4 Derek Johns
Height: 5-8
Weight: 175
Year: Senior
Hometown: Waynesville, Ga.
High School: Brantley
Previous College: South Georgia College
Position: IF/OF
Major: Business Management

2008: Played in 55 games with 53 starts ... Hit .296 with five home runs, 62 RBI and 50 runs ... Led squad in RBI and runs scored ... Slugged .472 and also stole 16 bases ... Had starts in left, center, right, designated hitter and third base ... Second on team in walks with 31 ... Had 14 multi-hit games and a team-best 16 multi-RBI contests ... Hit .403 with runners in scoring position ... Hit a pair of grand slams, including big momentum-shift game winner in the final home weekend against UNC Pembroke ... Led team with three outfield assists ... Hit his first Georgia College home run March 18 against Philadelphia, a grand slam ... His first GCSU hit was Feb. 2 against Tampa, his first RBI came Feb. 9 at Alabama-Huntsville.

Prior to GCSU: Came from South Georgia Community College where he played two years for Scott Sims ... Listed as one of the top junior college players to watch.

High School: Graduated from Brantley High School in Nahunta, Ga. ... Member of the Georgia Dugout Club Top 80 Prospects.

Personal: Son of Claude and Lisa Johns ... Born May 12, 1986 ... Majoring in business management ... Came to GCSU because of it's location and winning tradition ... Also enjoys hunting and fishing.

2008 .296 55-53 199 50 59 5 62 16-19