McHenry Named AMCC Newcomer of the Year, Headlining Baseball All-Conference Team
Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 271 hits
Penn State Altoona freshman first baseman/designated hitter Pat McHenry (Christiana, PA/Octorara) was voted the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference's Newcomer of the Year and was one of four Lions selected to the All-Conference Team, which was released on Tuesday morning.
In addition to being the Newcomer of the Year, McHenry also earned a first team All-Conference spot as a DH.
McHenry posted tremendous numbers in his first year with Penn State Altoona baseball, ranking at or near the top of many offensive statistical categories in the AMCC. He led the conference in doubles (19), runs batted in (46), total bases (104), and slugging percentage (.754), and he ranked second in home runs (10), third in runs scored (41) and on-base percentage (.482), and sixth in batting average (.399).
Picked to the second team of the All-Conference squad were junior outfielder Jordan Swope (State College, PA/Tussey Mountain) and freshman outfielder Logan Madill (Midland, MI/Midland).
Swope posted another strong and consistent season at the plate while changing defensive positions for the third time in the last three years. He was third in the AMCC in runs scored (41), seventh in hits (56), eighth in walks drawn (18), ninth in doubles (10), 10th in total bases (77) and home runs (3), and 11th in batting average (.366) and on-base percentage (.440). Swope also committed no errors while smoothly transitioning to play centerfield for the first time in his Lions career.
Madill emerged as one of the top power hitters in the AMCC in his first collegiate season, joining with McHenry to create a formidable one-two punch in the heart of the Lions' order. Madill led the conference in home runs (11) and runs scored (44) while ranking fourth in total bases (91), sixth in slugging percentage (.623) and RBI (40), seventh in triples (3), eighth in walks (18), and ninth in doubles (10).
Named third team All-Conference was sophomore first baseman Jeff Deveney (Mechanicsburg, PA/Mechanicsburg).
Deveney built on his freshman campaign by excelling at the plate in 2014 and continuing to provide one of the steadiest gloves on the team. His on-base percentage of .484 was the second-highest in the AMCC, and he was third in walks (21) and seventh in batting average (.390). He was also one of the best fielders in the conference, committing just two errors in 233 chances to finish the year with a .991 fielding percentage.