|Mitch Jones - 30
2002 (Junior): Saw action in 53 games, starting 48 ... led the team in sacrifice bunts (5) and stolen bases (13) ... posted a seven-game hitting streak from April 28 - May 8, which included games against Alabama, Southern Miss, TCU and Birmingham-Southern ... had eight multiple-hit games and six multiple-RBI games ... second on the team in triples (2) ... third on the team in RBI (23) and home runs (6) ... fourth on the team in runs scored (26) ... hit .372, had a .605 slugging percentage and a .413 on base percentage against left-handed pitchers ... had a season-high four RBI and a home run in UAB's 18-11 victory over Oakland (March 1) in game two of a doubleheader at Young Memorial Field ... ranks third on UAB's all-time list in steals (58) ... ranks 10th on UAB's career list in home runs (18) ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for the 2001-02 academic year.
2001 (Sophomore): Appeared in 51 games, started 44 (36 in left field, seven in center and one in right) ... hit .183 with three home runs and 10 RBI ... led the team in stolen bases (18) and stolen base percentage (.900) ... hit .286 when leading off an inning ... batted in the lead-off spot in 31 games.
2000 (Freshman): Appeared in 56 games (started all 56, all in left field) ... hit .338 with nine home runs and 40 RBI ... led UAB in hits (77) and doubles (13), and tied for the team lead in triples (4) ... earned Third-Team Freshman All-America honors (Baseball America) ... earned Second-Team All-Conference USA honors and was named to the league's All-Freshman Team ... stole 27 bases (33 attempts); combined with teammate Will Smith for 82 stolen bases, the most in one season by two Blazers in school history (the 27 steals ranked Jones third in C-USA in 2000) ... tied for second in C-USA with four triples ... hit .340 vs. left-handed pitching and .337 vs. righthanders ... hit .333 as a lead-off hitter (led off in 24 games) with nine extra-base hits (5 doubles, 4 triples); had a .382 on-base percentage as a lead-off hitter ... hit .267 with runners in scoring position (31 RBI) ... set the UAB single-game record for stolen bases with five against Alabama State (Feb. 12) at Young Memorial Field ... placed fourth on UAB's single season list in stolen bases.
High School Playing Career: Graduated from Chelsea (Ala.) High School (1999) ... earned four varsity letters in baseball for the Hornets ... earned "Super All-State" and all-metro honors and was named Shelby County Player of the Year as a senior ... batted .464 with 17 home runs and 51 RBI ... batted .375 with two home runs and 20 stolen bases as a junior ... also lettered four times in football.
Personal/Miscellaneous: Born Aug. 20, 1981, in Birmingham, Ala. ... full name is Stephen Mitchell Jones II ... parents are Steve and Joann Jones ... majoring in communications management with a minor in history.