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Spencer Johnson talks about strong performance at the plate in 5-2 win over Bradley
Spencer Johnson's Two-Run Double vs. Arkansas State
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.