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By DAN KAUFFMAN | June 14, 2000
WILLIAMSPORT - If Billy Keyes has earned his spot as Funkstown's ace this season, then P.J. Hiser proved on Wednesday he's as good a number two pitcher as you may find. cont. from sports page After working out of jams in the first two innings, Hiser settled down to strike out 13 in five innings, and his two-run homer in the third proved to be the winning runs in Funkstown's 10-1 American Legion victory over Williamsport. "We consider ourselves to have two of the best pitchers in the district," Funkstown coach Darryl Powell said.
NEWS
July 19, 2006
EASTLAKE, Ohio - Hagerstown native P.J. Hiser helped beat Hagerstown on Tuesday. The Lake County first baseman went 2-for-3 with a solo homer and two runs scored as the Captains defeated the Suns, 3-1. Hiser, who's batting .244 with four home runs this season, accounted for half of Lake County's four hits, which all came off starter Deolis Guerra (3-6), who went seven innings. The Suns took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second. Leivi Ventura reached on an error to lead off the inning and Drew Butera followed with an RBI double.
NEWS
April 30, 2001
Hiser leads HCC to sweep By JACK HILL III / Staff Correspondent Game 1 Frederick01000310-5112 Hagerstown00500001-6114 Vent and Osbourn. Hiser, Trevey (4), Butts (6), Knous (8) and Smith. WP - Knous (1-3). LP - Vent. Game 2 Frederick02001-3111 Hagerstown9103x-1371 Hammond, Aznar (1) and Harrison. Knous, Chernick (5) and Showe. WP - Knous (2-3). LP - Hammond. HR - HCC: Runk (4th, one on). P.J. Hiser was getting ready to head to first base after the 3-0 pitch went by him. However, the home plate umpire ruled that the pitch was strike one and not ball four.
NEWS
By BOB PARASILITI | May 15, 2004
If P.J. Hiser ever feels lost, all he has to do is step on the University of Pittsburgh baseball field to get his bearings. "When I look around and see a guy in the bullpen throwing 95 mph, I know I'm not in Hagerstown anymore," he said. Hiser has come a long way since leaving Hagerstown to play Division I college baseball at Pittsburgh. He left two years ago after two standout seasons at Hagerstown Community College, which followed his graduation from South Hagerstown High School and selection in the 42nd round of the 2001 Major League Baseball amateur draft.
NEWS
by BOB PARASILITI | June 9, 2004
bobp@herald-mail.com P.J. Hiser and David Miner each experienced the most exciting moments of their lives on Tuesday. It was a telephone ringing. That may sound mundane, but it signified the calls of a lifetime for Hiser and Miner. They were notification that they each had been selected during the second day of the annual major-league draft. Hiser was selected in the 29th round by the Cleveland Indians while Miner lasted until the 48th round, in which he was taken by the San Diego Padres.
NEWS
by BOB PARASILITI | June 7, 2004
bobp@herald-mail.com When it comes down to it, P.J. Hiser probably knows how finalists feel on American Idol. He's done all he could possibly do. He has given his best possible performance. Now it's all up to the judges. Hiser has been doing all his work and auditioning, hoping for a win to the tune of a major league baseball contract. Today is the day for the final vote, culminating in baseball's annual amateur draft, which begins at noon. "This is awesome," said Hiser, who just completed his senior year as a pitcher and outfielder for the University of Pittsburgh.
NEWS
March 16, 2004
COLLEGE BASEBALL University of Pittsburgh senior P.J. Hiser, a South Hagerstown High grad, was named the Big East Player of the Week on Monday. Hiser played in all seven of Pitt's games last week, starting six as either an outfielder or designated hitter and one as a pitcher as the Panthers went 6-1. Hiser was 10-for-22 at the plate with two home runs, a triple, two doubles and eight RBI, and he went 5-for-5 in steal attempts. He also picked up a pitching victory in a 6-3 win over Iona, striking out eight batters in seven innings.
NEWS
By MIKE SIRBAUGH / Staff Correspondent | April 16, 1999
South Hagerstown High's P.J. Hiser hit early, often and hard Friday. The Rebels hitting star went 4-for-4 with a home run, three RBIs and scored four runs in South's 16-6 victory over Williamsport. The game was shortened by the 10-run rule. Hiser started the scoring in the bottom of the first with two outs and Frankie Linton on. With a 3-1 count, Hiser clubbed a long, high blast that needed no help from the gusting wind. "Hiser jacked that missile out of here," said Wildcats coach Rod Steiner.
