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A tale of two seasons ….

Hello All!

On March 21st, our program lost two very tough games to NAIA’s #9 ranked Point Park Pioneers. Our young men were down, and understandably so with the recent fortunes. I tried to explain to all them that our season was a marathon, not a sprint. Fast forward 2 1/2 weeks we have now set a school record after winning 14 ina row! One of the most memorable wins came last week when Sophomore Sam Weightman hit 2-run walk-off HR vs Clark State! Check out the link below!

Sam Weightman’s Walk-Off

This Sunday we host PSU-Hazleton is a PSUAC match-up that will have playoff implications. More importantly we are holding an event to raise cancer awareness. Our program will be wearing pink jerseys, wristbands, and shoelaces. The Cure Baseball and many differnt members of campus will be attending for this great cause ! Here is the release:

The baseball and softball programs and the Collegian will be joining the fight against cancer alongside The Cure Baseball.A rare form of leukemia has tragically taken away the life of Muzammil“Muz” Mehkri, a student at Penn State Greater Allegheny who was studying nuclear engineering. His unexpected passing has made many of his friends and students want to raise cancer awareness using fundraising events.

 Alex Pulaka of The Cure Baseball has agreed to help Penn State Greater Allegheny with a fundraising event that will take place April 15th, 2012.The Cure Baseball is a “nonprofit organization dedicated to providing financial, emotional and moral support to people and families affected by cancer through a traveling summer collegiate baseball team, support group programs, a scholarship fund and donations to prestigious cancer research groups.”
The baseball and softball programs of Penn State Greater Allegheny will play against Penn State Hazleton at 12 pm and 2 pm at Woodland Hills High School on Sunday, April 15th, 2012. Players for Penn State Greater Allegheny will be wearing pink jerseys in honor of those with cancer or those who have had their lives taken away from cancer. They also will be sporting The Cure Baseball logo and also “Muz” will be placed on their jersey. The day also serves as Senior Day for the baseball team. All proceeds from the event will go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
For more information about the event, please contact Jim Chester, Director of Athletics and Head Baseball Coach, at jjc32@psu.edu and 412-675-9460, or Enrollment Management Officer and Head Softball Coach, Amanda Maksin at alm452@psu.edu and 412-675-9017.