3 Penn College teams post 7-2 week

Pennsylvania College of Technology baseball, men’s tennis and men’s golf teams all posted wins over the past week, going a combined 7-2.

BASEBALL

At home last Sunday in North Eastern Athletic Conference action against Wells College, the Wildcats improved with a sweep by scores of 8-0 and 15-0. In the opener, pitchers Cody Nelson, of South Williamsport, and Brandon Barnyak, of Karthaus, combined on a one-hitter with Nelson going six innings and getting the win. On offense, Colton Riley, of Danville, smashed a three-run home run in a four-run third inning. In the nightcap, Riley and Brittan Kittle, of Millville, each hit home runs to power the offense while three Penn College pitchers combined on a two-hitter with starter Max Bair, of Centre Hall, striking out eight and earning the win. Kittle finished the game going 5-for-6 at the plate, including a double, with six RBIs and Riley drove in three runs.

In non-conference action on Wednesday against King’s College, Penn College fell, 15-5, ending a seven-game win streak. Rylan Whitmyer, of Williamsport, led the Wildcats with a 2-for-2 plate performance, including a double, and drove in three runs.

Saturday at home against Keuka College, Penn College led 5-2 after one inning before falling 7-5 in the first game. In the second game, the Wildcats trailed 5-1 after four innings then rallied for eight runs in the sixth inning en route to a 10-5 win that improved their North Eastern Athletic Conference record to 5-1 and overall mark to 11-8. In the second-game win, key hits in the sixth were a two-run single by Ben Flicker, of Topton, and two-run triple by Colton Riley, of Danville. Flicker finished the game with four hits while pitcher Max Bair, of Centre Hall, went the nine-inning distance to improve to 3-1.

Sunday’s games at Penn State Altoona were postponed.

Last Monday, it was announced that Bair, a senior, was named the NEAC Pitcher of the Week after going seven innings in a 15-0 April 8 win against Wells College, allowing two hits and striking out eight.

SOFTBALL

Last Sunday, the Wildcats lost at Penn State Berks in conference play by scores of 8-0 and 6-1. In the opener, Penn College was held to two singles and its batters struck out 14 times. In the second game, the Wildcats had eight hits but were limited to just a seventh inning run.

At Susquehanna University in non-conference play on Wednesday, Penn College fell by scores of 8-0 in five innings and 6-1, extending its losing streak to four games. In the opener, the Wildcats managed just one hit, a double by Morgan Heritage, of New Castle, Delaware. In the second game, Penn College had nine hits, but left eight runners on base.

On Friday at Keuka College in NEAC action, Penn College lost by identical 9-2 scores as Keuka got complete-game pitching from its two starters.

Right back in conference play at home on Saturday, the Wildcats took two from SUNY Cobleskill by scores of 3-1 and 7-1 to even their NEAC record at 4-4 and go to 10-14 overall. In the opener, Penn College scored all of its runs in the second inning. Alyssa Gentile, of Fairport, New York, led the team with three hits, including a double, in three at-bats and scored a run. In the second game, Heritage fanned 13 batters and allowed only one earned run to improve her mound record to 5-5. On offense, Taylor Krow, of Mechanicsburg, went 2-for-2 at the plate and scored twice.

MEN’S GOLF

On Monday at the Dutchmen Spring Invitational at Lebanon Valley College, Penn College finished fifth in a nine-team field with a score of 338. Lebanon Valley Blue took the team competition with a 305. Ned Baumbach, of Elizabethtown, topped the Wildcats with an 80, tied for eighth in a field of 45. Also for Penn College, Eli Dyer, of Wallingford, Connecticut, shot an 83; Dan Pivirotto, of State College, shot an 86; Matt Ciccone, of Doylestown, shot an 89; and Ben Fails, of Hummelstown, shot a 90.

On Wednesday at the Keuka College Spring Invitational, the Wildcats finished fourth in a 10-team field with a score of 335. SUNY Cobleskill captured team honors with a 324. Individually for Penn College, Baumbach and Austin Moscariello, of New Columbia, each shot 82 to tie for eighth while Brian Whelan, of Cresco, shot 84 to tie for 13th; Fails shot 87 to tie for 19th; and Zach Nelsen, of Clinton Park, New York, shot 93 to tie for 39thin a 56-player field. Patrick Coughlin, of Utica College, was the medalist with a 75.

In a recent schedule addition, Penn College had a two-day dual match with Susquehanna University, winning on Friday at Selinsgrove Country Club, 323-350, and on Saturday at Williamsport Country Club, 316-349. On Friday, Pivirotto medaled with a 79. On Saturday, Baumbach medaled with a 74.

MEN’S TENNIS

Hosting Misericordia University last Sunday, Penn College won, 8-1. Winning both their singles and doubles matches were Garrett Benner, of Selinsgrove, at No. 2 singles and doubles; Nicholas Pascual, of Doylestown, at No. 3 singles and No. 1 doubles; Will DeMarco, of Glen Mills, at No. 4 singles and No. 2 doubles; Ethan Rosler, of Bloomsburg, at No. 5 singles and No. 3 doubles; and Stephen Helminiak, of Williamsport, at No. 6 singles and No. 3 doubles.

