Columbus baseball player Al Jones, Jr., will be playing in two national all-star games in August, placing him among the elite players in the country.
Jones, a rising senior, was first selected to the Perfect Game All-American Classic on Sunday along with 26 other players on the East roster. Only six other players from the state were chosen for the team.
The Perfect Game classic
will be played at 7 p.m. on Aug. 10 at Petco Park in San Diego, Calif., and broadcast on MLB Radio's Sirius 209 or XM channel 89.
On Wednesday, Jones was also chosen for the Under Armour All-American baseball game, which will be played on Aug. 16 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Ill.
For both games, Jones will have the opportunity to play in front of college and professional scouts.
Only 33 players have committed to the game, two of which are from the state of Georgia.
Eagles Landing Christian's Dazmon Cameron joins Jones as the state's representatives.
Jones was named first-team Ledger-Enquirer All-Bi-City in 2014 after batting .394 with 33 runs scored, 11 doubles, four triples and 22 stolen bases.
He is a 5-foot-10, 192-pound switch-hitter and has committed to Vanderbilt, though he is considered a strong prospect for the Major League draft. Columbus has produced 18 draft picks since 1990.