Posts tagged Mercyhurst baseball

Former area college standouts Cressley, Altavilla could face off in minors

By | June 17, 2014 12:48 pm | 0 Comments


Some day soon, a pair of area pitching standouts might be facing each other in the minor leagues. After being drafted earlier this month, Corry graduate and former Pitt-Bradford pitching standout Aaron Cressley and former Mercyhurst University pitching star Dan Altavilla ended up in the Class A Northwest League. Cressley, who was drafted in the… View Article

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Mercyhurst pitcher Gnacinski wins daily honor in summer league

By | June 7, 2014 9:33 am | 0 Comments


The New York Collegiate Baseball League named Mercyhurst pitcher Joe Gnacinski the Pitcher of the Day for his season-opening performance Monday. Gnacinski, a Cathedral Prep graduate who plays for the Hornell Dodgers, pitched 52⁄3 nnings, giving up one run on five hits while striking out 12 of the 22 batters he faced. He walked only… View Article

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Mercyhurst’s Altavilla picked in 5th round by Mariners

By | June 7, 2014 12:58 am | 0 Comments


Dan Altavilla‘s record-setting season paid off for him Friday. The Mercyhurst junior right-handed starter was selected by the Seattle Mariners in the fifth round (141st overall) of the Major League Baseball draft. Altavilla, the Division II pitcher of the year, is the highest draft pick in program history and is the 15th Mercyhurst player ever to… View Article

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Mercyhurst’s Altavilla in running for D-II pitching honor

By | May 31, 2014 11:50 pm | 0 Comments


Mercyhurst ace Dan Altavilla will find out Monday if his outstanding junior baseball season will include another prestigious honor. The Lakers’ dominant right-hander is one of eight finalists for the inaugural Brett Tomko Award presented by Inside Pitch Magazine. The award — named after former Florida Southern and MLB pitcher Brett Tomko — goes to the most outstanding… View Article

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Mercyhurst’s Altavilla semifinalist for D-II pitcher of year honor

By | May 22, 2014 12:33 am | 0 Comments


Mercyhurst junior right-hander Dan Altavilla was named a semifinalist for the inaugural Brett Tomko Award from Inside Pitch Magazine. The Brett Tomko Award honors the Division II pitcher of the year. The winner of the inaugural Brett Tomko Award will be named Monday, June 2, after the Division II championships. The weeklong tournament runs through Saturday… View Article

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Mercyhurst baseball team awaits possible NCAA tournament bid

By | May 7, 2014 2:16 pm | 0 Comments


The Mercyhurst baseball is awaiting its postseason fate. The Lakers, who lost 7-6 to Millersville in the PSAC semifinals Friday, will find out Sunday if they earn a bid for the NCAA Division II tournament. The selection show will be broadcast on at 10 p.m. Sunday. The Lakers (29-13 overall, 20-8 PSAC West) are… View Article

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Spano earns 450th coaching win with Mercyhurst baseball team

By | April 23, 2014 12:59 am | 0 Comments


Mercyhurst had a convincing doubleheader sweep of IUP at Indiana (Pa.) on Tuesday. In the process, head coach Joe Spano reached a milestone. The Lakers routed the Crimson Hawks 20-7 in the first game, setting a program record for runs in a game since joining the PSAC in 2009. The Lakers won the nightcap 8-2 in a game… View Article

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Mercyhurst’s Altavilla throws no-hitter

By | March 22, 2014 12:58 am | 0 Comments


Junior right-hander Dan Altavilla threw a no-hitter to lead the Mercyhurst baseball team to a 3-0 win over Clarion in Game 1 of a doubleheader Friday at Mercyhurst Baseball Field. Altavilla is the third Lakers pitcher to throw a no-hitter in coach Joe Spano’s time at Mercyhurst. Clarion won the second game 2-1. Altavilla struck out… View Article

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Cram Session: Mercyhurst, Gannon baseball games snowed out

By | February 15, 2014 1:03 pm | 0 Comments


Cram Session features quick-hitting athlete updates and commentary: BASEBALL: • College baseball teams schedule February games in the South to escape wintry weather. However, that plan backfired for the Mercyhurst and Gannon baseballs team this week. North Carolina was hit by a heavy winter snow storm, causing Mercyhurst’s three games against Winston-Salem State to be canceled this weekend…. View Article

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Former Mercyhurst pitcher Walczak to play in Arizona Fall League

By | August 31, 2013 6:47 pm | 0 Comments


Former Mercyhurst standout outfielder/pitcher Jamie Walczak, a pitcher in the Cincinnati Reds organization, has been selected to play in the Arizona Fall League for the Glendale (Ariz.) Desert Dogs. The first game is scheduled for Oct. 8. Walczak, a 6-foot-2 inch, 195-pound right-hander from Painesville, Ohio, has had a solid year within the Reds organization…. View Article

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