Kelsi Jones Named High School All-American
COLUMBIA - Incoming freshman Kelsi Jones from Carmel High School in Carmel, Ind. has been picked as a Louisville Slugger/NFCA High School All-American for the second straight year, announced Tuesday by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. Jones was picked as one of the three outfielders selected to the Second Team.
Jones closed out her senior season for Carmel by posting a .464 batting average in 30 games. She picked up 45 hits in 97 at bats, scored 36 runs and took 11 walks to just eight strikeouts. She got on base at a .519 clip and slugged .845 for the season. She drilled seven home runs, doubled 14 times and collected a triple, while also going a perfect 10-for-10 in stolen bases and driving in 33 runs.
After hitting .453 with 26 RBI and 29 runs in 2010 as a junior, Jones was picked as a First Team Louisville Slugger/NFCA High School All-American. As a sophomore, Jones led the state with 52 runs batted while also belting 12 home runs - the second most in the state.
Carmel High School went 28-2 on the season and claimed their second state championship in program history with a 1-0 win in eight innings over Avon in the finals. Jones was also picked as the Indiana Softball Player of the Year by Gatorade.