17 - Joe Jackson
Joe Jackson
Born: 05/05/1992
Height: 6-1
Weight: 180
Year: So.
Hometown: Mauldin, S.C.
High School: Mauldin
Position: C/INF
Major: Business Administration
Bats/Throws: L/R
  • 2011 Southern Conference All-Freshman Team selection

 2011: Saw action in 54 games, started in 45 games at catcher and designated hitter… named to the Southern Conference All-Freshman Team…  hit .302 with 51 h its, 25 runs, eight doubles, two triples, four stolen bases, 20 walks and 23 RBI… committed just three errors on the season (.983 fielding percentage) while throwing out 13 base runners… 11 multi-hit games… five multi-RBI games… recorded a season-high six-game hit streak from 3/27 to 4/2… reached base in 14 consecutive games from 2/26 to 3/20… career-high four hits came in a 7-4 win over Winthrop (5/4)… collected a career-high four RBI at Charleston Southern (4/19) in an 11-3 win over the Buccaneers… went 3-for-4 with three RBI to lead the Bulldogs past College of Charleston (4/8) in the series opener… scored a career-high three runs in a 2-for-4 performance against the Cougars (4/9)… in first career collegiate game against Towson (2/19), went 3-for-3 with two runs and two RBI.

High School: Drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 50th round of the 2010 MLB Draft... graduated from Mauldin High School in Mauldin, S.C.... named to all-state baseball team in 2009... named to all-region team in 2009... preseason All-American Honorable Mention in 2009... recorded .368 batting average in 2009 and .387 batting average in 2008... lettered three times in baseball.

Personal: Joseph Ray Jackson... born May 5, 1992... son of Joe and Linda Jackson... father, Joe, played golf at Furman... Great-great-great uncle, "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, played in the major leagues from 1908-1920, playing for the Chicago White Sox from 1915-1920... majoring in business administration.

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