Navy baseball fortunes improving

Navy baseball is having a solid season in the Patriot League. The Mids took 3-of-4 in a weekend series against Lafayette. On the recruiting front, versatile player Adam Johnson from Tennessee signed with the Mids.

Adam Johnson, from Brentwood, Tenn., was among the top 500 prospects in the nation and was ranked 23rd in the state of Tennessee by Perfect Game which is the nation's leading baseball scouting service.

Johnson can play in the infield, outfield and is also a right-handed pitcher with an 88 mile per hour fastball. He was rated a 9 out of 10 points by Perfect Game and chose Navy over offers from Duke and Samford.

Johnson was also named to Rawlings Preseason All Americans and All Regions list (honorable mention) for 2013.

Johnson is one of 13 prospects who have committed to Navy, according to the scouting service.

For Navy baseball in the present, the season looks promising. The Mids are 23-20 (9-7 Patriot) and just three games behind league leading Holy Cross. With a strong finish in this weekend's series with Lehigh the Mids should earn a spot in the Patriot League Tournament.

Navy baseball of the future also looks promising. Adam Johnson and his future teammates give more hope to a program that is already developing a winning tradition.

2013 NAVY COMMITS (SOURCE: PERFECTGAME.ORG)

Name, Position, HT, WT Hometown

Adam Johnson RHP 6-0, 175 Brentwood, TN
Sean Kamhoot OF 6-2, 188 Gainesvill, FL
Travis Blue MIF 5-11, 150 Orange, CA
Patrick Brady OF 5-8, 160 Charlotte, NC
Jett Meenach OF 6-2, 208 Flower Mound, TX
Isaac Taylor RHP 6-1, 160 West Chester, PA
Jake Davis LHP 5-10, 170 Cypress, TX
Brian Wikoff LHP 6-3, 200 Shrewbury, NJ
Colby Sciarilla C 6-1, 170 Vidor, TX
Colin Brady RHP 6-4, 175 Seneca, SC
Caleb Gardener RHP 6-5, 190 Lincoln, RI
Gerard Russomagno OF 5-10, 185 Whitehouse Station, NJ
Nick Paglialonga C 6-0, 190 Lake Forest, CA


Adam Johnson signs with the United States Naval Academy.

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