Penn College baseball team wins opener

A week after its season opener was postponed due to bad weather at home, the Pennsylvania College of Technology baseball team found the conditions more to its liking on Saturday in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and came away with a 4-1 win over Lehman College. The Wildcats scored two runs in the first inning and added single runs in the sixth and seventh innings to go to 1-0 on the year.

Much of last season’s success that resulted in a 25-13 overall record and second-place finish in the North Eastern Athletic Conference came as a result of outstanding play from freshmen and coach Chris Howard sees more of the same possible this year.

“I’m so excited about this year. Not only do we have a veteran presence, but we did bring in another really good freshman class,” the coach said, mentioning pitchers Nathan Holt, of Shippensburg; Brandon Barnyak, of Karthaus; and Luis Rodriguez, of Bronx, New York; middle infielder Ethan Ketterman, of Biglerville; and Colton Riley, of Danville.

“There are some freshmen that I really am high on, and not just for this year but for what they can do in the future. Christina Perna, of Frenchtown, New Jersey, the brother of senior Nick Perna, is somebody that I think is going to be an impact player for us,” Howard said.

SCHEDULE/RECORDS/RESULTS

Baseball

Overall: 1-0

Saturday, March 3 – vs. Lehman College in Myrtle Beach, S.C., W, 4-1

Sunday, March 4 – vs. New England College (2) in Myrtle Beach, S.C., 12:30 p.m.

Monday, March 5 – vs. Chatham University in Myrtle Beach, S.C., noon

Tuesday, March 6 – vs. Catholic University in Myrtle Beach, S.C., 10 a.m.

Tuesday, March 6 – vs. Mt. Aloysius College in Myrtle Beach, S.C., 3 p.m.

Wednesday, March 7 – vs. Bridgewater College in Myrtle Beach, S.C., 3 p.m.

Thursday, March 8 – vs. Wilkes University in Myrtle Beach, S.C., 6:30 p.m.

Friday, March 30 – at Cabrini University (2), noon

Softball

Overall:

Sunday, March 4 – vs. Mt. Aloysius College in Myrtle Beach, S.C., 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 4 – vs. Cedar Crest College in Myrtle Beach, S.C., 3:30 p.m.

Monday, March 5 – vs. The Sage Colleges in Myrtle Beach, S.C., 11:30 a.m.

Monday, March 5 – vs. Eureka College in Myrtle Beach, S.C., 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 6 – vs. King’s College in Myrtle Beach, S.C., 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 6 – vs. Regis College in Myrtle Beach, S.C., 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 7 – vs. Mary Baldwin College in Myrtle Beach, S.C., 9:30 a.m.

Wednesday, March 7 – vs. Chatham University in Myrtle Beach, S.C., 11:30 a.m.

Friday, March 9 – vs. Manhattanville College in Virginia Beach, Va., noon

Friday, March 9 – vs. Roanoke College in Virginia Beach, Va., 2 p.m.

Saturday, March 10 – vs. SUNY Fredonia in Virginia Beach, Va., 10 a.m.

Saturday, March 10 – vs. Shenandoah University in Virginia Beach, Va., noon

Thursday, March 15 – at Wilkes University (2), 4 p.m.

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