Baseball's Jones Named Freshman All-American

LSU second baseman JaCoby Jones
LSU second baseman JaCoby Jones
Hilary Scheinuk
Bill Franques
Bill Franques
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BATON ROUGE - LSU second baseman JaCoby Jones was named Wednesday to the Collegiate Baseball newspaper 2011 Freshmen All-America squad.

Jones, a product of Richton (Miss.) High School, batted .338 (66-for-195) in his first season at LSU with 11 doubles, one triple, four homers, 32 RBI, 36 runs and 12 stolen bases.

Jones, who was voted to the Freshmen All-SEC team last month, was a .397 (23-for-58) hitter with runners in scoring position.

He batted .426 (23-for-54) in the Tigers' final 15 games of the season with five doubles, one homer, nine RBI and 14 runs scored.

Jones was named SEC Freshman of the Week on Feb. 28 after batting a blistering .636 (7-for-11) in four games (Feb. 22-27).

LSU has had a player named to a Freshmen All-America team in five of the past six seasons.

 

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