Position
Outfield
Height
5'11
Weight
188 lbs.
Class
Sophomore
Hometown
Beaumont, Texas
B/T
R
High School
Bridge City HS

2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll

MLB Draft: 42nd round in 2010 (Milwaukee)

Outstanding athlete who appeared in 78 career games (25 starts) for LSU as an outfielder … signed with the Milwaukee Brewers in the summer of 2010 after the club selected him in the 42nd round of the MLB Draft … redshirted in 2009 after appearing in 41 games as a true freshman in 2008 … excelled in the Valley Baseball League in the summer of 2009, batting .304 (41-for-135) with 11 doubles, four homers, 37 runs and 25 RBI for the Staunton (Va.) Braves … rated the No. 2 prospect in the Valley League by Baseball America magazine.

REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE SEASON (2010)
Returned to the active roster after red-shirting in 2009 … appeared in 37 games (14 starts), batting .213 (13-for-61) with three doubles, one triple, four homers, six steals and nine RBI … homered and collected two RBI in wins over Centenary (Feb. 20) and Alcorn State (April 6).

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2009)
Received a redshirt.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2008)
Played in 41 games (11 starts), batting .240 (12-for-50) with three doubles, two triples, two homers, 12 RBI and four steals … started eight games in right field, three games in left field … hit first career collegiate home run (solo shot) on April 4 in 3-0 win over Alabama … also homered and collected two RBI in LSU’s 21-7 victory over UC Irvine in Game 3 of the NCAA Super Regional (June 9) … 2-for-4 with two doubles, two RBI and two runs in April 6 win over Alabama … 3-for-5 with one triple, one RBI and one run in May 17 win at Auburn.

HIGH SCHOOL
A three-sport star at Bridge City High School in Beaumont, Texas … named a Rawlings High School All-American … also voted one of the Top 100 players in the class of ’07 by Perfect Game … earned all-state and all-district honors … batted .488 in 2007 with 15 homers and 23 stolen bases … batted .400 with 14 homers and 32 RBI during his junior season … also swiped 15 bases … a letterwinner in football as Bridge City High School’s quarterback and running back – rushed for 1,100 yards and passed for 600 in his senior season …an all-district athlete in football and track, where he participated in sprints and the triple jump.

PERSONAL
Full name is John Douglas Dishon Jr. … parents are John Dishon Sr. and Michelle Ferguson … has three siblings – brothers Cody and Cameron, and sister Shelby … interests include reading and watching sports … credits Jamey Knight, a Bridge City High graduate, as having the greatest influence upon his athletic career … majoring in management at LSU … born March 21, 1989.

Dishon’s LSU Career Highs
At-Bats: 5 five times; last vs. Alabama (4/18/10)
Hits: 3 at Auburn (5/17/08)       
Runs Scored: 3 vs. Alabama (4/17/10)
Doubles: 2 vs. Alabama (4/6/08)      
Triples: 1 three times; last vs. Alabama (4/17/10)    
Home Runs: 1 several times; last vs. Alabama (4/17/10) 
RBI: 2 six times; last vs. Alcorn State (4/6/10)
Stolen Bases: 1 several times; last at Ole Miss (4/24/10)

 

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