25 - A.J. Kirby-Jones
A.J. Kirby-Jones
Birth Date: Oct. 2, 1988
Height: 6-0
Weight: 210
Year: Junior
Hometown: Knoxville, Tenn.
High School: Webb School
Position: 1B/RHP
Major: Accounting
Bats/Throws: R/R

AT TECH IN 2009: A.J. had a record setting season for the Golden Eagles, tying the Tech single-season home run record with 20…his 68 RBIs are the second most in Tech single season history and his 139 total bases are third…his .706 slugging percentage tied him for eighth in Tech single-season history…moved into a tie for fourth in Tech history in career home runs with 25 and sixth in career RBIs with 119 after just his sophomore season…his three saves on the mound tied him for seventh in a single season at Tech…led the team in doubles (15), total bases, slugging percentage, walks (42), on-base percentage (.445), RBIs, home runs, and saves…his .325 batting average was third on the team…A.J. also played a major role for the Golden Eagles on the mound, posting a 5.51 ERA in 18 appearances…made four starts and threw a total of 49 innings…was third on the team in opposing batting average at .247 and strikeouts with 52…earned second-team all-OVC honors, and was named the OVC tournament MVP.

AT TECH IN 2008: A.J. experienced great success in his freshman campaign, both from the plate and defensively, playing first base and pitching…A.J. posted a 4-1 record with a 2.92 ERA and had two saves in relief work…at the plate, he batted in 51 runs, hitting five home runs and 15 doubles…hit .326 for the year, finding his way to the plate as a designated hitter when he wasn’t playing first base or pitching...was named to the OVC All-Freshman team and also earned OVC All-Tournament team honors after going 1-0 from the mound with a 1.35 ERA and racking up four hits from the plate...A.J. continued playing through the summer, earning First-Team honors in the Clark Griffith Collegiate Baseball League.

AT WEBB SCHOOL OF KNOXVILLE: Earned four letters in baseball at Webb School under coach Clarke Wormsley…Also lettered in football…played pitcher, first base and third base...helped the Webb School baseball team to three straight DII East regional championships (2004, 05, 06) as well as the runner-ups in two DII state championship games…named first-team PrepXtra, All-KIL, All-State and Louisville Slugger All-America twice each…had a batting average of .464 with nine home runs and 51 RBIs his junior year...A.J. followed that up his senior year with a .500 average with eight home runs and 34 RBIs...had a 6-4 pitching record with two saves and a 3.02 ERA in 2007.

PERSONAL: Full name is Antwoin Jarelle (A.J.) Kirby-Jones... son of David Jones and Brenna Kirby......born Oct. 2, 1988...majoring in accounting.