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Win Streak Ends, but Wildcat Bats Heat Up Spring

Phil Woodring slides to beat the tag during doubleheader action April 14.Vol. 7, No. 36

Recent Results/Upcoming Games (Through April 20)ArcherySaturday-Sunday, April 25-26 host Eastern Regional Intercollegiate Championships May 14-17 National Collegiate Championships at California State University, Long Beach, Calif.Baseball Overall record: 25-7 PSUAC record: 19-3Monday, April 13 at King’s College, postponed to April 29 Tuesday, April 14 host Penn State New Kensington, W, 13-0, five innings; W, 20-0, five innings Saturday, April 18 at Penn State Abington, L, 11-8; W, 13-3 Sunday, April 19 at Penn State Brandywine, W, 17-4; W, 15-3, five innings Wednesday, April 22 host Penn State New Kensington at Bowman Field (doubleheader), 1 p.m. Thursday, April 23 host Luzerne County Community College at Bowman Field, 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 24 at Penn State York (doubleheader), 1 p.m. Sunday, April 26 at Penn State Harrisburg, 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 29 at King’s College (doubleheader), 2 p.m. Friday-Saturday, May 1-2 PSUAC Championships at University Park, to be announced (Note: Baseball records include fall season games)Softball Overall record: 7-7 PSUAC record: 6-4Tuesday, April 14 host Penn State Scranton, W, 8-0, W, 8-0 Wednesday, April 15 at Penn State Fayette, postponed to April 27 Saturday, April 18 at Penn State Abington, L, 3-2; W, 17-1 Monday, April 20 host Penn State Schuylkill at Elm Park, postponed Wednesday, April 22 host Penn State New Kensington at Elm Park (doubleheader), 2 p.m. Thursday, April 23 at Penn State Beaver (doubleheader), 2 p.m. Saturday, April 25 host Penn State Mont Alto at Elm Park (doubleheader), 2 p.m. Monday, April 27 at Penn State Fayette (doubleheader), 3 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, April 29-30 PSUAC Playoffs at Elm Park,to be announcedAdam Thomke, pitching against Penn State New Kensington.‘Cat TalesBaseballIn its best showing of the spring, Penn College rocked Penn State New Kensington in a doubleheader, outscoring its opponent 33-0 and allowing just three hits in the two five-inning games. In the opener, Garrett Hornung (Emporium) went 4-for-4 at the plate with a double and two runs batted in. Joe Vassallo (Windsor, Conn.) had three RBI and Skylar Gingrich (Lititz) had a double and scored three runs. In the second game, Tyler Rice (Trumbull, Conn.) went 3-for-4 with a double, Justin Crowther (Bear, Del.) went 2-for-4 with a double and Matt Mientus (Macungie) went 2-for-2 with a double and two RBI. The Wildcats’ eight-game spring win streak ended in the first game against Penn State Abington. In that contest, Hornung went 3-for-5 with two RBI and Phil Woodring (Waynesboro) and Adam Thomke (South Williamsport) both went 2-for-4 with one RBI, but nine walks by Penn College pitchers proved costly. In the nightcap, Devon Liquori (Hawley) went 3-for-3 with two home runs and four RBI and Woodring went 2-for-3 with his second double of the twin bill and drove in four runs as Penn College scored a 10-run win.

Sunday at Penn State Brandywine, Penn College rolled in both games. In the first contest, Liquori went 4-for-5 with a double and four RBI, James Craft (York) went 3-for-5 with a double and three RBI and Woodring went 3-for-4 with a RBI. In the second game, Hornung went 2-for-2 with a triple and two RBI, Gingrich went 1-for-4 with a double and three RBI and Tom Hughes (Easton) went 4-for-4 with a RBI.

SoftballThe Wildcats scored their first sweep of the season when they blanked Penn State Scranton by identical 8-0 scores, allowing just five hits in the twin bill. Jamye Mease (Elizabethtown) went 2-for-3 at the plate and homered in the first game. Closing out the week at Penn State Abington, Penn College dropped the opener by one run, but rebounded in the second contest to win by 16 runs in a game stopped after five innings. In the opener, Stacey Rupp (Gettysburg) went 2-for-3, while Mease and Lisa Miller (Cogan Station) each went 2-for-4. Mease led a 15-hit attack in the second game by going 3-for-4 with a home run and five RBI, while Miller went 2-for-3.

(Complete rosters and season schedules are available on the college’s Athletics Web site For more information on the PSUAC, visit on the Web; more about the USCAA also is available online. )

Photos by Kenneth L. Barto, student photographer