Cougs' Derek Jones has found the zone

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FOR THREE YEARS, Derek Jones seemed to die a thousand deaths every time he failed to achieve perfection on the baseball diamond for Washington State. No one ever questioned Jones' effort, they only questioned if that effort was always channeled properly. Well...

Jones is answering any and all questions about his game with career-best numbers that make him an early candidate for Player of the Year in the Pacific-12 Conference. "My approach to the game; I'm getting smarter," Jones said prior to practice Wednesday afternoon. "Being a senior, I'm learning the ins and outs of college baseball and this league. I'm not getting so beat up about the downs, and...