Ballard Memorial product Jones drafted by Padres

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On the final day of the Major League Baseball draft, the San Diego Padres picked former Ballard Memorial star pitcher James Jones in 33rd round.  Jones turned down a chance in 2009 to go pro when Cleveland drafted him in the 45th round.  Instead of going pro, Jones opted to return to school.  After wrapping up his college career at UL-Monroe, Jones got the call he's been waiting on.

Other notable picks from Wednesday:

31st round: Kansas City selects SIU first baseman Chris Serritella
33rd round: Washington selects UT Martin second baseman Trey Karlen
41st round: Atlanta selects Harrisburg catcher Keelin Rasch
42nd round: Atlanta selects Anna-Jonesboro outfielder Cody Livesay

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