Penn College Sponsors 13th Annual ‘Pack the Park Night’

A total of 1,662 fans were on hand for Thursday’s 13th annual Penn College “Pack the Park Night” at historic Bowman Field – sponsored by the President’s Office, Alumni Relations and Student Activities. The Williamsport Crosscutters came out on the losing end of a 10-2 game against the Batavia (N.Y.) Muckdogs, but the evening was enjoyable nonetheless: Penn College/Crosscutters water bottles were distributed to the first 700 attendees, college trivia formed the basis of a stadiumwide Quizzo competition, and five students vied for prizes in the postgame Tuition Roll on the field.

– Photos by Whitnie-rae Mays, student photographer; Tom Wilson, writer/editor-PCToday; and the Williamsport Crosscutters

Kierstin G. Steer, a reigning Penn College "Athlete of the Year," delivers the evening's ceremonial opening pitch.

Kierstin G. Steer, a reigning Penn College “Athlete of the Year,” delivers the evening’s ceremonial opening pitch.

The Wildcat Events Board adds its typical splash of student support.

The Wildcat Events Board adds its typical splash of student support.

A student contestant sends her entry rolling toward home plate.

A student contestant sends her entry rolling toward home plate.

The Crosscutters' Gabe Sinicropi, joined by the college's Michael J. Hersh at left, lays out the Tuition Roll ground rules.

The Crosscutters’ Gabe Sinicropi, joined by the college’s Michael J. Hersh at left, lays out the Tuition Roll ground rules.

Postgame participants share the spotlight with "Boomer," the 'cutters mascot.

Postgame participants share the spotlight with “Boomer,” the ‘cutters mascot.

"Sumo wrestlers" and horticulture/landscape technology majors Jackson J. Albert, of Liverpool (left) and Jeremy L. Thorne, of Sugarloaf, do battle along the first-base line.

“Sumo wrestlers” and horticulture/landscape technology majors Jackson J. Albert, of Liverpool (left) and Jeremy L. Thorne, of Sugarloaf, do battle along the first-base line.

Physician Assistant majors Nicholas W. Splitt, of Sunbury (Left), and Cavan R. Irvine, of York.

Physician Assistant majors Nicholas W. Splitt, of Sunbury (Left), and Cavan R. Irvine, of York.

A member of the Penn College Construction Association snags a T-shirt fired into the stands, to the amusement of classmates and faculty.

A member of the Penn College Construction Association snags a T-shirt fired into the stands, to the amusement of classmates and faculty.

Bundled against the fallish chill are Rebecca R. Miller, a graphic communications management student from Williamsport, and Adam C. Swan, an information technology: information assurance and security concentration major from Lititz.

Bundled against the fallish chill are Rebecca R. Miller, a graphic communications management student from Williamsport, and Adam C. Swan, an information technology: information assurance and security concentration major from Lititz.

Among the night's attendees were representatives of Sigma Nu fraternity.

Among the night’s attendees were representatives of Sigma Nu fraternity.

Competing in the "Carpet Caper," a between-innings favorite, were Matthew C. Moll, a collision repair major from Mohrsville (left), and Marc T. Kaylor, an aviation maintenance technology student from Lebanon.

Competing in the “Carpet Caper,” a between-innings favorite, were Matthew C. Moll, a collision repair major from Mohrsville (left), and Marc T. Kaylor, an aviation maintenance technology student from Lebanon.

Ruth R. Brewer, part-time clerk at the Bush Campus Center information desk, takes in the ballgame with husband (and former Lycoming County sheriff) Charles T.

Ruth R. Brewer, part-time clerk at the Bush Campus Center information desk, takes in the ballgame with husband (and former Lycoming County sheriff) Charles T.

Staffing the Student Activities check-in table are, from left, Sara R. Hillis, associate director of student activities; Michael J. Hersh, assistant director of student activities for programming; and Malinda C. Love, assistant director of student activities for diversity and cultural life.

Staffing the Student Activities check-in table are, from left, Sara R. Hillis, associate director of student activities; Michael J. Hersh, assistant director of student activities for programming; and Malinda C. Love, assistant director of student activities for diversity and cultural life.

Elliott Strickland Jr., chief student affairs officer, enjoys a night of baseball with daughter Emma.

Elliott Strickland Jr., chief student affairs officer, enjoys a night of baseball with daughter Emma.

Shelley A. Sorgen, procurement services specialist, and husband David F. receive their commemorative water bottles upon entry to the ballpark.

Shelley A. Sorgen, procurement services specialist, and husband David F. receive their commemorative water bottles upon entry to the ballpark.

"Boomer" has fun with the leadership of the Penn College Construction Association: Frank D. Gianotti, of Bound Brook, N.J. (center), and Vincent S. Delmonte, of Berlin, N.J., both residential construction technology and management: building construction technology concentration majors.

“Boomer” has fun with the leadership of the Penn College Construction Association: Frank D. Gianotti, of Bound Brook, N.J. (center), and Vincent S. Delmonte, of Berlin, N.J., both residential construction technology and management: building construction technology concentration majors.

A Williamsport Crosscutters baserunner leads off second, positioned directly in front of the college's outfield presence.

A Williamsport Crosscutters baserunner leads off second, positioned directly in front of the college’s outfield presence.

Kristina M. Kline, an early childhood education major from Muncy, sings the "Star-Spangled Banner" at Thursday's game.

Kristina M. Kline, an early childhood education major from Muncy, sings the “Star-Spangled Banner” at Thursday’s game.