Campus Roundup: Athletes turning heads during spring season|
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
By Jon Christoff Sports Writer
The spring sports season is winding down and several former local athletes have been turning heads in their respective sports. Here is a closer look at how each individual is faring:
Scott Rosenthal, Penn State: Rosenthal earned second team All-Big Ten honors recently with a second-place finish in the still rings. The Clearfield grad fell just shy of matching his career-high of 15.900 with his 15.850 at the University of Illinois. Rosenthal will look for All-American status, as well as the Nittany Lions' 13th national championship, as the team travels to Ohio State University on Thursday for the NCAA Meet.
Adam Jury, Slippery Rock: Jury had a big hand in The Rock's doubleheader sweep of visiting Gannon on Sunday, as Slippery Rock assumed first place in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Western Division with 19-1 and 5-2 victories. The former Clearfield shortstop posted a 4-for-6 day at the plate with seven RBIs and six runs scored.
Jury had six of his RBIs in the opening-game romp, in addition to a double and a triple. Jury is currently second on the team with 26 runs driven in.
Kyle Kline, Penn State Behrend: Kline saw action at first base for the Lions in the second game of a doubleheader against Penn State Altoona. The former Clearfield infielder went 0-for-2 with a run scored.
Kline has registered four hits in 20 plate appearances, where he has a double and four RBIs.
Grady Luzier, Penn State Altoona: Luzier smacked a key two-run double to lift Penn State Altoona past Juniata, 11-10, on Monday afternoon. The second game of the double dip was rained out. Luzier posted a 1-for-3 effort in both games of a split doubleheader on Sunday against Penn State Behrend.
The former West Branch athlete had an RBI double in the Lions' 5-1 win, and added a run scored in the second game, which was an 8-3 setback.
Penn State Altoona (16-5) travel to Pitt-Bradford on Saturday.
Matt McCamley, Lock Haven: McCamley smacked a solo home run in the second game of a split doubleheader at Philadelphia University on Apr. 7. The P-O alum was 1-for-2 in the contest and finished the day 2-for-6.
McCamley sports a .292 average this season, and has collected 26 hits - including five doubles and four home runs - to go along with 20 RBIs.
The Bald Eagles (16-13) host Mercyhurst College for two games on Friday afternoon.
Ben McGary, Pitt-Bradford: McGary launched a clutch RBI double in a one-run Panthers victory over Franciscan on Saturday.
The Curwensville graduate smacked his double in the fourth, and later came around to score on an error.
Pitt Bradford (14-9) won the contest, 6-1, and completed the sweep with an 8-7 come-from-behind victory.
The Panthers travel to Hilbert College on Thursday.
Michael Moyer, Penn State Behrend: Moyer improved to 3-0 on the season for the Lions, as he helped his squad capture the second half of a doubleheader against Penn State Altoona on Sunday.
The former Clearfield standout tossed a complete game, and allowed just three runs on four hits. Moyer fanned eight and walked three.
Moyer has worked 33 1-3 innings, where he has compiled a team-low 1.08 ERA.
Penn State Behrend (13-5) is slated to host D'Youville for a doubleheader this afternoon.
Brandon Myers, Slippery Rock: Myers drove in a run in two plate appearances for Slippery Rock in the first game of a doubleheader sweep of Gannon on Sunday.
The Philipsburg-Osceola graduate and the Rock (19-11) travel to Indiana (Pa.) for a double dip on Friday.
Drew Westover, Pitt-Johnstown: The Mountain Cats' rally against Seton Hill came up short, as Pitt-Johnstown dropped an 8-5 decision.
Seton Hill opened up an 8-run cushion before hanging on.
Westover, a Flinton native, was 1-for-5 in the contest.
Pitt-Johnstown (10-18) travels to the University of Charleston (WVa.) this afternoon for a pair of games.
Morgan Coble, Shenandoah (Va.): The Lady Hornets were held to one hit in their USA South Conference finale in a 2-1 setback to Meredith on Sunday.
Coble was 0-for-3 as Shenandoah's designated player.
The former Lady Mountie outfielder was in the top five in four different offensive categories - highlighted by her 16 RBIs, which were the third most on the team.
Shenandoah travels to the conference tournament on Friday.
Holly Lansberry, Lycoming: Lansberry tossed five innings of effective relief in the Lady Warriors' dramatic 4-3 win over Elizabethtown College on April 4 to salvage the second game of a doubleheader.
The former Curwensville hurler allowed just two hits and struck out five in her time in the circle, as she also crossed the plate with one of the Lady Warriors' runs.
Lansberry (6-2) was the pitcher of record in the first contest, a 6-5 setback. The hurler struck out six and walked four.
Lycoming (9-5) entertains Scranton for two contests on Thursday.
Brittany Pataky, Lock Haven: The Lady Eagles split a twinbill with No. 7 Bloomsburg on Saturday afternoon. Lock Haven won the first game, 3-2, in eight innings before falling the second contest, 7-3.
Pataky was 0-for-8 at the plate in the contests.
The former Lady Bisons first baseman is second on the team in batting average (.376) and RBIs (22).
Lock Haven (20-9) is back on the diamond today at Mansfield.
Track and Field
John Bowman, Penn State Behrend: Bowman took home a third-place finish at the Carnegie Mellon Invitational, as Penn State Behrend finished second at the event.
The Clearfield alum posted the first of two top 5 finishes in the javelin, where he hurled it 168-feet-11. Bowman later finished fifth in the hammer throw (124-3).
Bowman capped off his stellar afternoon with a sixth-place showing in the discus, which traveled 115 feet.
Michael Johnson, Penn State Behrend: Johnson, a Penn State Behrend senior, posted a sixth-place finish in the 400 hurdles at the Carnegie Mellon Invitational over the weekend.
The former Clearfield athlete posted a time 59.37, and was the first leg of the Lions' ‘B' team in the 1600 relay. The team finished in eighth place.
Penn State Behrend is back in action Saturday at the Westminster Invitational.
Cody Pepperday, Westminster: Pepperday and his Titans teammates finished third out of four teams at the Carnegie Mellon Invitational over the weekend.
The former Philipsburg-Osceola athlete finished 11th in the javelin and 12th in the shot put.
Pepperday's javelin traveled a distance of 138-feet-10, while the shot went 30-3½.
Westminster hosts the PAC North Quad this afternoon.
Swimming and Diving
Kaymee Kelly, West Virginia Tech: After a successful stint at Frostburg State, Kelly will be taking over the reigns of West Virginia Tech starting in the 2012-13 season.
The former Clearfield swimmer, who won Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference titles at Clarion, will be the school's Director of Aquatics, where she will spend most of her first year on campus.
All former area athletes who play a sanctioned college sport are eligible to be recognized by The Progress for their athletic endeavors in the College Roundup.
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