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Scott Kuvinka

Baseball ∙ Hopewell

 

 

 

 

At three sport athlete at Hopewell High School (football, basketball, and baseball), Scott Kuvinka shined brightest on the diamond, earning All State honors in 1976 and a Section MVP, batting .473 with six home runs. His Legion season produced a .441 average and 10 home runs. After graduating in 1967 from Hopewell, where he played third base, catcher, and had the occasional start on the mound, Scott earned a full scholarship to Ohio University, the Mid American Conference school that produced such major leaguers like Mike Schmidt and Bob Brenly. While at Ohio, Scott batted over .300 in each of his three seasons: .309 as a freshman, .319 as a sophomore, and .336 as a junior. He was an NCAA Division I All American his junior year. The Pittsburgh Pirates selected Scott in the third round of the amateur draft, and he played three seasons in the Bucs minor league system, leading the Pirates Instructional League in batting in 1981. Legendary Hopewell baseball coach Joe Colella, not known for comparing players, once stated that, “You know I never talk about the best players I have coached, but Scotty was definitely in the top five.”