(Editor's note: Miles Community College media release)
MILES CITY -- Miles Community College head baseball coach Jeff Brabant has announced the signing of Bridger Johnson from Missoula for the 2020-21 season.
Johnson is a 6-foot, 170-pound outfielder from Missoula Sentinel High School. He is the son of Bob and Jodi Johnson.
Johnson is entering his senior season for the Missoula Mavericks American Legion Baseball team under longtime coach Brent Hathaway. Johnson had an exceptional junior season for the Mavs, hitting just south of .300 with a high on-base percentage in conjunction with a solid slugging percentage where he had 11 doubles and seen triples. The Mavs won the conference and took third at state last summer.
While at MCC, Johnson plans on working toward his degree in Wildlife Biology.
"I chose Miles because the baseball program is spectacular. They have had a lot of success in the past years. Also, I wanted to stay somewhat close to home, so Miles fits perfectly," Johnson said.
"Bridger comes to us from the Mavs program under Coach Hathaway. I have known 'Hath' for more than 25 years and he is a cornerstone in the Montana baseball fraternity. I know we are going to get a college-ready player in Bridger because of Coach Hathaway's mentorship," Brabant said. "I saw Bridger compete last year and saw how he approached the game and it was a no-brainer to start the recruiting process. Bridger showed great foot speed and power and his first step and range in the outfield will play in the alleys of Denton Field. We feel that Bridger will be able to compete for us right away. I look forward to watching Bridger mature in our program."