By Steve Beard
With the college baseball season kicking off over the weekend, we have for you what we hope will be the first of many check-ins with some of Lebanon County’s homegrown talent that is now competing at the next level.
Austin Baal (Palmyra ’19), Gage Miller (Palmyra ’21) and Isaac Wengert (Northern Lebanon ’16) were in action this weekend as their college baseball teams started play for the 2023 season.
Austin Baal, Shippensburg University (Palmyra ’19)
Shippensburg University salvaged one win in a three game set against Catawba with Baal, a lefty first baseman, collecting three hits in ten at bats, including two home runs, three walks and four RBI. Ship and Catawba combined to score a whopping 73 runs in the short series in Salisbury, NC. Baal is sporting a gaudy 1.400 OPS in the early season. Shippensburg returns to NC on February 10 for a series against Mount Olive.