The Golden Eagles are coming off a 41-20 season and its 13th trip to the NCAA Regionals.
Southern Miss (40-18) earned a NCAA Regional spot for the first time in five years.
The Golden Eagles entertain Louisiana Tech this weekend.
NCAA Regional USM vs Fla State
Championship Game vs Rice
Baseball vs La Tech - Saturday
Baseball vs Rice - Saturday
Baseball vs UTSA - Thursday
Appeared in 12 games, all in relief, going 4-0 with 2.93 ERA…Earned wins out of the bullpen against South Alabama (4/29), Charlotte (5/9), Middle Tennessee (5/15) and Old Dominion (5/21)…Allowed 10 runs (nine earned) on 19 hits in 27 2/3 innings, while striking out 30 and walking 12…Six of those runs (5 earned) and six hits came in a 13-11 victory at MTSU…Posted eight scoreless appearances, including a perfect 2 1/3 innings with four strikeouts in an extra inning, 2-0 victory over ODU in C-USA Tournament elimination game.
Appeared in 13 games and posted a 0-2 record with a 7.90 ERA...Struck out 14 and walked nine in 13 2/3 innings of work...Whiffed two and allowed a single hit in a scoreless performance against UTSA (3/23) over 2 1/3 innings, in his longest outing of the season...Struck out two and gave up a hit and an unearned run in two innings of work at Marshall (3/15) in the back end of a doubleheader...Added a two-inning scoreless performance at Charlotte (5/16) in the first game of a twinbill...Had two or more strikeouts in five outings during the year, including a season-best three against Rice (4/27)...Named to the President's List for having a 4.0 GPA in both the Spring and Fall semesters...Earned the C-USA Honor Roll and Academic Medal.
Appeared in 10 games, all in relief ... Went 2-1 with a 1.96 earned run average and one save ... Fanned 16 and walked eight ... Did not allow an earned run over his first four outings, spanning 10 1/3 innings ... Threw a season-high four innings against New Orleans (4/9) and allowed two hits and fanned a season-best four ... Got his first collegiate victory in that UNO contest and added a win against Memphis (4/19) with a stint of 1 1/3 frames ... Earned lone save in opening game of the C-USA Tournament versus Tulane in which he threw two innings of shutout baseball which included two hits, a walk and two strikeouts ... Suffered the loss in the C-USA Championship game against Rice (5/26) despite throwing a solid 3 1/3 frames against the Owls, which included getting a double play with the bases loaded when he entered the game in the eighth ... Named to the President's List for the 2013 Fall semester and the Dean's List during the 2013 Spring semester.
Redshirted ... Played last summer for the Riverhead Tomcats of the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League in which he made the ACBL All-Star game ... Led the team with four saves to go along with a 1-3 record and a 1.67 earned run average ... Fanned 31 batters in 27 innings of work for the Tomcats ... Excelled in the classroom, earning President's List honors and Dean's List accolades once each during the year ... Collected Athletic Director Honor Roll accolades for the 2012 Fall semester ... Earned the C-USA Academic Medal and was also a member of the league's Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Played at Ridgeland High School where he was picked to the 2011 Clarion-Ledger Dandy Dozen ... Named MVP of the state's Class 5A ... Led Ridgeland to the 2011 MHSAA Class 5A State Championship ... Threw a 3-hitter and struck out nine versus Long Beach as Titans won first state title ... Was 9-3 with 129 Ks in 86 2/3 innings (2.42 ERA) ... Helped lead the Titans to a class 5A North State championship with an 11-1 record and a 1.63 ERA as a junior ... In 66 innings of work he struck out 71 batters and walked only 16 ... Held opponents to a .180 batting average ... Fired seven complete games ... Batted .430 with five doubles, a pair of home runs, and 28 RBI at shortstop ... A two-time All-Metro pick.
Son of Bob Johnson and Karen Johnson ... Majoring in Management ... Born on January 14, 1993.
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