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December 20, 2018 3:00 PM EST



REX SIGN THE FORMER NO. 1 RANKED CENTER FIELDER IN INDIANA

ELKVILLE, IL - The Terre Haute Rex, the 2018 Prospect League Champions have signed, the former No. 1 ranked center fielder in Indiana by Perfect Game, Terre Haute's own, favorite son, Justin Jenkins, a 5'10", 190 pound, left-handed hitting center-fielder and junior at the University of Iowa, to a contract for the 2019 campaign.

Jenkins a 2018 Academic All-Big Ten selection, started in 45 games this season, all in center field for the Hawkeyes. He hit .245 (35-of-142) with 20 RBI and 23 runs and he drew an impressive 25 walks. He hit safely in 28 games and reached base safely in 36 games. He had seven multi-hit games this past season.

In 2017 he appeared in 41 games for Iowa, primarily as a defensive replacement for the Hawkeyes. Jenkins saw action in six games at the 2017 World University Games including the Gold Medal game against Japan.

A 2016 graduate from South High School in Terre Haute, Jenkin was Ranked as a Top 500 player nationally by Perfect Game, in addition to PG's 2015 Preseason All-American Undercall High Honorable Mention.

Jenkins, a three-time team captain for his high school team, was name four times All-Conference and All-District Team. The gifted outfielder played in the Indiana High School All-Star Game as a senior, finishing his prep career as the school record-holder in triples (12). He hit .413 with 37 RBIS and nine steals as a senior.

In Jenkins, the Rex get a top of the line, athletic, defensive center fielder, who can cover a lot of ground, with plus speed. He is a threat at the plate, with gap power and excellent strike-zone judgment. He has solid base running and base stealing skills. His leadership on and off the field could help the Rex win back-to-back Prospect League Championships.

PHOTO CREDIT - D1.com Justin Jenkins (left), Coach Rick Heller (right)


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