TUCSON, Ariz. – The 2014 Southern Conference Player of the Year, Elon outfielder Casey Jones was a 2014 second-team Louisville Slugger All-American by Collegiate Baseball on Thursday, May 29.
Jones, who was also a first-team all-league honoree, is the third Phoenix player to ever claim Louisville Slugger All-America honors, joining third-team selections Steven Hensley (2008) and Ryan Kinsella (2013).
During his junior season, Jones was one of the premier hitters in college baseball as he led the SoCon and ranked among the best in the nation with a .418 batting average. 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 .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, 20 doubles and 131 total bases.
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.
Elon’s All-Time NCAA Division I All-Americans
2008 – Steven Hensley (Louisville Slugger Third Team)
2009 – Chase Austin (ABCA Third Team)
2009 – Pat Irvine (ABCA Third Team, College Baseball Insider Second Team)
2013 – Ryan Kinsella (Baseball America Second Team, Louisville Slugger Third Team), NCBWA Third Team)
2014 – Casey Jones (Louisville Slugger Second Team)