NEWS
May 14, 2004
University of Pittsburgh senior outfielder/pitcher P.J. Hiser, a South Hagerstown graduate, has been named one of 30 semifinalists for the Dick Howser Trophy, given annually to the top player in college baseball. Hiser leads the Big East in home runs (19) and slugging percentage (.798), is 16-for-16 in stolen-base attempts and is batting .369 with 62 hits and 53 runs scored. He is 5-0 on the mound with a 3.90 ERA and 47 strikeouts. Hiser is also a leading candidate for Big East Player of the Year.
NEWS
By BOB PARASILITI | April 30, 2006
Right now, dreams are a major part of P.J. Hiser's life. The dream is something in him. It was a drive that started simmering when he was a youngster growing up in Washington County. It carried him through high school and college. And now, all that dreaming is showing a hint of reality. And yet, the dream is not over. It is just starting. P.J. Hiser stands today, doing what he always hoped - playing professional baseball with the Lake County Captains, the Cleveland Indians Class A affiliate in the South Atlantic League.
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September 9, 2013
Burial services for Sue Hiser, who died Sunday, July 8, 2013, will be Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, starting promptly at 11 a.m. at Memorial Chapel, Fort Myer, Va. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery.
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by BOB PARASILITI | June 17, 2007
For most of his life, P.J. Hiser has followed the signs. The little points, twitches and gestures helped him make decisions. What's it going to be? Bunt, take a pitch or swing away? Steal or just take a lead? Shade a hitter to right or play straight away? As a baseball player, Hiser counted on those signs for direction. That all changed after the 2006 season. Hiser had just finished another Single-A season in the Cleveland Indians farm system, coming home after seven months of traveling and baseball.
NEWS
July 19, 2006
EASTLAKE, Ohio - Hagerstown native P.J. Hiser helped beat Hagerstown on Tuesday. The Lake County first baseman went 2-for-3 with a solo homer and two runs scored as the Captains defeated the Suns, 3-1. Hiser, who's batting .244 with four home runs this season, accounted for half of Lake County's four hits, which all came off starter Deolis Guerra (3-6), who went seven innings. The Suns took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second. Leivi Ventura reached on an error to lead off the inning and Drew Butera followed with an RBI double.
NEWS
By BOB PARASILITI | April 30, 2006
Right now, dreams are a major part of P.J. Hiser's life. The dream is something in him. It was a drive that started simmering when he was a youngster growing up in Washington County. It carried him through high school and college. And now, all that dreaming is showing a hint of reality. And yet, the dream is not over. It is just starting. P.J. Hiser stands today, doing what he always hoped - playing professional baseball with the Lake County Captains, the Cleveland Indians Class A affiliate in the South Atlantic League.
NEWS
by BOB PARASILITI | April 25, 2006
P.J. Hiser has his eyes focused on where he wants to go. And that gaze is only sharpened by the feeling of where he's been. Hiser is running the treadmill in his chosen career as a professional baseball player. As a member of the Lake County Captains - the Class A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians - he's one important step closer to making it to the majors someday. His added perspective, though, comes by pure coincidence. The Captains are in the South Atlantic League's Northern Division with the Hagerstown Suns, which gave the South Hagerstown and Hagerstown Community College graduate the first of three chances to return home and play in the familiar surroundings of Municipal Stadium.
NEWS
by BOB PARASILITI | June 9, 2004
bobp@herald-mail.com P.J. Hiser and David Miner each experienced the most exciting moments of their lives on Tuesday. It was a telephone ringing. That may sound mundane, but it signified the calls of a lifetime for Hiser and Miner. They were notification that they each had been selected during the second day of the annual major-league draft. Hiser was selected in the 29th round by the Cleveland Indians while Miner lasted until the 48th round, in which he was taken by the San Diego Padres.
NEWS
by BOB PARASILITI | June 7, 2004
bobp@herald-mail.com When it comes down to it, P.J. Hiser probably knows how finalists feel on American Idol. He's done all he could possibly do. He has given his best possible performance. Now it's all up to the judges. Hiser has been doing all his work and auditioning, hoping for a win to the tune of a major league baseball contract. Today is the day for the final vote, culminating in baseball's annual amateur draft, which begins at noon. "This is awesome," said Hiser, who just completed his senior year as a pitcher and outfielder for the University of Pittsburgh.
NEWS
June 5, 2004
COLLEGE BASEBALL University of Pittsburgh senior outfielder/pitcher P.J. Hiser, a South Hagerstown graduate, was named a Louisville Slugger Division I First Team All-American, the first in the history of the Pitt program and the only Big East Conference member on the team. Hiser, also named Big East Player of the Year, broke the school record for home runs (21) and RBI (67) in a single season and also ended the season sixth in the NCAA in slugging percentage (.758). On the mound, Hiser went 5-1 with a 4.40 ERA and one save, striking out 49 in 61 1/3 innings.
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