The last dance for Central Penn Knights baseball seniors

These young men contributed leadership and standards, and hard, skillful play

Young man in Knights baseball uniform and cap

By Kevon Davis

Knightly News Reporter

Whenever you play a sport, there’s always that thought in your mind that today could be the last day you step on this field.

This year, the Central Penn Knights baseball team will be losing six seniors after the season. Those seniors are:

Adam Hoover, 1B, 3B, Linglestown.

Nick Fulton, OF, Elliottsburg.

Hunter Finkey, C, Carlisle.

Zach Boyer, SS/3B, Camp Hill.

Zach Haefner, P/C, Williamsport.

Dylan Younghans, P, North Platte, Nebraska

Young man in Knights baseball uniform and cap

Kevon Davis, 3B/DH, Aberdeen, Maryland

These guys have shown great leadership for the team and have set a standard for the baseball team. The team will miss their veteran presence. Some of the seniors have been on the team for four years and some for five.

The team will lose a lot of seniors compared to last year, when only Ryan Stevens and Alex Lilja moved on.

I got the chance to talk to everyone who is graduating after this season and asked each player what his favorite memory is while at being at Central Penn.

Adam Hoover said: “Dogpiling on the field after beating Bucks County Community College in the ESAC (Eastern States Athletic Conference) championship game.”

Nick Fulton said: “Winning the ESAC championship game last year and the bus rides we took to away games.”

Hunter Finkey said: “The whole team dogpiling after beating Bucks County for the championship.”

Zach Boyer said: “Winning the ESAC championship with the baseball team.”

Kevon Davis said: “My favorite memory is playing manhunt when we went to Virginia for three days and also having a pool party in the hotel’s pool.”

Zach Haefner said: “Throwing five people out while catching in a single game, throwing 156 pitches against Clarks Summit, hitting a home run against Christendom, catching in the ESAC championship game against Bucks County, pitching against Penn State York at In The Net, Stern’s corny stories, and (Coach) Stern belly-flopping into a pool in North Carolina.”

While you do see some of the same answers, that just shows how much winning a conference championship for the first time in their college playing careers can mean to players.

For the upcoming baseball season, the Knights’ last home game will be a doubleheader, on April 26, against Christendom University, at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

That will be the night—Senior Night—when these players will be recognized for their hard work and contributions on and off the field.

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Editor’s note: Kevon is the sixth player leaving the team after this season. His favorite memory follows.

Kevon Davis said: “My favorite memory is playing man hunt when we went to Virginia for three days and also having a pool party in the hotels pool.”

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Edited by media-club co-adviser Professor Michael Lear-Olimpi.