FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (arkansasrazorbacks.com) – Arkansas softball’s Reagan Johnson has been named SEC Freshman of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday afternoon.
The Karnes City, Texas, product was instrumental in Arkansas’ 4-1 week, highlighted by the Hogs’ 11th consecutive SEC road series win. Following an 8-1 midweek win vs. Texas A&M-Commerce Tuesday, Arkansas cruised to a road series victory at No. 20 Kentucky over the weekend. The Razorbacks then topped Western Kentucky, 7-0, Monday night in Bowling Green, Ky.
Across five games, Johnson paced the Hogs with a .550 batting average and on-base percentage with a team-high 11 hits and three stolen bases. Johnson also played flawless defense in center with seven putouts and a 1.000 fielding percentage. Johnson robbed two home runs – one vs. Texas A&M-Commerce and one in game two vs. Kentucky.
Recording four multi-hit games over the week, Johnson increased her season total to 20.
Helping Arkansas capture a doubleheader sweep for a series win vs. Kentucky Saturday, Johnson went 7-for-9 with three runs scored and two RBI. Johnson recorded a base hit in six straight plate appearances before lining out to short in game two.
With two hits Monday night vs. Western Kentucky, Johnson ties for the 10th most single-season hits in program history with 65. Johnson also leads the SEC in hits this season. In 48 games, the rookie is slashing .382/.447/.421 with 65 hits, 40 runs scored, 18 RBI, 17 stolen bases and four triples.
Johnson and the Razorbacks return to Bogle Park for a three-game series with No. 4 Tennessee on April 29-May 1. Saturday’s first pitch is set for 4 p.m. CT on ESPNU.