Zeringue Joins the Jethawks

Managing Editor
Posted Jul 7, 2004

There's something in the water in Lancaster that helps produce great outfielders, and 2nd round pick Jonathan Zeringue was already pretty good during his time at LSU. With Conor Jackson and Carlos Quentin promoted to El Paso, Zeringue becomes the 'Next Big Thing' to take off at The Hanger.

When the 'Three Amigos,' Carlos Quentin, Connor Jackson, and Jaime D'Antonia, were all promoted to the AA El Paso Diablos at midseason it seemed as if the Lancaster Jethawks offense might have lost all its thunder, but with the signing and assigning of Jonathon Zeringue to the Jethawks this week the Jethawks hope they have found another monster bat.

At LSU Zeringue, an outfielder the D'Backs took in the 2nd round of the 2004 1st Year Player Draft, demonstrated the bat speed and power that many feel will translate into big home run numbers.  In his first appearance as a pro Zeringue went 2-4 with a double, an RBI, and a stolen base to help the Jethawks to a 4-3 win. 

The Jethawks have started the 2nd half with nine wins in eleven games, and have run their season record to a fantastic 53-29 mark.  With Zeringue now in the fold along with standouts like Steve Garrabrants and Jay Garthwaite the Jethawks show no signs of slowing down, despite losing five of the D'Backs top twenty-five minor league prospects in the last three weeks.

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