FLORENCE, S.C. – Francis Marion University senior right-handed pitcher Erin Jones has been named to the 2004 Peach Belt Conference All-Conference Baseball Team.
The 20-member squad was selected by a vote of the conference’s 11 head coaches.
Jones, a native of Dillon, earns All-PBC honors for the second consecutive year. During the 2004 campaign, he compiled an 8-3 record with one save and a 2.88 earned run average. He struck out 90 batters in 100 innings, while walking only 19. He completed seven games of his 13 starts to lead the Peach Belt in that category. He stands second in the PBC in wins, innings pitched, and strikeouts.
He ended his career with complete game shutouts in his last two starts. Earlier, he earned PBC “Pitcher of the Week” honors for the week ending April 18.
Jones helped lead the Patriots to a 29-17 record, a season-ending six-game winning streak, and a likely fifth-place finish in the Peach Belt standings (some teams still have games yet to play).
Jones started his career at NCAA Division I Coastal Carolina University where he played his freshman season. After transferring to FMU, he rewrote a large portion of the school’s pitching recordbook. He owns the Patriot career marks for wins (29-14 mark), complete games (29 in 41 starts), innings (336), and strikeouts (315). He twice set the FMU single-season record for strikeouts: 106 in 2002 and then 119 in 2003.
He will receive a B.S. degree in biology (cum laude) at Saturday’s commencement exercises.