Lions Take on La Roche and Thiel at Home this Weekend

Lions Take on La Roche and Thiel at Home this Weekend

ERIE, Pa. – The Penn State Behrend softball team will compete in back-to-back home doubleheaders this weekend. The Lions will host La Roche on Saturday and Thiel on Sunday, both at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Schedule of Events/ Coverage
Saturday, April 6
Penn State Behrend vs. La Roche, 1 p.m. (Live Stats)
Penn State Behrend vs. La Roche, 3 p.m. (Live Stats)

Sunday, April 7
Penn State Behrend vs. Thiel, 1 p.m. (Video/Live Stats)
Penn State Behrend vs. Thiel, 3 p.m. (Video/Live Stats)

Penn State Behrend News & Notes

* The Lions are 13-7 overall with an 6-0 AMCC record
* Behrend has taken on Pitt-Bradford, Penn State Altoona and Medaille to remain undefeated in conference action
* The Lions took on Medaille on Tuesday, winning two games 9-0 and 10-7
* AJ Nichols (Pittsburgh, PA/Shaler) led the team to a shutout in game one, pitching all five innings, only giving up one hit and striking out seven batters
* Nichols is ranked first in the AMCC in strikeouts (49) and wins (8)
* Nichols also exceled on the offensive side, finishing the day with four RBIs, four hits, and three runs
* Kristen Kargol (Saegertown, PA/Cambridge Springs) had five RBIs on the day along with five hits
* Behrend is tied for first place in the conference with Mt. Aloysius

La Roche News & Notes

* The Redhawks are coming into the game with a 5-13 overall record and a 0-2 mark in the conference
* La Roche began their conference play against Mt. Aloysius on Tuesday, falling 14-8 and 16-1
* The Rehawks are coming off a split with Thiel on Thursday
* The Tomcats beat La Roche 3-2 in the first game before the Redhawks pulled a 6-5 win in game two
* Alexis Medva lead game one with one hit, one run, and one RBI
* In game two, Meghan Haynes had two RBIs, reaching base in all three at-bats
* Medva ranks second in the AMCC with a .511 batting average

Thiel News & Notes

* The Tomcats have a 9-15 overall record
* Thiel is coming off a 1-1 split with La Roche
* Leah Woytek led game one going 3-for-3 and tallying one RBI
* Chase Gifford followed going 3-for-3 in the nightcap with one RBI
* Vanessa Falce is leading the team in RBI's with 21 while Woytek is leading with 35 hits and a .461 batting average
* The Tomcats take on Washington & Jefferson on Saturday before traveling to Behrend

Series History

* Behrend and La Roche have a series history dating back to the 1997 season
* The Lions lead the overall series 27-24
* Behrend was on a six-game win streak before the Redhawks got a win with a 5-1 decision in 2018
* The Lions and Tomcats series dates back to 1979 with the Lions leading 41-8
* The Lions are on an 18-0 run over Thiel with the Tomcats last wins being in 2004


Softball Schedule Change
April 16, 2019 Softball Schedule Change