Campus Corner: Parsons finishes Red Flash career in style

Saint Francis player and former Bald Eagle Area standout Taylor Parsons finished her Red Flash career as the all-time hits, doubles and runs scored leader.
Saint Francis player and former Bald Eagle Area standout Taylor Parsons finished her Red Flash career as the all-time hits, doubles and runs scored leader. CDT file photo

Taylor Parsons leaves St. Francis with her name all over the school’s record book.

The redshirt senior from Bald Eagle Area played her final softball games for the Red Flash in a doubleheader on Sunday. During those games she had three hits, setting the school’s record for career hits with 196. She also set records for doubles in a season with 20, career doubles with 52 and career runs scored with 117 during the day.

Her final hit was a double in the second game of the doubleheader.

Her final season stats show her with a .353 batting average, 41 runs scored, 60 hits, 20 doubles, six triples, five homers and 41 RBIs. All of those are team-highs except for home runs.

By splitting the doubleheader, St. Francis missed out on the Northeast Conference playoffs by one game and finished the year with a 31-19 record.


Justin Taylor (BEA, California, Pa.) finished the season with a 2-5 record and a 6.82 ERA. In 52 innings he gave up 79 hits and 45 runs, 40 earned, walked eight and struck out 51. Cal finished with a 25-22 record

Drew Bryan (Philipsburg-Osceola, VMI) has a .304 average with seven hits, two doubles and an RBI. VMI is 15-26.

Saige Jenco (State College, Virginia Tech) is hitting .315 with 36 runs scored, 58 hits, 11 doubles, a triple, three homers and 20 RBIs. He is also 9-for-10 in stolen base attempts. Virginia Tech is 25-24.

Trey Nicosia (State College, Wagner) has a .310 average with 32 runs scored, 49 hits, 15 doubles and 14 RBIs. Wagner is 23-17-1.

Brandon Quay (Bellefonte, Alderson-Broaddus) has a .333 average with 31 runs scored, 47 hits, 11 doubles, a triple and 29 runs batted in. A-B has qualified with the Great Midwest Athletic Conference playoffs with a 31-15 record.

Mike Marcinko (P-O, Shippensburg) finished the year with a team-high .382 batting average. He scored 47 runs and had 55 hits, 10 doubles, a triple, six homers and 26 RBIs. Shippensburg finished the year with a 25-25 record.

Mark Curtis (P-O, Shippensburg) had a 4-6 record with a 5.32 ERA and one save. He gave up 76 hits, 51 runs (40 earned), walked 31 and struck out 59 in 67 2/3 innings.

Calvin Sichler (State College, Shippensburg) finished the year with three runs scored, two hits, one of them a double, and an .095 average.

Caleb Pepperday (P-O, Juniata) finished the season with a 1-3 record and a 12.75 ERA. In 24 innings he allowed 47 hits and 36 runs, 34 earned, walked 22 and struck out 12. Juniata finished with an 8-27 mark.

Clint Hicks (State College, PSU-Harrisburg) is 1-1 with an 8.62 ERA. In 15 2/3 innings he has given up 21 hits and 15 runs, all earned, walked five and struck out 12. Harrisburg is 16-22.


Lily Glunt (BEA, PSU-Altoona) hit .320 with 20 runs scored, 32 hits, six doubles, two triples and two home runs while driving in 19 runs. Altoona finished its regular season at 25-12 and is the No. 5 seed, traveling to No. 4 Stevenson in the first round of the ECAC playoffs Wednesday.

Kelly Chambers (BEA, PSU-Altoona) wrapped up the regular season leading the team in four offensive categories: batting (.409), hits (47), home runs (12) and RBIs (42). She was also second in runs scored with 28 and doubles with nine. She also had a triple.

Raychel DeArmitt (Bellefonte, PSU-Altoona) hit .269 for the season with seven runs scored, 18 hits, four doubles, a triple and four RBIs. In the pitching circle she was 16-6 with a 1.97 ERA. In 152 1/3 innings she gave up 131 hits and 68 runs, 43 earned, waked 40 and struck out 108.

