Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Keeping up with …

Matt Pierpont

Pierpont, a key member of Canon-McMillan's 2008 PIAA Class AAAA championship baseball team, is in the middle of his freshman season at Division I Winthrop University.

The 2009 Observer-Reporter Baseball Player of the Year, Pierpont has played in 16 games with 13 starts and is batting .261 (12-for-46) for the Eagles as an infielder/pitcher. He's hit two home runs and drove in 12 with a pair of stolen bases and seven runs.

Pierpont has made three pitching appearances and has allowed 5 earned run over 6 1/3 innings for a 7.11 ERA. He does have eight strikeouts.

Winthrop, a member of the Big South Conference, beat Penn State on Saturday and is 12-6 overall.

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