The Philadelphia Baseball Review named Pacific Palisades native Matt McGeagh Player of the Week for the week ending April 23.
McGeagh, a junior third baseman at the University of Pennsylvania, finished the week with a .316 batting average, nine RBIs, four runs scored, a pair of doubles, a triple and a homerun. He leads Penn for the season in RBIs (36) and slugging percentage (.511).
As a sophomore, McGeagh was also selected a Philadelphia Big 5 Player of the Week for his performance during a three- game series against Marist College. The Big 5 league includes La Salle, Penn, Villanova, Temple and Saint Joseph.
McGeagh, a former Pacific Palisades Baseball Association player, is a Loyola High School alum. His father, Rick, was a longtime coach in the PPBA and served on the board.
Rick and wife Tracy flew to the East Coast in April to watch their son play in a three-game series against Cornell. In the first game, which Penn lost 10-9, McGeagh had a single, a homer and 5 RBI’s. In the second game, a 9-5 Penn win, McGeagh had one hit and one RBI, and in the final game (a 7-6 loss), he had one hit.