Campus Corner: Burge leading way for PSU Altoona

Philipsburg-Osceola graduate Kate Burge has been stellar in the circle for the Penn State Altoona softball team this year.
Philipsburg-Osceola graduate Kate Burge has been stellar in the circle for the Penn State Altoona softball team this year. Photo courtesy of Penn State Altoona Athletics

After earning the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference’s Pitcher of the Week award last week, Philipsburg-Osceola graduate Kate Burge had an impressive encore over the weekend.

Burge led the Penn Sate Altoona softball team to a doubleheader sweep of Westminster, with scores of 7-6 and 5-0, to raise Altoona’s record to 9-5.

She was the winning pitcher in both games, getting three strikeouts in the 7-6 win and going 3 for 4 with a double, triple, two runs scored and one driven in. In the nightcap she allowed three hits and had three strikeouts.

For the season she is 6-3 with a 1.63 ERA. In 68 2/3 innings she has given up 59 hits and 20 runs, 16 earned ,while walking 19 and striking out 44. At the plate she is hitting .258 with five runs scored, eight hits, five doubles, a triple and three RBIs.

She was named the Pitcher of the Week after working 11 innings and allowing eight hits, two runs, a walk and striking five while compiling a 1.27 ERA.


Saige Jenco (State College, Virginia Tech) is htting .325 with 22 runs, 27 hits, four doubles, a triple and 12 RBIs. He is also 5 for 7 in stolen base attempts. The Hokies are 10-15.

Anthony Montresor (Penns Valley, PSU Altoona) is hitting .111.

Andrew Dailey (State College, PSU Altoona) is 1-2 with a 12.50 ERA and one save. In 18 innings he has allowed 34 hits and 31 runs, 25 earned. He has walked 11 and struck out 13. Altoona is 6-13.

Parker Watson (P-O, Lock Haven) is 2-2 with a 2.73 ERA. IN 26 1/3 innings he has allowed 33 hits and 12 runs, eight earned, while waking four and striking out 24. Lock Haven is 13-8.

Mark Curtis (P-O, Shippensburg) has a 7.09 ERA and a 2-4 record. In 33 innings he has allowed 38 hits and 28 runs, 26 earned, while walking 15 and striking out 23.

Caleb Pepperday (P-O, Juniata) has an 0-2 record and a 6.23 ERA in 13 innings. He has allowed 21 hits and 16 runs, nine earned, while walking 12 and striking out eight. Juniata is 6-13.

Kyle Peterson (State College, Millersville) is 2-0 with a 3.48 ERA. In 10 1/3 innings he has given up eight hits and six runs, four earned, walked six and struck out 10. Millersville is 23-2.

Jason Costa (State College, Walters State CC) had two hits in a 23-6 win over Vol State. Walters State is 24-9 and has won eight straight games.

Mike Marcinko (P-O, Shippensburg) is hitting .348 with 26 runs, 31 hits, four doubles, a triple, five homers and nine RBIs. He is also 16 for 18 in stolen base attempts. Shippensburg is 11-15.


Clarissa Keller (Penns Valley, PSU Altoona) has a .412 average with nine runs, 14 hits, two doubles and three RBIs. She is also 6 for 6 in stolen bases.

Allison Simpson (Bald Eagle Area, PSU Altoona) is hitting .300 with two runs, nine hits, a triple and six RBIs. She was 2 for 3 with two RBIs in the 7-6 win over Westminster.

Ashley Struble (Penns Valley, PSU Altoona) is hitting .256 with three runs, 10 hits, a double and seven RBIs. In the pitching circle she is 1-0 with a 1.85 ERA and one save. She has allowed 15 hits and four runs, three earned, while walking four and striking out three in 11 1/3 innings.

Haley Giedroc (BEA, PSU Altoona) has raised her average to .214 with seven runs scored, nine hits, three doubles, a triple and five RBIs. She was 2 for 4 with a double, a triple and a run scored in the 7-6 win over Westminster and had a two-run double in the 5-0 win over Westminster.

Chelsey Poorman (BEA, Lycoming) is hitting .314 with 10 runs scored, 11 hits, two doubles, a triple and four RBIs. Lycoming is 9-8.

Hannah Cooper (Bellefonte, Central Connecticut State) has a .140 average with five runs scored, six hits, a double and a homer. CCSU is 8-13-1.

Vanessa Cooper (Bellefonte, UMass-Lowell) is hitting .212 with seven singles. Lowell is 4-22.

Christina Tressler (Bellefonte, Clarion) is second on the team in hitting with a .327 average, eight runs scored, 16 hits, four doubles, two homers and a team-high 10 RBIs. Clarion is 3-14.

Mackenzie Burge (P-O, St. Francis) has a .235 average with six runs scored, eight hits, two doubles and four RBIs. St. Francis is 17-12.

Ally Baney (State College, Juniata) is hitting .348 with 10 runs scored, 16 hits, two doubles, a triple and seven RBIs. Juniata is 8-8.

Track & field

Tyler Shawver (Penns Valley, Lock Haven) was 16th in the hammer throw with a 134-foot, 3-inch effort and was 24th in the discus with a throw of 102-3 at the Jim Taylor Invitational at Susquehanna over the weekend.

Maddie Cingle (BEA, Lock Haven) was 12th in the 5,000 meters in 20 minutes, 58.19 seconds at the Jim Taylor meet.

John Crowe (State College, Susquehanna) ran a 4:10.13 in the 1,500 at the Jim Taylor meet.

Nora Adams (State College, Bucknell) was seventh in the 1,500 at the Jim Taylor with a clocking of 4:56.04.

Emma Cousins (State College, Bucknell) was 18th in the 1,500 with a time of 5:00.34 at the Jim Taylor.

Kyle Adams (State College, Bucknell) was fourth in the 1,500 with a time of 4:02.51 at the Jim Taylor.

Kylie Orndorff (Penns Valley, Juniata) was busy at the Jim Taylor meet. She was 12th in the discus with a throw of 102-11, 25th in the shot put with a heave of 31-6 1/2 and was 14th in the javelin with a throw of 111-6.

Eric Heatwole (State College, Bloomsburg) ran a 4:05.48 in the 1,500, good for ninth place at the Jim Taylor meet.


Brady Franks (Sate College, Widener) has four goals and three assists. Widener is 1-5.

Olivia Stahl (State College, Savannah College of Art and Design) has 10 goals and 12 assists to help SCAD to an 8-1 record.


Aaron Cymbor (State College, George Mason) has one kill on two swings. The Patriots are 9-11.


Jake Taylor (BEA, Cornell) finished the season with an 11-8 record at 197 pounds.