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TC3 Student-Athletes Receive National Academic Honors

July 9, 2014

Four Tompkins Cortland Community College student-athletes have been honored with a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Academic Student-Athlete Award. Taylor Policay (Lansing H.S./Ithaca), Kyle Shaw (Groton H.S./Groton), Sara Sinnigen (Dryden H.S./Dryden), and Hannah Wildenstein (Dryden H.S./Freeville) were each presented with the NJCAA Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement. The award, which was previously known as the NJCAA Academic All-American award, requires a minimum grade point average of 3.6. Only three percent of the nearly 60,000 student-athletes competing in the NJCAA this year received the designation.

Policay was a member of both the women’s basketball and softball teams. She completed her sport management degree in May, graduating with a GPA of 3.76. On the softball diamond she earned all-conference honors after a stellar freshman season that saw her blast nine home runs, including a TC3-record two in one playoff game. Over two seasons at TC3, she started 58 of 59 softball games, leading the team in slugging percentage during that time. On the basketball court she started 17 of 22 games, averaging more than three points and six rebounds per contest.

Shaw golfed for TC3, qualifying for the NJCAA national tournament in both his freshman and sophomore years. He was the team’s top scorer, and completed his academic work in business administration in May, graduating with a GPA of 3.61.

A captain on the women’s soccer team, Sinnigen was a two-time all-conference selection, an NJCAA all-region choice, and an NSCAA All-American for the Panthers. A liberal arts and sciences major, she completed her coursework with a GPA of 3.71.

Wildenstein, the lone first-year student among TC3’s honorees, was also a member of the women’s soccer team. She started 11 games and has a GPA of 3.70 in business administration.

TC3 Represented by Two on All-MSAC Team

June 5, 2014

Two Tompkins Cortland Community College softball players have been named to the Mid-State Athletic Conference all-conference softball team. Sophomore Angela Everhart (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) and freshman Kailyn Andrews (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) were among the 16 selected to the team. Voting was done by the coaches from the seven conference teams.

Everhart was one of TC3’s top offensive threats all season, leading the team with 25 RBI while batting .412, third best on the squad. She hit three home runs, tied for second most on the team, and had a slugging percentage of .562.

Andrews had TC3’s best on-base percentage at .562 and the second-best batting average at .475. She hit ten doubles and had a slugging percentage of .639, both the second best on the team.

It’s the eighth straight year TC3 has placed at least two players on the all-conference team.

TC3 Eliminated from Playoffs

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

TC3 softball

The Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team was eliminated from the NJCAA Region III playoffs Tuesday with an 8-3 loss to Corning Community College. The defeat in the first round of the playoffs ends TC3’s season with an overall record of 13-13. Corning, the region’s top-seed, advances to the Region III-A championship vs. Monroe Community College Friday. The championship series is hosted by TC3, and played at Cornell University.

The game opened with a scoreless first inning, but Corning took advantage of a TC3 error in the second to score two runs and take the early lead. The Panthers answered in the third, with Rebecca Trexler (Altmar-Parish-Williamstown H.S./Parish) opening the frame with a great at bat, working a ten-pitch walk after falling behind 0-2. After fielder’s choice produced an out, singles by Kaitlyn Edsall (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) and Karrie Snyder (Newfield H.S./Newfield) loaded the bases. A pop out produced the second out, but Ruthanne Forehand (Groton H.S./Groton) came through with a big hit, a single that scored two runs to tie the game.

The tie didn’t last long, as the first Corning batter in the bottom of the inning homered to make it 3-2. The Red Barons added three more runs, all unearned after another Panther error, to move ahead 6-2. Both teams threatened but didn’t score in the fourth and fifth, sending the game to the sixth still 6-2.

In the sixth, Trexler again sparked a rally, ripping a double with two-outs. Sara Ford (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) delivered the run, driving in Trexler with a single to cut the deficit to 6-3. But any chance the Panthers had for a rally left when another TC3 error in the bottom of the inning allowed two more unearned runs to score, making the score 8-3. A scoreless seventh made the score hold, ending the TC3 season short of the regional final for the first time since 2008.

Ford led the offense by going 2-for-3, while Snyder and Forehand each went 2-for-4. Ford and Forehand split time on the mound, with each allowing just a single earned run.

Roster–2014 Women's Softball

2014 Softball

No. Name Pos. Year Ht. Wt. High School/Hometown
2 Angela Everhart IF/C So. 5-5 Ithaca/Ithaca
3 Kaley O'Brien UTIL So. 5-4 Niskayuna/Niskayuna
5 Casey Morey IF So. 4-10 Owego Free Academy/Owego
8 Ruthanne Forehand P/OF Fr. 5-7 Groton/Groton
10 Karrie Snyder IF So. 5-3 Newfield/Newfield
13 Elizabeth Lawrence P/OF Fr. 5-4 Moravia/Moravia
14 Caitlyn Cuffe OF Fr. 5-4 Notre Dame Academy/Staten Island
16 Kailyn Andrews IF Fr. 5-5 Ithaca/Ithaca
17 Jena Baiguini IF/C So. 5-5 New York Mills/New York Mills
18 Kaitlyn Edsall OF So. 5-4 Whitney Point/Whitney Point
22 Alexandra Quarella OF Fr. 5-2 Groton/Groton
24 Sara Ford P/IF So. 5-6 Ithaca/Ithaca
30 Rebecca Trexler UTIL Fr. 5-4 Altmar-Parish-Williamstown/Parish
33 Taylor Policay C/IF So. 5-8 Lansing/Ithaca

Printable Roster

Statistics–Women's Softball

Women's Softball

2014 Season

Overall (13-13)
Region III (11-11)

Statistics

Previous Seasons

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

Records

Team Records

Most Wins (Season)

35 (2012)
35 (2009)
34 (2010)
34 (2011)

Most Consecutive Wins (Season)

19 (2011)
18 (2012)
17 (2010)

Best Winning Percentage (Season)

.875 (2012)
.810 (2011)
.773 (2010)

Most Runs Scored (Game)

28 (vs. SUNY Delhi, 4/13/07)
25 (at Morrisville State, 4/28/04)
25 (vs. Niagara County CC, 1993)

Most Runs Scored (Season)

383 (2012)
289 (2011)
288 (2010)

Best Runs-Per-Game Average

9.6 (2012)
9.1 (1993)
8.9 (1992)

Fewest Runs Allowed Per Game Average (Season)

2.0 (2012)
3.2 (2011)
3.3 (2009)

Biggest Margin of Victory (Game)

23 (at Morrisville State, 4/28/04)
21 (vs. SUNY Delhi, 4/13/07)
19 (at Finger Lakes CC, 4/16/09)
19 (vs. Wells College, 3/25/05)

Most Hits (Game)

26 (vs. SUNY Delhi, 4/13/07)
24 (at Elmira College JV, 4/26/02)
23 (at Finger Lakes CC, 4/16/09)

Most Hits (Season)

468 (2009)
466 (2012)
395 (2011)

