Ben Marsico Earns PAC Pitcher of the Week Accolades
Former North Allegheny baseball player, Ben Marsico, was named the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week for an outstanding start last Friday for the Washington & Jefferson Presidents.
Marsico helped W&J, the NCAA Division III national runners-up from a year ago, to a 7-0 win over Thomas More. The sophomore right-hander blanked the Saints through eight innings and scattered just four hits with two walks and three strikeouts to improve to 1-1 this season. He retired each of the first 10 batters he faced in the game and took a no-hitter into the fifth inning.
As a senior at North Allegheny in 2016, Marsico was the team leader in victories with a 5-1 record to go along with a 2.14 ERA. In 36 innings on the bump for the black and gold, Marsico showed excellent command with 32 strikeouts while walking only six batters. Also one of NA’s top hitters, Marsico sported a batting average of .348 with 10 RBI’s and nine runs scored.
(Photo courtesy of W&J College Athletics).