College notebook: St. Vincent standouts honored
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Five St. Vincent College baseball players have been named to the all-Presidents' Athletic Conference teams, led by senior shortstop Brad Burkhardt, a first-team selection.
Senior catcher Andrew Kozusko, senior third baseman Nick Beamenderfer and senior pitchers Gary Gerhardt and Jared Haller were named to the second team.
Burkhardt, a Latrobe graduate, received all-conference honors in all four seasons during his college career. His 48 hits this season vaulted him into the all-time lead for career hits at St. Vincent with 208.
Burkhardt batted .312 with two home runs, 22 RBI and a slugging percentage of .448 this season.
Kozusko, a Latrobe native who attended Wheeling (W.Va.) Linsly School, is the school's all-time leader in hit-batsmen with 35. He made no errors in 163 chances as the team's regular catcher and batted .304 with four homers and 24 RBI.
Beamenderfer batted .327 with one homer and 17 RBI, and the righthander Gerhardt — a first-team selection in 2011 — was 5-6 and led St. Vincent with a 4.03 ERA in 80.1 innings. Lefthander Haller — a first-team selection in 2012 — was 6-3 with a 4.77 ERA in 66.0 innings.
A pair of former St. Vincent football players have helped lead the Erie Explosion to an unbeaten season and the team's first Continental Indoor Football League championship.
Quarterback Aaron Smetanka and lineman/fullback Taofik Amokomowo were key players in Erie's 37-36 victory over the defending-champion Saginaw Sting.
Smetanka and Amokomowo were two-time first-team all-Presidents' Athletic Conference selections at St. Vincent.
They became the first former Bearcats players to appear in professional football games in the United States since John Macerelli played in 12 games for the NFL's Cleveland Browns in 1956.
Stephen Shore, a 2011 St. Vincent graduate, played professionally in Australia that same year.
Christine Henderson, a pitcher/outfielder at Seton Hill University who attended Ligonier Valley, has been named to the all-West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference honorable-mention team. Henderson was Seton Hill's second-leading hitter with a .340 average and had one home run and 14 RBI. On the mound, she posted an 8-9 record with a 4.53 ERA.
• Emily Banner, a freshman center fielder at Pitt Greensburg and a Latrobe High School product, has been named to the all-Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference third team. Banner batted .353 and led the MACC in stolen bases with a school-record 29.
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