MLB Draft: Drafted in the second round by the Baltimore Orioles (68th overall) in 2015 but chose to attend Tech.
2018 (Redshirt Sophomore): Appeared in 13 games, making one start for the Jackets … Went 0-3 with a 5.94 ERA over 16.2 innings … Recorded one save … Started versus Bradley (Feb. 17) on Opening Weekend, but did not factor in the decision … Picked up his first career save versus Southeast Missouri State (May 15), allowing one unearned run over 3.0-complete innings of work … Also threw 3.0-scoreless innings out of the bullpen in game two of the doubleheader against Dartmouth (Feb. 24) … Logged one scoreless inning versus Georgia State (April 11) … Struck out a season-high three batters over 1.1 innings in a loss at Pittsburgh (April 14) … Pitched out of the bullpen versus Illinois-Chicago (March 4), at No. 6 Clemson (March 10), at No. 13 Auburn (March 13), at home against Virginia Tech (March 18), versus Mercer (March 21), against No. 6 Florida State (April 6), at No. 8 North Carolina (April 21) and in the blowout win over No. 10 Duke (May 18).
2017 (Redshirt Freshman): Made nine appearances on the mound for the Jackets, making eight starts … Went 1-2 overall on the season … Posted a 5.68 ERA over 25.1 innings pitched … Recorded 20 strikeouts on the year, including a season-high seven strikeouts versus Marshall (Feb. 18) … Earned the win versus Belmont (Mar. 4) giving up two runs while striking out six over a season-high 5.0 innings … Threw 4.0 scoreless innings and struck out seven in a no-decision versus Marshall (Feb. 18) … Struck out five and gave up just one earned run on three hits in a no-decision versus No. 9 North Carolina (Mar. 18) … Pitched an inning of relief versus No. 8 Virginia (May 19).
2016 (True Freshman): Penciled in as Tech’s Sunday starter before season … Went 3-1 with 2.45 ERA in 25.2 innings before an injury derailed his season … Won each of his first three career starts — all 6.0 inning outings … Made his collegiate debut on Feb. 21 in a start vs. VCU, allowing one unearned run on three hits in 6.0 innings … Scattered six hits and struck out four in 6.0 shutout innings against UMBC on Feb. 28 … Third and final win on the year came after allowing one earned run on five hits with one strikeout in 6.0 innings vs. Western Carolina on March 6 … Made his ACC debut on March 13 at Florida State, allowing five runs on six hits in 3.2 innings … Final appearance came at home March 20 vs. Virginia Tech … Struck out a season-high five Hokies in 4.0 innings … Underwent season-ending surgery in April.
Before Tech: Four-year letterwinner at Flowery Branch High School under head coach Scott Myers … Maintained a 1.37 ERA and tossed 222 strikeouts over the course of his high school career … Named a third-team all-American by Perfect Game and was also listed as a first-team southeast all-region selection by PG in 2015 … One-year letterwinner as a forward on the basketball team under head coach David Sokol.
Personal: Full name is Jonathan Cory Hughes … Born Jan. 8, 1997 in Decatur, Ga. … Son of Danny and Deanna Hughes … Has two sisters, Amber and Kaitlyn … Chose Tech because of the academics, the baseball program and the proximity to home … Majoring in business administration.