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JUNE 1, 2007

CALARCO NAMED SECOND TEAM ALL-REGIONAL

WILKES-BARRE  -- King's College baseball standout Caleb Calarco (New Ringgold/Tamaqua Area) has been named to the 2007 NCAA Division III American Baseball Coaches Association Mid-Atlantic All-Region Team as a second-team selection.

Calarco, who named both the Freedom Conference "Player of the Year" as well as the conference "Pitcher of the Year", enjoyed an outstanding season in leading the Monarchs to a school-record 28-win season and a fourth straight Freedom Conference playoff berth.

Calarco, who displayed tremendous versatility during his career, also played second base and third base at times during the season.

As a pitcher, Calarco was the Monarchs' top hurler  7-2 with a 1.69 ERA and struck out 53 batters in 53.2 innings of work. At the plate, he batted .369 (52-141) with nine doubles, two home runs, 27 RBI and 35 runs scored. He also has a .986 fielding percentage, making just four errors in 274 total chances. Calarco was named first-team all-conference as a utility player a year ago.

Aside from his success on the field, Calarco was also an outstanding student, earning King's Dean's List honors seven semesters while posting a 3.72 grade-point average as a secondary education major.

He was a member of the Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society, Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society, and the King's Aquinas Honor Society. He was also a three-time Middle Atlantic Conference All-Academic choice and was honored as the MAC Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Calarco  was also extremely active in the community, serving as a frequent volunteer with Challenger Division Baseball and Wilkes-Barre Veterans Memorial Hospital. He has raised money for Doug Dobson Memorial Fund and volunteered for Baseball Day at Pocono Mt. High School for mentally handicapped children. Calarco is a two-time Freedom Conference first-team team selection and was the 2006 Freedom Conference Tournament most valuable player.

 





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