Ellifritz and Baker to be inducted into Potomac State’s Athletic Hall of Fame

Potomac State College of West Virginia University will induct Alumni Jake Ellifritz and Randy Baker into the Athletic Hall of Fame during its annual banquet on Saturday, April 21 at the Davis Conference Center. Social hour is at 5:30 p.m. with dinner beginning at 6 p.m. Also being recognized are the College’s current sophomore athletes.

Ellifritz attended Potomac State College from 1998 to 2000 and graduated with an associate degree in physical education. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in athletic coaching from West Virginia University.

Jake EllifritzEllifritz, who played first base for the Catamount baseball team, still holds the career record for 25 home runs during the 1999 and 2000 seasons. He also holds the career record for runs batted in with 123 during his two years at Potomac State. His batting average of .470 during his freshman season still ranks as the top single season batting average in PSC history.

During his sophomore season he drove in 69 runs on 69 hits leading Potomac State to a Region XX Championship. His efforts led him to be named as a second team All- American by the NJCAA in 2000.

Ellifritz currently works as a supervisor of recreation with the Federal Bureau of Prisons. He and his wife, Nicki, have two children: a son, Peyton and a daughter, Makayla. He is the son of Jake and Susan Ellifritz of Keyser, W.Va.

Randy Baker


Baker attended Potomac State from 1986-1988. He played on the Catamounts football team as a middle linebacker under the guidance of Coach Angelo Luvara. He was named All-American and twice received All-Coastal Conference honors.

After earning an associate degree in business and economics, Baker attended Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, W.Va. where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business management with a minor in history.

Baker currently pastors the Akron Bible Church in Akron, Ohio while he continues to work on his master’s degree at Liberty University.

He and his wife, Becky, have four children, sons Randy, Jr., Chad, and Justus; and a daughter, Rachel.

Reservations are required for the banquet and can be made by contacting Alumni/Development Associate Libby Nichols at 304-788-6870 or 800-262-7332, ext. 6870, or at lmnichols@mail.wvu.edu by April 13.