Bears' Duo Selected for Next Week's CCL All-Star Game, While Incoming MSU Transfer Justin Paulsen Picked for Prospect League Showcase
Returning Bears Competing in Leagues From California to Massachusetts
MSU's Five-Run Seventh, Dominant Bullpen Performance Key 7-2 Win Over Bradley to Keep Bears' MVC Championship Hopes Alive
MSU Comes Through With Late Offensive Surge to Erase Three-Run Deficit
Hayes' Three-Run Homer Helps ISU Snap Five-Game Losing Streak Against MSU
Background: The brother of former Bear Andrew Jefferson (1999-2002), Alex Jefferson has the potential to be a two-way player for Missouri State, boasting strong credentials both on the mound and as an outfielder...Named a Louisville Slugger High School All-American after batting .455 with a .542 on-base percentage, 51 runs scored and 20 stolen bases in 20 attempts as a senior at Normal Community West High...Helped his team to a 32-4 overall record, including 27 straight wins in 2013...Also a left-handed pitcher for the Wildcats, Jefferson went 3-3 with a 1.74 ERA and 49 strikeouts in 44.1 innings pitched, earning all-state honors from the Illinois Baseball Coaches Association...As a junior, was named 2012 CornbeltBaseball.com Pitcher of the Year after going 9-1 with a 1.23 ERA on the mound, holding the opposition to a .157 batting average and tossing three shutouts to help go 30-8 and win a regional title...Also stood out at the plate, batting .418 with team highs of 35 runs scored, 49 hits, 14 doubles and 17 stolen bases as an outfielder for the Wildcats...A talented quarterback for the Wildcats on the grid iron as well, Jefferson was tabbed The Bloomington Pantagraph's prep player of the year as a junior after racking up 3,476 yards of total offense and accounting for 45 touchdowns.
Personal: Alex M. Jefferson is the son of Andrew and Mary Jefferson...Born November 8, 1994 in Normal, Ill...Plans to major in accounting.