A pitcher and a catcher, Carson Jones has played varsity baseball at Lawrence County for three years.
While he has moved into catching his senior season, Jones is also an efficient pitcher. Earlier this week, Jones pitched a complete game in the opener against Wilson, striking out six in five innings. At the plate, he added four hits and an RBI in the 10-0 victory.
Apart from baseball, Jones' roots sink deep into Lawrence County history.
Calm and composed, Jones sat down with Decatur Daily Sports Writer Meredith Qualls before practice Wednesday for 10 questions:
Question: Your dad, Scott Jones, was also an athlete at Lawrence County. Who do you think is the better athlete, you or him?
Answer: Probably me. His sport was football.
Q: You didn't want to follow in his footsteps and play football, too?
A: No. I played when I was younger, but stopped once I got into high school.
Q: I understand that your mother, grandmother and great-grandmother all worked for the Lawrence County school system.
If you had a to pick a favorite out of those three women in your life, which would it be?
A: My mom, Tina Jones, would come first, and then my great-grandmother, Clara Mae Carson. My mom, she's always been there for me, and my great-grandmother can cook really good. I guess she's kind of the backbone of our family.
Q: What's the best thing your great-grandmother makes for you?
A: Pancakes. They're just plain. I guess it's just the way she makes them.
Q: If you had to pick one, is there any team you hate playing against?
A: I don't like Russellville. I just don't like them.
Q: You wear jersey No. 18. Is there any particular reason why?
A: I don't really know. I've always been 18. I think my dad kind of told me it was a good number, so I just stuck with it.
Q: Do you have any idea what you hope to do after college?
A: I have a 3.9 grade point average. I'm 10th in my class. I've always said I wanted to be an eye doctor, but I'm kind of torn between that and being a special education teacher, so I can coach.
Q: Is there anything about you that people might not guess by watching you play.
A: I play a big part in my youth group at church. I spend a lot of time with them. Just for our congregation, the older ladies, we do their yard work sometimes, just kind of anything they ask us to do.
Q: Are there any interesting personalities on this team?
A: Blake Pulliam, just because in any situation, no matter if you're the maddest person in the world, he makes you laugh.
Q: One of your biggest rivals is Hatton. How good did it feel when you beat them last weekend in the county tournament?
A: It was sweet, knowing that we beat them three years in a row since I've been playing.
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