On Saturday at Bryn Athyn in NEAC play, the Wildcats won, 7-2, to go to 5-5 overall and 2-0 in the conference. Winning both their singles and doubles matches for Penn College were Garrett Benner, of Selinsgrove, at No. 3 singles and doubles; Nicholas Pascual, of Doylestown, at No. 4 singles and No. 2 doubles; and Will DeMarco, of Glen Mills, at No. 5 singles and No. 3 doubles.

Sunday’s match at Penn State Abington was postponed.

WOMEN’S TENNIS

Last Sunday at Misericordia University, Penn College lost, 9-0.

On Saturday at Bryn Athyn, the Wildcats lost 6-3 to fall to 1-1 in the NEAC and 1-9 overall. Winning both their singles and doubles matches for Penn College were Emily Bell, of Jersey Shore, at No. 3 singles and No. 2 doubles, and Hanna Williams, of Marion, New York, at No. 4 singles and No. 2 doubles.

Sunday’s match at Penn State Abington was postponed.

SCHEDULE/RECORDS/RESULTS

Baseball

Overall: 11-8

NEAC: 5-1

Sunday, April 8 – host Wells College (NEAC, 2) at Bowman Field, W, 8-0; W, 15-0

Wednesday, April 11 – host King’s College at Bowman Field, L, 15-5

Saturday, April 14 – host Keuka College at Bowman Field (NEAC, 2), L, 7-5; W, 10-5

Sunday, April 15 – at Penn State Altoona (2), ppd.

Tuesday, April 17 – host Mt. Aloysius at Bowman Field (2), 1 p.m.

Wednesday, April 18 – at Juniata College (2), 1 p.m.

Saturday, April 21 – at Lancaster Bible College (NEAC, 2), 1 p.m.

Sunday, April 22 – at Gallaudet University (NEAC, 2), noon

Tuesday, April 24 – host Mansfield University at Bowman Field (2), 4 p.m.

Saturday, April 28 – at SUNY Cobleskill (NEAC, 2), 1 p.m.

Sunday, April 29 – at SUNY Poly (NEAC, 2), noon

Wednesday, May 2 – at Elmira College, 6 p.m.

Saturday, May 5 – host Penn State Berks at Bowman Field (NEAC, 2), 1 p.m.

Sunday, May 6 – host Penn State Abington at Bowman Field (NEAC, 2), noon

(End of regular season)

Softball

Overall: 10-14

NEAC: 4-4

Sunday, April 8 – at Penn State Berks (NEAC, 2), L, 8-0; L, 6-1

Wednesday, April 11 – at Susquehanna University (2), L, 8-0 in five innings; L, 6-1

Friday, April 13 – at Keuka College (NEAC, 2), L, 9-2; L, 9-2

Saturday, April 14 – host SUNY Cobleskill (NEAC, 2), W, 3-1; W, 7-1

Sunday, April 15 – at Cazenovia College (NEAC, 2), 1 p.m.

Monday, April 16 – at Elmira College (2), 3 p.m.

Thursday, April 19 – at Wilkes University (2), 5 p.m.

Saturday, April 21 – host St. Elizabeth at Elm Park (NEAC, 2), 1 p.m.

Wednesday, April 25 – host Wells College at Elm Park (NEAC, 2), 3 p.m.

Thursday, April 26 – at Lycoming College (2), 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 28 – at SUNY Poly (NEAC, 2), 1 p.m.

(End of regular season)

Men’s Tennis

Overall: 5-5 (1-5 fall)

NEAC: 2-0

Sunday, April 8 – host Misericordia University, W, 8-1

Saturday, April 14 – at Bryn Athyn (NEAC), W, 7-2

Sunday, April 15 – at Penn State Abington (NEAC), ppd.

Friday, April 20 – host Penn State Berks (NEAC), 4 p.m.

Saturday, April 21 – host Lancaster Bible College (NEAC), 4 p.m.

(End of regular season)

Women’s Tennis

Overall: 1-9 (0-7 fall)

NEAC: 1-1

Sunday, April 8 – host Misericordia University, L, 9-0

Saturday, April 14 – at Bryn Athyn (NEAC), L, 6-3

Sunday, April 15 – at Penn State Abington (NEAC), ppd.

Friday, April 20 – host Penn State Berks (NEAC), 4 p.m.

Saturday, April 21 – host Lancaster Bible College (NEAC), 4 p.m.

(End of regular season)

Men’s Golf

Overall: 2-0

Monday, April 9 – Dutchmen Spring Invitational at Lebanon Valley College, finished fifth in a nine-team field

Wednesday, April 11 – at Keuka College Spring Invitational, finished fourth in a 10-team field

Friday, April 13 – at Susquehanna University, W, 323-350

Saturday, April 14 – host Susquehanna University at Williamsport Country Club, W, 316-349

Saturday-Sunday, April 28-29 – host NEAC Championship at Williamsport Country Club, 9 a.m.

(End of regular season)

Archery

Saturday-Sunday, April 14-15 – Adam Wheatcroft Memorial, Harrisonburg, Va.

Saturday-Sunday, April 21-22 – host East Region Outdoor Collegiate Championships

May 18-21 – Collegiate Outdoor Nationals at Newberry, Fla.

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