Colby Johnson to Redshirt 2012 Season



Feb. 16, 2012

RUSTON, La. - Sophomore outfielder/pitcher Colby Johnson will redshirt the 2012 season Louisiana Tech head coach Wade Simoneaux announced Thursday afternoon.

The left-handed hitting Johnson tallied Johnson played in 38 games in 2011, starting 24 in the outfield. He hit .321 with one home run, 25 hits and eight RBI and stole five bases. He also showcased great plate discipline as he drew 18 walks and ended the 2011 season with a .459 on-base percentage.

Tech opens the 2012 season on Feb. 17-19 as the Bulldogs host future WAC member Texas-Arlington at J.C. Love Field.

First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m. at J.C. Love Field on Friday while Saturday and Sunday’s games are slated for a 1 p.m. start.

The Bulldogs welcome back 14 letterwinners and four position starters from a 2011 squad that finished 34-27 while winning more WAC Tournament games than any other team in school history and advancing to the tournament’s elimination bracket final game (2-2). With the two wins, Tech doubled its tournament win total, winning as many tournament games as the last nine years combined.

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