Kerwien strong at the plate for Misericordia

Vernon. High Point Regional High School graduate hit .319 with 30 RBIs during spring 2019 season.

Aug 19 2019 | 11:59 AM

Billy Kerwien, a graduate of High Point High School was a junior infielder for the Misericordia University (Dallas, Pa.) baseball squad this year.

Kerwien played in 44 games, starting 37, for Misericordia. He had a .319 batting average with 45 hits including seven doubles. Kerwien had 30 RBIs and scored 24 runs.

The Cougars had an overall record of 35-13 with a mark of 10-3 at home. In the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Freedom Division they had a record of 16-5. They went 3-1 in the MAC Freedom Championships with victories over DeSales University (twice) and King’s College and a loss to Swarthmore College.

From there, Misericordia advanced to the NCAA Division III Regional in Newport News, Va., where they defeated Christopher Newport University three times.

At the NCAA Super Regional in Dallas, Pa. they were defeated twice by Washington and Jefferson College.

Paige Riker (Vernon High School) was a freshman who played attack for the Juniata College (Huntingdon, Pa.) women’s lacrosse team in 2019. Riker started in all 17 games for Juniata and posted 18 goals and seven assists.

The Eagles had six overall wins with a record of 4-4 on their home field.

Mike Armstrong (Wallkill Valley High School) was a senior infielder/pitcher for the King’s College (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.) baseball team this year. Armstrong played in 21 games and started in 17 of them for King’s. He had a .360 batting average with 18 hits, including three doubles and a home run. He also had seven RBIs and scored 11 runs.

The Monarchs had 17 overall wins with a mark of 12-2 at home. In the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Freedom Division they went 12-9. They advanced to the MAC Freedom Tournament where they were defeated by Misericordia University and Manhattanville College in games played in West Lawn, Pa.

Bethany Cabrera (High Point High School) was a freshman who played attack for the King’s College women’s lacrosse team this past season. Cabrera competed in 11 games and had an assist for King’s.

The Monarchs had six win overall with a record of 3-3 on their home field. They had three victories in the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Freedom Division. King’s advanced to the MAC Freedom Tournament where they lost a contest to Misericordia University in a game held in Dallas, Pa.

Brandon Forino (Vernon High School) was a senior distance runner for the Eastern University (Saint David’s, Pa.) men’s track and field program this year. Forino earned a place on the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Academic Honor Roll.

The Eagles placed second in the team scoring at the MAC Championships held in Chester, Pa.