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Jones finds support in family

Alabama first baseman will be backed at Clemson Super Regional

Originally Published: June 11, 2010
By Mark Schlabach | ESPN.com

ATLANTA -- Whenever Alabama first baseman Clay Jones breaks in a crisp new Crimson Tide hat, he writes his father's initials under the bill.

Whenever Jones thinks about his father, who was killed in a helicopter crash in October 1999, he touches his tattoo, which features a cross, his father's initials and the words, "Pain gives one strength to succeed."

Chances are Jones will be thinking of his father this weekend, when Alabama faces Clemson in an NCAA Super Regional ...

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