Most Doubles (Game)

6 (vs. Niagara County CC, 4/16/12)
6 (at Northampton CC, 3/30/12)
6 (at Jefferson CC, 5/3/07)
6 (at Herkimer County CC, 5/5/06)

Most Doubles (Season)

104 (2012)
64 (2009)
64 (2011)

Most Triples (Game)

2 (over ten times)

Most Triples (Season)

16 (2009)
13 (2010)
12 (2007)

Most Home Runs (Game)

6 (at Corning CC, 4/10/12)
4 (at Broome CC, 4/21/11)
4 (at Onondaga CC, 5/5/07)

Most Home Runs (Season)

36 (2012)
34 (2011)
29 (2010)

Most RBIs (Game)

22 (at Morrisville State, 4/28/04)
22 (vs. SUNY Delhi, 4/13/07)
19 (at Broome CC, 4/21/11)
19 (at Finger Lakes CC, 4/16/09)

Most RBIs (Season)

341 (2012)
260 (2010)
258 (2011)

Most Stolen Bases (Game)

7 (at Niagara County CC, 4/10/09)
7 (vs. Wells College, 3/25/05)
7 (at Finger Lakes CC, 4/16/09)

Most Stolen Bases (Season)

70 (2009)
69 (2010)
53 (2006)

Most Walks (Game)

15 (vs. SUNY Canton, 4/13/03)
14 (vs. Columbus State CC, 3/24/05)
12 (at Niagara County CC, 4/7/13)

Most Walks (Season)

123 (2009)
115 (2008)
114 (2005)

Best ERA - Pitching (Season)

1.43 (2012)
1.88 (2005)
1.99 (2007)

Most Strikeouts - Pitching (Game)

17 (vs. Ridgewater CC, 5/17/12)
15 (at Niagara County CC, 4/10/11)
14 (at Niagara County CC, 4/10/09)
14 (vs. Indiana Tech University JV, 3/20/12)
14 (vs. Broome CC, 4/14/12)

Most Strikeouts - Pitching (Season)

329 (2012)
291 (2011)
268 (2009)

Most Shutouts - Pitching (Season)

15 (2012)
10 (2011)
9 (2008)

Best Fielding Percentage (Season)

.965 (2009)
.953 (2012)
.927 (2002)

Most Assists - Fielding (Season)

415 (2009)
350 (2006)
331 (2005)

Individual Records - Hitting

Highest Batting Average (Season)

.557 Colleen Bannon (2010)
.506 Laura Thomas (2002)
.489 Kristan Baker (2012)

Highest Batting Average (Career)

.474 Brooke Wierzbicki (2009-10)
.437 Colleen Bannon (2009-10)
.431 Tayler Fravel (2011-12)

Highest On-Base Percentage (Season)

.611 Colleen Bannon (2010)
.550 Samijo Scheer (2012)
.547 Laura Thomas (2002)

Highest On-Base Percentage (Career)

.516 Samijo Scheer (2011-12)
.500 Colleen Bannon (2009-10)
.492 Brooke Wierzbicki (2009-10)

Highest Slugging Percentage (Season)

.951 Colleen Bannon (2010)
.885 Kristan Baker (2012)
.835 Laura Thomas (2002)

Highest Slugging Percentage (Career)

.741 Colleen Bannon (2009-10)
.739 Brooke Wierzbicki (2009-10)
.705 Mackenzie Sherlock (2011-12)

Most Hits (Game)

5 Brooke Wierzbicki (at Finger Lakes CC, 4/16/09)
5 Alice Karpel (at SUNY Cobleskill, 4/16/05)
5 Jamie Sage (at Elmira College JV, 4/26/02)
5 Tiffany Horton (vs. SUNY Cobleskill, 4/20/02)

Most Hits (Season)

68 Colleen Bannon (2010)
67 Tayler Fravel (2012)
64 Kristan Baker (2012)

Most Hits (Career)

118 Colleen Bannon (2009-10)
118 Brooke Wierzbicki (2009-10)
83 Rose Dovi (2007-08)

Most Doubles (Game)

3 Colleen Bannon (vs. Jefferson CC, 4/29/10)
3 Erin Armstrong (at Herkimer County CC, 5/5/06)
3 Amber Wallace (vs. Centenary College, 3/26/03)

Most Doubles (Season)

22 Kristan Baker (2012)
15 Bethany Williamson (2007)
14 Brooke Wierzbicki (2009)
14 Brooke Wierzbicki (2010)

Most Doubles (Career)

28 Brooke Wierzbicki (2009-10)
25 Tayler Fravel (2011-12)
24 Samijo Scheer (2011-12)

Most Triples (Game)

2 Colleen Bannon (at Alfred State College, 4/26/09)
2 Jolene Phillips (at Genesee CC, 4/9/04)

Most Triples (Season)

5 Rose Dovi (2007)
5 Colleen Bannon (2009)
5 Vicki Mann (1995)

Most Triples (Career)

9 Colleen Bannon (2009-10)
8 Rose Dovi (2007-08)
7 Brooke Wierzbicki (2009-10)

Most Home Runs (Game)

2 Taylor Policay (at Onondaga CC, 5/4/13)
2 Taylor Policay (vs. Genesee CC, 4/28/13)
2 Mackenzie Sherlock (vs. Broome CC, 4/19/12)
2 Mackenzie Sherlock (at Corning CC, 4/10/12)
2 Samijo Scheer (vs. Calhoun CC (Ala.), 3/22/11)
2 Bethany Williamson (at Onondaga CC, 5/5/07)
2 Rose Dovi (at Onondaga CC, 5/5/07)
2 Tiffany Horton (vs. SUNY Cobleskill, 4/20/02)

Most Home Runs (Season)

10 Mackenzie Sherlock (2012)
10 Kristan Baker (2012)
9 Taylor Policay (2013)
9 Colleen Bannon (2010)

Most Home Runs (Career)

17 Mackenzie Sherlock (2011-12)
15 Colleen Bannon (2009-10)
10 Samijo Scheer (2011-12)
10 Kristan Baker (2012)

Most RBIs (Game)

8 Meghan Orman (vs. SUNY Cobleskill, 4/17/04)
6 Mackenzie Sherlock (at Corning CC, 4/10/12)
6 Samijo Scheer (at Northampton CC, 3/30/12)
6 Brooke Radley (at Broome CC, 4/21/11)
6 Niki Rieman (at Genesee CC, 5/4/08)

Most RBIs (Season)

61 Kristan Baker (2012)
49 Samijo Scheer (2012)
45 Mackenzie Sherlock (2012)

Most RBIs (Career)

79 Samijo Scheer (2011-12)
76 Mackenzie Sherlock (2011-12)
76 Brooke Wierzbicki (2009-10)

Most Runs Scored (Game)

4 Several times (-)

Most Runs Scored (Season)

59 Colleen Bannon (2010)
47 Colleen Bannon (2009)
45 Ashley Snyder (2011)

Most Runs Scored (Career)

