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35   Hunter Jones
Hunter Jones

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Palm Beach Gardens, FL

High School:
W.T.D

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 235

Position:
Pitcher

Birthdate:
01/10/1984

Bats/Throws:
Left/Left


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JUNIOR YEAR (2005): A member of the Seminoles' starting rotation through out the season who is fourth on the team with 12 starting assignments...made seven weekend starts including two on Friday night and five on Sunday afternoon...has won a single-season career-high four games...earned one of the Seminoles' two complete game victories of the season and tied a career high for inning in the same game - a seven inning decision over Hawaii-Hilo...Florida State is 10-8 during his 18 appearances with ACC victories coming against Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina...among the team leaders with a 2.8:1 strikeout to walk ratio...one of only six pitchers on the staff with more than 50 strikeouts...seven appearances against six different ACC teams and Florida State has a 3-4 record in those games...a season-high seven strikeouts three times - in victories over Auburn, Hawaii-Hilo and Stetson.

SOPHOMORE YEAR (2004): One of the Tribe's top starters be-fore injury ended his season...the leftie registered a 4.10 ERA in 13 starts and posted a 3-2 record...his win-loss percentage was tied for fourth on the squad...team went 9-4 in his 13 starts, the best winning percentage amongst all starters...also fourth on the team for innings pitched and strikeouts despite his season coming to an early end...his 13 starts were third-most behind Eddie Cannon and Mark Sauls...only Cannon set down more hitters watching strike three than did Jones with 22...only two pitchers had more success versus left handed bat-ters than Jones who held them to a .250 average...one of the Tribe's best at keeping the leadoff runner off base and finishing an inning after recording two outs. Jones and Rhett James were FSU's only pitchers in the top five in both of those categories...only two pitchers aver-aged longer outings per appearance than Jones who went 4.24 in-nings per appearance...had the second-best strikeout to walk ratio on the staff at 3.4 to 1...had the second-best average of walks per game at 2.26 and led all Tribe pitchers with more than five starts in K's per game with 7.77...the only FSU hurler with double digit starts in 2004 that did not allow a triple...made just one error in 17 chances.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS: Made his first-career weekend start in the season opener against VMI (1/31)...worked 6.0 innings with a career-high eight strikeouts and did not allow an earned run on two hits...pitched 5.0 shutout innings at Arizona State (2/6) only allowing four hits with three strikeouts...earned his first win of the season at Jacksonville (2/15)...received a no decision after pitching 5.0 innings against Oral Roberts (2/20) and only allowed one run on five hits with one walk and seven strikeouts...worked a career-long 7.0 innings against UNC Asheville (2/27)...allowed two runs on six hits in 5.1 innings with four strikeouts against Nebraska (3/5)...pitched seven innings and allowed just two runs on six hits with five strikeouts and didn't walk a batter against Maryland (3/19)...worked 3.1 innings and gave up two runs on four hits with three walks and three strikeouts against NC State (4/3)...pitched 0.1 innings of relief at Miami (4/17) and allowed one unearned run on one hit with one walk...earned his third win of the season while tying a career-long with 7.0 innings of work...moved back into the starting rotation for the Clemson series...left the Clemson game (5/1) with a sore left elbow...missed the remainder of the season due to an elbow injury. 2003 (Freshman Year): Threw one scoreless inning of relief with no hits and one strikeout vs. VMI (2/1)... earned the victory in his first career start vs. Siena (3/4)...went 5.0 innings and allowed two runs on five hits, striking out three and walking two against the Saints...worked two scoreless innings of relief vs. St. Joseph's (3/ 12)...worked one scoreless inning vs. UNC (3/28) with a strikeout... worked 1.1 innings of scoreless relief in the tie at Miami (4/20)...had another scoreless inning vs. Miami (4/27)...struck out two and pitched one scoreless inning at Georgia Tech (5/3)...worked 3.0 innings of relief vs. Georgia Tech in the ACC Tournament and gave up one run on three hits...allowed only four earned runs in his final 16 outings of the season (19.0 innings)...did not pitch in the NCAA Regional...pitched a combined two innings against Texas in the Super Regional, allowing one run on no hits with one strikeout and two walks.

PREP: Named All-Conference as an outfielder following his se-nior season...never had an ERA above 1.70 in his last three years of high school...hit .405 during his senior year with an ERA of 1.68...was honored as the team's MVP after his junior and senior seasons...won the team pitching award following his sophomore and junior years...voted All-Conference at first base as a freshman.

PERSONAL: Born January 10, 1984...majoring in business...son of Margaret Elizabeth Jones...uncle Pierce Jones ran track at Florida State.

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