GENERAL: Earned four varsity letters in baseball (3) and basketball (1) at Hillcrest High School. JUNIOR: Member of Hillcrest team that took fifth in the region and second in the State tournament...named to the all-region and all-State first teams...Hillcrest High Athlete of the Month for May, 2003. SENIOR (2002-03): Member of the Husky team that took second in region and third in State...named to first team All-State and all-region teams and 2003 all-tournament team...named to the region-5 all-star team while earning Deseret News Prep of the Week, Hillcrest High Athlete of the Year and Athlete of the month honors.
FRESHMAN (2003-04): Lettered under coach D.G. Nelson at Salt Lake Community College...went 6-2 with 3.83 ERA in 54.0 innings, as team went 31-26. SOPHOMORE (2004-05): Helped team to 37-19 record...posted an 8-1 record with team-leading 1.62 ERA in 78.0i...Scenic West Athletic Conference (SWAC) Pitcher of the Year...started 13 of 14 games, throwing two shutouts and five complete games...had 88 strikeouts against 39 walks while allowing just five extra-base hits...in conference action numbers were even better, going 7-1 with 0.81 ERA in 10 starts.
JUNIOR (2005-06): Enrolled at WSU in the fall of 2005...V-letter...Games - 7...Starts - 6...IP - 38.0...ERA - 3.79...Record - 4-1...opponents batted just .197 against him, lowest against any Cougar pitcher in 2006...began season with five shutout innings, allowing just one hit, with five strikeouts in win over Charleston Southern...allowed just one earned run in each of his next three outings, going six innings against Hawaii-Hilo, eight innings against BYU and eight innings at Lewis-Clark State, which included a season-high-tying nine strikeouts...recorded wins in each of his first four outings...had nine strikeouts in seven innings at Fresno State...in his first conference start at Stanford, worked just one inning before leaving with a sore shoulder...that outing marked his final appearance of season...monthly pitching totals: February 19.0i/3-0/0.95, March 19.0i/1-1/6.63, April dnp, May dnp.
John Nicholas Ison...born 6-23-85 at Salt Lake City, Utah...parents John and Debbie Ison...two younger brothers, Josh and Michael...enjoys bowling, lifting weights and basketball...majoring in social sciences at WSU with plans of getting his teaching certificate.
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