Clarion’s Scott McManamon Named D2CCA Second Team All-Region

| May 26, 2023

CLARION, Pa. — Scott McManamon added another piece of hardware to his collection on Wednesday afternoon, as the Golden Eagles’ shortstop was named a Division 2 Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) All-Region selection.

McManamon was voted to the Atlantic Region Second Team, marking the second all-region honor in the last seven days; he was chosen as a National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Second Team All-Region pick at shortstop last week.

A First Team All-PSAC West pick at shortstop, McManamon was the offensive driver for the Golden Eagles in 2023, leading or ranking near the top of every major offensive category as he staked out his spot in the two-hole in the lineup.

He hit .335 with a team-leading .961 OPS that included 22 extra-base hits, including team-highs in doubles (11) and home runs (11). McManamon’s 11 home runs tied for the PSAC lead at the end of the regular season and broke Thomas Lavin’s program record of nine home runs set in 2021.

That home run record was not the only mark that McManamon broke this year. As dangerous on the basepaths as he was at the plate, he went 24-of-25 on steal attempts in 2023, breaking Chandler Palyas’ record of 20 steals set in 2019. The 24 stolen bags also ranked seventh in the PSAC overall and third in the PSAC West division in the regular season, behind only Seton Hill’s Jack Whalen and Vincenzo Rauso in the latter category.

McManamon was the only player in the PSAC to hit double-digit home runs and steal 20 or more bases during the 2023 regular season.

There were other statistics that held up to Golden Eagle history. McManamon drove in a team-high 36 runs, which put him sixth for a single-season in program history.

His 59 hits tied for fifth for a single-season, his 39 runs scored put him in sole possession of second place in program history, and his 103 total bases also ranked second for a season in program history.

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Jacob Deemer is a reporter for EYT Media Group, who is based out of Venango County. He started his career as a sports writer for a local newspaper before contributing to as a beat writer for the Pittsburgh Penguins. He has spent over 6 years covering sports, crime, and local news in Venango, Clarion, and Jefferson Counties.
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