Two Eagles selected on day two of MLB Draft

DJ Cadden, Sports Correspondent

For the fifth time in the last eight years, multiple Georgia Southern baseball players have heard their name called during the MLB First-Year Player Draft.

Eagle pitchers Nick Jones and Jordan Jackson were both selected on the second day of the draft. Jones was selected by the Los Angeles Angels with pick No. 231 in the eighth round, while Jackson was selected by the Seattle Mariners with pick No. 294 in the tenth round.

Jones, a Dick Howser Award semifinalist and Stopper of the Year finalist, posted an ERA of 1.48 and totaled 67 strikeouts in 42 and 2/3 innings of action. In addition, Jones accumulated 17 saves, tying a Georgia Southern record and leading the nation in 2021.

Jackson finished the 2021 season with a record of 4-6 and an ERA of 5.19. However, Jackson also struck out a total of 74 batters in 67 innings of work, which was enough to tie for the team lead. Jackson improved mightily throughout the season, with his work culminating in an eight-strikeout performance in a win against the Louisiana.

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