Baseball

John Norwood - 10

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Peapack & Gladstone, N.J.

High School:
Seton Hall Prep

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 210

Position:
OF

Birthdate:
09/24/1992

Bats/Throws:
Right/Right

John Norwood

07/10/2014

Vandy Boys of Summer

Commodores back on the field after winning national championship

06/25/2014

DORES WIN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP!

Vanderbilt defeats Virginia, 3-2, to win their first ever men's national championship.

06/25/2014

Swanson named Most Outstanding Player of 2014 CWS

Sophomore named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player, three other players make All-Tournament Team.

06/16/2014

'Dores keep the good times rolling, defeat UC Irvine

Buehler, Swanson lead Vandy to 2-0 start

05/19/2014

Commodores set to take on Vols in Hoover

Vandy enters SEC Tournament as sixth seed

Honors
• 2014 CWS All-Tournament Team

Career Game Highs
Hits: *3, last 6/25 vs. Virginia
Runs: *3, last 4/26 vs. Georgia
RBI: 3, 4/3/12 vs. UT-Martin
Walks: *2, last 3/15 vs. LSU G2
HRs: *1, last 6/25 vs. Virginia
Strikeouts:*3, last 6/1 vs. Oregon
Stolen Bases:*2, last 5/3 at Missouri

COACH CORBIN QUOTE: Johnny is at a point in his career where he will have a chance to impact the team offensively and in the outfield. He has overriding athletic ability that is not common in the college game. Observing and being patient has enhanced his growth the last two years. The transformation has been noticeable and his room for continuous advancement will be exciting to watch. His growth in maturity is what I'm most happy about.

2014 - Named to the CWS All-Tournament team after driving in six runs and hitting .400 (10-for-25)... Hit the game-winning home run in the eighth inning off Virginia closer Nick Howard to clinch national championship going 3-for-3 with two runs scored in title game... Doubled in a run in loss vs. Virginia 6/24 in CWS Finals to give him one RBI in three straight games... Scored a run and drove in a run for the sixth time in eight games in CWS Finals win over Virginia 6/23... Knocked in a run and picked up two singles in win over Texas 6/21 to advance to CWS Finals... Singled twice in loss to Texas 6/20 at College World Series... Drove in two runs and stole two bases going 1-for-3 in College World Series win over UC Irvine 6/16... Scored a run and went 0-for-3 in College World Series win vs. Louisville 6/14... Matched a career-best with three hits in Super Regional win over Stanford 6/8 driving in two runs and scoring two more... Knocked in a run for the third time in four games going 1-for-3 in Super Regional loss to Stanford 6/7... Drove in two runs and went 1-for-4 in Super Regional win over Stanford 6/6... Struck out three times and went 0-for-4 in win vs. Oregon 6/1 in NCAA Regional championship game... Smashed a RBI-double off the wall in win over Oregon 5/30 going 2-for-4... Matched a career-high with three hits vs. Xavier 5/30 in NCAA Regional going 3-for-5 with one RBI and one run... Went 0-for-3 with a walk vs. Ole Miss 5/22 at SEC Tournament... Snapped streak of 14 straight games on base with 0-for-3 performance vs. LSU 5/21... Reached base in his 14th consecutive game with a walk vs. Tennessee at SEC Tournament 5/20 going 0-for-3... Singled and scored in loss to South Carolina 5/17 reaching base in his 13th straight game... Knocked in two runs with a single and went 2-for-4 in win vs. South Carolina to stretch on-base streak to 13 games... Reached base for the 12th straight game going 1-for-4 against South Carolina 5/15, matched a career-high with three strikeouts... Singled and scored in win over SEMO 5/13... Walked once and went 0-for-2 at Florida 5/10... Doubled and walked twice in win at Florida 5/9 to push hitting streak to six games... Singled and stole a base at Florida 5/8... Picked up two singles vs. Louisville 5/6 and scored a run... Singled in win at Missouri 5/4... Matched a career-best three hits in win at Missouri 5/3 with two doubles and two stolen bases... Singled in win at Missouri 5/2... Walked twice and went 0-for-2 in win against Georgia 4/27... Matched a career-high with three runs scored vs. Georgia 4/26 driving in two runs and going 2-for-3... Doubled and scored in win over Georgia 4/25... Snapped his eight-game hitting streak with 0-for-4 performance vs. Memphis 4/22... Pushed his hitting streak to eight games with a single at Arkansas 4/20... Smashed his second home run of the season with a two-run shot at Arkansas 4/19... Singled at Arkansas 4/18 to push hitting streak to six games... Posted his fourth two-hit game in his last five going 2-for-6 with a triple and RBI in win over MTSU 4/15... Singled for the fourth straight game going 1-for-4 against texas A&M 4/13... Collected two hits for the third straight game going 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a RBI in win over Texas A&M 4/12... Singled twice against Texas A&M 4/11 for his fourth two-hit game in his last six... Recorded his third two-hit game in his last five going 2-for-4 with one RBI in win over Indiana State 4/8... Went 0-for-4 at Tennessee 4/6... Singled in the go-ahead run and went 2-for-4 with a double at Tennessee 4/5... Went 0-for-4 at Tennessee 4/4... Posted his first two-hit game since 2/15 going 2-for-4 with a run scored and RBI in win over UT-Martin 4/1... Hit his first home run of the season to put VU in the lead in win over Kentucky 3/30... Went 0-for-3 in win over Kentucky 3/29... Struck out in his lone at-bat against Kentucky 3/28... Singled, stole a base and scored late in win at Mississippi State 3/23... Went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts at Belmont 3/18... Matched a career-high with three runs going 1-for-1 with a double and two walks in win over LSU 3/15 G2... Went 0-for-4 against LSU 3/15 G1... Went 0-for-4 as the starting center fielder vs. LSU 3/14... Started in right field and went 0-for-4 against Eastern Illinois 3/11... Singled and scored in win over Winthrop 3/9 starting his first game of the season in center field... Came off the bench to go 0-for-1 vs. Winthrop 3/8... Drove in a run with a sac fly vs. Winthrop 3/7... Entered the game as a defensive replacement and forced in a run the hard way, getting hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in win over Stanford 3/2... Went 1-for-3 in Saturday victory vs. Stanford 3/1... Singled and scored in win over Stanford 2/28 stealing his first base of the season... Went 0-for-3 with a walk against WKU 2/25... Drove in two runs going 1-for-2 with a run scored in win over UIC 2/23... Singled in victory vs. UIC 2/22... Knocked in a run with a sac fly in win over UIC 2/21... Walked and laid down a sac bunt in win over Lipscomb 2/19... Went 0-for-4 with four fly outs at Long Beach State 2/16... Notched his second two-hit game in as many games with a double and single in win at Long Beach State 2/15 driving in a run... Drew the Opening Day start in right field at Long Beach State 2/14 going 2-for-5 with a pair of singles.

