Wednesday, July 6, 2016

SIAC: Catcher Alex Jones of SHC signs with Marlins organization

Catcher Alex Jones signs with the Miami Marlins
MOBILE, Alabama – Spring Hill College (SHC) graduate Alex Jones signed to play for the Miami Marlins organization on Friday afternoon. Originally assigned to the Marlins of the rookie level Gulf Coast League, Jones was promoted on Tuesday to the short season-A Batavia Muckdogs of the New York-Pennsylvania League in Batavia, N.Y.

A native of Pensacola, Fla., Jones appeared in 44 games with 44 starts in 2016. He tallied 70 hits including 16 doubles, 13 home runs, 51 runs scored and a school-record 66 runs-batted-in for a .452 batting average. He added 23 walks and three hits-by-pitch for a .510 on-base percentage with 125 total bases for an exceptional .806 slugging percentage. In the field, Jones made 255 put outs with 40 assists at catcher while cutting down five attempted base-stealers for a fielding percentage of .974.

Jones was the 2016 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Player of the Year and a 2016 Academic All-America 1st Team member.

The Badgers completed the 2016 season with a 29-16 record including a conference-leading 18-3 mark in the SIAC.


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