GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida pitcher and designated hitter Brian Johnson should be back in time for this weekend's super regional matchup against Mississippi State.
Coach Kevin O'Sullivan says Johnson has gone through several practices and a bullpen session without any sign of the concussion that kept him out of last weekend's NCAA Gainesville Regional.
Johnson was injured on May 28th when catcher Mike Zunino hit him in the back of the head while trying to throw out a runner at second base in a game against Georgia. Johnson has been a regular weekend starter and is 8-3 with a 3.66 ERA. He's hitting .312 with five home runs and 27 RBI as a designated hitter and first baseman.
O'Sullivan says first baseman/closer Austin Maddox is day-to-day with a sprained left foot.