Altoona baseball team to compete in Baltimore Region of NCAA Regional

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Five members of the Penn State Altoona women’s volleyball program picked up postseason honors from the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference, as the league announced its all-conference team and other postseason awards on Tuesday, Nov. 14.

Lions head coach Jamie McGreal was voted the AMCC’s Coach of the Year, and outside hitter Lia Simanski, of Altoona, was selected the conference’s Newcomer of the Year. Penn State Altoona also got four student-athletes on the all-conference list, as libero Anna Batrus, of Altoona, was a first-team All-AMCC selection, outside hitter Lacee Barnhart, of Bellefonte, and Simanski were both second-team picks, and middle Makenna Port, of Bellefonte, earned third-team recognition.

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INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA Division III Baseball Committee announced its field of 60 teams that will compete in the 2023 NCAA Division III Baseball Championship tournament on Monday, May 15, and the Penn State Altoona baseball team learned that it will travel to Johns Hopkins University later this week to compete in the Baltimore, Maryland regional bracket.

The Lions, the fourth seed in the regional bracket, will take on top seed and No. 1 nationally-ranked Johns Hopkins on Friday, May 19, at 11 a.m. in the opening game of the tournament in Baltimore. Randolph Macon College and St. John Fisher University comprise the rest of the double-elimination regional bracket as the second and third seeds, respectively.

Penn State Altoona earned the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference’s automatic qualification to the NCAA Division III Tournament this past weekend, when the Lions came out triumphant in the conference’s postseason.

This week’s NCAA postseason appearance will be the second in the history of the Penn State Altoona baseball program.