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Milwaukee, Wis.
Previous School
Madison Area Tech
High School
Marquette HS

Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Week (May 23, 2011)

MLB Draft:
21st round in 2010 (Chicago White Sox)
11th round in 2011 (Minnesota Twins)

A big, physical pitcher with tremendous mound presence that worked as a part-time starter and reliever for the Tigers in 2011 … selected by the Minnesota Twins in the 11th round of the 2011 MLB Draft and signed with the club in August 2011 … ace of the Madison Area Tech JC staff that advanced to the Junior College World Series for the first time since 2005 … fastball sits in the low 90s.

Appeared in 14 games (six starts), posting a 4-0 mark and a 5.22 ERA in 39.2 innings with 23 walks and 37 strikeouts … pitched a brilliant three-hit shutout on May 17 at the University of New Orleans, recording one walk and 15 strikeouts in a dominating performance … the 15 strikeouts recorded by Jones represented the most by an LSU pitcher since Anthony Ranaudo struck out 15 Auburn batters on April 24, 2009 … worked seven innings in a victory over Sacred Heart (March 9), allowing one run on three hits with four walks and four strikeouts … posted win over Southeastern Louisiana (March 1), limiting the Lions to two runs on five hits with two walks and four strikeouts … defeated New Orleans in his LSU debut on Feb. 22, allowing three hits in five shutout innings with no walks and six strikeouts.

2010 Junior College 1st Team All-American … participated in 2010 Junior College World Series … 9-2 record with a 3.01 ERA in 2010; recorded 77 strikeouts in 74.2 innings and limited opponents to a .238 batting average.

Two-time high school All-Conference selection in baseball and football … helped lead Marquette High baseball team to state championships in 2006 and 2008 … participated in the Milwaukee Brewers Classic (top 50 high school players in Wisconsin)

Full name is Tyler Matthew Jones … mother is Ann Shanley Jones … majoring in philosophy-religion at LSU … born September 5, 1989.

Jones’ LSU Career Highs
Innings pitched: 9.0, at New Orleans, May 17, 2011
Hits allowed: 5, Southeastern Louisiana, Mar 1, 2011
Runs allowed: 6, at Nicholls State, Mar 16, 2011
Earned Runs allowed: 5, at Nicholls State, Mar 16, 2011
Walks allowed: 4, at Vanderbilt, Apr 23, 2011; Sacred Heart, Mar 9, 2011
Strikeouts: 15, at New Orleans, May 17, 2011


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