Pittston Area graduate Michael Schwab busy as senior at Lehigh

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Michael “Buck” Schwab has already made six relief pitching appearances in the first month of his senior season playing NCAA Division I baseball at Lehigh University.

The Pittston Area graduate is on track to have his busiest – and best – season on the mound for the Mountain Hawks.

Schwab made 11 appearances as a freshman, five as a sophomore and six last year. He entered this season with a 1-1 record and 6.97 earned run average for his career.

After working one inning in each of his six appearances, the lefty reliever has a career-low 3.00 ERA. He has given up two runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out three.

Schwab struck out two in a scoreless inning against Butler Feb. 17. In his last outing March 16, he allowed one run in a loss at Richmond.

Lehigh is off to an 8-10 start all in road or neutral site games.

Schwab was a three-sport captain as a football, basketball and baseball player for the Patriots. An engineering major, he was class valedictorian and president of the school’s National Honor Society while at Pittston Area.

Schwab busy as senior at Lehigh