College roundup: Lycoming softball falls in MAC Freedom quarterfinals
The No. 5 seed Lycoming College softball team fell to No. 4 seed King’s College in game one 8-0 and 12-3 in game two, as King’s won the best-of-3 MAC Freedom Championship quarterfinals Saturday afternoon.
Sophomore Morgan Wetzel, a Central Mountain grad, extended her hitting streak to 16 games in the first game with two singles before it was ended in the second, officially making it the fifth-longest hitting streak in program history. Wetzel’s .424 batting average is ninth in program history and .692 slugging percentage was fifth.
The Warriors finished the season 10-16 under eighth-year coach Melissa Montoro.
Lock Haven split a doubleheader with Bloomsburg, losing game one, 5-2, before winning the second contest, 4-3. Warrior Run grad earned her fifth win in the circle by scattering seven hits through eight innings and striking out three. Casey Carpenter went 2 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs and Haley Lestician was 2 for 4 with a double.
Sophomore Danielle Goff hit a grand slam, drove in seven runs and threw a complete game to ignite the Mansfield University softball team to a 10-2 victory over PSAC East foe Millersville on their way to a sweep on the final day of the season. The Mounties nearly mirrored their efforts in game two, winning 9-1 in five innings.
Closing out one of the most unique softball seasons in the history of collegiate athletics, the Mountaineers could do no wrong as they totaled 19 runs.
Goff was nothing short of dominant, allowing two runs (one earned) and struck out six in five complete-innings against one of the top power-hitting teams in all of Division 2.
Bloomsburg swept Lock Haven in a PSAC East doubleheader, 10-6 and 10-4, in college baseball. Bloomsburg hit four home runs in the game one victory and scored at least two runs in four straight innings.
Reagan Lawler and Gavin Troutman both hit home runs in the first game and Blaise Zeiders hit a home run.
In game two, Justin Lichtenwalner and Joe Shannon both had two singles to lead the Bald Eagles.
Junior Assaf Lowengart and senior Tyler Melko hit their ninth and 10th home runs, but Mansfield fell 3-1 in game one and were victim to a 6-5 walk-off in game two at the hands of PSAC East foe Millersville.
In the nightcap, Millersville jumped out to an early 4-0 lead after two innings, but Mansfield responded with two runs in the top of the third when Lowengart blasted a two-run homer to deep center, his ninth of the year.
The Lycoming College women’s tennis team fell to Arcadia, 9-0, in MAC Freedom action. The No. 2 doubles team of freshmen Haley Seebold, a Milton grad, and Emily Wolfgang, a Montgomery g rad, had a close match, falling, 8-6.
Sophomore Frank Summerson, a South Williamsport grad, won his match at No. 5 singles to lead the Lycoming College men’s tennis team, but it fell to Arcadia, 7-2.
Summerson downed Logan Davies, 6-2, 6-0, to earn his third win of the season. Junior Casey Haas, a Montoursville grad, earned the other point via walkover.
The Lock Haven University women’s outdoor track and field team closed the 2021 regular season at home as the Bald Eagles hosted the LHU Qualifier.
Central Mountain grad Laurel Moyer – a senior-standout – once again led the way for Lock Haven. Moyer made her long-awaited debut in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and she ran to another school record. She finished her first ever steeplechase event in 10:49.50, which broke the school record by 22 seconds and broke the meet record by 20 seconds. Moyer’s NCAA Division 2 championship provisional qualifying mark was the 13th fastest time in Division II as of press time.
Moyer wasn’t done there and shortly after her brilliant steeplechase effort, she came back and won the 800-meter run, thanks to a dazzling kick and finish down the home stretch. Her time of 2:16.18 was a three-second personal best and ranks among the top-five times in the PSAC this season.
On the men’s side, highlighting the day was Lock Haven’s dominance in the mile as the Bald Eagles put seven guys in the top-10. Aaron Pfeil took home the win with a personal-best 4:27.32, thanks to a strong kick. John Davern was second with a personal-best time of 4:28.09. Andrew Wehrle was fourth, Ethan Rogers finished fifth, Kohen Stover placed sixth, Skyler Koch placed eighth and Zannoni rounded out The Haven’s mile dominance with a 10th place showing.
Senior Rob Robbins and freshman Tegann Anderson starred for Mansfield University.
Robbins took first place in the javelin with a throw of 69.40 meters. The senior improved his Mansfield record by 1.26 meters, and also sets a new facility record at Lock Haven, which had previously been 67.18 meters. That mark moves Robbins up to fifth nationally. Anderson competed in the 100-meter dash, claiming the top spot despite a strong headwind and finished with a time of 12.99.
MAC FREEDOM QUARTERFINALS
King’s 8, Lycoming 0
Lycoming 000 00 – 0 4 2
King’s 042 02 – 8 13 1
W-K. Kocher (7-3). L-Kylie Russell (2-2).
