PSU Altoona baseball players are honored
Penn State Altoona freshman Pat McHenry was recently voted the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference’s Newcomer of the Year.
A first baseman and designated hitter, he was also one of four Lions selected to the All-Conference team. McHenry also earned a first team all-conference spot in the DH roll.
McHenry posted strong numbers in his first year with Penn State Altoona, ranking at or near the top of many offensive statistical categories in the AMCC. He led the conference in doubles (19), runs batted in (46), total bases (104) and slugging percentage (.754) and he ranked second in home runs (10), third in runs scored (41) and on-base percentage (.482), and sixth in batting average (.399).
Picked to the second team of the all- conference squad were junior outfielder Jordan Swope and freshman outfielder Logan Madill.
Swope posted another strong season at the plate while changing defensive positions for the third time in the last three years. He was third in the AMCC in runs scored (41), seventh in hits (56), eighth in walks drawn (18), ninth in doubles (10), 10th in total bases (77) and home runs (3), and 11th in batting average (.366) and on-base percentage (.440). Swope also committed no errors while smoothly transitioning to play centerfield for the first time in his Lions career.
Madill emerged as one of the top power hitters in the league in his first collegiate season, joining with McHenry to create a formidable one-two punch in the heart of the Lions’ order. Madill led the conference in home runs (11) and runs scored (44) while ranking fourth in total bases (91), sixth in slugging percentage (.623) and RBIs (40), seventh in triples (3), eighth in walks (18) and ninth in doubles (10).
Named third team all-conference was sophomore first baseman Jeff Deveney.
Deveney built on his freshman campaign by excelling at the plate this spring and he provided one of the steadiest gloves on the team. His on-base percentage of .484 was the second-highest in the AMCC, and he was third in walks (21) and seventh in batting average (.390).
He was also one of the best fielders in the conference, committing just two errors in 233 chances to finish the year with a .991 fielding percentage.
Penn State Altoona junior first baseman Kelly Chambers was recently elected to the Ithaca Region’s all-tournament team at the conclusion of the NCAA Division III playoffs.
In two games against Ithaca College and SUNY Oneonta, Chambers was 2-for-5 with a double, a home run, and two runs batted in. The players were picked by the members of the region’s games committee.
Penn State Altoona lost, 2-1, to Ithaca and, 3-2, to Oneonta.
In 37 games this year, Chambers batted .423 with 10 doubles, three triples, seven home runs, and 29 RBIs, leading her team in each of those categories. She was voted to a spot on the AMCC second-team all-conference squad at the conclusion of the regular season.