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Baseball: Indiana pitcher chooses hometown school

Written by Brad Everett on .

When it came down to picking a college, Trajan Jones elected to stay close to home.

Jones, a senior pitcher at Indiana High School, recently committed to play at IUP.

As a junior, Jones was one of the bright spots for an Indiana team that struggled to a 4-15 record. A 6-foot-2 right-hander, Jones recorded three of the Little Indians' wins, finishing 3-3 with a 1.98 ERA. Jones struck out 54 and walked 28 in 42 1/3 innings. Opponents hit just .160 off him. Offensively, Jones batted .194 and drove in six runs.

Jones will join an IUP program that went 22-25 overall and 18-10 in the PSAC in 2017. The Crimson Hawks have one Indiana High School graduate on their roster. Outfielder Bo Putt will be a senior next season.