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Joe Johnson (Parkers Prairie Baseball)

By Craig Olson, 05/08/23, 4:30PM CDT


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.