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Jonathan Johnston
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Jonathan Johnston

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Brandon, Miss.

High School:
Northwest Rankin HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 195

Position:
RHP

Birthdate:
05/07/1986

Bats/Throws:
R/R

2008 (Redshirt Junior)

  • Appeared in a career high 24 games, all in relief
  • Recorded a 3-0 record with a ERA of 2.47
  • Worked 40 innings on the season striking out 42 batters and allowed only 11 earned runs
  • Did not allow an earned run in 17 of his 24 outings
  • Held opponents to a .230 batting average on the season.
  • Picked up his first career win over Mississippi State on April 22 working three innings allowing two hits and one run
  • Did not allow a hit in his first five outings of the season from February 26 until March 29
  • Did not allow an earned run in 17 of his 24 outings, including a seven game scoreless streak
  • Over the seven games he appeared in from April 25 through May 9 he picked up three wins without allowing a run over 12.2 innings
  • Surrendered 31 hits on the season, only seven for extra bases (six doubles and one home run)
  • Had seven games with multiple strikeouts, including two outings with three strikeouts

2007 (Redshirt Sophomore)

  • Made 15 appearances all in relief
  • Worked 20.1 innings on the season
  • Threw a career high 4.2 innings vs. Tulane on April 15
  • Recoded 12 strikeouts on the season, walking only six
  • Did not allow an earned run in 12 of his 15 outings
  • Struck out at least one batter in eight different games

2006 (Redshirt Freshman)

  • Appeared in 11 games, all in relief
  • Worked 13.1 innings with nine strikeouts and six walks
  • Finished with a 0-1 record and a 6.08 ERA

2005 (Freshman)

  • Redshirted
  • Made one appearance in relief
  • Worked one-third of an inning allowing two runs on two hits

At Northwest Rankin High School

· Four year letterwinner for coach Jeff McClaskey

· Named to the Clarion Ledger's Dandy Dozen Team

· Earned All-State Honors as a senior

· Two-time first team All-Metro selection

· As a senior led Northwest Rankin to a 31-9 record, district 4-5A championship, 5A North State championship and runner-up finish for the 5A state championship

· Finished with a 6-5 record and a ERA of 1.58, pitching in 84.1 innings while striking out 105 and walking only 12 as a senior

· As a junior led Northwest Rankin to a 34-7 record, district 4-5A championship, 5A North State championship and runner-up finish for the 5A state championship

· He finished with a 6-1 record and a ERA of 1.07, pitching in 32.2 innings as a junior

· Set the school record of 13 saves and also hit .302 with a home run and nine doubles as a junior

Personal

  • Son of Sandra Johnston and the late Dan Johnston
  • Father played baseball at Louisiana Monroe
  • Oldest of two children
  • Majoring in Exercise Science
  • Born on May 7, 1986

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