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Wildcat Weekly – April 19, 2004

Volume 3, No. 36

Records/Upcoming Games (Through Sunday, April 18)

Archery Friday-Sunday, April 23-25 − at Atlantic City Classic Saturday, May 1 − at Battle of Bull Run (Centreville, Va.) Thursday-Sunday, May 13-16 − at U.S. Collegiate Outdoor Championships (James Madison University)

Baseball Overall record: 5-3 EPCC record: 3-3

Monday, April 12 − host Alfred (N.Y.) State at Bowman Field, canceled, rain Wednesday, April 14 − at Penn State-Scranton, 1 p.m., ppd. rain Thursday, April 15 − at Penn State-Scranton, W, 7-4; W, 13-0 Friday, April 16 − host Northampton Community College at Bowman Field, L, 8-1; L, 11-1 Monday, April 19 − at Penn State-Berks, 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 21 − at Bucks County Community College, 1 p.m. Friday, April 23 − host Lehigh Carbon at Bowman Field, 1 p.m. Sunday, April 25 − host Penn State Wilkes-Barre at Bowman Field, 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 27 − at Delaware County Community College, 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, May 1-2 − EPCC Tournament (TBA) (Note: All regular-season games doubleheaders)

Softball Overall/EPCC records: 4-3

Thursday, April 15 − at Northampton County Community College, L, 8-0; L, 12-4 Saturday, April 17 −host Penn State-Hazleton at Elm Park, W, 12-10; W, 10-2 Monday, April 19 − at Penn State-Berks, 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 21 − at Penn State-Schuylkill, 3 p.m. Saturday, April 24 −host Delaware County Community College at Elm Park, 1 p.m. Monday, April 26 − at Luzerne County Community College, 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 28 − host Lehigh Carbon Community College, 2 p.m. (single game) Saturday, May 1 − EPCC Tournament (TBA) Saturday-Sunday, May 8-9 − PCAA Championships (TBA) (Note: All games doubleheaders)

Tennis Overall/EPCC records: 3-0

Monday, April 12 − at Bucks County Community College, ppd. rain Wednesday, April 14 − host Harrisburg Area Community College, ppd. rain Thursday, April 15 − host Harrisburg Area Community College, W, 6-3 Saturday, April 17 − at Community College of Philadelphia, W, 5-2 Tuesday, April 20 −at Delaware County Community College, 3 p.m. Friday, April 23 − at Bucks County Community College, 1 p.m. Saturday, May 1 − EPCC/PCAA Championships at West Branch Tennis Club, South Williamsport (TBA)

Men’s Volleyball Sunday, April 18 − at Penn State, finished first in 5-team tournament Saturday, April 24 − at Penn State-Hazleton, 11 a.m. Saturday, May 1 − EPCC/PCAA playoffs (TBA)

‘Cat Tales Baseball In sweeping Penn State-Scranton, the Wildcats had everything going. Robert Petrosky (Jersey Shore) went 2-for-4 at the plate and John Vitovsky (Western Wayne) 2-for-5 in a Game 1 win, then Vitovsky tossed a no-hitter, striking out nine, in Game 2. Providing the offensive punch in the second game were Chris Faerber (Newport), who went 3-for-3 including a grand-slam home run and four RBI; Mike Daciw (Sun Valley), who was 3-for-4; and Ted Kirner (Central Bucks West), who was 2-for-3.

Softball Rachel Sledzinsky (Wayne) had the hot bat for Penn College against Northampton, going 4-for-5 with two doubles, but it wasn’t enough to keep the Lady Wildcats from being swept. Kristen Proctor (State College) also had two doubles for Penn College. A late-week sweep of Penn State-Hazleton completed a 2-2 week for the Lady Wildcats. Sledzinsky was tough at the plate again, going 4-for-8 with two triples in the twin bill while Proctor homered and Danielle Hubler (West Branch) was 2-for-4 in the first game. In the nightcap, Jennifer Racho (Hazleton) 2-for-3 with a double and triple.

Tennis Squaring off against last year’s league and association champ Harrisburg, the Wildcats used four wins by default to secure their victory and stay unbeaten.

Men’s Volleyball Competing in a five-team event at University Park, Penn College went 12-1 in matches to finish first for the second time in three outings this season. In addition to fine all-around play by the entire team, coach Wes Strayer had special praise for Gregg Stoneham (Hunterdon Central, N.J.) for “really stepping it up. … He put on a blocking clinic. … He came alive.”

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