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Penn College teams sport 8-7 week


Pennsylvania College of Technology spring sports teams, led by the men’s tennis team that went 2-0 and the women’s softball squad that won five of eight games, had a combined 8-7 record last week while the college’s golf team saw its season begin.

Softball
Stepping out of the conference on Monday at home with Penn State Hazleton, Penn College won by scores of 14-6 and 12-3, both in six innings. In the first game, the score was tied at 4-all after three innings before the Wildcats erupted with 10 runs over the final three frames. Kylie Shreiner, of East Petersburg, went 4 for 4 hitting with five runs batted in while Taylor Brooks, of Cogan Station, was 3 for 3 with four RBIs and Chelsea Gray, of Marysville, 3 for 5 with four runs scored. Relief pitcher Kayla Christopher, of Northampton, improved to 2-0 on the mound. In the second game, a three-run homer by Shayla Bickel, of Shinglehouse, provided the eight-run margin that ended the game early. Earlier in the game, Shreiner doubled and drove in three runs. Starting pitcher Kassidy Svenson, of Auburn, got the win.

Hosting crosstown rival Lycoming College in nonconference games on Wednesday, Penn College fell, 7-1 and 9-3 in eight innings. In the first game, the Wildcats had nine hits, but committed four errors and left 10 runners on base. Starter Kyla Benner, of Bethlehem, took the mound loss. In the second contest, the teams battled on even terms through seven innings before Lycoming erupted with seven runs in the eighth. Penn College pitcher Morgan Heritage, of New Castle, Delaware, was charged with just five earned runs as the Wildcats committed three more errors. Liz Asher, of East Stroudsburg, led the Penn College offense with two hits, including a triple and one RBI.

Returning to North Eastern Athletic Conference play on Saturday, Penn College split with SUNY Poly, losing 2-1 in eight innings and winning 4-2. In the first game, Taylor Krow, of Mechanicsburg, had two hits and drove in the lone Penn College run while Heritage (3-5 overall), who struck out six, took the mound loss. In the second game, the Wildcats overcame an early 2-0 deficit with a three-run fifth inning and solid pitching from Benner, who fanned four, for the win. Shreiner went 2 for 4 hitting with two RBIs and a run scored.

Hosting winless Morrisville State College in conference action on Sunday, the Wildcats won 10-0 in five innings and 11-3 in six innings to even their NEAC record at 3-3 and improve to 11-9 overall. In the first game, Svenson limited Morrisville to three hits while improving to 2-1 on the mound. Shreiner and Brooks paced the Penn College offense with two hits each, with Brooks driving in three runs. In the nightcap, starting pitcher Sarah Woodruff, of Port Jervis, New York, and reliever Benner, who got the win and improved to 4-2, combined on a three-hitter while three Wildcats had two hits, including Tori Siler, of Havre de Grace, Maryland, who drove in three runs.

In North Eastern Athletic Conference action this week (records through Sunday): At Cazenovia College (5-9 overall, 1-3 NEAC), 2, 1 p.m. Saturday; at Wells College (2-12 overall, 1-5 NEAC), 2, noon Sunday.

Last meeting vs. Cazenovia College: Lost 8-0, won 9-0 on April 22.

Last meeting vs. Wells College: Won 8-0 and 2-1 on April 29.

NEAC South Division standings through Sunday: Penn State Abington 4-0, Penn State Berks 2-0, College of St. Elizabeth 3-1, Lancaster Bible College 1-3, Penn College 0-2, Gallaudet University 0-4.

NEAC North Division standings through Sunday: SUNY Cobleskill 2-0, Keuka College 2-0, Cazenovia College 0-0, Morrisville State College 0-0, SUNY Poly 0-2, Wells College 0-2.

Statistically speaking in the NEAC Top 10: Heritage is No. 3 with 57 strikeouts, No. 4 with a 2.29 ERA and tied for 10th with three wins, Benner is tied for No.1 with one save and No. 8 with 36 strikeouts, Taylor Brooks is tied for fifth with 18 RBIs, Benner is No. 9 with a 3.21 ERA and tied for seventh with four wins, Bickel is tied for sixth with one home run.

Baseball
Hosting Penn State DuBois in nonconference play on Wednesday, the Wildcats gave up three runs in the 10th inning and lost, 9-6, despite rapping out 16 hits to their opponents’ 11. Cole Hofmann, of Newtown, went 4 for 5 hitting with a double and two RBIs while Alex Zelger, of Red Lion, and Richard Lennon, of Morgantown, each had three-hit days. Hunter Thomas, of Elizabethtown, Penn College’s fifth pitcher, took the mound loss. The Wildcats stranded 10 base runners.

Postponement of Saturday’s NEAC doubleheader at Keuka College resulted in schedule changes that turned Sunday’s action at Keuka College into a twin bill, rather than a single game, and forced the postponement of Wednesday’s nonconference home game with King’s College as the Wildcats will return to Keuka for a single contest.

