Jason Jones, Kennesaw State

Jason Jones, Kennesaw State

Jason Jones had one of the most prolific baseball careers in PBC history and stands to this day as one of the best to ever play in the conference.  The 1999 Division II National Player of the Year, he still holds PBC single-season records for RBIs in a season (103) and total bases (206) and is tied for the single-season home run record with 26.

A two-way player as a pitcher and an outfielder, he was a two-time All-American and two-time South Atlantic Regional Player of the Year.  Named the PBC Player of the Year in 1998 and 1999, he remains second on the PBC’s all-time career home run list and RBI list.

During his time at Kennesaw State, the Owls played in three National Championship games and won the first baseball national title for the PBC in 1995.  KSU was 206-50 in his four years, 84-20 against conference opponents and averaged 51.5 wins per season during his career.

He finished his career at Kennesaw State with a .372 batting average, 58 home runs, 234 RBIs and a .669 slugging percentage.  He continues to hold KSU records for career total bases, hits, home runs, games played and RBIs.

On the mound, Jones made 33 relief appearances with a 3-1 record, 10 saves and a 2.14 ERA.  He led the PBC with nine saves in 1997.

Jones was drafted in the 13th round by the Texas Rangers in 1999 and appeared in 40 games at the major league level in 2003.  He currently resides in Smyrna, Ga.

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