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Josh Johnson


# 19
Height: 5'11
Position: Utility
B/T: R/R
Hometown: Brooklyn, WI
School: University of Wisconsin-Stout/Florida State

Three-time Team USA member
Has an overall 9-2 record as a starting pitcher
Attended the University of Wisconsin-Stout
Set two school records in track, earned All-Conference honors in baseball


2014 National Team Member
Played in the Pan American Games Qualifier
- Hit .158 (1-for-19) with one RBI and one run scored
- Threw 11.1 innings with 10 strikeouts and a 1.24 ERA

2013 National Team Member
Played in the ISF Men's World Championship
- Hit .233 (7-for-30) with two HR, 10 RBI and nine runs scored
- Went 6-1 in the circle with a 2.55 ERA and 39 strikeouts in 35.2 innings pitched

Parents: Mark and Sandy Johnson
Siblings: Jared Johnson
Fiance: Jennifer Vachon
Dream job: NCAA Division I Head Softball Coach
Favorite sport besides softball: Baseball
What it means to represent the United States: I feel like representing my country is the ultimate prize for the hard work and years of dedication to the sport. It's the pinnacle of our sport and I am never more proud than when I put on the USA jersey.
Who are your role models in the game: I've learned a lot from a lot of people. My dad being one but a lot of guys from his old team, The Tarkenton Brothers back in Brooklyn, WI helped me learn the game. As I got older, guys like Jon Zipperer, Stacy McLean and Craig Watermolen were big influences, and now I follow the very cerebral teachings and almost zen-like path of Jason Porto.
How did you get started in softball: My dad was a pitcher so I grew up at the ballpark. When I was 17, he asked my brother and I to play a little league ball. I have been chasing every game I can play ever since.


Three people I'd love to have dinner with: Bobby Knight, Mark Wahlberg, Jason Statham
Three things I hate doing: Dishes, filling out surveys, dishes
Three things I love doing: Getting new gear from Team USA, Working out, Beaching
Three favorite movies: Beat Street, V for Vendetta, Wolf of Wall Street
Three favorite TV Shows: Sports Center, Modern Marvels, The Daily Show
Three favorite foods: Bacon, Carne Asada, Quesadillas

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