Colorado prep pitcher Jones signs to play baseball for Eagles

HENDERSON, Colo. (May 27, 2014) – Jordan Jones, a right-handed pitcher who led his Colorado high school to the Class 5A playoffs as a senior, has signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Oklahoma Christian, OC coach Lonny Cobble said Tuesday.

The 6-foot-5 Jones went 6-2 this season for Prairie View High School in Henderson, posting a 3.91 ERA and 68 strikeouts in 48 1/3 innings. He earned All-East Metro Athletic Conference first-team honors for the ThunderHawks, who finished 14-5-1.

“Jordan is a big, strong pitcher that we are counting on to come in and contribute right away,” Cobble said. “He has great command of his pitches and throws three pitches for strikes.”

Jones will join an OC squad coming off one of its best seasons ever.  The Eagles set a school record for wins while finishing 38-17-1 and reaching the National Christian College Athletic Association World Series for the second straight year. OC finished third in the regular-season standings in the NCAA Division II Heartland Conference and was ranked sixth in the South Central Region poll at season’s end.