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Alumni Update - Brian Resnik (Waynesburg)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

DANBURY, Conn. The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) recently announced its 2016 Division III SouthResnik Waynesburg Baseball All-ECAC Selections and major award winners. Recent graduate Brian Resnik received one of the conference's top honors as its 2016 Pitcher of the Year.

Resnik, a Burgettstown graduate, was also named first-team All-ECAC, picked up the honor after posting a 7-4 record with a 2.83 ERA. He logged a Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC)-high 82.2 innings and league-best 86 strikeouts, including a conference season-high 15 punchouts in a 16-7 win against Gordon College on March 5, to go along with a PAC-best nine complete games. His seven victories tied for third in the circuit while his .233 opponent batting average ranked fourth among conference counterparts.

In a 7-0 shutout against league rival Westminster College on May 8, Resnik became the PAC's all-time wins leader with 29, which was also the senior's 29th complete game of his career. In 47 career starts (52 appearances) he went 29-15 with a 2.97 ERA and 264 strikeouts.

 

(photo courtesy of Waynesburg University)

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Baseball: Burgettstown grad leaves big hole at Waynesburg

Written by Joe Bendel on .

Joe Bendel profiles Burgettstown graduate and Waynesburg University baseball player Brian Resnick.

"The text message arrived at 5:55 a.m.: "My back is locked up and I'm not sure if I can pitch today."

The recipient, Waynesburg University baseball coach Mike Humiston, couldn't believe his eyes. Was his ace, Burgettstown graduate Brian Resnik, really going to miss what might be his final collegiate game? And, more importantly, would Resnik miss out on a chance to become the all-time wins leader in the Division III Presidents' Athletic Conference?

"I thought it might be an April Fools' joke, knowing Brian, but it wasn't April," Humiston said. "I asked him if he needed a chiropractor, anything. He said it was pretty messed up, but he'd do his best to get loose."

Resnik hopped out of bed at 6 a.m. May 8, eight hours before game time, and took a walk. Next came deep stretching, then a jog. By the time he arrived at the ballpark at noon, he felt somewhat better, but still couldn't bend over. The clock was ticking."

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Softball: West Feature Athlete - Burgettstown's Kate Tarr

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

Name: Kate Tarr
High School: Burgettstown
Grade: 12
Sport: Softball
Position: Pitcher

Background: Burgettstown's 6-foot-3 senior pitcher has played as tall as she is this season. She came into the season as a returning all-section player after she went 16-4 with a 2.61 ERA last season. She was big at the plate too, where she batted .327 with four home runs. This year Tarr has the Blue Devils in contention for a Section 1-AA title at 12-5 overall and 8-1 in section play.

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Golf: Two Burgettstown golfers qualify for PIAA final

Written by Joe Koch on .

Two Burgettstown golfers – junior Austin Lis and senior Cody Dobbin – will compete in the PIAA Class AA Boys Individual Golf Championship on Monday and Tuesday at York's Heritage Hills Resort.

Lis finished in a five-way tie for fourth place at the PIAA Western Regional at Tom's Run Golf Course in Blairsville with a 7-over-par round of 79. Dobbin was six strokes behind with a round of 85 that earned him a tie for 19th place. Twelve of the 22 qualifiers advancing are from WPIAL schools.