The Bloomsburg baseball team is having a big season, and the Huskies are getting some solid pitching from freshman Nick Stoner.
Stoner, a 6-foot, 170-pound right-hander, has a 4-1 record and a 2.95 earned-run average in eight games and seven starts. The Elizabethtown grad has worked 36.2 innings and has given up 23 hits with 14 runs, 12 earned. He has walked 13 and struck out 34.
His latest victory came in a complete-game 2-1 PSAC East victory over Mansfield on April 13 in Mansfield. He gave up five hits, an earned run, no walks and three strikeouts in seven innings.
“Nick has pitched like an upperclassman,” coach Mike Collins said. “He is unfazed by adverse circumstances. He has incredibly tough for a freshman.”
The coach believes a key is the fact that Stoner makes his best pitches in tight spots.
“That’s what you need out of your conference starters,” Collins said. “He works hard between starts and he is always mentally and physically prepared to give us his best.”
Bloomsburg, currently ranked first in the Atlantic Region, is 26-10 overall and 15-5 in league play after splitting a doubleheader with Le Moyne, ranked 10th in Division II, last Tuesday in Bloomsburg.
AROUND THE SCENE
Chris Sands (Lancaster Catholic): The junior competed in two events for the Penn State men’s gymnastics team at the NCAA Championships on April 20-21 in Chicago.
Sands finished tied for 20th in floor exercise with a score of 13.666 and was 41st on still rings with a score of 12.266.
The Nittany Lions, who had one national champion and three others who earned All-America honors, finished in sixth place with a score of 401.991.
Sarah Svetec (Manheim Township): The junior has scored 16 goals for the Haverford women’s lacrosse team. She also has 40 draw controls, 14 ground balls and four caused turnovers. Svetec has scored eight goals in the last six games, The Fords going 4-2 in Centennial Conference games during that stretch.
And she had two goals in a 20-2 league victory over Bryn Mawr last Wednesday in Haverford. The Fords are 11-4 overall and 5-3 in league play with the league playoffs starting this coming week.
Madison Kuhn (Lancaster Country Day): The senior helped the Brown equestrian team capture four blue ribbons and put 13 performers in the top 13 at the Ivy Show on April 21 in Hanover, N.H.
Kuhn captured one of the blue ribbons when she finished first in open novice fences. She also finished third in the championship class as the Bears finished third in the team competition.
Brown will next compete in the International Horse Show Association (IHSA) National Championships next weekend in Harrisburg.
Kylie Shreiner (Hempfield): The sophomore is hitting .347 (26-for-75) for the Penn College softball team, the Wildcats 11-19 overall and 5-7 in the North Eastern Athletic Conference after dropping a non-league doubleheader to Lycoming last Thursday in Williamsport.
Shreiner has three doubles, eight runs scored and 10 runs batted in. She’s catching and serving as a designated hitter, and when she’s behind the plate, she’s made just two errors on 71 chances (.972).
Courtney Forry (Cocalico): The junior finished the season as the leading scorer on the Bridgeport women’s lacrosse team, the Knights 6-9 overall and 2-6 in the East Coast Conference after a 20-7 league loss to Mercy last Wednesday in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.
Forry had a goal in that game and had five goals and four assists in a 21-3 victory over District of Columbia last Sunday in Washington, D.C.
She finished the season with 37 goals and 20 assists for 57 points and also had 19 ground balls.
Reagan Hess (Annville-Cleona): The Slippery Rock freshman competed in two meets —the Slippery Rock Open on April 19 and the Behrend Open on April 21.
She finished first in the 100-meter dash (12.75) and the long jump (19 feet, 2½ inches), ran a leg on the winning 4x100 relay (49.62) and a leg on the 4x400 team that finished third (4:37.63) in the home meet.
At the Behrend meet in Erie, Hess ran a leg on the winning 4x100 (47.76) and was third in the 200 meter dash (25.30). All three of her individual times rank third on the PSAC performance list.
Nate Patterson (Lampeter-Strasburg): The redshirt freshman missed the first four games of the season for the Mercer men’s lacrosse team, but the 5-foot-10, 170-pounder has played in nine games with five starts since then for the Bears, who are 4-9 overall and 2-4 in the Southern Conference after a 9-8 league loss to Richmond on April 21 in Macon, Georgia.
Patterson has five goals and six assists for 11 points and had a goal and an assist in a 12-6 league loss to Bellarmine April 14 in Louisville, Kentucky.
Nicholas Glass (Hempfield): The 6-foot-4, 199-pound freshman sat on the No. 3 seat on the Freshman 8 with the Temple men’s crew team, which finished first in the 3rd Varsity 8/Freshman 8 race against Marist and Holy Cross last Sunday in Princeton, New Jersey.
The boat posted a winning time of 6:48.7.
A day earlier, Glass and his boat captured the gold medal (6:04.03) in the Freshman 8 race at the annual Bergen Cup Regatta in Philadelphia, the Owls winning all three races they entered.
Isaac Wengert (Northern Lebanon): The sophomore right-hander is 3-3 pitching for the Bethany baseball team, the Bison 8-19 overall and 5-7 in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference after losing a non-league home doubleheader to Muskingum last Monday.
Wengert has three complete games. In 38.1 innings, he’s given up 59 hits and 30 runs, 25 earned, with five walks and 26 strikeouts.
He had his best game in a 4-1 league victory over Thomas More April 6, when he went nine innings and gave up 10 hits and one earned run and struck out four.
Stephanie Arnold (Elizabethtown): The 5-foot-7 sophomore has started all 13 games as a defensive midfielder for the Eastern women’s lacrosse team, the Eagles 6-7 overall and 4-2 in MAC Freedom play after a 20-5 league loss to Fairleigh Dickinson-Florham last Wednesday in Madison, New Jersey.
Arnold had two ground balls, two caused turnovers and a draw control in that game. She has 29 ground balls, four draw controls and 16 caused turnovers on the season. Arnold had 22 ground balls, four draw controls and 11 caused turnovers in 16 games as a freshman.