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Connor Jones

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chandler, Ariz.

High School:
Perry

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 208

Position:
OF

Experience:
SR

Bats/Throws:
L/R

05/20/2013

Connor Jones and Stephen Ostapeck Earn Weekly Honors

Both players were instrumental in three-game sweep of Georgetown last weekend

05/18/2013

Wildcats Complete Sweep of Georgetown, End Season With 11-1 Victory

Sciacca drives in three runs, Beermann and Jones power Villanova with home runs

05/17/2013

Ostapeck Fires Four-Hit Shutout, Wildcats Slam Three Home Runs in 8-0 Win Over Georgetown

Villanova head coach Joe Godri wins 300th career game in opener of three-game series

04/21/2013

Jones and Beermann Power Wildcats Past Cincinnati, 12-4

Both players hit home runs as Villanova salvages final game of series

04/20/2013

Wildcats Blanked By Cincinnati, 4-0, in Second Game of Series

All four of the runs in the game scored with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning

03/15/2014

Baseball vs. St. Peter's

Villanova defeated St. Peter's in walk-off fashion in its home opener on March 15, 2014.

05/22/2013

Baseball Senior Day vs. Louisville

Villanova recognized its graduating seniors prior to its home game against Louisville on May 4, 2013.

05/13/2013

Villanova Baseball vs. Chicago State

Villanova defeated Chicago State, 8-2, on March 15, 2013.

04/02/2012

Baseball vs. NYIT

Villanova defeated NYIT by a final score of 14-3 at the Villanova Ballpark at Plymouth on Friday, March 16.

On Jones: Will shift to center field this year ... Very strong defensive outfielder with a good arm ... One of the team's top power bats in the lineup ... A difference maker on the field who has all-conference potential ... Had an excellent fall season and comes into his senior year with a great deal of intensity.

Career: Among the returning players on the team has the most career at bats, runs scored, hits, doubles, runs batted in, walks and stolen bases ... Has played in 130 games with 112 starts ... Career .251 hitter (106-for-423) with 22 doubles, two triples, six home runs, 72 runs batted in and 53 runs scored ... Has a .337 on-base percentage and a .355 slugging percentage ... Has drawn 49 walks while striking out 162 times ... Stole 13 bases in 17 tries ... Has tallied nine times being hit by a pitch, three sacrifice bunts and five sacrifice flies ... Has 25 career multi-hit games and 18 multi-RBI games ... Fielding stats include 269 putouts, seven assists and five errors for a .982 fielding percentage.

2013: Appeared in 52 games with 49 starts ... Ranked second on the team in runs, home runs, runs batted in and walks ... Batted .234 (39-for-167) on the year with seven doubles, two triples and five home runs ... Scored 25 runs and drove in 33 ... Walked 27 times and was hit by a pitch six times ... Had 67 strikeouts ... Posted a .360 on-base percentage and a .389 slugging percentage ... Had one sacrifice bunt and stole four bases in seven tries ... Had nine multi-hit games and was second on the team with nine multi-RBI games ... Had four hits on two occasions ... Finished the season by hitting .550 (11-for-20) with two doubles, two home runs and nine RBI over his last five games ... Had two hits and two runs scored in consecutive games against North Carolina State and Wagner, including two doubles in the first of those two outings ... Committed just one error in 120 chances in the field (117 putouts, two assists); BIG EAST: Led the team with a .325 (25-for-77) average in conference play and appeared in all 24 BIG EAST games with 23 starts ... Hit all five of his home runs and both of his triples against league foes, in addition to having two doubles, 15 runs scored and a team-best 26 RBI ... Drew 14 walks and struck out 28 times ... Was hit by a pitch and had a sacrifice bunt ... Compiled a .441 on-base percentage and a .597 slugging percentage ... Stole one base in two tries ... Helped Villanova finish the season with a three-game sweep at Georgetown, going 9-for-15 (.600) with two doubles, two home runs and eight RBI in the series ... Doubled, homered and tied a career high with five RBI in the season finale ... Went 4-for-5 with a double, walk and two RBI in the second game of the series and was 3-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored in the opener ... His first home run of the season was a three-run shot against Rutgers ... Homered, walked and drove in four runs in a win at Notre Dame ... Went 4-for-5 with two runs, five RBI, a triple, a home run and a stolen base in a win over Cincinnati ... Reached base safely at least once in 18 of his 23 conference starts ... Had 57 putouts, two assists and no errors in league games.

