Liberty League competition heats up

Liberty League competition heats up

April 16, 2013

Skidmore’s baseball team went 1-6 this past week as the Thoroughbreds lost both ends of a doubleheader to RIT on Tuesday, April 9, before playing a pair of doubleheaders against Liberty League foe University of Rochester on Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14.

On April 9, the Thoroughbreds lost the first game 4-1, before dropping the nightcap by the same score. Geoff Green '13 (Underhill, Vt.) went 2-5 in the series with a walk and one run scored, while Matty Tatkow '13 (Sudbury, Mass.) was 2-6. Skidmore saw two strong outings from its pitchers as Dan Brown '16 (Castleton, Vt.) surrendered only one run while scattering six hits in 6.1 innings pitched. Isaac Forman '14 (New York, N.Y.) allowed four runs (one earned) on nine hits in 6.2 innings of work.

On Saturday, the Thoroughbreds won the first game of the series 5-1 before the Yellowjackets bounced back, winning the second game 5-3. Nick Petrella '15 (West Sayville, N.Y.) pitched a gem in the opening game, allowing only one run to score in seven innings pitched. Max Martins '13 (Newton, Mass.) took the hill for the Thoroughbreds in the second game and allowed five runs (four earned) on seven hits in 6.1 innings.

Green had another strong outing at the plate, going a combined 2-7 with two walks, three RBI and a run scored. Jeb Clarke '16 (Bethel, Maine) went 1-2 with a run scored and two RBI. Alex Pavelock '14 (new Paltz, N.Y.) was 2-4 with a double and two runs scored, while Chris Lorenz '16 (Fair Haven, N.J.) was 1-2 on the day with a double and a pair of runs batted in.

On Sunday, Rochester swept Skidmore, as the Yellowjackets won the first game 4-0 and the second 6-0. Pavelock was 3-5 on the day, while Marco Baratta '16 (Tenafly, N.J.) was a combined 3-7. Green smacked two singles in seven plate appearances.

Skidmore, now 7-15 (4-10, Liberty League), returns to action at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, when the team hosts MCLA at Castle Diamond.

The softball team went 1-6 this past week as the Thoroughbreds drop to 9-23 overall and 1-7 in the Liberty League standings.

On Wednesday, April 10, Skidmore was swept by Middlebury College, dropping the first game 9-0 and the second game 8-0. The Thoroughbreds managed five hits total in both games with Cassie Fishkin '16 (New City, N.Y.) producing Skidmore's only hit in the nightcap.

On Saturday, Skidmore lost both ends of its doubleheader to the University of Rochester, 6-2 and 6-5. In the second game, Skidmore overcame a four-run deficit to tie the game at 5-5 heading into the seventh, but a Skidmore error allowed Rochester to plate the winning run, spoiling the Thoroughbred comeback in the process.

Julia Schwartz '13 (Bryn Mawr, Pa.) had a big day, going 2-5 with a double, a homerun, two RBI, a walk, and a run scored. Carol Brown '13 (Seattle, Wash.) was a combined 4-7 with four RBI, a walk and one run scored, while Katie Peverada '14 (Hampden, Maine) was 2-7 with one run scored.

On Sunday, the Thoroughbreds split with RIT as they won the first game 11-7 but dropped the second 9-1.

Katie Sorochka '14 (Jackson, N.J.) earned her eighth win of the season in the opening game as she allowed seven runs on 11 hits over 7.0 innings of work. The Thoroughbred offensive was firing on all cylinders in the first game, connecting for three home runs. Schwartz was 2-6 in the series with a home run, three RBI, one walk and a run scored. Sorochka was 1-5 with a home run, two RBI, one walk and three runs scored, while Mackenzie Whiting '16 (Ellington, Conn.) was 6-7 (5-5 in game one) with a home run, a double, two walks, five RBI and a pair of runs scored.

Skidmore will host St. Lawrence at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Wagner Park.

The Skidmore women's lacrosse team participated in three contests this past week, going 1-2 in the process to move its record to 2-9 overall (1-4, Liberty League).

The Thoroughbreds traveled to Hamilton College, Tuesday, April 9, and lost 16-7. Spencer Morgan '15 (Ridgewood, N.J.) and Robin Fetterolf '14 (Huntington, N.Y.) each netted two goals, while Brittney Dioneda '15 (St. Louis, Mo.), Anna Gubbins '15 (Dennis, Mass.) and Caroline Bowne '15 (Falmouth, Maine) each scored one goal.

The Thoroughbreds returned to action Friday, April 12, and lost to Vassar College 19-9.

Morgan scored a team-high three points on two goals and one assist, while Maggie Murphy '16 (Huntington, N.Y.) tallied two goals in the loss. Fetterolf and Bowne each registered two points on one goal and an assist.

On Saturday, April 13, the Thoroughbred offense exploded for a season-high 20 goals en route to their second win of the season, 20-8 against Bard College.

Eleven different players scored in the win with Lexi Melville '13 (Syosset, N.Y.) scoring a game-high five goals. Emma Harris '16 (Mountain Lakes, N.J.) and Morgan each netted four goals while Fetterolf had three. Peggy Healy '15 (Northborough, Mass.) recorded three assists on the afternoon.

Skidmore looks to build on the win Tuesday, April 16, when it travels to Amherst, Mass., for a 7:15 p.m. matchup with Amherst College. 

The men's golf team finished first of nine teams at the Manhattanville Spring Invitational April 13-14 in Middletown, Conn.

Skidmore shot a second-round 302 to finish with 601, one stroke in front of Williams College. St. Thomas Aquinas was third with 603, Adelphi fourth with 604, and RPI fifth with 605.

John McCarthy '13 (East Greenwich, R.I.) earned medalist honors for the Thoroughbreds with scores of 72-72 for a total of 151. Garrett Colgan '13 (Chestnut Hill, Mass.) tied for 10th place with a score of 151 total in the 36-hole event, while Makenzie Denver '16 (Manchester, N.H.) finished in 11th place.

The golf team hosts the Palamountain Invitational Saturday and Sunday, April 20-21, at the Highland Country Club.  

Men's lacrosse went a combined 0-2 last week to move its overall record to 4-8 (2-2 Liberty League).

On Wednesday, April 10, Skidmore saw its two-game win streak snapped when it lost to host Hamilton College 13-11. Jon Hoeg '13 (Mount Sinai, N.Y.) had a team-high four points on three goals and one assist. Mike Perlow '13 (Briarcliff, N.Y.) also contributed four points, scoring two goals and notching two assists. Kevin Mulvey '16 (Westfield, N.J.) recorded two goals, while Bryan Connolly '13 (Babylon, N.Y.) and Matt Ohara '15 (La Jolla, Calif.) each had a goal and an assist respectively.   

On Sunday, April 14, the Thoroughbreds lost to host Clarkson 15-8. Skidmore battled back from an early hole to tie the game late in the third quarter, but an 8-1 run over the final 15 minutes of action sealed the victory for Clarkson.

J.P. Sullivan '13 (Floral Park, N.Y.) notched three goals in the loss, while Perlow had a pair of goals. Matt Diaco '14 (Kinnelon, N.Y.) takes the loss in net for Skidmore after making 16 saves.

The Thoroughbreds host Middlebury at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at Wachenheim Field.

Men's tennis team went a combined 2-0 last week as it defeated Steven's Institute of Technology Friday, April 12, 6-3 before dispatching RPI 9-0 on Sunday, April 14. With the wins, Skidmore improves to 8-6 overall and currently sits atop the Liberty League standings with a 5-0 mark.

Against Stevens, Jonah Esptein '16 (East Amherst, N.Y.) combined with Nick Tong '16 (Rancho Pales Verdes, Calif.) to win their number-two doubles match 8-4. Gabe Steerman '14 (Philadelphia, Pa.) and Miles Ransom '15 (Delray Beach, Fla.) posted an 8-1 win in their third doubles match. Danny Knight '14 (Ponte Vedra, Fla.), Ransom, Epstein and Tong all won their respective singles matches as well. 

Against RPI, Skidmore posted its second shutout of the season. Jimmy Sherpa '14 (West Vancouver, B.C.) partnered with Knight to win at number-one singles 8-5. Tong and Epstein posted a win at second doubles while Steerman and Ransom were winners at third doubles. Skidmore swept the Engineers in all six singles matches.

The 28th-ranked Thoroughbreds return to action at noon Saturday, April 20, when they host the University of Rochester. ~ Sean Farnsworth

Tags: Athletics, Campus Life, Thoroughbred athletics, men's lacrosse, women's lacrosse, golf, softball, baseball, men's tennis
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