Juniata’s Alyssa Shedlock claimed her second Rookie of the Year award when the Eastern College Athletic Conference recognized her with the honor last week.
Shedlock is the first Juniata player to receive the conference’s Rookie of the Year award. Earlier this month, the Landmark Conference named her its Rookie of the Year.
Shedlock, a State College graduate who began her high school career at Philipsburg-Osceola, hit .387 with 38 runs scored, 41 hits, 10 doubles, three triples, two home runs and 27 RBI for Juniata. She had 14 multi-hit games with the Eagles.
Mark Curtis (P-O, Shippensburg) went 5-4 with a 4.17 ERA. In 55 innings, he gave up 55 hits and 31 runs (25 earned), walked 20, and struck out 48. Shippensburg finished with a 31-24-1 record.
Kyle Peterson (State College, Millersville) helped Millersville to a 34-18 record. He went 3-1 with a 6.46 ERA in 15 1/3 innings of relief. Peterson allowed 18 hits and 11 runs (all earned), walked 17, and struck out 18.
Jason Costa (State College, Furman) has a 3.09 ERA with 22 runs scored, 34 hits, 10 doubles, four homers and 17 RBIs. Furman is 29-26.
Mackenzie Burge (P-O, St. Francis) finished her freshman year with a .143 average, four runs scored, four hits, two doubles and four RBIs. St. Francis lost to South Carolina in an NCAA regional elimination game, finishing the season at 49-11 — the most wins in school history.
Hannah Shields (State College, Delaware State) was named to the MEAC all-tournament team. For her freshman season, she was 8-12 with a 3.87 ERA. In 120 2/3 innings, Shields allowed 145 hits and 93 runs (64 earned), walked 33, and struck out 61. Delaware State finished with a 19-29 record.
Kyle Adams (State College, Bucknell) was named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll for the fourth time after accumulating a 4.0 GPA. He was also an All-Patriot League selection after helping the 4x800 relay team to a second-place finish in the IC4A meet.
Caitlin McLaughlin (State College, Navy) aided Navy in its advance to the NCAA semifinals with a 16-14 win over defending national champion North Carolina. McLaughlin had 20 ground balls, three draw controls and 4 turnovers. Navy (18-4) will meet Boston College in a semifinal Friday.
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