Hello. My name is Aidan Jones. I am the oldest of four kids in my family. My brother is three years younger than me. My sisters are seven and eleven years younger than me. I was born and raised a preacher's kid. I was home schooled first through eighth grade. My mom was my teacher all through that time, and now home schools my younger siblings. My dad was a youth pastor, but he is now an over the road ruck driver. I started playing baseball at the age of seven, and immediately fell in love with the game. Since starting, I have played every position. But now I focus on pitching with second base being my secondary position. Up until the summer of 2017, I was one of my team's main catchers. And my sophomore year I was my JV teams starting catcher, and threw out a total of seven runners out of eleven attempts. Ever since I started playing, I've played as hard as I can.
My baseball goals in high school are to take my 7.3 second sixty yard dash to a 6.9, and to throw 78 mph as a pitcher. Out of high school, I plan on playing at the college level, and to make into the major leagues. Once I get done playing I plan on managing at the pro level. Academically I hope to maintain a 3.75 GPA or better, along with taking college classes to work towards my Associates degree. In college I plan on majoring in Sports Management, and Business Management. If baseball doesn't work out as a career, I plan on either owning my own business or coach at the high school or college level. The business will offer fielding, hitting and pitching lessons, as well as sell sports equipment.
I am playing football in high school to help get faster and stronger as an athlete. Since being in football, I have increased my strength greatly. I have also increased my speed. I am also an active member of my youth group at First Baptist Church, Iola. I am involved in FCA, FBLA, and Powerlifting. I also compete in math relays at colleges. As a freshman I placed in the top ten in two of the five tests I competed in. And as a sophomore I placed second in mathematical simplifications. I am expected to compete again each spring. In the summer of 2017, I got the amazing opportunity to help work on some spectacular classic cars at Mike Schwindt's Restoration in Iola. Two of the cars I helped with were a 1941 Chevy Pickup, and a 1968 Shelby Mustang. The summer after my sophomore year I worked out on a farm as a hired hand. While I was there I did whatever was asked of me. I even got to do some maintenance on tractors. But mostly I rode an ATV four wheeler around spraying small trees and shrubs that grew in the fences. My favorite thing I did was to haul round bales all day. I would be out there for hours just driving a tractor moving hay onto a trailer and hauling it off to a barn.