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Softball team hopes to open season next week

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Pitcher Tarra Oravec makes an unassisted putout, and second baseman Sarah Kutchko signals one out.
3/22/2013 —


2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 6, Doubleheader,
Penn State Beaver, Wolf Pack Park

2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 10, Doubleheader,
Penn State Greater Allegheny, Wolf Pack Park

The old adage of March coming in like a Nittany lion and going out like a Tennessee lamb is being compromised this year. The lamb has bundled up in the lion’s clothing.

After a couple of false starts due to weather, the Penn State New Kensington softball team will make a third attempt to open its home schedule at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 6, with a conference doubleheader against Penn State Beaver at Wolf Pack Park in Lower Burrell. The New Kensington Lady Lions return four days later at 2 p.m. with a Penn State University Athletic Conference twin bill against Penn State Greater Allegheny.

Coach Mike Marsili's team will attempt to open the season and Penn State University Athletic Conference play at 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 2, at Penn College in Williamsport, Pa.

Two non-conference home games, March 24 against Westmoreland County Community College and March 27 against Point Park University, were wiped out due to unplayable field conditions. Two non-conference road matches, March 19 at Carlow University and March 23 Chatham University, fell victim to inhospitable early spring weather of the region.

The extended forecast for getting the 2013 campaign underway looks promising with temperatures expected to be in the 50s with no rain next week in Lower Burrell and Williamsport.

To check on the status of the game, visit the softball homepage at http://psnkathletics.com/sports/sball/index

For the full schedule, visit http://psnkathletics.com/sports/sball/2012-13/schedule

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