Hoots sign SEMO Pitcher Johnston for 2023 Prospect League Season

The freshman finished his senior campaign with 68 strikeouts in 52 1/3 innings pitched

O’FALLON, Mo. – The O’Fallon Hoots, proud members of the Prospect League, announced the signing of right-handed pitcher Gavin Johnston for the 2023 summer season. Johnston comes to O’Fallon as a freshman from Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO). 

The 6-foot-2, 190-pound right hander attended Seckman High School in Imperial, Missouri where, as a junior, he put together a 3-1 record on the mound with 36 strikeouts in 28 innings over six appearances and five starts. Johnston went 6-1 with a 1.34 ERA in ten appearances and nine starts on the mound his senior season, finishing with 68 strikeouts in 52 ⅓ innings and four complete games thrown for the Jaguars. The Arnold, Missouri-native also registered a .403 BA, .526 OBP, .792 SLG in 2022, with 31 hits, 27 RBI, and 33 runs scored, earning him All-Conference honors and Player of the Year at Seckman. The freshman has made three appearances on the mound for the SEMO Redhawks this 2023 season, notching six strikeouts in 4 ⅓ total innings pitched. 

The Hoots 2023 summer and promotional schedule is available now at ofallonhoots.com/schedule. Single game tickets are on sale now at ofallonhoots.com. For up-to-the-minute information about the Hoots, visit ofallonhoots.com or follow the team on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About the O’Fallon Hoots

The O’Fallon Hoots began play in O’Fallon, Missouri in May 2020 after relocating from Hannibal, Missouri following the 2019 season. The Hoots provide fun and affordable things to do in the O’Fallon and St. Charles County areas.  For tickets, merchandise, or any team information, visit ofallonhoots.com.

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