College Corner: Casselberry starts fast at Bloomsburg


Bloomsburg University freshman Joey Casselberry (Methacton) went 3-for-3 with atwo runs batted in during a lost to Trevecca Nazarene in Game 2 of a doubleheader. In Game 1, Casselberry stroked a double.

Scranton junior Eric Pizzico (Spring-Ford) had three RBI and two runs scored in a victory over Juniata.


Senior outfielder Miranda Peto (Phoenixville) roped a two-out, two-run go-ahead double in the last inning of game one, and the offense came alive for 12 runs in game two as Alvernia University (10-2, 2-0) swept a Commonwealth Conference doubleheader from Stevenson University (4-6, 0-2) last Sunday afternoon at the University of Maryland.

Peto took a 1-2 pitch to left-center field on her big blast in the seventh inning.


Peto was named Commonwealth Conference Player of the Week March 11 after eight games at the Rebel Spring Games in Kissimmee, Fla. Peto batted .500 (16-for-32) during the series from her leadoff position in the batting order. She also walloped a grand slam home run againts Illinois College. Peto had a hit in each game with five doubles, 11 RBI and finished a perfect 4-for-4 in stolen base attempts.

Clarion senior first baseman Kacie Nemeth (Phoenixville) went 1-for-2 with a walk against Minnesota-Morris.

Nemeth, a former catcher at Phoenixville, is right-handed batter and left-handed thrower.

During the 2012 season, Nemeth started all 27 games in which she played for the Golden Eagles. She batted .289 with 24 hits in 83 at-bats, 13 runs scored, six doubles, one triple, 11 runs batted in, 32 total bases and a .386 slugging percentage. Nemeth also had two walks, a .326 on-base percentage and one sacrifice fly.

Defensively, Nemeth posted 153 putouts and 10 assists with five errors for a .970 fielding percentage.

At Hood College is junior pitcher/outfielder Jennifer Rutherford (Phoenixville). Rutherford has played seven games thus far in 2013, six as a starter. She is battings .333 with four hits in 12 at-bats, two runs scored and one RBI with four total bases. Rutherford has a .333 slugging percentage with two walks and a .429 on-base percentage. She also has one sacrifice hit, two puts, six assists and no errors.

As a pitcher, Rutherford is 4-0 with five game appearances, four as a starter and a 2.22 earned run average in 28.1 innings pitched. She has allowed 31 hits and 19 runs (just nine earned) with six walks and 12 strikeouts. Opponents are batting .265 against Rutherford.

Cabrini sophomore Steph Diegel (Spring-Ford) had three hits and two RBI in a win over Notre Dame (Md.). She also had wo hits in a win over Rosemont.

Catholic University sophomore Tori Marcavage (Perkiomen Valley) belted her first home run as a Cardinal in a loss to Randolph-Macon.



Lafayette sophomore Brian Bock (Spring-Ford) won the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week award after scoring nine goals and adding three assists for the Leopards.

Cabrini junior Bill McCabe (Spring-Ford) had five ground balls in a 12-11 win over Gettysburg.



Becky Porter (Phoenixville) recorded a goal and assist as Elizabethtown College upset 13th-ranked Catholic, 14-13, in double overtime last Saturday afternoon at Wolf Field.

Bloomsburg senior Kelsey Metzler (Perkiomen Valley) scored the go-ahead goal in the second half as the Huskies beat Lake Erie in a snowstorm. Metzler also tallied another goal for the Huskies.


Vermont junior and Collegeville native Chris McCarthy had one assist in a 4-1 loss to Boston College in the Hockey East quarterfinals that ended the Catamounts season.


Bloomsburg held its scholar-athlete luncheon and several local athletes were among the players honored.

They were womens lacrosse player Marisa Moley (Phoenixville, Spring-Ford), exercise science; womens lacrosse player Grace Malizia (Collegeville, Perkiomen Valley), Spanish education; womens lacrosse player Kelsey Metzler (Schwenksville, Perkiomen Valley), elementary education; and James Rizzuto (Limerick, Spring-Ford), mens track & field, geology.