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May 2, 2014

Red Dragons show no mercy in SUNYAC Tournament

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The Red Dragons will face Geneseo at 10:30 a.m. today at O-State. Geneseo fell, 4-3, to Brockport in Thursday’s opening round.

The tournament continues through Saturday. The SUNYAC Tournament champion will earn an automatic berth to the NCAA Division III Tournament.

Cobleskill to host NEAC

Top-seeded SUNY Cobleskill will host the North Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament today through Sunday.

The six-team double-elimination tournament begins at 2 p.m. today.

North Division champion Cobleskill will play at 11 a.m. Saturday against Penn State Abington (19-9, 15-5) or Keuka College (14-8, 14-4), which is led by Sidney graduate Danielle Gravel (8-3, 3.21 ERA).

South Division winner Penn State Berks (26-8, 18-2) will play Wilson College (14-12, 11-9) or SUNYIT (16-14, 14-4) in its first game at 9 a.m. Saturday.

The Fighting Tigers (18-8) had a 16-4 record against NEAC opponents under second-year coach Mike Jorgensen this season en route to their first North Division title in program history.

On Thursday, Cobleskill announced that four of its players earned All-NEAC honors in the North Division.

Sophomore catcher Madeline DeMilio joined senior second baseman Kelsey DeZalia and sophomore pitcher Erin Wadsworth on the First Team. Freshman outfielder Erika Gogis made the Second Team.

The NEAC Rookie of the Year in 2013, DeMilio led the NEAC in batting average (.516), on-base percentage (.546), hits (47), triples (eight) and slugging percentage (.901). She also had 10 doubles, three home runs, 34 runs and 19 RBIs and was successful in 10 out of 12 stolen base attempts. DeMilio also had a .990 fielding percentage and threw out a league-high 10 baserunners.

DeZalia’s third consecutive all-conference selection came after batting .353 this season. She also had an on-base percentage of .391 mark and a slugging percentage of .391. Her 30 hits included 13 doubles, three triples and a home run. DeZalia also had 22 runs, 20 RBIs and a fielding percentage of .965.

Right-hander Wadsworth finished the regular season with the best single season record in program history, going 12-3 overall with one save and a 2.18 ERA. Wadsworth had two shutouts and a no-hitter. She led the NEAC in strikeouts per game (10.30 per seven innings) as Wadsworth struck out 130 and walked 39.

Gogis batted .386 and had an on-base percentage of .491. She also scored 26 runs and drove in nine on 34 hits.

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