29  John Peterson
John Peterson


Murfreesboro, Tenn.

High School:
Murfreesboro Oakland HS

Last College:
Cleveland State CC

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 213

Catcher/First base



Outlook for 2006: Will provide depth to a solid catching corps...Could also see time as a lefthanded pinch hitter.

2005 (Junior): Saw limited action as a reserve...Appeared in 20 games, drawing the starting nod eight times...Was the DH in all eight starts...Came off the bench in each of his first 10 appearances...Collected four hits and finished the season with a .111 average...Drove in four runs and scored twice...Also drew four walks...Was 3-for-10 (.300) with runners in scoring position...Had one multiple-RBI performance...Recorded his first Division I hit, run and RBI in a 1-for-1 effort against Indiana State (3/13/05)...Lined a game-winning RBI-single to right centerfield to push Memphis to an 8-7 win over Cincinnati (5/15/05)...Had a hit and a career-high two RBI vs. Charlotte (5/19/05)

Cleveland State CC Was a two-year letterwinner as a catcher at Cleveland State CC...Hit .330 with 30 RBI and a pair of homers in his sophomore season...Finished juco career hitting .320 with three homers.

Prep: Was a three-year letterman for Coach Mack Hawks at Murfreesboro's Oakland High...Helped lead OHS to a Tennessee State Championship in 2000...Led Oakland to a Regional title and a District Tournament championship as a senior.

Personal: Full name is John Edward Peterson...Son of Steve and Rita Peterson...Father, Steve is the head coach at Middle Tennessee...Majoring in management.

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