(Posted May 10, 2007)

HUNTINGDON, Pa - Juniata College junior first baseman Dan Kauffman (Penn Manor/Conestoga) has been named to the 2007 All-Commonwealth Conference Baseball Team as selected by the conference\'s eight head coaches. Kauffman was one of 15 players picked for the Commonwealth first team as two first basemen were chosen as first-team All-Conference performers. Kauffman earns All-Conference recognition for the third time in three seasons, and finds a spot on the first team for the second-consecutive year. The junior slugger led the Eagles in several offensive categories as he continues to build on his legacy as one of the top offensive performers in Juniata history. He posted a career-best batting average of .343 on the season which led the team. Kauffman also ranked first on the team and led the Commonwealth Conference with seven home runs, and his 36 RBI were best on the team and third in the conference. He was walked 34 timed on the year which also ranked as the most in the conference, and gave him a team-best on-base percentage of .538. His slugging percentage of .626 was the best mark on the team and he closed the year with 34 hits and 30 runs scored. Kauffman hit safely in 24 of the 34 games in which he appeared on the season, and also hat seven multi-hit games. He also managed to find his way on base, either via a hit or a walk in 32 of those 34 games. Kauffman drove in six runs while knocking out three hits and scoring a pair of runs in a win over DeSales University, and he enjoyed eight other games in which he drove in at least two runs. After just three seasons Kauffman already holds several Juniata season and career records. With a home run against Albright on the second-to-last day of the season he became the program\'s all-time leader in career home runs with 28. He then added another blast in Juniata\'s final game of the season, giving him 29 home runs over three seasons which topped the previous record of 27. Kauffman has also driven in 112 runs during his career which ranks third in Juniata history, 22 behind the all-time leader. He moved past the 100-hit plateau during his junior year and has piled up 103 hits and scored 96 runs over three seasons. He also holds the Juniata record for home runs and RBI in a season, which he established during his sophomore year. Juniata finished the 2007 season with a mark of 17-17-1 which marked the fifth-consecutive year the team has finished with a .500 record or better. The Eagles graduate just three players from its 2007 roster. ###

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