MT. PLEASANT, Mich. – Elon baseball's Casey Jones picked up his third All-America honor of the year on Wednesday as the outfielder was a second-team selection to the Rawlings/ABCA All-American Team. Jones has already earned second-team honors on the Louisville Slugger team and third-team accolades by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA).
Jones is the third Elon Division I player to earn All-America recognition from the American Baseball Coaches Association.
Jones, who was a finalist for the 2014 Gregg Olson Award as the "Breakout Player of the Year," led the SoCon and ranked among the top five in the nation with a .418 batting average this year. He became just the third Elon player to finish with a batting average of .400 or better during the program's NCAA Division I tenure. His SoCon-best .418 average was the highest by an Elon player since Jeff Kipila batted .438 in 1988.
Jones won Elon's triple crown by also pacing the Phoenix with seven homers and 53 RBI. He also led the league with a .668 slugging percentage, .502 on-base percentage, 82 hits and 20 doubles.
Over the course of the season, Jones put together a 26-game hitting streak, a program-best at the Division I level. In fact, the Midlothian, Va., resident recorded at least one hit in 47 of the team's 53 games. He also reached base safely (walk, hit or hit-by-pitch) in 51 of the 53 outings.
Elon's All-Time NCAA Division I All-Americans
2008 – Steven Hensley (Louisville Slugger Third Team)
2009 – Chase Austin (ABCA Third Team)
2009 – Pat Irvine (ABCA Third Team, College Baseball Insider Second Team)
2013 – Ryan Kinsella (Baseball America Second Team, Louisville Slugger Third Team, NCBWA Third Team)
2014 – Casey Jones (Louisville Slugger Second Team, Rawlings/ABCA Second Team, NCBWA Third Team)