Campus Corner: Bald Eagle Area’s Simpson swinging hot bat for Penn State-Altoona softball team

Allison Simpson played a key role in Penn State-Altoona’s doubleheader sweep of Pitt-Bradford over the weekend.

The sophomore from Bald Eagle Area was 2-for-2 with a pair of doubles, two RBIs and a run scored in a 7-3 win in the first game. In the second game, she was 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs in a 6-0 win. Former Philipsburg-Osceola pitcher Kate Burge earned the win in the first game while ex-Bellefonte standout Raychel DeArmitt picked up the win in the second.

The wins pushed the Lions’ record in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference to 8-2.

For the season Simpson is hitting .378 (fifth on the team) and has scored five runs. She has 14 hits, two doubles and 12 RBIs.

Penn State-Altoona is 16-9.


Justin Taylor (BEA, California, Pa.) has a 4.91 ERA and a 2-2 record. In 36 2/3 innings he has given up 51 hits and 23 runs, 20 earned, walked three and struck out 39. The Vulcans are 15-17.

Drew Bryan (P-O, VMI) is hitting .304 with seven hits, two doubles and an RBI. The Keydets are 10-19.

Austin Mock (State College, Indiana, Pa.) is second on the team in homers with nine and has 31 RBIs. He’s hitting .340 with 30 runs scored, 36 hits and six doubles. IUP is 13-16-1.

Saige Jenco (State College, Virginia Tech) is hitting .286 with 20 runs scored, 40 hits, nine doubles, a triple and two homers .He has 11 RBIs and is 7-for-7 in stolen base attempts. Virginia Tech is 7-11.

Bryce Greene (BEA, PSU-Altoona) has a .217 average with three runs scored, five hits, a double and two RBIs. He’s 2-for-2 in stolen base tries. Altoona is 10-17.

Anthony Montresor (Penns Valley, PSU-Altoona) has a pair of hits and two RBIs.

Jarret Dailey (State College, PSU-Altoona) is 0-2 with a 10.36 ERA. In 24 1/3 innings he has given up 49 hits and 34 runs, 28 earned, while walking nine and striking out 13.

Trey Nicosia (State College, Wagner) is hitting .250. He has scored 18 runs and driven in six. He has seven doubles among his 23 hits. Wagner is 12-12-1.

Brandon Quay (Bellefonte, Alderson-Broaddus) has a .330 average with 24 runs scored, 33 his, nine doubles and 22 RBIs. A-B is 22-10.

Parker Watson (P-O, Lock Haven) owns a 1-3 record and a 7.97 ERA. In 20 1/3 innings he has allowed 30 his and 21 runs, 18 earned, while walking seven and striking out 24. Lock Haven is 9-19.

Mike Marcinko (P-O, Shippensburg) is leading the team in hitting with a .409 average. He has scored 42 runs and has 52 hits including 10 doubles, a triple and six home runs. He has 25 RBIs. The Raiders are 18-18.

Mark Curtis (P-O, Shippensburg) is 3-5 with a 5.80 ERA and one save. In 49 2/3 innings he has allowed 58 hits and 40 runs, 32 earned, walked 25 and struck out 44.

Caleb Pepperday (P-O, Juniata) is 1-1 with a 12.27 ERA. In 14 2/3 innings he has allowed 30 hits and given up 21 runs, 20 earned, walked eight and struck out eight. Juniata is 6-17.


Lily Glunt (BEA, PSU-Altoona) is hitting .323 with 14 runs scored, 20 hits, five doubles, a triple and 12 RBIs.

Kelly Chambers (BEA, PSU-Altoona) leads the team in hitting with a .408 average, hits with 31, homers with eight and RBIs with 31. She has scored 20 runs and also has six doubles.

Raychel DeArmitt (Bellefonte, PSU-Altoona) is 9-4 with a 1.80 ERA. In 97 innings she has allowed 81 hits and 39 runs, 25 earned, while walking 24 and striking out 64. At the plate she is hitting .293 with six runs scored, 12 hits, four doubles, a triple and four RBIs.

Clarissa Keller (Penns Valley, PSU-Altoona) leads the team in runs scored with 25. She is hitting .389 with 28 hits, eight doubles, two homers and 17 runs driven in.

Ashley Struble (Penns Valley, PSU-Altoona) is hitting .295 with 14 runs scored, 13 hits, a double, a homer and six RBIs. She is also 1-0 as a pitcher with as 10.00 ERA. In 7 innings she has allowed 11 hits and 13 runs, 10 earned, walked seven and struck out five.

Jess McClenahan (Bellefonte, PSU-Altoona) is hitless in seven at-bats.

Kate Burge (P-O, PSU-Altoona) owns a 6-4 record and a 4.77 ERA. In 51 1/3 innings she hs given up 74 hits and 50 runs, 35 earned, while walking 19 and striking out 31.

Chelsey Poorman (BEA, Lycoming) is hitting .265 with four runs scored and nine hits. Lycoming is 11-9.

Chelsea Rex (P-O, St. Francis) is 1-0 with a save and a 4.90 ERA. In 12 2/3 innings she has given up 14 hits and seven runs, all earned, walked five and struck out 12. At the plate she is hitting .222 with five runs scored, six hits, a double, a homer and three RBIs. St. Francis is 23-9.

Taylor Parsons (BEA, St. Francis) leads the team in hitting with a .356 average. She has scored 27 runs and driven in 16. Among her 37 hits are 12 doubles, six triples and a homer. She is also 5-for-6 in stolen base tries. She also is tied for fifth in Division I in triples.

Hannah Cooper (Bellefonte, Central Connecticut State) is hitting .204 with four runs scored, 11 hits, three doubles and seven RBIs. Central Connecticut State is 21-7.

Vanessa Cooper (Bellefonte, UMass-Lowell) is hitting .266 and leads the team in homers with three and RBIs with 19. She has scored five runs and has 17 hits including three doubles. UMass-Lowell is 10-21.

Christina Tressler (Bellefonte, Clarion) is hitting .317 with three runs scored, 19 hits, seven doubles and eight RBIs. Clarion is 3-17.

Ally Baney (State College, Juniata) has a .100 average, a run scored and an RBI. Juniata is 6-17.

Tessa Deardorff (Penns Valley, Lebanon Valley) is hitting .351 with 16 runs scored, 26 singles, four RBIs and is 8-for-10 in stolen base attempts. Lebanon Valley is 7-17.

Track & field

Brice Beals (BEA, Lock Haven) was 13th in the discus with a throw of 148 feet, 9 inches and 18th in the hammer throw at 159-1 at the Bison Outdoor Classic.

Corey King (Penns Valley, Lock Haven) ran the 100-meter dash in 11.92 seconds and a 22.97 to finish 42nd in the 200 in the Bison Outdoor Classic.

Molly Love (State College, UNC-Wilmington) had a pole vault of 10-11 3/4 to place ninth at the Bill Carson Invitation at East Carolina.

Nora Adams (State College, Bucknell) was 15th in the 3,000 in 10:58.67 in the Bison Classic.

Emma Cousins (State College, Bucknell) was eighth in the unseeded 1,500 in 4:48.89.

Matt Fuller (Penns Valley, Edinboro) ran a 35:24.89 in the 10,000 at the Bison Classic.

Curtis Markle (BEA, Penn State) won the Paralympic wheel chair shot put with a throw of 20-07 and the discus with a throw of 64-02 at the Bison Outdoor Classic.

Emma Federinko (Penns Valley, Misericordia) finished 15th in the 5,000 in 21:19.05 at the Messiah Invitational.