Jam-Packed 'Wildcat Weekly' Reflects Busy Spring Athletic Season

Published 04.18.2005

Wildcat Weekly

Vol. 4, No. 34

Recent Results/Upcoming Games (Through Sunday, April 17)

Baseball Overall record: 5-1 EPCC record: 5-1

Tuesday, April 12 host Penn State Scranton, W, 4-1; W, 6-0 Wednesday, April 13 host Penn State York, W, 4-1; W, 19-1 Monday, April 18 host Alfred St. (N.Y.) at Bowman Field (2), 5 p.m. Saturday, April 23 host Bucks County Community College at Bowman Field (2), 1 p.m. Sunday, April 24 at King's College Jayvees (2), 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30 at Northampton County Community College (2), 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 3 host Delaware County Community College at Bowman Field (2), 1 p.m.

Softball Overall record: 9-7 EPCC record: 5-1 CCAC record: 7-3

Wednesday, April 13 host Penn State York at Elm Park, W, 18-0; W, 21-0 Saturday, April 16 at Penn State Mont Alto, L, 9-1; L, 9-6 Sunday, April 17 host Northampton County Community College, L, 9-1, 5 innings; L, 15-2, 5 innings Tuesday, April 19 host Luzerne County Community College (2), 3 p.m. Saturday, April 30 EPCC Tournament, TBA

Archery Saturday, April 9 at James Madison Invitational (Harrisonburg, Va.), women's compound team placed first and Jason Kornbau (Red Lion) won the individual men's recurve championship Saturday-Sunday, April 23-24 host Eastern Regional Outdoor Intercollegiate Championships, noon Saturday, 9 a.m. Sunday

Men's Volleyball Overall record: 24-1 EPCC record: 14-1 Saturday, April 23 host EPCC Championships (No. 1 seed vs. No. 4, No. 2 vs. No. 3 in a best of three semifinal, with winners meeting for the championship in a best of five game match), 10 a.m.

Team Tennis Overall record: 2-1 EPCC record: 2-1

Thursday, April 14 at Harrisburg Area Community College, W, 6-3 Saturday, April 16 at Community College of Philadelphia, L, forfeit Tuesday, April 19 host Northampton County Community College, 3 p.m. Friday, April 22 host Bucks County Community College, 3 p.m. Saturday, April 23 host Delaware County Community College, 3 p.m.

'Cat Tales Baseball In their return to the field after an 11-day layoff due to weather-related postponements, the Wildcats got complete-game pitching efforts from John Vitovsky (Western Wayne) and Travis Fairbanks (Athens) in sweeping Penn State Scranton.

Offensively in the first game, Matt Comp (Newport) went 3-for-3 with a triple and two runs scored and Tim Holton (Avon Grove) drove in two runs. In the second game, Dave Miller (Pen Argyl) and Brad Reed (Pine Grove) each went 2-for-4 at the plate. Defensively, the Wildcats pulled off three double plays in a row in the nightcap.

The Wildcats completed a perfect 4-0 week by taking both ends of a doubleheader against Penn State York. In the first game, Derrick Cimini (South Williamsport) tossed a two-hitter and got bat support from Jim Woodring (Waynesboro) and Joe Vassallo (Windsor, Conn.), both of whom went 2-for-3. In the nightcap, Penn College pounded out 15 hits, including three by Ryan Stuart (Cameron County) and two each by Comp, Woodring and Justin Wanner (Conrad Weiser). Woodring, Wanner and Stuart drove in three runs each.

Softball Penn College continued to hammer the ball, getting 44 hits in sweeping Penn State York. In the opener, Bethany Hoffman (East Juniata) homered while Brittany Boyles (Montoursville) had three hits and Hoffman, Theresa D'Andrea (Weatherly) and Theresa Witherson (DuBois) two hits each. In the second game, D'Andrea and Danielle Hubler (West Branch) each went 5-for-5 while Brittany Blessard (Bucktail) and Erica Kaiser (Lancaster Catholic) each went 4-for-4 at the plate. The first-game loss eliminated the Wildcats from the Commonwealth Campus Athletic Conference playoffs.

At week's end, the Wildcats ran into a buzz saw, losing doubleheaders to Penn State Mont Alto and powerhouse Northampton. In the second game against Mont Alto, Ann Marie Prosser (Elizabethtown) went 2-for-3 at the plate and D'Andrea 2-for-4. In the first game against Northampton, Hubler went 2-for-3 and in the second game D'Andrea and Ann Allton (York Catholic) both went 2-for-3.

The Wildcats need at least one win against Luzerne Tuesday to qualify for the Eastern Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference playoffs.

Co-Ed Tennis Getting outstanding play from Lauren O'Donnell (Kennett Square), Adam Cleland (East Penn) and Dan Quimby (Wellsboro), the Wildcats rolled past arch rival Harrisburg Area Community College.

Archery In their most recent outing on April 9 at the James Madison Invitational, Pennsylvania College of Technology archers took a first place in the women's compound competition and Jason Kornbau (Red Lion) won the individual men's recurve championship.

"They're on a roll now. They've won everything we've entered this year and hopefully they continue doing it clear to nationals," Chad Karstetter, Penn College coach, said of the women's compound team. The Wildcat women, led by Karen Morse (Canton) and Beth Robinson (Williamsport), who finished second and third, respectively, in individual competition, outscored host JMU, 236-213.

Karstetter was equally as impressed with Kornbau, who outscored the second-place men's recurve finisher from Penn State, 87-72.

"Jason shot really well. He has been shooting well since we went outdoors in March. He finally put everything together," said the Wildcat coach. Teamwise, Penn College was second in men's recurve, falling to James Madison, 193-162.

Also for Penn College, Ryan Romberger (Pillow) came in second individually to help the Wildcats to a third-place team finish in the men's compound division.

Next up for Penn College is the Eastern Regional Intercollegiate Championships, which the college will host Saturday and Sunday, April 23 and 24.

Six teams and between 60 and 70 individuals will compete starting with qualifying at noon on Saturday. Teams in addition to Penn College are from Penn State, James Madison, Columbia of Manhattan, N.Y., Atlantic City (N.J.) Cape Community College and Stevens Trade School in Lancaster. Divisions include men's and women's compound and recurve for both teams and individuals.

Single-elimination shooting will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday. Sixteen targets will be used on the Athletic Field near the Field House on One College Avenue. There will be an area set up from which spectators can view the action.

"I'm really excited, not only for spectators to come and see what we do, but I believe we're going to do really well. At James Madison, our women did exceptionally well and I look for them to continue doing that well. And the men's recurve has stepped it up and should give James Madison a run for its money," Karstetter said.