Against Keuka on Sunday, Penn College lost 2-1 and 5-4 in nine innings as it fell to 5-12 overall and 3-2 in the conference. In the opener, pitcher Nathan Holt (2-3 overall) went the distance, allowing eight hits, but a run-scoring double in the sixth inning proved to be the difference. Connor Burke, of St. Claire, had two of the Wildcats’ six hits. Penn College committed two errors and stranded eight base runners. In the second game, Penn College led 2-0 after one inning and 4-2 after six, but again Keuka came back for the win. Starting Wildcats’ pitcher Devon Sanders, of Bloomsburg, went eight innings before being relieved by Thomas, who took the loss and dropped to 0-2. Brittan Kittle, of Millville, went 3 for 3 with two RBIs for Penn College and Jacob Carles, of Bernville, had two hits and scored twice. The Wildcats had three errors in the game and left 11 on base.

Earlier in the week, it was announced that Sanders, a senior, was named the NEAC Pitcher of the Week. During the previous week, Sanders posted a 0.90 ERA in two appearances.

In North Eastern Athletic Conference action this week (records through Sunday): At Penn State Berks (13-8 overall, 4-2 NEAC), 2, 1 p.m. Saturday; at Penn State Berks, noon Sunday.

Last meeting vs. Penn State Berks: Lost 17-12 on May 13.

NEAC standings through Sunday: Penn State Abington 5-1, Penn State Berks 4-2, SUNY Poly 2-1, Penn College 3-2, Keuka College 3-2, Lancaster Bible College 3-3, SUNY Cobleskill 3-3, Wells College 2-2, Cazenovia College 1-4, Gallaudet University 0-6,

Statistically speaking in the NEAC Top 10: Sanders is No. 1 with a 1.32 earned run average, Holt is No. 4 with 29 strikeouts, No. 6 with a 3.23 ERA and tied for sixth with two wins, Carles is No. 5 with a .411 batting average and he and Kittle are tied for seventh with two home runs, Gilbert is tied for fifth with one save, Alex Flicker, of Topton, is No. 10 with a .396 batting average and tied for 10th with 17 RBIs.

Men’s tennis
Hosting the College of St. Elizabeth on Saturday, the Wildcats won, 6-3. Winning both their singles and doubles matches for Penn College were Tucker Phillippe-Johansson, of Mattituck, New York, at No. 1 singles and No. 2 doubles; Stephen Helminiak, of Williamsport, at No. 5 singles and No. 3 doubles; and Darien Hively, of Montoursville, at No. 6 singles and No. 3 doubles.

Wrapping up its conference regular season on Sunday at home with Penn State Abington, Penn College won, 5-4, to improve to 5-3 overall and 3-1 in the NEAC. Winning both their singles and doubles matches for the Wildcats was Helminiak at No. 6 singles and No. 3 doubles.

NEAC standings through Sunday: Lancaster Bible College 2-0, Penn College 3-1, Penn State Abington 1-1, Penn State Berks 1-1, College of St. Elizabeth 1-1.

Women’s tennis
On Saturday, Penn College snapped a 10-match, two-season loss string with a 5-3 NEAC win over College of St. Elizabeth. Winning both their singles and doubles matches for the Wildcats was Deidre Sattery, of Shippensburg, at No. 5 singles and No. 2 doubles.

At home with Penn State Abington on Sunday in its NEAC regular-season finale, Penn College lost, 9-0, to go to 1-6 overall and 1-3 in the conference.

NEAC standings through Sunday: Lancaster Bible College 2-0, Penn State Abington 2-0, Penn State Berks 1-1, Penn College 1-3, College of St. Elizabeth 0-2.

Golf
Beginning its spring season last Monday in the  Lebanon Valley College Dutchmen Spring Invitational at Lebanon Country Club, Penn College tied for fifth in a 10-team field. Individually for the Wildcats, Ned Baumbach, of Elizabethtown, tied for fourth with a 78; Tyler Marks, of Beachwood, New Jersey, tied for 13th with an 82; Eli Dyer, of Wallingford, Connecticut, and Austin Moscariello, of New Columbia, tied for 32nd with 88s; and Brian Whelan, of Cresco, tied for 34th with an 89. David Herbst, of Lebanon Valley, medaled with a 72 in the 53-player field. Lebanon Valley took the team title with a 306, followed by Eastern 322, Moravian College 334, Neumann University 335, Penn College 336, Alvernia University 336, Elizabethtown 339, Ursinus 340, Carin University 346 and Lancaster Bible College 400.

Competing in the Susquehanna Invitational Saturday and Sunday at Susquehanna Valley Country Club, Penn College finished sixth among 11 teams.

Rosemont took the team title with a 606, followed by Lebanon Valley College 613, Nichols 617, Stevens 624, Catholic 637, Penn College 645, Susquehanna A 661, Neumann 687, Penn State Harrisburg 692, Elmira 710 and Susquehanna B 719.

Individually for the Wildcats, Baumbach tied for fourth after shooting a 75-75 – 150 while Moscariello tied for 27th (80-81 – 161), Whelan tied for 31st (85-81 – 166), Marks was 34th (83-86 – 169) and McNamara tied for 37th (84-87 – 171).

Co-medalists for the event recorded 148s.

