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#18 Johnny Sewald
Position: Outfielder
Bats: L
Throws: R
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 160
Year: Junior
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nev.
High School: Bishop Gorman
Experience: 2 Letters

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.
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