Mark Johnson

#1 Mark Johnson

POS. OF
B/T L/R
HT. 5-9
WT. 175
YR. Sr.
HOMETOWN Evanston, Ill.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL) Evanston Township

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 exercise science ... born April 8, 1993.