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  Hayden Johnston

Hayden  Johnston

Player Profile


Strattanville, Pa.

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 190




2009: Named Academic All-MAC and Second-Team All-MAC ... Earned CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America Second Team and Academic All-District First Team ... Garnered MAC Scholar Athlete of the Week March 26 ... One of three Bobcats to start all 53 games, playing mostly in right field ... Drilled a walk-off home run May 15 vs. Buffalo to cap a five-run, ninth-inning comeback ... Finished with a career-best 13 home runs, tied for third on the team ... Broke Ohio's single-season hits record with 92, tops in the conference ... Hit .393 and slugged .701, both fifth in the MAC and second on the team ... Tied for the league lead with 25 doubles which tied for ninth nationally, was second in Ohio history and tied for third in MAC history ... His 164 total bases are third all-time at Ohio and trailed only teammate Marc Krauss in the MAC in 2009 ... Had a team-best 29 multi-hit games, including 13 three-hit games ... Had a career-high and Bobcat season-high five hits (going 5-for-5) May 21 in a win over Ball State at the MAC Tournament, as he hit his first grand slam as a Bobcat to tie his career high with four RBIs (also had four RBIs March 14 vs. Duquesne) ... Had a team-best four triples ... Scored 61 runs, tying for second on the team and sixth in the MAC, while collecting a career-best 47 RBIs ... Was hit by 16 pitches, second on the team, to help his .448 on-base percentage, but struck out 38 times, second-most on the team .... Was 3-for-4 on stolen bases ... Had two hit streaks of 13 games or more, including a career-long 14-game streak from April 8-May 2.

2008 Summer League: Played for the Columbus All-Americans, who went 20-20 in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League, along with three other Bobcats ... Appeared in 37 games, second-most on the team, while starting 32, which tied for second on the squad ... Played in the mid-season All-Star Game ... Named Second-Team All-GLSCL ... Finished third on the team with a .297 average, swinging for 38 hits (second-most on the team) in 128 at-bats ... Had seven doubles, three home runs and scored 25 runs, all of which ranked second on the squad ... Also hit a triple to help his slugging percentage to .438 ... Earned nine walks and was hit by a pitch a league-leading nine times for a .384 on-base percentage ... Safely stole three bases in all three attempts over the summer ... Had a 1.000 fielding percentage and 65 putouts.

2008: Appeared in 27 games, starting 14 on the left side of the infield or as a designated hitter ... Hit .288 for the season with 17 hits in 59 at-bats, including one double ... Knocked in four runs, while scoring 12 himself ... Had a .305 slugging percentage and a .373 on-base percentage ... Earned four walks and was hit by a pitch four times ... Had a season-high three hits at Memphis March 1, when he hit his lone double, and versus Pittsburgh April 15 ... Also scored a season-best three runs versus Pittsburgh ... Had four multi-hit games on the year.

2007 Summer League: Played for the Columbus All-Americans of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League with Bobcat teammates Chris Klimko and Kevin Mementowski ... Had 116 at bats (fourth on the team) and finished with a .284 average ... Had 33 hits and 13 runs ... Finished tied for third on the team with seven stolen bases ... Also tied for third in games started with 32.

2007: Appeared in 33 games with 32 starts, but missed the final 21 games of the season with an injury ... Hit .254 with three home runs and 21 RBIs in 122 at-bats ... Finished tied for fourth on the team with 11 doubles ... Scored 24 runs on the year and stole two bases without being caught ... Finished the season with 11 multi-hit games ... Tied a career-high in his final game of the season April 17 at Cincinnati with four RBIs ... Hit .324 against southpaws, but just .227 against right-handers.

2006 Summer League: Played for the Columbus All-Americans of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League along with former Bobcat teammate John Angelicchi ... Hit .227 and finished second on the team with 19 RBIs ... Tied for the team lead with three home runs ... Led the team with 20 runs scored and 119 at-bats.

2006: Was the only Ohio player to start all 47 games ... Received 43 starts at third base and four at shortstop ... Finished the season with a .290 average, but hit a team-best .421 in the season's last 15 games ... Recorded 15 multiple-hit games and six multiple-RBI games ... Had three hits in a game four times ... Recorded a 12-game hitting streak ... Led the team by being hit by a pitch 11 times and by reaching base 12 times on a fielder's choice ... Advanced runners in 50 percent of his opportunities ... Had a season-high four RBIs in the last game of the year against Bowling Green on May 20 ... Struck out a team-high 33 times.

High School: Dubbed a preseason High School All-American by the Baseball Factory ... Conference MVP and the Tri-County Sunday First Team shortstop ... Named to the NABF Senior Regional All-Tournament Team ... Hit .484 with 31 home runs and 105 RBIs over a four-year career at Clarion-Limestone Area High School ... Also lettered in basketball and football.

Personal: A business finance major ... Son of Mike & Tracey Johnston ... Born on Sept. 3, 1986.