Wiscasset’s Daren Wood MAC ‘Player of the Week’

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 8:00am

Daren Wood of Wiscasset was recently named baseball “Player of the Week” in the Mid-Atlantic Conference Commonwealth.

Wood, a sophomore at Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania is the starting catcher for the Widener University Lions. He’s majoring in mechanical engineering. According to the school’s website, Wood finished the week of April 14 with a .600 batting average going nine for 15 in the batter’s box. He had a home run and a pair of doubles and finished with a .933 slugging percentage.

His home run came April 12 in the first game of a doubleheader against visiting Lebanon Valley College when he went five for five at the plate driving in six runs for the Lions.

Before transferring to Widener, Wood attended the University of Southern Maine in 2018. He appeared in 10 baseball games for the Huskies.

The 2016 graduate of Wiscasset Middle High School was Student Council President and Class Valedictorian and starting player on the Wolverine varsity baseball team.

Darin’s father, Gregg Wood of Wiscasset, said his son would be playing baseball in Colorado this summer. He’ll be part of the Denver Cougars a part of the Rocky Mountain Collegiate League. Darin is also the son of Karen Hefler.