Brianna Jones verbally commits to Southern Illinois
Coffee County Central High School pitching ace Brianna Jones, a junior, made a verbal commitment today to play for the Southern Illinois University Salukis.
SIU is a NCAA Division 1 school in Carbondale, Ill., and a member of the Missouri Valley Conference.
Brianna Jones is the only pitcher from last season returning to the Lady Raiders. (File photo by Milton Stanley)
Last year at CHS Jones carried much of the pitching responsibilities for the team, especially in postseason play. She led the team in ERA (0.69), strikeouts (236) and wins with a 15-6 record. She walked only 27 batters in 143 innings pitched. Jones will be the only pitcher returning to the Lady Raiders from last season.
This summer Jones is pitching for the Fury Fastpitch 97 16U travel team. Fury 97 recently returned to Tennessee after finishing second in the Boulder Independence Day tournament in Colorado. On June 26 the team will leave for national tournament play in California.
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