Mark Johnson

#1 Mark Johnson

POS. OF
B/T L/R
HT. 5-8
WT. 170
YR. Fr.
HOMETOWN Evanston, Ill.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL) Evanston Township

2014: Played in 34 games in his junior season with the Brown and Gold, recording 19 runs scored, 14 runs batted in, 14 walks, and six stolen bases...earned Horizon League Batter of the Week honors on April 14th following a 9-for-14 week versus Northwestern and Youngstown State...clubbed a pair of homers against the Penguins in an April 12th doubleheader, a day in which he went 6-for-8 with four runs scored, four RBIs, and finished a single shy of the cycle in the first game of the twinbill...ripped a double, drove in three, and scored twice versus Kalamazoo (Apr. 21)...corked an run-scoring double versus Oakland on May 4th...went 3-for-7 with three runs scored, a run batted in, two walks, and a stolen base in a doubleheader at Youngstown State (May 16)...laced a double, scored, and stole a base as part of a 2-for-3 afternoon versus Oakland in the Horizon League Tournament (May 22)...closed out the season with a double against Wright State (May 23).  

2013: Appeared in 40 games for the Crusaders as a sophomore...smacked a triple and had an RBI in a two-hit game versus Belmont (Feb. 17)...had a pair of 2-for-3 days at the plate versus Bucknell (Mar. 14) and Miami (Ohio) (Mar. 16) including a stolen base in each on the final leg of the spring trip through Florida...scored two runs, recorded an RBI double and stole a base versus UIC on May 23rd...ripped a double and laid down a sac bunt as part of a 1-for-2 day in the Horizon League Conference Tournament-clinching win over Wright State on May 26th...finished season with a .308 on-base percentage.

2012: Played in 19 games as a freshman making eight starts...went 2-for-4 in his Crusader debut in Fayetteville, Arkansas versus the 4th-ranked Razorbacks on Feb. 25th...knocked in his first career RBI the following day in a 10-9 extra-inning win at Baum Stadium, securing Valpo's first ever win over an SEC school...stayed in pinch-hitter role for better part of season until pushed into starting lineup during the Horizon League Conference Tournament...collected six RBI in a 4-for-9 weekend that earned him Most Valuable Player award for the tourney...caught the 27th out in HL championship game in 14-5 win over UIC that sent Crusaders to its first NCAA tournament in 44 years...finished season with .313 average.

Prep: A three-year letterwinner for the Wildkits ... received team’s Program Impact Award as a junior ... earned team Silver Slugger Award as a freshman ... also lettered in football and basketball.

Personal: Mark is the son of Karen Osher ... major is kinesiology with a minor in biology ... favorite movie is 42 ... favorite baseball team is the Chicago White Sox ... favorite baseball player is Carlos Gomez ... born April 8, 1993 ... hobbies outside of baseball include basketball and personal training.