INSIDE THE BOX : By Jonathan Schwab LHU Celebrates 2017 Hall of Fame Class Lock Haven baseball’s 2017 First Team All-PSAC pitcher made more history in June. And he’s just getting started. Jacob Belinda, LHU’s record holder for single-season strikeouts, was picked by the Atlanta Braves in the 10th round of June’s Major League Baseball Draft. When his name was called, Belinda became both the second player in program history to be drafted, and the highest draft pick in school history. Belinda, who said he found out he was headed to the Braves organization about 10 minutes before the pick was announced, described being drafted as a moment he’s thought about for a long time. “I’ve always looked forward to it,” Belinda said, “but you can’t prepare for something like that.” LHU baseball head coach Jim Chester credited Belinda’s achievement to the Port Matilda native’s commitment over his four-year career. Jacob Belinda “What an amazing honor for Jacob Belinda, his family, and the Lock Haven University base- ball program,” Chester said. “His success was solely based on hard work, development, and maturity.” Belinda’s success included a 6-2 record during his First Team All-PSAC East senior season. He set a single-season record with 78 strikeouts, and closed his LHU run with 206 strikeouts, good for second all-time. “He was a major reason we set the school record for wins, appeared in the PSAC tournament, and were on the cusp of the NCAA Regional,” Chester said. Now Belinda turns his attention to the beginning of his professional career. “It means a lot to get a foot in the door,” Belinda said. “I’ll carry with me the work ethic I learned from my time at LHU and try to exceed that and work even more.” The right-hander’s next destination is Danville, VA, where he’ll open his professional experience with the Danville Braves, Atlanta’s short-season Rookie League squad. 570-494-8425 www.oxymagiccentralpa.com Carpet Cleaning S P E C I A L S: 6 ROOMS & A HALL - $239 -- GUARANTEED PRICE OVER THE PHONE -- - ONE HOUR AVERAGE DRY TIME - • Deeper Cleaning than Steam or Chem • Carpet Dries Soft, Not Hard or Crunchy • Environmentally Green Certified Products • TILE & GROUT FLOOR CLEANING - 10% OFF! 3 ROOMS & A HALL - $129 UPHOLSTERY CLEANING SPECIALS: Sofa - $74 Loveseat - $64 Armchair or Recliner - $34 10 “Good News” -- July -- www.bearcountrygoodnews.com WOOL ORIENTAL RUG CLEANING - $79 (8’x10’) - P riced according to size . - cleaned in home . prices good through 12/31/17.