Sometimes it’s possible to describe these hitters with just one word. For example, the #11 hitter, Josh Madole, could be described as “patient.”
Our 10th best hitter, Strasburg’s Tyler Johnson, could be described with just one word, too: “power.”
Johnson cranked out extra base hits all season for the Express, putting up the following numbers:
In the league leaders section, Johnson finished eighth in OPS, seventh in slugging percentage, tied for tenth in walks, sixth in total bases (with 74), tied for eighth in RBIs, and tied for second in home runs. He was named 2nd Team All-Valley at designated hitter after the season.
He was the hitter of the day on July 14th against Charlottesville, when he went 3-4, with a run, double, home run, walk, and three RBIs. Another excellent game was on July 17th against Harrisonburg when he went 4-5, with two runs, a double, homer run, and three RBIs. He also hit two home runs and drove in three more runs on July 10 against Waynesboro.
Johnson is a rising sophomore at Eastern Oklahoma State junior college, and given the following stats for his freshman season, perhaps we shouldn’t have been surprised:
A total of 27 extra-base hits in 166 at-bats along with a 1.199 OPS will certainly grab some attention. Well done, Tyler!