Penn State Altoona athletics round-up April 17-22

Emily Strouse

Freshman softball pitcher Emily Strouse went 4-0 with two complete games, including one shutout, for the Lady Lions last week. The right-hander posted an ERA of 0.97 in five appearances in the circle during the week.  

Credit: Penn State


Penn State Altoona 4, Penn State Behrend 3

Penn State Behrend 21, Penn State Altoona 8

Frostburg State University 7, Penn State Altoona 5

Senior outfielder Jim Shomberg (Lansdale, PA/Methacton) batted .556 (5-for-9) for the Lions in three games last week, finishing with three RBI, two doubles, two walks, and two runs scored.

Men’s Golf

9th Place in the Gettysburg College Spring Invitational

Freshman Luke Hoffnagle (Spring Grove, PA/Spring Grove) led the Lions in their first event of the spring, the Gettysburg Spring Invitational on Tuesday, April 17, by shooting an 81 to tie for 20th place out of 79 golfers.

Men’s Tennis

Penn State Behrend 5, Penn State Altoona 0

The Lions were eliminated from postseason contention, as the team suffered a 5-0 loss to Penn State Behrend in the semifinal round of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Tournament on Saturday, April 21.


Penn State Altoona 4, Mount Aloysius College 2

Penn State Altoona 1, Mount Aloysius College 0

La Roche College 16, Penn State Altoona 9

Penn State Altoona 1, La Roche College 0

Penn State Altoona 7, Pitt-Bradford 2

Pitt-Bradford 1, Penn State Altoona 0

Penn State Altoona 9, D’Youville College 1

D’Youville College 5, Penn State Altoona 2

In five appearances in the circle for the Lady Lions last week, pitcher Emily Strouse (Beech Creek, PA/Central Mountain) posted a 4-0 record with two complete games – including her first career shutout – and a stingy 0.97 earned run average.

Penn State Altoona home games this week:

Tuesday, April 24

Men’s Tennis vs. Bethany College – 3:30 p.m. – Leopold Tennis Courts at Altoona Area H.S.

Wednesday, April 25

Softball vs. Franciscan University (doubleheader) – 3 p.m. – Stewart Athletic Field

Men’s Tennis vs. Waynesburg University – 4 p.m. – Leopold Tennis Courts at AAHS

Friday, April 27

Baseball vs. Juniata College (doubleheader) – 1 p.m. – Juniata Civic Baseball Field

*Please note: the start times, dates, and location of outdoor sporting events are subject to change based on weather and field conditions. Please check for any updates.