MSU will meet host Dayton Friday at Noon to open three-game stretch in Ohio
MSU drops rain-shortened game after a pair of late home runs boost UCA
MSU scores 10 unanswered runs to earn win, as Blake Graham and Matt Hall enjoy big days in Natchitoches
MSU will meet UCA for weekend series at Brown-Stroud Field in Natchitoches
No. 16 OSU uses three-run rallies in 6th and 7th innings to clinch victory over MSU
Spencer Johnson talks about strong performance at the plate in 5-2 win over Bradley
Spencer Johnson's Two-Run Double vs. Arkansas State
2014: Johnson asserted 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.