Wildcats Weekly #36

Penn College teams have busy week 

Pennsylvania College of Technology spring sports teams had a very busy week with six of its teams competing in 25 events.


In their final tune-up before the North Eastern Athletic Conference Championships, the Wildcats placed third among four teams in the Keuka Spring Invitational at Lakeside Country Club on Wednesday. Individually for Penn College, Corey Teeple, of Lake Ariel, tied for third in a 21-player field after shooting a 79 on the 6,549-yard, par 72 course. Also for Penn College, Sam Bubb, of Williamsport, shot an 83; Mike Saccoman, of Kingston, New York, shot an 89; and Jordan Hillegas, of Lancaster, shot a 101.

After Saturday’s first round in the NEAC Championships at Pennsauken, N.J., Country Club, Penn College stood sixth in a field of eight teams. Bubb was tied for 10th among individuals after shooting an 80, Teeple was tied for 17th after an 84, Calvin Foust, of Palmyra, was tied for 21st after an 87, Saccoman was tied for 25th after a 90 and Hillegas was tied for 27th after a 92. The low four individual scores are used to determine the team score. The tournament was scheduled to finish on Sunday.


At Penn State Abington in NEAC action last Sunday, the Wildcats fell by scores of 8-5 and 5-0. In the opener, Penn College led 2-0 after two innings but surrendered eight runs between the fifth and eighth innings. Zach Weil, of Kutztown, went 2 for 3 with a home run and two RBI for Penn College while Jeremy Rall, of Williamsport, went 3 for 5 including a double. In the nightcap, the Wildcats’ offense was limited to just four hits.

On Wednesday in non-conference action, Penn College swept Baptist Bible College by scores of 6-3 and 5-3. In the opener, Evan Vigna, of McAdoo, went 3 for 4 at the plate with two RBI and two runs scored; Cole Weachock, of Pottsville, was 2 for 3 with a triple and two RBI; and Weil was 1 for 3 with a double and two RBI as coach Chris Howard earned his 200th career win with the Wildcats. In the nightcap, Vigna, Weachock and Dylan Scaringi, of Coatesville, each had two hits – Vigna and Scaringi both had doubles – and Rall had a triple and drove in one run.

On Saturday against Gallaudet, the Wildcats hiked their win streak to four as they won by scores of 13-0 and 3-1. In the first game, Penn College used a four-run fifth and seven-run eighth for most of its runs as two pitchers limited Gallaudet to just three hits. Ryan Hostrander, of Williamsport, got the mound win after allowing just one hit through eight innings with nine strikeouts and two walks. Offensively in that game, Vigna went 3 for 5 with a triple and four RBI, Weachock drove in three runs and Andrew Bucher, of Manheim, and Carlos Rodriguez, of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, each drove in two runs. In the second game, Rodriguez went 2 for 3 with one RBI as the team improved to 3-3 in the NEAC and 9-12 overall.

After Saturday’s games in the NEAC, Penn State Abington was 6-0, Penn College 3-3, Cazenovia College 2-2, Penn State Berks 4-4, SUNY Poly 3-3, Lancaster Bible and Gallaudet both 3-5 and Keuka College 2-4.


In a doubleheader last Sunday against Morrisville State, the Wildcats won 6-3 and 7-1. In the first game, Alexandra Brennan, of St. Clair; Macie Lucas, of Reedsville; and Shelby Lyter, of Allensville, each had two hits to back the five-hit pitching of Arika Stopper, of Williamsport, who improved to 5-3 on the mound. In the second game, Lyter was strong on the mound, striking out eight and walking three. On offense, Lucas doubled and plated two runs and Karey Wolfe, of Milton, went 2 for 4 with one RBI and a run scored.

On Monday at Keuka College, the home team pitching dominated as Penn College managed just one hit in its 10-0 opening-game loss and had only two hits in its 3-0 second-game defeat.

On Tuesday at home against Alfred University, run production again was a problem for the Wildcats as they lost by scores of 7-1 and 7-3. In the 7-1 game, Wolfe and Lyter each had two hits. In the 7-3 game, Lucas had two hits and Wolfe drove in two runs.

