Jones picks up Peach Belt Pitcher of the Week
By Clay Cribbs
Sometimes, your fortune can change in as little as a week.
Jones was awarded the Peach Belt Conference Pitcher of the Week Tuesday for his efforts in the victory.
The Augusta starter also had a solid outing against the Wolves in the Jaguars’ season opener the week before, where the Kingsland, GA native dealt five innings of two-run baseball. However, the Jaguar bullpen and defense gave up four additional runs to West Georgia, and the Augusta offense could only produce one run of support, leading to Jones taking the 6–1 loss.
This time, Jones hardly had to rely on anyone else. The right-hander was dominant, only allowing two hits and three walks.
Through two games, Jones has been impressive, possessing a 1.93 ERA while holding opponents to a .170 batting average.
The Pitcher of the Week award is Jones’ second of his career, the last coming in 2016 for his performance against Armstrong State.
The strong outing from Jones helped the Jaguars sweep the two-game series against West Georgia, righting the ship after a season opening four-game losing streak.
After their mid-week game against cross town rival Paine College was cancelled due to inclement weather, the Jaguars will look to this upcoming weekend, where they face off against Anderson University in a three-game series.
The Jaguars and Trojans will compete in a doubleheader on Saturday in Anderson, SC, before finishing up the final game of the series in Augusta on Sunday.
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