Five Penn College Baseball, Softball Players Honored by USCAA

Published 05.15.2009


Five Penn College baseball and softball players received postseason honors from the United States Collegiate Athletic Association. In baseball, senior Devon Liquori (Hawley) and sophomore Mark Shaffer (Hanover) were named to the first team; senior Phil Woodring (Waynesboro) received honorable mention. During this week's USCAA championships, where Penn College went 1-2 and finished in a four-way tie for third, Liquori led the tournament with two home runs, was No. 1 in slugging percentage at 1.222 and tied for fifth in batting average at .556 (5-for-9 with four runs batted in and four runs scored). Other Wildcats among the statistical batting leaders were Garrett Hornung (Emporium), who hit .375, and James Craft (York), who hit .333. Hornung is a freshman and Craft a senior. Teamwise at the national tournament, Penn College was No. 4 in pitching staff earned-run average (5.57) and No. 6 in batting (.222) and fielding (.925). St. Catharine (Ky.) College went 4-0 and won the national championship, while Columbia Union (Md.) finished second. In softball, senior Lisa Miller (Cogan Station) and sophomore Trisha Moser (Watsontown) were named to the USCAA All-Academic Team. Miller is a physicalfitness specialist major and Moser a nursing major.