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Penn College Spring Sports Teams Go 3-6

All five Pennsylvania College of Technology spring sports teams saw action last week and together they posted a combined 3-6 mark.

In nonconference action against Marywood University on Tuesday, Penn College gave up six runs in the second inning – five unearned – and trailed 11-1 before scoring five runs in the last of the ninth in an 11-6 loss. Fielding issues again plagued the Wildcats as they committed five during the game. Both teams ended with 14 hits and stranded 15 base runners. For Penn College, Cole Hoffman, of Newtown, was 4 for 6 at the plate with a double and one run batted in.

Hosting SUNY Poly in North Eastern Athletic Conference play on Saturday, the Wildcats split, winning 10-5 and losing 14-8, to go to 6-11 on the season and 1-1 in the conference. In the first game, Penn College scored three runs in the third inning and four in the fourth. Noah Esposito, of Williamsport, and Evan Vigna, of McAdoo, each had triples and drove in three runs while Jeremy Rall, of Williamsport, went 4 for 5 at the plate as Cody Nelson, of South Williamsport, improved to 3-1 on the mound. In the second game, five Penn College errors led to seven unearned Poly runs. Rall added three more hits.

A 21-day layoff didn’t seem to hurt the Lady Wildcats as they returned to action on Thursday in nonconference action at Alfred State and posted a 23-16 victory, extending their win streak to four games. Due to the length of the first contest, the scheduled second game was canceled. Kelsey Gantz, of South Williamsport, had two hits and drove in four runs; Elizabeth Asher, of East Stroudsburg, had two hits and plated three runs and five other Penn College players drove in two runs each. The two teams combined for 28 hits and each team left 15 runners on base.

Saturday’s scheduled NEAC doubleheader at SUNY Poly was postponed until April 28.

In cool and windy conditions, Penn College opened its spring season on Monday and ended tied for 17th in a 20-team field. Tyler Marks, of Forked River, New Jersey, led the Wildcats, shooting an 87 to end tied for 37th among 101 golfers. Moravian College won the team competition and had the medalist in Jim Maru, who shot a 74.

On Friday at the Susquehanna University Spring Invitational, Penn College finished sixth among seven teams after its golfers combined for a 368. Moravian won the team competition with a 315. Ned Baumbach, of Elizabethtown, topped Wildcat individuals, shooting an 87 and tied for 11th. Moravian’s Tyler Smith won medalist honors after shooting a 73.

Men’s Tennis
On Wednesday at Summit University, Penn College lost, 8-1. Ben Leibig, of Lebanon, and Chris Morrin, of Morrisville, teamed for the lone Wildcats win at No. 1 doubles.

On Saturday in NEAC action at Penn State Berks, the Wildcats lost 9-0 early, and later in the day, in the completion of a NEAC match suspended by darkness on Friday at Lancaster Bible College, Penn College fell 5-4. Against Lancaster Bible, Leibig and Morrin won their singles matches at No. 1 and 2, respectively, and also won together in doubles as the team’s record dropped to 1-7 overall and 0-2 in the conference.

Women’s Tennis
At Penn State Berks on Saturday, Penn College lost, 8-1, with Melissa Stabley, of Cogan Station, winning at No. 1 singles. Later in the day, in the completion of a NEAC match that was suspended by darkness on Friday at Lancaster Bible College, the Wildcats won, 7-2, to go to 2-6 overall and 2-1 in the conference. Double winners in matches played for Penn College against Lancaster Bible were Stabley at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles (with Morgan Blackwell, of Beech Creek) and Jane Herman, of Greencastle, at No. 4 singles and at No. 2 doubles with Megan Barlett, of Montgomery. The Wildcats took forfeit wins in No. 6 singles and No. 3 doubles matches.

Overall record: 6-11
NEAC record: 1-1
Tuesday, March 29 – host Marywood University at Bowman Field, L, 11-6
Saturday, April 2 – host SUNY Poly (NEAC) at Bowman Field, W, 10-5; L, 14-8
Wednesday, April 6 – host Summit University at Bowman Field (2), 2 p.m.
Thursday, April 7 – host Scranton at Bowman Field, 4 p.m.
Saturday, April 9 – host Keuka College at Bowman Field (NEAC) (2), 1 p.m.
Tuesday, April 12 – at Mansfield University (2), 1 p.m.

Overall record: 5-4
NEAC record: 0-0
Thursday, March 31 – at Alfred State College, W, 23-16
Saturday, April 2 – at SUNY Poly (NEAC) (2), ppd. to April 28
Sunday, April 3 – at SUNY Cobleskill (NEAC) (2), noon
Tuesday, April 5 – host Misericordia University at Elm Park (2), 3 p.m.
Saturday, April 9 – at Morrisville State (NEAC) (2), 1 p.m.
Sunday, April 10 – at Cazenovia College (NEAC) (2), 1 p.m.
Wednesday, April 13 – at Lycoming College (2), 3 p.m.

Men’s Tennis
Overall record: 1-7
NEAC record: 0-2
Wednesday, March 30 – at Summit University, L, 8-1
Friday, April 1 – at Lancaster Bible College (NEAC), L, 5-4
Saturday, April 2 – at Penn State Berks (NEAC), L, 9-0
Saturday, April 9 – host Bryn Athyn (NEAC), noon
Sunday, April 10 – host Penn State Abington (NEAC), noon
Friday, April 22 – at Keuka College (NEAC), 3 p.m.

Women’s Tennis
Overall record: 2-6
NEAC record: 2-1
Friday, April 1 – at Lancaster Bible College (NEAC), W, 7-2
Saturday, April 2 – at Penn State Berks (NEAC), L, 8-1
Saturday, April 9 – host Bryn Athyn (NEAC), noon
Sunday, April 10 – host Penn State Abington (NEAC), noon
Saturday, April 16 – at King’s College, 2:30 p.m.

Monday, March 28 – at Lebanon Valley College, tied for 17th in a 20-team field
Friday, April 1 – at Susquehanna University Invitational, finished sixth in a seven-team field
Tuesday, April 5 – host Lycoming College at White Deer, 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 13 – at Keuka College Invitational, 11 a.m.

Saturday, Sunday, April 16-17 – NECAT at Mansfield, Conn.

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