The Penn State Behrend baseball team won its sixth Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference championship, defeating top-seeded La Roche 7-5 in a tiebreaker game. Thomas Zbezinski, Josh Wagner and Jacob Lindow were named to the All-Tournament Team.
The Lions will face Rowan in the first round of the NCAA Division III Regional on May 27.
Other highlights of the week:
Penn State Behrend 7, La Roche 5
Penn State Behrend 6, La Roche 4
La Roche 9, Penn State Behrend 4
Thomas Zbezinski, a junior from Gibsonia, recorded a career-high 12 strikeouts in the second game against La Roche. He gave up just three hits over six innings. Isaac Stouffer, a sophomore from Punxsutawney, started a six-run rally in the fourth inning; he hit a double to center field, scoring three.
St. John Fisher 1, Penn State Behrend 0
Rochester 6, Penn State Behrend 1
The loss to St. John Fisher, which is ranked No. 16, knocked the Lions out of the NCAA Division III Softball Regional. The team ended the season with a 28-8 record and the AMCC title.
Men’s track and field
Braeden Smith, a senior from Erie, placed third in the high jump at the All-Atlantic Championship with a jump of 2.01 meters. Matt Michael, a senior from Erie, placed third in the shot put with a throw of 15.66 meters.
Women’s track and field
The 4x800 relay team – Savanna Carr, Emily Ferrans, Jessie Johnson and Izzy Spires – placed fifth at the All-Atlantic Championship, finishing in 10:27.12.
Scores, updates and video links for Penn State Behrend athletics are posted at psblions.com.