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Alumni Update - Chris Miller (Seton Hill)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

The Seton Hill baseball program picked up two more honors this week as two of its players have earned All American honors. Senior firstMiller SHU baseman Zac Heide was named a third team ABCA All American while senior designated hitter Chris Miller was named an honorable mention All American by the D2CCA.

It's the first time Heide has been named an All American. Last season, Miller was a third team Daktronics All American and an NCBWA All American honorable mention selection. Both were named to the All Region and All PSAC Teams this season.

Miller, a Serra Catholic graduate, was the second leading hitter on the team with a .367 average. He scored 52 runs while adding 14 doubles, 13 homers and 54 RBI.

 

(photo courtesy of Seton Hill University)

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Baseball: Walk-off squeeze pushes Serra Catholic into PIAA quarterfinals

Written by Brad Everett on .

Serra Catholic coach Brian Dzurenda said his team had trouble getting bunts down in their WPIAL Class A championship win against Greensburg Central Catholic.

The Eagles, though, laid down a perfect one in their PIAA opener.

With runners on first and third and one out in the bottom of the seventh, Noah Kinser's bunt brought home Zach Bowen to give Serra Catholic a 4-3 win against District 6 runner-up Portage in a first-round game at Latrobe.

Kinser's well-placed bunt capped a seventh-inning comeback by Serra Catholic, which fell behind Portage, 3-2, in the top of the inning. With runners on second and third, Jason Cerniglia's fourth hit of the day -- an infield single -- drove in pinch-runner Anthony Alexander for the tying run.

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Baseball: South Feature Athlete - Serra Catholic’s Zach Bowen

Written by Brad Everett on .

Name: Zach Bowen
High School: Serra Catholic
Grade: 10
Sport: Baseball
Position: Pitcher/Shortstop/Second Baseman

Background: Bowen achieved an impressive feat by tossing a perfect game in a win against Clairton on April 27. But when Bowen did the same thing in his next appearance against Geibel Catholic on May 2, he added his name to the national record books. Bowen, a sophomore right-hander, became only the fourth pitcher to throw consecutive perfect games. They were also the first two perfect games in school history. Bowen is having an outstanding season for Serra, which is 18-2 and earned the No. 2 seed in the WPIAL Class A playoffs. The Eagles play Springdale (8-11) today in a first-round game. Bowen is 6-0 with a 1.06 ERA and has 49 strikeouts in 26 ⅓ innings. He's walked only five and hitters are batting just .163 against him. He also bats better than .400, which is one of the top marks on the team.