Wake Forest baseball players and coaches shaved their heads in support of kids' cancer research.
Walter on Jones
"Nate is as reliable as they come. He has an assortment of breaking balls that he can throw to right-handed hitters and left-handed hitters, fields his position well and has gotten big outs for us. He will be a key component to our bullpen success."
Moved to fourth all-time in appearances at Wake Forest ... Pitched 30.0 innings in 21 appearances with one save ... Had an ERA of 3.60 with a 1-0 record ... Struck out 19 while only walking seven batters ... Made his season debut against Georgetown (Feb. 16) while striking out one in 1.1 innings ... Did not give up an earned run in his first five appearances ... Struck out a season high three batters against Davidson (Feb. 18) and Charlotte (April 22) ... Went a season-high three innings against Duke (April 26) ... Picked up a save at NC State (May 12) ... Pitched in both wins over No. 1 Virginia (May 16 & 17).
Made 20 appearances out of the bullpen for Wake Forest, which was the third-most on the team ... Posted a 2-1 record with a 5.45 ERA ... Struck out 24 batters in 39.2 innings of work ... Pitched 2.0 innings and earned the save in the season opener vs. Alcorn State (Feb. 15), striking out four batters without allowing a run ... Earned his first win of the year vs. Youngstown State (Feb. 24), going 2.2 innings and striking out three ... Struck out a season-high five batters vs. North Carolina on March 9 ... Moved to 2-0 on the season with a win vs. Rhode Island on March 12, pitching a season-high 4.0 innings and allowing just two earned runs ... Earned his second save of the year vs. NC State, pitching 3.0 innings of perfect baseball ... Was solid over his final six appearances of the year, going 10.0 innings from April 16 - May 14 and giving up just two earned runs and four hit with five strikeouts.
2012 (Sophomore) Was one of the most reliable relievers all season for Wake Forest, posting a 1.12 ERA in 24 appearances ... In 22 relief appearances, allowed just three earned runs in 24.0 innings (1.12 ERA) and help opponents to a .220 batting average ... Recorded a 3-0 record on the year ... Made a pair of starts on the year against Valparaiso (3/7) and Charlotte (4/11) ... Went 6.0 shutout innings vs. Valpo, giving up five hits and striking out a batter in the win ... Allowed at least one earned run in just three of his 24 appearances and allowed two earned runs on just one occasion ... Recorded two strikeouts six different times, including each of his first four appearances of the season ... Did not allow a hit in eight of his appearances ... Earned wins over Valpo, Maryland (3/10) and Elon (5/1).
2011 (Freshman) Was a valuable asset for the Demon Deacons, primarily in relief, making 22 appearances out of the bullpen and starting one game ... His 23 appearances on the year were fourth on the team and tied for seventh by any freshman in Wake Forest history ... Did no earn a decision on the year, but finished the season with a 5.67 ERA in 33.1 innings of work ... Struck out 22 batters on the year ... Gave up just three earned runs over his first nine collegiate appearances, including a stretch of five straight appearances without giving up a run from March 9 to March 20 ... Struck out a season-best five batters vs. Towson on March 5 ... His longest outing of the season came vs. North Carolina on March 11, pitching 3.1 innings, striking out two and surrendering just one base hit ... Made his only start of the season at NC State on April 1, going three innings and giving up two runs.
Three-year letterwinner at Portsmouth High School ... Has a career 12-0 record with three saves and a 2.15 ERA ... Recorded a .390 career batting average with 35 RBIs and 44 runs scored ... High school team won the state championship in 2008 and 2009 ... Two-time New Hampshire High School All-State selection ... American Legion team also won the state championship in 2008 ... Selected to 2009 Foster's Daily Democrat Dream Team ... Earned 2009 New Hampshire High School Junior All-Star selection ... Also is a three-year letterwinner in football and was a 2008 All-State selection ... Recipient of the Scholar-Athlete Award.
Born July 1, 1991 ... Son of Deb and Gene Jones ... Father played baseball at the University of New Hampshire ... Communication major.