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  • Massengale and Scott are Athletes of the Month

  • Devon Massengale (Elkhorn) and Will Scott (Defuniak Springs, Fla.) were recently announced as Peru State College’s (PSC) March Athletes of the Month by Athletic Director Steve Schneider.


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  • Devon Massengale (Elkhorn) and Will Scott (Defuniak Springs, Fla.) were recently announced as Peru State College’s (PSC) March Athletes of the Month by Athletic Director Steve Schneider.
    Both Massengale and Scott are the leading pitchers on their respective teams and both were named
    Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) Pitchers of the Week during March.
    Massengale had earned the recognition for her record-tying performance against Haskell Indian Nations
    University. Massengale had tied a Bobcat single-game record of 12 strikeouts which put her into the
    PSC record books along with former standout Melanie Tramp who set the record in 1999 against
    Midland Lutheran. Later in the month, Massengale had another 12 K performance Viterbo College in
    the Tucson Invitational Games. Most recently, Massengale struck out ten in the Bobcats’ win over
    MidAmerica Nazarene University.
    Currently, Massengale is 7-4 and leads PSC with a 2.76 ERA and has thrown 68 strikeouts. With her
    efforts this past Sunday, Massengale has moved into fifth place in career strikeouts with 162, overtaking
    Lauren (Fiori) Sanley, who finished her career with 161.
    In the HAAC, Massengale is ranked in the following categories: tied for sixth for wins (7); seventh in
    total strikeouts (68); eighth in opponents’ batting average (.227); eighth in batters struck out per game
    (8.31); eighth in hits allowed per game (7.94); 12th in ERA (2.76); 12th in innings pitched per game (4.91);
    14th in hits allowed (65); and 14th in earned runs allowed (29).
    Scott earned his HAAC honors when he threw a one-hit shutout over Mayville State in the Metrodome
    Classic. In the win, Scott struck out a career-high 11 Mayville batters.
    Presently, Scott is 4-3 on the season and has the team’s best ERA at 3.45 and has the most strikeouts
    with 41.
    In the HAAC, Scott finds himself among the leaders in several categories including: tied for seventh in
    strikeouts (41); tied for seventh in total wins (4); eighth in ERA (3.45); ninth in opponents’ batting (.229);
    ninth in hits allowed per game (7.71); 11th in innings pitched (44.1); 11th in batters struck out per game
    (8.32); tied for 11th in total hits (38); 14th in total earned runs (17); and 17th in innings pitched per game
    (4.93).
    “Devon and Will are deserving of the recognition for March,” said Schneider. “They have worked hard
    and had some decent performances in the month while helping their teams to several victories.”
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