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Dustin Jones
Player Profile:
Dustin Jones 743198
Position: Shortstop
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 140
Year: Senior
Hometown: Jonesboro, Ark.
High School: Valley View HS
Major: Exercise Science
Experience: 3 Letters

SENIOR SEASON (2014): One of just two players to start and play in all 59 games in 2014 … became the school’s all-time leader in games played with 228 for his career … played in 161 straight games to end his career which was the 15th longest streak in the nation … the last time he did not start a game with March 9, 2012 … had a .244 batting average with 29 RBIs and 15 doubles … had a career-high six total bases against UT-Arlington on March 23 … hit the Red Wolves’ only home run in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament against Troy in an elimination game … two of his three career home runs came in the SBC Tournament … stole seven bases and had a .355 on-base percentage … played at third base for an inning on April 20 against Louisiana-Monroe the first time he had played at shortstop since her freshman season … led the Sun Belt Conference with 10 sacrifice bunts on the season … his 35 career sacrifice bunts were the 15th most among all active players in the NCAA … broke the Arkansas State record for most sacrifices in a career with 40 … was second in the league in the hit-pitch-category with 13 on the year.

JUNIOR SEASON (2013): One of just three players to start and play in all 59 games in 2013 ... had a .260 batting average which was the fifth highest on the team ... tied for the team lead in doubles with 13 ... had the third most hits on the team with 53 ... tied for the third on the team in RBIs with three ... was fourth on the team in runs scored with 30 ... had the second longest hitting streak on the team at 11 games, which he will bring into the 2014 season ... tied for the team lead in triples with two ... had a team season-high eight assists against Ole Miss on April 23 ... tied a career-high with three hits against ULM on April 20 ... had a career-high three walks on Feb. 15 against Bradley. 

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012): Played in 56 games and started in 55 as a sophomore, all at shortstop ... was named second team All-Sun Belt Conference after hitting .279 with 50 hits, 25 runs scored, seven doubles and one home run ... had a career high three hits at Troy on March 31 and against FIU on May 12...enjoyed a 10-game hit streak from April 13-May 5 ... had a career best eight assists against Western Kentucky April 15.

FRESHMAN SEASON 2011: Played in 54 games as a true freshman, starting 46...hit .190 with 32 hits, 17 runs scored, three doubles and one home run ... was 2/2 on stolen base attempts ... had eight multiple-hit games...logged three multiple RBI games ... brings a four-game hit streak into the 2012 season ... drove in a career-high four runs against South Alabama May 28 ... scored three runs in May 21 victory over UALR.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played all four years at Valley View High School earning all-conference honors four times while leading his team to two Arkansas State Championships ... was a two-time selection to the All-State teams ... also played basketball and tennis and maintained a 4.0 grade point average in high school.

PERSONAL: Born June 26, 1991 ... graduated with a degree in exercise science at Arkansas State...son of Barry and Dana Jones.

 
Career Statistics
 
Year AVG GS/GP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB
HBP
SO
GDP
OB%
SF
SH
SB/ATT
PO
A
E
FLD%

FRESHMAN

.190 54-46 168 17 32 3 0 1 15 38 .226 8 1 36 3 .232 0 7 2-2 64 136 16 .926

SOPHOMORE

.279 56-55 179 25 50 7 0 1 24 60 .335 11 1 30 5 .321 2 10 1-1 69 161 8 .966

JUNIOR

.260 59-59 204 30 53 13 2 0 25 70 .343 18 5 44 4 .333 1 8 6-6 98 177 8 .972

SENIOR

.244 59-59 197 36 48 15 3 1 29 72 .365 22 13 42 0 .355 2 10 7-9 93 160 11 .958

TOTAL

.245 228-219 748 108 183 38 5 3 93 240 .321 59 20 152 12 .315 5 35 16-18 324 634 43 .957

 

 

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