Clarissa Keller (Penns Valley, PSU-Altoona) led the team in runs with 37 and doubles with 10. She hit .374, good for second on the team. She also was second in hits with 43 and RBIs with 30. She added three homers.

Allison Simpson (BEA, PSU-Altoona) had a .254 batting average with five runs, 18 hits, four doubles and 20 RBIs.

Ashley Struble (Penns Valley, PSU-Altoona) had a .279 average with 20 runs scored, 19 hits, two doubles, a homer and eight RBIs. She was 1-0 with a 10.00 ERA as a pitcher, working seven innings and giving up 13 runs, all earned, walking seven and striking out five.

Jess McClenahan (Bellefonte, PSU-Altoona) scored two runs and had one RBI.

Kate Burge (P-O, PSU-Altoona) had a .286 batting average with five runs scored, 12 hits, dive doubles, a triple and 11 runs driven in. As a pitcher she was 8-6 with as 3.87 ERA. In 81 1/3 innings she yielded 106 hits and 65 runs, 45 earned, waked 30 and struck out 50.

Tessa Deardorff (Penns Valley, Lebanon Valley) had an inside-the park homer in a doubleheader sweep of Widener. For the year she is hitting .370 with 27 runs scored, 50 hits, a triple, a homer and seven RBIs. She is also 20-for-23 in stolen base attempts. Lebanon Valley won its third straight Centennial Conference championship and will meet Alford in the NCAA Division III regionals. Lebanon Valley will take a 17-22 record into the tournament.

Chelsea Rex (P-O, St. Francis) finished the season with a .188 batting average with five runs scored, six hits, a double, a homer and three RBIs. In the circle she was 1-1 with a save. In 16 2/3 innings she allowed 21 hits and 14 runs, all earned, walked seven and struck out 13.

Hannah Cooper (Bellefonte, Central Connecticut State) hit .195 with five runs, 17 hits, five doubles and 11 RBIs. Central Conneccticut is 28-12 and qualified for the NEC tournament.

Vanessa Cooper (Bellefonte, UMass-Lowell) finished her freshman season with a .261 average with six runs scored, 29 hits, five doubles, three homers and 22 RBIs. THe River Hawks finished with a 17-30 record.

Christina Tressler (Bellefonte, Clarion) wrapped up the season with a .288 average with seven runs scored, 32 his, nine doubles, three homers and 16 RBIs. Clarion ended its season at 6-31.

Ally Baney (State College, Juniata) hit .100 with a run scored, a hit and an RBI. Juniata finished 8-28.

Track & field

Brice Beals (BEA, Lock Haven) placed third in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference meet in the discus with a throw of 163 feet, 6 inches and fifth in the hammer throw with a 173-05 mark, both personal bests.

Corey King (Penns Valley, Lock Haven) ran a 10.99-second time in the 100-meter dash prelims and a 22.31 in the prelims of the 200 in the PSAC meet.

John Crowe (State College, Susquehanna) was fifth in the 5,000 meters in the Landmark Conference meet with a time of 15:37.13.

Paul Crowe (State College, Susquehanna) was fourth in the 5,000 in 15:28.72.

Chloe Schmidt (State College, Illinois) placed fifth in the 800 at the Rankin-Poelhein Invitational at Purdue with a time of 2:12.28.

Zach Moody (BEA, Misericordia) placed fifth in the 3,000 steeplechase in 10:09.53 in the Middle Atlantic Conference championships.

Emma Federinko (Penns Valley, Misericordia) was 23rd in 21:00.22 in the 5,000 at the MAC championship meet. Misericordia won the women’s team title at the meet.

Caroline Darr (Penns Valley, Delaware) was on the 400-meter relay team that placed fourth with a time of 3:50.46 in the Colonial Athletic Association meet. She also was seventh in the 400 meters in 58.58.