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Joe Ginder had a big sophomore season for the Alvernia baseball team before college sports shut down because of concerns about the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The 5-foot-11, 200-pound outfielder from Schaefferstown and an ELCO graduate, hit .486 for the 7-5 Golden Wolves. He had 17 hits in 35 at-bats with two doubles, nine runs scored and 12 runs batted in.
Ginder had back-to-back big games – going 3-for-3 with four runs batted in as the Golden Wolves topped Finlandia, 25-0, on March 3 and three hits, a run scored with three RBI in a 10-1 triumph over Thiel on March 4, both games played in Fort Myers, FL. He had hits in nine of the 10 games he played in. In the field, he made one error in 21 chances (.985).
Ginder had a solid freshman season, hitting .320 in 34 games and 29 starts. He had 33 hits in 103 at-bats with five doubles, 20 runs scored with 16 runs batted in. He made one error on 67 chances (.985).
Isaac Wengert (Northern Lebanon)
The 6-foot-1, 180-pound senior right-hander wrapped up a standout career pitching for the Bethany (W.VA) baseball team, the Bison finishing 7-5-1 on the season. Wengert started five games and had a 2-2 record and a 3.18 earned run average. He worked 28.1 innings and gave up 29 hits and 14 runs, 10 earned, with seven walks and 27 strikeouts. In 43 career games and 26 starts, he was 14-10 with a save and a 3.89 earned run average. In 173.2 innings, he walked 33 and struck out 107 batters.
Kayla Bonawitz (Palmyra)
The senior centerfielder wrapped up her career with the Shippensburg softball team by hitting .365 to help the Raiders finish 10-4. She had 19 hits in 52 at-bats with six doubles, a triple, seven runs batted in and 11 runs scored. In her four seasons, Bonawitz averaged .335 (167-for-498) in 152 games and 151 starts. She had 29 doubles, six triples, 51 runs batted in and scored 108 runs. In the field, she made 22 errors on 320 chances (.931) with 92 assists.
Tate Wasson (Palmyra)
The 6-foot-1, 200-pound freshman started all six game for the Delaware men’s lacrosse team, the Fighting Blue Hens finishing 4-2. Wasson was second on the team in caused turnovers with nine and had seven ground balls. He kicked off his college career with three draw controls and three caused turnovers in a season-opening 14-8 victory over Mount St. Mary’s on Feb. 8. He had three ground balls and two caused turnovers in a 11-2 triumph over Monmouth on Feb. 22.
Lauren Chambers (Lebanon)
The 5-foot-4 senior attack/midfield started all seven games for the Post (Conn.) women’s lacrosse team, the Eagles finishing 1-6. Chambers had three goals and an assist for four points and was second on the team in both draw controls (23) and ground balls (17). As a junior, she played in 15 games with 14 starts and had 17 goals and two assists for 19 points along with 43 draw controls, 12 ground balls and five caused turnovers. She attended Harcum College in Bryn Mawr her first two years.
Tyler Gallagher (Palmyra)
The 6-foot-3, 215-pound defender wrapped up his career with the 2-3 Lynchburg (VA.) men’s lacrosse team. He started all five games and had 13 ground balls and nine caused turnovers. He scored a goal in a 19-10 victory over Franklin & Marshall on Feb. 15. Gallagher, who was an All-Old Dominion Conference first team pick as a junior, finished with 88 ground balls and 60 caused turnovers. Junior Peter Robinson (Palmyra) came off the bench in five games this season for the Hornets.
Mike Weaver (Cedar Crest)
The 5-foot-11 senior attack started all seven games for the Washington & Lee (VA.) men’s lacrosse team which finished 3-4. Weaver had six goals and six assists and scored at least one point in all seven games. He played in 57 games with 14 starts in his career with the Generals and had 49 goals and 30 assists for 79 points. Weaver had a breakout season as a junior when he scored 23 goals and added 12 assists for 35 points with 27 ground balls.
Joey Giordano (Palmyra)
The 5-foot-9, 175-pound senior was one of the top faceoff performers in Division III for the Gwynedd Mercy men’s lacrosse team. He won 50 of 73 faceoffs (.685) for the 3-3 Griffins this season. He also had a team-high 29 ground balls. In 42 career games, Giordano won 297 of 472 faceoffs (.629) and finished with 88 ground balls. Senior Blaise Amelio (Palmyra) also saw action with the team. He played in three games off the bench this season and played in 28 games with five starts in his career.
Jaden Keefer (Cedar Crest)
The 5-foot-5 junior attack started all five games for the Delaware Valley women’s lacrosse team, the Aggies finishing 1-4. Keefer had three goals and three ground balls and all three of her goals came in a season-opening 17-12 victory over Lancaster Bible on Feb. 22. She had 14 goals and three assists as a sophomore and played in six games as a freshman. She scored a three-goal hat trick in her first college game in a 16-15 overtime victory over Keystone.
Clayton Hain (ELCO)
The Penn State Altoona baseball team was 1-8 when the season ended. Hain, a right-handed pitcher and utility player, hit .412 (7-for17) with a double, triple, three runs scored and six runs batted in. He made three starts on the mound and was 0-3. Hain had a big freshman year with the Lions. He hit .298 (17-for-57) with two doubles, a triple, 15 runs scored and 13 runs batted in. He posted a 3-1 record with two saves in 16 games to earn Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference honors.
Anthony Bressie (Palmyra)
The 5-foot-11 junior started all six games in goal for the Keiser men’s lacrosse team, the Seahawks finishing 4-2 after dropping a 10-9 decision to nationally ranked Lawrence Tech in a home game on March 12 in West Palm Beach, FL. Bressie had a career-high 16 saves in the game. He gave up 48 goals and had 57 saves during the season. He saw action in three games as a backup as a sophomore and was 3-2 sharing duties as a freshman.