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April 20, 2013

Tigers sweep York College in softball

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Kelsey DeZalia went 2-for-3 with a double, two runs and two RBIs on Friday, leading SUNY Cobleskill to an 11-2 softball victory over visiting York College in the first game of a non-conference doubleheader.

The Fighting Tigers won the second game, 15-13, to complete the sweep and improve to 12-8 this season.

Cobleskill scored eight times in the third inning of the opener, helping Brianne Gray to the pitching victory. Gray struck out four and walked none and allowed two unearned runs in five innings.

Mattea Bagley contributed a triple, a single and two RBIs for Cobleskill, which received a double and three RBIs from Julia Lull in her 3-for-3 effort.

The Fighting Tigers jumped to a 9-1 lead in the second game before the Cardinals (3-18) rallied to take a 12-10 lead entering the bottom of the fourth inning. Cobleskill then struck for five runs and held on for the triumph.

Madeline DeMilio went 3-for-5 with four runs and two RBIs in the second game, which featured two doubles, a single and three RBIs from DeZaile.

Gray went the distance for the pitching victory to improve to 5-5 this season.

The Fighting Tigers will visit Cazenovia at 1 p.m. Saturday for a North Eastern Athletic Conference doubleheader.


NYU-Poly Invitational

Travis Deuel earned medalist honors with a 4-over-par 74 at the Van Cortland Park Golf Course, leading Cobleskill to a team victory at the New York University-Polytechnic Invitational.

Don Cervantes finished second with a 75 for the Fighting Tigers, who won the team title with 324 strokes - 41 better than runner-up NYU-Polytechnic.

Cobleskill will compete in the Palamountain Invitational at the Hiland Park Country Club on Saturday and Sunday.


Nazareth 17, Hartwick 4

Visiting Nazareth (7-6, 3-2) scored six times in the opening 5 minutes, 7 seconds en route to a road victory in the Empire 8 Conference.

Goalkeeper Steph Luce stopped 15 shots in just under 56 minutes for the Hawks (4-9, 1-4), whi received goals from Kia Ference, Kate Purcell, Meg Luce and Ally Naja.

Hartwick closes its home schedule at 1 p.m. Saturday against St. John Fisher. The Hawks will honor their senior class before the game.


O-State 6, Fisher 3

Michael Kennelly’s 6-4, 6-0 victory over Greg Duffy at first singles helped Oneonta State to a non-conference victory on the road.

Benjamin Leighton, Mackenzie Park and Adam Slifkin contributed singles wins for the Red Dragons (5-13), who won two of their three doubles matches against the Cardinals (3-10).

Oneonta visits The College of New Jersey at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.


CWPA Honor Roll

Hartwick junior Sami Capparelli earned a spot on the Collegiate Water Polo Association’s Western Division Player of the Week honor roll and freshman Michaela Davies made the Western Division Rookie of the Week honor roll, the Hawks announced Friday.

Capparelli scored nine goals in three games at the Western Divisional Championships last weekend and broke the Hartwick record for single-season goals.

Davies totaled 17 saves for Hartwick, which fell to 15th-ranked Indiana, 12-11, in the final.

Hartwick (28-11) is the third seed for the Eastern Championships, which run next weekend in Ann Arbor, Mich. Hartwick will play sixth-seeded Harvard or No. 11 Notre Dame at 6 p.m. next Friday.