Spencer Johnson
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Spencer  Johnson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Springfield, Mo.

High School:
Parkview HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 225

Position:
Outfielder

05/25/2016

Bears Open MVC Championship Play With 12-4 Victory

Balanced MSU attack scores 11 two-out runs to take down host Indiana State

05/24/2016

Bears Begin MVC Tournament Title Defense Wednesday in Terre Haute

MSU will take on host Indiana State at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday

05/24/2016

Burger Headlines List of Seven Bears Named to All-MVC Teams

Sophomore third baseman named MVC Defensive Player of the Year, First-Team All-MVC for second-straight year

05/20/2016

Bears Streak Past Redbirds With Big Offensive Night

MSU scores big to claim series, fourth-straight win with 17-5 victory over Illinois State

05/19/2016

Bears' Big Sixth Inning Keys 9-2 Win Over Redbirds

MSU wins third-straight game with six-run rally, clutch pitching effort that strands 19 ISU baserunners

04/29/2015

Spencer Johnson Postgame Interview (Missouri)

Missouri State baseball's Spencer Johnson addresses the media following the Bears' 13-8 win over Missouri at Hammons Field on Tuesday, April 28.

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
• 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.

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 physics.

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