Righthander Jordan Lehmen pitched a complete-game five-hitter Wednesday as West Chester beat Slippery Rock, 4-1, in the first game of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference baseball tournament at Pullman Park in Butler, Pa.
Lehman struck out seven, walked two and hit a batter, throwing 111 pitches over nine innings for the Golden Rams (34-9), who advanced to play Kutztown (33-15) in the second round.
Tom Neely (Archbishop Ryan) struck out eight in eight innings as Kutztown defeated Gannon, 5-4.
Widener centerfielder Dan Sieracki (Bishop Eustace), pitcher Jason Ferrie (Spring-Ford) and third baseman Dennis Hocker were named first team all-Commonwealth Conference.
Rowan second baseman Brandon Winkler (Paul VI) was named first-team all-New Jersey Athletic Conference. Freshman infielder Kevin McMenamin (Maple Shade) was selected the conference rookie of the year.
Chris Kirsch (Marple Newtown) a lefthanded sophomore for Lackawanna Community College was named the National Junior College Athletic Association's Division II pitcher of the week after a pair of gems.
The sophomore fired a seven-inning no-hitter while striking out 11 in a 15-0 rout of Burlington County College. In his next outing Kirsch allowed just two hits and one run in five innings in an 11-1 win over Sullivan County (N.Y) College.
MEN'S LACROSSE: Widener (8-7) will visit Albright (16-2) in the championship of the inaugural Commonwealth Conference tournament at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Widener advanced with a 17-7 rout of Lycoming on Tuesday, behind five goals from Johnny Casey (Abington)
Albright moved to the final with a 6-4 victory over Lebanon Valley, including a goal from freshman Nicholas Pisko (Abington).
WOMEN'S LACROSSE: Courtney Reinhold scored four goals to lead Eastern past visiting Kings, 15-8, in a semifinal of the Freedom Conference tournament.
NOTEWORTHY: Coach Bill Manlove and running back Billy "White Shoes" Johnson both were inducted as part of the inaugural class in the Middle Atlantic Conference Hall of Fame on Wednesday.
Manlove coached 23 seasons at Widener (1969-91) , winning 10 MAC championships, making seven NCAA tournament appearances, and winning two Division III national championships.
Johnson (Chichester) set nine NCAA and 12 MAC records before embarking on a stellar NFL career.
Lia Carlson of Swarthmore was named the Centennial Conference women's tennis player of the year while junior Emily Rosenblum (Friends Central) was named first-team all-league.
Freshman second baseman Melissa Kulp (Upper Merion) was named to the North Eastern Athletic Conference Southern Division first team in softball after hitting a team-leading .394.