LOCAL COLLEGE NOTES: York Suburban grad Delridge leads Penn State York to baseball win
York Suburban High School graduate Brendon Delridge excelled at the plate and on the mound in Penn State York’s 5-2 baseball victory over Valley Forge on Sunday.
The 6-foot, 3-inch junior homered while driving in two runs and scoring two runs. He also pitched 7 1/3 innings and allowed two runs, striking out six and walking one, to get the win.
Brady Lefever added two hits and a run scored for PSY, while Alex Peters pitched 1 2/3 shutout innings in relief to get the save.
York's Wiegers honored by CAC: York sophomore outfielder Jimmy Wiegers has been named the Capital Athletic Conference Baseball Player of the Week.
During a 4-0 week for the Spartans, Wiegers posted a .538 batting average (7 for 13) and a .647 on-base percentage, with five of his seven hits going for extra bases, with two doubles, one triple and two homers. Wiegers picked up 12 RBIs on the week while slugging 1.308. Wiegers also stole a pair of bases and was perfect in the field in seven chances.
On the season, Wiegers is hitting .433 with two homers and 16 RBIs.
Wiegers was also named the Spartan Athlete of the Week by York.
York's Clauter recognized: York senior Nicole Clauter has been named the CAC Women's Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week
Clauter began the week with five ground balls, five draw controls and two caused turnovers in a 16-6 win vs. Lebanon Valley. Clauter followed that with five ground balls, a season-high 11 draw controls and a caused turnover in 14-10 win vs. Messiah. The Spartans limited Messiah to six goals over the first 56 minutes of the game before the Falcons got four goals late after the Spartans had substituted.
For the season, Clauter leads the Spartans in draw controls (39), ground balls (19) and caused turnovers (13). She is 10 draw controls away from being the Spartans' all-time leader in the category.
York freshmen get golf awards: Two York freshmen have earned CAC weekly honors in golf.
Casey Leebrick is the CAC Men's Golfer of the Week, while Jordan Koller got the women's award.
At the adidas Intercollegiate Invitational at the Dataw Island Club in South Carolina, Leebrick finished in a three-way tie for first place and then finished second in the playoff. He finished with an ever-par 216 total on rounds of 68, 74 and 74. It was his second top-five finish and his third top-10 finish in six events for the year.
Koller led the Spartans to a second-place team finish at the adidas event. She also finished second individually with a two-day total of 155 on rounds of 80 and 75.
Spartan wrestlers honored: The York College wrestling program was ranked No. 21 recently when the top-30 All-Academic Wrestling Team list was released by the National Wrestling Coaches Association for NCAA Division III.
Three Spartans also earned spots on the NWCA All-Academic Team: seniors Frankie Krauss, Joe Sindoni and Dylan Nuttall.
The Spartan wrestling team finished with a cumulative team grade-point average of 3.519. They were the only Capital Athletic Conference representative on the list. York moved up one spot after placing 22nd last year while also improving their team GPA from last season (3.446).
Krauss and Sindoni were honored for a second-straight season. Nominees must have at least a 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale for the previous full academic year. On the competition side, wrestlers must be a national qualifier and have a minimum winning percentage of .500.
Krauss was 29-6, picking up individual wins at the Monarch Invitational and the Fall Brawl at 184 pounds. He finished his Spartan career at 89-32.
Sindoni was 14-4 as a senior 174 pounder and finished his Spartan career with 59 wins.
Nuttall finished his Spartan career with 46 wins including 13 this season with four pins at 125 pounds. Nuttall was a two-time national qualifier.