106 Colleen Bannon (2009-10)
72 Heather Weber (2005-06)
61 Ashley Morey (2007-08)

Most Stolen Bases (Game)

5 Colleen Bannon (vs. Brookdale CC, 5/20/10)
4 Colleen Bannon (at Corning CC, 4/13/10)
3 Several times (-)

Most Stolen Bases (Season)

40 Colleen Bannon (2010)
23 Ashley Greenough (2009)
17 Tiffany Horton (2002)

Most Stolen Bases (Career)

55 Colleen Bannon (2009-10)
30 Heather Weber (2005-06)
23 Ashley Greenough (2009)

Most Walks (Game)

4 Stacy Skrivan (vs. Columbus State CC, 3/24/05)
3 Amber Harmon (at Niagara County CC, 4/21/07)
3 Casey Ebeling (at Corning CC, 4/19/07)
3 Laura Thomas (vs. SUNY Canton, 4/13/03)
3 Cassidy Rodman (at Elmira College JV, 4/26/02)

Most Walks (Season)

23 Danielle O'Rourke (2009)
20 Samijo Scheer (2011)
20 Colleen Bannon (2010)

Most Walks (Career)

37 Colleen Bannon (2009-10)
36 Danielle O'Rourke (2008-09)
33 Heather Weber (2005-06)

Most Consecutive Games with a Hit

25 Kristan Baker (2012)
21 Jolene Phillips (2005)
19 Rose Dovi (2007)
19 Tayler Fravel (2012)

Individual Records - Pitching

Most Wins (Season)

21 Alice Karpel (2005)
19 Ashley Snyder (2011)
18 Emilie Rogers (2012)

Most Wins (Career)

36 Alice Karpel (2004-05)
28 Niki Rieman (2007-08)
23 Mackenzie Sherlock (2011-12)

Best ERA (Season)

1.28 Alice Karpel (2004)
1.28 Niki Rieman (2008)
1.70 Alice Karpel (2005)

Best ERA (Career)

1.48 Niki Rieman (2007-08)
1.55 Alice Karpel (2004-05)
3.11 Laura Thomas (2002-03)

Most Strikeouts (Game)

17 Emilie Rogers (vs. Ridgewater CC, 4/17/12)
15 Ashley Snyder (at Niagara County CC, 4/10/11)
14 Lauren Dykeman (at Niagara County CC, 4/11/09)
14 Emilie Rogers (vs. Indiana Tech University JV, 3/30/12)

Most Strikeouts (Season)

209 Emilie Rogers (2012)
183 Alice Karpel (2005)
175 Ashley Snyder (2011)

Most Strikeouts (Career)

297 Alice Karpel (2004-05)
219 Niki Rieman (2007-08)
209 Emilie Rogers (2012)

Most Shutouts (Season)

8 Niki Rieman (2008)
6 Mackenzie Sherlock (2012)
6 Emilie Rogers (2012)
6 Ashley Snyder (2011)

Most Shutouts (Career)

12 Niki Rieman (2007-08)
9 Mackenzie Sherlock (2011-12)
6 Emilie Rogers (2012)
6 Alice Karpel (2004-05)
6 Ashley Snyder (2011)

Individual Records - Fielding

Best Fielding Percentage (Season)

1.000 Samijo Scheer (2012)
.995 Lauren Dykeman (2009)
.992 Danielle O'Rourke (2009)

Best Fielding Percentage (Career)

.984 Samijo Scheer (2011-12)
.979 Chelsea Houtenbrink (2011-12)
.968 Katie Birch (2002-03)

Most Assists (Season)

86 Alice Karpel (2005)
85 Amber Wallace (2003)
75 Amanda Christofferson (2006)

Most Assists (Career)

151 Alice Karpel (2004-05)
122 Amber Wallace (2003-04)
114 Ashley Dellefave (2004-05)

Most Put Outs (Season)

269 Tiffany Volkert (2006)
257 Katie Huston (2012)
244 Tiffany Volkert (2005)

Most Put Outs (Career)

513 Tiffany Volkert (2005-06)
452 Danielle O'Rourke (2008-09)
308 Chelsea Houtenbrink (2011-12)

Team Playoff Records

Most Runs Scored (Playoff Game)

14 (vs. Brookdale CC, 5/14/09)
13 (vs. Hudson Valley CC, 5/13/11)
12 (vs. Monroe CC, 5/11/12)

Most Hits (Playoff Game)

18 (vs. College of DuPage, 5/16/09)
18 (vs. Brookdale CC, 5/14/09)
17 (vs. Hudson Valley CC, 5/13/11)

Most Doubles (Playoff Game)

4 (vs. Ridgewater CC, 5/17/12)
4 (vs. College of DuPage, 5/16/09)
3 (vs. Gloucester County College, 5/20/11)
3 (vs. Genesee CC, 5/5/09)
3 (vs. Brookdale CC, 5/14/09)

Most Triples (Playoff Game)

2 (vs. Suffolk County CC, 5/20/10)
2 (vs. Monroe CC, 5/15/09)

Most Home Runs (Playoff Game)

3 (at Onondaga CC, 5/4/13)
3 (vs. Monroe CC, 5/11/12)
2 (vs. Genesee CC, 5/15/10)
2 (at Corning CC, 5/8/09)

Most RBIs (Playoff Game)

13 (vs. Hudson Valley CC, 5/13/11)
12 (vs. Monroe CC, 5/11/12)
11 (vs. Brookdale CC, 5/14/09)

Most Stolen Bases (Playoff Game)

5 (vs. Brookdale CC, 5/20/10)
2 (vs. Itasca CC, 5/17/12)
2 (vs. Gloucester County College, 5/20/11)
2 (vs. Herkimer County CC, 5/11/10)

Most Walks (Playoff Game)

6 (vs. Brookdale CC, 5/20/10)
4 (vs. College of DuPage, 5/16/09)
4 (vs. Westmoreland CC, 5/14/09)

Most Strikeouts - Pitching (Playoff Game)

17 (vs. Ridgewater College, 5/17/12)
13 (vs. Hudson Valley CC, 5/13/11)
12 (vs. Genesee CC, 5/15/10)

Individual Playoff Records

Most Hits (Playoff Game)

3, Several times (-)

Most Doubles (Playoff Game)

3, Kristan Baker (vs. Ridgewater CC, 5/17/12)
2, Brianna Sheppard (vs. Genesee CC, 5/5/09)

Most Triples (Playoff Game)

1, Several times (-)

Most Home Runs (Playoff Game)

2, Taylor Policay (at Onondaga CC, 5/4/13)

Most RBIs (Playoff Game)

4, Chelsea Houtenbrink (vs. Monroe CC, 5/11/12)
4, Samijo Scheer (vs. Hudson Valley CC, 5/13/11)
4, Colleen Bannon (vs. Brookdale CC, 5/14/09)

Most Runs Scored (Playoff Game)

