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SIU is a NCAA Division 1 school in Carbondale, Ill., and a member of the Missouri Valley Conference.
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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