Alex Madera of Arcadia
With little more than a month remaining in the college season, here's a look at five intriguing numbers you should know as we enter another weekend of D-III baseball across the Philadelphia region. 

Alex Madera is an absolute machine. The senior infielder from Delran is hitting .488 this year for Arcadia while also leading the club with a 1.209 OPS. The .488 batting average is the seventh highest in the nation in the D-III level. He's also swiped 14 bags. 

Justin Fogel is mashing the ball for PSU-Abington, hitting .524 with a 1.573 OPS over 30 games. The .524 mark is the second highest figure at the D-III level in the nation. He also has 14 homers, 50 RBIs, and 126 total bases (the highest mark in the country). 

Arcadia has been a monster all season and already have clinched a MAC Freedom playoff berth with a 15-2 conference record. Overall, the 23-8 record and .882 winning percentage is the best of all Philly area programs. The club welcomes King's College on Friday before heading to Wilkes-Barre for a doubleheader on Saturday. 

Immaculata hurler Jason Hughes is piecing together one of the best seasons on the bump in recent D-III memory. The Tennant graduate is carrying a 1.45 ERA over 43 1/3 innings, including seven starts this season. Even more impressive is his 63 strikeouts on the year. The Macs are one of the area's top D-III programs this year with an 18-8 overall record. 

Arcadia senior Zach Steiger has been nearly unhittable in conference play for the Knights. In five MAC Freedom starts, he's posted a 1.50 ERA with a 1.13 WHIP. He's also limited opponents to a .177 average against. 

Something to watch 
The top five teams in the Centennial Conference will make the conference tourney next month. Swarthmore and Muhlenberg are tied for the No. 4 seed with 6-5 records, Haverford and Ursinus are behind those two by a game, sporting 5-6 records. 

Swarthmore will visit Ursinus on Friday. The two clubs met on Tuesday with the Garnet cruising to an 18-2 win. A win could go a long way in pushing the Garnet to the tourney. A loss would open the door further for Ursinus and Haverford to make a postseason run. 

As fate would have it, Haverford will visit Muhlenberg on Friday.
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