3, Colleen Bannon (vs. Brookdale CC, 5/20/10)
3, Joelle Herrick (vs. Brookdale CC, 5/14/09)
3, Brooke Wierzbicki (vs. Brookdale CC, 5/14/09)

Most Stolen Bases (Playoff Game)

5, Colleen Bannon (vs. Brookdale CC, 5/20/10)

Most Walks (Playoff Game)

3, Samijo Scheer (vs. Ridgewater College, 5/19/11)
2, Janelle Boyd (vs. Brookdale CC, 5/20/10)
2, Brooke Wierzbicki (vs. Brookdale CC, 5/20/10)

Most Strikeouts (Playoff Game)

17, Emilie Rogers (vs. Ridgewater CC, 5/17/12)
13, Mackenzie Sherlock (vs. Hudson Valley CC, 5/13/11)
12, Janelle Boyd (vs. Genesee CC, 5/15/10)

Honors

National Championships
2009

NJCAA Playoff Appearances
2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

All-American Players
12

All-Region Players
30

All-MSAC Players
42

No Hitters
Tiffany Horton, Alice Karpel (2), Niki Rieman, Brittney Wilson, Lauren Dykeman (2), Ashley Snyder (2), Katrina Teeter, Mackenzie Sherlock, Kristan Baker, Emilie Rogers

          

Coaches–Women's Softball

Paige Freeman

Head Coach

Paige FreemanCoach Freeman takes leadership of the TC3 softball program for the 2013-14 academic year. She has been a part of the program since playing on the national championship season in 2009. As a freshman on that team, Freeman hit .384 with seven doubles and 22 RBI. As a sophomore she hit .305 with three homers and 21 RBI, and was named to the Region III All-Tournament team. She joined the coaching staff in 2011, helping guide the Panthers to regional titles and third-place finishes at nationals in both 2011 and 2012. She was promoted to Associate Head Coach for the 2013 season and named the Head Coach for 2014.

Contact: pef@tc3.edu, 607-844-8222, Ext.4409


David Stevenson

Assistant Coach

Dave StevensonTC3’s assistant athletic director and men’s basketball coach, Coach Stevenson served as the head softball coach for 2012-13. For 2013-14 he will remain with the softball program as an assistant, working with Coach Freeman to keep the Panthers among the elite. A former college baseball player, Coach Stevenson brings great knowledge and unparalleled passion for the game, and an unwavering commitment to helping get the best of student-athletes on and off the field.

Contact: dls@TC3.edu, 607-844-8222, Ext.4494


Brooke Radley

Assistant Coach

Brooke RadelyCoach Radley joins the staff for 2014. She played for the Panthers in 2010 and 2011, helping the team to consecutive Region III championships and national tournament appearances. She was named to both the all-conference and all-region teams as a catcher after a sophomore season that saw her hit six home runs and drive in 33. After TC3, she continued her playing career at Oswego State. Over two years, she started 48 games and played in 60, leading the Lakers to back-to-back SUNYAC Tournament appearances for the first time in program history.

Contact: athletics@TC3.edu


Highlights–2014 Women's Softball

TC3 Eliminated from Playoffs

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

TC3 softball

The Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team was eliminated from the NJCAA Region III playoffs Tuesday with an 8-3 loss to Corning Community College. The defeat in the first round of the playoffs ends TC3’s season with an overall record of 13-13. Corning, the region’s top-seed, advances to the Region III-A championship vs. Monroe Community College Friday. The championship series is hosted by TC3, and played at Cornell University.

The game opened with a scoreless first inning, but Corning took advantage of a TC3 error in the second to score two runs and take the early lead. The Panthers answered in the third, with Rebecca Trexler (Altmar-Parish-Williamstown H.S./Parish) opening the frame with a great at bat, working a ten-pitch walk after falling behind 0-2. After fielder’s choice produced an out, singles by Kaitlyn Edsall (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) and Karrie Snyder (Newfield H.S./Newfield) loaded the bases. A pop out produced the second out, but Ruthanne Forehand (Groton H.S./Groton) came through with a big hit, a single that scored two runs to tie the game.

The tie didn’t last long, as the first Corning batter in the bottom of the inning homered to make it 3-2. The Red Barons added three more runs, all unearned after another Panther error, to move ahead 6-2. Both teams threatened but didn’t score in the fourth and fifth, sending the game to the sixth still 6-2.

In the sixth, Trexler again sparked a rally, ripping a double with two-outs. Sara Ford (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) delivered the run, driving in Trexler with a single to cut the deficit to 6-3. But any chance the Panthers had for a rally left when another TC3 error in the bottom of the inning allowed two more unearned runs to score, making the score 8-3. A scoreless seventh made the score hold, ending the TC3 season short of the regional final for the first time since 2008.

Ford led the offense by going 2-for-3, while Snyder and Forehand each went 2-for-4. Ford and Forehand split time on the mound, with each allowing just a single earned run.


Panthers Sweep Way Into Playoffs

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Needing a pair of wins to qualify for the NJCAA Region III postseason, the Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team did just that, sweeping a doubleheader at SUNY Delhi. The wins, by scores of 11-1 and 9-7, put TC3’s record at 11-10 in Region III and 13-12 overall and earned the Panthers the #8 seed in the playoffs. TC3 will play at top-seeded Corning Community College Tuesday at 3 p.m.

The opening game saw Ruthanne Forehand (Groton H.S./Groton) dominate in the circle, keeping Delhi off the board until the bottom of the last inning. In the meantime, the Panthers offense scored twice in the second, a run in the fourth, and four runs in each the fifth and sixth. Forehand had a big game at the plate, too, going 3-for-3 with two doubles and three runs scored. Taylor Policay (Lansing H.S./Ithaca) went 4-for-4 with a double, and Kaitlyn Edsall (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) went 3-for-4 with four RBI. Angela Everhart (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) homered as part of a 2-for-4 effort.

In game two, Delhi got on the board early by taking advantage of some sloppy TC3 defense to score five runs in the first inning. TC3 answered with a run in the second and seven in the third to take the lead, 8-5. Delhi came back with two in the fifth, but TC3 managed an insurance run in the top of the seventh to make the final 9-7.

Forehand had another big game at the plate, going 3-for-4. Rebecca Trexler (Altmar-Parish-Williamstown H.S./Parish) and Kaley O’Brien (Niskayuna H.S./Niskayuna) each also went 3-for-4 with a double.


Panthers Sweep Way Into Playoffs

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Needing a pair of wins to qualify for the NJCAA Region III postseason, the Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team did just that, sweeping a doubleheader at SUNY Delhi. The wins, by scores of 11-1 and 9-7, put TC3’s record at 11-10 in Region III and 13-12 overall and earned the Panthers the #8 seed in the playoffs. TC3 will play at top-seeded Corning Community College Tuesday at 3 p.m.

