Central York grad Dan Sepic gets another baseball honor
Central York High School graduate Dan Sepic, a sophomore at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has been named second team All-Atlantic Region by the NCAA Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA).
Sepic landed on the second team in the utility pitcher spot, a position designated for those players who excel at the plate and on the mound. The D2CCA teams are voted on by sports information directors in the respective regions.
In his first year in the lineup, Sepic led the Crimson Hawks in three offensive categories, including 17 doubles, 36 runs batted in and a .554 slugging percentage. IUP's regular first baseman (39 starts), he hit .324 with 37 runs scored and 45 base hits, including three triples and three home runs in addition to his doubles total, and had an on-base percentage of .411.
Sepic had 15 multi-hit games and nine times drove in more than two runs in a game, highlighted by a season-high five RBIs against Slippery Rock. He was named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Western Division Co-Hitter of the Week on April 4.
On the mound, Sepic led the team with a 4.50 earned run average and four saves as IUP's closer. Appearing in 13 games with one start, he also was the team-leader in wins with a 4-2 record. Sepic averaged 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings, fanning 25 in 26.0 total innings of work, while opponents hit .262 off of him.
He was part of a staff that broke the single-season program record for strikeouts. The Crimson Hawks set down 333 in 344.1 innings of work (8.7 per nine). The old record was 312 (2013).