- Mini Penny
Matt Johnson, Carl Albert State College Viking second baseman, has been named to the second team NJCAA All-American Team.
CASC Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator Ryan Bowen said Johnson helped lead the Vikings to their highest season win total since 2001, with a final record of 37-21.
Johnson led the Vikings' offense in batting average at .417, scored 48 runs, walked 30 times, and had 70 hits â€” with 17 of those doubles and 13 home runs. He finished the season with 51 runs batted in.
Johnson was also named to the First Team All-Region II Team, and was the recipient of the All-Region II Gold Glove Award. Johnson, who is from Asher, graduated from Carl Albert State College with a HPER degree and has signed a letter of intent to play baseball as he furthers his education at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond.
â€śMatt is one of the better hitters I've had in my tenure here as head coach,â€ť CASC Coach Mark Pollard said. â€śHe was a force with the bat all season, and it is great to see him get the opportunity to further his education and baseball career at UCO. We wish him continued success.â€ť
â€śMatt did a great job for us, and his success as a player helped our entire team be successful,â€ť Bowen said. â€śWe appreciate what he did to help us have a strong season, and we certainly wish him the best.â€ť