Manhattan's Brady Jones signs with Miles Community College baseball

Posted at 12:53 PM, Dec 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-19 14:53:48-05

(Editor's note: Miles Community College media release)

MILES CITY -- Miles Community College head baseball coach Jeff Brabant has announced the signing of Brady Jones from Manhattan High School for the 2021-22 season.

Jones is a 5-foot-9 utility player from the Gallatin Valley Outlaw baseball program and is the son of Lisa and Don Jones.

Jones is entering his senior season for the Gallatin Valley Outlaws under longtime coach Duwayne Scott. Jones also plays for Big Sky Baseball during the fall. He had an exceptional junior year for both programs, hitting just north of .300 with a high on-base percentage and was a thief on the base paths, stealing almost 60 bags.

During his 2020 campaign, GVO placed second at the district tournament and third at state, while Jones was selected all-conference. In 2019 the Outlaws were first at districts and third at the state tournament.

Jones plans on working toward an associate degree while at MCC.

"I chose Miles Community College for the welcoming feeling of the campus, the people/team and the cool town that they are located in," Jones said. "Playing baseball here will be a great experience along with advancing my education and opening new opportunities for myself. I love to hunt and fish and Miles City just so happens to be a great spot to do that."

"Brady comes to us from a long line of GVO players that have become Pioneers," Brabant said. "Our relationship with Coach Scott both as the GVO head coach and Big Sky head coach is important as we continue to ink Montana players. We saw Brady many times throughout the last few years and like what he brings to the field, especially how he competes on every play. His fundamentals are sound and we know he will be college prepared from Coach Scott's leadership. Brady can play multiple positions and defensively he is ready to take next level steps. It will be exciting to watch him grow in our uniform."