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April 17, 2013

O-State freshman shuts out New Paltz


Freshman Benji Parkes threw a four-hitter and Thomas Hand hit an RBI single in the fifth inning as Oneonta State defeated visiting New Paltz, 1-0, in a SUNY Athletic Conference baseball game played through a steady rain Tuesday.

Parkes (2-2) struck out four in earning his first college shutout.

Matt Salvatore led off the Red Dragons' fifth with a single and went to second on a groundout by Nate Jones. Hand's single to center scored Salvatore.

O-State (10-18, 5-6) will travel to Cortland at 3 p.m. Friday.


O-State 19, New Paltz 8

Kiera McNally and Jillian Donodeo scored six and five goals, respectively, to lead host Oneonta State to a SUNY Athletic Conference victory.

The Red Dragons broke away from a 4-all tie by scoring five straight goals. McNally scored twice during the spurt, and Nicole Fioretti, Caroline Tully and Donodea each had one in helping O-State to a 9-4 lead.

Nicole Boylan scored just before halftime as O-State took a 10-5 lead into the break.

Chelsea Collins had four assists and Tully contributed two for the Red Dragons, who held a 39-15 advantage in shots. O-State also led in groundballs, 43-21.

O-State will host Geneseo at 1 p.m. Saturday.


Hartwick seeded third

Hartwick College earned the third seed for the Collegiate Water Polo Association Eastern Championships on April 26-28 at the University of Michigan.

The Hawks (28-11) will open the tournament at 6 p.m. April 26 against sixth-seeded Harvard or No. 11 Notre Dame College. If Hartwick wins, it will play at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Hartwick is in search of its first Eastern title since 2007. Hartwick also won Eastern titles in 2004 and 2006.

The top two seeds in the tournament are Western Division champion Indiana, which beat Hartwick, 12-11, Sunday to win the title, and Southern Division champion Princeton. Both teams will have byes along with Hartwick and the No. 4 seed Michigan.

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