Juniata Colleges Drops Final Two Games as they Compete for NCAA Title
(Posted May 24, 2004)
BASEBALL (24-17, 14-7 Commonwealth):
The Juniata baseball team has its season come to an end as the Eagles dropped a pair of games at the NCAA Tournament. Juniata fell 6-0 to the top ranked team in NCAA Division III Johns Hopkins in the opening round then fell to Arcadia by an 8-7 score in an elimination game. One of Juniata's six seniors, Marc Frailey (Middletown/Middletown) led the team with a .375 batting average during the tourney. Senior Kodi Hockenberry (Red Land/Lewisberry) hit .200 but had a team-high two RBI for Juniata. Zach Sternberg (McCaskey/Lancaster) notched a pair of hits against Johns Hopkins and finished the tournament with a .333 average with a run scored and an RBI. Adam Camberg (Altoona/Altoona) also hit .333 during the week and added an RBI. Sternberg was named as an at-large pick to the Regional All-Tournament Team. David Saintz (Titusville/Titusville) and Walt Goedkoop (Manheim Township/Lancaster) each scored a pair of runs to pace Juniata. Sophomore hurler Cody Zong (Lewistown/McVeytown) pitched five and a third strong innings for Juniata against Johns Hopkins, allowing just two runs, one earned and striking out five. Juniata established a new program record for wins in a season with 24. The team also appeared in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1990, and won the program's first conference championship since 1991.
Our readers respond...
Contact April Feagley at email@example.com or (814) 641-3131 for more information.