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Connor Jones

RHP
Position
6'3''
Height
200 lbs.
Weight
Freshman
Class
R/R
B/T
Chesapeake, Va.
Hometown
Great Bridge
High School

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