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Baseball: Pine-Richland's Johnson makes college choice

Written by Brad Everett on .

Pine-Richland won a WPIAL baseball title last month and it's safe to say the Rams will be good for years to come.

A strong junior class, in particular, has the program looking like it will remain at a high level.

Josh Johnson became the third rising junior on the team to commit to a Division I college when he picked Kent State on Sunday. Johnson announced his decision on Twitter.

"Excited to announce that I will be continuing my academic and baseball career at Kent State University! #bitedown" -- @JJ6332

Johnson was a starting outfielder for Pine-Richland his sophomore season and helped the Rams win the Class 6A Section 1 title and their fifth WPIAL championship. One of the highlights of Johnson's season was hitting an extra-inning walk-off home run to beat Central Catholic. You can check out the video here.

Two other Pine-Richland juniors have committed to Division I schools: Troy LaNeve picked Vanderbilt and Matt Wood chose Penn State.

Johnson and Wood play travel ball with the Pittsburgh Diamond Dawgs.