Dallas Baptist righthander Ryan Johnson (Aaron Fitt)


Masterful Johnson Leads Surging DBU Past Charlotte

At The Ballpark

CHARLOTTE — Dallas Baptist ace Ryan Johnson knows he can expect to hear from his older brother MD Johnson — a former DBU pitcher himself — after his performance Friday night at Charlotte.

“Oh, there’s smack talk,” said Ryan, a sophomore righthander. “After the game, definitely going to be hearing about that home run in the first. I’m gonna hear about it.”

Tough crowd.

After allowing a single to lead off the game and then a long two-run homer two batters later against Cam Fisher, all Johnson did was retire the next 20 Charlotte hitters in a row to end[…]