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HoltJones

  • height 6-8
  • Weight 235
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Santa Monica, Calif.
  • Previous School Clemson

CAREER
In 54.1 innings pitched over 33 appearances (four starts) and three seasons, he has a 4-1 record, three saves and a 3.98 ERA while allowing 39 hits (.201 opponents’ batting average) and 37 walks with 63 strikeouts…In two career appearances against SEC opponents (S. Carolina and Georgia in 2019) – Jones pitched 7.2 scoreless innings, allowing only one hit, walking four and striking out eight.
 
2020 (Clemson)
Had an 0-0 record and 0.00 ERA in three relief appearances … in 1.1 innings pitched, he allowed no hits and three walks with two strikeouts.

2019 (Clemson)

Had a 2-1 record and 3.93 ERA in 22 appearances (one start)…In 36.2 innings pitched, he allowed 23 hits (.183 opponents’ batting average) and 24 walks with 43 strikeouts…Held opponents to a .116 batting average with two outs…Had a 1.47 ERA and 26 strikeouts against nine walks in 18.1 innings pitched over 10 relief appearances at home…Had a 1.29 ERA and .140 opponents’ batting average in 28.0 innings pitched after the sixth inning…Pitched 4.0 innings in relief, allowing one hit, no runs and one walk with three strikeouts to record his first career save against South Carolina on Mar. 2…Pitched 1.2 hitless and scoreless innings in relief with five strikeouts against No. 11 Coastal Carolina on Mar. 13…Pitched 1.1 innings in relief, allowing one hit and no runs with one strikeout to record the save against Notre Dame on Mar. 16…Pitched 3.0 innings in relief, allowing no hits, no runs and one walk with three strikeouts to earn the win at Charlotte on Mar. 26…Pitched 3.0 innings in relief, allowing one walk with four strikeouts to earn the win at Virginia Tech on Mar. 31…Pitched 2.1 hitless and scoreless innings in relief with three strikeouts to record the save against No. 8 Louisville on Apr. 5…Pitched 2.2 innings in relief, allowing no hits, no runs and no walks with two strikeouts against No. 8 Louisville on Apr. 7…Pitched 3.2 hitless and scoreless innings in relief with five strikeouts at Georgia on Apr. 16…Pitched 4.0 innings in relief, allowing four hits, one run and one walk with five strikeouts against Duke on Apr. 20…Played for Hyannis in the Cape Cod League in the summer.

2018 (Clemson)

Had a 2-0 record and 4.41 ERA in eight appearances (three starts)…In 16.1 innings pitched, he allowed 16 hits (.254 opponents’ batting average), no homers and 10 walks with 18 strikeouts…Held opponents to a .100 batting average with two outs…Pitched 2.1 innings in relief, allowing one hit and no runs with three strikeouts to earn his first career win against Michigan State on Mar. 7…Pitched 5.1 innings in a starting role, allowing two hits and no runs with eight strikeouts to earn the win against Charleston Southern on Mar. 13; struck out the first seven batters of the game and did not allow a hit until the sixth inning; was his first career start…Pitched 1.1 innings in relief, allowing no hits, no runs and no walks with one strikeout in the first game of a doubleheader against Miami (Fla.) on Apr. 14…Pitched 1.1 innings in relief, allowing one hit and no runs against Notre Dame in the ACC Tournament on May 23…Ranked the no. 136 freshman in the ACC in the preseason by Perfect Game…Played for the Baltimore Redbirds in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League in the summer, where he was 1-2 with a 3.60 ERA and 21 strikeouts in 15.0 innings pitched over four starts.

 HIGH SCHOOL

Honorable mention All-American by Perfect Game as a senior … lettered two times in baseball at Santa Monica High School, where he was coached by Adam Klein…. Ranked a top 75 player in the state of talent-rich California in the class of 2017.

PERSONAL

Full name is Penn Holter Jones Jr. …  Born in Greenwich, Conn. … Son of Penn and Erin … Penn Sr. played baseball at Southern California…Grandfather, Gordon, played at Southern California and was the leadoff batter on the 1948 team that defeated Yale and first-baseman George Bush Sr., for the national championship and later played in the Cleveland Indians organization … his great grandfather, Gordon, played seven minor league seasons (1921-23,25,28-30) before serving as a scout with the New York Yankees for over 30 years. Sister, Whitney, was a pitcher at Rutgers…His sixth great-grandfather, William McConnell, was the founder of Lexington in 1775.

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