Nathan Dorris struck out a season high seven batters to improve to 3-0 in three starts.
Made three relief appearances...On 4/9, in his first appearance of the season, threw two scoreless innings at Southeast Missouri State...Allowed two runs off a two-run home run in one relief inning against Saint Louis on 5/14...On 5/23, allowed one run off one hit in SIU's final game of the MVC Tournament...Named to the MVC Honor Roll, which requires a minimum 3.2 GPA and 12 credit hours for the spring semester.
Made four relief appearances and had no decisions with a 9.64 ERA...Did not allow a run in his first two outings of the season...Allowed six runs, five earned, off seven hits in 4.2 innings of work...Tossed 2.0 innings in SIU's home opener against Middle Tennessee State, his longest outing of the year.
Made 15 relief appearances and finished with a 0-4 record and 6.14 ERA...Allowed 21 hits and 13 runs (10 earned) in 14.2 innings pitched...Had six strikeouts and five walks...Recorded one save on March 23 at Eastern Illinois...Threw one scoreless inning with a season-high two strikeouts to help SIU preserve a 9-0 shutout over Illinois on May 3...Did not allow a hit in six of his 15 appearances and allowed no runs nine times...Threw a season-high 2.0 innings twice - first at No. 7 South Carolina, Feb. 27, and again vs. Illinois State, May 15.
Made nine relief appearances...Had a 4.09 ERA, which was the second lowest on the team...Did not allow a run in six of his nine appearances and had two appearances where he did not give up a hit...Had eight strikeouts against four walks in 11 innings pitched...Set a career-high with five strikeouts against Middle Tennessee, March 2.
High School: Received All-Conference and All-Area accolades in 2008 as a pitcher...Also played two years of high school football and was a four-year member of the honor roll.
Personal: Full name is Austin Tyler Johnson...Majors in civil engineering...Born July 10, 1990 in Bradley, Ill. ...Son of Jeff and Tami Johnson...Has one younger brother, Keaton.