Penn State split a doubleheader in the Tiger Invitational, thumping George Washington 9-1 in five innings and falling 11-1 against Northwestern in five.
Penn State (4-3) notched six runs in its first two at-bats against the Colonials. Kasie Hatfield smacked a two-run double in the first inning and Macy Jones’ two-run single highlighted a four-run second.
Jones had three hits and Hatfield had two hits and three RBIs. Freshman Marlaina Laubach improved to 3-0 on the season, allowing four hits.
In the nightcap, Northwestern pounded Nittany Lion starter Maria Dreisher, who got just one out and gave up six runs in the first inning.
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Karlie Habitz’s RBI single in the first provided Penn State’s lone run. Julia Kuhn belted a two-run homer and drove in four runs for the Wildcats.
Penn State faces host LSU in a doubleheader on Monday, starting at 5 p.m.