Illinois – Trent Johnson

 8th Annual POWER SHOWCASE HOME RUN DERBY 

ILLINOIS REPRESENTATIVE

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POWER SHOWCASE RESULTS

METAL BAT

3 HRs

Longest Distance: 446′

 IL TRENT JOHNSON
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TRENT JOHNSON

1B / RHP

6’4 / 235

DOB: 3/11/1997

Playing In:

UNDERCLASSMEN

ALL-WORLD CLASSIC – USA

 

Trent is a high-ceiling ballplayer with a tremendous work ethic and great leadership abilities. He has shown the ability to work in the high 80’ and low 90’s as a sophomore and has tremendous pop in his bat. Trent has a power arm but a fluid delivery with command of 3 pitches. He has been projected as a 2-way college player and shows an enthusiasm and competitive drive that are clearly evident. He is a great teammate, is a born leader, and has a very bright future in the game of baseball. – Metamora H.S. Coach Eric Stone
“Trent is a big, physical kid. He has a power arm that touched 91 this past spring as well as a potential, middle of the order bat. The thing that impresses me about Trent is how big he is, yet how easy his arm works. He will be in our rotation to start the season as well as playing 1st and DH. Trent has leadership qualities and a great work ethic. He’s one of those special players that you can see going a long way in the game.” – Coach Justin Stone (Elite Baseball summer coach)
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Showcase State: IL

Primary Position: 1B

Secondary Position: RHP

Bat: Right

Throw: Right

Arm Velocity (MPH): 91

Batting Average (Summer): .462

HRs Spring: 10

Run (60): 7.83

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CLASS OF 2015

Metamora Township H.S.

Metamora  IL

GPA: 3.5

College Commitment: University of Arizona

H.S. Coach: Eric Stone

309-264-4739

estone@mths.us

 

S.L. Coach: Justin Stone

ELITE BASEBALL

773-682-5549

elitebaseballtraining@gmail.com

CONTACT INFO

Tony & Christine Johnson

308 East Eller Drive

East Peoria IL 61611

Tony: 309-648-1794

johnstm@cat.com

Christine: 309-453-5970

tcmtj4@live.com

 

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS/HONORS

  • 2013 PG Pre-Season Underclass All-American Team
  • 2013 1st Team All-Conference
  • 2013 1st Team All-Area
  • 2013 1st Team All-State
  • 2013 1st Team Prep Baseball Report All State
  • 2013 McDonald’s Underclass All Area Baseball Classic
  • Peoria Journal Star Player of the Year (First Sophomore to ever receive the award)
  • Team USA Stars 16U for USA Baseball NTIS
  • Selected for PG Underclass All-American Game
  • Named Tourney MVP at 16U USA Premier Baseball Firecracker Classic

 

 

TEAM AWARDS/HONORS

2013 H.S. Season:

  • School Record 33 wins – 5 losses
  • Mid IL All-Conference Champions
  • IHSA Class 3A Regional and Sectional Championships
  • IhSA Class 3A Super Sectional appearance

 

2013 ELITE BASEBALL (SUMMER)

  • 16U USA Premier Baseball Firecracker Classic Chamions
  • Semi Finalist in PG 16U WWBA championship

 

 

 IL TRENT JOHNSON WITH BRADY WEAVER Trent has partnered with Brady Weaver for Home Runs that Help 
IL TRENT JOHNSON Trent won the Home Runs that Help Humanitarian Award

 

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  • Trent has learned so much about community involvement in the last two months; sparked by the Power Showcase Involvement and the devastating tornados that hit our community on Sun Nov 17th
  • He helped build a website site to promote the event – www.trentjohnsonbaseball.com
  • Built a Facebook page and is actively posting to it;  Nearly 200 likes/followers on “Trent Johnson Home Runs That Help” Facebook page
  • Quickly approaching the $5,000 goal for the Children’s Hospital
  • Has been doing local TV and radio interviews with his partner (see attached pic of recent TV interview)
  • Donations are tough to come by as we live just a 3 miles from the area hit by the Washington, Illinois tornado; a lot of people doing fundraising for that, including our family
  • Trent helped for several days with the tornado recovery in Washington; missed school two days to do this; worked along side of key baseball rivals from Washington to do this
  • Some of our family (my niece and her family) lost their entire farm to the tornado; Trent was there within minutes helping with search, rescue, recovery; saved the family cat underneath some sheet metal! (see attached pic); he spent some time with his partner (Brady) talking about the devastation of the tornado
  • During the tornado efforts, Trent helped several families clean up; a couple of those families (that lost everything) have donated to “Home Runs That Help”
  • He has established a very unique relationship with his partner (Brady Weaver); has had 8 heart surgery in his 14 years of life by the Children’s hospital. Trent and Brady in contact almost every day; spending time together; playing Xbox live against each other; the people at the Children’s Hospital are very excited to be part of this; (see comments below from Brady’s mother) “I have to say the more we get to know Trent the more amazed we are with who he is!  Such an awesome young man!!  I’ve talked to some people here at the hospital and they would love to host the viewing.  As soon as we get a time for that day we will see what rooms we have open.  Some of the Children’s hospital foundation staff and administration would like to come as well.  They have also offered to help with getting donations through their contact lists.  We have started sending out the letters as well and hope that more donations start coming in from are end too.  Let me know any updates and if you need for me to do anything else.  It’s been great working with you all on this!”
    Shelly Weaver

 

  • Brady has a renewed interest in baseball and has become a huge University of Arizona fan (where Trent has committed)
Hope this helps give you good insights to some of the real aspects the participants are doing off the baseball field.   I’d say that that biggest thing so far Trent has learned from the Power Showcase involvement is the community aspect.  He never really paid much attention to that, but has grown because of his involvement in your event I believe.  There may not be tens of thousands of dollars involved, but I think the real purpose of your community program is at the heart of all the above.
TONY JOHNSON
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