Battling Weather, Penn College Sports Teams Have Rough Week
Mother Nature,14; Pennsylvania College of Technology, 0.
That was the result of college athletic teams last week, as all 14 scheduled games six in baseball and eight in softball were postponed due to snow and cold temperatures. But that doesn't mean nothing happened.
Baseball Skylar Gingrich (Lititz) was named the Penn State University Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the period ending March 19. Gingrich hit .417 (5 for 12) as the team went 5-1. In addition, he had 10 runs batted in and hit two home runs. His slugging percentage was 1.000 and he had a .650 on-base percentage. In the most recent United States Collegiate Athletic Association Coaches' Poll, Penn College cracked the Top 25 at No. 15 after being unranked.
Softball Amanda Baney (Williamsport) was named the United States Collegiate Athletic Association Player of the Week for the period of March 13-19. Baney led the Wildcats to a 2-0 week hitting .571 (4 for 7) with two home runs and six runs batted in. She had a slugging percentage of 1.429 and an on-base percentage of .625. Penn College is ranked No. 12 nationally in the first USCAA Coaches' Poll.
On the Run Penn College cross-country coach Mike Paulhamus reports that two members of his team, Travis Cain and volunteer coach Jeff Faherty, along with former Wildcat Mike Womelsdorf, will compete April 18 in the Boston Marathon.
Archery Junior Danny Wido will be featured in the Faces in the Crowd section of the March 31 issue of Sports Illustrated. Wido, of Shickshinny, is a two-time national collegiate men's compound champion and, in September, represented the college at the World University Archery Championships in Shenzhen, China, where he won a team gold medal and an individual silver medal.
On the Horizon The baseball and softball teams are scheduled to begin conference play this week. Baseball games are scheduled on the road Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, while the softball team has games slated Thursday at home and Friday, Saturday and Sunday on the road weather permitting.
Thursday night, the men's volleyball team closes out its regular season indoors at Bucknell University. The Middle Atlantic Club Volleyball Conference playoffs are scheduled Saturday at Bloomsburg University.
Also next weekend, the archery team returns to action in the Adam Wheatcroft Memorial Invitational at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.
SCHEDULE/RESULTS Archery Saturday-Sunday, April 2-3 Adam Wheatcroft Memorial Invitational at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.
Baseball Overall record: 9-2Wednesday, March 23 at King's College Jayvees (2), ppd. Saturday, March 26 host Penn StateWilkes-Barre at Loyalsock Township High School field (2), ppd. Sunday, March 27 at Penn State Harrisburg (2), ppd. Thursday, March 31 at Penn State Brandywine (2), 2 p.m. Saturday, April 2 at Penn State Beaver (2), 2 p.m. Sunday, April 3 at Penn State Fayette (2), noon Tuesday, April 5 at Penn State Scranton (2), 2 p.m.
Softball Overall record: 4-6Wednesday, March 23 at Penn StateHarrisburg (2), ppd. Friday, March 25 at Elmira (N.Y.) College Jayvees (2), ppd. Saturday, March 26 host Luzerne County Community College at Elm Park (2), ppd. Sunday, March 27 host Elmira, N.Y., College at Elm Park (2), ppd. Thursday, March 31 host Penn StateSchuylkill at Elm Park (2), 2 p.m. Friday, April 1 at Elmira (N.Y.) College Jayvees (2), 3 p.m. Saturday, April 2 at Penn StateBeaver (2), 2 p.m. Sunday, April 3 at Penn StateFayette (2), noon Tuesday, April 5 at Penn StateScranton (2), 2 p.m.
Men's Volleyball Overall record: 9-9 MACVC record: 4-4 Thursday, March 31 at Bucknell University, 8 p.m. Saturday, April 2 MACVC Championships at Bloomsburg University, 2 p.m
(Complete rosters and season schedules are available on the college's Athletics Web site . For more information on the PSUAC, visit on the Web; more about the USCAA also is available online.)
Vol. 9, No. 32