Zack Jones Voted NACC Baseball Pitcher of the Week
Senior right-handed pitcher Zack Jones added yet another accolade to his decorated career on Tuesday morning when he was named the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Pitcher of the Week. This marks the second time in his career that Jones has been named the conference's pitcher of the week, with the other coming back in March of last season. It is also the second weekly award for Jones this year, after being named to the D3baseball.com Team of the Week two weeks ago.
Senior Zack Jones made one start and had one relief appearances over Rockford's final two days of the season. Jones threw 10 shutout innings and struck out 10 batters in his final start of the year against the United States Merchant Marine Academy. He then tossed the final inning of the season against Carroll University, where he struck out the last batter of the year, to secure a 7-3 win. For the week, Jones threw 11 innings, striking out 11 and posting a 0.82 earned run average.
Zack Jones will once again finish the season at or near the top of the NACC in nearly every major statistical category. Jones led the NACC in both strikeouts (36) and earned run average (0.78) amongst pitchers who threw at least 20 innings this year. He is second in the conference in strikeouts per nine innings (14.09) and starts (3), third in innings pitched (23.0) and tied for fourth in wins (2) and appearances (4).To view these students click here: https://rockford.meritpages.com/achievements/Zack-Jones-Voted-NACC-Baseball-Pitcher-of-the-Week/119655