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Westmoreland campus clippings: Derry grad Bisi finds groove with Penn State softball

Bill Beckner

Chelsea Bisi started the softball season slowly as she adjusted to Division I pitching and worked her way back from a knee injury that cost her the majority of her senior season at Derry.

The freshman at Penn State, though, has found her groove and has become one tough out for opponents.

Consider: Bisi began the season 1 for 24. Since, she is 22 for 47 through 28 games and has raised her average to .324. And her mix of hits are not just slap-singles. She leads the Nittany Lions in home runs with six.

Bisi, who has played third base and right field, also has a pair of doubles and a triple and owns a team-high 17 RBIs. She had multiple-hit games against Pitt, Central Michigan, South Dakota State, St. Joseph’s and Michigan State.

Pitt-Johnstown: Local players helped the Mountain Cats (10-10, 2-2) sweep a doubleheader from Clarion by scores of 5-1 and 9-1. Sophomore Ashley Pagliei (Latrobe) pitched a one-hitter in the second game, and sophomore Ali Belgiovane (Hempfield) had a hit and RBI in each game. Sophomore Olivia Porter (Southmoreland) scored a pair of runs.

Saint Vincent: The Bearcats (11-6) swept two games from Penn State Beaver, 6-5 and 10-0. Sophomore Johnna Karas (Norwin) went 5 for 8 with four RBIs, and sophomore Alona Sleith (Yough) also had five hits and an RBI in the doubleheader. Freshman Celia Knappenberger pitched a two-hit, complete game in the second game.

Karas was named PAC Hitter of the Week.

Seton Hill: Junior catcher Chelsea Rohan delivered a two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth inning to lift the Griffins (15-9, 1-1 PSAC) to a 2-1 win over Edinboro. Sophomore Jenna Osikowicz (Hempfield) went 4 for 8 with an RBI in the doubleheader.

Baseball

Indiana State: Redshirt junior pitcher Collin Liberatore (Greensburg Central Catholic) went a strong 7 1/3 innings in a 1-0, 12-inning loss to Missouri State. He struck out a career-best eight in the no-decision.

Ohio: Sophomore righty Jack Liberatore (Greensburg Central Catholic) earned his third win of the season, allowing one earned run and striking out six in a 12-2 win over Bowling Green. He gave up five hits. Liberatore is 3-3 with a 2.57 ERA in 35 innings.

Pitt: Senior Connor Perry (Norwin) hit his third home run of the season — and eighth of the season — as Pitt pulled past Miami, 11-10. Perry leads the Panthers with a .368 average, total bases (63) and runs (29), and has 14 RBIs.

Seton Hill: The Griffins (12-11, 4-2 PSAC) swept Slippery Rock in a weekend series, winning 4-3 in 11 inning, and 5-3, in Greensburg. Freshman Brandon Kline won Game 1 with a walk-off single, his second hit of the game. Junior Tommy Pellis (Greensburg Central Catholic), redshirt sophomore Parker Denny, senior Ryan Grieco (Franklin Regional), and Bayley Jamanis also had two hits, and reliever Junior Kenny Wells picked up the win as he allowed one hit across 4 2/3 innings.

In the second game, redshirt junior Chris Law tripled and Grieco, Pellis, Denny and Kline each had two hits, and redshirt senior Andrew Chuba his a pinch-hit, two-run homer.

Bill Beckner Jr. is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Bill by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .


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