Sports Roundup: Baseball, Golf, Volleyball in Action
Greater Allegheny baseball team sweeps Fayette in home finale
Penn State Greater Allegheny swept Penn State Fayette, winning 4-3 and 2-1, in its final home games of the fall season. In game one, Fayette scored three runs in the first inning. Greater Allegheny would respond with three runs in the bottom of the second, capped off by freshman Andrew Hershberger’s (Mantua, Ohio/ Crestwood) two-run double. Freshman Josh Chisholm (Greenville/Greenville) picked up his second win of the season, allowing three earned runs on four hits and striking out eight.
In game two, Penn State Fayette got on the board first with a run in the top of third inning. Greater Allegheny answered back with a run of its own in the bottom of the fourth. The two teams would remain tied going into the bottom of the seventh inning. Freshman Jon Lutz (West Mifflin/West Mifflin) then delivered the game winning hit with two outs, scoring sophomore Craig Price (South Park/South Park). Lutz also picked up the win on the mound, pitching a complete game, allowing one run on four hits and striking out seven.
With the sweep, the Lions improve to 13-5 overall and 6-4 in the PSUAC. They will wrap up their fall season at noon Saturday, Oct. 11, when they travel to play Penn State New Kensington.
Lions baseball team splits with Penn College
Penn State Greater Allegheny split its doubleheader with the defending PSUAC champions Penn College of Technology, winning 5-0 and losing 7-4. In game one, freshman John Kobler (Shaler/Shaler) picked up his fourth win of the season, pitching a complete game and striking out nine batters. Kobler and freshman Mike Hyland (Pittsburgh/Central Catholic) each had a hit and two RBIs for Greater Allegheny.
In the second game, the team jumped out to a 3-1 lead after four innings of play. However, the bats came alive for Penn College as they scored six runs in the final three innings and won, 7-4. Freshman Scott Girdwood (Pittsburgh/Carrick) hit his second homerun of the season for Greater Allegheny.
Volleyball collects first win of the season
The Penn State Greater Allegheny Volleyball Team collected its first win of the season on Sunday, defeating Penn State Worthington-Scranton, 3-0. The team is currently 1-16 overall and 1-10 in the PSUAC. They will travel to play Penn State DuBois at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8
Golf team finishes ninth at PSUAC’s
The Penn State Greater Allegheny Golf Team finished ninth this week at the PSUAC Championships. The event was held at the Blue Course at University Park.