The Central Penn Knights baseball team ended their season with an 8-5 win over Manor College. The Knights finished the year 16-13, which is the team's first winning record, and established a new high for team wins.
After a slow start, the Knights won their last 14 out of 17 games. "It took us a little while to get going, but we really came together as a team in the second half of the season," said Head Coach Robert Stern.
Individual highlights included:
- Jerry Biller III was named to the second team USCAA All-American squad. The sophomore infielder batted .386, knocked in 20 runs, and stole 15 bases, which ranked him ninth in the conference. A graduate of Brandon High School in Brandon, Fla., he also scored 21 runs and had 27 hits. In addition, Biller earned Academic All-American status.
- Quinton Heckard made honorable mention USCAA All-American. He batted .439 batting over 26 games with 29 hits, including eight doubles. A graduate of Central Dauphin East High School in Harrisburg, Pa., he scored 26 runs and stole 13 bases, while playing shortstop and pitcher.
- Christopher Rosario batted .367 with 20 RBI and four homeruns for the Central Penn College Knights baseball team. The first baseman graduated from McCaskey High School in Lancaster, Pa.
- Miguel Arredondo batted .367 with 18 hits in 24 games. Playing a variety of positions, including catcher, Arredondo knocked in 11 runs and hit two homeruns. He is a graduate of Conestoga Valley High School in Lancaster, Pa. In addition, Arredondo earned Academic All-American status.
- Brandon Casiano was named an Academic All-American for the third time. The senior outfielder batted .364 and scored 17 runs in 23 games. He is a graduate of Passaic County Technical Institute in Passaic, NJ.
Athletic Director Dave Baker praised the extra efforts of the three baseball players--Biller, Arredondo and Casiano--who earned Academic All-American honors.
"This is the highest award a student athlete can win," said Baker, who also serves as student retention officer. "If you consider the practice time, game preparation and travel, participating on an athletic team can equate to having another major. Nice job, gentlemen!"