Alver­nia’s Catch­mark takes top pitcher prize

The Southern Berks News - - SPORTS - By Bill Arse­nault


>> John Catch­mark has been re­warded for his stand­out per­for­mance with the Alver­nia baseball team this sea­son by be­ing named MAC Com­mon­wealth Con­fer­ence Pitcher of the Year. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound sopho­more right-han­der posted an 8-2 record for the Cru­saders and struck out a league­high 91 bat­ters in just 71 in­nings. The Gover­nor Mif­flin gras had a 2.28 earned run av­er­age in 11 starts giving up 51 hits and 21 runs, 18 earned, with 22 walks.

Catch­mark had two big league wins down the stretch – in a 6-1 vic­tory over Stevenson on April 24 and a 3-0 tri­umph over Ar­ca­dia on April 28th, both in Read­ing.

Against Stevenson, he had a ca­reer-high 14 strike­outs in eight in­nings of a nine-in­ning game. He gave up just two hits with one walk and no runs, the Mus­tangs scor­ing a run in the ninth. Against Ar­ca­dia, he had a seven-in­ning com­plete game and gave up three hits and one walk with 11 strike­outs for his shutout vic­tory.

Catch­mark was named to the Com­mon­wealth sec­ond team as a fresh­man af­ter go­ing 8-0 in 10 starts with 66 strike­outs in 59.1 in­nings.

The Cru­saders were the No. 1 seed en­ter­ing the league tour­na­ment but they were beaten by No. 2 seed Ar­ca­dia 8-4 in the ti­tle game on May 7. Now Alver­nia (28-13-2) has to hope to get an at-large bid to the NCAA Divi­sion II Tour­na­ment. CARO­LINE KAL­LOS (GOVER­NOR MIF­FLIN) >> The stand­out ju­nior mid­fielder had a big game to lead the Wash­ing­ton & Jef­fer­son women’s lacrosse team to a 15-8 vic­tory over Saint Vin­cent in the Ohio River Lacrosse Con­fer­ence cham­pi­onship game on May 6 to earn an au­to­matic bid to the up­com­ing NCAA Divi­sion III Tour­na­ment. She had

two goals, two as­sists, nine ground balls, seven caused turnovers and three draw con­trols. Kal­los has 56 goals and 21 as­sists for 77 points and lead the 13-4 Pres­i­dents with 96 ground balls, 75 draw con­trols and 62 caused turnovers. Kal­los was the ORLC De­fen­sive Player of the Week the fi­nal three weeks of the


>> The Al­bright ju­nior fin­ished first in the 100 me­ter hur­dles for the sec­ond straight year at the MAC Out­door Track Cham­pi­onships last Satur­day in Cen­ter Val­ley. His time of 15.56 was .01 off his per­sonal best and ranks him 12th on the NCAA Divi­sion III Mideast Re­gion per­for­mance list. He fin­ished sec­ond in the pre­lim­i­nar­ies with a time of 16.17. Bieber also fin­ished eighth

in the 400 me­ter hur­dles in a time of 1:03.20 DEREK STUMP (EX­ETER)

>> The se­nior was named to the MAC Free­dom sec­ond team for his play with the Al­bright men’s lacrosse team. King’s ju­nior cap­tain Brock John­son (Boy­er­town) was also named to the sec­ond team. Stump had 16 goals and a team-high 44 as­sists for 60 points. He also had 29 ground balls and had a goal and four as­sists in a 14-10 vic­tory over Mes­siah

in the league semi­fi­nals on May 3. John­son led the 5-10 Monarch’s in goals (25), as­sists (23) and to­tal points (48). He also had 21 ground balls and seven caused turnovers and score at least one point in 14 of 15 games. EMMA JONES (GOVER­NOR

MIF­FLIN) >> The Le­banon Val­ley ju­nior and sopho­more team­mate Jen Eck (Ex­eter) were named to the MAC Com­mon­wealth sec­ond team in women’s lacrosse. Jones fin­ished with

49 goals and 12 as­sists for 61 points and also had 41 ground balls, 49 draw con­trols and 28 caused turnovers. Eck had 22 ground balls, 36 draw con­trols and 18 caused turnovers and also chipped in with a goal and an as­sists as the Dutch­men fin­ished 5-11 and dropped a 14-4 de­ci­sion to Ly­coming in a league tourney play-in game on May 2. AN­ABELLE DISTEFANO (EX­ETER) >> The 5-foot-5 fresh­man mid­fielder played in all 18 games with four

starts for the Philadelphia women’s lacrosse team which fin­ished 10-8 over­all and 6-3 in the Cen­tral At­lantic Col­le­giate Con­fer­ence and saw the sea­son end with a 16-8 loss to Ge­or­gian Court in the CACC cham­pi­onship game on April 30 in Lake­wood, N.J. DiStefano had seven ground balls, three draw con­trols and four caused turnovers. She scored her first and only goal of the sea­son in a 25-2 tri­umph over Feli­cian on April 12.


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