McDowell graduate Rachel Marsden has been named Northeast Meeting Pitcher of the Year as a junior with Saint Francis University.
Marsden finished the regular season with a 20-8 history as she led the conference in wins, finish game titles (22) and shutouts (7). Meanwhile, she concluded among the the NEC’s major 5 with a 2.28 Period and 142 strikeouts.
Marsden was selected to the all-NEC very first workforce as a pitcher for the 2nd year in a row. She also was named to the all-NEC 2nd crew as a selected participant. In the course of the common season, she tied for second in the meeting with 12 dwelling operates and tied for 3rd with 33 RBIs.
Her initiatives aided the Crimson Flash earn the NEC common-time title as Saint Francis gained the proper to host the conference’s postseason tournament.
Marsden strike her 13th residence run of the time Friday when Saint Francis rallied from a late, two-run deficit to conquer Mount St. Mary’s 8-6. The Crimson Flash then defeat Extensive Island College 9- in the title sport Saturday to gain its fifth consecutive NEC title and safe a spot in the NCAA Division I event. Marsden did not pitch in that sport.
Marsden was the 4-time District 10 Softball Player of the 12 months at McDowell wherever she starred as equally a pitcher and hitter. She was named the District 10 Female Athlete of the Yr as a senior.
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One more previous McDowell standout, Kalli Knott, had a huge day at the Major East Keep track of and Area Championships on Friday in Storrs, Connecticut.
The freshman at the College of Connecticut set a personalized file as she gained the bonze medal in the pole vault.
Knott cleared 12 toes, 11.5 inches (3.95 meters) to assert 3rd position. She really tied for the next-best height in the celebration but completed third primarily based on misses.
Her teammate, junior Emma Chee, received the function with a top of 13-7.25.
Knott starred as both of those a pole vaulter and diver with McDowell, successful many District 10 championships in each individual.
The Mercyhurst College softball crew completed one of its ideal seasons ever.
The Lakers set a plan report with 32 victories and innovative to the PSAC Championship and NCAA Division II Event for the initially time in plan record.
Mercyhurst (32-16) concluded its period at the Atlantic Regional with a 3-2 loss to West Virginia Wesleyan on Thursday and an 8-3 reduction to Fairmont Point out on Friday.
Two Erie County goods – Union Metropolis grad Eliza Reynolds and McDowell grad Kacie Irwin – ended up solid contributors to the staff. Reynolds, a freshman, hit .382 with five homers and 16 RBIs. Irwin strike .275 with a person homer and 10 RBIs.
● The Penn Condition Behrend softball workforce, the AMCC winner, opened the NCAA Division III tourney on Friday with a 5- loss to North Central in Angola, Indiana.
Behrend (23-15) then saw its year occur to an finish Saturday afternoon with a 3-1 loss to Wisconsin Eau-Claire.
Both the Mercyhurst and Gannon baseball groups will have to claim at-significant bids to progress to the NCAA Division II match just after each bowed out of the PSAC tournament very last week.
Mercyhurst (31-18) was eliminated Friday following a 6-1 loss to top rated-seeded Millersville and a 5- decline to East Stroudsburg.
Gannon (29-15) misplaced in a solitary-elimination sport Wednesday in an 11-3 setback to East Stroudsburg.
The NCAA Division II Range Exhibit is scheduled for Sunday at 10 p.m.
● Mercyhurst’s Josh Surowiec was named the PSAC West Baseball Athlete of the 12 months when the PSAC launched its all-star staff previous 7 days.
Surowiec led the PSAC with a .443 batting normal, established a system record with 17 homers and drove in 56 runs. He also landed a spot on the all-PSAC West initially group. 2nd baseman Troy Banking companies and outfielder Matthew Gibson also built the very first team.
McDowell graduate Chris Juchno, a Mercyhurst freshman, built the all-PSAC West second team immediately after hitting .284 with 12 homers and 24 RBIs.
Gannon experienced three honorees on the all-PSAC West baseball crew, such as Pitcher of the Yr Eric Sapp. Infielder Ian Hess, Gannon’s occupation house-operate chief, joined Sapp as a to start with-staff, all-PSAC West range. Pitcher Deven Judy manufactured the 2nd workforce.
● McDowell graduate Jake Deitz hit a two-operate one in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the prime-seeded Penn Condition Behrend baseball staff a 5-4 victory about No. 2 Mount Aloysius in the AMCC tournament on Saturday.
That gain sent the Lions (27-11) into the AMCC Championship on their property field on Sunday at 11 a.m. Behrend desires only a victory in that recreation to clinch the AMCC title and secure a berth in the NCAA Division III tournament. Mount Aloysius would have to have to beat Behrend 2 times to get the title and advance. A next video game would consider position at 2 p.m.
Cathedral Prep, Villa Maria and Fairview not too long ago held signing ceremonies as 18 place university student-athletes designed their higher education commitments formal to enjoy athletics at the up coming level.
The talent-rich Prep baseball team previously experienced seven university commits in the lineup, and 3 a lot more players committed not long ago with Reece Colvin likely to Gannon, Tai Hopkins heading to Allegheny and Andrew Roach selecting Fredonia.
The Prep ceremony involved Avery Ball heading to Cal U for hockey, Kelyn Blossey heading to West Virginia for football, Michael Parks choosing Gannon for football and Kaemen Smith committing to Navy for wrestling.
Villa Maria had a few commitments at the ceremony, like Molly Fehr to Gannon for drinking water polo, Gracie Girts to Gannon for swimming and Madeline Parks to Mercyhurst for volleyball.
Fairview held a next signing ceremony inside a week as 8 athletes announced their higher education conclusions. As formerly claimed, the boys basketball team was effectively-represented as Logan Frazao committed to Mount Union and James Sitter picked Edinboro. The prosperous boys soccer workforce had Richie DeArment dedicate to Elmhurst (Illinois) University and Joshua Howells signal with Gannon.
The other four commitments incorporated Taylor Susman to Mercyhurst for soccer, Caroline Zentis to Edinboro for lacrosse, Lilly Sanders to Clarion for soccer and Gio Natalie to Allegheny for football.
Situations-News reporter Tom Reisenweber not long ago was named the PSAC’s Heaslip Award winner.
The honor goes yearly to a media member who covers PSAC athletics. The award is named right after George Heaslip, the late Cheyney University sports details director.
Reisenweber is an veteran, award-profitable journalist who handles high college sports activities and the Erie SeaWolves, in addition to college sporting activities.
He is the next Times-News journalist to get the award in the past 10 years. Former reporter John Dudley was honored in 2012.