At Missouri State: Jon Barnes is a durable right-hander who will come out of the bullpen again in 2009.
2008: Barnes pitched 35 innings over 17 games for the Bears in 2008, making one start at 23rd-ranked Oklahoma State (3/11) ... Finished the year with a 9.00 ERA but struck out 26 batters compared to only nine walks ... Allowed only one runner in 3.1 scoreless innings versus Northern Colorado (3/14) ... Pitched 4.1 scoreless innings in relief at Saint Louis (4/23), surrendering three hits and fanning two to pick up the victory in relief.
Background: Jon Barnes came to Missouri State from Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College, where he was a first-team all-Jayhawk Conference pick as a sophomore in 2007 ... He completed his final season at CCC with a 3.07 ERA and 59 strikeouts over 59.1 innings ... Barnes recorded a 4-3 record and 11 saves with a 1.91 ERA as a freshman at Coffeyville in 2006 ... Led Broken Arrow (Okla.) High to a third-place finish in the 6A state tournament his senior season, and he played at Sapulpa High School southwest of Tulsa his first three seasons of high school.
Personal: Jonathan Lee Barnes was born August 8, 1986, to Eric and Julie Barnes in Tulsa, Okla. ... He has a brother, Joe ... Majoring in hospitality and restaurant administration at MSU.