Ben Jones
Ben Jones
Year: Hall of Fame Class of 2018
Team: The Apprentice School Pitcher, 3x All-American

Ben Jones a native of Lake Gaston, Virginia, graduated as an outside machinist apprentice and played baseball for The Apprentice School from 2003 to 2006.  During Jones’ career, he was named a three-time USCAA All-American.  He is the winningest pitcher in the modern era of Apprentice School baseball with 39 wins and Virginia College Division record of 501 strikeouts. Jones was selected to the 2006 USCAA National All-Academic Team and was also selected CoSIDA Academic All-District.  He was selected VaSID All-State Division II-III in 2004 and 2006 and was honored as Apprentice School Athlete of the Year in 2006.

After his career at The Apprentice School, Jones joined The Apprentice School staff as an assistant coach/pitching coach in 2007 and continues to bring his knowledge of the game to current apprentice athletes.  Jones was a part of the Builder baseball team that won the USCAA Small College World Series in 2007 and 2015.  Ben currently resides in Williamsburg, Virginia and works for Huntington Ingalls Industries. 

“I am truly honored to have been selected to the USCAA’s Hall of Fame,” states Jones.  “The phone call brought an instant smile and a few tears as soon I heard Matt’s voice.  It’s been a humbling experience so far in just preparing for the event; it’s a little overwhelming and a very exciting at the same time.   When I started looking back at my stats, it was an eye opener for me personally.  It brought back a bunch of great memories of coaches, teammates, fans, close games and tricky situations to try and get out of. It’s simply an awesome feeling to be honored for my years of commitment, dedication and hard work on and off the baseball field.”


Ben Jones | The Apprentice School

 Baseball Student Athlete

  • All-American | 2004, 2005, and 2006
  • All-Academic | 2006
  • 73 Appearances
  • 49 Games Started (1st in institution history)
  • 39 Career wins (Most in institution’s history)
  • 28 Complete games (1st in institution history)
  • 397 Innings Pitched (1st in institution history)
  • 501 Strikeouts (1st in institution history – by over 300 strikeouts)
  • 2.45 Career ERA
  • .219 Opponent Batting Average
  • 11.36 Strikeouts Per 9-Innings (1st in institution history)