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Softball Extends Win Streak to Nine With Sweep of Medaille



4/19/2015 — BUFFALO, N.Y. - Penn State Altoona softball continued to stay on a roll Sunday afternoon, sweeping Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference opponent Medaille College by scores of 12-1 and 13-5 at McCarthy Park.

The Lady Lions have now won nine games in a row, improving their overall record to 22-9 and their AMCC mark to 12-2.

In game one, Raychel DeArmitt (Bellefonte, PA/Bellefonte) threw a complete game for her 12th win of the season, going five innings and allowing five hits, one run, and no walks while striking out four.

Allison Simpson (Port Matilda, PA/Bald Eagle) went 2-for-3 with a double and led her team in runs batted in with four.

Kelly Chambers (Snow Shoe, PA/Bald Eagle) finished 2-for-3, hitting her AMCC-leading 12th home run of the season and recording three RBI.

Colleen Meehan (Yardley, PA/Notre Dame) also had a multi-hit game, batting 2-for-3 with a run scored.

Chambers' sacrifice fly to right put Penn State Altoona on the board in the top of the first, and the Lady Lions never looked back. In the second, Ashley Struble (Centre Hall, PA/Penns Valley) drew a bases loaded walk to plate one run, and Simpson's three-run double increased her team's lead to 5-0.

After Medaille scored a run in the bottom of the second on Kiera Diana's RBI triple, Penn State Altoona got two more runs across in the third. Ala Miller's (Muncy, PA/Muncy) RBI double to center drove in one run, and Struble's base hit through the right side sent another run home to make it 7-1.

Chambers' solo homer in the fourth accounted for her team's eighth run of the game before a four-run fifth inning helped Penn State Altoona wrap up game one early by implementing the eight-run rule. Erin Kalke's (York, PA/Eastern York) double brought one run in, and Keller's single through the left side scored another. Run-scoring singles by Simpson and Chambers made it 12-1.

In the nightcap, DeArmitt recorded another complete game victory to earn number 13 on the season. In six innings, she allowed seven hits, one earned run, and one walk while striking out four batters.

Keller led the Lady Lions at the dish, hitting 3-for-4 with two RBI and three runs scored.

Miller went 2-for-4 with one RBI and three runs scored. Shannon Moore (Garnet Valley, PA/Garnet Valley) batted 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run.

Lily Glunt (Snow Shoe, PA/Bald Eagle) was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Dani Leibowitz (Malvern, PA/Contestoga) hit 2-for-4 with a run scored.

Chambers added a 2-for-5 performance with a double, two RBI, and a run scored.

The Lady Lions pounced on Medaille early, grabbing a 7-0 lead in the top of the first. Back-to-back RBI doubles from Chambers and Glunt got the scoring started, and Meehan tripled to right to drive in two runs. RBI singles by Miller and Moore brought two more runs in, and Keller got another one across when she reached on an error.

Morgan Ziemba's RBI double in the bottom of the first put the Lady Mavericks on the scoreboard, and after two and a half scoreless innings, Medaille made it a two-run game by scoring four in the fourth with the help of a pair of Penn State Altoona errors. Olivia Meyer-Newman's double cleared the bases to bring in three runs, and she later scored on an error to make it 7-5.

But the Lady Lions bounced back, scoring three runs in the fifth and three more in the sixth to protect their lead.

Keller's RBI single in the fifth made it 8-5, and Moore scored on a throwing error to add another run to her team's total. Chambers' RBI single to center helped Penn State Altoona to a 10-5 advantage.

In the sixth, Simpson hit her second bases-clearing double of the day, driving three runs in with her two-bagger to give her team a 13-5 lead. The Lady Lions closed out the bottom of the sixth to end the game early via the run rule.

Penn State Altoona softball hosts its final regular season home games this Wednesday, April 22 at 3:00 PM for an important doubleheader against AMCC opponent Mount Aloysius College.

Notes: Between games one and two of Wednesday's home doubleheader against Mount Aloysius, Penn State Altoona softball will recognize its four senior players (Chambers, DeArmitt, Glunt, and Miller) during a Senior Day ceremony...Miller's double in game one of today's doubleheader represented the 100th hit of her collegiate career, and she currently stands at 102 career hits...DeArmitt surpassed 300 strikeouts in her Penn State Altoona softball career during game two, finishing the day with 303 since her Lady Lion debut in 2013...Glunt notched her 100th career run scored during game one.

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