Two men young from York College, a Division-III school in Pennsylvania, have been raking in the conference accolades. Both of them played for Woodstock in 2019.
First of all, senior lefthander Brandon Haggerty has been named the MAC Commonwealth Pitcher of the Year after going 10-0, 2.09 in 60 1/3 innings with 78 strikeouts. Haggerty was very good for the Bandits, going 0-0, 2.63, with 22 strikeouts in 27 1/3 innings. He was used mostly as a reliever in the regular season. In the playoffs, he appeared in two more games, starting one, and went 1-0, 1.58 in 5 2/3 innings.
The other player, also a senior (but a righthander), is Conor Miller, who was named the MAC Commonwealth Championship MVP as the Spartans won their first league title. Miller earned a save and a win in the Spartan’s sweep in the series. Then, on Tuesday, he was named the MAC Player of the Week. On the season, Miller went 1-1, 1.78, with nine saves and 25 K’s in 25 1/3 innings. He was ATVL’s top reliever in 2019, after he went 1-1, 0.47, with two saves, a 0.737 WHIP, 2.4 BB/9, and 8.5 K/9 in 19 regular season innings. Want to know something else? Miller is planning to return to Woodstock this summer.
Congratulations to both!