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PSU Altoona has solid week

Penn State Altoona sophomore pitcher Casey Reese took Pitcher of the Week honors, while junior catcher Kristen Hewitt received Player of the Week recognition in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference.

Reese is a Penn Cambria graduate while Hewitt is a Glendale graduate.

Reese and Hewitt led the way for the Penn State Altoona softball team in its doubleheader at non-conference opponent Penn State Harrisburg. The Lions won game one 6-2, then tied 6-6 in game two.

Reese went 1-0 last week, appearing in both games of the doubleheader. The right-hander started and pitched a complete game for the win, going seven innings and limiting Harrisburg to just one earned run while striking out five. In game two, she tossed 1 1/3 innings in relief in a no decision.

Hewitt had a big day at the plate for the Lions. In game one, she went 2-for-4, and in game two, she was a perfect 4-for-4 with two runs scored, one double, one triple, and one run batted in. She posted a .750 on-base percentage and slugged 1.125.

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Penn State Altoona sophomore Andrew Ferguson was named the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference’s Golfer of the Week.

Ferguson is a Tyrone graduate.

Ferguson, in his first season with the Penn State Altoona men’s golf program, helped the Lions to a pair of wins in their first two events of the spring.

In a dual match victory at Penn State Berks, Ferguson carded an 87 to tie for sixth place out of 12 golfers. In a first-place finish for the team at the Behrend Invitational, he won the individual title out of 26 golfers by shooting 80. On the week, he averaged 83.5 in two rounds for the Lions.

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Penn State Altoona senior first baseman Catcher Cumming, an Altoona graduate, was named the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference’s Player of the Week in baseball.

Cumming had a big day for the Lions in the team’s doubleheader sweep of Medaille College.

In game one, he went 1-for-2 with two RBIs, two runs scored, and one double. In game two, Cumming was 3-for-5 with three home runs — including a grand slam — seven RBI, and three runs scored.

Cumming’s three home runs in the second game set a new school single-game record, representing the most homers hit in a game in program history. He posted a .556 on-base percentage, a 2.000 slugging percentage, and was perfect in the field with 15 putouts on 15 total chances.

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