Sports News Roundup: Lions Split Double-Header
Chisholm fires one-hitter win; Lions fall late in game two
Penn State Greater Allegheny split its double-header with conference rival, Penn State Beaver, winning 5-0 and losing 7-4. In game one, freshman Josh Chisholm (Greenville/Greenville) was near perfect in picking up the complete game win, allowing only one hit and striking out a career-high 11 batters. Freshman Jon Lutz (West Mifflin/West Mifflin) was one-for-three with two RBIs for Greater Allegheny.
In a rain-soaked second game, Penn State Beaver jumped out to a 3-1 lead after four innings. greater Allegheny would rally and take the lead with three runs in the fifth inning. Freshman Scott Girdwood (Pittsburgh/Carrick) hit the go-ahead double for the Lions. In the seventh inning, it looked as if Greater Allegheny had the game won. However, the Lions committed three errors with two outs, leading to four Penn State Beaver runs. Greater Allegheny was able to get the first two batters on in the bottom of the seventh but the rally was short lived as Beaver held on for the win.
With the split, Penn State Greater Allegheny is now 10-4 overall and 3-3 in the PSUAC. They will play host to the defending conference champion, Penn College of Technology, with first pitch scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, from West Mifflin High School.
Lady Lions show improvement, still fall to New Kensington
Penn State Greater Allegheny lost to Penn State New Kensington, 3-0 (25-6, 25-10, 25-3). The team played much better, especially in the second game in which they had several early leads. Freshman Brittany Johnson (Uniondale, N.Y./Uniondale) had her best match of the season. She had two kills, three aces, four digs, two assists, and a block. With the loss, Greater Allegheny is now 0-11 overall and 0-5 in the PSUAC. They will play host to Penn State Fayette at 7 p.m. tonight.
Chisholm named Student-Athlete of the Week
Freshman Josh Chisholm (Greenville, PA/Greenville) has been named Penn State Greater Allegheny Student-Athlete of the Week. Chisholm threw a complete game, one-hitter against Penn State Beaver. He struck out a career-high 11 batters.
Rubber Duckies take IM kickball title
In a close game, the Rubber Duckies remained undefeated with a 10-inning win over the two-seed, the Ballhawks. The Ballhawks struck early in the first two innings, taking a 3-0 lead. The Rubber Duckies would not go quietly as they rallied over the fourth through seventh innings to push the score to 6-3. Thanks to a three-run bottom of the seventh by the Ballhawks, the game went into extra innings. After a scoreless eighth and ninth, the Rubber Duckies scored the game- winning run in the 10th and managed to hold on for the victory.