Softball, lacrosse teams celebrate seniors

Softball, lacrosse teams celebrate seniors

April 22, 2013

Skidmore’s softball team lost both ends of a home doubleheader Saturday, April 20, to Liberty League opponent St. Lawrence. The visiting Saints took the first game 8-5 and the second game 9-0.

Skidmore now sits at 9-25 overall and is 1-9 in conference play.

Seniors Carol Brown (Seattle, Wash.) and Julia Schwartz (Bryn Mawr, Pa.) were honored before the start of game one for their contributions to the softball program and concluded their afternoons with strong play in the field and at the plate. Brown was 1-6 combined with two RBI and a run scored, while Schwartz completed the doubleheader going 3-6 with a double and two RBI. Katie Peverada '14 (Hampden, Maine) was 2-3 overall with one walk and a run scored.

Skidmore returns to play at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, when it travels to Williamstown, Mass., for a doubleheader against Williams College.

The men's lacrosse team dropped both of its matches last week, losing Tuesday to 11th-ranked Middlebury College 12-5, before dropping a 16-6 Saturday matchup with third-ranked RIT.

Against Middlebury Kevin Mulvey '13 (Westfield, N.J.) scored a team-high three points on two goals and an assist, while Jon Hoeg '13 (Mount Sinai, N.Y.), Skye MacLeod '16 (Garden City, N.Y.), and Josh Berger '15 (Fort Wayne, Ind.) each netted one goal. Bryan Connolly '13 (Babylon, N.Y.) notched two assists in the loss. Against RIT the Thoroughbreds celebrated senior day as Mike Perlow '13 (Briarcliff, N.Y.) and J.P. Sullivan '13 (Floral Park, N.Y.) each had two goals, while Hoeg recorded one goal and one assist.

Skidmore will close out the regular season with a must-win against Liberty League opponent Union College at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 27, in Schenectady, N.Y.

The baseball team posted four wins in five contests this week.

The Thoroughbreds played one nine-inning game Tuesday against Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and won 11-5. Marco Baratta '16 (Tenafly, N.J.) was 2-4 with a double, three RBI and a run scored. Erik Watkins '14 (Sudbury, Mass.) was 3-5 with a pair of RBI and one run scored, while Matty Tatkow '13 (Sudbury, Mass.) was 2-3 with a double, an RBI, and two runs scored.  

Saturday the Thoroughbreds took both ends of a doubleheader from Vassar College as they won the first game 1-0 and took the second 3-0.

Skidmore's pitchers were nearly untouchable, as Jordan Keysor '13 (Cadyville, N.Y.) tossed a complete game shutout in the opening game of the series, allowing seven hits while striking out five. Max Martins '13 (Newton, Mass.) took the ball in the second game and was equally impressive as he too tossed a complete game shutout and allowed only three hits over nine innings.

The Thoroughbreds kept their momentum going as they defeated Vassar 6-0 in the opening game of Sunday's series before dropping a tight nightcap, 2-1.

Nick Petrella '15 (West Sayville, N.Y.) blanked the Brewers in the first game, tossing a complete game and scattering seven hits. At the plate, Tatkow was a combined 3-5 with two runs and a pair of RBI, while Jeff Spindell '14 (New Canaan, Conn.) went 1-4 with two runs and one RBI on the afternoon.

Skidmore will face SUNY Plattsburgh Tuesday, April 23, in Plattsburgh, N.Y.

The golf team hosted the Palamountain Invitational Saturday and Sunday, April 20-21, and placed third in the nine team field.

Anthony DiLisio '13 (Swampscott, Mass.) tied for second overall with scores of 78-71-149. Garrett Colgan '13 (Chestnut Hill, Mass.) finished in eighth place with 78-76-154, two strokes in front of Tim Manwaring '16 (Keene, N.H.), who tied for 11th place with 79-77-156. Makenzie Denver '16 (Manchester, N.H.) tied for 14th place in the 36-hole event.

Skidmore will close out the regular season Saturday and Sunday with the match-play Liberty League championships at the McGregor Links Country Club. On Saturday, The Thoroughbreds will face St. Lawrence, while Rensselaer plays Rochester. The winners play for the league championship on Sunday.  

The 19th-ranked women's tennis team won both of its matches Saturday as it defeated the University of Rochester 8-1 before dispatching Ithaca College 9-0.

The Thoroughbreds had a near-perfect day, losing only the number-six singles match against Rochester. Nataly Mendoza '13 (San Francisco, Calif.) won both of her number-one singles matches and partnered with Lee Ford '13 (Newton, Mass.) to win twice at number-one doubles. Alex Smith '15 (Beverly Hills, Calif.), Robyn Baird '14 (Potomac, Md.), Melissa Hirsch '15 (Alamo, Calif.), and Ford all went 2-0 in their respective singles matches.

The Thoroughbreds are back in action Saturday, April 27, against host Middlebury College.

The men's tennis team won its only match of the week, defeating the University of Rochester 6-3 Saturday, April 20, at home.

Jimmy Sherpa '14 (West Vancouver, B.C.) and Jonah Epstein '16 (East Amherst, N.Y.) won their first doubles match by a score of 8-3, while Miles Ransom '15 (Delray Beach, Fla.) and Gabe Steerman '14 (Philadelphia, Pa.) put away the number-three doubles match 8-3.

Sherpa also outplayed his opponent at number-one singles, winning 6-0, 6-4. Danny Knight '14 (Ponte Vedra, Fla.), Nick Tong '16 (Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.), and Epstein rounded out the wins for Skidmore in singles competition.

Men's tennis will host Middlebury College at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 23. ~ By Sean Farnsworth

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