Sophomore Joe Johnson, designated hitter for the Parkers Prairie baseball team, is the Olson Oil Company Athlete of the Week.
Johnson was 10-for-17 at the plate with a double, 3 home runs and 13 runs batted in as the Panthers won four games this past week.
In their 5-2 win over Pillager on Tuesday, Johnson had 3 hits in 4 at bats and drove in a run. On Thursday, when the Panthers beat Long Prairie, 12-5, Johnson went 3-for-5 with a double, 2 singles and 4 runs batted in. His big day was Friday when Parkers Prairie swept a double header from Bertha-Hewitt, winning 11-1 and 21-2. Johnson launched 3 home runs in game one, two 3-run shots, and a 2-run blast, knocking in 8 runs. In game two he had a single in 4 at bats and scored a run.