College notes: Hempfield pitcher commits to Seton Hill
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After a record-setting year, the Seton Hill baseball team appears eager for more success.
Coach Marc Marizzaldi, whose Griffins made their third consecutive NCAA Division II postseason appearance and produced a school-best 46-11 record, has signed three players for the 2013 fall season, including Hempfield right-hander Zach Martinelli.
“We're fortunate to grab one of the top high school arms from our backyard,” Marizzaldi said. “He's pretty advanced for a high school pitcher, and we think he has the ability to work his way onto the mound early in his career.”
The 6-foot-2, 185-pound Martinelli was 5-2 with a 3.45 ERA and 46 strikeouts in 44 innings as a junior in 2012. He has maintained a 3.4 GPA in the classroom at Hempfield and has plans to major in business at Seton Hill.
The other fall 2013 signees for Seton Hill are Clearwater (Fla.) Central Catholic infielder Benito Mendizabal and Enola (Pa.) Cumberland Valley right-hander Matthew Ober. Mendizabal batted .324 with 21 RBI and 12 stolen bases as a junior at Clearwater Central Catholic, while Ober, after missing the 2012 season at Cumberland Valley following elbow surgery, registered 25 strikeouts in 25 innings.
“With a small class of seniors this year, we had the ability to be very selective in filling our limited needs,” Marizzaldi said. “As it does every year, this process started with getting high-character guys that share in our vision of competing for a national championship.”
Seton Hill, which finished the 2012 regular season ranked No. 6 in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association D-II poll, will open the spring 2013 portion of its schedule Feb. 16 at Francis Marion.
Lending a hand
Members of the Pitt-Greensburg women's basketball team recently continued volunteer work for the Salvation Army, ringing bells for its Red Kettle Campaign Nov. 10 and helping serve a Thanksgiving meal Nov. 19.
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