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Professio”Nole” Athlete of the Week: Sherman Johnson

Despite the NFL preseason getting into full swing and the Major League Baseball regular season hitting the home stretch, the Professio”Nole” Athlete of the Week for the week of August 11th through the 17th comes on the minor league diamond.

This week’s top professional athlete from Florida State is former FSU third baseman Sherman Johnson. For the Advanced-Class A Inland Empire 66ers of the California League, Johnson was an ungodly 15-for-23 at the plate this week.

Johnson had multiple hits in each of the six games he played this week for the Los Angeles Angels’ affiliate which included home runs on Saturday and Sunday. In addition to Johnson’s ridiculous .652 batting average for the week and pair of long-balls, the infielder drove in eight runs and touched home plate 13 times. Johnson scored four runs in a 12-9 win over the Lake Elsinore Storm on Thursday in addition to having three 3-hits games during the week.

Mike Ferguson

About Mike Ferguson

Mike Ferguson is a Bloguin contributor, the editor of Noled Out and a lifetime Florida State sports enthusiast. Mike vividly remembers watching Warrick Dunn run down the sideline in Gainesville in 1993, the "Choke at Doak" in 1994 and Monte Cummings' driving layup to beat #1 Duke in 2002. Mike has worked as a sports reporter in both print and online. For isportsweb in 2013, Mike gave press coverage of Florida State football's run to the 2013 national championship. Mike has been featured on SI.com, FoxSports.com and Yahoo Sports while interviewing major sports stars such as 2013 National League MVP Andrew McCutchen. Mike graduated from Florida State University in 2009 with a major in Religion and a minor in Communications. Mike currently resides in Haines City, Florida with his wife Jennifer and daughters Trinity and Greenly. Mike is a full-time reporter at Polk County's newspaper, The Ledger, in Lakeland, Florida. Mike can be followed on Twitter @MikeWFerguson.

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