ERIE, Pa. – The Penn State Behrend softball team will open the season in Plant City, Florida this week to participate in the Sunkissed Games over spring break.
Schedule of Events
Sunday, March 3
Penn State Behrend vs. Aurora 10 a.m.
Penn State Behrend vs. Heidelberg 2:30 p.m.
Monday, March 4
Penn State Behrend vs. St. John Fisher 10 a.m.
Penn State Behrend vs. Hood 12:15 p.m.
Tuesday, March 5
Penn State Behrend vs. Illinois Col. 11 a.m.
Penn State Behrend vs. WPI 1:15 p.m.
Thursday, March 7
Penn State Behrend vs. Ohio Northern 1:15 p.m.
Penn State Behrend vs. Bluffton 3:30 p.m.
Friday, March 8
Penn State Behrend vs. Emerson 12:15 p.m.
Penn State Behrend vs. Saint Joseph's (Me.) 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 9
Penn State Behrend vs. Muskingum 10 a.m.
Penn State Behrend vs. Saint Benedict 12:15 p.m.
Penn State Behrend News & Notes
* The Lions were chosen to finish first in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) 2019 Preseason Coaches Poll
* Behrend ended the season last year with a 32-13 record overall finishing in second place in the AMCC falling to Mt. Aloysius in the AMCC Championship
* Ashley Gruber will be beginning her sixth season as head coach for the Lions
* Behrend will be returning 12 players and have six newcomers
* Returning for her senior year is 2018 AMCC Player of the Year AJ Nichols (Pittsburgh, PA/Shaler) who ended last season with a conference leading .82 ERA along with 19 wins and 129 strikeouts
* Along with Nichols, the Lions will be returning AMCC Newcomer of the Year Mackenzie McIntire (Stoneboro, PA/Lakeview) who tallied 38 RBI's, five home-runs, three triples, and six doubles on the season