Utah Jones, a sophomore at the University of North Carolina, who played at Watauga High, was 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI as Savannah defeated Lexington 11-7 in a Coastal Plains League game Saturday night.

That effort raises Jones average to .227 on the season through seven games.


Bukauskas, Warmoth ABCA/Rawlings First-Team All-Americans

The 2017 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. I All-America teams have been released by the American Baseball Coaches Association and Rawlings Sporting Goods, and North Carolina juniors J.B. Bukauskas and Logan Warmoth were both named to the first team. Bukauskas and Warmoth have pulled in a number of honors following their standout seasons that led Carolina to a 49-14 finish and the No. 2 national seed in the NCAA Championship.

The ACC Pitcher of the Year, Bukauskas led the Tar Heels on Friday nights with a 9-1 record and a 2.53 ERA. A native of Ashburn, Virginia, Bukauskas struck out 116 batters in 92.2 innings of work, capping his career with the fifth-most strikeouts in program history at 294. In addition to being a consensus first-team All-American, Bukauskas is a finalist for both the Dick Howser Trophy and the Golden Spikes Award and was recently selected No. 15 overall in the MLB Draft by Houston.

Warmoth emerged as one of the best college hitters in America as a junior. The shortstop from Orlando led the Tar Heels with 34 extra-base hits - 19 doubles, five triples and 10 homers - and slashed .336/.404/.554. Warmoth also played outstanding infield defense, finishing the year with just seven errors for a .970 fielding percentage. As a team, Carolina's fielding percentage of .979 was the second-best ever at UNC. Warmoth, who won the Brooks Wallace Award as the nation's top shortstop, was taken by Toronto with the No. 22 overall pick in the MLB Draft.