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Lady Lions Cruise Past Hilbert on Senior Day
4/14/2013 — ALTOONA, Pa. - Penn State Altoona softball recorded a pair of one-hit shutouts against Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference opponent Hilbert College on Sunday afternoon, winning 19-0 and 8-0 at Stewart Athletic Field.
The team also honored its seniors, Rebecca Enedy (Portage, PA/Portage) and Jackie Smith (Hollidaysburg, PA/Hollidaysburg), during a pregame ceremony.
In game one, Smith tossed a complete game shutout, going five innings and striking out five batters. She allowed just three walks and one infield hit.
The Lady Lions pounced on Hilbert early, putting six runs on the board in the bottom of the first inning. Clarissa Keller (Spring Mills, PA/Penns Valley) opened the scoring with a two-run single up the middle. After another run scored on a wild pitch, Enedy's base hit through the left side made it 4-0. Christina Stathes (Bellefonte, PA/Bellefonte) drew a run in with her sacrifice fly, and Enedy scored on an error to put Penn State Altoona up 6-0 after one inning.
In the second, the Lady Lions scored six more runs. The inning was highlighted by Alamaria Miller's (Muncy, PA/Muncy) grand slam, the first home run of the sophomore's collegiate career.
Stathes hit a two-run homer to center, part of a three-run third inning for Penn State Altoona.
The Lady Lions scored four more runs in the fourth to increase their lead to 19-0.
In the second half of the doubleheader, Raychel DeArmitt (Bellefonte, PA/Bellefonte) posted a strong performance for her team, going four innings and recording nine strikeouts while limiting Hilbert to a pair of walks and one hit.
Penn State Altoona went up 1-0 in the bottom of the first when Lauren Bove (Mechanicsburg, PA/Cumberland Valley) scored on a wild pitch.
An error by the Lady Hawks led to a pair of runs in the second, as the Lady Lions held a 3-0 advantage on the scoreboard.
In the fourth, Kelly Chambers (Snow Shoe, PA/Bald Eagle) hit a two-run home run to right-center, giving Penn State Altoona a 5-0 lead.
Gina Ricci's (Garnet Valley, PA/Garnet Valley) single down the left field line drove in two more runs in the fifth, and she later scored on a dropped pop up to make it 8-0 and invoke the run rule for the second straight game.
Keller finished the day as Penn State Altoona's top hitter, going 4-for-4 with a double, two RBIs, and three runs scored.
Miller went 3-for-4 on the day with a double, grand slam, and six RBIs, and Stathes also posted a 3-for-4 performance at the plate with a home run and five RBIs.
Enedy also had a three hit day, scoring four runs and collecting three RBIs.
Photo: Penn State Altoona seniors Rebecca Enedy and Jackie Smith pose with their parents and coaches during a pregame ceremony on Sunday at Stewart Athletic Field.