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Rojas among ESU offensive leaders

Brainy Rojas was among the offensive leaders on the East Stroudsburg University baseball team.

The redshirt junior outfielder and Meyers graduate shared the team lead of 2 triples while ranking second with 24 runs and 11 stolen bases.

In 27 games, including 26 starts, Rojas batted .271. He hit 4 homers and drove in 15 runs.

East Stroudsburg, a National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II team, went 13-12-1 in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference and 15-15-1 overall.

The Warriors had four other District 2 graduates see action.

Chase Nowak made eight pitching appearances, seven of them as a starter. He completed one game and went 2-3 with a 6.18 earned run average.

The redshirt sophomore from Coughlin struck out 43, but walked 23 and gave up 26 hits in 27 2/3 innings.

Hazleton Area graduate Scott Shamany, another redshirt sophomore pitcher, made four relief appearances while Nate Fiala, a redshirt junior pitcher from Scranton Prep, pitched twice.

Shamany was 0-1 with a 27.00 ERA. He gave up six hits and eight walks while striking out one in two innings.

Fiala was 0-0 with a 9.00 ERA. He had two strikeouts and two walks in two innings while giving up five hits.

Jake Packer, a sophomore catcher from Wyoming Valley West, started two games and played in five others. He was 0-for-9 at the plate with two walks and a run scored.

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