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April 22, 2013

Oneonta High graduates hurt O-State in softball

The Daily Star

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Oneonta High graduate Erin Wolstenholme homered in back-to-back softball games Saturday, leading host Cortland State to a SUNY Athletic Conference sweep of Oneonta State.

Cortland hit five homers during the doubleheader, winning the first game in five innings, 12-0, and the second in six innings, 9-1. Both games ended via the eight-run rule.

Cortland (16-12, 9-3) scored six runs in the first inning and six more in the third during the opening game. Wolstenholme's three-run homer capped the scoring in the first inning.

Wolstenholme also hit a two-run double in the third. She finished 2-for-3 with five RBIs and two runs.

Stephanie Gaska and Jamie Whittam doubled for O-State (8-22, 4-12), which took a 1-0 lead in the second inning of the second game.

Whittam led off with another double, then moved to third on a bunt by Kalyn Deso. Stephanie Gaska then singled in Whittam for the early lead.

Cortland answered with four runs in the bottom frame, which included an RBI single by Wolstenholme.

Wolstenholme also homered in the fifth. She finished the second game 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs.

O-State also dropped a SUNYAC doubleheader at Oswego on Sunday. The Red Dragons fell, 10-2, in six innings before getting nipped, 7-6, in 12 innings.

Another OHS graduate, Katie Bredin, drove in the winning run with a fielder's choice in the second game.

Oneonta hosts a non-conference doubleheader against Alfred University on Tuesday.

Cobleskill goes 1-3

SUNY Cobleskill's eight-game winning streak ended Saturday with a pair of North Eastern Athletic Conference losses at Cazenovia, 2-1 and 9-1.

The Fighting Tigers took a 1-0 lead into the bottom of the fourth inning in the opener but committed two errors that led to two unearned runs. Losing pitcher Brianne Gray struck out three and walked one in a five-hitter.

In the second game, the Wildcats (4-22, 4-10) scored seven times in the fourth inning to snap a 1-all tie.

Madeline DeMilio went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI for Cobleskill, which split a NEAC doubleheader at Morrisville State on Sunday.

Cobleskill (13-11, 7-5) rebounded from an 8-3 loss in the opener with an 8-0 rout in the second game.

The Mustangs (5-15, 5-9) erased a 3-0 deficit with five runs in the fifth inning of the first game. Morrisville scored three more runs in the sixth for the final margin.

Tomi-Lee Springer had a hit and two RBIs for the Fighting Tigers, who received a two-hitter from Erin Wadsworth in the second game. Wadsworth struck out 12 and walked three in six innings.

DeMilio homered and finished with three hits, three runs and four RBIs for the Fighting Tigers, who received two hits and two RBIs from Kelsey DeZalia.

Cobleskill plays a non-conference doubleheader at Southern Vermont College on Tuesday.

Delhi wins four

SUNY Delhi swept road doubleheaders on Saturday and Sunday, beating Adirondack by scores of 15-1 and 16-1 on Saturday, then downing Fulton-Montgomery on Sunday by counts of 24-0 and 15-0.

Against Adirondack, Walton graduate Allie Forkey struck out five in a two-hitter and Margaretville graduate Sara Batka went 2-for-4 with a triple, a home run and six RBIs.

In the second game, Erica McNulty had five strikeouts in a one-hitter, and Kayle Edge-Santos went 3-for-4 with a homer, triple and seven RBIs.

On Sunday, Forkey (3-3) threw a two-hitter in the 24-0 victory. Abbey Osborn went 3-for-4, scored three runs and had two steals.

The second game saw McNulty (4-1) get the shutout. Bre Hotaling went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs, and Walton graduate Jackie Yambor went 3-for-4 with five RBIs.

Delhi (7-5) will host Columbia Greene on Tuesday.


O-State drops three

Zachary Badanes and three relievers combined on a three-hit shutout Sunday as the Cortland State baseball team clinched the SUNYAC's regular-season title with a 9-0 victory over visiting Oneonta State.

Badanes allowed three hits, walked none and struck out five in 6 2/3 innings for seventh-ranked Cortland (26-8, 12-3), which will host the double-elimination SUNYAC Tournament from May 3-5. Cortland has hosted the conference tournament every year since 1997.

Ryan McAlary got the final out of the seventh, George Jweid retired the side in order in the eighth, and Travis Laitar issued a leadoff walk in the ninth before a flyout and double-play grounder ended the game.

Mike McFerran (1-2) took the pitching loss for Oneonta, which gave up 17 hits.

On Saturday, Oneonta State lost both ends of a doubleheader at Cortland, following an 8-2 setback in the opener with a 7-2 loss in the second game.

Dylan Stamile went 3-for-4 with an RBI for Oneonta, which received two hits from Dean Haussel in the opener.

Chris Orlando and Haussel had two hits apiece for O-State (10-21, 5-9) in the second game.

Oneonta hosts a non-conference game against Ithaca on Tuesday.


Ithaca 15, Hartwick 5

Ithaca took a 9-0 lead into halftime en route to an Empire 8 Conference victory at home Saturday.

Mike Vaglica had three goals and one assist for the Hawks (5-7, 1-4), who received one goal apiece from Roy Simmons and Jake Cooper.

Hartwick goalie Carl Lengel stopped 15 shots against the Bombers (10-4, 4-1), who are ranked 20th in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association poll.

The Hawks visit sixth-ranked Stevens Institute of Technology on Wednesday.

