Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A Look inside the baseball journey for Mr. Lucas Jones


NEW MARKET - It is time to mix in some numbers for the more serious media outlets that will report on the new skipper of the New Market Rebels. As I mentioned to Lucas last night during our conversation, I tend to want to focus on the journey but I do know that there are people who are just in need of the facts so let us take a look at the path of Jones.
Photo is curtosey of Randolph-Macon College.
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Full Name - Lucas Edwin Jones
Age - 26
Hometown - Lynchburg, Virginia
High School- Heritage High School (Class of 2001)
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Played 3 years of Varsity baseball for the Pioneers in the Seminole District.
Lucas played Short Stop all three seasons at Heritage.
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1ST College stop - Lenoir- Rhyne University Bears (Hickory, N.C)
*Played 2 seasons for the Bears- medical red shirt as Freshman
*Played Short Stop and 2ND Base
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2ND College Stop - Lynchburg College (Lynchburg, Va.- Old Dominion Athletic Conference)

* Played both 1ST Base & 3RD Base for the Hornets during his 3 seasons
* Hit .426 during his career at LC
* Played in all 121 games during his 3 seasons at LC
* In 2005 Jones earned the ODAC, State and Regional Player of the Year Awards
* Graduated in May 2005 with a 3.76 GPA
* Named both 1ST team All-American and Academic All-American
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3RD College Stop - Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, Va.)
* Earned his Masters degree in 2007 (4.0 GPA)
* Served as a volunteer assistant coach for the Rams under Paul Keyes
* Team captured CAA crown and earned birth in NCAA play
*Spent summer of 2007 with the Winchester Royals
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Fall of 2007 - Replaced Evan Brannon on the staff of the Randolph-Macon College baseball team.
Yellow Jackets captured first ODAC crown since in 1987 and played in D-III NCAA tourney for 1ST time since 1977.
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Fun Notes :

Favorite Baseball Player : Mike Piazza
Favorite Baseball Team : Chicago Cubs (From watching their games on WGN)

The word that came up more than once during our talk was Passionate and the formula used by Lou Holtz (Trust, Love and Commitment)...

Once again it would appear that Bruce Alger has landed a rising star in the baseball world to come to the town of New Market in hopes of having his Rebels return to the top of the VBL- both on and off the diamond.

Bruce - Thanks for the invite
Lucas- Thanks for your time
Best of Luck to Both of You!
Note : If there is anyone out there who would like more info on the hiring - Please let me know.

2 comments:

sabrena said...

He's from around my area!

From the Sponsors said...

He is an pretty special young man. Maybe it is something in the water down there!