2010-11 Men's Baseball
Coach: Jason Aspito
Assistant Coaches: Joe Royer and Mike Mayer
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.
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.
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.
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.
|2010-11 Men's Baseball Roster|
|Misc||Jersey #||Name||Position||Height||Class-Yr.||High School|
|24||Jose Aracena||3B||5'8"||Freshman||William Penn|
|6||Matt Arentz||Utility||5'8"||Sophomore||Delone Catholic|
|34||Donovan Blessing||1B/DH||5'11"||Senior||Central York High School|
|10||Chris Farscht||OF, 3B||5'10"||Freshman||York Suburban|
|9||David Pottle Jr.||IF||5'10"||Sophomore||Central York|
|32||John Smith||OF, P, 1B||6'0"||Freshman||Penn Manor|
|1||Andy Taylor||SS||5'8"||Sophomore||Red Lion|
|8||James Volz||C||6'0"||Freshman||Hereford High|
|0||Nick Wallin||3B, P, OF||5'8"||Sophomore||South Western|
|14||Kent Weibley||OF||6'3"||Sophomore||York Tech.|
*= Academic All-Conference
= All-Conference PSUAC
Home games are played off-campus, at McWilliams Field. All PSUAC games played are double headers.
|2011 Men's Baseball Schedule|
|March 22, 2011||3:30 p.m.||McDaniel||Away||L||0-10|
|March 27, 2011||12:00 p.m.||Beaver||Away||L||0-24|
|March 27, 2011||2:00 p.m.||Beaver||Away||L||3-5|
|April 7, 2011||2:00 p.m.||Greater Allegheny||Home||L||0-12|
|April 7, 2011||4:00 p.m.||Greater Allegheny||Home||L||0-13|
|April 9, 2011||12:00 p.m.||Mont Alto||Away||L||9-14|
|April 9, 2011||2:00 p.m.||Mont Alto||Away||W||8-3|
|April 14, 2011||2:00 p.m.||Wilkes-Barre||Away||W||18-4|
|April 14, 2011||4:00 p.m.||Wilkes-Barre||Away||L||7-8|
|April 15, 2011||12:00 p.m.||Scranton||Home||W||8-3|
|April 15, 2011||2:00 p.m.||Scranton||Home||W||6-3|
|April 17, 2011||2:00 p.m.||Penn College||Away||L||1-11|
|April 17, 2011||4:00 p.m.||Penn College||Away||L||4-10|
|April 21, 2011||2:00 p.m.||Hazleton||Home||W||14-1|
|April 21, 2011||4:00 p.m.||Hazleton||Home||L||5-7|
|April 25, 2011||12:00 p.m.||Brandywine||Home||L||5-12|
|April 25, 2011||2:00 p.m.||Brandywine||Home||L||4-6|
|April 28, 2011||12:00 p.m.||Fayette||Home||W||Forfeit|
|April 28, 2011||2:00 p.m.||Fayette||Home||W||Forfeit|
Awards for the 2010-2011 season will be announced at the awards banquet.
Coach: Jason Aspito
- High School: Driscoll Catholic (Addison, Illinois)
- College: Loyola Marymount University
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.
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.