Outlook Product of Tates Creek High School had a great fall practice season and has positioned himself to compete for playing time in the outfield ... A right-handed hitting outfield option for a lineup that has left-handed hitting outfielders Kyle Barrett, Ka'ai Tom, Storm Wilson and Marcus Carson ... A line-drive hitter that goes to all fields with sneaky good athleticism and speed ... A product of the same high school program that produced UK greats Trevor Gott and John T. Shelby and current standout JaVon Shelby ... Played in 17 games with four starts as a sophomore, with a .400 average in 25 at-bats ... Was 9-for-18 with runners on base, 5-for-8 with runners on and two outs and 6-for-9 with runners in scoring position as a sophomore.
Summer Played in 32 games with 23 starts for the Newark Pilots in the Perfect Game League ... Hit .188 (15-for-80) with 19 runs, three doubles and 13 RBI ... Drew eight walks and struck out just 13 times, stealing four bases.
2014 Served as UK's fifth outfielder and primary right-handed hitting outfielder ... Played in 17 games with four starts, hitting .400 (10-for-25) with a double, two triples and seven RBI ... Drew three walks, was hit by two pitches and stole a base, owning a .600 slugging and a .500 on-base percentage ... Was 2-for-8 in SEC action, playing in seven games with one start ... Hit .471 (8-for-17) with six runs, one double, two triples and seven RBI in non-SEC games ... Was 7-for-14 at Cliff Hagan Stadium and 2-for-8 on the road ... Hit .600 (9-for-15) in games that UK won and was 1-for-10 in games that UK lost ... Had three multi-hit games and three multi-RBI games ... Made three starts in leftfield and one start in rightfield ... Hit .500 (9-for-18) with runners on base, .625 (5-for-8) with runners on and two outs and .667 (6-for-9) with runners in scoring position ... Made season debut with a two-RBI triple vs. St. Joe's in Norfolk, Va. ... Went 2-for-2 with three runs and two walks off the bench vs. Ball State ... Earned first start the following game vs. Ball State, going 2-for-4 with a steal and two RBI, getting plunked by two pitches ... Earned second consecutive start, at No. 16 Indiana ... Went 2-for-4 in a start vs. Xavier, collecting a triple ... Started at No. 5 Vanderbilt in his first career SEC start ... Collected pinch hits at Texas A&M and Georgia ... Played for the Lexington Hustlers in the Great Lakes League ... Played in 28 games, hitting .211 (20-for-95) with seven runs, six doubles, two triples and 11 RBI ... Had an 8-28 walk-strikeout ratio, stealing 5-of-5 bases ... Finished with a .294 on-base percentage.
2013 Competitive right-handed hitting outfielder played in six games with one start ... Batted .286 (2-for-7) with an RBI and a walk ... Had a .375 on-base percentage in limited time ... Went 1-for-4 in SEC play ... Made one start, as the DH for UK during its second game of the series at No. 14 South Carolina, hitting No. 9 ... First collegiate appearance came with a pinch-hit RBI single vs. Niagara ... First career SEC appearance came at No. 14 South Carolina, with UK looking for toughness in the lineup it turned to Hairston for a pinch-hit single ... Earned the start in the following game after his single, going 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts.
High School Starred at Tates Creek High School, the same program that produced former UK standouts Trevor Gott and John Shelby, in addition to current UK star JaVon Shelby ... Led Tates Creek in hits (32), triples (five), homers (three), RBI (23) and slugging percentage (.540) as a senior ... Named honorable mention all-state by the KHSBCA ... Earned four letters under coach Dom Fucci at Tates Creek ... Attended Governor's Scholar for the Arts program.
Personal Full name is Dorian Geoffrey Hairston ... Born Jan. 28, 1994 in Lexington, Ky. ... Son of Donald and Valerie Hairston ... Has a younger brother, Devin (17) ... Father played basketball at Berea.