PIAA BASEBALL: ATHENS' HORTON NAMED TO INAUGURAL NEPA BASEBALL COACHES ALL-REGION TEAM
(2023-07-26)Valley Sports Report
Athens’ Lucas Horton has been named to the inaugural Northeast Pa. Baseball Coaches Association Big School All-Region baseball team, which is comprised of the top 25 players from PIAA Districts 2, 4, and 11.
Horton, a 6-3 two-way player, was selected at the utility position.
Horton hit .456 (31 hits in 68 ABs) with five doubles, one triple, two home runs, 13 RBI, 31 runs scored, and was 21-for-21 in stolen base attempts. He also walked 15 times for a .554 on-base percentage, had a .647 slugging percentage, and a 1.201 OPS.
While his offensive numbers are impressive, Horton made his bones on the pitching mound. He posted a 7-1 record, with one save, and a 2.37 ERA. He fanned 63 and walked 15, while allowing 28 hits in 44 1/3 innings. Opponents hit .174 against him
He finished his career with a 21-2 record and a 1.58 ERA, striking out 194 batters in 133 innings.
IN PHOTO: Athens’ Lucas Horton.
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