Home Campus Directory | A-Z Index

Softball home April 14 against Penn State Hazleton

Pitcher Tarra Oravec can win games with her bat as well as her arm. Preseason workouts were in the campus' Athletics Center.
4/6/2012 —


2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 14, Wolf Pack Park

The Penn State New Kensington softball team returns home at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14, with a conference doubleheader against Penn State Hazleton at Wolf Pack Park in Lower Burrell, Pa.

The New Kensington Lady Lions are coming off a doubleheader loss April 5 to Carlow University, the number one team in the country in the USCAA national Coaches' Poll. The team’s bats were silent as the Celtics shut out New Kensington, 8-0 and 1-0.  Sophomore pitcher/third baseman Jenna Swank, 2-6 on the year, took the loss in the opener and sophomore third baseman/pitcher Tarra Oravec, 3-2 dropped the second game.

“Jenna and Tarra pitched well, but we couldn't get anything going offensively,” said Mike Marsili, the fourth-year head coach. “We had many runners in scoring position but couldn't get the timely hit.”

With the losses, New Kensington falls to 5-8 overall. The team remains at 3-1 and tied for second in the Penn State University Athletic Conference.

The Lady Lions travel to McKeesport, Pa., on Wednesday, April 11, for a 2 p.m. conference doubleheader at Penn State Greater Allegheny, 1-1 in the PSUAC.

For a season prospectus, visit http://www.nk.psu.edu/Information/News/44435.htm#NEWS44435 online.

For the roster, schedule and results, visit http://psnkathletics.com/sports/sball/index online.

Email this story to a friend Facebook Twitter