Mont Alto, PA - The Penn State Fayette softball team secured its second sweep in as many days over Penn State Mont Alto.
Both wins were by one run and Fayette (19-12, 16-4 PSUAC) has now won 12 straight games.
Aubree Yates (Eighty-Four, PA/Bentworth HS) had two hits and scored twice to lead Fayette offensively.
Tiffany Markovitch (Brownsville, PA/Brownsville HS) earned her 11th win of the season in the pitcher's circle.
It took eight innings in the second game, but Fayette pulled out a 4-3 win over Mont Alto (8-24, 5-15 PSUAC).
After Mont Alto put two unearned runs on the board in the first, Fayette answered as Ally Hawkins (Morgantown, WV/Morgantown HS) singled in a run and Casey Hite (Bentleyville, PA/Bentworth HS) followed with an RBI double.
Mont Alto took a 3-2 lead in the fifth, but Fayette answered once again as Lauren Mastowski (Dawson, PA/Frazier HS) had an RBI single.
Mont Alto threatened in the top of the eight as it had a runner on third with one out, but Markovich struck out the last two batters of the inning.
Markovich earned the win, her 12th, in relief while Mastowski had three hits.
Fayette is scheduled for a double header Wednesday at Christendom before opening play in the PSUAC tournament.
Currently, Penn State Beaver (26-10, 14-2 PSUAC) leads the West division and Penn State DuBois (15-8, 13-3 PSUAC) is a game up on Fayette for second.
The second place team will host the third place team Friday in a de facto play-in game for a berth in the double-elimination tournament.
For more information on the softball team, to go https://www.psfathletics.com/sports/sball/index.