Spring 2012 Softball: PSU New Kensington
April 15, 2012
Freshman Abbey Winn hit a solo shot in game one to send it into extra innings
MCKEESPORT, Pa. - The Pennsylvania College of Technology lost in extra innings twice to Penn State New Kensington Sunday. The Wildcats were defeated 6-3 and 4-3 in the doubleheader, both in eight innings. Sophomore Lacy Lose (Avis) pitched both games for the Wildcats totaling 14 strikeouts. Freshman Britni Fennell (Conyngham) led the with two RBI. The losses drop the team to 4-22 overall and 3-11 in the Penn State University Athletic Conference.
In the opener, Fennell hit an RBI single in the first inning giving Penn College the early lead. New Kensington struck immediately in the second with two runs to take the lead. It was tied up in the fourth after sophomore Dana Ritter (Walden, N.Y.) hit a single to score freshman Stephanie Koleno (Moshannon) who doubled.
Koleno ended the game 2-4.
After New Kensington took back the lead in the fifth with a run, freshman Abbey Winn (Howard) hit a solo shot in the sixth making it a 3-3 game. A scoreless seventh sent the game into extra innings and, with the international tiebreaker rule putting a runner on second, the Lions capitalized with a three-run bomb.
Lose had eight striekouts in the game and gave up four earned runs. Penn College totaled five hits with freshman Emily Yoder (Catawissa) going 2-4 with a double.
In the second game, New Kensington scored three runs in the first three innings. The Wildcats got on board in the fourth with three runs that started off with a double from freshman Casey Davis (New Albany). Fennell singled to score her and then scored herself when New Kensington committed an error off of Lose's at bat. Freshman Cora Bova (Port Allegheny) then hit an RBI single to score Lose.
Bova ended the game with two hits.
The next three innings with scoreless again sending it into extra innings. After the Wildcats were unable to score in the top of the eighth, New Kensington utlized the internation tie breaker and plated the run for the win.
Next up, Penn College travels to Luzerne County Community College for a 2 p.m. doubleheader on Tuesday, Apr. 17.