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By Frank Maira, special to Franklin County Free Press

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The spring athletics season is fully upon us and Penn State Mont Alto’s Chayse Fisher (Mercersburg, Pa. / James Buchanan) has been named the Penn State University Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week.

The announcement was made by the league Tuesday afternoon.

Fisher had an outstanding debut for Mont Alto over spring break, batting .455 through the first 11 games of the season.

He drove in seven runs, while scoring three as he has helped the Nittany Lions win four games.

The freshman first baseman slashed five doubles overall and registered a start on the mound, getting the win while allowing three earned runs against Penn State Wilkes-Barre.

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He went 3-for-5 with an RBI against The Apprentice School this past weekend as the Nittany Lions dropped a pair of close games.

Fisher sits fifth in the PSUAC in batting average (.455), second in hits (15), and leads the conference early on in doubles with five.

Penn State Mont Alto is slated to host St. Clair Community College on Friday, March 15 for a non-conference doubleheader.

Game times are tentatively slated for 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Be sure to stay up to date on all your Penn State Mont Alto news, scores, and awards by following @PSUMAathletics on Twitter and by liking the “Penn State Mont Alto Athletics” Facebook page.

FRANK MAIRA is assistant director of athletics at Penn State Mont Alto

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