John Gatlin
John Gatlin

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Tupelo, Miss.

High School:
Tupelo HS

Last College:
Itawamba CC

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 220

Position:
IF

Experience:
1L

B/T:
R/R


2012: Appeared in 28 games, making 13 starts as the designated hitter ... Hit .255 for the season, tallying eight RBI and five runs scored ... Posted four walks to five strikeouts and was hit by pitch seven times on the season for a .397 on base percentage ... Made his first appearance as a pinch hitter against Arkansas State (2/21) ... Drew his first start at Georgia (4/13) in game two of the series ... Came up with his first hit against Miami (Ohio) (3/3) when he went 1-for-1 with a two-RBI double ... It was a season-high in RBI ... Turned in his best offensive performance against Southern Miss (5/1) at Trustmark Park, going 2-for-4 with an RBI ... Posted a season-long hit streak from April 24 through May 4 ... NCAA TOURNAMENT: Appeared in one game, starting the first championship game against TCU (6/3) ... Went 1-for-3 with an RBI ...

JUNIOR COLLEGE:
Lettered two years under head coaches Rick Collier and Alex Williamson at Itawamba Community College ... Two-time All-State and All-Division selection ... Named an All-Region selection in 2011 ... Hit .331 with two home runs and 39 RBI as a sophomore ... For his career, hit .354 with four home runs and 80 RBI ... Posted a 2-0 record with two saves and a 2.56 ERA in six appearances ... Named an Academic All-America selection and a member of Phi Theta Kappa ...

HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered one year under head coach Gary Enis at Tupelo High School ... Hit .314 with two home runs and 29 RBI as a senior ...

MISCELLANEOUS: Son of Bob and Kathryn Gatlin ... Born December 14, 1990 ... Has three older brothers, Robert, Ben and Kirk ... Played summer ball in the South Middle Tennessee Collegiate Wood Bat League and participated in the Home Run Derby and was selected to the All-Star team.

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