In non-conference play against cross-town rival Lycoming College on Thursday, Penn College lost by scores of 15-8 and 6-4. In the first game, Breanna Abbey, of Carlisle, and Stopper each had two hits while Jessica Gmerek, of Bellefonte, and Samantha Hill, of Montgomery, each drove in two runs. In the second game, Wolfe went 2 for 4 with two RBI while Gmerek and Alexandra Brennan, of St. Clair, each had two hits. Lyter was the losing pitcher in both games.

Facing Keuka College for the second time during the week on Saturday, Keuka again posted a sweep, by scores of 5-0 and 3-1. In the first game, Penn College managed just three hits and committed four errors. In the second game, Lyter was perfect on the mound through 6 1/3 innings before Keuka scored all of its runs in the top of the seventh. Wolfe and Brennan each had two hits for the Wildcats as they dropped to 5-7 in the NEAC and 7-19 overall with eight straight losses.

After Saturday’s games in the NEAC, SUNY Cobleskill was 9-1, Keuka College 10-2, SUNY Poly 5-3, Penn College 5-7, Cazenovia 4-9 and Morrisville State 2-13.

Earlier in the week it was announced that Lyter, a freshman, was named NEAC Co-Pitcher of the Week after she picked up two complete-game wins while not allowing an earned run in wins over Cazenovia College and Morrisville State.

Women’s tennis

Melissa Stabley, of Cogan Station, was the lone Penn College winner on Wednesday in an 8-1 NEAC loss to Keuka College.

On Friday against Lancaster Bible College, the Wildcats lost, 7-2. Stabley won in singles and she and Morgan Blackwell, of Beech Creek, won in doubles.

Facing Penn State Berks on Saturday, Penn College lost, 9-0, to drop to 2-5 in the NEAC and 2-11 overall in its regular-season finale.

After Saturday’s matches in the NEAC West Division, Penn State Abington was 7-0, Penn State Berks 5-1, Keuka College 4-2, Wells College 4-2, Lancaster Bible 3-4, Penn College 2-5, Bryn Athyn 1-5 and St. Elizabeth 0-7.

Men’s tennis

In a 6-3 win over Keuka College on Wednesday, winners in both singles and doubles for the Wildcats were Jordan Rodgers, of Biglerville; Ben Leibig, of Lebanon; Chris Morrin, of Morrisville; and Seth Strickland, of Morwood.

On Friday against Lancaster Bible, the Wildcats won, 6-3, getting double wins from Rodgers, Leibig and Morrin.

Against Penn State Berks on Saturday, Penn College lost, 9-0, to drop to 3-2 in the NEAC and 6-4 overall.

After Saturday’s matches in the NEAC West Division, Penn State Abington was 5-0, Penn State Berks 3-1, Penn College 3-2, Lancaster Bible 2-3, Keuka College 1-4 and Bryn Athyn 0-4.


Pennsylvania College of Technology archers took six firsts, five seconds, two third and three fourths April 11-12 at the Adam Wheatcroft Memorial at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, the Wildcats’ first outdoor meet of the season.

In individual competition, Kendel Baier, of Jersey Shore, in women’s bowhunter; Tyler Schoonover, of Tioga, in men’s bowhunter; Nicole Lapinski, of Bloomsburg, in women’s compound; and Matt Cummings, of Mountville, in men’s recurve, finished first. Taking seconds were Gregg Foust, of Murrysville, in men’s recurve, and Courtney Deshong, of McConnellsburg, in women’s bowhunter. Coming in third was Justus Leimbach, of Westminster, Maryland, in men’s compound, and finishing fourth were Holly Neely, of Lebanon, in women’s bowhunter; Abigail Hricko, of Nicholson, in women’s compound; and Cody McCracken, of Loyalsock Township, in men’s bowhunter. In team competition, the women’s compound squad of Lapinski, Chelsea Douglass, of East Greenville, and Hricko, and the women’s bowhunter team of Baier, Neely and Deshong placed first. Second-place team finishes went to Schoonover, Andrew Rupp, of Dayton, and McCracken in men’s bowhunter; Lapinski and Leimbach in mixed compound; and Baier and Rupp in mixed bowhunter.

Foust, Brandon Lonaberger, of Shillington, and Ron Ferreri, of Waldwick, New Jersey, placed third in the men’s recurve discipline.

