'Wildcat Weekly' Recaps, Previews Sporting Events

Published 05.02.2005

Wildcat Weekly

Vol. 4, No. 36

Recent Results/Upcoming Games (Through Sunday, May 1)

Baseball Overall record: 8-4 EPCC record: 5-3

Wednesday, April 27 − host Bucks County Community College, L, 6-4; W, 7-2 Sunday, May 1 − at Northampton Community College, L, 7-0; W, 7-1 Tuesday, May 3 − host Delaware County Community College at Bowman Field (2), 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, May 7-8 − EPCC Tournament, TBA

Softball Final overall record: 9-10 Final EPCC regular-season record: 5-3 Final CCAC regular-season record: 7-3

Tuesday, April 26 − at Penn State Mont Alto, L, 6-1


Friday-Sunday, May 20-22 −at U.S. Intercollegiate Outdoor Championship (Milledgeville, Ga.)

Men's Volleyball Final Overall record: 26-1, EPCC champion Final EPCC regular-season record: 14-1

Team Tennis Final overall record: 3-3 Final EPCC record: 3-3

Friday, April 29 − host Harrisburg Area Community College, W, 6-3 Saturday, April 30 − host EPCC/PCAA Championship at West Branch Tennis Club (South Williamsport), finished sixth

'Cat Tales Baseball David Miller (Pen Argyl) went 3-for-4 and Brad Reed (Pine Grove) 2-for-4, but it wasn't enough to keep the Wildcats from dropping the first game of a doubleheader against Bucks. In the nightcap, Travis Fairbanks (Athens) threw a complete-game four-hitter to pick up his third win in four games. Jim Woodring (Waynesboro) and Ryan Stuart (Cameron County) each went 2-for-3 at the plate in the second game.

Against always-tough Northampton, Penn College lost the first game, but battled back to win the second. In the second game, Fairbanks went 4-for-4 at the plate with a double and triple while Miller went 2-for-3 with a double to back the five-hit pitching of Tyler Cullen (New Fairfield).

Softball The Lady Wildcats dropped a game to Penn State Mont Alto that ,had they won, would have put them in the EPCC tournament, but Roger Harris, in his fourth year as coach, still termed the season a success.

"We started off great (7-3), but fell into a slump the last six games," Harris assessed.

"We came out and hit the ball well and fielded well. We had some problems with walks, but always managed to get around them. Then toward the end of the season the hitting slacked off and the fielding fell off a little bit," the coach continued.

With eight players returning and the program going to four-year eligibility, Harris is hopeful about the team's future.

"We're looking at a lot more options to build. We're figuring on going to South Carolina for a week during spring break next year and the girls are already looking forward to that.

"All in all, we had a great season, and we'll have a better one next year," Harris added. "Hopefully we'll make the playoffs and we'll go all the way."

Coed Tennis After beating Harrisburg Area Community College on Friday, the Wildcats finished last in a field of six teams Saturday at the Pennsylvania Collegiate Athletic Association championships. According to coach Charlie Baum, Penn College's men's doubles team of Spyke Krepshaw (Southern Columbia) and Dan Quimby (Wellsboro) placed second, while Adam Cleland (East Penn) reached the men's singles semifinals before losing.