SCHEDULE/RECORDS/RESULTS
Baseball
Overall: 5-12
NEAC: 3-2
Wednesday, April 3 – host Penn State DuBois at Bowman Field, L, 9-6 in 10 innings
Saturday, April 6 – at Keuka College (NEAC, 2), ppd. to Sunday and Wednesday
Sunday, April 7 – at Keuka College (NEAC, 2), L, 2-1; L, 5-4 in 9 innings
Tuesday, April 9 – at Penn State Altoona (2), 1 p.m.
Wednesday, April 10 – at Keuka College, 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 10 – host King’s College at Bowman Field, ppd.
Saturday, April 13 – at Penn State Berks (NEAC, 2), 1 p.m.
Sunday, April 14 – at Penn State Berks (NEAC), noon
Wednesday, April 17 – host Mt. Aloysius at Bowman Field, 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 18 – host Cabrini University at Bowman Field, 3:30 p.m.
Friday, April 19 – host Penn State Abington (NEAC) at Bowman Field, 3 p.m.
Saturday, April 20 – host Penn State Abington (NEAC, 2) at Bowman Field, noon
Tuesday, April 23 – at Mansfield University (2), 1 p.m.
Saturday, April 27 – at Gallaudet University (NEAC, 2), 1 p.m.
Sunday, April 28 – at Gallaudet University (NEAC), noon
Tuesday, April 30 – host Juniata College (2) at Bowman Field, 1 p.m.
Friday, May 3 – host SUNY Poly at Bowman Field, 3 p.m.
Saturday, May 4 – host SUNY Poly at Bowman Field, noon
Tuesday, May 7 – NEAC playoffs begin, TBA
Friday, May 10 – NEAC Championship Tournament, TBA

Softball
Overall: 11-9
NEAC: 3-3
Sunday, March 31 – at Penn State Harrisburg (2), ppd.
Monday, April 1 – host Penn State Hazleton (2) at Elm Park, W, 14-6; W, 12-3, both 6 innings
Wednesday, April 3 – host Lycoming College at Elm Park, L, 7-1; L, 9-3 in 8 innings
Saturday, April 6 – host SUNY Poly (NEAC, 2) at Elm Park, L, 2-1 in 8 innings; W, 4-2
Sunday, April 7 – host Morrisville State College (NEAC, 2) at Elm Park, W, 10-0 in 5 innings; W, 11-3 in 6 innings
Tuesday, April 9 – at Susquehanna University (2), 3 p.m.
Saturday, April 13 – at Cazenovia College (NEAC, 2), 1 p.m.
Sunday, April 14 – at Wells College (NEAC, 2), noon
Friday, April 19 – host Gallaudet University (NEAC, 2) at Elm Park, 3 p.m.
Saturday, April 20 – host Lancaster Bible College (NEAC, 2) at Elm Park, 1 p.m.
Friday, April 26 – at Penn State Abington (NEAC, 2), 3 p.m.
Saturday, April 27 – at College of St. Elizabeth (NEAC, 2), 1 p.m.
Tuesday, April 30 – NEAC playoffs begin, TBA
Friday, May 3 – NEAC Final Four, TBA

Men’s Tennis
Overall: 5-3 (1-2 fall)
NEAC: 3-1
Sunday, March 31 – at Misericordia University, ppd.
Saturday, April 6 – host College of St. Elizabeth (NEAC), W, 6-3
Sunday, April 7 – host Penn State Abington (NEAC), W, 5-4
Saturday, April 13 – host Marywood University, 1 p.m.
Thursday-Friday, April 25-26 – NEAC Championships at Birchwood Tennis Center, Clarks Summit

Women’s Tennis
Overall: 1-6 (0-3 fall)
NEAC: 1-3
Sunday, March 31 – at Misericordia University, ppd.
Saturday, April 6 – host College of St. Elizabeth (NEAC), W, 5-3
Sunday, April 7 – host Penn State Abington (NEAC), L, 9-0
Saturday, April 13 – host Marywood University, 1 p.m.
Friday-Saturday, April 26-27 – NEAC Championships at Birchwood Tennis Center, Clarks Summit

Golf
Monday, April 1 – Lebanon Valley College Dutchmen Spring Invitational at Lebanon Country Club, tied for fifth in a 10-team field
Saturday-Sunday, April 6-7 – Susquehanna Invitational at Susquehanna Valley Country Club, finished sixth in an 11-team field
Wednesday, April 10 – Keuka College Spring Invitational at Lakeside Country Club, 10 a.m.
Tuesday, April 16 – Gettysburg College Spring Invitational at Hanover Country Club, 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 23 – Elmira College Spring Invitational at Elmira County Club, 11 a.m.
Saturday-Sunday, April 27-28 – NEAC Championships at Foxchase Golf Club, Stevens

Archery
Saturday-Sunday, April 13-14 – Adam Wheatcroft Memorial/U.S. Archery East Regionals at James Madison University
Thursday-Sunday, May 16-19 – U.S. National Outdoor Collegiate Championships at Darree Fields Park, Dublin, Ohio.

For more about NEAC, visit the conference website.

For more information, visit the Wildcat Athletics website.

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