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.