|2 Andy John
2008 (Junior): Appeared in nine games, making three starts as the designated hitter before re-injuring his shoulder forcing him to have season-ending surgery ... Was hitting an even .200 (3-for-15) with two extra base hits including a double and a three-run home run prior to the injury ... Hit the home run against Marshall one pitch after the Thundering Herd catcher a dropped foul ball that continued the two-out rally ... Andy's homer occurred almost simultaneously as his twin brother, Joe, blasted a three-run home run to left in the sixth inning in Guilford's 8-5 win over Wabash.
2007 (Sophomore): Made an appearance in 31 games, starting nine of those...Rang up 13 hits in 53 at bats, for a .245 average...Had six RBI on the year...Longest consecutive hit streak was 3 games in mid March...Went a season-best 2-for-4 with a home run May 6 at Appalachian State...Played for the Tennesse Tornado of the Southern Collegiate Baseball League with WCU teammates Mitchell Hately and Bryan Corbett...Played in 17 games...Amassed a .944 fielding percentage with 15 put outs and 2 assists in the field.
2006 (Freshman: Appeared in 26 games as a freshman, making 11 starts ... In 49 at bats, tallied 11 hits, including four doubles to hit .224 ... Was a perfect 3-for-3 in the stolen base department ... Enters this season with two multiple-RBI games ... Career-best performance came at home against UNC Greensboro after going 3-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI ... Longest consecutive hit streak is four games spanning early March of 2006.
Prior to Western: A two-sport star at Leesville Road HS, excelling in both baseball and football ... Batted .412 as a senior ... Holds three school records, including most triples in a season, most triples in a career and most runs scored in a game ... Named Leesville's Most Valuable Defensive Player for football as a senior ... Four time Honor Roll selection and member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Born Joseph Andrew John II in Greensboro, N.C. ... Son on Joe and Evelyn John...Has a brother, Joe, and a sister, Stephanie (Steffi).