(Posted September 28, 2009)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- The Juniata College softball team will close out its fall practice schedule by hosting Penn State-Altoona and Mount Aloysius College in a round robin tournament, this Saturday, Oct. 3, at the West End Field.

Play begins at 8:00 a.m. with the Eagles facing Penn State-Altoona, followed by a game against Mount Aloysius at 10:00 a.m. Juniata will face Penn State-Altoona again at 2:00 p.m.

Juniata, which posted a 24-15 record last season on its way to berths in both the Landmark Conference ECAC South Region tournaments, returns six position starters and one pitcher from last year's squad. The Eagles return 11 letterwinners from a year ago, while losing just four to graduation.

Headlining the list of returnees is First team All-Landmark Conference outfielder Sarah Eckard (Hollidaysburg, Pa./Hollidaysburg), and Second team All-Landmark outfielder Rachel Nagy (Nazareth, Pa./Nazareth). The Eagles will also field Second team All-Landmark selections at second base in Caley McCool (Spring Mills, Pa./Penns Valley), and in the circle with pitcher Alyssa Erb (Hollidaysburg, Pa./Hollidaysburg).

A complete schedule for the Juniata Fall Tournament is below:

8:00 a.m. - Juniata vs. Penn State-Altoona
10:00 a.m. - Juniata vs. Mount Aloysius
12:00 p.m. - Mount Aloysius vs. Penn State-Altoona
2:00 p.m. - Juniata vs. Penn State-Altoona


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