“Overall, we shot very well,” said coach Chad Karstetter. “Individually, we were strong but our team rounds suffered a little. With winter dragging out so long we had a slow outdoor start, but we had a strong finish. With the weather starting to break, our plans are to hit the range hard and prepare for the Eastern Regional Intercollegiate Archery Championships (April 25-26 at Columbia University in Bloomfield, New Jersey.)”

Penn College Individual Results

Men’s Recurve

2. Greggory Foust, 544

5. Ronald Ferreri, 349

9. Brandon Lonaberger, 361


Women’s Recurve

5. Pamela Hartman, 267


Men’s Compound

1. Matthew Cummings, 635

3. Justus Leimbach, 644

8. Markus Weber, 626

11. Cody Wolfe, 611


Women’s Compound

1. Nicole Lapinski, 617

4. Abigail Hricko, 562

6. Chelsea Douglas, 517


Men’s Bowhunter

1. Tyler Schoonover, 597

4. Cody McCracken, 559

5. Andrew Rupp, 610

6. Jason Komar, 556


Women’s Bowhunter

1. Kendel Baier, 614

2. Courtney Deshong, 594

4. Holly Neely, 489




Overall record: 9-12

NEAC record: 3-3

Sunday, April 12 – at Penn State Abington, L, 8-5; L, 5-0

Wednesday, April 15 –host Baptist Bible College, W, 6-3; W, 5-3

Saturday, April 18 – host Gallaudet University, W, 13-0; W, 3-1

Sunday, April 19 – host Lancaster Bible College at Bowman Field (2), noon and 2 p.m.

Tuesday, April 21 – host Mansfield University at Bowman Field (2), 2 and 4 p.m.

Saturday, April 25 – host Cazenovia College at Bowman Field (2), 1 and 3 p.m.

Sunday, April 26 – at Keuka College (2), 10 a.m. and noon

Wednesday, April 29 – host Juniata College at Bowman Field (2), TBA

Saturday, May 2 – at SUNY Poly (2), 1 and 3 p.m.

FridaySunday, May 8-10 – NEAC Tournament at Hampton, Va., TBA



Overall record: 7-19

NEAC record: 5-7

Sunday, April 12 – host Morrisville State College, W, 6-3; W, 7-1

Monday, April 13 – at Keuka College, L, 10-0; L, 3-0

Tuesday, April 14 – host Alfred University, L, 7-1; L, 7-3

Thursday, April 16 – host Lycoming College, L, 15-8; L, 6-4

Saturday, April 18 – host Keuka College, L, 5-0; L, 3-1

Sunday, April 19 – at Misericordia University (2), noon and 2 p.m.

Monday, April 20 – at Alfred State (2), 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 21 – at SUNY Poly (2), 4 and 6 p.m.

Wednesday, April 22 – host SUNY Cobleskill at Elm Park (2), 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.

Friday, April 24 – host SUNY Poly at Elm Park (2), 3 and 5 p.m.

Saturday, April 25 – at SUNY Cobleskill (2), 3 and 5 p.m.

FridaySunday, May 1-3 – NEAC Tournament, TBA


Men’s tennis

Overall record: 6-4

NEAC record: 3-2

Wednesday, April 15 – host Keuka College, W, 6-3

Friday, April 17 – host Lancaster Bible College, W, 6-3

Saturday, April 18 – host Penn State Berks, L, 9-0

Sunday, April 19 – host Wilkes University, 1 p.m.

Monday, April 20 – at Rutgers-Camden, 4 p.m.

ThursdayFriday, April 23-24 – NEAC Tournament, TBA


Women’s tennis

Overall record: 2-11

NEAC record: 2-5

Wednesday, April 15 – host Keuka College, L, 8-1

Friday, April 17 – host Lancaster Bible College, L, 7-2

Saturday, April 18 – host Penn State Berks, L, 9-0

SaturdaySunday, April 25-26 – NEAC Tournament, TBA



Wednesday, April 15 – Keuka Spring Invitational at Lakeside Country Club, placed third among four teams

Saturday-Sunday, April 18-19 – NEAC Championship at Pennsauken, N.J., Country Club



SaturdaySunday, April 25-26 – Eastern Regional Intercollegiate Archery Championships at Columbia University in Bloomfield, New Jersey