Josh Heyne is on a postseason surge that he'll likely remember for the rest of his life.
And the Susquehannock High School graduate is hoping that the playoff run will last for two more games.
Heyne and his teammates on the West Chester University baseball team have moved within two games of an NCAA Division II national championship. Heyne is a senior shortstop for the Golden Rams.
The Rams are currently competing in the NCAA Division II Baseball College World Series in Cary, N.C.
West Chester won games vs. West Regional champion Chico State (Calif.) on Saturday afternoon, 4-0, and vs. Eastern Regional champion Southern New Hampshire on Monday evening, 13-7.
West Chester has now advanced to the national semifinal game at 7 p.m. Thursday vs. St. Mary's (Texas) or Catawba (N.C.).
If West Chester wins Thursday, the Rams will play for the national championship at 7 p.m. Saturday. That game is scheduled to televised nationally on ESPN2 or ESPNU.
In the two College World Series games, Heyne is batting .600, going 3-for-5 with two doubles, a single, three walks and three runs scored.
In West Chester's combined 2012 postseason, including the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Tournament, the Atlantic Regional playoffs and College World Series, Heyne has compiled a .439 batting average, going 18-for-41, including five doubles, one triple, one homer, 11 RBIs and nine runs scored. He was named the PSAC Tournament MVP.
During the postseason, West Chester has gone 11-1. Overall, the Rams are 44-10.
For the season, Heyne is hitting .321 with five homers, 31 RBIs, a .410 on-base percentage and a .494 slugging percentage.
OTHER LOCAL COLLEGE NOTES
SUBURBAN GRAD AN ALL-AMERICAN IN DE CATHLON: York Suburban High School graduate Dan Johnson recently earned NCAA Division II All-America status in the decathlon. The East Stroudsburg University senior finished eighth in the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Pueblo, Colo., with 6,642 points. He is the school's first All-American in the event. He finished second in the 1,500-meter run (4:41.26), the high jump (6-6) and the javelin (178-6). He finished 66 points ahead of the ninth-place finisher. Johnson had to finish in the top eight to be named an All-American.
YORK HIGH GRAD AN ALL-AMERICAN AGAIN: York High graduate Micah Leonard, a junior at Moravian College, earned her fourth All-America recognition at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Claremont, Calif. Leonard finished seventh in the triple jump at 39-21/2 -- a Moravian record. It was her first outdoor All-America honor. She previously was named an indoor All-American in the triple jump once and the high jump twice.
EASTERN YORK GRAD ON A-10 ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM: Eastern York High School graduate Damian Myers, a junior at Temple, was recently named to the Atlantic-10 Conference All-Academic Team for outdoor track and field. Myers, a telecommunications and mass media major, has a 3.54 grade-point average. Myers helped the Owls' 1,600-relay team capture the A-10 title in 3:12.34.