Spring 2014 Softball: PSU Fayette
April 27, 2014
The Lady Wildcats now improve to 8-4 in the PSUAC
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – With the help of five hits and three RBI from sophomore Karey Wolfe (Milton), the Pennsylvania College of Technology softball team defeated Penn State Fayette 10-2 and 10-1 Sunday. Freshman Arika Stopper (Williamsport) recorded the win in game one while sophomore Kimberly Walter (Beavertown) notched it for game two. With the sweep, the Lady Wildcats improve to 12-12 overall and 8-4 in the
Penn State University Athletic Conference.
Wolfe got things started off in the first opening the game with a double. She eventually scored on a wild pitch which was followed by a single from sophomore Rachael Shaeffer (Hampstead, Md.) that got through the left fielder scoring two more to make it 3-0.
Stopper cruised through the first two innings before Fayette scored a run with two outs. Freshman Jessica Gmerek (Bellefonte) flashed some leather making a big catch in left to end the threat.
Freshman Macie Lucas (Reedsville) hit an RBI single in the third to score two more runs. Fayette capitalized on two errors from the Lady Wildcat defense to make it a 4-2 game in the fourth.
Wolfe came up with the big hit in the bottom of the fourth notching two RBI on a single. Wolfe also scored in the inning off a wild pitch for Penn College to take a comfortable 7-2 lead. They ended the game early scoring on a bases-loaded wild pitch and an error to make it 10-2.
Stopper finished the game with eight strikeouts while allowing one earned run off of four hits. Penn College totaled seven hits with Wolfe and Shaeffer both notching two.
In game two, with a runner on, Lucas hit a towering fly ball misplayed by centerfield to score two and put the Lady Wildcats up in the second. She hit a bases-loaded triple the next inning and then scored on an error to make it 6-0. Fayette plated a run on an error in the fourth to make it 6-1.
Walter came out of the game in the inning with two outs as Stopper came in relief. Walter finished the day allowing an unearned run off of three hits with a strikeout.
Penn College ended it in the sixth when Shaeffer hit a bases-loaded single to score two making it 10-1. Shaeffer ended the game 2 for 3. Stopper finished allowing no hits and no runs with two strikeouts. Also for the Lady Wildcats, Wolfe totaled three hits while sophomore Alexandra Brennan (Saint Clair) added two.
Next up, Penn College hosts Penn State New Kensington on Monday, Apr. 27 for a 2 p.m. doubleheader.