School records set in Shippensburg softball split with Shepherd
SHIPPENSBURG — Junior Hannah Marsteller (Fredericksburg, Va./Riverbend) established herself as the school record holder for career home runs and career RBIs Saturday as the Shippensburg University softball team opened Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division play with a split against Shepherd, winning Game 1, 8-1, and losing Game 2, 3-2.
In Marsteller’s first at-bat of the day, she hit a two-run home run to center field that brought her to 40 career home runs and 157 career RBIs. Not only has she surpassed Hope Cornell’s previous home run record, but the home run moved her past Jaime Dacey’s career RBI record of 156. Of note, Marsteller reached 157 RBIs in just 384 career at-bats (Dacey totaled 156 RBIs in 629 at-bats).
Shippensburg (13-11, 1-1) totaled 24 hits in the doubleheader, including 17 in Game 1. Sophomore Morgan Lindsay (Hereford/Upper Perkiomen (Colgate)) hit a grand slam in the opener and an RBI-double in Game 2, finishing with four hits and five RBIs.
Sophomore Taylor Myers (Fayetteville/Chambersburg Area) was 5-for-7 in the doubleheader while senior Morgan DeFeo (West Grove/Avon Grove) was 4-for-6.
Sophomore Alyssa Nehlen (Pulaski/West Middlesex) had three hits and an RBI. Marsteller and freshman Katelyn Minney (Lititz/Warwick) both had two hits and two RBIs. Freshman Aryanna Briddell (Millsboro, Del./Sussex Central) had two hits, including a double in Game 2.
Shippensburg will play its next four doubleheaders on the road, beginning at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Holy Family.
Shippensburg baseball team sweeps Lock Haven
LOCK HAVEN — The Shippensburg University baseball team rallied in both of its games on Saturday to complete a series sweep of Lock Haven, defeating the Bald Eagles by scores of 6-1 and 9-5 in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division action at Watkins Field.
Shippensburg (13-17, 8-4 PSAC East) totaled 23 hits in the doubleheader, but 20 of those hits came in the fifth inning or later of each game. SU trailed 1-0 through four innings of Game 1 (seven-inning game) and 3-0 through six innings of Game 2 (nine-inning game).
Junior Lake Lloyd (Ellicott City, Md./Mount Hebron) had four hits, including a key three-run double in Game 1. Graduate Matt Shilling (Blue Bell/Wissahickon (Harford C.C./Liberty) had four hits, including a double and an RBI. Redshirt-sophomore Justin Byler (Lititz/Warwick (Delaware/Louisburg)) had two hits, including a two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning in Game 2.
The Raiders will be back on Wednesday for a single game against Frostburg State at 3 p.m.
Shippensburg women’s track team runners perform well at relays
WILLIAMSBURG, VA. — The Shippensburg University women’s outdoor track & field team was represented well in competition on Saturday at the prestigious 56th Annual Colonial Relays hosted by the College of William & Mary.
SU’s brightest moment came in the meet’s final event. The 4×400-meter relay of Leah Graybill (Lititz/Warwick), Lieke Black (Ambler/Wissahickon), Kyra Gerber (Dillsburg,/Northern York) and Caroline Mastria (Sykesville, Md./Century) delivered an excellent showing of 3:56.12 – establishing a six-second lead for the Raiders on the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) leaderboard. During the relay, Graybill was clocked with an approximate split of 56.8 seconds and Mastria was clocked with an approximate split of 57.8 seconds.
Graybill, who scored all seven of Shippensburg’s team points at the meet on Friday with her performances in the 200 meters and the 400 meters, ran on all three of the Raider relays that took to the track on Saturday. She anchored the 4×100-meter relay that featured Adriana Baxter (Philadelphia/Parkway Northwest), Sara McKean (Shinglehouse/Oswayo Valley) and Sasha Lee (Philadelphia/Saint Basil Academy). The quartet ran 49.17 seconds.
Shippensburg men’s track team split squad sets records
WILLIAMSBURG, VA. — Drew Dailey (Phoenix, Md./Dulaney) shattered his school record in the 800 meters as the Shippensburg University men’s outdoor track & field team completed its weekend at the prestigious 56th Annual Colonial Relays with a fifth-place finish in the team standings despite having only a split squad present at the meet hosted by the College of William & Mary.
Shippensburg had a slew of noteworthy performances, but Dailey’s 800-meter run took the cake. He entered the day already in possession of Shippensburg’s school record, having run 1:51.26 last year at Lehigh. On Saturday, he crushed his personal record by breaking the 1:50 mark and crossing the finish line in 1:49.70 – second only to Duquesne’s Collin Ebling (1:48.83). Dailey’s NCAA-provisional qualifier currently slots him fifth on the NCAA Division II leaderboard for the event.
The running events at William & Mary were separated into championship flights and university flights, with the championship flights counting toward the team scores. Dailey, who ran in the invitational championship flight of the 800, was one of five Raider scoring efforts on the day.
It was also one of two NCAA provisional qualifiers for the Raiders. Shamar Jenkins (Souderton/Souderton), the reigning PSAC Men’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week, enhanced his season best in the triple jump by more than eight inches with a top mark of 49 feet, 3 ½ inches (15.02 meters) that resulted in a third-place finish in the championship section of the event. It’s the second straight week with an NCAA provisional qualifier for Jenkins, and the third time in his career that he has recorded a 15-meter triple jump.
The signature of William & Mary’s home meet is the event’s namesake – the relays held on Saturday. Shippensburg’s shining moment was the 4×200-meter relay, as the Raiders not only won the event as the only Division II school in the race but also obliterated the school record in the process.
The quartet of Stephon Brown (Harrisburg/Central Dauphin East), Mason Boyd (Macungie/Emmaus), Aaron Arp Jr. (Harrisburg/Central Dauphin East) and Eric Kirk (Coatesville/Coatesville Area) ran 1:26.14, defeating Brown University by .78 seconds. The previous school record of 1:28.58 (Dreux Stamford, Calvin Dennis, Chris Craig and Devonte Pickett) was set at the 2017 Colonial Relays.
PSU-Mont Alto drops to DuBois
MONT ALTO — Penn State DuBois took the measure of the Penn State Mont Alto baseball team Saturday with a doubleheader sweep of Mont Alto by scores of 6.-2 and 1-0.
Mont Alto took a 2-0 lead in the second inning of the first game, keyed by RBI singles from Jared Pine and Chance McClure. But DuBois scored five runs in the third inning that included a three-run homer by Daniel Stauffer to take the lead for good.
Pine was 4-for-4 to lead Mont Alto, while Tyler Moreland went 3-for-3.
In the second game, DuBois starter Taylor Boland threw a one-hitter and struck out 11 batters to win a pitcher’s duel against Mont Alto’s Zach Garland, who tossed a three-hitter and struck out eight.
The losses dropped Mont Alto’s record to 11-7 overall and 3-2 in the Pennsylvania State University Athletic Conference.
Shepherd University tennis team defeats Lock Haven
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.VA. – The Shepherd University women’s tennis team (5-5, 1-0 PSAC East) posted a 5-2 win over Lock Haven (2-4, 0-1 PSAC East) in PSAC East women’s tennis action at Shepherd on Saturday.
Shepherd got singles wins from junior Ally Frushour (Hagerstown, Md./South Hagerstown), junior Morgan Burner (Winchester, Va./James Wood), sophomore Johnna Smith (Buckhannon, W.Va./Buckhannon-Upshur), and senior Claire Dean (Church Hill, Md./Queen Anne’s County).
The Rams return to action on Tuesday when they host Millersville at 2 p.m.