Fike, Healey named NJCAA All-American

 

Keyser, WV- Potomac State sophomores Jacke Healey and Nathan Fike were named to the National Junior College Athletic Association All-American teams this week.  Healey was named to the second team and Fike was named to the third team.

 

Jacke Healey 

 Jacke Healey

 

 

 Nathan Fike

 Nathan Fike

 

 

This year's selections mark the seventh straight season that Potomac State has had a member of the NJCAA All-American team and the tenth player named All-American since 2000.

 

Healey, who will be playing next season at Youngstown State University , hit at a .456 clip this season with 11 home runs, 15 doubles and a slugging percentage of .823.  The Tunkhannock, PA native has already been named the Eastern District Rawlings Big Stick award winner for 2008 as he had the highest batting average in the district.  The slick-fielding shortstop also stole nine bases and hat 67 hits on the year.

 

Fike, a left-handed pitcher led all Potomac State pitchers with seven win this season and a paltry 1.72 earned run average.  The Uniontown, PA native struck out 70 hitters while walking just 18 in 57 2/3 innings of work.  Opposing hitters hit just .192 against the hard throwing lefty.  Fike is anticipating the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft, which begins, Thursday as he expects to be a mid-round draft pick as he has had he has had frequent contact with professional teams throughout the season.

 

Last season Chesapeake , VA native Joe Agreste ( West Virginia University ), who was named third team All-Big East this season, was named as a second team member.  Two years ago, right-hand pitcher Enrique Garcia ( University of Miami , Fla ), who will be pitching in the NCAA Coral Gables Super Regional for the #1 ranked Hurricanes this weekend, was named to the second team. 

 

Previous selections since 2000 include:

J.T. Osburn 2005, Ohio University; Jeff Miller 2004, WV State University; Justin Jenkins, 2003 WVU; Drew Jackson, 2002 St. Johns University; Morgan Clendenin, 2002, Baltimore Orioles; Jake Ellifritz, 2000 Coastal Carolina.