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44  Dorian Hairston
Dorian Hairston

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Lexington, Ky.

High School:
Tates Creek

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 200

Position:
OF

Experience:
HS

B/T:
R/R


03/08/2014

Reed, Thomas Homer in No. 22 Baseball's 24-1 Pounding of Ball State

Wildcats Get NCAA-Leading Eighth Homer from Reed, Six RBI from Thomas

04/20/2013

Sixth Inning Dooms No. 17 Baseball in Opening loss at No. 14 USC

Series Will Resume Later Saturday with Second Game of Saturday Twinbill

02/17/2013

Riddle's 6-for-6 Makes History, Leads No. 8 Baseball to 20-3 Win

UK Junior J.T. Riddle Sets New School-Record with a 6-for-6 Game

• SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll (2013)

Outlook
Right-handed hitting outfielder has a line-drive approach at the plate ... A singles hitter who has shown an ability to hit the ball to rightfield ... Earned one start as a freshman, as UK tried to find a competitive right-handed hitter to emerge after Thomas Bernal's injury ... Product of Lexington's Tates Creek, the school that produced former UK record-setting closer Trevor Gott and UK freshman JaVon Shelby.

Summer
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 UK standout righthander Trevor Gott ... 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.


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