Elon’s Jones Claims Spot on All-State Baseball Squad

Posted by Press Release on June 30, 2014 at 9:29 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

ELON, N.C. – Elon baseball’s Casey Jones added yet another accolade to his postseason haul on Monday, June 30, as the outfielder was a first-team selection to the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association’s University Division All-State Baseball Team. Jones already earned second-team All-America honors on the Louisville Slugger and Rawlings/ABCA teams and third-team All-America distinction by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA).

Jones, who was a finalist for the 2014 Gregg Olson Award as the “Breakout Player of the Year” and Southern Conference Player of the Year, led the SoCon and ranked among the top five in the nation with a .418 batting average this year. He became just the third Elon player to finish with a batting average of .400 or better during the program’s NCAA Division I tenure. His SoCon-best .418 average was the highest by an Elon player since Jeff Kipila batted .438 in 1988.

Jones won Elon’s triple crown by also pacing the Phoenix with seven homers and 53 RBI. He also led the league with a .668 slugging percentage, .502 on-base percentage, 82 hits and 20 doubles.

Over the course of the season, Jones put together a 26-game hitting streak, a program-best at the Division I level. In fact, the Midlothian, Va., resident recorded at least one hit in 47 of the team’s 53 games. He also reached base safely (walk, hit or hit-by-pitch) in 51 of the 53 outings.

NCCSIA All-State University Baseball First Team
SP – Mat Batts, UNC Wilmington
SP – Heath Bowers, Campbell
RP – Ryan Thompson, Campbell
RP – Conor Lourey, High Point
C – Adam Martin, Western Carolina
INF – Hunter King, UNC Greensboro
INF – Jacob Hoyle, Western Carolina
INF – Spencer Angelis, High Point
INF – Bradley Strong, Western Carolina
OF – Casey Jones, Elon
OF – Eric Kalbfleisch, UNC Greensboro
OF – Carlos Ortiz, North Carolina Central
DH – Matt Parrish, Campbell

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