PENN STATE SOFTBALL
1-10 (0-0 B1G)
March 5, 2018
NITTANY LIONS SET FOR WEEK-LONG TRIP TO THE LONE STAR STATE
The Penn State softball organisation will conduct to Texas to play 7 games over a march of a open mangle Mar 6-11. The Nittany Lions will take on Texas AM on Tuesday, Mar 6 before roving to Lamar Wednesday, Mar 7 for a singular game. The Blue and White top off a week-long outing in Houston, Texas for 5 games during a Houston Tournament Friday, Mar 9-Sunday, Mar 11.
CATCHING THE GAMES FROM HOME
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PENN STATE AGAINST WEEKEND OPPONENTS
The Nittany Lions have played 4 of a 6 week opponents a sum of 89 times with a many meetings entrance opposite Big Ten Conference enemy Northwestern. Penn State trails in a all-time assembly between all 6 squads, 63-26. Texas AM, Northwestern, and Iowa State all reason winning annals opposite a Blue and White, while Penn State warranted a feat in a one assembly with Lipscomb. Finally, a Nittany Lions will accommodate adult with both Lamar and Houston for a initial time in a story of a dual programs with one diversion opposite each.
SHAFFER FINDS CONFIDENCE IN THE CIRCLE
Junior hurler Madison Shaffer found her walk during a Jacksonville Tournament for a Nittany Lions. Shaffer done a matter in a round in week 3 of a season, pitching in all 5 games and creation dual starts for a sum of 16.1 innings. The youth hurler came in opposite Western Carolina in service and tossed 4.0 innings, distinguished out 4 and surrendering only one run. In her second coming of a day, Shaffer warranted a start and struck out a career-high 8 batters during Jacksonville, while giving adult only 5 hits in a loss.
DUBOIS LEADING AT THE DISH
Junior Tori Dubois paced a Nittany Lions during a image in Jacksonville, going 7-for-16 for a .438 batting normal interconnected with a .471 on-base commission and a .562 slugging percentage. Dubois gathering in 4 RBI on a weekend, including bringing in dual in Penn State’s feat over Jacksonville. Furthermore, Dubois strike dual doubles for a Blue and White and had 5 putouts in left field. This season, a youth left fielder is batting .361 with 13 hits that includes 5 doubles. Dubois has also driven in a team-high 5 runs and carries a .444 slugging percentage.
FEY POISED FOR BREAKOUT FRESHMAN SEASON
Freshman Dani Fey was as standout during a image for a Nittany Lions, relocating into a leadoff symbol in week 3 of a season. Fey strike .385 on a weekend and carried a .556 on-base percentage, sketch 4 walks, while also holding a .385 slugging percentage. The beginner outfieler and catcher tallied 5 hits while scoring a team-high 5 times for a Blue and White. Fey also stole dual bases for Penn State on a weekend. This season, Fey has a team-best .529 on-base commission with 6 hits and 8 walks. Fey also leads a organisation in runs scored with 7 and stolen bases with two. Finally, Fey heads into a fourth week of a deteriorate with a team-best 8 diversion reached bottom streak.
PENN STATE SECURES WIN NUMBER ONE
After acid for a slit with a immature team, a Nittany Lions put it all together when they played their second diversion during Jacksonville Friday, Feb. 23. Penn State used a fibre of hits to move in a runs, while removing a leadoff beat on 4 times in a contest. After a Dolphins tied a game, Penn State would answer to go adult by one, 3-2, before Fey scored one final confidence run to assistance a Blue and White to a 4-2 victory.
THE MIX THAT WORKS
Head coach Amanda Lehotak used a initial 3 weeks of a deteriorate to figure out what a right brew both defensively and offensively was for a immature Nittany Lions. After relocating players into opposite positions for a initial 9 games of a season, a right organisation looks to be in place during a Penn State margin had a same demeanour for a final dual games of a Jacksonville Tournament.
The Nittany Lions open a 2018 home line-up with a non-conference array Friday, Mar 16-Sunday, Mar 18 when they acquire Kent State to town. The home array will symbol a initial games of a deteriorate during Nittany Lion Softball Park and Beard Field as Penn State spent a initial 4 weeks of a deteriorate on a road.