Penn State York Athletics

2010-11 Men's Baseball

Baseball 2011

Coach: Jason Aspito
Assistant Coaches: Joe Royer and Mike Mayer
Phone: 630-297-2452
E-mail: jpa13@psu.edu
Semester: Fall/Spring

Baseball team try-outs are January 26, 27, and 28 at noon.

Jason Aspito Named Head Coach

Mission Statement

The Penn State York baseball department recognizes its mission to serve student athletes, the University and the broader community. Its major effort is to provide an opportunity for student athletes to achieve their maximum potential both athletically and educationally. It is the department's belief that many of the most important learning experiences in a college education take place outside the traditional classroom. Intercollegiate athletic competition provides students with the opportunity to test themselves against the best in their sport. Through participation in training and competitive activities, the department hopes to teach several values: hard work, motivation, and perseverance in both winning and losing situations; the ability to work as a team; a feeling of pride in accomplishment through fair and honest means; and a sense of good sportsmanship and a high level of personal integrity and ethical conduct.

Program History

Penn State York baseball began in the spring of 2005 as a club sport. In the first year, players competed against regional Division III programs in scrimmage format. In the first four years of competition in the Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) the team played a split season format with approximately half the conference schedule played in the fall and half in the spring. The team qualified for divisional playoffs in each of the programs first three years. In 2009 a revised conference wide format was implemented. The 2010 season marks the first time since the program’s inception that all conference games will be played in the spring. The program has developed a reputation for excellence both in the classroom and on the field. Since the programs’ inception, twenty-two local lions have achieved Academic All Conference standing while an additional four players have been named Athletic All Conference. One player was distinguished to be named to both all conference teams during the same season.

PSUAC Conference

Penn State York baseball plays in the Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC). The conference is comprised of fifteen member locations of The Pennsylvania State University playing at the non-divisional level. Ten member institutions support varsity Baseball. The conference format provides for cumulative conference standings which determine playoff positions. Traditionally the top four qualify for playoffs in a round robin format.

The PSUAC has seen considerable growth and development in recent years with increased opportunities for Penn State student athletes. The fifteen PSUAC member institutions have provided competitive experiences for more than 1,350 student athletes in ten sports. Among the conferences greatest accomplishments is the fact that 435 student have earned Academic All Conference with a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher. The conference champion and one at-large PSUAC member earns a bid to participate in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) national tournament.

USCAA Information

PSUAC member institutions also hold membership in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA). The USCAA is a national organization that exists to provide quality athletic competition on an equal level of competition with schools of like size and athletic programs on a regional and national level for their student-athletes.

Membership provides the opportunity for the PSUAC conference champion and one conference at-large bid to participate in the USCAA national tournament/world series. Additionally, Penn State York student athletes have the opportunity to be named All American or Academic All American. Penn State York’s affiliation with the USCAA began July 1, 2008.

Download Roster (CSV)
2010-11 Men's Baseball Roster
MiscJersey #NamePositionHeightClass-Yr.High School
24Jose Aracena3B5'8"FreshmanWilliam Penn
6Matt ArentzUtility5'8"SophomoreDelone Catholic
34Donovan Blessing1B/DH5'11"SeniorCentral York High School
10Chris FarschtOF, 3B5'10"FreshmanYork Suburban
35Nathan Gambino1B5'11"SophomoreDallastown
27Rob MacCubbinCF5'9"SophomoreKennard-Dale
2Trevor NeffIF5'7"SophomoreDallastown
9David Pottle Jr.IF5'10"SophomoreCentral York
32John SmithOF, P, 1B6'0"FreshmanPenn Manor
1Andy TaylorSS5'8"SophomoreRed Lion
8James VolzC6'0"FreshmanHereford High
0Nick Wallin3B, P, OF5'8"SophomoreSouth Western
14Kent WeibleyOF6'3"SophomoreYork Tech.

*= Academic All-Conference

= All-Conference PSUAC

Home games are played off-campus, at McWilliams Field. All PSUAC games played are double headers.

Wins: 7| Losses: 12| Winning Percentage: .368

2011 Men's Baseball Schedule
DateTimeOpponentLocationResultScore
March 22, 20113:30 p.m.McDanielAwayL0-10
March 27, 201112:00 p.m.BeaverAwayL0-24
March 27, 20112:00 p.m.BeaverAwayL3-5
April 7, 20112:00 p.m.Greater AlleghenyHomeL0-12
April 7, 20114:00 p.m.Greater AlleghenyHomeL0-13
April 9, 201112:00 p.m.Mont AltoAwayL9-14
April 9, 20112:00 p.m.Mont AltoAwayW8-3
April 14, 20112:00 p.m.Wilkes-BarreAwayW18-4
April 14, 20114:00 p.m.Wilkes-BarreAwayL7-8
April 15, 201112:00 p.m.ScrantonHomeW8-3
April 15, 20112:00 p.m.ScrantonHomeW6-3
April 17, 20112:00 p.m.Penn CollegeAwayL1-11
April 17, 20114:00 p.m.Penn CollegeAwayL4-10
April 21, 20112:00 p.m.HazletonHomeW14-1
April 21, 20114:00 p.m.HazletonHomeL5-7
April 25, 201112:00 p.m.BrandywineHomeL5-12
April 25, 20112:00 p.m.BrandywineHomeL4-6
April 28, 201112:00 p.m.FayetteHomeWForfeit
April 28, 20112:00 p.m.FayetteHomeWForfeit

Awards for the 2010-2011 season will be announced at the awards banquet.

Jason Aspito

Coach: Jason Aspito
Phone: 630-297-2452
E-mail: jpa13@psu.edu

Hometown:

Chicago, Illinois

Education:

  • High School: Driscoll Catholic (Addison, Illinois)
  • College: Loyola Marymount University

Coaching History:

Jason Aspito, former York Revolution baseball player, has been named the head coach of the Penn State York baseball team. Aspito, 31, has taken over the head coach position and has high hopes for the six-year-old team. Jason was also recently named an associate scout for the Milwaukee Brewers.

Playing History:

A graduate of Driscoll Catholic High School in Addison, Illinois, Aspito was a four-year starter at shortstop, with two state championships. He was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 45th round of the 1997 draft, but opted to attend the University of Texas where he was named most valuable player of the 1998 NBC World Series. After a transfer to Loyola Marymount University, he was named to the WCC All-Conference team. Drafted once again by the White Sox in the 9th round in 2000, he was later traded to the Angels in 2003. He was named to the Texas League All Star team in 2006 and then played for Anaheim at their Triple A level in Salt Lake City. A prospect in the Chicago White Sox and Angels organizations, Jason arrived in York during the York Revolution’s inaugural season and helped lead the club to its only playoff team and a second-half division title in 2008. Aspito hit a combined 42 homers in the last three seasons with the York Revolution. He throws right and bats left.

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