BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU first baseman/designated hitter Jared Jones has received 2023 Second-Team Freshman All-America recognition from Baseball America magazine.
Jones was also named a Freshman All-American last month by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.
Jones, a product of Marietta, Ga., batted .304 (49-for-161) this season with 12 doubles, 14 homers, 45 RBI and 37 runs scored. He finished fifth on LSU’s National Championship team in homers and eighth in RBI.
Jones was named last month to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll, majoring in Environmental Management Systems.
Jones, who was voted in May to the 2023 Freshman All-SEC team by the league’s head coaches, homered twice and drove in five runs in LSU’s series sweep over Alabama (April 28-30).
He batted .500 (7-for-14) in a four-game week vs. Tulane (April 11) and Kentucky (April 13-15) with three doubles, two homers, five RBI and six runs. In LSU’s SEC series win over Kentucky, Jones hit .400 (4-for-10) with two homers, five RBI and five runs.
Jones batted .600 (6-for-10) the week of March 28-April 1 with one double, one homer, one RBI and five runs scored. He was 3-for-5 with a double and two runs on April 1 vs. Tennessee
He hit .462 (6-for-13) in the Texas A&M series (March 17-19) with one homer, eight RBI and one run. Jones led the Tigers to the series-clinching victory on March 18 by going 4-for-5 at the plate with a three-run homer and a pair of two-run singles for a total of seven RBI.
Jones was named SEC Co-Freshman of the Week on March 13 after he batted .600 (6-for-10) from March 6-12 with four homers, 11 RBI and five runs. He homered four times in four consecutive plate appearances over the course of the Tigers’ games versus Samford.