Panthers Continue to Rise
YC Baseball ranks 17th in the nation
by Jared Stark, athletic director
York College Baseball is continuing its rise up the national rankings under sixth year head coach Nick Harlan and associate head coach Brian Walth . The Panthers entered the prestigious NAIA top 25 for the first time in school history when they came in at #21 on March 30th. Since then, it’s been a steady climb with the most recent rankings that came out Tuesday with York at #17.
In the field, the Panthers have played strong defensively with senior short stop Nick Caravelli, 1st baseman Nick Nguyen and catcher Eduardo Camarena holding respective fielding percentages of .975, .989 and .988. Bruce Amende leads York College on the mound at 9-0 with a 1.71 ERA and 62 strikeouts. Senior Arvin Perez-Luna, who is coming back from an arm injury, has now climbed to 4-1 with 43 K's. The consistency in the pitching staff continues with junior Andrew Matheney who is 7-1 with 27 K's and Seward, Neb. product Alex Lowther at 5-1.
York College is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and a founding member of the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference. The MCAC is comprised of 10 liberal arts, senior colleges with similar philosophies of supporting intercollegiate athletics as an integral part of the educational process by fostering physical, mental, social, emotional, moral, and professional growth in student athletes.