Area Roundup: Cal Poly closer Johnson signs with Cleveland Indians

June 22, 2011 

Jeff Johnson, who was the closer for the Cal Poly baseball team this past season, has signed a professional contract with the Cleveland Indians.

Johnson, who was a junior this past season, was drafted in the 10th round by the Cleveland Indians earlier this month and was the 308th overall selection. He will likely play for the short-season Class A Mahoning Valley Scrappers in the New York-Penn League.

Johnson is the sixth Cal Poly player from this past season’s team to sign a pro contract. He had five saves, two wins, a 1.63 ERA and 40 strikeouts in 27 2⁄3 innings this past season.

Shandon hires news football coach

Shandon High has hired Marc Sandall as its head football coach.

Sandall is a former Bakersfield College assistant. He began his coaching career as an assistant at Tabor College, his alma mater and an NAIA school in Hillsboro, Kan.

He has also been an assistant coach at a number of California high schools, including Bakersfield, Stockdale, Highland, Garves, Arvin and Shafter.

Sandall will replace Alan Sciocchetti, who stepped down after one season leading the Outlaws.

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