The opening game saw Ruthanne Forehand (Groton H.S./Groton) dominate in the circle, keeping Delhi off the board until the bottom of the last inning. In the meantime, the Panthers offense scored twice in the second, a run in the fourth, and four runs in each the fifth and sixth. Forehand had a big game at the plate, too, going 3-for-3 with two doubles and three runs scored. Taylor Policay (Lansing H.S./Ithaca) went 4-for-4 with a double, and Kaitlyn Edsall (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) went 3-for-4 with four RBI. Angela Everhart (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) homered as part of a 2-for-4 effort.

In game two, Delhi got on the board early by taking advantage of some sloppy TC3 defense to score five runs in the first inning. TC3 answered with a run in the second and seven in the third to take the lead, 8-5. Delhi came back with two in the fifth, but TC3 managed an insurance run in the top of the seventh to make the final 9-7.

Forehand had another big game at the plate, going 3-for-4. Rebecca Trexler (Altmar-Parish-Williamstown H.S./Parish) and Kaley O’Brien (Niskayuna H.S./Niskayuna) each also went 3-for-4 with a double.


Panthers Split Two at Genesee

Saturday, May 03, 2014

TC3 Softball earned a split at Genesee Community College Saturday. Game one went to the Cougars 5-3, but the Panthers bounced back to take game two 4-3. TC3 is now 11-12 overall and 9-10 in Region III. The Panthers end the regular season Sunday at SUNY Delhi. It's likely the Panthers need two wins Sunday to make the Region III playoffs.


Panthers Split Two at Genesee

Saturday, May 03, 2014

TC3 Softball earned a split at Genesee Community College Saturday. Game one went to the Cougars 5-3, but the Panthers bounced back to take game two 4-3. TC3 is now 11-12 overall and 9-10 in Region III. The Panthers end the regular season Sunday at SUNY Delhi. It's likely the Panthers need two wins Sunday to make the Region III playoffs.


Canceled

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Thursday's doubleheader at Fulton-Montgomery Community College has been canceled due to the weather. With the regular season ending this weekend, these games will not be made up.


Canceled

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Yet another weather-related cancelation... TC3 vs. Erie Community College softball scheduled for Wednesday, April 30 has been canceled. The Panthers hope to play at Fulton-Montgomery Community College Thursday.


Canceled

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The doubleheader scheduled to be played at Finger Lakes Community College has been canceled due to the weather. With the regular season ending this weekend, the games will not be rescheduled.


Panthers Take Two from Columbia-Greene

Friday, April 25, 2014

TC3 softball

With just over a week left in the regular season, the Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team came into Friday’s home doubleheader with Columbia-Greene Community College looking for some momentum for the stretch drive. Two wins later, the Panthers hope that’s exactly what they have found. TC3 won by scores of 10-3 and 10-2 to improve to 8-9 in Region III and 10-11 overall. Columbia-Greene drops to 1-14 in region and 2-17 overall.

Just a day after Thursday’s disappointing split with Jefferson, the Panthers wasted little time putting that memory out of their minds. After each team scored in the first inning, TC3 plated four runs in the second, with Kailyn Andrews (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) delivering a two-out, two-run single. The visiting Twins scored three times in the third, but the Panthers secured the win with two in the fifth and three more in the sixth.

Ruthanne Forehand (Groton H.S./Groton) had a big game, earning the win in the circle and going 3-for-4 with two doubles at the plate. Kaitlyn Edsall (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) went 2-for-3 as part of TC3’s 10-hit attack.

Forehand again took the ball in game two, and again she delivered. She tossed the complete game, allowing just one earned run while scattering six hits. At the plate, TC3 had a balanced attack that featured seven different Panthers recording at least one hit and scoring at least one run. Angela Everhart (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) led the way with a 2-for-4 effort that included a homer, a double, and three RBI. Andrews also went 2-for-4, driving in two runs, and Taylor Policay (Lansing H.S./Ithaca) was 2-for-3 with a double. Karrie Snyder (Newfield H.S./Newfield) also collected a pair of hits, going 2-for-4 from the lead-off spot.

After taking the weekend off, TC3 starts the final week of the regular season by playing at Finger Lakes Community College Tuesday.


Panthers Take Two from Columbia-Greene

Friday, April 25, 2014

TC3 softball

With just over a week left in the regular season, the Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team came into Friday’s home doubleheader with Columbia-Greene Community College looking for some momentum for the stretch drive. Two wins later, the Panthers hope that’s exactly what they have found. TC3 won by scores of 10-3 and 10-2 to improve to 8-9 in Region III and 10-11 overall. Columbia-Greene drops to 1-14 in region and 2-17 overall.

Just a day after Thursday’s disappointing split with Jefferson, the Panthers wasted little time putting that memory out of their minds. After each team scored in the first inning, TC3 plated four runs in the second, with Kailyn Andrews (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) delivering a two-out, two-run single. The visiting Twins scored three times in the third, but the Panthers secured the win with two in the fifth and three more in the sixth.

Ruthanne Forehand (Groton H.S./Groton) had a big game, earning the win in the circle and going 3-for-4 with two doubles at the plate. Kaitlyn Edsall (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) went 2-for-3 as part of TC3’s 10-hit attack.

Forehand again took the ball in game two, and again she delivered. She tossed the complete game, allowing just one earned run while scattering six hits. At the plate, TC3 had a balanced attack that featured seven different Panthers recording at least one hit and scoring at least one run. Angela Everhart (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) led the way with a 2-for-4 effort that included a homer, a double, and three RBI. Andrews also went 2-for-4, driving in two runs, and Taylor Policay (Lansing H.S./Ithaca) was 2-for-3 with a double. Karrie Snyder (Newfield H.S./Newfield) also collected a pair of hits, going 2-for-4 from the lead-off spot.

After taking the weekend off, TC3 starts the final week of the regular season by playing at Finger Lakes Community College Tuesday.


Road Split for Panthers

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team split a road doubleheader Thursday at Jefferson Community College, winning 12-3 and losing 10-7. TC3 is now 8-11 overall and 6-9 in Region III. Jefferson is 13-6 and 9-6 in the region.

In the opener, TC3 used a four run second inning to take control, and a four-run fifth to end the game. Five different Panthers had multiple hits, with Ruthanne Forehand (Groton H.S./Groton) going 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI and Rebecca Trexler (Altmar-Parish-Williamstown H.S./Parish) going 2-for-3 with three RBI. Taylor Policay (Lansing H.S./Ithaca) belted a homer as part of a 2-for-2, two RBI effort. Forehand earned the win in the circle, going all five innings, allowing five hits and striking out three.

Game two saw Jefferson take a 4-1 lead after the first inning, but TC3 came back to take a 6-5 lead after three. The home-standing Cannoneers added two runs in the fourth and three in the fifth, while the Panthers could muster just a single run in the fifth, making the final 10-7. Kailyn Andrews (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) paced the TC3 offense by going 2-for-3 with three RBI. Forehand and Karrie Snyder (Newfield H.S./Newfield) each went 2-for-4 for the second straight game.

TC3 hosts Columbia-Greene Community College Friday at 3 p.m.


Road Split for Panthers

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team split a road doubleheader Thursday at Jefferson Community College, winning 12-3 and losing 10-7. TC3 is now 8-11 overall and 6-9 in Region III. Jefferson is 13-6 and 9-6 in the region.

In the opener, TC3 used a four run second inning to take control, and a four-run fifth to end the game. Five different Panthers had multiple hits, with Ruthanne Forehand (Groton H.S./Groton) going 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI and Rebecca Trexler (Altmar-Parish-Williamstown H.S./Parish) going 2-for-3 with three RBI. Taylor Policay (Lansing H.S./Ithaca) belted a homer as part of a 2-for-2, two RBI effort. Forehand earned the win in the circle, going all five innings, allowing five hits and striking out three.

Game two saw Jefferson take a 4-1 lead after the first inning, but TC3 came back to take a 6-5 lead after three. The home-standing Cannoneers added two runs in the fourth and three in the fifth, while the Panthers could muster just a single run in the fifth, making the final 10-7. Kailyn Andrews (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) paced the TC3 offense by going 2-for-3 with three RBI. Forehand and Karrie Snyder (Newfield H.S./Newfield) each went 2-for-4 for the second straight game.

TC3 hosts Columbia-Greene Community College Friday at 3 p.m.


PPD to 5/1

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

TC3's doubleheader at Fulton-Montgomery Community College has been postponed due to the weather. The make-up date is May 1.


Panthers Swept at Herkimer

Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team dropped ap air on the road Saturday, losing to nationally-ranked Herkimer County Community College 8-0 and 9-2. TC3 is now 7-9 overall and 5-8 in Region III. Herkimer is currently ranked #2 in the nation.

The Panther managed just four hits and trailed from the first inning on in the opening game, but in the second game the Panthers put together some offense midway through the game to tie the score at 2-2 in the fourth. The home-standing Generals answered by regaining the lead in the bottom of the fourth, scoring five times to secure the win.

Angela Everhart (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) had a good day at the plate, going a combined 3-for-5 over the two games. Casey Morey (Owego Free Academy/Owego) was the only other Panther with more than one hit, collecting a base-knock in each end of the doubleheader.

TC3 plays at Fulton-Montgomery Community College Tuesday.


Panthers Swept at Herkimer

Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team dropped ap air on the road Saturday, losing to nationally-ranked Herkimer County Community College 8-0 and 9-2. TC3 is now 7-9 overall and 5-8 in Region III. Herkimer is currently ranked #2 in the nation.

The Panther managed just four hits and trailed from the first inning on in the opening game, but in the second game the Panthers put together some offense midway through the game to tie the score at 2-2 in the fourth. The home-standing Generals answered by regaining the lead in the bottom of the fourth, scoring five times to secure the win.

Angela Everhart (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) had a good day at the plate, going a combined 3-for-5 over the two games. Casey Morey (Owego Free Academy/Owego) was the only other Panther with more than one hit, collecting a base-knock in each end of the doubleheader.

TC3 plays at Fulton-Montgomery Community College Tuesday.


Panthers Split Home Doubleheader

Thursday, April 17, 2014

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The Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team earned a doubleheader split with SUNY Broome Thursday, bouncing back from a 13-3 loss in the opener to win game two 10-3. TC3 is now 7-8 overall and 5-6 in Region III. Broome is 3-5 both overall and in region.

TC3 put itself in a hole early in game one, allowing three runs in the first inning as the result of a pair of walks and a home run. The Panthers scored a single run in the bottom of the inning, but Broome pushed the lead to 5-1 with a pair in the second. Broome added a run in the third, and TC3 scored twice in the bottom to make the score 6-3. The score remained unchanged until the Hornets plated a run in the sixth and then blew the game open with six runs in the seventh.

Game one was rough by almost all standards. TC3 managed just four hits while allowing 13 hits, walking 11 batters, hitting another batter, and committing six errors.

The second game went much better for the Panthers, but the start was still shaky. The visiting Hornets plated two runs in the top of the first, but the Panthers tied the score up in the bottom of the second. With pitcher Ruthanne Forehand (Groton H.S./Groton) keeping Broome stuck at two runs, the Panther offense put three runs up in the fourth to extend the lead to 5-2. A single Broome run in the fifth was answered with five runs for the Panthers in the sixth. A perfect seventh for Forehand made the final 10-3.

Kailyn Andrews (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) had a big game at the plate, going 3-for-3 with three doubles. Karrie Snyder (Newfield H.S./Newfield) went 3-for-4 with three RBI and Macey Morse (Fabius-Pompey H.S./Fabius) went 2-for-4. Kaley O’Brien (Niskayuna H.S./Niskayuna) and Forehand each had a double as part of the team’s 14-hit attack. Forehand earned the complete game victory in the circle, striking out four while allowing just one earned run.

TC3 plays at Herkimer County Community College Saturday

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Panthers Split Home Doubleheader

Thursday, April 17, 2014

TC3 softball

The Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team earned a doubleheader split with SUNY Broome Thursday, bouncing back from a 13-3 loss in the opener to win game two 10-3. TC3 is now 7-8 overall and 5-6 in Region III. Broome is 3-5 both overall and in region.

TC3 put itself in a hole early in game one, allowing three runs in the first inning as the result of a pair of walks and a home run. The Panthers scored a single run in the bottom of the inning, but Broome pushed the lead to 5-1 with a pair in the second. Broome added a run in the third, and TC3 scored twice in the bottom to make the score 6-3. The score remained unchanged until the Hornets plated a run in the sixth and then blew the game open with six runs in the seventh.

Game one was rough by almost all standards. TC3 managed just four hits while allowing 13 hits, walking 11 batters, hitting another batter, and committing six errors.

The second game went much better for the Panthers, but the start was still shaky. The visiting Hornets plated two runs in the top of the first, but the Panthers tied the score up in the bottom of the second. With pitcher Ruthanne Forehand (Groton H.S./Groton) keeping Broome stuck at two runs, the Panther offense put three runs up in the fourth to extend the lead to 5-2. A single Broome run in the fifth was answered with five runs for the Panthers in the sixth. A perfect seventh for Forehand made the final 10-3.

Kailyn Andrews (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) had a big game at the plate, going 3-for-3 with three doubles. Karrie Snyder (Newfield H.S./Newfield) went 3-for-4 with three RBI and Macey Morse (Fabius-Pompey H.S./Fabius) went 2-for-4. Kaley O’Brien (Niskayuna H.S./Niskayuna) and Forehand each had a double as part of the team’s 14-hit attack. Forehand earned the complete game victory in the circle, striking out four while allowing just one earned run.

TC3 plays at Herkimer County Community College Saturday

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Panthers Drop One at Corning

Monday, April 14, 2014

The TC3 softball team dropped a 10-5 decision at Corning Community College Monday. The Panthers led 2-0 early, but couldn’t hold off the Red Barons while falling to 6-7 overall and 4-5 in Region III. Corning is now 14-2 overall and 11-0 in region.

The second game of the scheduled doubleheader was stopped in the fourth inning when rains came.

TC3 is next scheduled to play Thursday at home vs. SUNY Broome.


Wild Day Ends with Two Wins for Panthers

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sunday was a day like no other for the Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team, as the Panthers swept Mohawk Valley Community College in wild fashion, coming from way behind in both games. The wins, by final scores of 16-15 and 18-10, improve TC3 to 6-6 overall and 4-4 in Region III play. Mohawk Valley is now 4-9 overall and 4-6 in region.

The day started quietly enough, with a scoreless first inning for both teams in game one. After that, the day was anything but quiet. Mohawk Valley put three on the board in the top of the second inning, but TC3 answered with four runs in the bottom of the third, with Sara Ford (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) starting it off with a solo home run. Mohawk Valley regained the lead with six runs in the top of the fourth, but TC3 erased the five-run deficit with six in the bottom of the frame to lead 10-9 heading into the fifth. In the fifth, the Hawks scored five runs, and when the Panthers plated two in the bottom of the frame, the Mohawk Valley lead stood at 14-12 heading into the sixth. After a rare scoreless inning, Mohawk Valley plated a run in the seventh to lead 15-12 with the Panthers coming up for the last time. In the bottom of the frame, TC3 rallied with four runs, with Kaley O’Brien (Niskayuna H.S./Niskayuna) delivering the game-winning RBI.

The Panthers collected 23 hits, tied for the third most in a game ever for a TC3 team. Ford and Angela Everhart (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) each went 4-for-5 and O’Brien and Casey Morey (Owego Free Academy/Owego) each went 3-for-4. Karrie Snyder (Newfield H.S./Newfield), Kailyn Andrews (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca), Macey Morse (Fabius-Pompey H.S./Fabius), and Kaitlyn Edsall (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) each had two hits, with Snyder, Andrews, and Morse counting a double among their hits. Ford added a double to her home run, helping to drive in three runs. She also earned the win on the mound, going all seven innings.

Game two was a hard one to believe, even for those that watched it live. Mohawk Valley opened the game by scoring 10 in the first inning, as Ford was knocked out of the game after allowing six runs and recording just one out. Elizabeth Lawrence (Moravia H.S./Moravia) came on in relief, eventually recording the final outs of a long half inning. In the bottom of the frame, the Panthers started to chip away, scoring three runs with the big hit coming in the form of a two-out, two-run double by Taylor Policay (Lansing H.S./Ithaca).

Lawrence set the Hawks down in order in the second, and seemed to settle in. The Panthers didn’t score in the second, but Lawrence again held the Hawks off the board in third, and in the bottom of the frame the home team rewarded her with a huge offensive outburst. Morey led off with a single, setting the stage for an eight-run inning that was highlighted by a grand slam from Policay, and RBI double from O’Brien, and a two-run double from Andrews that gave the Panthers the 11-10 lead.

In the top of the fourth, the Panthers started to flash the leather. With a runner on first and no outs, a Mohawk Valley batter lifted a blooper ball that looked to fall in between the infield and outfield, but Snyder, playing shortstop, made a fantastic play, diving away from the infield to snag the ball. She then whirled, and from her knees, rifled the ball to first to double off the runner that hadn’t made it back to the base yet. The inning ended with Policay making a great catch of a foul pop up, preserving the lead for the Lawrence and the Panthers.

In the bottom of the fourth, Policay added to the lead, lifted a high fly ball that cleared the left-center fence for her second home run and seventh RBI of the game. Later in the inning Snyder had a two-out, two-run single to make the score 14-10. Another 1-2-3 top of the inning that included two more great caches – this time from Everhart in left field and Andrews behind the plate – coupled with two more runs for the Panthers in the bottom of the frame made the score 16-10 after five. Everhart made two more great catches in left and Andrews threw out a would-be base stealer to keep the Hawks off the board in the sixth, setting the stage to end the game in the bottom of the inning. RBI singles from Andrews and Morse pushed the score to 18-10, ending the game due to the mercy rule.

Policay and Morse each ended the game with four hits, with Policay blasting two double and two homers and driving in seven. Andrews had three hits and four RBI, and Morey was 3-for-3 with a pair of walks. Lawrence earned the win, allowing only two hits and no runs over the final five innings.

TC3 heads back on the road Monday, playing at Corning Community College.


Wild Day Ends with Two Wins for Panthers

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sunday was a day like no other for the Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team, as the Panthers swept Mohawk Valley Community College in wild fashion, coming from way behind in both games. The wins, by final scores of 16-15 and 18-10, improve TC3 to 6-6 overall and 4-4 in Region III play. Mohawk Valley is now 4-9 overall and 4-6 in region.

The day started quietly enough, with a scoreless first inning for both teams in game one. After that, the day was anything but quiet. Mohawk Valley put three on the board in the top of the second inning, but TC3 answered with four runs in the bottom of the third, with Sara Ford (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) starting it off with a solo home run. Mohawk Valley regained the lead with six runs in the top of the fourth, but TC3 erased the five-run deficit with six in the bottom of the frame to lead 10-9 heading into the fifth. In the fifth, the Hawks scored five runs, and when the Panthers plated two in the bottom of the frame, the Mohawk Valley lead stood at 14-12 heading into the sixth. After a rare scoreless inning, Mohawk Valley plated a run in the seventh to lead 15-12 with the Panthers coming up for the last time. In the bottom of the frame, TC3 rallied with four runs, with Kaley O’Brien (Niskayuna H.S./Niskayuna) delivering the game-winning RBI.

The Panthers collected 23 hits, tied for the third most in a game ever for a TC3 team. Ford and Angela Everhart (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) each went 4-for-5 and O’Brien and Casey Morey (Owego Free Academy/Owego) each went 3-for-4. Karrie Snyder (Newfield H.S./Newfield), Kailyn Andrews (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca), Macey Morse (Fabius-Pompey H.S./Fabius), and Kaitlyn Edsall (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) each had two hits, with Snyder, Andrews, and Morse counting a double among their hits. Ford added a double to her home run, helping to drive in three runs. She also earned the win on the mound, going all seven innings.

Game two was a hard one to believe, even for those that watched it live. Mohawk Valley opened the game by scoring 10 in the first inning, as Ford was knocked out of the game after allowing six runs and recording just one out. Elizabeth Lawrence (Moravia H.S./Moravia) came on in relief, eventually recording the final outs of a long half inning. In the bottom of the frame, the Panthers started to chip away, scoring three runs with the big hit coming in the form of a two-out, two-run double by Taylor Policay (Lansing H.S./Ithaca).

Lawrence set the Hawks down in order in the second, and seemed to settle in. The Panthers didn’t score in the second, but Lawrence again held the Hawks off the board in third, and in the bottom of the frame the home team rewarded her with a huge offensive outburst. Morey led off with a single, setting the stage for an eight-run inning that was highlighted by a grand slam from Policay, and RBI double from O’Brien, and a two-run double from Andrews that gave the Panthers the 11-10 lead.

