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Spring 2014 Softball: PSU Scranton

April 25, 2014

The Lady Wildcats totaled 39 hits between the two games

The Lady Wildcats totaled 39 hits between the two games

SCRANTON, Pa. – Totaling 39 hits in the two games, the Pennsylvania College of Technology softball team swept Penn State Scranton 16-0 and 12-1 Friday. Freshman Arika Stopper (Williamsport) and sophomore Delaney Blubaugh (Waynesboro) each recorded the win on the mound for the team. Penn College now improves to 6-4 in the Penn State University Athletic Conference and 10-12 overall.

In the opener, Stopper allowed only three hits while striking out eight. The Lady Wildcats scored five runs in the second with freshman Macie Lucas (Reedsville) leading the surge with a two-RBI double. Lucas finished the game with three hits.

Sophomore Kimberly Walter (Beavertown) racked up two RBI in the third with a single as Penn College plated three total making it 8-0. Walter finished up a perfect 3 for 3 with three runs and three RBI.

The Lady Wildcats’ biggest inning came in the fourth as they totaled six runs. Sophomore Karey Wolfe (Milton) hit a bases-loaded triple in the inning finishing up the game with two hits and six RBI.

Two more runs in the fifth ended the game early. As a team, Penn College totaled 22 hits in the game. Stopper helped her cause with three hits and freshman Brianne Brewer (Jersey Shore) added four. Sophomore Alexandra Brennan (Saint Clair) rounded out the top hitters with three hits and three RBI.

Game two was much of the same with Blubaugh recording the win pitching three scoreless innings while striking out four. Brennan finished the game pitching the final inning allowing a run off of two hits.

Lucas and sophomore Rachael Shaeffer (Hampstead, Md.) recorded RBI hits in the first to take the 2-0 lead in the first. Five more runs in the second, including a two-RBI double from freshman Brittney McHugh (Frederick, Md.) made it 7-0.

Shaeffer ended the game with two hits while McHugh had three.

Sophomore Nicole Lo Furno (Glen Mills) capped off a two-run third with a solo shot. The hit was one of two in the game for her.

The Lady Wildcats ended the game early with three more runs in the fourth. They totaled 17 hits in the game.

Next up, Penn College travels to Penn State Brandywine for a noon doubleheader.

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