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St. Vincent softball players earn Presidents' Athletic Conference recognition

| Thursday, May 15, 2014, 8:51 p.m.

Six members of the St. Vincent softball team were honored with All-Presidents' Athletic Conference.

Named to the All-PAC second team were senior third baseman Becky Deane, sophomore outfielder Sarah Swettlen and freshman pitcher Laken Lyon. Honorable mentions were given to senior shortstop Lindsey Daniels, freshman pitcher Samantha Emert and freshman catcher Breanne Wallace.

Swettlen (Hempfield/Greensburg) earned second-team honors for a second consecutive season. She led the team with a .345 batting average this season and ranked among the conference leaders with a .527 slugging percentage. In 110 at-bats, she collected 38 hits including nine doubles, one triple and three home runs while adding 16 RBIs and 22 runs scored.

Bates named to PSAC West squad

Gannon sophomore Alyssa Bates (Hempfield/Greensburg) was named to the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference West Division second team.

Bates battled injuries, started 37 games and batted .342 with nine doubles and 22 RBIs. She had nine multi-RBI games and 12 multi-hit games.

UPG has six AMCC all-stars

The Pitt-Greensburg baseball team had six players named to the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference all-star team. The players were selected by the conference coaches.

Dylin Brooks, Chad Jacob and Logan Douglas were named to the second team, and the third--team stars were Anthony Bozzuto, Greg Lynn and Matt Germanoski.

Brooks (Norwin), a senior second baseman, made a third appearance as an AMCC All-Star after being named to the conference's third team in 2013 and second team in 2012. Over the weekend, Brooks become the program's all-time hits leader in an AMCC Baseball Championships loss to La Roche. His 157 career hits broke Todd Deloplaine's mark of 153 set in 2007.

Jacob hit .401 and started in all 42 games. The junior first baseman ranks third in the conference in hits (59). Douglas (Greensburg Salem) hit .400 in his first season. The junior outfielder had seven doubles, a triple, three home runs, 28 runs scored and 25 RBIs.

Bozzuto (Hempfield) batted .293 in 41 starts at catcher for the Bobcats. He had 39 hits, 25 runs scored, three doubles and 24 RBIs.

Lynn finished his sophomore season batting .312. Germanoski hit .302 with 42 hits, 11 doubles, one triple and two home runs. He had 28 runs scored, 29 RBIs and seven stolen bases.

Paul Schofield is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at pschofield@tribweb.com or via Twitter @Schofield_Trib.

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