Three ex-York-Adams players earn PSAC baseball honors
- Dover grad Grant Hoover leads Shippensburg with a .378 average.
- Spring Grove grad Nick Spangler earned All-PSAC honors for a second straight year.
- Central York grad Dan Sepic enjoyed a breakout sophomore season at IUP.
A trio of former York-Adams League baseball standouts have been honored by the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference.
Dover High School graduate Grant Hoover and Spring Grove High School graduate Nick Spangler were named to the 2016 All-PSAC Eastern Division Second Team, while Central York High School graduate Dan Sepic was picked for the All-PSAC West Second Team.
Spangler earned his second All-PSAC award, while Hoover and Sepic were each recognized for the first time. All three are sophomores.
Hoover, an outfielder/pitcher, leads the Shippensburg University Raiders with a .378 batting average and ranks 12th in the PSAC with 65 hits. He is one of four SU players to have started all 50 games, and leads the club with 20 multi-hit games. For the year, Hoover has two homers, 12 extra-base hits, 35 RBIs, 36 runs, five steals, 10 sacrifices and a .420 on-base percentage. He enters the PSAC Championships on a 10-game hitting streak.
Spangler, an infielder, is batting .331 and has started all 50 games for Shippensburg. He leads the Raiders with 17 doubles, a total tied for seventh in the PSAC. Spangler has also chipped in with 34 RBIs, 27 runs scored, 20 walks and a .980 fielding percentage. Through two seasons, Spangler is batting .338 with 91 hits in 94 games as a Raider.
Shippensburg is 25-25 overall and 14-14 in PSAC action.
Sepic had a breakout year as a sophomore, hitting .324 in 42 starts, primarily at first base. He was one of the PSAC leaders with 17 doubles, while also hitting three triples and three home runs to lead the Crimson Hawks with a .554 slugging percentage. IUP's three-hole hitter, he drove in 36 runs, had a .411 on-base percentage, and scored 37 times. Sepic had 15 multi-hit games and drove in multiple runs nine times, including a five-RBI game at Slippery Rock, after which he was named PSAC West Hitter of the Week.
Sepic's head coach at IUP, Jeff Ditch, retired on Monday after 11 seasons with the Crimson Hawks. IUP finished 20-28 overall and 12-16 in PSAC play.