Skyhawk Baseball | John Houston - 27

PositionRHP
YearSenior
MajorManagement
HometownO'Fallon, Mo.
Height/Weight6-4 - 225 lbs.

2013: Was a versatile option on the mound, making 18 appearances with five starts…Earned his first career victory with a career-best six innings of two-run ball while fanning six against Lipscomb on March 12…Posted 37 strikeouts in 40.1 innings, including a career-high seven strikeouts in only 3.2 innings of relief against OVC rival Tennessee Tech on March 23…Had 10 multi-strikeout appearances…Conceded two or fewer earned runs in 12 appearances…Tossed four shutout innings in relief at Southern Illinois on April 16.

BEFORE UTM: Joins the Skyhawks after a successful two-year career at Garden City Community College in Garden City, Kan., where he competed in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference against fellow UT Martin signee Jacob Gansert…Under head coach Chris Finnegan, the Broncbusters completed one of their most successful seasons in 2012, going 37-21 with a 23-9 league record…The 23 conference victories broke a school record on the way to the team’s Region VI subregional berth…As a sophomore, Houston appeared in 12 games, going 5-1 with a 3.61 ERA…Tossed 67.1 innings and sported a 40:17 strikeout-to-walk ratio…In 2011, GCCC posted a 41-23 overall record (18-14 conference) on its way to the Region VI Final Four…Houston made 14 appearances as a freshman, going 4-4 with a 4.48 ERA…Threw 74.1 innings and posted a 47:19 strikeout-to-walk ratio…Attended Timberland High School in Wentzville, Mo., where he played for head coach Frank Masters…Was the Wolves’ winning pitcher when they clinched their first-ever Gateway Athletic Conference championship in 2010…Posted a 3.07 ERA as a junior in 2009, tossing the second-most innings on the team for a team that advanced to the Class 4 District 9 championship game.

PERSONAL: Born on April 15, 1992…Son of John and Dottie Houston…Father John played baseball at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, while his grandfather Albert Houston played football at Oklahoma University…Majoring in management.



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