Meadville Tribune

March 19, 2014

COLLEGE UPDATE: DiBartolomeo leads Lakers to perfect finish at Salem

Meadville Tribune

MEADVILLE — The Mercyhurst University softball team is riding a six-game winning streak thanks in large part to the efforts of Saegertown graduate and 2012 Meadville Tribune Player of the Year Rachel DiBartolomeo.

The Lakers were a perfect 4-0 at the Salem International Tournament over the weekend.

On Sunday, DiBartolomeo was all the offense Mercyhurst needed in the nightcap against the University of Virginia Wise, driving home a run on an RBI double in the first inning during a 1-0 win. DiBartolomeo finished 2-for-3 in the game.

One day earlier, DiBartolomeo finished 3-for-9 with an RBI and two runs scored during a pair of games, both of which were wins for the Lakers.

DiBartolomeo, a freshman, has started 13 of 14 games for the Lakers. She is batting .268 with five runs, two doubles, two triples, three stolen bases and a team-best nine RBIs.

Mercyhurst is now 6-8 on the year after starting the season with eight straight losses.

Carter connecting for Waynesburg

It seems as though the deeper into the season Waynesburg’s baseball team gets, the better that Saegertown standout Luke Carter becomes at the plate.

Carter, starting at third base, helped his squad end a trip to Florida on a high note, as the Yellow Jackets beat New Jersey City University on Friday 9-4.

Carter, in his freshman campaign with the Jackets, began a huge rally in the bottom of the seventh when he laced a one-out double to the fence to get the offense rolling. Carter eventually scored during the frame and helped Waynesburg regain the lead in the contest and never look back.

Carter scored twice in the win.

Earlier in the week, Carter was clicking as he finished 3-for-4 at the dish during a  4-2 loss to Vassar. Carter doubled in the loss, and scored a run.

Williams snags a win

Former Conneaut Lake baseball standout Tylor Williams earned his first win of the season on the hill for Penn State Behrend.

Williams (1-1) pitched 52/3 innings, allowing just one run on five hits while striking out seven batters during a 7-2 win over Arcadia.

Proctor aiding Scots

Cochranton graduate Shelby Proctor is making an impression as a member of the Edinboro University softball team.

Proctor made seven starts for the Fighting Scots heading into play Monday. The catcher/outfielder is batting .250 with three RBIs, two runs scored and a double so far in her freshman season.

Majewski lands another honor

As if Edinboro guard and former General McLane standout Valerie Majewski’s season on the court couldn’t get any better, it did on March 13, when she was named to the 2013-14 Daktronics NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball All-Atlantic Region First Team.

In her first season with the Fighting Scots, Majewski has received a number of honors during the year, including being named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference West Athlete of the Year.

Majewski led the Fighting Scots to their third PSAC tournament title in four seasons, earning Most Valuable Player honors along the way.