Former baseball players Kevan Smith and Ray Black progress in the MLB ranks.
SOPHOMORE (2010) Ray Black made 12 appearances in 2010...had a career high five strikeouts against Akron on May 5...threw 1.0 perfect inning of relief against St. John's on March 28 in a close 5-3 win...retired one batter to take out Villanova on April 18 on the way to his first career save...struck out 15 batters in 16.2 innings pitched.
HIGH SCHOOL Selected to the 2008 Rawlings Pre-Season all-region team...played three years in the Plains American League...in his sophomore year, their team came in fourth in Pennsylvania...his junior year, they lost in the playoffs...in his senior year, he had to sit out because of an injury...while in high school he was in the Under Armour Pre-Season All-American Tournament...he was selected to both the Under Armour Fall Classic and the Team One National Showcase, however he did not attend either...Black was selected to play in the Area Code games with the New York Yankees...chosen to play in the Cape Cod Classic in Cape Cod, Mass...also made the P.A. Legion East-West game and was named MVP in the All-East game for American Legion, P.A...was a member of the soccer team as well and was named All-Conference...member of Honors Society.
PERSONAL Born June 26, 1990...son of Ray and Diane Black...has one sister, Shelly (15).