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Penn College Baseball, Tennis Teams Have Perfect Week

Over the last week, the Pennsylvania College of Technology baseball team and men’s and women’s tennis teams all were unbeaten.

BASEBALL

Hosting Cazenovia College on Saturday in its North Eastern Athletic Conference opener, Penn College won by scores of 3-1 and 8-4. In the opener, a two-run fifth inning single by Cody Cline, of Waynesboro, provided the winning margin while Nathan Holt, of Shippensburg, went the seven-inning distance on the mound, allowing just two hits. In the second game, the Wildcats trailed 4-0 after the top of the sixth inning before rallying for three runs in the bottom of the frame and adding five more in the eighth. Richard Lennon, of Morgantown, was the catalyst in both innings, hitting a three-run homer in the sixth and a two-run double in the eighth. He ended the game 4-for-4 and also scored twice. Nate Lowe, of East New Market, Maryland, also plated two runs in the eighth inning with a double.

At home on Sunday against Wells College, the Wildcats improved to 4-0 in the conference and 10-6 overall with a sweep by scores of 8-0 and 15-0. In the opener, pitchers Cody Nelson, of South Williamsport, and Brandon Barnyak, of Karthaus, combined on a one-hitter with Nelson going six innings and getting the win. On offense, Colton Riley, of Danville, smashed a three-run home run in a four-run third inning. In the nightcap, Riley and Brittan Kittle, of Millville, each hit home runs to power the offense while three Penn College pitchers combined on a two-hitter with starter Max Bair, of Centre Hall, striking out eight and earning the win. Kittle finished the game going 5-for-6 at the plate, including a double, with six RBIs and Riley drove in three runs.

Last Monday, it was announced that freshman Riley was named the NEAC Player of the Week after hitting.800 in a pair of wins the week before. In an 11-9 victory over Cabrini, the first baseman went 3-for-3 with two doubles, a home run and three RBIs. He added a two-run home run in the second game against Cabrini to finish the week with five RBIs and six runs scored. Over the two games, Riley posted a .875 on-base percentage and a 2.400 slugging percentage.

In North Eastern Athletic Conference action this week: At Keuka College (5-8 overall), 1 p.m. Saturday.

Last meeting vs. Keuka College: Won 10-6 in NEAC playoffs last May 12.

Statistically speaking: Kittle is fourth among NEAC hitters with a .438 batting average, Riley is third in the conference with four home runs, Bair is fifth in the NEAC with 22 strikeouts and Nelson is fifth with a 2.75 earned run average.

NEAC standings through SundayPenn College 4-0, Penn State Berks 4-0, Penn State Abington 3-0, Keuka College 0-0, SUNY Poly 0-0, SUNY Cobleskill 0-0, Wells College 0-2, Cazenovia College 0-2, Lancaster Bible College 0-3, Gallaudet University 0-4.

SOFTBALL

Scheduled games on Tuesday and Saturday were postponed due to the weather and on Sunday the Wildcats lost at Penn State Berks by scores of 8-0 and 6-1 to go to 8-10 overall and 2-2 in the conference. In the opener, Penn College was held to two singles and its batters struck out 14 times. In the second game, the Wildcats had eight hits but were limited to just a seventh inning run.

Last Monday, it was announced that sophomore Morgan Heritage, of New Castle, Delaware, was named the NEAC Pitcher of the week after an impressive showing in an 8-1 win against conference opponent Morrisville State College the week before. Heritage tossed a complete game, allowing one run, six hits and two walks. She also struck out 12 batters to earn her third win of the year.

In North Eastern Athletic Conference action this week: At Keuka College (1-7 overall, 0-2 NEAC through Sunday), 3 p.m. Friday; host SUNY Cobleskill (2-8 overall, 2-4 NEAC through Sunday), 1 p.m. Saturday; at Cazenovia College (7-11 overall, 1-1 NEAC through Sunday), 1 p.m. Sunday.

Last meeting vs. Keuka College:Lost 5-2 and 7-3 last April 26.

