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Wildcats Handily Win Opener in Baseball Playoffs

Vol. 6, No. 36

Schedule/Results/Records (Through Sunday, April 22)ArcherySaturday-Sunday, April 21-22 at Eastern Regional Intercollegiate Championship, Mays Landing, N.J. May 17-20 at National Outdoor Collegiate Championships, Sparta, Ill.Men’s Volleyball Final overall record: 14-4Wednesday, April 18 host Harrisburg Area Community College and Lehigh Carbon at Bardo Gym, canceled (season over)Baseball Overall record: 21-9 PSUAC record: 16-3Tuesday, April 17 host Penn State Scranton at Bowman Field, canceled (rest of regular season canceled) Saturday, April 21 host Penn State Wilkes-Barre in PSUAC playoff at Bowman Field, 14-0 Tuesday, April 24 host winner of Penn State Scranton-Penn State Hazleton at Bowman Field, 4 p.m. Saturday, April 28 PSUAC Final Four at University Park, 11 a.m. Sunday, April 29 PSUAC Final Four at University Park, 11 a.m.Softball Overall record: 12-4 PSUAC record: 11-1Tuesday, April 17 host Penn State Scranton at Elm Park, postponed to May 2 Thursday, April 19 host Northampton County Community College at Elm Park, L, 8-7; W, 7-2 Saturday, April 21 at Penn State Abington, W, 11-1, W, 15-0 Tuesday, April 24 host Penn State Schuylkill at Elm Park, (2) 2 p.m. Friday, April 27 host Penn State Hazleton at Elm Park (2), 2 p.m. Sunday, April 29 at Penn State Mont Alto (2), 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 2 host Penn State Scranton at Elm Park (2), 3 p.m. ‘Cat Tales BaseballWith the regular season cut short due to weather-related cancellations, Pennsylvania College of Technology opened defense of its Penn State University Athletic Conference championship in the playoffs with a lop-sided win over Penn State Wilkes-Barre. In that game, the Wildcats erupted for eight runs in the first inning and, according to coach Chris Howard, “just coasted from there.” Mark Shaffer (Hanover) went five innings and got the mound win. Offensively, Phil Woodring (Waynesboro) went 2-for-4 at the plate with a two-run homer and five runs batted in, Cody Lytle (Watsontown) was 2-for-5 with two runs scored and Levi Bailey (Harrisburg) and James Craft (York) 2-for-3 with two RBI each. Penn College will host either Penn State Hazleton or Penn State Scranton at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Bowman Field in a game where the winner will advance to the conference Final Four on Sunday at University Park. Howard said his team is ready. “I like the way we’re playing. We’ve got to go out and play to our ability. We need to go out and do what we do best, and we’ll take care of our business,” Howard said. Will Moser (Scranton) will be the starting pitcher Tuesday for the Wildcats. “This is what we’ve been working up to going for another championship. I’m happy with the way we’re playing right now,” Howard added. Women’s SoftballSamantha Mills (Harrisburg) and Michelle McNett (Canton) had the hot bats in a doubleheader split against Northampton County Community College, and the second-game win not only snapped a three-game Wildcats loss string to Northampton this season, but also snapped Northampton’s 90-plus game winning streak that extended over several seasons. Mills went 6-for-9 in the two games, with a pair of home runs in the loss, and McNett went 5-for-8. McNett was the winning pitcher in the second game. On Saturday at Penn State Abington, the Lady Wildcats got strong pitching from Kristin Bernard (Hastings) and Renee Craig (Millville) who each tossed one-hitters and struck out 12 batters. Penn College batters rapped out 28 hits in the twin bill. ArcheryAt the Eastern Regional Intercollegiate Championship in Mays Landing, N.J., April 21-22, Penn College archers finished second in the women’s compound and men’s recurve divisions and third in men’s compound. Five colleges competed. Members of the women’s compound team were Michelle Wright (Kendall, N.Y.), Lindsey Fackler (Halifax) and Sarah Wilson (Tyrone). Members of the men’s recurve team were Jason Kornbau (Felton), Chris Adam (Pen Argyl) and James Fanelli (Glastonburg, Conn.). Competing in men’s compound were Ryan Rambo (Millville), Jarrod Chandler (Gillett) and Brad Ferguson (Lewistown). Individually, Ferguson placed third. All-East honors (combining results from this and two meets earlier in the season) were accorded to Wildcats Wright, Fackler, Wilson, Ferguson and Adams. (Complete rosters and season schedules are available on the college’s Athletics Web site .)

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