Scranton, PA – Lackawanna College is honored to announce that Zach Lopatka has been named the Eastern Pennsylvania Athletic Conference DII Player of the Year.
Lopatka earned this recognition after a season where he had a batting average of .368, an OBA of .508 and a SLG of .640. He had 50 hits in 136 at bats with 10 doubles, three triples and seven home runs. Lopatka scored 40 times and drove in a team high 48 runs. As a pitcher he hurled 32 2/3 innings and recorded a win/loss record of 4-0. He struck out 46 and relinquished 22 hits. He recorded an ERA of 3.03, giving up 14 runs, only 11 of which were earned,
In addition to the recognition he received from the EPAC, he also was named to the All Region XIX Division II Second team as an outfielder and was acknowledged by the Lackawanna's coaching staff as the team's Most Valuable Player. He will enter Youngstown State University next fall. Youngstown is a NCAA Division I institution and a member of the Horizon League. Lopatka graduated from Wyoming Area High School and is a resident of Exeter, Pennsylvania.