2012: Played in and started 54 games ... Batted .276 (58-for-210) with 13 doubles, one home run and 35 runs batted in ... Scored 26 runs and stole nine bases in 10 tries ... Ranked third on the team in doubles and fourth in RBI ... Drew 17 walks and was hit by a pitch three times while posting a .333 on-base percentage ... Had a .352 slugging percentage ... Recorded two sacrifice bunts and four sacrifice flies ... Struck out 73 times ... In the field tallied 115 putouts, five assists and three errors for a .976 fielding percentage, playing almost exclusively in right field ... Had two hits in the season opener at Arkansas ... Had four hits, including three doubles, with three runs scored and an RBI against Miami (Ohio) ... Scored two runs and drove in two more in a win over Chicago State ... Had three hits against Lafayette ... Stole a career-high three bases at Temple while going 1-for-2 with two walks and two RBI in the game ... Had two walks, a stolen base, three runs scored and three RBI at home against Temple later in the year ... Overall had 16 multi-hit games and eight multi-RBI games ... Put together a stretch of three games in April in which he was 10-for-15 (.667) with three runs, six RBI and three doubles; BIG EAST: Started all 27 conference games and was a .231 hitter (24-for-104) versus league competition ... Had a .287 on-base percentage and a .308 slugging percentage with five doubles and a home run ... Scored 10 runs and had 20 RBI, second most on the team versus league opponents ... Drew eight walks and one hit by pitch ... Registered one stolen base, one sacrifice bunt and two sacrifice flies ... Struck out 41 times ... Handled 54 chances in the field with 53 putouts, one assist and no errors ... Went 4-for-6 with a career-high four RBI, three doubles and two runs scored in a win over West Virginia ... Batted .500 (7-for-14) in the three-game series versus the Mountaineers ... Hit his first collegiate home run and drove in four runs in a win over Seton Hall in the first game of a doubleheader ... Had two hits and drove in three runs against Georgetown.

2011: Appeared in 24 games and made nine starts ... Finished the year hitting .196 (9-for-46) with a .269 on-base percentage and a .239 slugging percentage ... Scored two runs, had four runs batted in and hit two doubles ... Drew five walks and struck out 22 times ... Had one sacrifice fly and 37 putouts in the field ... Started in his collegiate debut at Norfolk State and was 3-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in a 13-1 victory; BIG EAST: Played in 13 conference games with two starts ... Hit .250 (5-for-20) with a double, run scored and two RBI ... Had a double and drove in two runs in a 5-4 win over Rutgers in the final home game of the season.

Perry High School: Earned two varsity letters in baseball ... Was chosen to play in the Arizona Division 5A-II All-Star Game in 2010 as well as the Arizona Academic All-Star Game ... Earned honorable mention honors as a junior and a senior ... Batted .345 as a junior and led his high school team in runs batted in and slugging percentage ... Selected as a "Player to Watch" by the East Valley Tribune as a junior.

Personal: Older of two children of David and Anne Jones ... Has a younger sibling, Brielle (18) ... Majoring in Communication.

AWARDS

BIG EAST All-Academic Team                      2011-12

CAREER HIGHS

At Bats                6                        Three times (5/18/13 - at Georgetown)
Runs                   3                        Two times (5/1/12 - Temple)
Hits                   4                        Four times (5/17/13 - at Georgetown)
Doubles                3                        Two times (4/6/12 - at West Virginia)
Triples                1                        Two times (4/21/13 - at Cincinnati)
Home Runs              1                        Six times (5/18/13 - at Georgetown)
Runs Batted In         5                        Two times (5/18/13 - at Georgetown)
Total Bases            9                        4/21/13 - at Cincinnati
Walks                  3                        Two times (4/10/13 - LIU-Brooklyn)
Stolen Bases           3                        4/25/12 - at Temple
Putouts                10                       2/17/12 - at Arkansas
Assists                1                        Seven times (4/26/13 - Seton Hall)

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