • 2012-2013 Chesapeake Scholar-Athlete • Member of National Honor Society and Student Council • Finished with 3.68 GPA • Was junior class president PERSONAL • Parents are Wes and Kim Jones • Has one sister, Taylor • Grandfather, Jim Durham, played baseball at Rider (1960-63); aunt Kristen Durham played women's basketball at Tennessee (1987-89) and was National Gatorade Player of Year coming out of high school