Oswego 15, O-State 10

Daniel Stern scored five times Saturday, but Oneonta State lost a SUNYAC game on the road.

Devon Casey contributed two goals and one assist for the Red Dragons (3-10, 1-4), who faced a 10-5 deficit at halftime.

O-State ends its regular season at Brockport this Saturday.

Cazenovia 15, Cobleskill 8

Tom Faraone finished with three goals and an assist, but Cobleskill lost a North Eastern Athletic Conference road game Saturday.

Rob Neubert contributed two goals and two assists for the Fighting Tigers (2-8, 0-6), whose skid hit eight losses in a row.

The Wildcats (4-6, 2-3) forced 24 turnovers.

Cobleskill closes its season against visiting Wells College this Saturday.

Delhi splits

David Fernandes and James Massett scored two goals apiece Sunday, leading SUNY Delhi to a 10-8 victory over host Finger Lakes Community College in the Mountain Valley Conference.

Dan Caliendo's unassisted goal 1:31 into the fourth quarter gave the Broncos a 10-4 lead.

Delhi, which is ranked fifth in the NJCAA, finished the regular season with a program-best 11-3 record.

On Friday, Delhi lost a non-conference game, 11-9, to Dean College. Brendan Caoli scored three goals and Jordan Owen scored twice for the Broncos, who will host Finger Lakes at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the opening round of the Region III Tournament.


Geneseo 18, O-State 11

Kiera McNally scored three goals for Oneonta State, which dropped a SUNYAC game at home Saturday.

Nicole Boylan and Jillian Donodeo contributed two goals apiece for the Red Dragons (8-7, 3-4), who fell into a 13-4 hole at halftime.

Meredith Weber's six goals paced Geneseo (9-4, 3-3).

Oneonta will play its final home game of the regular season at 6 p.m. Tuesday against Scranton.

Fisher 20, Hartwick 3

Kia Ference had two goals and an assist for host Hartwick (4-10, 1-5), which lost an Empire 8 game Saturday to defending conference champion St. John Fisher (11-3, 5-1).

Emily Jweid also scored for the Hawks, who close their season at 13th-ranked Ithaca this Saturday.


Palamountain Invitational

James Partridge shot rounds of 74 and 72 to earn medalist honors and lead SUNY Delhi to the team title in the nine-team Palamountain Invitational on Saturday and Sunday at the par-72 Highland Park Golf Club in Skidmore.

The Broncos finished with 612 strokes to beat runner-up Farmingdale by one.

Partridge won the individual title by three strokes over Farmingdale's Adam Larkin.

Delhi's Greg Stavrou contributed rounds of 77 and 76, and Chris Braim followed an opening-round 80 with a 76 Sunday.

Dylan Walsh-MacGregor had rounds of 78-79 for the Broncos, who have won all three tournaments they've entered this spring.

Delhi will play in the NAIA AII Regional Tournament, which runs April 29-30 at Victoria Country Club in Texas.


Stevens 8, Hartwick 1

Peter Dumas earned his second singles victory of the season Sunday, but Hartwick dropped an Empire 8 match to visiting Stevens Institute of Technology (11-7, 5-0).

Dumas beat Tyler Tisdale, 2-6, 7-6 (4), 10-7, at first singles for the Hawks (0-7, 0-4).

The Hawks host a non-conference match against Oneonta State on Thursday.

TCNJ 9, O-State 0

Oneonta State's Michael Kennelly pushed Marc Nichols to a second-set tiebreaker at first singles before falling, 6-1, 7-6 (5) on Saturday, when the Red Dragons were swept by 13-0 The College of New Jersey in a non-conference match.

The Red Dragons (6-13) host Union College on Wednesday.

Delhi loses twice

Delhi fell, 6-3, on the road to Adirondack Community College on Saturday and lost, 9-0, at home to Nassau CC on Sunday.

Against Adirondack, Sean O'Connell and Derick Mara earned singles victories for Delhi, then teamed for doubles win.

The Broncos failed to win a set in their loss to Nassau.

Delhi (4-4) travels to Mohawk Valley today.


All-American Invite

Cobleskill's men finished with five New York State College Track Conference qualifying efforts and one program record during Saturday's All-American Invite at East Stroudsburg State University.

C.J. Sousis placed third in the 3,000-meter run in a program-record time of 9:06.26.

Namib Harris finished eighth in the triple jump, hitting an NYSCTC automatic qualifying mark at 43-0.5. The Fighting Tigers received NYSCTC provisional qualifying marks from Josh Miller (sixth in the 1,500, 4:13); T.J. Moade (800, 2:01.81); Taylor Drake (100, 11.98); and Justin Contestabile (110 hurdles, 17.59).

Cobleskill's women earned nine NYSCTC qualifiers and one Eastern College Athletic Conference mark in the non-scoring event.

Princess Joefield hit automatic qualifying times for both championship meets in the 100 hurdles, placing fourth in 15.68. She also had an NYSCTC automatic mark in the 400 hurdles, finishing fifth in 1:07.55.

The Fighting Tigers also got NYSCTC provisional qualifying efforts from Quashanda Barnes (high jump, 4-9.75 and 400 hurdles, 1:11.38); Arel Merceron (100 hurdles, 16.96); Rebecca Brower (discus, 95-2 and hammer throw, 104-5); and Stephanie Henzler (discus, 89-2 and hammer throw, 110-8).

Cobleskill will compete this Saturday in the Capital District Classic at Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute.