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Originally published: 2013-06-18 15:17:39
Last modified: 2013-06-18 15:18:23

Jones named to NC Preps All-State Team

by Staff Reports

Ryder Jones has been named to the N.C. Preps Class 4A All-State Team. Jones is the second Watauga High School athlete to earn all-state honors. Matt Proffit was named all-state last year.

For the record, Jones' recent accomplishments include:

graduating from Watauga High on June 8.

being named first team all-Northwestern 3A/4A Conference and the NW3A/4A Conference Player of the Year.

being named the North Carolina Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year.

being selected by the San Francisco Giants in the second round of the Major League Amateur Baseball Draft on June 6.

being the first player the Giants signed as the two sides came to terms on June 10.
Jones batted .461 with 11 home runs and 43 runs-batted-in for the Pioneers in 2013. 

On the mound he was 4-3 with a 1.23 earned-run-average.