Press Release

Spring 2014 Softball: Snowbird Spring Break Tournament - Myrtle Beach, S.C. Arcadia University

March 12, 2014

With the split the Lady Wildcats improve to 3-3 overall

With the split the Lady Wildcats improve to 3-3 overall

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Sophomore Kimberly Walter (Beavertown) and freshman Brianne Brewer (Jersey Shore) put in a combined effort on the mound to help the Pennsylvania College of Technology softball team defeat Arcadia University 4-3 Wednesday. Walter recorded the win going four innings with a strikeout. The game was the second of the day at the team’s spring break tournament in Myrtle Beach. The Lady Wildcats lost 4-3 to Dakota State. With the split, Penn College is now 3-3 overall.

Against Dakota, sophomore Katie Kratzer (Lynch Station, Va.) was a perfect 3-3 with a run. Dakota State put up a run in the first to take the early lead but sophomore Nicole Lo Furno (Glenside) and sophomore Karey Wolfe (Milton) each recorded RBI singles in the third tomake it 2-1 in favor of Penn College.

After Dakota State made it 3-2 with a run in the bottom, the Lady Wildcats tacked on another run in the sixth off a sacrifice fly from sophomore Delaney Blubaugh (Waynesboro).

Going into the bottom of the seventh with the one run advantage, Penn College surrendered two runs off of three hits and an error to allow Dakota State to steal the victory away. Freshman Arika Stopper (Williamsport) recorded the loss allowing eight hits and four runs while notching four strikeouts.

Later on against Arcadia, Kratzer again led the team collecting two of the their five hits. Down a run in the second, Penn College plated three runs with Wolfe and freshman Marie Lucas (Reedsville) each recording RBI. The team tacked on another run in the third, this time off a sacrifice fly from freshman Jessica Gmerek (Bellefonte), to make it 4-1.

In the fifth, Arcadia scored a run off a bases loaded single ending Walter’s time on the mound. Brewer got the team out of the jam and held them off later in the seventh after they scored another run. She finished the day with three innings allowing four hits a run and striking out three.

Penn College next takes on Bemidji State and Gordon College on Thursday, Mar. 13 starting at 9:30 a.m.

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