by Max Mercy
Senior shortstop Evan Scherber reached several milestones in the PHS baseball career record book over the past several games.
Scherber surpassed Mark Slattengren (1984-1987) for second on the defensive assists list. Slattengren recorded 135; Scherber has 136 through May 15. Charlie Habermann (2006-2009) is the record-holder, with 163.
He is now third on the school's career hit list, with 75 through May 15, and he became the fifth player to get 70 career hits. Jimmy Merling (2010-2013) has the record of 102, followed by Ryan McCarthy (2010-2012) with 89.
Scherber became the fifth player in PHS history to play in 70 games. He is at 72 through May 15. Merling holds the record of 91 career games, followed by Ian Scherber (2009-2012), 89; Tyler Pionk (2008-2011), 80, and McCarthy, 74.
He became the eighth player to record 200 at bats. He is in sixth place at 214 through May 15. Merling holds the record for career at bats, with 284, followed by Ian Scherber (247), Pionk (236), McCarthy (231), and Habermann (216). Evan Scherber surpassed Kyle Wojtysiak (2002-2005), 209, and Drew Scherber (2004-2007), 204.
Finally, Scherber is on the cusp of becoming the fifth player in PHS history to record 50 career RBIs. He has 47 through May 15, which is tied for fifth with Pionk and Justin Scanlon (2008-2011). McCarthy holds the record of 96.