Lions Rally To Sweep Eagles

Lions Rally To Sweep Eagles

Harrisburg, PA – Penn State Harrisburg Softball used late inning rallies to sweep Juniata College. The Lions trailed by two, entering the bottom of the seventh inning but got hit RBI hits from Emily Parmer and Carlee Gochenaur to force extra innings and in the eighth inning, Kristen Evans delivered the walk-off RBI single. In game two, with the game tied at four in the fifth inning, Gocheanaur would again produce an RBI single, putting the Lions ahead for good.


Penn State Harrisburg 6 vs. Juniata 5- 8 Innings

Penn State Harrisburg 5 vs. Juniata 4



Penn State Harrisburg: 13-11 Overall, 3-5 CAC

Juniata: 6-21-1 Overall, 1-7 Landmark


How it Happened:

The Lions would strike first in game one, when in the second inning Dominique Emmett blasted a solo homerun to left field. The Eagles would respond and get three runs in the fifth inning to take a 3-1 lead. Harrisburg would respond in the bottom half of the inning. Erelle Sowers doubled to right field, and then Katie Humphrey would follow with a single to right scoring Sowers. The Lions would then tie the game in the sixth inning. After Carlee Gochenaur got hit by a pitch and Allison Hartman single to right field, Emma Lerchen hit a hard ground ball at the short stop, allowing Gochenaur to score.


The Eagles would use a double off the top of the left field fence to retake a two run lead in the top of the seventh inning. The Lions had an answer, which started with Erelle Sowers drawing a walk. Katie Humphrey would again follow with a single, putting runners on first and third. Emily Parmer would then ground out to the pitcher, allowing Sowers to score. After the Eagles walked Emmett, Gochenaur would deliver an RBI single to center field, allowing Humphrey to score and send the game to extras innings.


The International tie break was in effect for the eighth inning, placing the last out from the previous inning on second base to begin the inning. Harrisburg would prevent the Eagles from scoring in the top of the eighth inning and elected to pinch run Quincy English at second base to start the inning. English would advance to third on a passed ball. This set up Kristen Evans who singled past the second baseman delivering the Lions a walk-off win.


Harrisburg would build an early lead in game two, striking in the second inning. Nina Bruno and Evans would single and Kaylee Simon would walk to load the bases. Erelle Sowers would then draw a walk, scoring the game's first run. Humphrey would add to the lead, smashing a double into the left center gap, allowing all three base runner to score and put the Lions ahead 4-0. The Eagles would answer scoring two runs in the fourth and fifth innings to tie the game at 4. The Lions would retake the lead in the bottom of the fifth inning with Gochenaur singling in Emily Parmer which proved to be the game winning run.


Inside The Stats:

Game 1

Winning Pitcher: PSH- Allison Hartman

Losing Pitcher: JC- Erin Pfeffer

Hits: Penn State Harrisburg (10) vs. Juniata (8)

Errors: Penn State Harrisburg (1) vs. Juniata (0)


Game 2

Winning Pitcher: PSH- Allison Hartman

Losing Pitcher: JC- Anna Baran

Hits: Penn State Harrisburg (8) vs. Juniata (9)

Errors: Penn State Harrisburg (1) vs. Juniata (0)


Impact Performance:

Game 1

Erelle Sowers- 2-3, 2B, 3B

Dominique Emmett- 1-3, HR, RBI

Kristen Evans 1-4, GW RBI


Game 2

Katie Humphrey 2-4, 2B, 3 RBI's

Carlee Gochenaur- 1-3, RBI


What's Next:

The Lions will travel to Wesley College for a critical CAC matchup on Saturday April 20th at 3 PM and 5 PM. Follow Penn State Harrisburg all season long on social media with the following handles and hashtags:


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