Baseball Team Wins Three of Four in Opening Weekend

Published 08.25.2008

Wildcat Weekly

Vol. 7, No. 2

Recent Results/Upcoming Games

Baseball Overall record: 3-1 Saturday, Aug. 23 at Westmoreland County Community College, W, 10-0; W, 10-3 Sunday, Aug. 24 at Westmoreland County Community College, W, 10-6; L, 9-8 Sunday, Aug. 31 at Alfred (N.Y.) State (doubleheader), 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8 host Lehigh Carbon Community College at Bowman Field (doubleheader), 2 p.m.

Cross-Country Friday, Aug. 29 at King's College Invitational, 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 at Bloomsburg University Invitational, 10 a.m.

Men's Soccer Saturday, Aug. 30 host Penn State Beaver, 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 at Penn State Abington, 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8 host Penn State Scranton, 6 p.m.

Golf Wednesday, Sept. 3 at Penn State Fayette Invitational, 10 a.m.

Women's Volleyball Thursday, Sept. 4 -- host Penn State Harrisburg, 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 host Harrisburg Area Community College, 1 p.m.

Women's Soccer Saturday, Sept. 6 -- at Penn State Abington, 3 p.m.

Team Tennis Wednesday, Sept. 10 -- at Penn State Hazleton , 3 p.m.

'Cat Tales Baseball Pennsylvania College of Technology won three of four games as it opened its season at Westmoreland County Community College.

"We were hitting the ball well. I knew scoring wasn't going to be a problem," coach Chris Howard said. Howard also was pleased with the pitching (just four of the 18 runs it allowed were earned), but said his team's defense was a "little shaky" at times.

"Our defensive lapses were mental, not physical, and that can be corrected," the coach said. "We just need to cut down on our mental mistakes."

Mark Shaffer (junior/Hanover) and John Vitovsky (senior/Waymart) earned pitching wins in the first two games, respectively. Shaffer finished with five strikeouts and Vitovsky with four. Freshman PJ Horn had five strikeouts during five innings of relief work in the third game.

Hitting leaders during the weekend included Devon Liquori (senior/Hawley), Phil Woodring (senior/Waynesboro), Matt Mientus (sophomore/Macungie) and Dane Glick (sophomore/Belleview). Liquori had a two-run homer in the first game and drove in four runs.

(Complete rosters and season schedules are available on the college's AthleticsWeb site.)