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Postseason Updates:

Aside from lacrosse earning a postseason spot, multiple other IUP squads will see upcoming postseason action. 

The tennis team will participate in the PSAC quarterfinals Tuesday against Mercyhurst. 

Following a 7-10 spring season which also saw three matches canceled, the Crimson Hawks will face the Lakers for a second time this month. IUP dropped a 4-3 contest April 10. 

An IUP victory would advance the Crimson Hawks to the conference semifinals starting May 3 in Bloomsburg.

The golf team will compete in the NCAA Atlantic/East Region Championships beginning Thursday, May 9 at the Totteridge Golf Club in Greensburg. The Crimson Hawks are the No. 2 seed of 10 in the Atlantic region. 

A top-three finish will automatically advance teams to the regional finals, which begin May 20 in Daniels, W.Va. However, up to seven teams from a region can advance to the finals based on last year’s medal play.

 

Baseball:

The IUP baseball team has played Slippery Rock in its last four games, winning both games of a doubleheader Saturday and splitting a doubleheader Monday. 

Saturday, Jeff Allen (senior, criminology) moved up the Crimson Hawks’ career strikeout leaderboard, whiffing 11 batters in six innings during Saturday’s second game, a 10-6 victory. 

Allen’s 219 career strikeouts sit third in program history and his 82 on the season is the fourth-best mark in an IUP season.

Both games featured early leads for Slippery Rock and quick comebacks from IUP. 

In Saturday’s first game, the Rock scored four runs in the opening pair of innings, but the Crimson Hawks scored four in the second and two in the third, eventually leading to a 10-8 victory. 

Monday’s opening game was even heading to the final frame, when Slippery Rock scored two runs to take a 4-2 victory. The second game saw IUP make the last-inning comeback, scoring three in the seventh to take a 6-5 win. 

The 15-26 Crimson Hawks will close their season with a four-game home-and-home series against Seton Hill Friday and Saturday.

 

Softball:

IUP softball ended its season on a high note, picking up a 4-0 victory Sunday in the second game of a doubleheader against Pitt-Johnstown (UPJ) following a pair of losses to Bloomsburg the day prior and a 4-3 loss in the first game against the Mountain Cats.

Brooklyn Kotula (sophomore, accounting) threw a complete-game shutout in the victory, one of eight complete games and three shutouts on her resume from the season. 

The game one loss officially eliminated the Crimson Hawks from postseason contention after seeing UPJ score four runs in the game’s final inning. 

The Saturday doubleheader against the Huskies saw 8-0 and 6-1 scorelines, with IUP never coming close in either game. 

The Crimson Hawks were limited to just one hit in the opening game and gave up three errors. 

IUP finishes its season with a 15-27-1 record (10-9 in the PSAC), good for fourth place in the PSAC Central.

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