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‘Wildcat Weekly’ Updated to Reflect Rescheduled Events


Vol. 5, No. 38

Record/Results/Upcoming Games (Through Monday, April 24)

BaseballOverall record 29-11 (includes 13-5 first-half fall season) Final PSUAC regular-season record: 18-4 (includes 11-1 first-half fall season)

Monday, April 24 PSUAC West Division tournament at Bowman Field, def. Penn State Harrisburg, 15-0 (7 innings); def. Penn State Beaver, 7-6 (11 innings) Tuesday, April 25 at Lehigh Carbon Community College, canceled Saturday-Sunday, April 29-30 PSUAC championship at University Park, best-of-three series; if a third game is needed it will be played Sunday

SoftballFinal overall record: 13-8 Final PSUAC regular-season record: 11-7

Monday, April 24 at PSUAC West Division tournament, lost to Penn State Beaver, 5-2

ArcheryWednesday-Sunday, May 17-21 at U.S. Intercollegiate Championships (Los Angeles, Calif.)

‘Cat TalesBaseball In their PSUAC West Division semifinal game against Penn State Harrisburg, the Wildcats coasted, but it wasn’t as easy in the divisional championship game against Penn State Beaver as they fell behind 6-0 midway through the fifth inning before rallying to pull out the game and the title.

“The (divisional) championship game was one awesome game. In my career, I don’t think I’ve been in one where the kids didn’t hang their head or give up (like that). They just played truly professional-style baseball,” Wildcats coach Rees Daneker said.

“There was no doubt in their minds that they were going to come back at some point; but, if they keep waiting that long, they’re going to give their coach a heart attack,” Daneker continued.

Pacing the team offensively on the day were Phil Woodring (Waynesboro), who went 9-for-10 at the plate with a home run, two doubles and six runs batted in during the first game; Mike Daciw (Sun Valley), who went 4-for-7, and Tai Mitchell, who went 3-for-6.

On the mound, Jordan Staib (Williamsport) and Dan Preston (Montrose) combined on a three-hitter in the first game, while Nate Hill (Loyalsock Township) picked up the win in relief in the second game.

Commenting on the second-game victory, Daneker said, “A base hit (by Matt Francis of Williamsport) won it in the 11th, but everybody that we put in did something. They sacrificed their bodies and everything else to win that ballgame.”

“They were awesome all day,” he added.

SoftballPlaying in the PSUAC West Division semifinal, the Lady Wildcats fell behind Penn State Beaver 3-1 after two innings and 5-1 after four and couldn’t recover, losing 5-2.

“I could sit back as a coach and think, ‘Well, you know, we had three bad calls, which we had, but (Penn State Beaver) got the key hits at the right opportunities.’ The outcome of the game is what it is and you can’t argue that,” Penn College coach Roger Harris said.

During the game, Theresa D’Andrea (Weatherly) went 2-for-3 at the plate with a triple for Penn College.

D’Andrea is one of five Lady Wildcats who will graduate. The others are Annie Allton (York Catholic), Jenny Berry (Souderton), Beth Hoffman (East Juniata) and Jen Miller (Bellefonte).

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

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