Penn State baseball player Derek Orndorff leaving for Seton Hill
Incoming junior Derek Orndorff is leaving the Penn State baseball program to play closer to home.
Orndorff recently announced on his Twitter account that he is transferring to play at Seton Hill.
A utility player who starred at Connellsville — he was a second-team all-state player who hit .542 as a senior with six home runs — Orndorff played catcher, first base and the outfield for the Nittany Lions.
He saw less time last season after 10 starts as a freshman, however, appearing in 23 games with only four starts, while batting .154 with two RBIs.
God is good! Excited for this next chapter…
it’s a New Era… no Cap‼️ pic.twitter.com/dKVYXJfNG0
— Derek Orndorff (@derek_orndorff) July 3, 2019
Orndorff (6-0, 200 pounds) will follow the path of other former WPIAL or local prep standouts who have left Division I programs to play at Seton Hill. Two such examples are senior Tommy Pellis (Greensburg Central Catholic) and junior Omar Ward (Kiski School), who left Penn and Canisius, respectively.
Bill Beckner Jr. is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Bill by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .