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Westmoreland Campus Clippings: GCC’s Liberatore nabs conference honor

Bill Beckner
Indiana State athletics
Greensburg Central Catholic grad Collin Liberatore throws for Indiana State University during the 2019 season.

Some athletes have “hello world” moments in college sports.

Collin Liberatore has had a “hello world” season at Indiana State.

The junior starting pitcher was named the Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Year.

Liberatore, a right-hander from Greensburg Central Catholic who transferred from Pitt and sat out a season, also was selected to the all-MVC first team.

He led the conference with a 10-1 record over 14 starts. He lasted seven or more innings seven times. He has a 2.45 ERA with 67 strikeouts and 27 walks in 912/3 innings.

In April, he went 4-0 with a 1.10 ERA.

Opponents are batting .202 against him.

The Sycamores (36-15) will travel to Normal, Ill. to play in the MVC championship against Evansville (24-27) at 8 p.m. Wednesday.


Kansas State: Sophomore outfielder Zach Kokoska (Latrobe) was named all-Big 12 honorable mention. He took a .329 average, seven homers and 30 RBIs into the Phillips 66 Baseball Championship. He had a team-best 12-game hitting streak for the Wildcats (25-31). Kokoska transferred from Virginia Tech.

Pitt: Senior outfielder Connor Perry (Norwin) was named to the all-ACC third team after a big offensive season for the Panthers (21-34). Perry led the team with 15 home runs, fifth-most in the conference. He batted .289 with 13 doubles and 35 RBIs. He had 10 multi-RBI games and three in which he hit more than one homer.


Notre Dame: Sophomore pitcher Morgan Ryan (Hempfield) took on a relief role this season for the Irish (37-18), who ended the year with a 1-2 record at the Norman, Okla. regional. Ryan finished 1-2 with a 2.65 ERA in 24 appearances, 21 of them out of the bullpen. She struck out 23 and walked 17 in 421/3 innings.

St. Francis (Pa.): Freshman pitcher Meadow Uncapher (Mt. Pleasant) finished her first season at the college level with a 6-6 record and a 5.00 ERA. In 30 appearances (nine starts), she pitched 752/3 innings with two complete games and two saves. The Red Flash (29-31) lost twice in the NCAA regional round, to host Michigan (8-0) and DePaul (3-1).

Men’s basketball

Purdue Fort Wayne: Recent backcourt standout Kason Harrell (Hempfield) is pursuing a professional career after signing with an agency. Harrell will be represented by GoEmpire Group out of Chicago. In his final season at Purdue Fort Wayne, Harrell (6-foot-2, 190 pounds) averaged 15 points, four rebounds and two assists. He was a three-year starter and scored 1,349 career points.

Bill Beckner Jr. is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Bill by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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