Joe Manesiotis Tabs Mercyhurst University To Play College Baseball
North Allegheny senior Joe Manesiotis will continue his baseball career at Division II Mercyhurt University in Erie next season. Manesiotis announced his verbal commitment on Saturday night via Twitter.
I am proud to announce that I am furthering my academic and athletic career at Mercyhurst University. I would like to thank my family, coaches, and friends that helped me along the way. Go Lakers! @Spikes_Baseball @BattlegroundBG @natigerbaseball @HurstBaseball pic.twitter.com/SXzc5T39YC
— Joe Manesiotis (@JoeManesiotis) October 25, 2020
As a sophomore in 2019, Manesiotis played in eight games for a Tiger team that reached the PIAA semifinals and posted a .250 batting average with three runs and two RBI. The outfielder did not have an opportunity to play as a junior in the spring of 2020 due to COVID-19.
Manesiotis will join a Mercyhurst program that is a perennial challenger in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. In their last full season of action in 2019, the Lakers went 36-16 and reached the NCAA Division II College World Series.