IUP’s DiAndreth wins Johnstown league batting title
After leading the IUP baseball team with a .340 batting average in his freshman season, Nick DiAndreth opted to hone his skills in a summer league, as has become customary for aspiring players.
DiAndreth took his hot bat with him.
The Hempfield graduate went on to win the regular-season batting title and take top rookie honors in the Johnstown Collegiate Baseball League. He batted .425 for Team Paul Carpenter Capital Advisors.
DiAndreth went 17 for 40 with 18 runs and 14 RBIs to earn the Denny Altimore Award.
The Ken Horoho Award goes to the JCBL’s top rookie position player.
This past season at IUP, DiAndreth made 31 starts and played in 35 games and also led the Crimson Hawks in on-base percentage (.393). The outfielder scored 24 runs and drove in 16.
Another local player, incoming Seton Hill freshman Jack Oberdorf (Greensburg Salem) made the All-JCBL Team as a third baseman. Oberdorf plays for defending league champion Martella’s Pharmacy.
Bill Beckner Jr. is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Bill by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .