Penn State Abington senior Ryan McCarty is the Philadelphia Baseball Review Division III Player of the Year, the publication announced Wednesday.
McCarty won the Division III regular season triple crown leading the nation in batting average, homers and RBI. He finished the year with a .529 batting average, 89 runs, 91 RBI, 220 total bases, and a 1.164 hitting percentage.
The 220 total goals and 89 points are Division III records in a single season. Additionally, McCarty also became the second Division III player to record 100+ hits in a single season.
McCarty also performed well on the mound, appearing in 13 games during the season while going 4-2 with four saves. He had 21 strikeouts in 26 1/3 innings.
In addition to earning Philadelphia Baseball Review honors, McCarty was a Golden Spikes Award semi-finalist and was named D3baseball.com’s Player of the Year. He also won United East Conference Player of the Year honors and was named a Rawlings All-American.
The Yardley native will play for the Harwich Mariners of the Cape Cod League later this month before turning his attention to the Major League Baseball Entry Draft in July.
Abington concluded the 2022 season with a 33–11 overall record scoring the most wins in the program’s Division III era. The Nittany Lions qualified for the playoffs for the 10th time and made their sixth consecutive appearance in the United East Tournament. Abington has appeared in the Conference Championship Game in 2019, 2021 and 2022 with a win in 2019.