2013 - Earned playing time in a veteran outfield starting nine games and playing in 33 as a sophomore... Singled in his only at-bat vs. Louisville 6/9 in Super Regional... Went 0-for-2 in SEC Tournament Championship Game loss to LSU 5/26... Scored a career-best three runs in win over Mississippi State 5/25 going 1-for-5 at SEC Tournament... Struck out twice and went 0-for-3 in win vs. South Carolina 5/23 at SEC Tournament... Started in left field going 1-for-3 with a run scored and RBI in win vs. Alabama 5/18... Went 0-for-1 in loss to Albama 5/17... Came off the bench to collect a career-best three hits scoring two runs in win over Belmont 5/14... Grounded out in his only at-bat in win at Kentucky 5/11... Walked as a pinch hitter in win over Presbyterian 5/8... Grounded out as a pinch hitter in win at Louisville 4/23... Singled twice and drove in a run in win over Georgia 4/20 G2... Walked in his only plate appearance against Missouri 4/14... Went 0-for-1 in win over Missouri 4/13... Singled and scored in win over UT-Martin 4/9... Went 0-for-3 in win at Ole Miss 4/7... Started in left field for the third time this season going 2-for-4 with two runs scored in win vs. MTSU 4/2... Matched a career-best with two hits going 2-for-3 with a double off the bench in win over Tennessee 3/31... Came off the bench to go 0-for-2 with a walk vs. Tennessee 3/29... Knocked in the game-winning run with an infield single against Florida 3/24... Singled twice for his first two-hit game of the sea- son in loss at MTSU 3/20... Drove in a run with a double in loss at Oregon 3/10... Doubled in two runs as a pinch hitter against Monmouth 2/24... Hit his first home run of the season with a towering shot over the left field scoreboard against Monmouth 2/23... Started in left field and drove in a run at Belmont 2/19... Reached on an error as a pinch hitter against Long Beach State 2/16... Flew out to center in his lone at-bat on Opening Day against LBSU 2/15.

2012 - Went 0-for-2 in win at LSU 5/13... Singled and scored in win at Tennessee 5/6... Started in right field going 0-for-3 in win over Kentucky 4/29... Doubled in a run going 1-for-3 in loss to Kentucky 4/27... Scored two runs going 0-for-2 starting in right field at MTSU 4/25... Struck out as a pinch hitter at Alabama 4/22... Entered as a pinch hitter going 0-for-2 at Alabama 4/20... Went 0-for-4 with one strikeout in loss to Auburn 4/14... Started his fifth straight game going 0-for-3 with a run scored against Auburn 4/13... Hit leadoff for first time going 2-for-4 in win over Belmont 4/11... Knocked in a run with a clutch two-out hit and scored the tying run in the ninth at Mississippi State 4/8... Started at DH for first time going 1-for-3 with two walks and two stolen bases in win at Mississippi State 4/7... Earned his first career start at Mississippi State 4/6 going 0-for-4 with one run scored... Picked up his first career hit with a three-run homer against UT-Martin 4/3... Struck out as a pinch hitter in loss to South Carolina 4/1... Knocked in a run in win over South Carolina 3/31... Grounded into game-ending double play against South Carolina 3/30... Flew out in his lone at-bat at Florida 3/17... Drove in his first run of the season with a sacrifice fly in win over Siena 3/13... Struck out as a pinch hitter in win over Oakland 2/22... Made his collegiate debut as a defensive replacement in center field at Stanford 2/19.

HIGH SCHOOL - 2011 Second team All-State... 2011 County champions and conference champs 2010-11... Lettered three years in baseball... Drafted in the 12th round by Toronto Blue Jays in 2011 MLB Draft making him the highest drafted outfielder in Seton Hall Prep history.

ACADEMICS - Norwood is majoring in economics.

PERSONAL - John Lindsey Norwood... Born 9/27/92... Son of Paula Burroughs... Nickname is Dice... Father played football at Pitt with Dan Marino... Favorites include New York Mets (baseball team), basketball (other sport), Hardball, Horrible Bosses, The Hangover (movies), Leonardo DiCaprio and Halle Berry (actor/actress), SportsCenter and Baseball Tonight (TV shows), steak (meal), cinnamon buns (late night snack), Jay-Z (musician), Entertaining is the word he uses to describe himself... Roommates with Brian Miller, Walker Buehler and Kyle Smith... Chose Vanderbilt because it's a strong baseball program with great players and a very good academic institution.

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