College Sports

Campus Corner: Burge throws another perfect game for PSU Altoona softball

Philipsburg-Osceola graduate Kate Burge threw another perfect game for Penn State Altoona. She earned her third conference Pitcher of the Week honor this season.
Philipsburg-Osceola graduate Kate Burge threw another perfect game for Penn State Altoona. She earned her third conference Pitcher of the Week honor this season. Photo courtesy of Penn State Altoona Athletics

Philipsburg-Osceola graduate Kate Burge continued her dominance over the opposition last week when she threw a perfect game during a doubleheader against Franciscan on Tuesday.

In the second perfect game of her career, she struck out eight in a 10-0, five-inning win, helping herself with a three-run home run. In the first game of the day, she struck out three and allowed one hit over three innings in a 12-2 win. It helped land her Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Pitcher of the Week honors for the second straight week.

She is 12-3 with a 1.47 ERA and four shutouts. She leads the AMCC in both wins and ERA. In 104 2/3 innings she has allowed 77 hits and 28 runs, 22 earned, while walking 26 and striking out 70.

At the plate, Burge is hitting .286 with eight runs scored, 14 hits, five doubles, a triple, two homers and nine RBIs for the Lions (15-5).


Andrew Madore (State College, Widener) was named Middle Atlantic Conference Senior Scholar-Athlete of the Year in men’s swimming. The biomedical engineering major and team captain helped Widener to its 13th MAC men’s swimming title and first since 2010 by helping the 200- and 400-yard medley relay teams to third-place finishes, while individually placing seventh in the 100 breaststroke, eighth in the 200 breast and ninth in the 100 butterfly.


Saige Jenco (State College, Virginia Tech) is hitting .330 with 29 runs scored, 68 hits, 13 doubles, three triples, three homers and 27 RBIs. He is also 10 for 11 in stolen base attempts. The Hokies are 11-22.

Jared Dailey (State College, PSU Altoona) is 2-2 with a 9.69 ERA and a save. In 26 innings he has given up 44 hits and 35 runs, 28 earned, while walking 14 and striking out 21. Altoona is 7-20.

Parker Watson (Philipsburg-Osceola, Lock Haven) is 2-4. In 35 innings he has given up 49 hits and 25 runs, 18 earned, while walking seven and striking out 27. He has a 4.63 ERA. Lock Haven is 14-10.

Mark Curtis (P-O, Shippensburg) has a 3-5 record and a 6.40 ERA. In 45 innings he has given up 53 hits and 34 runs, 32 of them earned, while walking 21 and striking out 30.

Mike Marcinko (P-O, Shippensburg) leads the team in hitting with a .369 average. He has scored 35 runs and driven in 11. Among his 45 hits are seven doubles, two triples and five home runs. He is also 21 for 23 in stolen base tries. Shippensburg is 15-21.

Caleb Pepperday (P-O, Juniata) has an 0-3 record with a 5.40 ERA. He has allowed 34 hits and 24 runs, 16 earned, while walking 19 and striking out 12 in 26 2/3 innings. Juniata is 7-21.

Kyle Peterson (State College, Millersville) is 3-0 with a 2.20 ERA. He has pitched 16 1/3 innings and allowed 12 hits and six runs, four earned, while walking nine and striking out 11. Millersville is 31-3.

Kerry Meyers (State College, PSU Wilkes-Barre) is batting .346 with nine hits, a double, a triple, five runs and nine RBIs while stealing two bases for Wilkes-Barre (3-4).


Clarissa Keller (Penns Valley, PSU Altoona) leads the team in hitting with an even .500 average (28 for 56) with 18 runs scored, four doubles, a homer and 10 RBIs. She is also 8 for 9 in stolen base attempts.

Allison Simpson (Bald Eagle Area, PSU Altoona) is hitting .319 with six runs scored, 15 hits, two doubles, a triple and 11 RBIs. She is also perfect in three stolen base attempts.

Ashley Struble (Penns Valley, PSU Altoona) is hitting .304 with seven runs scored, 17 hits, two doubles and 12 RBIs. In 11 1/3 innings in the pitching circle she has allowed 15 hits and four runs, three earned, walked five and struck out five while posting a 1-0 record with one save and a 1.85 ERA.

Haley Giedroc (BEA, PSU Altoona) has raised her average to .271. She has scored 14 runs and has 16 hits, including four doubles, a triple and a homer. She has driven in eight runs and is 5 for 5 in stolen base attempts.

Chelsey Poorman (BEA, Lycoming) has a .326 average with 11 runs scored, 15 hits, two doubles, a triple and seven RBIs. Lycoming is 11-12.

Hannah Cooper (Bellefonte, Central Connecticut State) is hitting .196 with seven runs scored, 10 hits, four doubles, a homere and 10 RBI. CCSU is 10-15-1.

Vanessa Cooper (Bellefonte, UMass-Lowell) has a .180 average with a run scored, and nine hits and one a double. The River Hawks are 5-29

Christina Tressler (Bellefonte, Clarion) is the top hitter on the team with a .300 average. She has scored nine runs and driven in 11. Among her 21 hits are four doubles and two homers. Clarion is 3-22.

Mackenzie Burge (P-O, St. Francis) is batting .235 with eight hits, a pair of doubles, a stolen base, six runs scored and four RBIs. The Red Flash are 22-15.

Allie Baney (State College, Juniata) is batting .319, collecting 17 runs, 23 hits, three doubles, two triples, seven RBIs and is 6 for 6 in stolen base attempts. The Eagles are 11-13.

Track & field

Kyle Adams (State College, Bucknell) was 42nd in the 1,500-meter run in 4 minutes, 14.42 seconds at the Mason Spring Invitational at George Mason.

Zach Moody (BEA, Misericordia) placed second in the 3,000 steeplechase at the Coach P Invitational at Moravian in 10:14. 51.

Emma Federinko (Penns Valley, Misericordia) was 13th in the 5,000 in 20:10.72 at Moravian.

Tyler Shawver (Penns Valley, Lock Haven) was 17th in the discuss with a throw of 100 feet, 8 1/2 inches (30.70 meters) at the Rider Invitational.

Maddie Cingle (BEA, Lock Haven) was ninth in the 5,000 in 20:51.77.

Eric Heatwole (State College, Bloomsburg) was 11th in the 800 in 2:00.50 at the Coach P Invitational and ran on the 4x400 relay team that placed fourth in a time of 3:36.40.


Brady Franks (State College Widener) has four goals and five assists. Widener is 4-5.

Olivia Stahl (State College, Savannah College of Art and Design) caused three turnovers and three ground balls in a 16-9 win over Ave Maria. SCAD is 10-1.