College Sports

McKenzie Burge helping St. Francis softball to record-tying season

The St. Francis softball team tied a school season record for wins over the weekend, sweeping a doubleheader from Farleigh Dickinson.

Philipsburg-Osceola graduate McKenzie Burge played a key role in a 6-4 win with the first home run of her career, a two-run shot in the second inning. She also scored two runs in the win. The Lady Flash won the second game as well, pushing its record to 33-22.

The freshman is hitting .209 with 11 runs scored, nine hits, two doubles, a homer and six RBIs.

St. Francis will take on Robert Morris in the first round of the Northeast Conference tournament Thursday at host LIU-Brooklyn.


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 bases. The Hokies are 18-31.

Mark Curtis (P-O, Shippensburg) is 5-6 with a 5.29 ERA. In 63 innings he has given up 69 hits and 39 runs, 37 earned, walked 28 and struck out 42.

Mike Marcinko (P-O, Shippensburg) has been named to the All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference second team. He was named to the conference’s first team as a freshman. He has a .362 batting average with 51 runs scored, 64 hits, 11 doubles, two triples and six homers. He has driven in 21 runs and is 29 for 32 in stolen base tries in his senior season.

Kyle Peterson (State College, Millersville) owns a 5-0 record and a 3.09 ERA. In 23 innings of work he has allowed 18 hits and 10 runs, eight earned, while walking 14 and striking out 17. Millersville is 46-4, ranked No. 2 in the nation in NCAA Division II and plays in the PSAC tournament semifinals on Tuesday in Butler.

Trey Nicosia (State College, Wagner) is hitting .333 with 23 runs scored, 39 hits, nine doubles and 15 RBIs. Wagner is 14-30.


Clarissa Keller (Penns Valley, PSU Altoona) has a .444 average, second on the team. She has scored 36 times and has 55 hits including 10 doubles, a triple and three homers and has driven in 21 runs. Altoona dropped a 3-2 decision to D’Youville in 10 innings in the AMCC tournament and owns a 27-11 record.

Allison Simpson (BEA, PSU Altoona) has a .303 average with 15 runs scored, 33 hits, seven doubles, a triple and 21 RBIs.

Ashley Struble (Penns Valley, PSU Altoona) is hitting .319 with 15 runs scored, 36 hits, five doubles, a homer and a team-high 24 RBIs. As a pitcher she is 3-0 with a 2.39 ERA and one save. In 29 1/3 innings she has allowed 35 hits, 12 runs, 10 of them earned, walked 13 and struck out nine.

Kate Burge (P-O, PSU Altoona) worked 209 1/3 innings this season and posed a 22-9 record and a 1.61 ERA with one save. She allowed 169 hits and 74 runs, 48 earned, while walking 65 and striking out 167. At the plate she is hitting .317 with 14 runs scored. Among her 33 hits are 12 doubles, two triples and three homers. She has driven in 22 runs.

Haley Giedroc (Bald Eagle Area, PSU Altoona) has a .289 average with 24 runs scored and 35 hits. She has six doubles, three triples and two homers, one in the loss to D’Youville. She stole 16 bases in 17 tries.

Allie Baney (State College, Juniata) finished her season with a .307 average with 20 runs scored, 31 hits, three doubles, two triples, a homer and eight runs driven in. Juniata finished with a 13-25 record.

Hannah Cooper (Bellefonte, Central Connecticut State) finished her final season with a .152 average, collecting 12 hits, eight runs, five doubles, a home run and 11 RBIs. CCSU finished its season 18-26-1.

Track & field

John Crowe (State College, Susquehanna) turned in a time of 15 minutes, 48.15 seconds in the 5,000-meter run to take third in the Landmark Conference championship.

Carolyn Darr (Penns Valley, Delaware) ran on the 4x400 relay team that placed fourth with a time of 3:46.91 in the Colonial Athletic Conference championships.

Matt Fuller (Penns Valley, Edinboro) turned in a time of 37:46.91 in the 10,000 in the PSAC Last Chance Qualifier.

Kylie Orndorf (Penns Valley, Juniata) placed third in the discus with a throw of 110 feet, 8 inches (33.75 meters) in the Landmark Conference meet.

Emma Federinko (Penns Valley, Misericordia) finished sixth in the 10,000 meters in 41:14.18 and 26th in 19:54.18 in the 5,000 in the Middle Atlantic Conference Championship meet.

Zach Moody (BEA, Misericordia) took third in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 9:54.92 and 18th in 4:12.48 in the 1,500 meters at the MAC meet.


Brady Franks (State College Widener) scored five goals and had seven assists as Widener finished with a 7-8 record.

Olivia Stahl (State College, Savannah College of Art and Design) had an assist in SCAD’s 14-8 loss to Davenport in the NAIA tournamnet to finish with a 13-3 record.