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  Forrest Johnson
Forrest Johnson

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Rialto, CA

High School:
Rialto HS

Weight:
190

Position:
Right Fielder/Catcher

Bats/Throws::
Right/Right

Overview - Competing with Ryan Hamill for the starting job behind the plate ... Could also see time in the outfield and at DH ... Hitting coach Vince Beringhele said, "Forrest is a catalyst for our club. He is a very strong athlete who should hit in the middle of the lineup."

1999 (Summer) - Played left field, right field, third base and catcher for the Kenai Peninsula Oilers of the Alaska Baseball League...Helped team to first place league finish and second place in the NBC World Series.

1999 (As A Sophomore) - Was the opening-day right fielder and started 11 of the first 22 games, three at DH and eight in right field ... Made only start at catcher vs. Long Beach State, 3/16 ... Missed April and almost all of May due to a broken jaw.

Notes: Was 5-8 with four runs, three RBI, a 2B, and a 3B in a two-game period from 2/14-2/16 ... Hit a solo home run in just his second at-bat since March 28 against Oklahoma State in the '99 Wichita Regional, 5/29.

1998 (Summer) - Played five positions (first base, third base, catcher, left field and right field) for the Torrington Twister of the New England Collegiate Baseball League ... Led team to a regular-season first place finish and a trip to the championship game ... Selected to play in the league's All-Star game in which he went 1-3 with two RBI.

1998 (As A Freshman) - Spot started in the DH spot ... Appeared in 28 games, making six starts as the DH ... UCLA won four of the six games he started ... Started two games in the fifth spot, three in the sixth spot and one in the eighth spot of the lineup.

Notes: On 2/08 at Georgia Tech, in his first collegiate start, he homered in his first at- bat and finished the game 3-5 with four RBI ... Compiled a four-game hitting streak from 3/03-3/14 and batted .571 (4-7) during the streak with two home runs ... Tied his career high with three hits on 4/13 vs. Hawaii-Hilo and hit a home run.

Rialto HS (Rialto, CA) - Lettered in baseball for three years as a catcher, outfielder and first baseman under coach Scott Russell ... Batted .538 with seven home runs his senior season and served as captain ... Finished his career with a .451 batting average, 111 hits, 17 home runs, 25 doubles, 100 runs batted in and 85 runs scored ... Earned All-League honors three times ... Earned All-CIF honors twice ... Selected to the South All-State Team in 1997 ... A Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year candidate in 1997 ... Helped lead his team to the CIF Division IV championship in 1996.

Personal - Selected in the 22nd round of the 1997 draft by the Oakland Athletics ... Also recuited by Loyola Marymount, Pepperdine, Cal State Fullerton and San Diego State ... Highlight of the '99 summer was catching a 68-lb. King Salmon in the Kenai River....Favorite baseball team is the Anaheim Angels .. Favorite players are Lou Gehrig and Joe Dimaggio ... Met former baseball commissioner Fay Vincent at the '98 NECBC summer baseball All-Star Banquet ... His parents are Forrest Leroy Johnson Jr. and Chong Suk Johnson ... Has two younger brothers, David and Kevin, and a younger sister, Jessica ... Full name is Forrest Leroy Johnson III ... Born on March 21, 1979, in Seoul, Korea ... Majoring in Sociology.

CAREER STATISTICS

YR AVG G-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% HBP BB SO GDP OB% SH SF SB-SBA PO A E FLD%
1998 .326 28-6 46 10 15 1 2 5 11 35 .761 1 2 14 0 .367 0 0 0-0 16 1 1 .944
1999 .217 18-12 46 6 10 2 1 1 6 17 .370 3 3 11 2 .302 0 1 0-0 31 3 0 1.000
Totals .272 46-18 92 16 25 3 3 6 17 52 .565 4 5 25 2 .333 0 1 0-0 47 4 1 .981

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