Three ex-York-Adams baseball standouts earn All-PSAC honors for Shippensburg University
Three former York-Adams League baseball players, who are now excelling at Shippensburg University, were named to the 2018 All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division Baseball Teams on Tuesday.
Spring Grove High School graduate Dalton Hoiles is a first-team honoree as an outfielder, while another Spring Grove graduate, Nick Spanger, is a second-team pick at second base. West York grad Cash Gladfelter is a second-team pick at shortstop.
Hoiles, a senior, earned his second career All-PSAC honor. He was a second-team selection last season. This season, he's produced a career-high 10 home runs and leads the PSAC with 19 doubles while hitting .360 with 36 RBIs. His 58 hits rank fifth in the league, and his 10 home runs rank fourth. He is also eighth in the league in slugging (.665). Hoiles leads the Raiders this season with 20 multi-hit games.
Spangler, also a senior, earned his third All-PSAC honor, accompanying awards received in 2015 and 2016. He is the first Raider to earn three All-PSAC accolades since Pat Kregeloh was a four-time honoree from 2011-14. Spangler is one of four players on the team with 30 RBIs or more this season. He sports a .292 average, a career-high four home runs and 12 doubles.
Gladfelter, a junior, captured his second consecutive All-PSAC honor after receiving first-team accolades last season. He has totaled 19 extra-base hits on the campaign while hitting .327 — third-best on the squad. Gladfelter leads the PSAC with five triples. He also has 11 doubles, three homers and 29 RBIs. Over the last 20 games, Gladfelter is batting .448 with 11 extra-base hits and a .513 on-base percentage.
Shippensburg will compete in the 2018 PSAC Baseball Championships beginning Wednesday at Point Stadium in Johnstown. SU is making its sixth conference postseason appearance in the last eight years.
Shippensburg (26-22), the Eastern Division's No. 4 seed, will open at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday against Mercyhurst (31-11), the Western Division's No. 1 seed.
The Raiders also feature a fourth former York-Adams standout in Dover grad Grant Hoover, who has started 48 games — 46 in the outfield and two as a pitcher.
Hoover is one of four players on the squad with 50 hits and enters the postseason with a .313 batting average. He leads the team with eight stolen bases while scoring 31 runs. Hoover has eight extra-base hits — including six doubles — to go along with 16 RBIs.