Dynamic Duo of Johnson and Jacobson help SDSU lock down second place in Summit League

For their long range attacks against North Dakota State University over the weekend, SDSU baseball players Matt Johnson and Paul Jacobson have earned the honor of being this week’s Athlete of the Week. 

As the team earned a three-game sweep over the Bison, Jacobson and Johnson provided the biggest bats in the lineup, hitting three home runs combined in their 11-4 series opening win. With those two home runs, Jacobson drove in five runs while Johnson hit a bomb of his own while driving in three runs. 

In the second game, the Jacks put up a season-high 14 runs while Jacobson went yard again, driving in two more runs for his third long ball of the series. Meanwhile, Johnson hit two home runs and drove in six runners. 

Combined, Johnson and Jacobson provided 13 hits, six home runs and 16 RBIs. Those 16 runs scored off of J&J Hitting Co. were more than the Bison totaled all series (12). 

Their efforts this past weekend have helped SDSU move into second place in the Summit League baseball standings with 17 conference games left to play.