Tuesday, May 14, 2013
GREENVILLE, Pa. - The Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) announced its 2013 All-PAC Baseball teams, as voted on by each of the league's nine head coaches, Tuesday morning. Senior Kyle Allen (New Wilmington, PA / West Middlesex) paced four Westminster student-athletes with a first team honor.
Rounding out the All-PAC honorees for Westminster were junior first baseman Nick Reinthaler (Canfield, OH / Canfield), senior shortstop Ty Miller (Clinton, PA / Hopewell), and senior relief pitcher Nick Grow (North East, PA / North East) who all were named honorable mention.
Allen, who earned first team honors for the first time of his career, topped the conference with a career-high 17 stolen bases (17-21). Allen was first on the team and tied for first in the conference with a career-high four triples, while also leading the team in batting average (.370) and slugging percentage (.507). Allen was named Second Team All-PAC in 2012 and honorable mention in 2011.
Reinthaler had a breakout year as he led the team with a career-high 27 RBIs. Reinthaler was also second on the team with two home runs and tied for second with 10 doubles. On defense, Reinthaler was first on the team and in the PAC with 273 putouts. This was Reinthaler's first career All-PAC honor.
Miller, who earned honorable mention for the second-straight year, hit a team-and-career-high three home runs and was second on the team with 43 hits. Miller's slugging percentage of .441 was second on the team. He also stood third on the team in batting average (.316) and RBI (22), while tied for third in runs with 19.
Grow rounded out the All-PAC honorees as he ended his career etching his name into the Westminster record books. Grow set the single-season saves record with a PAC-best eight and also the career saves mark with 11. Grow, who led the team with a 3.55 earned run average, earned his first all-conference selection of his career.
Westminster finished the 2013 season with a 15-23 overall record and an eighth-place finish in the PAC with a 7-15 record.
About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 377 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.
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