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Watkins earns praise of entire league

In Baseball, College Sports, Conemaugh Township, Pitt-Johnstown, WestPAC on May 2, 2009 at 9:01 am

Former Conemaugh Township standout Ben Watkins was named the Pitcher of the Year by the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

The Pitt-Johnstown senior right-hander scored a 7-1 record this season, with an ERA of 0.83 through 53.1 innings of work.

Pitt-Johnstown's Ben Watkins.

Pitt-Johnstown's Ben Watkins/UPJ photo

In addition, Watkins struck out 63 batters and walked only four. He’s ranked second nationally in walks per nine innings with 0.63 and fifth in ERA.

Watkins, a three-time WVIAC pitcher of the week award winner, is joined by teammate Kaleb Fleck on the WVIAC’s first-team.

Watkins tabbed WVIAC pitcher of the year (UPJ)

Watkins named pitcher of year (The Daily American)

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