Mount’s Gutmann recognized

CRESSON — Mount Aloysius College softball coach Andie Gutmann was named coach of the year by the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference.

In her first season, she led the Mounties to their first-ever AMCC Tournament championship in program history. Mount Aloysius entered the Cconference tournament as the No. 3 seed before upsetting the top two seeds on their way to the title. The team received an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament, their first competition at that level in school history. She led the Mounties to a 21-15 record.

The squad also placed five players on the 2018 All-Conference Team. Outfielder Courtney Link was named to the first team, while pitcher Hannah Ruby, catcher Lydia DeFazio and designated player Emily Wawroski were second-team selections. Third baseman Kate Little was made the third team.

Showers honored

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Four Penn State Altoona softball players were voted to the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference’s all-conference team, which was announced on Tuesday afternoon.

Junior shortstop Haley Giedroc was voted to the first team, while freshman pitcher Emily Strouse, sophomore third baseman Abby Showers (Philipsburg-Osceola), and junior outfielder Kelsey Bristol each took second-team all-conference honors.

Pitt times set

PITTSBURGH — The Atlantic Coast Conference and ESPN announced kickoff times for three Pitt football games Friday.

The Panthers’ 2018 season opener against Albany at Heinz Field on Sept. 1 will kick off at 3:30 p.m., and be shown on ACC Network Extra. Pitt will open ACC play at home against Georgia Tech on Sept. 15 at 12:30 p.m. and be televised by AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh.

Additionally, the Panthers’ Nov. 2 game at Virginia will be a Friday night ESPN2 telecast that will start at 7:30 p.m.

Previously announced kick times include the home Sept. 8 Penn State game (8 p.m. on ABC) and Oct. 13 contest at Notre Dame (2:30 p.m. on NBC).

Elsewhere:

n The Saint Francis softball team landed three players on the NFCA All-Region Great Lakes Team on Thursday. Sophomore Abby Trahan was named second team, while junior Cheyenne McKee and senior Madison Cabell were both selected third team.

n Six Penn State Altoona baseball players were voted to the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference’s All-Conference team, as the league released its postseason awards on Wednesday morning.

Voted first team All-AMCC were senior outfielder Jim Shomberg and sophomore outfielder Peter Jacobs. Earning a second-team all-conference nod was freshman utility player Catcher Cumming (Altoona). Voted to the third team were freshman relief pitcher Tyler Manger, junior second baseman Austin Anderson and sophomore shortstop Hunter Breon.

n Penn State’s Isaiah Harris was tabbed the Big Ten top men’s track athlete for his efforts recently at the conference championships.

n The Penn State men’s basketball team returns to the Gavitt Tipoff Games schedule and will play DePaul on Thursday, Nov. 15 at Wintrust Arena in Chicago.

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