Press Release

Spring 2014 Softball: PSU Schuylkill

April 23, 2014

Macie Lucas hit one of Penn College's three home runs on the day

Macie Lucas hit one of Penn College's three home runs on the day

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Totaling 16 hits including three home runs, the Pennsylvania College of Technology softball team swept Penn State Schuylkill 9-1 and 10-2 Wednesday. Freshman Arika Stopper (Williamsport) and sophomore Kimberly Walter (Beavertown) each recorded a win while freshman Jessica Gmerek (Bellefonte) led the offense going a perfect 3 for 3 with five RBI. With the sweep, the Lady Wildcats improve to 8-12 overall and 4-4 in the Penn State University Athletic Conference.

In the opener, Schuylkill plated a run in the first taking the early lead but Penn College answered with four runs including a two-RBI single from Gmerek. Another RBI hit from Gmerek and an RBI triple from sophomore Katie Kratzer (Lynch Station, Va.) made it a 6-1 game in the second.

Kratzer ended the game with two hits.

Gmerek tacked on two more RBI with a two-run bomb in the fourth. Sophomore Rachael Shaeffer (Hampstead, Md.) followed it up with a solo shot. Stopper cruised in the fifth ending the game early. She finished with an earned run off of four hits and 10 strikeouts.

As a team, the Lady Wildcats totaled nine hits to Schuylkill’s four.

Walter fanned 11 in game two pitching five innings allowing two earned runs off of four hits. The Lions’ runs came in the fourth off of three hits.

The game was scoreless until the second when Penn College plated a run off a wild pitch. They tacked on six more runs in the third which was capped off by a two-RBI double from freshman Macie Lucas (Reedsville). Schuylkill also committed three errors in the inning.

Shaeffer made the game 8-2 in the fourth with an RBI single. Lucas then opened the fifth with a solo home run. Kratzer singled later in the inning to end it early. In the game, the Lady Wildcats totaled seven hits with Lucas and Shaeffer each notching two hits.

Next up, Penn College travels to Penn State Scranton for a 2 p.m. doubleheader on Friday, Apr. 25.

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