Softball at Penn State Harrisburg University Preview

Softball at Penn State Harrisburg University Preview

By Laura Tome

Game Information
Southern Virginia University (4-19) vs. Penn St.-Harrisburg 6-16 (1-9 CAC)
Date: Saturday, Apr. 12, 2014
Start Time: 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m.
Location: Softball Field (Harrisburg, Pa.)

About the Knights

Southern Virginia is looking to create an away-game win streak as it travels to face Penn St. Harrisburg this weekend. The Knights split a double header with Bridgewater on Thursday afternoon to pick up their first road victory of the season.

Sophomore Cheyenne Hegsted continues to lead the Knights with a .370 batting average with 20 hits and a .424 on-base percentage with 15 stolen bases. McKenzie Packard leads the team with 10 RBI, and has a .321 batting average, 17 hits, a .358 on-base percentage and 10 stolen bases.

The Knights will continue to play tight defense and be aggressive at the plate and on the base path as they seek to claim their first Capital Athletic Conference victory of the season.

About the Lions

The Lions' single Capital Athletic Conference victory was over Wesley College on April 5. The Lions have since then created a six-game losing streak. As a team they have a .279 batting average and a .333 on-base percentage.

Sophomore catcher Rieley Loch leads the Lions with a .391 batting average, three homeruns and has 14 RBI. Junior pitcher Gabrielle Wolfe leads the Lions with 19 RBI and 28 hits, and trails behind Loch with a .378 batting average and has three homeruns of her own.

Wolfe leads the Lion pitching staff with a 4.35 earned run average after 56.1 innings in the circle. Freshman Amanda Hartman has a 3.11 earned run average and 15 strikeouts after 36 innings.