Last meeting vs. SUNY Cobleskill: Won 6-1 and 5-2 last April 30.

Last meeting vs. Cazenovia College:Lost 9-1 in NEAC playoffs last May 6.

Statistically speaking:Hermitage is tied for third in the NEAC with four wins and is fourth in strikeouts with 45. Alyssa Gentile, of Fairport, New York, is eighth in the conference with a .400 batting average and Taylor Krow, of Mechanicsburg, is ninth with a .397 batting average.

NEAC North Division standings through SundayPenn College 2-0, Cazenovia College 0-0, SUNY Poly 0-0, Keuka College 0-0, Wells College 1-1, SUNY Cobleskill 1-1, Morrisville State College 0-2.

NEAC South Division standings through SundayPenn State Berks 2-0, Wilson College 2-0, Penn State Abington 0-0, St. Elizabeth 0-0, Lancaster Bible College 0-2.

 

MEN’S TENNIS

Opening NEAC play on Thursday, the Wildcats blanked St. Elizabeth, 9-0, to go to 3-5 overall. Winning in both their singles and doubles matches for Penn College were Luke Whitenight, of Berwick, at No. 1 singles and doubles; Blake Whitmire, of Shickshinny, at No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles; Garrett Benner, of Selinsgrove, at No. 3 singles and No. 2 doubles; Nicholas Pasqual, of Doylestown, at No. 4 singles and No. 3 doubles; Will DeMarco, of Glen Mills, at No. 5 singles and No. 2 doubles; and Joe Morrin, of Morrisville, at No. 6 singles and No. 3 doubles.

In North Eastern Athletic Conference action this week:At Bryn Athyn, 11 a.m. Saturday; at Penn State Abington, noon Sunday.

Last meeting vs. Bryn Athyn:Won 8-1 last April 15.

Last meeting vs. Penn State Abington:Lost 9-0 last April 14.

 

WOMEN’S TENNIS

In its spring and NEAC season opener on Thursday, Penn College topped St. Elizabeth, 6-3, for its first win after an 0-7 fall. Winning in both their singles and doubles matches for the Wildcats were Amber Janelli, of Denver, at No. 4 singles and No. 2 doubles; Emily Bell, of Jersey Shore, at No. 5 singles and No. 3 doubles; and Hanna Williams, of Marion, New York, at No. 6 singles and No. 3 doubles.

In North Eastern Athletic Conference action this week:At Bryn Athyn, 11 a.m. Saturday; at Penn State Abington, noon Sunday.

Last meeting vs. Bryn Athyn:Won 6-3 last April 15.

Last meeting vs. Penn State Abington:Lost 9-0 last April 14.

MEN’S GOLF

After an early-week postponement due to bad weather conditions, the Wildcats opened their spring season on Thursday in the Elizabethtown Blue Jay Classic at Hershey Country Club East where they ended 12th in a 20-team field with a 349. Dickinson took team honors with a 322. Freshman Brian Whelan, of Cresco, led Penn College with an 84, tied for 27thamong 103 individuals. Alvernia’s Keith Noonan took medalist honors with a 75.

SCHEDULE/RECORDS/RESULTS

Baseball

Overall: 10-6

NEAC: 4-0

Saturday, April 7 – host Cazenovia College (NEAC, 2) at Bowman Field, W, 3-1; W, 8-4

Sunday, April 8 – host Wells College (NEAC, 2) at Bowman Field, W, 8-0; W, 15-0

Wednesday, April 11 – host King’s College at Bowman Field, 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 14 – at Keuka College (NEAC, 2), 1 p.m.

Sunday, April 15 – host Penn State Altoona at Bowman Field (2), noon

Tuesday, April 17 – host Mt. Aloysius at Bowman Field (2), 1 p.m.

Wednesday, April 18 – at Juniata College (2), 1 p.m.

Saturday, April 21 – at Lancaster Bible College (NEAC, 2), 1 p.m.

