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College Roundup: Elk Lake Grad Honored


Karin Mowry, an Elk Lake graduate and catcher for Baptist Bible, was named to the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) second-team all-conference squad recently.

She was also named to the NCCAA East Region’s honorable mention list.

Mowry led Baptist Bible in batting average (.431), hits (50) and RBIs (40). She finished with 13 doubles, four triples and a home run. She also stole 13 bases. Defensively, she had a .938 fielding percentage.

Baptist Bible ended its season on May 5 with a 6-1 loss to Marywood in the CSAC quarterfinals. The Lady Defenders were 22-11 this season.

Mowry doubled in Baptist Bible’s only run in the third inning.

Kim Caines, another Elk Lake graduate, played the entire game in right field for Baptist Bible.

She finished the season with a .235 batting average, including a pair of doubles and two RBIs. She also had an .818 fielding percentage.


Bucky Aeppli

Aeppli, a Wyalusing Valley graduate and junior on the Misericordia golf team, was named the school’s Wendy’s Male Athlete of the Month for April. He shared the honor with Athens graduate Nate Newman, a member of the baseball team.

During April, Aeppli was Misericordia’s medalist in all nine rounds in which he competed. He was third, overall, at the Freedom League Championships and set a school record with a 70 at Glenmaura.

His season average of 76.7 was also a school record.


Sarah Hoffman

Hoffman, a Wyalusing Valley graduate and member of the Susquehanna softball team, recently completed her sophomore season.

Susquehanna went 1-2 at the Landmark Conference tournament in Bethlehem, losing twice to Catholic and defeating Scranton in its loser’s bracket opener.

Hoffman pitched the tournament opener against Catholic on May 6, working 5 1/3 innings in the 11-5 loss. She allowed nine hits and four walks with two strikeouts in the loss.

On May 7, Hoffman tossed two innings of relief in a 3-1 win over Scranton, allowing one hit. Susquehanna, which finished the season with a 29-12 record, was eliminated by Catholic, 2-0, later that day.

Hoffman finished the year with a 10-5 record in the pitching circle for the Crusaders. She also picked up one save. She finished with a 1.79 ERA in 97 2/3 innings of work. She had 55 strikeouts and 31 walks.

Defensively, Hoffman had a .977 fielding percentage.

At the plate, she batted .294 in 17 at-bats, driving in one run.


Mike Martin

Martin, a Wyalusing Valley graduate, recently completed his junior season as a member of the Mansfield University baseball team.

He was the starter in a 7-1 season-ending loss for the Mountaineers on May 9.

Martin allowed nine hits and a walk with two strikeouts in four innings of work.

Mansfield ended the season with a 21-18 record, including a 10-14 mark in the PSAC.

For the season, Martin appeared in seven games, pitching 12 innings. He had a 6.75 ERA en route to an 0-1 record. He had nine strikeouts and walked seven batters.


Mark Cruver

Cruver, a Wyalusing Valley graduate and member of the Keystone College track team, competed in the Kutztown Last Chance Invitational on May 7.

He finished fourth in the javelin with a throw of 48.0 meters.

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