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Softball No-Hitter Among Week’s Athletics Highlights


Vol. 5, No. 33

Record/Results/Upcoming Games (Through Sunday, March 26)

BaseballOverall record: 5-3

Friday, March 31 host Penn State McKeesport at Bowman Field (9 innings), 2 p.m. Saturday, April 1 host Penn State McKeesport at Bowman Field (2), 1 p.m. Sunday, April 2 host West Virginia University club team at Bowman Field (2), 11 a.m. Saturday, April 8 host Penn State Abington at Bowman Field (2), 1 p.m. Sunday, April 9 host Penn State Delaware at Bowman Field (2), 1 p.m.

SoftballOverall record: 4-0 PSUAC record: 2-0

Thursday, March 23 host Elmira (N.Y.) College JVs, W, 8-0; W, 9-1 Saturday, March 25 at Penn State Beaver, W, 5-2; W, 13-7 Tuesday, March 28 at Penn State McKeesport (2), 2 p.m. Saturday, April 1 at Penn State York (2), 1 p.m. Sunday, April 2 at Penn State Hazleton (2), 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 4 host Penn State New Kensington at Elm Park (2), 2 p.m. Saturday, April 8 host Penn State Abington at Elm Park (2), 2 p.m. Sunday, April 9 host Penn State Mont Alto at Elm Park (2), 2 p.m.

Men’s VolleyballOverall record: 12-4 MACVC record: 6-1

Saturday, March 25 host Messiah and Penn State Altoona, lost to Messiah, 20-25, 25-21, 23-25, 19-25; beat Penn State Altoona, 25-17, 25-22, 25-21. Tuesday, March 28 at Kutztown, 9 p.m. Saturday, April 1 at Harrisburg Area Community College open, 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 5 host Harrisburg Area Community College, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 8 at Lehigh Carbon Community College tournament, 9 a.m.

ArcherySaturday, April 1 at James Madison University Invitational ((Harrisonburg, Va.) Saturday, April 15 at Atlantic City Challenge (Mays Landing, N.J.)

‘Cat Tales Softball The Lady Wildcats were impressive in every facet of the game in their season opener against Elmira College’s jayvee squad.

In the opener, Jennifer Vanderpool (Towanda) tossed a two-hit shutout, while Beth Hoffman (Richfield) and Rebecca Barnhart (Northumberland) each went 2-for-2 at the plate, Theresa D’Andrea (Weatherly) went 2-for-3 and Theresa Witherson (DuBois) hit a home run.

In the nightcap, D’Andrea threw a no-hitter. Marley Sampsell (Julian) went 4-for-4 at the plate, Witherson 3-for-3 and Hoffman 2-for-3. Penn College didn’t commit an error in either game.

In a doubleheader sweep of Penn State Beaver, Hoffman went 4-for-6, D’Andrea 4-for-8 and Barnhart 4-for-10. Vanderpool got the win in the first game and Hoffman the win in the second.

Men’s VolleyballThe Wildcats suffered their first Middle Atlantic Collegiate Volleyball Club League match loss of the season, falling to unbeaten Messiah College.

“It was a great learning experience for my kids. (Now) they know what they have to do and what they have to work on,” said coach Wes Strayer. “When you play a team that’s as good as Messiah that you’re comfortable with, it’s just a few little mistakes… and they all went against us. Most of them were on passing and defense, and you can’t make those mistakes.”

Complete rosters and season schedules are available on the college’s athletics Web site .

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