Post Game Graduation Ceremony Gallery
La PLUME, Pa. – The Keystone College baseball team secured the program's 15th-straight conference title, including its 11th-consecutive CSAC championship, with Saturday's 5-2 victory over visiting Cairn University on Saturday afternoon at Christy Mathewson Field.
With the win, the Giants improve to 25-14 on the year and have secured the automatic berth into the NCAA Division III Tournament. Cairn ends the season at 20-22.
Sophomore Nathan Hinkley (Bradenton, Fla./Saint Lucie West Centennial) earned his fifth win of the spring after throwing a complete game, giving up six hits and two runs while striking out four and walking one on 104 pitches. The righty forced 13 groundouts and eight flyouts in the victory.
Senior Chris Panzarella (Hazle Township, Pa./Hazleton Area) – who was named the Championship MVP – finished 2-for-4, including a two-run home run to left center in the seventh to put the Giants ahead 5-2.
Junior Joe Fichera (Mahopac, N.Y./Mahopac) finished 2-for-4 with one run and one RBI and led off the game with a triple to left center. Senior Mohammed Hussein (Queens, NY/William C. Bryant) followed with an RBI sacrifice fly and senior Ronald Medina (Bronx, NY/Dewitt Clinton) went 1-for-2 with one RBI.
The Giants scored one run in the first through third innings and claimed a 3-0 lead until the sixth when Cairn broke through with a two-run double to right center.