Penn State Harrisburg 3, Wesley 1
Humphrey cf, Krantz rf, Bruno ss, Hartman p, Emmett c, Gochenaur 3b, Nevius lf, DeMatteo 1b and Coolbaugh 2b
Dalious dp, Royer 3b, Loukopoulos p, Cardona 1b, Curry cf, Monzo c, Retkowski 2b, Palmer rf, DiRubbio lf, and Newsom ss
How It Happened
After a three-hour rain delay, the Penn State Harrisburg Softball team battled former Capital Athletic Conference foe Wesley. The Lions would get their offense going in the second inning, starting with a leadoff double by Allison Hartman. After Hartman stole third and Dominique Emmett drew a walk, Carlee Gochenaur lifted a single into center field, giving the Blue & White the early lead. Later in the inning with runners on first and second base, Kaylee DeMatteo blasted an RBI double into right center field, putting the Lions ahead 2-0.
Harrisburg would strike again in the third inning. Singles by Nina Bruno and Emmett put runners in scoring position for Gochenaur. She would again deliver with an RBI single putting the Lions ahead 3-0.
The Wolverines would claw back in the fourth inning, taking advantage of a Lions error to score their first run of the day. Lion's ace Allison Hartman would get the Lions out of the inning, forcing a popup to third base for the third out. Hartman controlled Wesley for most of the day striking out six batters while allowing on four hits.
Wesley threaten to cut into the lead in the sixth inning. With two outs and runner on third base, Allison Hartman struck out Amanda Curry, but the pitch got away from catcher Emmett. Emmett gathered the loose ball got the throw to first base just in time to record the out and keep the Wolverines from scoring. Hartman would retire all three batters in the final inning securing the win.
At the Plate
- Carlee Gochenaur continued her strong start in 2019, going 2-3 with 2 RBI's
- Kaylee DeMatteo drove in a run on an RBI double to right field
- Dominique Emmett had a great showing going 2-2 with a walk
- Allison Hartman had the teams other extra base hit, crushing a double to left field in the second inning
In the Circle
- Allison Hartman was dominate again, holding the Wolverines to four hit while striking out six batters improving to 2-0 this season
Game 2 vs. Hilbert
Harrisburg's second matchup of the day against Hilbert College only lasted three innings as heavy rains forced the game to be called. Since the game did not reach the fifth inning, it has been ruled a no contest and no stats will count from the contest.
Tomorrow the Lions will continue their spring break trip, taking on Castleton University at 9:30 a.m. and Eastern Mennonite University at 1:30 p.m.