The Demon Deacons split a doubleheader to open the 2017 campaign against Nicholls and Houston.
2017 21st Round Draft Pick of the Atlanta Braves (620th Overall)
2017 Second Team All-ACC
ACC Pitcher of the Week (Feb. 20, 2017)
ACC Co-Pitcher of the Week (Feb. 3, 2017)
Was a solid starter over his four years, finishing with a 15-12 career record and 4.68 ERA ... Made 46 starts and 62 total appearances ... Following his senior season, ranks 10th in program history with 275.0 innings pitched ... Totaled 146 strikeouts compared to just 74 walks.
Posted the best season of his career, finishing with a perfect 8-0 record to go along with a 3.61 ERA ... More than doubled his previous career-high with 69 strikeouts in 92.1 innings, walking 33 ... Allowed opponents to hit just .248 against him ... After no Deacon had tossed a complete-game shutout since 2006, Johnstone tallied two in one season ... His first came in the season-opening win over Nicholls (Feb. 17), tossing a one-hitter with six strikeouts and two walks ... Recorded another on the road at Miami (Apr. 2), this time conceding just three hits and no walks with five strikeouts ... Earned wins in three-straight ACC starts over Duke (March 19 - 7.0 IP, 1 R, 6 Ks), Georgia Tech (March 26 - 6.2 IP, 2 ER, 7 Ks) and Miami ... Notched the win against Notre Dame (Apr. 16), tossing 7.0 innings of one-run ball with a career-high eight strikeouts ... Picked up the victory at Clemson (Apr. 22), spreading two runs over 6.0 innings ... Was victorious against Boston College (May 7), allowing three hits and two runs over 6.2 innings ... Won the NCAA Tournament opener over UMBC (June 2), allowing two earned runs in 7.2 innings with seven strikeouts ... Went 6-0 with a 3.32 ERA during ACC play.
Spent the full year in the weekend rotation, finishing with a 2-6 record and 5.70 ERA ... Had a great five-start span during the middle of ACC play, during which he posted a 2.27 ERA and walked just one batter over 32.2 innings against Duke, NC State, Florida State, North Carolina and Boston College ... Picked up a win against top-five Florida State (Apr. 17), allowing two runs on five hits in 5.1 innings ... Received a no decision in a victory against top-15 North Carolina, allowing one run on four hits and no walks in 7.0 innings ... Pitched at least into the sixth inning in eight straight starts from March 5 to May 7 ... After walking seven batters over his first five starts, walked just five total over his final nine starts ... Allowed just one stolen base against him, while three were caught stealing.
Recovered from a slow start to the season to become a regular weekend starter ... Earned his first win in ACC play against Virginia Tech with 2.0 shutout innings out of the pen (March 8) ... Tossed 8.0 strong innings in a victory at Pitt (Apr. 11), allowing three runs ... Threw 5.0 frames of two-hit ball in a victory over Notre Dame (Apr. 25) ... Finished the season with a 2-4 record and 6.36 ERA ... Also tallied his first two career saves, the first with a perfect inning at App State (March 25) and the second with 3.0 scoreless innings against High Point (Apr. 28) ... Played summer ball with the Wilmington Sharks in the Coastal Plains League.
Started eight games his freshman season and made five more appearances out of the bullpen ... Made his collegiate debut at UNCG (Feb. 25) and pitched a scoreless inning ... Started his first game against VMI (March 5) and relinquished just one hit and no runs while striking out four in five innings ... Struck out a career-high six at Davidson (March 19) ... Went 7.0 innings at High Point (April 1) and against UNCG (April 8) ... Earned the win at North Carolina (April 13) ... Gave up two runs and struck out four in his final game of the season at UNC Asheville in five innings ... Played with the Amsterdam Mohawks in the summer.
Named to the 2012 Georgia Sunbelt Team (Top 20 in Georgia) ... Perfect Game National Participant and ranked in the Top 500 nationally ... Named First Team All-Region as a pitcher in 2012 with a 1.97 ERA ... Selected to the Georgia Dugout Club All-Tournament Team and also earned Player of the Week honors ... Named a Top 100 underclassmen in 2011 and 2012 in the state of Georgia ... 2011 Prospectwire Underclass All-American Games participant ... 2011 Perfect Game National Underclass Invitee ... 2010 Perfect Game National Champion WWBA 643 DP Cougars.