#8 Alonzo Jones
Career Game Highs
Hits: *3, last 2/17 at San Diego
Runs: *3, last 2/17 at San Diego
RBI: 5, 2/21/16 vs. San Diego
Walks: *3, last 4/4 vs. UT Martin
HRs: 1, 2/21/16 vs. San Diego
Strikeouts: *3, last 4/7 at South Carolina
Stolen Bases: *2, last 2/25 vs. UIC
Coach Corbin Quote: Alonzo is a very driven, purposeful and serious young man. He has a plan and is beyond his years as it pertains to knowing what he needs to do and how he is going to accomplish it. His physical abilities allow him to help us in many areas on the field. He is adept at most infield positions while having the unique ability to affect the game offensively in many ways.
2017 – Started for the first time since April 13 going 0-for-2 as the DH in tie vs. Alabama 5/20… Tripled for the second game in a row, going 2-for-2 with two RBIs vs. Alabama 5/18… Came off the bench and tripled in his lone at-bat in win over Middle Tennessee 5/17… Scored the tying run in ninth inning and struck out in lone at-bat vs. Missouri 5/6… Came off the bench to walk twice and score a run in loss to Tennessee 4/29… Drove in a run with a single in win at Middle Tennessee 4/18… Scored two runs and went 0-for-3 in loss to Florida 4/13… Singled twice in loss to Tennessee Tech 4/11, starting his eighth straight game at 2B… Walked and went 0-for-2 in loss at South Carolina 4/8… Matched a career-high with three strikeouts at South Carolina 4/7… Reached base for the 11th straight game with a single in win at South Carolina 4/6… Matched a career-high with three walks in win against UT Martin 4/4… Singled in a run in victory vs. Kentucky 4/2 starting his third straight game at 2B… Picked up a pair of singles in loss at Kentucky 4/1, hits in four of last five games… Started at 2B at Kentucky 3/31 going 1-for-4 with a run scored… Scored two runs and drove in two more in victory vs. Texas A&M 3/25… Went 0-for-2 with a run score in win vs. Texas A&M 3/24… Started at SS for the first time this season going 1-for-3 with two RBIs in win over Belmont 3/22… Went 0-for-3 in loss at Ole Miss 3/17… Walked twice and went 0-for-2 in loss to Saint Mary’s 3/12… Came off the bench to walk and score in win over Saint Mary’s 3/10… Went 0-for-4 against CSUN 3/4… Walked and doubled in loss to CSUN 3/3… Went 0-for-4 against SE Louisiana 3/1… Went 0-for-3 in win over SE Louisiana 2/28… Singled and struck out twice in loss to UIC 2/26… Matched a career-best with two stolen bases in win over UIC 2/25, going 1-for-2 with a run scored… Singled as a pinch hitter against UIC 2/24… Knocked in a run in win over Evansville 2/22… Singled and scored in win at San Diego 2/19… Matched career-best with three hits and three runs scored while driving in a run in victory at San Diego 2/17… Started at second base on Opening Day and went 0-for-4 at San Diego 2/16.
2016 – Named a Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball… Started his first game as the designated hitter since 5/7 in NCAA Regional loss to Washington 6/4 going 0-for-2 with a career-high three walks… Scored a run and went for 0-for-2 in NCAA Regional loss to Xavier 6/4… Doubled and drove in two runs in loss to Texas A&M 5/27 at SEC Tournament, started his seventh straight game at 2B… Singled twice and walked to reach base three times in loss to Ole Miss 5/26 at SEC Tournament… Singled and scored in win over Texas A&M 5/25 at SEC Tournament… Went 0-for-3 against Missouri 5/24 in SEC Tournament opening win… Started at 2B for third straight game going 1-for-2 with a run and RBI in win over Auburn 5/21, also made two errors… Singled twice and scored two runs in win vs. Auburn G2 5/19, stealing a career-high two bases… Doubled in a run and scored in win over Auburn G1 5/19… Started his first career game in LF at Florida 5/13 going 0-for-2… Went 0-for-3 at Texas A&M 5/7… Doubled in a run and scored a run in win at Texas A&M 5/6… Went 0-for-5 vs. Georgia 4/30… Knocked in three runs in win over Georgia 4/29 going 2-for-4 with two walks… Matched a career-high with three hits in win over Austin Peay 4/26 starting at 2B… Doubled and matched a career-high with three strikeouts vs. Central Arkansas 4/19… Walked and went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts vs. Kentucky 4/17… Reached base twice with a walk and single in victory over Kentucky 4/16… Singled