Sports Roundup: Baseball, golf, volleyball all in action
Lions sweep Robert Morris, collect first wins of the season
The Penn State Greater Allegheny baseball team made light work of Robert Morris University on Saturday, sweeping the Colonials, 12-1 and 12-0. Freshman John Kobler (Pittsburgh/Shaler) led the offensive attack in game one, hitting a grand slam and driving in five runs. The Lions scored eight runs in the first two innings of the game. Junior Mike Jackson (Moon/Mercyhurst) dominated on the mound, allowing only one earned run while striking out seven in four innings of work.
In game two, Kobler went from a force at the plate to a force on the mound. He pitched four innings of no-hit ball and struck out seven to pick up his first collegiate win. Kobler also hit his second home run of the day and had two RBIs. Freshman Josh Chisholm (Greenville/Greenville) came on in relief in the fifth inning and preserved the no-hitter for the Lions. Freshman Josh Aldridge (Ruffsdale/Yough) had two RBIs and scored two runs for Greater Allegheny, which scored a run in every inning of the game.
With the wins, the Lions are 2-0 overall. The baseball team will travel to play CCAC-Boyce at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4.
Golf and volleyball seasons open this week
The Penn State Greater Allegheny Golf Team traveled Wednesday morning to Mystic Rock at Nemacolin Woodlands. The Penn State Greater Allegheny women’s volleyball team will open its season at home against Houghton College at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5.