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York graduate Johnson debuts as Army starting catcher

Andrew Johnson, a York graduate, helped Army win the Patriot League Tournament for the second year in a row this spring.
Andrew Johnson, a York graduate, helped Army win the Patriot League Tournament for the second year in a row this spring.

Army’s Andrew Johnson (York) got his first taste of a starting role as the Black Knights’ primary catcher this spring. Johnson hit .263 with 14 RBIs and 12 runs scored in 99 at-bats as a senior. Army won the Patriot League Tournament for the second year in a row to earn a bid to the Charlottesville Regional.

ERA leader

Columbia freshman pitcher Tessa Kroll (York) logged 28 innings for the Lions and posted the lowest ERA of the team’s five pitchers. Kroll had a 2.25 ERA in 10 appearances and three starts. She picked up one win and struck out 15 batters.

Career-best season

Amanda Johnson (York) earned a career-high 60 at-bats for Augustana in her final season with the Vikings. The outfielder hit .233 with her first two collegiate home runs, 13 RBIs and five runs scored. In three years with Augustana, Johnson had 21 hits in 95 at-bats.

Ray-gun for a bat

Ray Yong, a junior outfielder, hit .328 in 34 starts for Carleton College. Yong had 11 doubles, second on the team, and 29 RBIs, tied for second on the team. Despite Yong’s big offensive numbers the Division III school in Minnesota was 16-20 this season.

Brave Duke

Steve Adkins (York) logged 10-1/3 innings for Bradley this spring. The sophomore right-handed pitcher was in his second season back after missing almost all of 2011 with an injury and taking a redshirt year. Adkins had a 5.23 ERA with 10 strikeouts in two starts, his first career starts.

Sophomore success

Kyle Leone (York), a sophomore at Elgin C.C., racked up 67 at-bats for the Spartans this spring. Leone hit .254 with 13 RBIs and 12 runs scored to help Elgin to a 28-20 record.

Bullpen arm

Matt McMahon (IC Catholic, Elmhurst) made 16 appearances with one start for Emory. The junior pitcher posted a 4.94 ERA with 15 strikeouts and 20 walks in 27-1/3 innings. McMahon has made 47 appearances, 42 out of the bullpen, for Emory in his three years at the Georgia school.

Scholar golfer

North Central College women’s golfer Mary Kate Rohn (York) was selected to the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American Scholar Team for the 2012-13 season. A sport management major, Rohn makes the WGCA’s list for the third straight season, making her the second player in the North Central program’s history to be so honored.

She turned in a team-best scoring average of 81.9 and placed fifth at the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin Championships to earn All-Conference honors.

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