Cutters Raise Over $7,700 For Williamsport Area Little League

The Williamsport Crosscutters 11th annual Hot Stove Banquet was held January 16 at the Genetti Hotel in downtown Williamsport.

The event featured Phillies manager Pete Mackanin, outfielder Roman Quinn and TV voice Tom McCarthy in addition to Cutters manager and former World Series MVP Pat Borders and Japanese baseball legend Tom O’Malley. The guests entertained attendees with stories, answered audience questions and signed autographs.

Quinn, reflecting on his time playing in Williamsport in 2012 said, “Just looking back on that year, it was a good time.  It was my first professional baseball experience and it was great.  Playing in front of the Williamsport fans was awesome.”

The night, presented in part by Pana Patriot Power, WRAK Radio and the Williamsport Sun-Gazette, was also highlighted by auctions that featured a wealth of sports memorabilia including a special Phillies VIP Game Experience, a Maikel Franco autographed bat, a NY Yankees VIP Game Experience and much more.

Another highlight of the event was the induction of Tony Visco into the Bowman Field Hall of Fame.   Visco, the owner and principal architect of Anthony H. Visco Architects has been part of virtually every renovation project at BB&T Ballpark since 1994.  Over the last 24 years, Visco and his crew have been involved in no less than 12 renovations covering literally dozens of different projects.

A portion of the proceeds from the evening were donated to the Williamsport Area Little League. At the conclusion of the festivities, they were presented with a check for $7,725

The Crosscutters 2017 home opener is scheduled for Tuesday, June 20 against the State College Spikes.  Season tickets, bonus books and mini-plans are now available by phone, online at crosscutters.com or in-person at BB&T Ballpark.

#6 Kentucky at Mississippi State

The 6th ranked Kentucky Wildcats visit the Mississippi Bulldogs in a SEC men’s hoops match up this evening. Coverage starts at 6:45 p.m., right here on ESPN Radio Williamsport.

Capitals at Penguins

 

The Pittsburgh Penguins play host to the Washington Capitals this evening at PPG Paints Arena. Coverage starts at 6:00 p.m. on ESPN Radio Williamsport, a proud member of the Penguins Radio Network.

76ers at Bucks

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Wildcats Weekly #22

Penn College athletes give back to the community

Being an athlete at the Pennsylvania College of Technology means more than hitting a ball or scoring a goal: It means giving back to the community and during the first semester Wildcats completed 1,648 community service hours, according to the college.

Wildcat athletes volunteered at 10 events, both on campus and in the Williamsport community, and helped raise $1,575 for various charitable organizations. Organized by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, all athletic programs participated in at least one event ranging from to walks to support Alzheimer’s Awareness and sexual assaults, marathons supporting the Salvation Army, cleaning up the Susquehanna River Walk and Logue Park to helping incoming students move-in, volunteering at Fire Tree Place, hosting a youth soccer clinic and participating in No-Shave November.

Last year, the department reached slightly more than 3,000 community service hours and is on pace to surpass that total by the end of the 2017 academic year.

Community service is an important initiative by both the North Eastern Athletic Conference and NCAA Division III.

In December, Thomas Ross, of Williamsport, a senior basketball captain, was selected as a nominee for the 2017 Allstate NABC Good Works Team. He was the only representative from the North Eastern Atlantic Conference and joins 180 men’s basketball players from around the country. The awards recognize a unique group of men’s and women’s college basketball student-athletes who stand out for their charitable achievements and community involvement.

In action over the past week, Penn College men’s and women’s basketball teams each went 2-2.

 

MEN’S BASKETBALL        

At Lancaster Bible College on Tuesday in the NEAC, Penn College lost, 70-54. Marquis Delgado, of Mansfield, led the Wildcats in scoring with 15 points.

On Thursday in the first of a six-game NEAC homestand, Penn College overcame an eight-point halftime deficit against Penn State Berks for an 84-82 win that assured the Wildcats of their first four-win season in three years. Five Penn College players scored in double figures, as Ben Sosa, of Loyalsock Township, led the way with 20 and Erik Eichinger, of Villanova, added 19. For one of the few times this season, the Wildcats outscored their opponent with points in the paint, 44-28, which proved decisive in the victory. Penn College also led in rebounds, 44-34.

Hosting Wilson College in conference action on Saturday, Sosa scored 24 points and had 10 rebounds as Penn College won its second straight, 73-67. The Wildcats outscored Wilson 42-24 in the paint as they won back-to-back games for the first time since Dec. 5 and 6, 2015. The five wins is the most in a season for the Penn College men since the 2010-11 season.

Squaring off at home against Gallaudet University Sunday afternoon, Penn College lost, 82-63, to drop to 5-9 overall and 3-6 in the NEAC. Eichinger led the Wildcats with 12 points. Penn College was outscored in the paint, 56-26.

In North Eastern Athletic Conference action this week: host Penn State Abington (4-8 overall, 3-4 NEAC through Sunday), 7 p.m. Wednesday; host St. Elizabeth (3-8, 2-5), 2 p.m. Saturday.

