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#9 Matt Johnson
Position: Infielder
Bats: L
Throws: R
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 195
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Ankeny, Iowa
High School: Ankeny H.S.
Major: Consumer Affairs
Experience: 1 Letter
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Matt has enjoyed two solid seasons to open his Jackrabbit baseball career ... recognized academically in both 2014 and 2015 as member of the Summit League Honor Roll

2015
Earned team's Big Stick Award after leading team with five home runs and sharing team lead with 13 doubles ... ranked second on team with 35 runs batted in ... posted 14 multi-hit games, starting with 3-for-4 effort against Northern Illinois (2/15) ... went 3-for-5 with a run batted in versus Southern to open doubleheader (3/7) ... hit first home run of the season, a three-run shot, in second game of doubleheader versus Dakota Wesleyan (4/1) ... homered in each of final two games of home series against North Daktoa State (4/11-12) ... was 3-for-5 with double, home run and career-high five RBI in win over Omaha (4/19) ... named Summit League Player of the Week after batting .667 (8-for-12) with five RBI and three runs scored in weekend series at North Dakota State (5/8-10) ... opened series by going 4-for-5 with double, home run and three RBI ... closed regular season with 3-for-3 day at the plate against Fort Wayne (5/15)

2014
Honored as team and Summit League Freshman of the Year ... tied for third on team with 23 runs batted in and ranked fourth on team with nine doubles as the team’s primary designated hitter ... drove in pair of runs in win at Jackson State (Miss.) (2/15) ... went 4-for-4 with double, four RBI and two runs scored against Mount Marty (4/8), followed by 2-for-4, three-RBI performance against Minnesota (4/9) ... finished season with six multi-hit and six multi-RBI games ... was 2-for-3 and drove in two runs at Fort Wayne (4/18) ... hit lone home run of season in series opener at Iowa (4/25) ...  put together 10-game hitting streak late in season, including two-hit outing against Omaha (5/2) and two-double performance versus Western Illinois (5/10)

BEFORE SDSU
Was one of the top power hitters in the state of Iowa, hitting a combined 22 home runs over three seasons at Ankeny High School ... also compiled an 18-2 record on the mound from 2011-13 ... earned first-team all-state honors for state championship team in 2012, when he hit .438 with 13 home runs, 14 doubles and 51 runs batted in, along with an .867 slugging percentage ... also in 2012, was 7-1 on the mound with a 1.52 ERA ... again earned first-team all-state honors as a senior in 2013, when he batted .356 with six home runs, 14 doubles and team-high 43 RBI ... went undefeated on the mound, posting a 6-0 record with 1.83 ERA in helping lead Ankeny to state quarterfinals