Newport News, Va. - With their hard-work on the field and in the classroom, three Penn State Greater Allegheny men's baseball players have been recognized by the United States Collegiate Athletic Association.
Junior catcher Francisco Del Rio (Vega Baja, Puerto Rico/Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy) and junior second baseman Adam Jacko (North Versailles, Pa./East Allegheny) were named to the USCAA Baseball All-American Honorable Mention list for their work on the field through the season.
Del Rio was named to the list after his third year behind the dish for the blue-and-white. Named PSUAC Hitter of the Week April 26th, Francisco appeared in 30 games for GA, going to the plate 100 times. Del Rio connected 39 times for ten runs, eight doubles, two homeruns, three stolen bases and 24 runs batted in for an overall batting average of .390. In the field, Francisco collected 137 putouts with 15 assists for a fielding percentage of .968.
Jacko was acknowledged after his work for the Lions at second base for the second-straight season. The righty appeared in 31 games for 97 at bats for the Lions. Jacko noted 25 runs off 32 hits with six doubles, 16 runs batted in and 12 stolen bases for an overall batting average of .333.
The second baseman played in 31 games, taking part in 54 putouts with 52 assists for a fielding percentage of .930.
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At the same time of the End of the Year awards, the USCAA also announced the Baseball All-Academic Team, which were announced at the Championship Banquet at the Glens Falls Civic Center. The USCAA awarded 64 National All-Academic awards. Congratulations to this year's winners.
Among the list of student-athletes, junior Alex Riley (Pittsburgh, Pa./John Marshall) was named to the honorees for his work in the classroom.
Riley appeared in ten games, scoring three runs with one at bat. The utility player added two runs batted in as well as a pair of stolen bases.
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Congratulations to these student-athletes for their attentiveness through the season!