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Rain-Thinned Crowd Sees Plenty of Baseball on ‘Pack the Park Night’

Scott J. Dippold, of Saint Marys, a toolmaking technology student, plays 'What's in the Box?' with the Crosscutters' Gabe Sinicropi, winning 25 Whoppers from Burger King Daniel J. Wido, Shickshinny (left), threw out the first pitch, joined by his fellow All-American Wildcat archers - Zachary M. Plannick, Coraopolis; Brock J. Smith, Brookville; and Lindsey K. Fackler, Halifax; and (at right) Penn College archery coach Chad L. Karstetter Penn College students gather for a fun night at the ballpark Carl W. Sheesley II, an information technology: web and applications technology major from Montandon, winds up for the postgame Tuition Toss Boomer, the Crosscutters' new mascot, revs up the crowd A pregame drizzle kept attendance to 1,379 for Penn College’s “Pack the Park Night,” but those who ventured to Bowman Field watched as the skies cleared … and saw better than three hours’ worth of baseball, a 29-hit marathon than ended with the Williamsport Crosscutters on the wrong side of an 11-7 tally against Batavia. Thursday’s fans, part of “College Town Week” for students and employees of Penn College, Lycoming College and Newport Business Institute, heard a rendition of the national anthem by James E. Allshouse, a welding and fabrication engineering technology major from Indiana, and enjoyed a night full of fun, food, games and giveaways.

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