August 26, 2014

BASEBALL | Jones Drafted in Fourth Round of MLB Draft

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When senior pitcher Brent Jones stepped on the mound against Princeton last April, there were more than 50 sets of eyes focused solely on his 6’3” frame. Major league scouts from across the country had come to see Jones for what would end up being his last start in a Cornell uniform, a brilliant one-run performance over eight innings.Two months later, Jones became ­­­the highest MLB draft pick in Cornell history when the Arizona Diamondbacks chose him in the fourth round with the 120th overall pick.

“I like being able to say I can represent my school like that,” Jones said. “I’m always a Cornell guy, both on my team and when we play away. In the pregame show they’ll always make some kind of mention of it, so it’s kind of cool.”

DAVID BURBANK / CORNELL UNIVERSITY PHOTOGRAPHYPitcher Brent Jones became the Cornell baseball program’s highest draft pick in history when he was picked by the Arizona Diamondbacks in June.