Top Lycoming hitters: Morgan Wetzel 2-2; Kylie Russell, 2B. Top King’s hitters: K. Krouse 2-3, RBI, 2 runs; Lieback 4-4, 2B, 4 RBIs; G. Visconti, 2B.
King’s 12, Lycoming 3
Lycoming 002 10 – 3 6 2
King’s 260 4x – 12 14 2
L-Payton Whary (4-5). W-K. Kocher (8-3).
Top Lycoming hitters: Morgan Klosko 2-3, 2B. Top King’s hitters: K. Krouse 2-4, RBI, 2 runs; M. Liebeck 2-4, 2 runs; K. Skok 2-3, RBI, 2 runs; A. Bonwit 2-3, 2B, RBI, run; G. Visconti, 3B.
Records: Lycoming (10-16, 9-9 MAC Freedom), King’s (20-10, 14-10 MAC Freedom).
Bloomsburg 5, Lock Haven 2
LHU 002 000 0 – 2 6 5
Bloom 000 320 x – 5 9 0
W-Abby Wild (9-6). L-Jada Schellhammer (4-5).
Top LHU hitters: Morgan Karasek 3-3, run. Top Bloomsburg hitters: Rebecca Rossi 2-3, RBI, run; Briannah Dobson 2-3.
Lock Haven 4, Bloomsburg 3
LHU 101 001 01 – 4 8 3
Bloomsburg 000 102 00 – 3 7 2
W-Madison Waltman (5-8). L-Tara Baney (5-10).
Top LHU hitters: Haley Lestician 2-4, 2B, RBI, run; Casey Carpenter 2-4, HR, 2 RBIs, run; Mikayla Ruppert 3-4.
Bloomsburg 10, Lock Haven 6
LHU 020 003 1 – 6 9 0
Bloom 032 221 x -10 9 2
W-Michael Standen (2-2). L-Scott Leitholf (0-3).
Top LHU hitters: Reagan Lawler 2-4; Gavin Troutman 2-3; Blaise Zeiders, HR; Issac Porter, 2B; Joe Shannon, 2B. Top Bloomsburg hitters: Kyle OFier 2-4, 2B; Carter Chasanov, HR; Andrew Holmes, HR; Gianni Sinatore ,HR; Cole Swiger, HR.
Bloomsburg 10, Lock Haven 4
LHU 110 002 0 – 4 7 1
Bloom 122 140 x – 10 12 4
W-Jared Marshman (2-1). L-David Keller (1-4).
Top LHU hitters: Justin Lichtenwalner 2-4; Joe Shannon 2-3, 2 RBIs, run. Top Bloomsburg hitters: Ben Newbert 3-4, HR, RBI, 2 runs; Cole Swiger 3-4, 2B, 3B, HR, 5 RBIs, 2 runs; Anthony Viggiano, 2B; Carter Chasanov, HR.
Arcadia 9, Lycoming 0
1. Tess Weber (A) def. Hannah Seebold, 6-3, 6-3; 2. Julia Paraboschi (A) def. Madi Heller, 6-0, 6-1; 3. Emily Cruz-Pineda (A) def. Emily Wolfgang, 6-0, 6-1; 4. Casey Boldt (A) def. Haley Seebold, 6-3, 6-2; 5. Tatum Marino (A) by forfeit; 6. Haley Finelli (A) by forfeit.
1. Tess Weber/Julia Paraboschi (A) def. Madi Heller/Hannah Seebold, 8-3; 2. Casey Boldt/Emily Cruz-Pineda (A) def. Haley Seebold/Emily Wolfgang, 8-6; 3. Haley Finelli/Tatum Marino (A) by forfeit.
Records: Arcadia (5-5, 3-4 MAC Freedom), Lycoming (1-9, 1-6 MAC Freedom).
Arcadia 7, Lycoming 2
1. Jonathan Noble (A) def. Nate Redell, 7-5, 6-2; 2. Josh Noble (A) def. Cody Greenaway, 6-0, 6-3; 3. Francis Tamesis (A) def. Luke Leach, 6-2, 6-2; 4. Casey Haas (L) def. Luke Thatcher by walkover; 5. Frank Summerson (L) def. Logan Davies, 6-2, 6-0; 6. Tim Zeng (A) by forfeit.
1. Jonathan Noble/Josh Noble (A) def. Cody Greenaway/Nate Redell, 8-4; 2. Francis Tamesis/Luke Thatcher (A) def. Luke Leach/Casey Haas, 8-6; 3. Tim Zeng/Logan Davies (A) by forfeit.
Records: Arcadia (2-8, 2-5 MAC Freedom), Lycoming (2-7, 1-5 MAC Freedom).