Jonathan Hester
10 Jonathan Hester
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Savannah, Ga.

High School:
Savannah Christian

Last College:
Middle Georgia JC

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 195

Position:
INF

Birthdate:
05/31/1990

Experience:
1L

UGA Career: Batted .242-7-29 in 90 games including 74 starts.

2012 (Senior): Appeared in 27 games with 14 starts at first base as team went 31-26

*Batted .234 with one home run and four RBI

*Went 3-for-5 with a double and RBI against UCLA on March 10

*Posted a .993 fielding percentage in 152 total chances (140 putouts, 11 assists, 1 error) and helped turn 18 double plays

*Named to 2012 UGA Athletic Director's Academic Honor Roll and to SEC Academic Honor Roll

2011 (Junior): Played in 63 games with 60 starts at first base
*Batted .243 with six home runs and 25 RBI
*Helped team to NCAA Corvallis Regional Final and a 33-32 overall record
*One of the top defensive first baseman in the SEC and ranked among leaders in total chances with 587
*Wet 3-for-4 with a double and home run in Bulldog debut at Stetson in season opener on Feb. 18
*Posted a four-hit game in a road win over Mercer on March 8
*Hit four of his six home runs on the season in SEC action
*Two of three hits in the NCAA Corvallis Regional were doubles, 1 RBI

*Named to the Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll

2009-10 (Freshman-Sophomore): Attended Middle Georgia Junior College in Cochran, Ga., and was a Dean's List student

*A 2010 NJCAA First Team All-American and 2010 GJCAA Player of the Year

*Batted .421 with team-high 19 home runs and 68 RBI for the Warriors and coach Craig Young

*Started 43 games in 2010 as team went 29-14 overall

*Posted a .929 fielding percentage as a third baseman in 196 total chances

*Hit .330 with 12 home runs as a freshman in helping them advance to the JUCO World Series

High School: An Honor graduate of Savannah Christian where he played for Carl Carter

*An All-State selection, two-time team MVP and three-time Offensive Player of the Year

*Batted .488 with nine home runs and 43 RBI as a senior and .500-10-54 as a junior

Personal: Born May 31, 1990

*Son of Charles and Joy Hester

*Major: Biological Engineering

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