This Week in Sports

Greater Allegheny splits with Garrett

Penn State Greater Allegheny split its doubleheader with Garrett College (Maryland) on Sunday, winning 11-4 and losing 9-8. In Game One, the Lions used an eight-run third inning to take the lead for good. The rally was capped off by a three-run homer by freshman Andrew Hershberger (Mantua, Ohio/Crestwood). It was Hershberger's first collegiate homerun. Sophomore Craig Price (South Park/South Park) was one-for-four at the plate with four RBIs. Junior Mike Jackson (Moon/Mercyhurst Neb.) picked up his second win of the season, pitching four innings and allowing four earned runs.  Freshman Josh Chisholm was excellent in relief, pitching three innings and only allowing one hit.

In Game Two, Garrett College jumped on the Lions early, going up 7-2 after two innings. Greater Allegheny chipped away at the lead, aided by freshman Scott Girdwood's (Pittsburgh/Carrick) first collegiate homerun. Girdwoood knocked in three runs and scored twice for the Lions. Greater Allegheny trailed 9-8 going into the bottom of the seventh. Freshman John Kobler (Pittsburgh/Shaler) hit a one-out double, but the Lions failed to score the tying run. Freshman John Lutz (West Mifflin/West Mifflin) helped keep Greater Allegheny in the game, pitching five innings of relief and striking out seven.

Penn State Greater Allegheny is now 4-1 overall.  They will travel to play Penn State New Kensington in the PSUAC opener on Sunday, Sept. 13.  First pitch is scheduled for noon.

Volleyball set to take on WCCC
The Penn State Greater Allegheny Women's Volleyball Team will travel to take on Westmoreland County Community College on Saturday, Sept. 13.  Game time is scheduled for 11 a.m. It is the first match of the season for the Lady Lions.

Softball team to play in Together Against Breast Cancer Tournament
The Penn State Greater Allegheny Lady Lions will travel to Akron, Ohio, on Sunday, Sept. 14 to compete in the 2008 Together Against Breast Cancer Tournament. The one-day event is being sponsored by the Akron Racers. Several colleges and universities will be competing in the tournament.  Greater Allegheny is scheduled to play Walsh University at 2:30 p.m., Ursuline College at 5:30 p.m. and the College of Wooster at 7 p.m.  All proceeds benefit AGMC Breast Health Center Programs.
Williams named Student-Athlete of the Week
Freshman Craig Williams (Pittsburgh/ Taylor Alderdice) has been named Penn State Greater Allegheny Student-Athlete of the Week. In three games last week, Williams batted .454 (5-11), scored five runs, had four stolen bases and two RBIs.