BLOG: York County baseball players excel in PSAC
Some former York County high school baseball standouts are making their presence felt on diamonds throughout the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference.
That is especially true at Shippensburg University, where a handful of former York-Adams standouts are playing key roles for the Raiders.
Spring Grove High School graduate Dalton Hoiles, a sophomore infielder/outfielder for the Raiders, is leading the team in average (.383), RBIs (26), doubles (nine), hits (36) and slugging percentage (.628). He's second on the team with four homers and a .449 on-base percentage. Hoiles is the son of former major leaguer Chris Hoiles, who played with the Baltimore Orioles and managed the York Revolution.
Central York grad Austin Allison, a senior outfielder from Central York, is hitting .322 with 16 RBIs, 20 runs scored, 28 hits, six doubles and a .430 on-base percentage.
Dover grad Grant Hoover, a sophomore outfielder/pitcher, is hitting .295 with a homer, 19 RBIs and 15 runs scored.
West York grad Cash Gladfelter, a freshman infielder/pitcher, is hitting .264 with a homer, six doubles, 11 RBIs and nine runs scored.
Another Spring Grove grad, Nick Spangler, a sophomore infielder, is hitting .244 with 12 RBIs, 13 runs scored and six doubles.
Shippensburg is 11-15 overall and 3-5 in the PSAC East.
York County's impact on PSAC baseball doesn't stop there, however.
Central York grad Dan Sepic, a sophomore first baseman/pitcher at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, is hitting .316 with a homer and 15 RBIs. He also has six doubles and two triples and leads the team in slugging percentage at .544. He is second on team in on-base percentage at .426. He's also done some pitching, compiling a 1-2 record with a 6.59 ERA. IUP is 10-15 overall and 3-5 in the PSAC West.
Red Land grad Shane Dressler is excelling at West Chester, where he's a sophomore first baseman. He's hitting .339 with four homers, 19 RBIs, a .597 slugging percentage and a .440 on-base percentage. He leads West Chester (14-7 overall, 4-4 in the PSAC East) in RBIs.
OTHER LOCAL COLLEGE NOTE
York's Coyle is CAC Pitcher of Week: York College freshman right-hander Jenny Coyle has been named the Capital Athletic Conference Softball Pitcher of the Week.
Coyle earned the award for the week ending March 27.
Coyle picked up a pair of complete-game victories to help the Spartans go 4-0 for the week.
She began the week with a shutout of Lycoming in the Spartans' 5-0 victory Thursday afternoon. Coyle tossed six innings, scattering three hits with one walk to earn her second win of the year.
Coyle followed that with a complete game win over Southern Virginia on Saturday. In that game, Coyle allowed two runs on four hits with three strikeouts and a walk in the Spartans' 19-2 win. Coyle also went 1-for-2 at the plate with a pair of runs scored and two walks.
Coyle finished the week with two wins and an ERA of 1.27 in 11 innings. She struck out three and walked two.
For the year, Coyle is 3-0 with a 1.00 ERA in 14 innings. She has struck out nine and walked two. Opponents are hitting .170 against her.