Spencer Johnson
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Spencer Johnson

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Springfield, Mo.

High School:
Parkview HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 205

Position:
Infielder/Outfielder

B/T:
R/R

09/30/2014

Maroon Seizes Control of Fall Series With Late Rally, 12-7 Victory

Maroon team scores six times in 8th to overcome deficit, take 3-1 series lead

09/26/2014

Maroon Team Takes Fall Series Lead With 4-3 Victory

Jefferson sparks Maroons to Game 3 Win, 2-1 Series Lead

05/23/2014

Dallas Baptist Ends Bears' MVC Tourney Run With Early Offensive Outburst

MSU Comes up One Victory Short of Valley Title Game After Falling to Patriots for a Seventh Time, 9-4

05/17/2014

Bears Rally to Claim Series From Evansville With 9-8 Victory

MSU Comes Through With Late Offensive Surge to Erase Three-Run Deficit

05/16/2014

Bears Even Series With 8-1 Win Over Evansville

MSU's 14-Hit Attack, Strong Pitching Stops Four-Game Slide Against MVC Champs

04/20/2013

Spencer Johnson talks about strong performance at the plate in 5-2 win over Bradley

Spencer Johnson talks about strong performance at the plate in 5-2 win over Bradley

03/13/2013

Spencer Johnson's Two-Run Double vs. Arkansas State

Spencer Johnson's Two-Run Double vs. Arkansas State

Honors
• MVC Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll (2013)

2013: Johnson 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.

Background: Made the short trek to the Missouri State campus from Springfield Parkview High School after a dominant prep career that saw the first baseman/outfielder earn all-state recognition in each of his final three seasons...Hit .443 with nine home runs, 36 runs batted-in, 14 steals and 34 runs scored as a senior to notch his third straight Springfield News-Leader All-Ozarks selection...Also earned Ozark Conference Player of the Year honors...Batted .438, homered 13 times, swiped 12 bases and drove in 43 runs as a junior after a breakthrough sophomore campaign in which he clubbed a school-record 14 home runs and hit .563 with 46 RBIs.

Personal: Spencer Lee Johnson is the son of Ted and Tera Johnson...Born November 1, 1993, in Springfield, Mo...Majoring in general business.

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