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DeMatteis Twins, Moniteau Grads, Earn PSAC West Softball Honors

ERIE, Pa. – Moniteau graduates and twins Kristina and Kennedy DeMatteis earned PSAC West honors this week with Kristina being named the PSAC West Player of the Week and Kennedy the PSAC West Pitcher of the Week after leading the Lady Knights to a 6-0 record with sweeps of Mercyhurst, Seton Hill and Slippery Rock.

(Photo courtesy of Gannon Athletics. On left is Kristina on right in Kennedy)

Kristina DeMatteis, a freshman, hit a walk-off RBI in the bottom of the seventh to break a scoreless tie and lead the Lady Knights to a 1-0 win against Mercyhurst last Monday. She also recorded a pair of sacrifice bunts in the 4-3 win against the Lakers in game two. DeMatteis smacked a solo home run, the first of her career, in the 10-4 win against Seton Hill last Friday. She went 2-for-4 with a double in the 8-2 victory against the Griffins in game two. In the 8-2 win against Slippery Rock on Sunday, DeMatteis crushed a three-run double to right center. The rookie is hitting .250 as Gannon’s starting third baseman.

Kennedy DeMatteis, a freshman, registered three wins in three appearances last week. She recorded 12 strikeouts and scattered 16 hits, allowing just five runs across 19 innings of work. In her first career at-bat against Slippery Rock on Sunday, DeMatteis busted a two-run home run to right center. The rookie posts a 2.38 ERA in 12 appearances in the circle, as a member of the pitching unit that has a PSAC-low 2.01 ERA. DeMatteis has logged five complete games and one shutout this season.

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