Last meeting vs. Penn State Abington: Lost on Dec. 4, 103-75. Thomas Ross scored 12 points.

Last meeting vs. St. Elizabeth: First meeting.

Statistically speaking through Sunday: Delgado was fifth in the NEAC with 3.9 assists per game; Jesse White, of Harrisburg, is seventh in the NEAC with 94 rebounds.

NEAC South Division standings through Sunday: Gallaudet University 9-0, Lancaster Bible College 6-2, Wilson College 4-5, Penn State Abington 3-4, Penn State Berks 3-5, Penn College 3-6, Bryn Athyn College 2-5, St. Elizabeth College 2-5.

 

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

After snapping a two-season, 22-game loss string last Sunday, Penn College returned to NEAC play on Tuesday at Lancaster Bible College and lost, 86-47. Alicia Ross, of Williamsport, led Penn College with 25 points and Jane Herman, of Greencastle, added 15 points. The Wildcats were outscored in the paint, 44-16.

At home on Thursday in conference action, the Wildcats lost, 64-48. Gwendolyn Lavelle, of Pocono Summit, led Penn College in scoring with 11 points.

In conference action on Saturday at home with Wilson College, Penn College won, 63-61, on a buzzer-beating basket by Ross. Ross finished the game with 26 points and 15 rebounds while Herman added 15 points.

With a 68-59 home win over Gallaudet University on Sunday, Penn College won consecutive games for the first time since the end of the 2014-15 season to go to 3-10 overall and 3-6 in the conference. Ross ripped the cords for 28 points, hiking her career total to 1,338, while Lavelle added 16 points and Herman 13 points and 10 rebounds.

In North Eastern Athletic Conference action this week: host Penn State Abington (6-6 overall, 4-3 NEAC through Sunday), 5 p.m. Wednesday; host St. Elizabeth (9-5, 7-2), noon Saturday.

Last meeting vs. Penn State Abington: Lost on Dec. 4, 75-47. Ross scored 23 points.

Last meeting vs. St. Elizabeth: Lost last Jan. 30, 85-66. Ross scored 24 points.

Statistically speaking through Sunday: Ross was tied for fifth in the NEAC with 2.9 steals per game, eighth in scoring average at 17.9 per game and 14th in rebounds with 90.

NEAC South Division standings through Sunday: Lancaster Bible College 8-0, Bryn Athyn College 6-1, St. Elizabeth College 7-2, Penn State Abington 4-3, Penn State Berks 3-5, Penn College 3-6, Gallaudet University 2-7, Wilson College 0-8.

 

WRESTLING

Returning to the mats for the first time in more than two months, the Wildcats went 0-3 at the Gettysburg College Duals on Saturday to drop to 0-7 on the season. At Gettysburg, they lost to Keystone College, 27-18; King’s College, 44-6; and Gettysburg College, 51-3. Leaders for Penn College were Tanner Leid, of New Holland, who went 2-1 on the day, winning twice while wrestling at 165 pounds and losing at 174, and Dylan Otis, of Towanda, at 285, who also went 2-1, winning twice by fall before losing the same way.

 

SCHEDULES/RECORDS/RESULTS

Men’s basketball

Overall record: 5-9

NEAC record: 3-6

Tuesday, Jan. 10 – at Lancaster Bible College (NEAC), L, 70-54

Thursday, Jan. 12 – host Penn State Berks (NEAC), W, 84-82

Saturday, Jan. 14 – host Wilson College (NEAC), W, 73-67

Sunday, Jan. 15 – host Gallaudet University (NEAC), L, 82-63

Wednesday, Jan. 18 – host Penn State Abington (NEAC), 7 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 21 – host St. Elizabeth (NEAC), 2 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 25 – host Bryn Athyn (NEAC), 7 p.m.

 

Women’s basketball

Overall record: 3-10

NEAC record: 3-6

Tuesday, Jan. 10 – at Lancaster Bible College (NEAC), L, 86-47

Thursday, Jan. 12 – host Penn State Berks (NEAC), L, 64-48

Saturday, Jan. 14 – host Wilson College (NEAC), W, 63-61

Sunday, Jan. 15 – host Gallaudet University (NEAC), W, 68-59

Wednesday, Jan. 18 – host Penn State Abington (NEAC), 5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 21 – host St. Elizabeth (NEAC), noon

Wednesday, Jan. 25 – host Bryn Athyn (NEAC), 5 p.m.

 

Wrestling

Overall record: 0-7

Saturday, Jan. 14 – at Gettysburg Duals, vs. Keystone College, L, 27-18; vs. King’s College, L, 44-6; vs. Gettysburg College, L, 51-3

Wednesday, Jan. 18 – at Centenary College, N.J., 7 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 27 – at York College, 7 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 29 – host Scranton University, noon

 

For more on Penn College athletics, visit: athletics.pct.edu

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