Burge, Glunt Sweep Weekly AMCC Softball Honors
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 368 hits
Penn State Altoona freshman pitcher Kate Burge (Philipsburg, PA/Philipsburg-Osceola) was named the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference's Pitcher of the Week on Monday, and junior catcher/third baseman Lily Glunt (Snow Shoe, PA/Bald Eagle) was recognized as the conference's Player of the Week.
Burge's collegiate softball career has gotten off to a spectacular start. In just her second pitching start last Tuesday, she tossed a perfect game against Bay Path College, the fourth in program history. Burge threw seven spotless innings while striking out 14 batters to tie a school single game record for strikeouts. She followed that by throwing another complete game victory against Keystone College on Thursday, allowing just one run in seven innings and recording eight strikeouts. Against Gettysburg College on Friday, Burge contributed two scoreless innings of relief.
For the week, Burge pitched 16 innings and went 2-0, allowing just five hits, one run, and no walks while striking out 23. In the AMCC, Burge is currently ranked first in earned run average (0.63), tied for second in strikeouts (28), and tied for third in wins (2).
Glunt had a productive week at the plate for the Lady Lions, batting .435 and driving in six runs. The junior scored seven runs to go along with one double, one triple, and one walk while not striking out at all. She had three multi-hit games on the week while posting an on-base percentage of .423 and slugging .565. Defensively, Glunt had a perfect fielding percentage in 41 chances.
In the AMCC, Glunt is currently ranked second in runs batted in with eight.
Penn State Altoona softball is 8-2 this season.