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JSU Trio Also Drafted in Day 2 of MLB Draft

Jacksonville State's Daniel Adamson, Andrew Edge and Alex Jones were all drafted during the second day of the 2010 Major League Baseball first-year player draft on Wednesday.

Adamson was the eighth pick in the 20th round by the Houston Astros, Edge was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 24th round and Jones was picked in the 27th round by the Milwaukee Brewers. All three players join teammate Todd Cunningham, who was drafted in the second round earlier in the day.

Adamson, a product of Clay-Chalkville High School, was a first-team All-Ohio Valley Conference selection after batting .349 with 13 home runs and 53 RBI leading the Gamecocks to the 2010 OVC Tournament Championship and a berth in the NCAA Regionals.

The outfielder was named the OVC Player of the Week on May 24 after hitting four home runs and driving in 13 runs, including a pair of grand slam home runs and an inside-the-park home run at Morehead State.

One of the fastest players in the Gamecock outfield, Adamson did not commit an error all season and converted his final 244 chances without an error, dating back to the 2009 season. He set the JSU school record for consecutive chances without an error and was just the 11th player in the school's Division I history to play error-free ball in a season.

Edge, from Gadsden, finished the season with a .330 batting average with 11 home runs and a team-high 64 runs batted in, which ranks 11th in school history. He also led the team with 18 doubles and scored 42 runs for the Gamecocks.

The catcher was named to the OVC All-Tournament team after going 5-for-13 (.385) with a triple, a homer and three RBI, including a tape-measure home run in the championship game.

Edge led the team with 19 multi-RBI games, including a season-high five on Feb. 28 against Southern Illinois, and he also had 22 multiple hit games in 2010.

Jones made 28 appearances out of the bullpen for the Gamecocks and holds the school's Division I record for career saves with 18 after recording six in 2010, fourth most in the OVC.

The Hoover, Ala., native posted a team-best 3.53 earned run average and held opposing batters to a .208 average, also the best on the team. He threw 51 innings out of the bullpen, including a four-inning save in the OVC Championship Game, a 10-8 win over top-seeded Tennessee Tech.

Jones struck out 61 batters on the year, 10th in the OVC, while striking out 23 batters looking, seventh-best in the league.

The trio becomes the sixth, seventh and eighth players drafted over the last four years for Jacksonville State head coach Jim Case.

Jacksonville State's Daniel Adamson, Andrew Edge and Alex Jones were all drafted during the second day of the 2010 Major League Baseball first-year player draft on Wednesday.

Adamson was the eighth pick in the 20th round by the Houston Astros, Edge was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 24th round and Jones was picked in the 27th round by the Milwaukee Brewers. All three players join teammate Todd Cunningham, who was drafted in the second round earlier in the day.

Adamson, a product of Clay-Chalkville High School, was a first-team All-Ohio Valley Conference selection after batting .349 with 13 home runs and 53 RBI leading the Gamecocks to the 2010 OVC Tournament Championship and a berth in the NCAA Regionals.

The outfielder was named the OVC Player of the Week on May 24 after hitting four home runs and driving in 13 runs, including a pair of grand slam home runs and an inside-the-park home run at Morehead State.

One of the fastest players in the Gamecock outfield, Adamson did not commit an error all season and converted his final 244 chances without an error, dating back to the 2009 season. He set the JSU school record for consecutive chances without an error and was just the 11th player in the school's Division I history to play error-free ball in a season.

Edge, from Gadsden, finished the season with a .330 batting average with 11 home runs and a team-high 64 runs batted in, which ranks 11th in school history. He also led the team with 18 doubles and scored 42 runs for the Gamecocks.

The catcher was named to the OVC All-Tournament team after going 5-for-13 (.385) with a triple, a homer and three RBI, including a tape-measure home run in the championship game.

Edge led the team with 19 multi-RBI games, including a season-high five on Feb. 28 against Southern Illinois, and he also had 22 multiple hit games in 2010.

Jones made 28 appearances out of the bullpen for the Gamecocks and holds the school's Division I record for career saves with 18 after recording six in 2010, fourth most in the OVC.

The Hoover, Ala., native posted a team-best 3.53 earned run average and held opposing batters to a .208 average, also the best on the team. He threw 51 innings out of the bullpen, including a four-inning save in the OVC Championship Game, a 10-8 win over top-seeded Tennessee Tech.

Jones struck out 61 batters on the year, 10th in the OVC, while striking out 23 batters looking, seventh-best in the league.

The trio becomes the sixth, seventh and eighth players drafted over the last four years for Jacksonville State head coach Jim Case.

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