Spring 2013 Softball: PSU Hazleton
April 10, 2013
Severe weather ended game two in five innings
HAZLETON, Pa. – Freshman Christina Mignot (Hughesville) recorded an extra-innings victory as the Pennsylvania College of Technology softball team split a conference doubleheader with Penn State Hazleton Wednesday. Mignot helped the Lady Wildcats win 6-5 in game one in eight innings. They followed it up with a 5-0 loss with the game being called early due to storms. With the split, Penn College is now 6-16 overall and 4-6 in the Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC).
In the opener, freshman Kimberly Walter (Beavertown) pitched the first seven innings with six strikeouts, three earned runs and six hits. She got some run support early as the Lady Wildcats scored a run in the first and third to go up 2-0. Walter came out in the seventh with a 5-1 lead.
Mignot came in relief and had three runs charged to her sending it into extra innings. She shut down the Lions in the eighth after Penn College notched the winning run.
In the game, freshman Katie Kratzer (Selinsgrove) was 2 for 3 with a double and two RBI. Sophomore Stephanie Koleno (Moshannon) also had two hits and freshman Rachael Shaeffer (Hampstead, Md.) recorded an RBI.
In game two, Hazleton scored all its runs in the third inning. Mignot pitched the first 21/3 innings with two strikeouts and two earned runs. Walter came in relief this time in the third allowing three more runs.
The Lions pitching staff was dominant allowing only two hits. Freshman Karey Wolfe (Milton) recorded a single while sophomore Casey Davis (New Albany) had a double.
Next up, Penn College hosts Luzerne County Community College on Thursday, Apr. 11 for a 2 p.m. doubleheader.