Back to full-time hitting, Johnson finds his groove at IWU

Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | Apr 5, 2019

After spending the first half of the season as a pitcher, Anchorage's Parker Johnson is back to being a full-time hitter for Indiana Wesleyan University.

 

At first, the sophomore played second base and batted near the bottom of the order.

 

But that didn’t last.

 

Parker was moved back to shortstop and his accustomed leadoff spot in a move has paid immediate dividends for the NAIA squad.

 

The former South Legion Post 4 utility player is hitting .333 (11-for-33) with 7 RBIs and 4 doubles in nine games since rejoining the offense as an everyday player.

 

He hasn’t pitched since March 19.

 

Johnson batted .270 in 47 games last season and is a .283 career hitter in 64 games.