Sophomore third baseman becomes just the second Bear to earn nation’s top defensive honor from ABCA
Johnson becomes 37th All-American in school history after clubbing Division I-best 24 homers
Repeat first-team honoree Sam Perez leads distinguished list of MSU academic and athletic standouts
Senior outfielder becomes second Bear taken in 2016 draft
Johnson claims Willis Award, while Perez and Eierman cited for Dickensheet, Cook Honors
Missouri State baseball's Spencer Johnson addresses the media following the Bears' 13-8 win over Missouri at Hammons Field on Tuesday, April 28.
Spencer Johnson talks about strong performance at the plate in 5-2 win over Bradley
Spencer Johnson's Two-Run Double vs. Arkansas State
• Coors MSU Player of the Week (May 12, 2014; May 19, 2014; April 27, 2015; May 18, 2015)
• MVC Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll (2013)
2015: Johnson started all 61 games as a junior, hitting a career-best .310 with 17 multi-hit games…Was second on the club with six home runs, 44 runs batted-in and 18 doubles while leading the Bears with 50 runs scored…Ranked among the MVC’s top 10 statistical leaders in walks (46), doubles, RBIs, runs scored and on-base percentage (.447); finished 21st nationally in total walks with the third-highest single-season total in MSU history…Reached base safely in 16 straight games, April 10-May 5; logged hits in seven consecutive contests, April 21-May 2, batting .370 (10-for-27) with 11 RBIs…Batted .325 in MVC play and .643 (9-for-14) with the bases loaded…Went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and three RBIs in a 17-4 win over UALR (Feb. 21)…Turned the tide in a one-run game with a sixth-inning grand slam vs. Wright State (March 7), finishing 2-for-4 with two runs scored in the 14-4 decision…Posted three-straight multi-hit performances, March 14-17, going 8-for-13 (.615); snapped a 7-7 tie with a two-out, bases-loaded single in the top of the eighth inning to hand the Bears a 10-7 victory over Kansas State (March 15)…Notched his second consecutive three-hit effort March 17 vs. UALR, matching a career-high with three runs scored while driving in a pair as well…Scored eight runs over a four-game stretch, March 24-29, to help set off MSU’s eight-game win streak…Tied a Bears’ single-game record with three doubles in a 13-2 win at Evansville (April 10), driving in three runs and scoring two more…Hit .400 against the three other Division I schools from the state of Missouri, helping the Bears go 4-0 against SLU, Missouri and SEMO; logged a pair of two hit games against Mizzou, doubling and homering in MSU’s 9-8 win in Columbia (April 21), then going 2-for-4 with two RBIs a week later in a 13-8 home victory over the Tigers…Recorded RBIs in eight straight games, April 19-May 2; drove in the tying or go-ahead run on five separate occasions over a four-game stretch while slugging .933, April 21-26…Recorded the first four-hit game of his MSU career May 15 vs. Bradley to help the Bears clinch the outright MVC regular-season title; also drove in three runs to begin a stretch of five straight games with at least one RBI…Logged a hit in each of the Bears’ first five postseason games against Canisius, Iowa and Arkansas; finished the year with hits in 19 of MSU’s final 25 games and RBIs in 15 of those contests.
2014: Established himself as a consistent offensive force over the second-half of his sophomore season, finishing the year with a .265 batting mark, two home runs and 25 RBIs…Hit .308 (16-for-52) in the Bears’ last 15 games of the season, including nine RBIs and a .389 hitting clip over a nine-game stretch (May 4-17) that earned the Springfield native back-to-back Coors MSU Player of the Week honors (May12 and May 19)…Recorded a hit in each of MSU’s first two games of the season at UCA (Feb.14-15) to extend his career-best hit streak to 12 games…Registered multi-hit games in five of the Bears’ first 11 contests of the year…Posted back-to-back two-hit games vs. Northern Illinois (Feb. 21-22) at the Lobo Invite, going 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs in an 11-0 win in the second contest…Also had a pair of hits and two runs batted-in in the Bears 12-0 win over Abilene Christian (Feb. 28), then went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in a 12-2 win over ACU a week later...Went 2-for-3 with a walk at No. 24 Oklahoma State (March 25), before tallying the first of his three three-hit performances April 15 vs. Missouri; came within a home run of becoming just the eighth Bear to hit for the cycle against the Tigers, driving in two runs and scoring another in the 9-0 victory…Doubled twice and drove in a run in a 4-3 loss at UT Martin (April 25)…Had three hits and three RBIs in MSU’s 10-5 win at Dallas Baptist (May 4), before homering and totaling three more safeties in the Bears’ second win over Kansas in as many weeks May 7…Posted back-to-back 2-for-4 efforts to help MSU claim an MVC series win from league champ Evansville (May 16-17), driving in two runs in an 8-1 win in game two of the series before finishing with three RBIs in the rubber match, a 9-8 victory…Named to the MVC Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll for the second straight year.
2013: Established himself as a regular in the Bears' lineup as a freshman, batting .295 in 42 games, 34 of which were starting assignments...Made 13 starts in right field, with MSU winning 11 of those contests, and another 21 at first base...Posted a 10-game hit streak (May 8-23) to close the season, batting .385 (15-for-39)...Recorded a hit in 17 of MSU's last 18 contests overall with eight of his nine multi-hit games on the year falling during that stretch...Also reached base safely in 12 straight contests to begin his collegiate career, Feb. 16-March 16...Went 7-for-7 in stolen base attempts, finishing second on the squad in steals...Led the team with a .333 road batting average and hit .351 (13-for-37) vs. left-handed pitching...Reached base a team-best 53.6 percent of the time as a leadoff man and hit .600 (3-for-5) with the bases loaded...Registered his first collegiate hit in his MSU debut against Sam Houston State, going 1-for-2 with a walk in a 3-2 victory...Notched his first runs batted-in as a Bear in an 8-1 win over Alcorn State (Feb. 22)...Went 2-for-4 with a key two-run double in the Bears' March 13 game at Arkansas State, then drove in a season-high four runs with a 2-for-3 effort in a 5-2 win over Bradley (April 19)...Logged two hits and scored a career-high two runs to begin a stretch of four-straight multi-hit games April 26 at Evansville...Went 2-for-3 and homered for the first time as a Bear April 30 at No. 16 Arkansas...Enjoyed a monster series against Wright State, hitting .700 (7-for-10) with three RBIs, May 10-12, including a season-best three-hit effort in the finale...Had a pair of hits and scored a run in the Bears' 3-2 win at Creighton (May 17)...Earned a spot on the MVC Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll...Played in 23 games for Glens Falls of the Perfect Game Collegiate League over the summer, hitting .238 with a homer and nine runs batted-in for the Golden Eagles.