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Jordan King
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Jordan King

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Brandon, Miss.

High School:
Northwest Rankin HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 210

Position:
IF

Birthdate:
08/04/1986

Bats/Throws:
R/R

Played as both a pitcher and infielder last season but will focus only on infield this season ... Could see playing time at third base ... An athlete who has a lot of potential ... Outstanding competitor ... ... Former high school teammate of Todd McInnis and Jonathan Johnston ... Dean's List ... 2007 (Fr.): started five games at third base and one game as the DH ... Played in 16 games as a position player ... Collected seven hits in 25 at bats (.280) ... Had two games with multiple hits; at East Carolina (4/29) and vs. Sam Houston State (6/3) in the NCAA Regional Tournament ... Had one extra base hit, a double vs. Tulane (5/25) ... Pitched in four games and compiled a 1-1 record ... Picked up his first collegiate win vs. Northwestern State (2/18) ... pitched 6.1 innings on the season ... Allowed seven hits ... and four earned runs ... Struck out three and walked four ... Prep: Four-year letterwinner for Coach Jeff McClaskey at Northwest Rankin High School ... Named to the Clarion Ledger's "Dandy Dozen" ... Two-time 5A all-state selection by The Clarion Ledger and by the Mississippi Association of Coaches ... Two-time all-district, all-county and all-metro ... Helped lead Northwest Rankin to a 31-6 record and an appearance in the semifinals of the state championships ... Hit .340 with eight doubles, seven home runs and 35 RBIs as a senior ... Finished with a .445 on-base percentage and a .621 slugging percentage ... On the mound, he was 8-2 with a 1.88 ERA ... Collected a save and had seven complete games ... Struck out 94 batters, walked 31 and opponents hit .213 against him ... Played in the Mississippi High School Crossroads All-Star Game ... In that game, he went 1-for-2 and pitched two innings, striking out four and earning a save ... As a junior, he was 9-2 with a 2.18 ERA in 67 innings pitched ... Finished with 84 strikeouts, walked 21 and opponents hit .203 against him ... Helped lead Northwest Rankin to a 36-3 record and the Class 5A state championship ... Three-year letterwinner in football ... Named all-district, all-county and all-region ... Beta Club ... Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... Who's Who Among High School Students ... Who's Who Among High School Athletes ... Honor Roll ... Personal: Son of Mike and Wanda King ... Oldest of three children, Madison and Josh ... Majoring in biology (pre-dental) ... Enjoys hunting and fishing in his spare time ... Born Aug. 4, 1987.

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