By Coleman Swierc - email
EAST TEXAS (KLTV) - Each Sunday on the East Texas News at 10, we will showcase a student athlete from the East Texas area that is excelling at the next level, wether pro or college.
Today, that athlete is Matt Johnson.
Johnson is a graduate of Grand Saline High School as well as Tyler Junior College.
Currently, Johnson leads the Arkansas Tech baseball team in hits (74) and has started ever game this season (45).
This year alone, Johnson has set the single season record for triples (6) and has 31 stolen bases, which is just two away from the schools single season record.
Johnson also leads the team in runs scored with 63.
Currently, Johnson and the Wonder Boys are 33-14 and are ranked just outside the NCAA Division II Top 25.