LEHMAN, Pa. -- Penn State Wilkes-Barre has canceled its spring baseball season due to a variety of issues that have reduced the number of players on its roster.
“We deeply regret having to make this decision, but felt it was in the best interest of the campus, team and conference,” Athletic Director Scott Miner said. “Low numbers and injuries have kept us from attaining the number of players we would need to field a team. The decision was made after several conversations with coaches, players, and our Interim Chancellor Dr. Lynda Goldstein. We fully intend to do all we can to increase our number of players to bring baseball back to Penn State Wilkes-Barre for the spring 2023 season.”
In recent years, Penn State Wilkes-Barre achieved its most successful baseball seasons in campus history. In 2019, the baseball team won the division championship, its first since 2000. It finished 12-3 in the Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) East Division and earned the No. 1 seed in the PSUAC conference playoffs.
Miner said, “It’s a disappointment to all of us to not have a baseball season this year. However, we are focusing our efforts on ensuring we have a sufficient number of eligible players for next year as part of our intention to compete in the 2023 season. We are working toward achieving our previous success once again.”