Myrtle Beach, SC
Penn State Schuylkill opened the 2017 season with victory over Alpena CC of Michigan, 8-3. After stuggling to mount an offensive attack, Schuylkill broke the game open with an 8-run top of the 5th inning. During the inning, Schuylkill's got hits Dominique Grasso, Joelle Moyer and a bases-clearing double from Erin Luckenbill.
Pitcher Cara Brennan held Alpena in check over the final 3 innings to pick up the win. Brennan went 7 innings giving up 3 earned runs and striking out 3.