THOMAS JONES: Inspired by professional athlete

11 years ago senior Thomas Jones decided to play baseball after watching Mark Ellis, professional baseball second baseman.  “I wanted to be just like him,” he said.

He describes Ellis as an electrifying player who was simply fun to watch. “I picked my jersey number, 14, because of him.”

As his final season just ended he reflects back on his senior season and all the good memories. “I’m going to miss my brothers, we always had a good time.”

Even though Jones was a third baseman and Ellis was a  second baseman he looked up to him and the way he played the game of baseball. “He was fresh.”

“I’m going to miss everything about baseball,” sad he will no longer see his funny teammates, Jones is grateful for being a part of the baseball team.