Junior Cody Jones named team MVP for team's Fall Classic
Prior to Western Carolina: Played prep baseball for his father, Brad Strong, at Richlands HS ... Named to the West squad in the Virginia High School Coaches Association (VHSCA) All-Star game played at War Memorial Stadium in Hampton, Va. ... Collected two hits and drove in a run ... As a junior, hit .529 en route to earning second-time All-Group AA status. He was a first-team All-Southwest District and Region IV selection ... As a sophomore, earned first-team All Southwest District and second team All-Region IV honors at second base ... Played AAU baseball during the summer for the Canes Delmarva program ... Also played football as a prep, splitting time under center and handling kicker/punter duties ... Threw for over 2,000 yards as a senior while setting school records for the most points by a kicker and longest field goals in Richlands High history.
Personal: Is the son of Brad and Mary Ann Strong ... His older brother, Bradley, plays for the Catamounts.