Christendom College - The Penn State Fayette softball team closed the regular season with a sweep at Christendom to run its winning streak to 14 games.
There was little doubt in either game as the Nittany Lions (21-12) won the first game by a 7-0 score and the second game, 8-0.
In the opener, Ally Hawkins (Morgantown, WV/Morgantown HS) and Casey Hite (Bentleyville, PA/Bentworth HS) each recorded three hits while Danielle Jones (Uniontown, PA/Laurel Highlands) and Madison Knight (Clarksburg, WV/Robert C. Byrd HS) each had two.
Jones singled in Hawkins in the second to get Fayette on the board, and then Hite doubled in Chanel Porter (Cumberland, MD/Allegany HS) in the third to make the score 2-0.
Fayette blew the game open in the fourth with three runs.
After the Nittany Lions scored an unearned run to make it 3-0, Aubree Yates (Eighty-Four, PA/Bentworth HS) doubled in Jones and then Knight scored on a sacrifice fly by Porter to make the score 5-0.
Porter doubled in the sixth to score Knight again and the Jones closed out the scoring in the seventh with an RBI single.
Tiffany Markovitch (Brownsville, PA/Brownsville HS) went the distance to earn the win in the pitcher's circle.
Yates, Porter and Hite all had a pair of singles in the second game.
After Fayette scored a pair of unearned runs in the second, it took advantage of three Christendom errors in the third to make the score 6-0.
The Nittany Lions closed out the scoring in the fifth with two more unearned runs.
Hite went the distance to earn the win in the pitcher's circle.
The Nittany Lions host Penn State DuBois Saturday in a PSUAC tournament game.
For more information on the softball team, to go https://www.psfathletics.com/sports/sball/index.
Written by Bill Hughes