‘Pack the Park’ Game Goes Long, but Crosscutters Come Up Short

Wildcat archer Kendel F. Baier (left), a reigning national bowhunter champion, relaxes in the stands ...

Wildcat archer Kendel F. Baier (left), a reigning national bowhunter champion, relaxes in the stands …

... and throws out a ceremonial first pitch.

… and throws out a ceremonial first pitch.

The boys of summer (and of Sigma Nu) enjoy a night at the ballpark.

The boys of summer (and of Sigma Nu) enjoy a night at the ballpark.

A student competitor puts his all into one of the between-innings contests at Bowman Field.

A student competitor puts his all into one of the between-innings contests at Bowman Field.

Sigma Pi brothers bolster the evening's Greek contingent.

Sigma Pi brothers bolster the evening’s Greek contingent.

Penn College students, employees and alumni were among the 1,919 fans in the stands for Tuesday’s 14th annual Penn College “Pack the Park Night” at historic Bowman Field. In one of the final games of their short season, the Williamsport Crosscutters lost 5-3 in an 11-inning heartbreaker against the State College Spikes. Free ear buds and a carrying pouch were given to the first 750 fans, and a Tuition Baseball Roll at night’s end gave selected students the chance (albeit unsuccessfully) to win $10,000 toward their college costs. New this year was a free Student Activities shuttle from the Rose Street Commons courtyard to the ballpark and back.
Photos by Whitnie-rae Mays, student photographer

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