No. 21 New Kensington softball team opens at home against No. 18 Beaver

The Penn State New Kensington softball team, ranked No. 21 in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association takes the field for its twice-delayed home opener at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 6, with a conference doubleheader against 18th-ranked Penn State Beaver at Wolf Pack Park in Lower Burrell, Pa.

The New Kensington Lady Lions, 1-1 in the conference, continue the four-game homestand at 2 p.m., Wednesday with a Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) twin bill against Penn State Greater Allegheny.

After weather issues forced postponement of the first eight games of the regular season, the New Kensington Lady Lions opened the 2013 campaign on the road April 2 with a split of a PSUAC doubleheader at Penn College in Williamsport, Pa. Coach Mike Marsili’s squad dropped the first game, 8-7, in extra innings before rebounding with an 8-7 victory in the nightcap.

Junior pitcher Jenna Swank (Ford City High School) went the distance for the win and helped her own cause at the plate by going 2-4 with an RBI. Swank’s battery mate, freshman catcher Rachel Rojas (Norwin), went 3-3 with a home run, two RBIs and two runs scored to lead the offense in a five-run seventh inning.

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Last Updated April 03, 2013