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Lady Lions Stage Another Comeback to Defeat Pitt-Bradford 5-4
5/3/2014 — ERIE, Pa. - #2 seed Penn State Altoona softball posted another comeback win in the postseason when it notched a 5-4 walkoff victory over #4 seed Pitt-Bradford on Saturday afternoon at Behrend Field in day two of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Tournament.
The Lady Lions will play for the AMCC Championship tomorrow, beginning at 10:00 AM.
Brittany Smith (Bellefonte, PA/Bellefonte) was 3-for-4 with a double, one run batted in, and one run scored.
Kelly Chambers (Snow Shoe, PA/Bald Eagle) was 2-for-2 with one RBI, and Lily Glunt (Snow Shoe, PA/Bald Eagle) came up with her second go-ahead hit in as many days.
Raychel DeArmitt (Bellefonte, PA/Bellefonte) pitched a complete game to pick up the win.
Pitt-Bradford broke a scoreless tie in the top of the second inning when Jessica Ginther hit a two-run home run to center.
Amanda Brennan's (Jefferson Hills, PA/Thomas Jefferson) RBI groundout and Gina Ricci's (Garnet Valley, PA/Garnet Valley) run-scoring single tied the game up for Penn State Altoona in the bottom of the fourth.
Chambers' RBI single to left in the next inning gave the Lady Lions a 3-2 lead.
The Lady Panthers struck back in the sixth, getting an RBI hit from Ang Comilla to knot the score at 3-3. Pitt-Bradford proceeded to take a 4-3 lead in the seventh when Ginther blasted her second home run of the game, a solo shot to left that led off the frame.
But Penn State Altoona rallied in the bottom of the seventh. Smith's RBI double to left-center tied the game, and Glunt followed with a base hit up the middle to score Smith and hand the Lady Lions a walkoff ticket to the championship game.
Penn State Altoona softball will play in its third AMCC Championship game in as many seasons. Last year, the Lady Lions defeated Pitt-Bradford in the title game to clinch their first-ever conference championship. First pitch of the championship game, which is tomorrow, Sunday, May 4, is scheduled for 10:00 AM.
Photo: Penn State Altoona senior second baseman Brittany Smith was 3-for-4 with the game-tying RBI double against Pitt-Bradford.