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Lady Lions Rally Past Mount Aloysius 7-5
ALTOONA, Pa. - The #1 seed Penn State Altoona softball team opened its competition in the 2013 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Tournament with a 7-5 comeback win over #5 Mount Aloysius College on Friday afternoon at Stewart Athletic Field.
The Lady Lions trailed 5-1 after four innings before scoring six unanswered runs in the fifth and sixth innings to take the lead.
The Lady Mounties jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning, courtesy of RBI singles from Jalisa Westover and Marissa Ayers.
Lindsy Sammarco doubled Mount Aloysius' lead in the second when she hit a two-run home run to center field.
Penn State Altoona got on the board in the bottom of the second on Clarissa Keller's (Spring Mills, PA/Penns Valley) RBI single to right.
Mount Aloysius got that run back in the third when Westover scored on a wild pitch, making it 5-1.
But the Lady Lions came up with a big fifth inning to tie the game 5-5. An error allowed Keller to score from third, opening the scoring in the frame. Kelly Chambers (Snow Shoe, PA/Bald Eagle) added an RBI single to shortstop, and Lily Glunt (Snow Shoe, PA/Bald Eagle) came up with a clutch, game-tying two-run single up the middle.
Penn State Altoona kept its momentum going in the sixth. Keller scored on a wild pitch to break the tie, and Glunt drew a bases loaded walk to make it 7-5.
Raychel DeArmitt (Bellefonte, PA/Bellefonte) set the Lady Mounties down in order in the seventh to seal the win. DeArmitt picked up her eighth win of the year, pitching a pair of scoreless innings of relief.
Glunt finished the day with three RBIs to lead Penn State Altoona. Chambers, Keller, and Lauren Bove (Mechanicsburg, PA/Cumberland Valley) each had two hits.
Westover led Mount Aloysius at the plate with a 3-for-4 performance.
With the win, Penn State Altoona will face #2 seed D'Youville College on Saturday, May 4 at 1:00 PM.
For all of the updated tournament matchups, as well as all of Friday's results and statistics, visit http://www.altoona.psu.edu/sports/wsoftball/tournament.php .
Photo: Penn State Altoona sophomore catcher Lily Glunt had three RBIs in Friday's win over Mount Aloysius, including the game-tying single in the fifth.