Behrend softball team sweeps Alfred State

An infielder for the Penn State Behrend softball team prepares to throw the ball after a runner is tagged out..

The Behrend softball team swept Alfred State on April 20, winning 9-1 and 14-1.

Credit: Penn State Behrend

Penn State Behrend’s athletics teams have resumed intercollegiate and exhibition play, with increased COVID-19 testing of student-athletes and restrictions on attendance at all home events. The college’s teams are abiding by all NCAA guidelines regarding the safe conduct of sports during the pandemic.

The Behrend softball team swept Alfred State on April 20, winning 9-1 and 14-1. Cami McNany, a sophomore from Elmenton, batted 3-for-3 in the opener, earning a season-high six RBIs. In the second game, she was 3-for-4, with five RBIs.

Other highlights from the week:


Penn State Behrend 6, Pitt-Bradford 3

Pitt-Bradford 9, Penn State Behrend 8

La Roche 2, Penn State Behrend 1

La Roche 6, Penn State Behrend 4

Fredonia 13, Penn State Behrend 4

Tanner Cicchini, a senior from Pittsburgh, batted 3-for-4 against Pitt-Bradford, earning two triples. Jacob Lindow, a junior from Bridgeville, pitched six innings in the opener, striking out seven batters.


Penn State Behrend 6, Pitt-Bradford 3

Penn State Behrend 5, Pitt-Bradford 1

Penn State Behrend 9, La Roche 1 (5 innings)

Penn State Behrend 4, La Roche 3

Penn State Behrend 10, Pitt-Bradford 2 (6 innings)

Penn State Behrend 8, Pitt-Bradford 7

The Lions loaded the bases in the bottom of the seventh in the nightcap against La Roche. Ashleigh Schmidt, a junior from Sarver, walked, bringing in the winning run.

Men’s track and field

Amory Coleman-Reeves, a sophomore from Erie, set a facility record in the long jump at a tri-meet with Gannon University and Mercyhurst University. He jumped 6.97 meters, qualifying for the All-Atlantic meet. He also won the 100-meter race, finishing in 11.10.

Women’s track and field

Madison Kappeler, a freshman from Cecil, won the pole vault event at a tri-meet with Gannon University and Mercyhurst University, clearing a height of 3.05 meters – her best performance of the season.

Men’s golf

The Lions won their 10th Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference championship at the Upper Course at Peek’n Peak. Ryan Meyer, a sophomore from Sewickley, was the individual champion, with scores of 75 and 74. Alex Pol, a junior from Erie, placed third, with scores of 81 and 77.

Men’s swimming and diving

Penn State Behrend 473, Allegheny 283

Jacob Schmidt, a senior from Erie, won the 200 freestyle, finishing in 1:45.25. Rob Thompson, a freshman from Cherry Hill, New Jersey, won the 100 backstroke, finishing in 56.21.

Women’s swimming and diving

Allegheny 487, Penn State Behrend 245

Barbie Cessar, a junior from Slipper Rock, won the 200 breaststroke, finishing in 2:32.37. Julia Sank, a freshman from North East, won the one-meter diving event with a score of 120.80.

Men’s tennis

Pitt-Greensburg 5, Penn State Behrend 4

The Lions lost in the semifinals of the AMCC tournament. Michael Brudy, a junior from Gibsonia, and Belden Tuttle, a senior from Fairview, won at No. 2 doubles, finishing 8-0. Each also won a singles match.

Women’s tennis

Penn State Behrend 7, La Roche 2

The Lions secured the No. 2 seed for the AMCC women’s tournament, which begins April 24. Erica Jasinski, a sophomore from Fairview, won at No. 1 singles. She teamed with Audra Carnes, a freshman from Fairview, to win again at No. 2 doubles.

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