Spring 2014 Softball: PSU Brandywine
April 29, 2014
The Lady Wildcats finish out the regular season with a DH against PSU Beaver Wednesday
WILMINGTON, Del. – With wind speeds up to 30 mph and rain throughout, the Pennsylvania College of Technology softball team squeaked out a 14-13 win over Penn State Brandywine Tuesday. The game, a conference match-up, was supposed to be a doubleheader but poor field conditions canceled game two. Sophomore Delaney Blubaugh (Waynesboro) recorded the win as Penn College improves to 15-12 overall and 11-4 in the Penn State University Athletic Conference.
The Lady Wildcats plated nine runs in the first two innings to take a commanding lead behind freshman starter Arika Stopper (Williamsport). In the third inning, with the team up 10-1, Brandywine plated eight runs ending Stopper’s day and making the game 10-9.
Stopper finished allowing four earned runs off of three hits while striking out three in 2.2 innings of work. Freshman Brianne Brewer (Jersey Shore) came in relief pitching the next two innings before Blubaugh relieved her in the fifth.
The Lions took a 12-11 lead in the fifth before the game was all tied up in the sixth at 13. Sophomore Rachael Shaeffer (Hampstead, Md.) hit a solo shot in the top of the seventh to put Penn College up by a run. Blubaugh finished out the bottom of the inning for the win.
As a team, the Lady Wildcats totaled 13 hits. Sophomore Karey Wolfe (Milton) notched two hits with two RBI as did Blubaugh and sophomore Samantha Hill (Montgomery). Rounding out the top hitters with two hits each were sophomores Alexandra Brennan (Saint Clair) and Katie Kratzer (Lynch Station, Va.)
Penn College finishes out the regular season traveling to Penn State Beaver for a doubleheader on Wednesday, Apr. 30 at 4 p.m.