Lady Lions Suffer Sweep at D'Youville
4/25/2015 — BUFFALO, N.Y. - Penn State Altoona softball was swept in an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference doubleheader at D'Youville College on Saturday afternoon, losing 5-0 in game one before falling 2-1 on a walkoff in game two.
D'Youville broke a scoreless tie in game one when MacKenzie Kehlenbeck homered to make it 1-0 in the bottom of fourth. The Lady Spartans made it 3-0 in the fifth on Hannah Turek's two-run single, and they increased their advantage to 5-0 in the sixth when a sacrifice fly from Amanda Drake and a Lauren DeVantier RBI single.
In game two, Dani Leibowitz (Malvern, PA/Conestoga) led the Lady Lions at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a run scored.
Kate Burge (Philipsburg, PA/Philipsburg-Osceola) took the tough luck loss, pitching a complete game. In 6 2/3 innings pitched, she allowed just two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out five batters.
After six scoreless innings, Penn State Altoona scored its first run of the day in the top of the seventh inning. Burge's RBI double helped her own cause, putting the Lady Lions up 1-0.
But D'Youville came up with a comeback in the bottom of the seventh, winning on Turek's walkoff two-run double.
The Lady Lions fall to 22-11 overall and 12-4 in the AMCC, while D'Youville clinches the top seed in the upcoming conference tournament. Penn State Altoona closes out its regular season this Monday, April 27, hosting nearby AMCC rival Mount Aloysius College for a 3:00 PM doubleheader at Stewart Athletic Field. Between games one and two, the team will honor its senior players for Senior Day.
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