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Panthers' Alspach signs with Shawnee Baseball

  • PCHS baseball player Austin Alspach signed a letter of intent this week to play ball next fall with Shawnee Community College. Pictured with Austin on the front row are his mother, Michelle, and father, Eli, and sister, Brooke. Back row from left: Shawnee CC Head Coach Bob Murley, PCHS Athletic Director Bob Waggoner, PCHS head coach Bill Segelhorst, PCHS assistant coach Nolan Kellerman, and Shawnee assistant coach Ken Reichert.

    PCHS baseball player Austin Alspach signed a letter of intent this week to play ball next fall with Shawnee Community College. Pictured with Austin on the front row are his mother, Michelle, and father, Eli, and sister, Brooke. Back row from left: Shawnee CC Head Coach Bob Murley, PCHS Athletic Director Bob Waggoner, PCHS head coach Bill Segelhorst, PCHS assistant coach Nolan Kellerman, and Shawnee assistant coach Ken Reichert.
    Daniel Herbst photo

 
BY DANIEL HERBST
Contributing Photojournalist
Posted on 5/10/2019, 12:07 PM

PINCKNEYVILLE -- PCHS senior Austin Alspach has signed a letter of intent to continue his baseball career at Shawnee Community College for the 2019-2020 school year.

Alspach, a River-to-River First Team All-Conference infielder for the past two years for Panthers head coach Bill Segelhorst, will continue to play either first base or third base -- as he has for PCHS -- for the Saints and their head coach, Bob Murley, who has come out of retirement to coach again. Alspach was voted the Panthers' top offensive player the past two years and also led the JV team in hitting as a freshman. He plans to major in Criminal Justice at Shawnee. He was also named All-South last year, Best Defensive player for the Panthers as a junior, and has played in two postseason All-Star Games. He moves on to Shawnee CC at Ullin, playing in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference (GRAC), which feeds into Region 24 of the National Junior College Athletic Association.

 
 
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