Josh Fyffe

Josh Fyffe is a name that decorates the Penn State Behrend baseball record book. He set the career record for hits, batting average, games played, at-bats and assists while sitting second in runs, doubles, triples, home runs and RBIs. Fyffe set records from 2007-10 but he also garnered many other accolades. He was a four-time All-Conference choice, two-time AMCC Player of the Year, three-time All-Region, two-time All-American, 2009 ECAC South Region Player of the Year and 2010 Behrend Male Athlete of the Year.

When Fyffe began at Behrend in 2007, little did he know he would share a nickname with Elvis and Michael Jackson. Both were artists known as “Kings”. Fyffe finished his career as the hits “King” in Behrend baseball program history. He ended his inaugural season with 56 hits, 33 RBIs, 25 runs and a .394 batting average. He earned the coveted AMCC Newcomer of the Year award and was selected to the All-AMCC First Team, while being named MVFreshman by his teammates.

During the next three seasons, under Fyffe’s leadership, the Lions had the best run in the AMCC, winning three straight championships. In Fyffe’s sophomore year, he earned his first of three ABCA-Rawlings All-Region honors while being named an AMCC Honorable Mention for registering 52 hits, scoring 46 runs and driving in another 25 for a 34-12 team that won the AMCC Championship.

The 2009 Behrend Lions posted an impressive 16-2 AMCC regular-season record, a regional ranking of fourth in the NCAA Mid-Atlantic region polls, and national rankings in a number of polls. Behrend earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament after winning the AMCC Title and posting the fourth-most wins in school history, with a 31-13 overall record. Fyffe’s status escalated to All-AMCC First Team, AMCC Player of the Year, ECAC South Region Player of the Year and Second Team ABCA-Rawlings All-Region once again. The junior nearly doubled his RBIs from the previous season (58) and posted a .406 batting average. Fyffe ripped 13 doubles, nine home runs and three triples in his 69 hits. He started every game and had 21 stolen bases.

Fyffe’s first three years set the stage for the greatest individual offensive season in school history. As a senior, he stormed the record books, setting a single-season record for hits (87) and runs (68) in a season.  Fyffe repeated as AMCC Player of the Year and First Team All-AMCC. He earned First Team All-American accolades from D3baseball and Second Team All-American honors by ABCA/Rawlings. Fyffe also was named Behrend Co-Male Athlete of the Year. He graduated with 264 career hits, 184 runs, 176 RBIs, 47 doubles, 22 home runs and 14 triples.