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WSU's Jones named to Freshmen All-American Team

Derek Jones was named to the Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-American Team (Photo: WSU Athletics) Derek Jones was named to the Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-American Team (Photo: WSU Athletics)

TUCSON, Ariz. - Washington State outfielder Derek Jones was named to the Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-American Team presented by Collegiate Baseball, Wednesday.

A native of Snohomish, Wash., tied the Cougar freshman record for home runs with 12. His record-tying blast came at the NCAA Division I Norman Regional and gave WSU the lead for good in a 3-2 victory over Wichita State, the Cougars first NCAA postseason win since 1990.

Jones placed on the all-time WSU freshman list in walks (second, 31), RBI (fourth, 37), games (tied-fifth, 57), total bases (tied-sixth, 91) and slugging percentage (10th, .450).

25 - Derek Jones
Position: Outfielder
Year: Freshman
L/R: Bats Left, Throws Left
Stats: 6-1/205
Hometown: Snohomish, Wash.
High School: Snohomish HS 2008
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Earned four letters in baseball for head coach Kim Hammons...added three letters on the gridiron as a linebacker/fullback...as a sophomore was All-North Wesco First Team outfielder...second team all-area...all-league and all-area running back as a junior...team captain in baseball...all-league outfielder/pitcher...Everett Herald All-Area Player of the Year...WIAA Coaches First Team All-State...as a senior, team captain, all-league and all-state running back and linebacker...team captain, all-league and all-state pitcher on state champion...Everett Herald All-Area Player of the Year...Seattle P-I Player of the Year.

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