Plymouth Whitemarsh High School seniors Mike Orensky and Brett Bottinger have committed to play baseball at Chestnut Hill College next year. The Griffins play in the NCAA Division II Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference.
Orensky was the Colonials starting centerfielder last season. He hit .318 with two home runs, 15 RBI and a combined on-base plus slugging percentage of .898. Orensky was chosen to represent the Colonials and the Suburban One League American and Continental Conferences in the 33rd Annual Carpenter Cup Classic sponsored by the Philadelphia Phillies.
Bottinger, a left-handed pitcher, struck out 38 batters in 30 innings and posted a 3.30 earned run average last season. Opponents hit just .227 against him. As a sophomore, Bottinger did not allow an earned run in 17 and a third innings out of the bullpen in conference play and received honorable mention to the All-SOL American Conference team.
Photos: Colonial School District
Photo (left) – Seated (l to r): Kelly Orensky (mother), Mike Orensky and Mike Orensky (father). Standing: Head Coach Chris Manero.
Photo (right) – Seated (l to r): Karen Bottinger, Brett Bottinger and Bill Bottinger. Standing (l to r): Head Coach Chris Manero, Tim Murphy, Jaclyn Murphy and Jeannette Bottinger.