Welders' Quick Work Helps 'Little Leaguer' Find His Swing Again

Published 11.24.2015


Equally at "home" in the welding lab or on the job site, Erica L. Strittmatter makes repairs to a downtown landmark.From left: Welding instructor Michael K. Patterson; welding and fabrication engineering technology majors Erica L. Strittmatter, of Williamsport, and Bethany L. Kohl, of Milton; welding technology major Daryl T. Schrimp, of Williamsport; and welding instructor Steve J. Kopera.Thanks to Penn College welding students and faculty, the downtown display commemorating Williamsport as the birthplace of Little League Baseball is whole once again. At the request of the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce, the Penn College contingent reattached a portion of a bat that was broken off one of the life-sized, bronze “Bases Loaded” statues last month. It took the college crew only 41 minutes to complete the task in Market Street Square.

The project is also featured on the college's YouTube Channel: