Payton Squier and Justin Jones selected by the Oakland Athletics, Ernie De La Trinidad chosen by the Arizona Diamondbacks on day three.
UNLV Baseball's Bryson Stott tabbed Mountain West Co-Freshman of the Year; two others named to All-Conference Second Team.
UNLV Baseball’s Justin Jones goes 4-for-4 with four RBI, while three others score three runs apiece in 12-4, come-from-behind win Friday.
UNLV Baseball’s Cooper Esmay scores twice, hits two-run home run in Thursday’s loss to San Jose State.
UNLV Baseball welcomes the Spartans to town for Mountain West series Thursday through Saturday
2016: Started all 53 contests played in with all 53 starts at second base ... Batted .250 with 49 hits, 22 of which went for extra bases (14 doubles, five home runs and three triples) ... Knocked in 29 RBI and scored 29 runs ... Had 10 multiple-hit games, which included a season-high four hits against UC Irvine (May 3) ... Had six multiple-RBI games, which included a season-high three RBI against UC Irvine (May 3) ... Owned three hitting streaks of at least five games ... The first streak began against Grand Canyon (March 22), lasted five games, and produced a .304 batting average, seven hits, two RBI and three runs ... The second streak began at New Mexico (April 2), lasted seven games, and produced a .276 batting average, eight hits, six RBI and four runs ... The third streak began against Fresno State (May 14), lasted six games, and produced a .400 batting average, eight hits, two RBI and five runs ... Had two game-winning hits/RBI: a solo home run against Air Force (April 15) and two-run double against UC Irvine (May 3) ... Walked 26 times ... Stole three bases in six attempts.
2015: Started all 17 contests played in with all 17 starts at second base ... Batted .222 with 14 hits, one of which went for extra bases (triple) ... Knocked in six RBI and scored three runs ... Had three multiple-hit games, which included a season-high three hits against Nevada, Reno (March 8) ... Had two multiple-RBI games, which included a season-high three RBI against Pacific (Feb. 20) ... Owned one hitting streak of five games, which produced a .300 batting average, six hits, one multiple-hit game and five RBI ... Had two game-winning hits/RBI: a two-run single against Nebraska (Feb. 14) and a sacrifice fly against Pacific (Feb. 20) ... Walked five times ... Stole two bases in four attempts.
2014 Summer: Played for the Chatham Anglers of the Cape Cod Baseball League ... Made 11 appearances, but was limited after coming off of an injury ... Hit a home run and a triple and recorded six RBI.
2014: Played in 53 games, all starts, as a sophomore for the Rebels ... Started 51 games at second base and two games as the designated hitter ... Hit .267 with four doubles, three triples, three home runs and drove in 30 RBI ... Stole six bases and drew 12 walks ... Had a team-high 17-game hitting streak from March 2 through March 28 ... Recorded a season-high three hits in a game twice: went 3-for-4 against San Diego State (March 22) and 3-for-5 at Air Force (April 17) ... Drove in three RBI in three different games ... Tallied 139 assists, which ranked second on the team, and finished the season with a .970 fielding percentage.
2013 Summer: Played for the Shelter Island Bucks of the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League along with UNLV teammate Cody Howard ... Played in the HCBL All-Star game ... Made 38 appearances for the Bucks, which ranked second on the team (just one game behind Howard) ... Hit .252 with five doubles and 10 RBI ... Scored a team-high 29 runs and swiped a team-high 20 bases.
2013: Played in 51 games and made 45 starts as a true freshman for the Rebels ... Hit .287 with 39 RBI and stole four bases ... Reached base in 15 consecutive games, which was the third-longest streak on the team ... Walked 26 times during the year, which tied for the second-most on the team ... Recorded multiple RBI in a team-high 11 games and was one of six players to post a five-RBI game (vs. UC Riverside; April 30) ... Named to the 2013 Spring Academic All-Mountain West team.
High School: A 2012 graduate of Bishop Gorman High School ... Lettered under Nick Day ... Helped the Gaels to a 39-3 record in two years with two state championships ... Won the 2012 national championship at Bishop Gorman ... Hit .458 as a senior with three home runs and 45 RBI ... Named to the 4A All-State Baseball Team as a senior ... Hit .405 as a junior with one home run and 15 RBI ... Part of a team that took third at the Legion World Series in 2011.
Personal: Justin Taylor Jones was born March 7, 1994 ... The son of Gina and Tripp Jones ... Father played safety at Oklahoma State ... Has one older brother, Tyler ... Majoring in public administration.