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2005 Made 60 starts, all at 2B ... Hit .328 with 53 R, 12 2B, 3 3B and 29 RBI ... 53 R was second on the team ... Also drew 22 BB ... Was 24-for-28 in stolen bases ... Hit in the leadoff spot in every contest ... Was one of just two Tigers to start every game of the season ... Hit safely in 45 and reached base safely in 53 of 60 games ... Hit .348 (64-for-184) against righties ... Led team with a .408 average (42-for-103) with runners on and upped that up to .426 (26-for-61) with runners in scoring position ... Had three 4-hit games on the season ... Struck out just 18 times in 259 at-bats ... Had four multi-steal games ... Named to NCAA All-Region Tournament team ... Finished the regional 8-for-19 (.421) with 5 R, 3 RBI and 2 SB ... Was 6-for-14 with 2 2B, and 4 R in series at Georgia ... Had a 10-game hitting streak early in the season where he went 24-for-49 (.490) with 9 RBI and 12 R ... Went 6-for-7 with 2B, 3B, 3 R and an RBI against Elon (2/26) ... Keyed a 6-run 7th with a bases-clearing double in 9-2 win at Florida State (2/13) ... The 6 hits tied an AU and SEC record ... Went 4-for-5 with a BB, 4 R, 2 RBI and 2 SB in AU debut against Hofstra (2/4).
2004 Transferred to Auburn ... Missed entire season with an arm injury.
SUMMER 2003 Played for Toronto Maple Leafs in the Intercounty League ... Was named the first-team shortstop after finishing second in league in batting with a .358 average ... Had eight doubles, 13 stolen bases and struck out just four times in 116 plate appearances.
2003 (PURDUE) Played at Purdue as a sophomore, hitting .310 with five doubles and 17 runs batted in while playing in 48 contests and starting in 42 ... Scored 34 runs and had one home run for the Boilermakers ... Stole 12 bases and struck out just eight times in 158 at-bats ... Hit .379 in Big 10 action.
CONNERS STATE Played at Conners State College (Warner, Okla.) for coach Perry Keith as a freshman ... Teammate of former Auburn infielder Karl Amonite ... Hit .364 with 18 hits and four triples ... Scored 58 runs and had 37 RBI while leading team in stolen bases with 29 out of 34 attempts ... Played five positions-second base, shortstop and all three outfield positions.
HIGH SCHOOL Four year letterwinner for coach Ken MacKay at Brampton Centennial Secondary School ... Batted .485 as a senior with 15 RBI, 20 runs and 11 stolen bases in 10 games while being named to the province all-star team by the Toronto Sun ... Captain of the school's volleyball team for four years.
PERSONAL Tyler Richard W. Johnstone was born on November 9, 1983, in London, Ontario ... Son of Richard and Pat Johnstone ... One brother, Jeremy (19) ... Father was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks and grandfather played semi-pro baseball ... Major: Business Logistics.