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Warner Tabbed Second-Team NCBWA All-American
     05/29/13...Already a First-Team Daktronics All-American, Pitt-Johnstown second baseman Jake Warner (Dillsburg, Pa.) also garnered Second-Team National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association All-America honors (NCBWA) when this year's teams were released on Wednesday... (Full Story) ... (Full NCBWA Release)

     Missouri Western State shortstop was named the NCBWA Player of the Year, while Minnesota State's Harvey Martin was the Pitcher of the Year, and Matt Magers was tabbed the Coach of the Year.
     Warner, also a two-time first-Team All-WVIAC choice, led the Mountain Cats in batting average (.420), hits (74) runs (46), RBI (40), and total bases (99). Nationally, Warner ranks third in NCAA Division II in toughest to strike out (33.8), seventh in batting average (.426), 44th in hits (74), and 67th in runs per game (1.02).


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Jake Warner First-Team Daktronics All-American
     05/24/13...Pitt-Johnstown junior second baseman Jake Warner (Dillsburg, Pa.), who led the Mountain Cats with a .427 batting average, was named First-Team Daktronics NCAA Division II All-American when this year's teams were released on Friday (Full Story) ... (Full Daktronics Release)

     Junior shortstop Michael Schulze from Missouri Western State University and senior pitcher Harvey Martin from Minnesota State University headline the 2013 Daktronics, Inc., NCAA Division II All-America baseball team, earning the Ron Lenz Player and Pitcher of the Year awards respectively.
    
A total of 48 student-athletes, representing 39 institutions were named to either the first, second or third team All-America squad, while 18 were named honorable mention.  Members of the NCAA Division II College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) selected the All-America teams. The All-America team is sponsored by Daktronics, Inc., an acknowledged world leader in scoring, timing and programmable display systems for virtually every sport at every level of competition. Daktronics has sponsored the baseball All-America program since 2007.


ATH12_030_WarnerJ_TWarner First-Team NCBWA All-Atlantic Region Baseball;
Morrow, Vignero Honorable Mention Selections
     05/17/13...Pitt-Johnstown junior second baseman Jake Warner (Dillsburg, Pa.) was named First-Team National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association of America (NCBWA) All-Atlantic Region when this year's teams were released on Friday. In addition, junior catcher Kyle Morrow (McVeytown, Pa.), and junior outfielder Zach Vignero (Johnstown, Pa.) were both Honorable Mention All-Region selections... (Full Story)
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Warner First-Team Daktronics All-District II Baseball
     05/17/13...Pitt-Johnstown junior second baseman Jake Warner (Dillsburg, Pa.) was named First-Team Daktronics All-District II when this year's teams were released on Friday. Warner now advances to the national ballot for voting for the 2013 All-America Teams... (Full Story)

ATH12_019_PalkovichM_TMike Palkovitz First-Team Academic All-District
     05/03/13...Pitt-Johnstown sophomore first baseman Mike Palkovitz (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) was named 2013 First-Team Capital One Academic All-District II when this year's teams were released on Friday. Palkovitz, who has a 3.89 overall GPA in Business, will now advance to the national ballot for voting to become an Academic All-American... (Full Story) ... (Full Release)

ATH12_029_VigneroZ_TThree Mountain Cats on All-WVIAC Baseball First Team
     05/01/13...Catcher Kyle Morrow (McVeytown, Pa.) and second baseman Jake Warner (Dillsburg, Pa.) were named First-Team All-WVIAC for the second straight year, while outfielder Zach Vignero (Johnstown, Pa.) also earned a spot on the first-team when this year's conference baseball awards voted on by the league's coaches were released on Wednesday... (Full Story) ... (Full WVIAC Release)

ATH12_019_PalkovichM_TMountain Cats Score Four in Ninth to Defeat Shepherd on Senior Day
     04/28/13... (Box Score) Mike Palkovitz's (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) two-run single off the left field screen capped a four-run ninth-inning rally and led Pitt-Johnstown to a 6-5 walk-off victory over Shepherd (WV) University, Sunday afternoon at Point Stadium.  The Mountain Cats improved to 27-16 overall and finished the WVIAC Northern Division schedule at 15-15.
     Prior to the game, Pitt-Johnstown recognized seniors Jeff Campbell (Brackenridge, Pa.), Drew Ebersole (Martinsburg, Pa.), and Kody Reighard (Salix, Pa.).
     Pitt-Johnstown scored two runs to start the ninth inning, before loading the bases with no outs, setting the table for Palkovitz's hit that plated Jake Warner (Dillsburg, Pa.) and Nate Negri (Huntingdon, Pa.) the to give the Mountain Cats the win.
     Palkovitz went 3-for-5 with three RBI, while Zach Vignero (Johnstown, Pa.) had three hits, including a pair of doubles and an RBI.  Nate Pope (Hollidaysburg, Pa.) added a single and a double for Pitt-Johnstown.
     Ryan Socol (Pittsburgh, Pa.) pitched the final two innings in relief to pick up the win and improve to 3-2.  Socol allowed one run on four hits.  Andrew Keirn (Dillsburg, Pa.) started for the Mountain Cats and surrendered four runs on eight hits over the first four innings.
     Michael Lott had three hits, and Ryan Messina and Kyle Porter each collected two hits for Shepherd, which dropped to 25-20 overall and 21-10 in the WVIAC North.

ATH12_032_WilliamsT_TMorrow's Walk-Off Blast Gives Coach Williams 400th Win
     04/27/13... (Game 1) (Game 2) After dropping the opener 13-8, Kyle Morrow's (McVeytown, Pa.) two-out, three-run, walk-off homerun in the bottom of the seventh inning lifted the Mountain Cats to a 6-4 win and a split of a WVIAC Northern Division doubleheader with Shepherd (WV) University, Saturday night at Point Stadium.  In the process, Head Coach Todd Williams earned his 400th career victory at the helm of the Pitt-Johnstown program.  The Mountain Cats are now 26-19 overall and 14-15 in conference-play.
     Trailing 4-3 with two outs in the seventh, Sam Barbera (Harrisburg, Pa.) legged out a double.  Mike Palkovitz (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) walked, and Morrow belted the three-run homer over the left field screen to propel Pitt-Johnstown to the 6-4 win.
     Jeff Campbell (Brackenridge, Pa.) was 3-for-3 with an RBI, while Matt McGee (Beech Creek, Pa.) had a pair of hits, and Nate Pope (Hollidaysburg, Pa.) hit a solo homerun to lead the Mountain Cats.
     Derek Younker (Big Cove Tannery, Pa.) went the distance for the Mountain Cats.  Younker allowed four runs on 14 hits to improve to 8-4.  He also struck out six and didn't allow a walk.
     In game one, Shepherd broke open a 7-7 game with four runs in the sixth and two more in the seventh to secure the 13-8 win.
     Jake Warner (Dillsburg, Pa.) had three hits, including a double and two RBI, and Palkovitz and Campbell each had two hits and drove in two.  Morrow and McGee also had two hits apiece for Pitt-Johnstown.
     Nate Plummer (Bellwood, Pa.) suffered the loss in relief after surrendering four runs on five hits in three innings.
     With the split, Shepherd is now 25-18 overall and 21-8 in the WVIAC Northern Division.
Last Reviewed: May 18, 2008