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#32 Devin Jones
Position: RHP
Bats: L
Throws: R
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 180
Year: Junior
Hometown: Eupora, MS
High School: Eupora HS
Experience: 2 Letters

CAREER:
Hard-throwing junior righty from nearby Eupora, Miss., seasoned with 52 career innings pitched, fourth-most on the staff • Has registered 44 strikeouts in 32 career appearances, seven as a starter, with two wins, a save and an 8.65 earned run average • One of 14 current Bulldogs who have earned SEC Academic Honor Roll status during their career.

2010:
Took the hill in 22 games, 20 in a relief role • Posted a 2-4 record with a save and an 8.16 earned run average • Registered 29 strikeouts in 28.2 innings pitched • Earned the win with an inning of scoreless relief in a 6-5 decision over UAB (Feb. 23) • Also picked up a mid-season win with 1.1 scoreless innings of relief against Georgia (Mar. 26) • Fanned a season-high four batters in that 9-8 State win • Drew a pair of sophomore season starts, working a season-most 4.1 innings at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (Mar. 14) and 2.2 innings on the road against defending NCAA champ LSU (May 21) • Appeared in 11 SEC games, making one start (at LSU) and finishing with a 1-3 record with a 10.57 ERA in 14.1 innings of pitching • Posted a 2-2 mark pitching for the Bourne Braves last summer in the Cape Cod Collegiate Baseball League.

2009:
Made 10 mound appearances, five of those outings in a starting role • One of five true freshmen (four pitchers) to compete for the Bulldogs in 2009 • Compiled an 0-4 record with a 9.26 earned run average and 15 strikeouts in 23.1 innings pitched • Made his collegiate debut with a start against Northern Illinois (Feb. 21), working 4.0 innings against the Huskies • Also drew starts against SEC foes South Carolina (Mar. 15), at Arkansas (Mar. 27), at Ole Miss (May 10) and LSU (May 16) • Worked a career-longest 5.2 innings and fanned a season-high six batters in the start against Ole Miss • Missed a month of the season after sustaining a midseason hand injury • Drew starts in four of the six SEC games (13.0 IP) in which he appeared • Among five Bulldog rookies named to the 2009 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll • Played summer league baseball with Danbury (Conn.) Westerners in the New England Collegiate Baseball League, posting a 3-1 record with a save, a 2.79 ERA and 35 strikeouts in 29.0 innings • Baseball America's pick as the top prospect in the NECL.

HIGH SCHOOL:
A five-year regular in the lineup as a pitcher and outfielder at Eupora High School • Coached by Lee Berryhill • Led the Eagles with a .490 batting average and posted a 2-7 mark with two saves, a 1.57 earned run average and registered a staff-best 86 strikeouts in 49 innings of mound duty • Earned first-team all-state and Jackson Clarion-Ledger "Dandy Dozen" honors in 2008 • Also named to the Rawlings All-Region team • Honored as the MVP of the NEMCABB All-Star Game and the best defensive player in the 2008 Crossroads Diamond Club All-Star Game • Special honor graduate, merit student and recipient of President's Education Award at EHS • All-district performer as a junior with an 8-2 pitching record, a 3.10 earned run average and 82 strikeouts in 50 innings • Among club leaders with a .358 batting average • Earned second-team Class 2A all-state honors as a sophomore in 2005, hitting .481 and posting a 5-2 pitching mark with a 2.50 ERA • Prep teammate of former MSU pitcher Lee Swindle • Played summer league baseball in 2007 with the Cincy Flames in Cincinnati, Ohio • Coached by Jay Basil and Mo Samford • Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and an officer in the Beta Club at Eupora High School.

DRAFT HISTORY: 
Selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 49th round of MLB's 2008 First-Year Player Draft.

PERSONAL: 
Born Devin Blake Jones on July 4, 1990 in Eupora, Miss. • Son of Teresa Blakely of Eupora, Miss. • Majoring in business administration.

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