Sunday, April 22 – at Gallaudet University (NEAC, 2), noon

Tuesday, April 24 – host Mansfield University at Bowman Field (2), 4 p.m.

Saturday, April 28 – at SUNY Cobleskill (NEAC, 2), 1 p.m.

Sunday, April 29 – at SUNY Poly (NEAC, 2), noon

Wednesday, May 2 – at Elmira College, 6 p.m.

Saturday, May 5 – host Penn State Berks at Bowman Field (NEAC, 2), 1 p.m.

Sunday, May 6 – host Penn State Abington at Bowman Field (NEAC, 2), noon

(End of regular season)

Softball

Overall: 8-10

NEAC: 2-2

Tuesday, April 3 – at Cazenovia College (NEAC, 2), ppd. to April 15

Saturday, April 7 – at Wilson College (NEAC, 2), ppd.

Sunday, April 8 – at Penn State Berks (NEAC, 2), L, 8-0; L, 6-1

Wednesday, April 11 – at Susquehanna University (2), 3 p.m.

Friday, April 13 – at Keuka College (NEAC, 2), 3 p.m.

Saturday, April 14 – host SUNY Cobleskill (NEAC, 2), 1 p.m.

Sunday, April 15 – at Cazenovia College (NEAC, 2), 1 p.m.

Monday, April 16 – at Elmira College (2), 3 p.m.

Thursday, April 19 – at Wilkes University (2), 5 p.m.

Saturday, April 21 – host St. Elizabeth at Elm Park (NEAC, 2), 1 p.m.

Wednesday, April 25 – host Wells College at Elm Park (NEAC, 2), 3 p.m.

Thursday, April 26 – at Lycoming College (2), 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 28 – at SUNY Poly (NEAC, 2), 1 p.m.

(End of regular season)

Men’s Tennis

Overall: 3-5 (1-5 fall)

NEAC: 1-0

Monday, April 2 – host Misericordia University, ppd. to April 9

Thursday, April 5 – host St. Elizabeth (NEAC), W, 9-0

Monday, April 9 – host Misericordia University, 3 p.m.

Saturday, April 14 – at Bryn Athyn (NEAC), 11 a.m.

Sunday, April 15 – at Penn State Abington (NEAC), noon

Friday, April 20 – host Penn State Berks (NEAC), 4 p.m.

Saturday, April 21 – host Lancaster Bible College (NEAC), 4 p.m.

(End of regular season)

Women’s Tennis

Overall: 1-7 (0-7 fall)

NEAC: 1-0

Monday, April 2 – host Misericordia University, ppd. to April 9

Thursday, April 5 – host St. Elizabeth (NEAC), W, 6-3

Monday, April 9 – host Misericordia University, 3 p.m.

Saturday, April 14 – at Bryn Athyn (NEAC), 11 a.m.

Sunday, April 15 – at Penn State Abington (NEAC), noon

Friday, April 20 – host Penn State Berks (NEAC), 4 p.m.

Saturday, April 21 – host Lancaster Bible College (NEAC), 4 p.m.

(End of regular season)

Men’s Golf

Monday, April 2 – Dutchmen Spring Invitational at Lebanon Valley College, ppd. to April 9

Thursday, April 5 – Elizabethtown Blue Jay Classic at Hershey Country Club East, ended 12thin a 20-team field

Monday, April 9 – Dutchmen Spring Invitational at Lebanon Valley College, noon

Wednesday, April 11 – at Keuka College Spring Invitational, 10 a.m.

Week of April 15 — host Lycoming College at Williamsport Country Club, TBA

Saturday-Sunday, April 28-29 – host NEAC Championship at Williamsport Country Club, 9 a.m.

(End of regular season)

Archery

Saturday-Sunday, April 14-15 – Adam Wheatcroft Memorial, Harrisonburg, Va.

Saturday-Sunday, April 21-22 – host Outdoor Eastern Regionals

May 18-21 – Collegiate Outdoor Nationals at Newberry, Fla.

(End of season)

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