Setting the Scene
What: Bucknell (23-10) at Penn State (16-25)
When: Wednesday, April 19 – 5 p.m. (DH)
Where: Beard Field (University Park, Pa.)
Live Audio: BucknellBison.com
Live Stats: Game 1 | Game 2
About the Bison
• Bucknell is 23-10 after sweeping a non-conference doubleheader at Robert Morris on Saturday. The Bison rolled to an 8-0 win in five innings in game one and then rallied for a 7-6 victory in game two.
• Meghan Kovac launched her fourth home run of the season in the Bison’s 8-0 win in game one. She leads the Patriot League with 33 RBIs. The junior needs six more to become Bucknell’s career leader in that category.
• Lauren Hadley (42) and Anna Gimmestad (41) rank first and second in hits in the Patriot League.
• Bucknell is 17-7 in non-conference games this season.
• The Bison lead the Patriot League in both batting average (.296) and ERA (2.12).
• Carolyn Wan has reached base in five straight games for the Bison.
Geffert Named Patriot League Rookie of the Week
• Raeanne Geffert was named the Patriot League Rookie of the Week after going 2-1 in three appearances in non-conference games this week. The freshman allowed 11 hits and just one earned run in 15.1 innings in the circle in games against Saint Francis and Robert Morris. In the first game against RMU, she tallied a three-hit 8-0 shutout in five innings and then allowed just one hit in the final 2.1 innings of game two to collect the win. For the week, Geffert faced 59 batters, allowed 11 hits, struck out nine, walked two, and recorded a 0.46 ERA.
Scouting Penn State
• Penn State is 16-25 after dropping four straight games to No. 25 Ohio State and Nebraska.
• The Nittany Lions have two wins over nationally-ranked opponents this season, beating then-No. 4 LSU and then-No. 25 Ohio State.
• Tori DuBois is batting .336 with five doubles and four home runs.
• Penn State leads the all-time series 28-6. The teams first played in 1986.
• The Nittany Lions have won eight straight games in the series.
• The Bison’s last win came in 2007.
• Bucknell resumes league play with a three-game series at Army West Point on Saturday and Sunday.