Sept. 29, 2009
by FSU Sports Information Student Assistant, Jon Lowell
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – With the first week of fall practice in the books, the Seminole baseball team continues to work in preparation for the Garnet and Gold game on October 22 and 23.
In week two, Seminoles.com student assistant Jon Lowell sat down with a pair of raising sophomores in Sherman Johnson and James Ramsey who had an outstanding summer in their respective summer leagues.
On Tuesday, September 29, Johnson shared his thoughts from the summer and how his experience in Virginia will help him in his second season at Florida State.
Q: Where did you play over the summer?
A: We played in a little town called Covington, Virginia. It was nice and quiet so I was mainly focused on Baseball.
Q: What team did you play for?
A: The Covington Lumberjacks
Q: Who was the coach?
A: James Conrad, he is the head coach at VMI.
Q: What position(s) did you play?
A: I played second most of the time, then moved to third when the third baseman needed rest.
Q: How did the team do?
A: We did well, we lost in the championships to Haymarket; they were a great team. We started off slow, but then we picked it up towards the end of the season.
Q: How did you spend your spare time while in Virginia?
A: I did a lot of lifting. We went tubing down a river which was fun. I also went to a Baltimore Orioles game. They played the Boston Red Sox so that was pretty cool.
Q: What do you think you gained from your experience in Virginia that will help you this season at FSU?
A: I gained a lot of experience. I played against a lot of older guys out there and they taught me a lot about their experiences.