Cougars Play Strong Schedule with Young Team in Whitting's Second Year
HONORS & AWARDS
All-Silver Glove Series vs. Rice
Commissioner's Honor Roll
Commissioner's Honor Roll
Houston College Classic All-Tournament Team
Commissioner's Honor Roll
Drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 29th Round at No. 896 of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft.
Wrapped up a solid career with his best season yet...Started 51 games and appeared in 53 all as the Cougar catcher...Notched a .302 batting average...Tallied 54 hits, 21 runs scored for third-best on the team, and drove in 19 RBI...Had 12 multi-hit games...Led the team with 295 putouts and 65 assists...Picked off six baserunners...Tallied a career-high four hits at Texas Tech (April 15)...Drove in a career-best four RBI at UAB (April 28) on a double and single...Tallied three RBI on three hits in a win over Tennessee at the Houston College Classic (March 2)...Rode a nine-game hit streak (April 7-21)...Had three consecutive games with at least 2+ hits during the Texas Tech series...Was 2-for-2 with two sacrifice bunts vs. Rice (May 6)...Led the team with nine sacrifice bunts...Hit .316 in C-USA play...Was 2-for-6 with an RBI on a solo homerun in a win over Tulane (May 11)...Had four hits in series vs. Rice (May 4-6)...Named to the All-Silver Glove Series Team vs. Rice
Was 2-for-3 with one scored run and one RBI against UT-Arlington (Feb. 18)...Hit 2-for-3, with one run scored and a RBI against the Mavericks (Feb. 19)...Scored one run in the final game against UT-Arlington (Feb. 20)... Went 2-for-3 with one run scored against Stephen F. Austin (Feb. 22)...Went 1-for-3 with one scored run against Ole Miss (Feb. 25)... Had one RBI against the Rebels (Feb. 26)...Had a RBI against Baylor (March 4)...Finished with a triple against Kentucky (March 5)...Against Texas A&M, had two RBIs (March 6)...Was walked twice against McNeese State (March 8)...Finished with a 2-for-2 performance, including a double and two runs scored against Texas Southern (March 9)...Was 1-for-2 from the plate, with two walks against Texas State (March 11)...Finished with a 2-for-4 performance, including two scored runs against the Bobcats (March 12)...Went 1-for-5 with two scored runs in the finale against Texas State (March 13)... Was 2-for-6 with three RBIs and a run scored against McNeese State (March 16)...Finished 2-for-4 and had a RBI against Kent State (March 18)...Notched a 4-for-5 performance against the Golden Flashes (March 20)...Finished 1-for-3 from the plate against Rice (March 23)...Went 1-for-3 against TCU, including a scored run (March 25)... Had a hit against Rice (March 29)...Batted 1-for 4 against Tulane, with a scored run and a RBI (April 1)...Finished with one scored run and a RBI against the Green Wave (April 3)...Finished with a home run and two RBIs against UAB (April 10)...Finished with two scored runs and one RBI against Marshall (April 17)...Was 2-for-5 with one scored run against East Carolina (April 21)...Has a 2-for-4 performance against Southern Miss, including a double, one RBI and one scored run (May 14)...Went 2-for-4 with one scored run in the series finale against the Golden Eagles (May 15)...Recorded a 2-for-4 performance against UTSA, with a homerun and two RBIs (May 17)...Was 2-for-3 against Memphis with one scored run (May 19)...C-USA Championship: In the championship game against Rice, went 2-for-4 from the plate (May 28).
Had a pinch-hit RBI against Texas State, also saw action at catcher (Feb. 21)... Saw action at catcher against Texas Tech (March 7)... Made an appearance at catcher against California (March 17)... Saw action at catcher against UCF (March 28, 2010)... Made an appearance at catcher against TCU (April 9, 2010)... Made his first career appearance on the mound, going one inning, allowing no runs on one hit (April 24, 2010)... Pitched an inning against UAB, allowing one run with a strikeout (April 30).
Played for the Brazos Valley Bombers of the Texas Collegiate League.
FRESHMAN (2009) Made his first career start in game two against Kansas State (Feb. 21)... Had six putouts and one assist against the Wildcats... Went 1-for-3 with an RBI against UTSA (March 4)...Went 1-for-4 with an RBI and one run scored against Cal Poly in the series opener (March 6)... Batted 1-for-5 with a three-run homer in the fifth inning against Cal Poly (March 7)... Hit 3-for-4 with an RBI and scored two runs in the Cougars match with Sam Houston State (March 10)... Went 1-for-4 with one double in the fourth inning and an RBI against Pacific on March 14... Recorded an RBI against UAB in the series opener (March 20)... Went 1-for-1 on one RBI, a double and scored a run against UT Pan American (April 5)... Saw action at catcher against McNeese State (May 5) and ECU (May 10).
HUTTO HIGH SCHOOL State semifinalist in 2008 for head coach Peter Schmidt... Was an Austin-area All-Star... Four-time All-District selection... Played summer ball for the Austin Slam with head coach Tommy Boggs. Senior (2008): All-District selection... Named to the 2008 All-State team... Team MVP... 2008 Under Armor Preseason All-American.
PERSONAL Full name is John Allen Cannon... Born May 11, 1990 in Austin, Texas... Son of Carl and Jan Cannon... Kinesiology major.