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Johnny Sewald
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Johnny Sewald 1262954
Position: Outfielder
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 160
Year: Junior
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nev.
High School: Bishop Gorman
Experience: 2 Letters


  • Two-time All-Pac-12 honoree, including first-team selection in 2015
  • Two-time Pac-12 All-Defensive Team
  • Started 118 games and appeared in 138 with a .308 career batting average, 143 hits, 46 RBI, 93 runs scored and a career .419 on-base percentage
  • Tallied a .997 fielding percentage with just one error in 299 putouts
  • Stole 38 bases, the most by a Sun Devil since 2011
  • Batted leadoff in 108 total games as a sophomore and junior
  • Finished with 36 multi-hit games
  • Three-year letterwinner
  • Led the team in runs scored and on-base percentage in back-to-back years

Junior (2015):

  • 2015 First-Team All-Pac-12
  • Pac-12 All-Defensive Team for the second consecutive season
  • Started 57 games at center field and hit leadoff in 57 games
  • Set career-highs with 70 hits, 46 runs, 23 RBI, eight doubles and three triples
  • Ranked third in the Pac-12 with a .436 on-base percentage and 11th with a .324 batting average
  • Registered a hit in 11 of the final 12 games of the season, and reached base in 39 of the final 40 games
  • Reached bse safely in 26 consecutive games between March 15 and May 3, and ended the season on a 13-game reached-base streak
  • Stole a team-high 21 bases, the most by a Sun Devil since 2011
  • Led the team with 13 two-out RBI
  • Ranked third on the team with 18 multi-hit games
  • Fourth in the Pac-12 with a career-high 35 walks
  • Paced the team with a .366 batting average (41-112) and a .460 on-base percentage during Pac-12 play
  • Registered two hits and scored the first run of the game in an eventual 14-inning loss to Cal State Fullerton in the Fullerton Regional (5/31)
  • Finished the three-game series with No. 2 UCLA (5/8-10) with a .500 batting average (7-for-14), seven hits, two runs and three RBI. He had a career-high five hits on Saturday in a 17th-inning loss, the longest game (based on time played) in school history. He drove in both of ASU’s runs in the team’s 2-1 win on Sunday
  • Finished the series at No. 13 Cal (5/1-5/3) with six hits, including three on 5/2 to tie his season high. He reached base five times via two hits, two walks and a HBP in the series finale to extend his reached base streak to a team-high 26 games
  • Hit a three-run home run at Washington (4/17), the first of his career, to notch a career-high three RBI
  • Made a home-run saving catch at the center-field wall in a win over Arizona (4/12)
  • Finished the three-game road series with eight hits and two runs, including three hits and the game-tying RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning (4/4), and a three-hit, two-run performance (4/3)
  • Stole a pair of bases vs NMSU (3/31)
  • Went 2-for-4 with two runs scored vs Stanford (3/29)
  • Tied a career-high with two RBI vs Long Beach (3/8)
  • Went 2-for-3 with two runs scored vs LBSU (3/7)
  • Scored two runs in three straight games (2/28-3/7)
  • Secured three hits and a RBI vs Oklahoma (2/18)
  • Went 3-for-4, including the first hit in the modern Phoenix Muni era, and scored the tying run vs Ok St (2/13)
  • Spring 2015 Scholar Baller 

Sophomore (2014):

  • Started a team-high 52 games, all in center field
  • All-Pac-12 honorable mention
  • Pac-12 All-Defensive Team
  • Served as the team’s leadoff batter in 51 games
  • Produced a team-high 63 runs (19 RBI and 44 runs scored), and led the team with 44 runs scored and a .428 on-base percentage
  • Ranked second on the team with 62 hits
  • Finished third on the team with a .305 batting average, including .320 in conference, and his 40 hits and 23 runs scored in Pac-12 play were tied for the team lead
  • Collected 17 multi-hit games, tied for second most on the team
  • Reached base in 15 consecutive games to end the regular season and put together a nine-game hitting streak (3/22-4/6)
  • Ranked sixth in the conference in the regular season in on-base percentage at .427, third in runs scored with 44, third in stolen bases with 16, fifth in hit by pitches with 15 and tied for seventh with 28 walks
  • His 16 stolen bases are the most by any Sun Devil in the past three seasons
  • His 15 hit by pitches were the most of any Sun Devil since 2010
  • Went a career-best 4-for-4 with a career-high three runs scored in a win over No. 9 Oregon (5/10)
  • Added three hits, two RBI and three runs scored in a win over Utah (5/18)
  • Went 3-for-6 with two runs scored at Washington State (5/23)
  • Reached base four times on two singles and a pair of walks vs Tennessee (3/9)
  • Notched a pair of hits and an RBI, and scored a run in a win over Washington (3/14)
  • Scored the game-winning run in the 10th inning at No. 4 Oregon State (3/22) after leading off the frame with a double
  • Tallied a pair of hits in four consecutive games against Washington and Wichita State (3/14-3/16)
  • Reached base twice via walk in the postseason opener vs. No. 25 Pepperdine (5/30) and secured a pair of hits in the second postseason game vs. Sacramento State (5/31)
  • Named Defensive MVP at the team’s annual awards banquet

Freshman (2013): 

  • Played in 27 games, including nine starts (seven at centerfield and two at designated hitter)
  • Hit .239 (11-for-46) with three doubles, four RBI and a .304 slugging percentage
  • Had a season-high two RBI against Valparaiso April 19
  • Had two hits in his first career road start at Tennessee
  • Competed for the Bellingham Bells of the West Coast League this summer

MLB Draft:

  • Selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the 34th round (1032nd overall) of the 2012 MLB Draft 
High School:
  • Four-year letterman in baseball and four-time state champion
  • Was named team captain his senior year
  • First-Team All-State 2011-12 and All-Southern Nevada 2010-12
  • Hit .378 in 2010, .469 in 2011 and .440 in 2012
  • Recorded 98 career stolen bases...clocked at a 6.5 60-yard dash in 2012
  • Most exciting moment in sports was winning a state championship in all four years of high school
Personal: Majoring in business...says he chose ASU for the rich tradition and feeling of family...his father has had the biggest influence on his baseball career...favorite sports team is the LA Dodgers and favorite player is Matt Kemp, who is also his favorite person on Twitter to follow...most played song on iPod is "Say Yeah" by Wiz Khalifa...if he could learn to do anything, it would be to drive a stick-shift car...parents are Mark and Judi Sewald...father played baseball at Loyola Marymount from 1979-83 and was drafted twice...has an older brother, Paul, who played baseball at San Diego from 2008-12 and was drafted in 2012....born November 11, 1993...full name is John Michael Sewald.

Career Highs at Arizona State:

Hits: 5, vs UCLA (5/9/15)
RBI: 3, at Washington (4/17/15)
Runs: 3, twice, last vs Utah (5/18/14)

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