and doubled in win vs. Kentucky 4/15 scoring a run… Went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts at LSU 4/8… Matched a career-high with three strikeouts at LSU 4/7 going 0-for-4… Drove in two runs in win over South Carolina 4/2 going 2-for-5 with a double… Infield single vs. South Carolina extended hitting streak to five games… Knocked in three runs in win over South Carolina 3/31 going 2-for-4… RBI-single in win over Belmont 3/29 gave him RBI in three of last four games… Matched a career-high with three runs scored in win at Missouri 3/27… Knocked in a run in the 11th inning of win at Missouri 3/26… Drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in win at Missouri 3/25… Eight-game hitting streak snapped with three strikeouts and two walks at Middle Tennessee 3/22… Scored a career-high three runs and matched career-best with two stolen bases while extending hitting streak to eight games in win over Mississippi State 3/20… Pushed hitting streak to seven games with two doubles vs. Mississippi State 3/19… Drove in a run for the third straight game with RBI-single in loss to Mississippi State 3/18… Scored two runs and drove in two more in win vs. NIU 3/15 going 1-for-1 with a triple… Hit leadoff for first time going 1-for-4 with a RBI-double in win over Xavier 3/11… Doubled and scored in win over Radford 3/9… Stole two bases and added a run in win vs. Radford 3/8 going 1-for-5… Singled twice in first career start at 2B in win at Stanford 3/6… Went 0-for-4 in first game at Stanford 3/3… Knocked in three runs in win over UIC 2/28 in his first career start at SS, five RBI in last two games… Drew a bases loaded walk to walk off UIC 2/27, drove in a run with first career triple as part of game-tying rally… Picked up his third multi-hit game in his sixth collegiate game in win over UIC 2/26… Knocked in two runs in win over EIU 2/24, RBI in three of last four games… Singled in win over UT Martin 2/23… Posted a monster game vs. San Diego 2/21 going 3-for-3 with his first career home run and driving in five runs while scoring two more… Picked up his first two collegiate hits in win over San Diego 2/20 driving in two runs with a double and scoring twice… Went 0-for-3 in collegiate debut in win against San Diego 2/19 in season opener… SUMMER BALL – Hit .173 with two doubles and two triples in 27 games for Cotuit in the Cape Cod League.
High School – Named a Perfect Game All-American 2014-15… Played in the 2014 Under Armour All-American game and East Coast Pro Showcase… Tabbed All-BiCity in 2014 while playing for powerhouse Columbus HS in Columbus, Ga. lettering all four years on the baseball team… Earned Columbus Valley Baseball Award… Set the record for fastest 60-yard dash time on grass (6.17) at Perfect Game… Won 2012 GHSA AAA state and regional titles in 2012… Captured region championship in 2013… Won BCS and WWBA national championships in 2012 during the summer and followed up with 2013 BCS national title and being named 17U BCS MVP… Earned 2015 Page One Award for academics, AP Scholar and was his high school’s Alpha Scholar in 2012… Played high school and/or summer ball with Houston 2015 first round pick Daz Cameron and Toronto 2015 draft pick and Vanderbilt commit Reggie Pruitt as well as Georgia Tech’s Kel Johnson… Picked in 36th round by Chicago (NL) in 2015.
Academics – Jones is majoring in sociology.
Personal – Alonzo Earl Jones Jr…. Born 2/24/97 in Columbus, Ga…. Son of Kathy and Alonzo Jones Sr…. Has on sister, Alexis… Nickname is Zo… Favorites include: Andrew McCutchen (player), St. Louis Cardinals (team), track & field (other sport), Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift (movie), Arrow and Burn Notice (TV shows), Paul Walker (actor), Drake (musician), toasted pop-tart and yogurt (late night snack)… Says he would be a sports broadcaster if not an athlete… Lists his best friend Dale Williams as the person that would play him in a movie… His oddest talent is his double-jointed thumbs… Uses vitesse as the one word to describe himself… Roommates with Chandler Day… Lists scoring the winning-run of the state championship game on a passed ball from second base as his most memorable athletic moment… Chose Vanderbilt because “I loved the atmosphere, combined with the elite level of academics and baseball.”