Sehome alum Johnson earns All-Region honors

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDMay 17, 2014 

Wellesley College senior pitcher Lindsay Johnson (Sehome) was one of four Blue players to earn All-Region honors from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association on Tuesday, May 13.

Johnson went 20-8 for the Blue this spring and had a 2.34 ERA with 126 strikeouts in 179.1 innings of work.

She also was selected the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference Tournament Most Outstanding Player and was selected to the NCAA Regional All-Tournament team.

She finishes her career at Wellesley with school records for most appearances (82), games started (57), saves (five) and is second in wins (40), shutouts (10) and innings pitched (426.1).

Johnson's 20 wins in 2014 also was a school single-season record, as were here 179.1 innings pitched, and she recorded her 300th strikeout.

In addition to winning the NEWAC tournament and regular-season titles, the Blue were runners-up at the NCAA Regional and finished with a 29-10 record. Johnson threw back-to-back shutouts in the regional tournament, allowing nine hits combined to Western Connecticut State and Saint Joseph's (Maine), before the team lost 3-1 to Bridgewater State in the title game.

MOUNT BAKER ALUM HEADING TO NAIA NATIONALS

Corban University runner Brett Johnson (Mount Baker) has qualified to compete in the NAIA National Track and Field Championships in the 4x100 and 4x400 relays May 22-24 at Gulf Shores, Ala.

Johnson, who played football and baseball while a Mountaineer, walked on to the track team during his junior year and earned a scholarship, according to an email from his father, Dane Johnson. Brett is currently in his third year competing for the Warriors while working on his Masters degree in elementary education.

Johnson, who already holds four school records, placed eighth in the 100 meters in 11.17 seconds and fifth in the 200 in 22.31 seconds at the Cascade Collegiate Conference Track and Field Championship on May 10 in Nampa, Idaho, helping the Corban men to a fifth-place showing.

GELALICH HITS GRAND SLAM

Dayton's Jeff Gelalich (Bellingham Bells) blasted a two-out grand slam in the bottom of the seventh inning on Monday, May 12, to help lift the Dragons to a 6-3 victory over South Bent in Midwest League action.

Gelalich, an outfielder in the Cincinnati Reds minor league system, is hitting .210 (30 for 143) with two home runs, 19 RBI, six doubles, three triples and 24 runs scored through 37 games entering Saturday, May 17.

Let us know about the success of a former Whatcom County athlete by emailing david.rasbach@bellinghamherald.com or calling 360-715-2286.

Reach DAVID RASBACH at david.rasbach@bellinghamherald.com or call 715-2271.

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