In the top of the fourth, the Panthers started to flash the leather. With a runner on first and no outs, a Mohawk Valley batter lifted a blooper ball that looked to fall in between the infield and outfield, but Snyder, playing shortstop, made a fantastic play, diving away from the infield to snag the ball. She then whirled, and from her knees, rifled the ball to first to double off the runner that hadn’t made it back to the base yet. The inning ended with Policay making a great catch of a foul pop up, preserving the lead for the Lawrence and the Panthers.

In the bottom of the fourth, Policay added to the lead, lifted a high fly ball that cleared the left-center fence for her second home run and seventh RBI of the game. Later in the inning Snyder had a two-out, two-run single to make the score 14-10. Another 1-2-3 top of the inning that included two more great caches – this time from Everhart in left field and Andrews behind the plate – coupled with two more runs for the Panthers in the bottom of the frame made the score 16-10 after five. Everhart made two more great catches in left and Andrews threw out a would-be base stealer to keep the Hawks off the board in the sixth, setting the stage to end the game in the bottom of the inning. RBI singles from Andrews and Morse pushed the score to 18-10, ending the game due to the mercy rule.

Policay and Morse each ended the game with four hits, with Policay blasting two double and two homers and driving in seven. Andrews had three hits and four RBI, and Morey was 3-for-3 with a pair of walks. Lawrence earned the win, allowing only two hits and no runs over the final five innings.

TC3 heads back on the road Monday, playing at Corning Community College.


Panthers Stuggle at Monroe

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Saturday was a rough day for the TC3 Panthers, getting swept at Monroe Community College 8-0 and 19-1. The losses drop TC3 to 4-6 overall and 2-4 in Region III. The team looks to bounce back Sunday at home vs. Mohawk Valley Community College.


Panthers Stuggle at Monroe

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Saturday was a rough day for the TC3 Panthers, getting swept at Monroe Community College 8-0 and 19-1. The losses drop TC3 to 4-6 overall and 2-4 in Region III. The team looks to bounce back Sunday at home vs. Mohawk Valley Community College.


Panthers Sweep Cayuga

Friday, April 11, 2014

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The Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team picked up a hard-fought doubleheader sweep of Cayuga Community College Friday, winning by scores of 11-5 and 6-5, with the second game going into extra innings. The wins even TC3’s record at 4-4 overall and 2-2 in Region III play. Cayuga falls to 0-4 both overall and in region.

The sun wasn’t shining on the Panthers when the day started – literally or figuratively. Game one started with rain falling and the home team falling behind 2-0 in the top of the first inning and 4-2 after two innings. The Panthers scored again in the third to make it 4-3, but Cayuga added a run in the top of the fifth to take a 5-3 lead. The bottom of the inning saw the Panthers finally put things together, scoring eight runs to take control at 11-5. The score held through the next two innings to give the Panthers the 11-5 decision.

Sara Ford (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) earned the win in relief, holding Cayuga to just one unearned runs in five and two-thirds innings of work. She struck out five while allowing four hits. Every starter had at least a hit, with Ruthanne Forehand (Groton H.S./Groton) going 3-for-4 and Karrie Snyder (Newfield H.S./Newfield) and Kailyn Andrews (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) each going 2-for-3 with a double. Angela Everhart (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) and Kaley O’Brien (Niskayuna H.S./Niskayuna) also had multiple-hit games as the Panthers pounded out 15 hits in game one.

The rain stopped for game two, but the Panthers again fell behind, allowing a run in the top of the first. This time the home tied the score in the bottom of the frame, and then added single runs in the second and third to lead 3-1. Cayuga got a run back in the fifth, but TC3 answered with two in the bottom of the frame to lead 5-2. The lead stood until one out in the seventh, when the Spartans rallied for three runs to tie the game. In the bottom of the seventh, Forehand opened with a single and made her way to third with one out, but was stranded there, sending the game to extra innings.

Using the international tie breaker in the eighth, each tam started their frame with a runner on second base. In the top of the inning, Ford shut Cayuga down in order, leaving the runner stranded on third. In the TC3 half, Andrews started the inning on second and moved to third on a fly out to start the inning. After a walk, Ford came to the plate with the chance to end the game. That’s exactly what happened, as she hit a groundball to third, and when the fielder threw to first, Andrews came home with the winning run.

Ford earned her second win of the day, throwing all eight innings of game two. He allowed three earned runs on ten hits and struck out four. Forehand had another strong game at the plate, going 2-for-3. Snyder had another double as part of a 2-for-4 effort, and Macey Morse (Fabius-Pompey H.S./Fabius) and Kaitlyn Edsall (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) each had two hits.

TC3 plays at Monroe Community College Saturday before returning home Sunday to host Mohawk Valley Community College.


Panthers Sweep Cayuga

Friday, April 11, 2014

TC3 softball

The Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team picked up a hard-fought doubleheader sweep of Cayuga Community College Friday, winning by scores of 11-5 and 6-5, with the second game going into extra innings. The wins even TC3’s record at 4-4 overall and 2-2 in Region III play. Cayuga falls to 0-4 both overall and in region.

The sun wasn’t shining on the Panthers when the day started – literally or figuratively. Game one started with rain falling and the home team falling behind 2-0 in the top of the first inning and 4-2 after two innings. The Panthers scored again in the third to make it 4-3, but Cayuga added a run in the top of the fifth to take a 5-3 lead. The bottom of the inning saw the Panthers finally put things together, scoring eight runs to take control at 11-5. The score held through the next two innings to give the Panthers the 11-5 decision.

Sara Ford (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) earned the win in relief, holding Cayuga to just one unearned runs in five and two-thirds innings of work. She struck out five while allowing four hits. Every starter had at least a hit, with Ruthanne Forehand (Groton H.S./Groton) going 3-for-4 and Karrie Snyder (Newfield H.S./Newfield) and Kailyn Andrews (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) each going 2-for-3 with a double. Angela Everhart (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) and Kaley O’Brien (Niskayuna H.S./Niskayuna) also had multiple-hit games as the Panthers pounded out 15 hits in game one.

The rain stopped for game two, but the Panthers again fell behind, allowing a run in the top of the first. This time the home tied the score in the bottom of the frame, and then added single runs in the second and third to lead 3-1. Cayuga got a run back in the fifth, but TC3 answered with two in the bottom of the frame to lead 5-2. The lead stood until one out in the seventh, when the Spartans rallied for three runs to tie the game. In the bottom of the seventh, Forehand opened with a single and made her way to third with one out, but was stranded there, sending the game to extra innings.

Using the international tie breaker in the eighth, each tam started their frame with a runner on second base. In the top of the inning, Ford shut Cayuga down in order, leaving the runner stranded on third. In the TC3 half, Andrews started the inning on second and moved to third on a fly out to start the inning. After a walk, Ford came to the plate with the chance to end the game. That’s exactly what happened, as she hit a groundball to third, and when the fielder threw to first, Andrews came home with the winning run.

Ford earned her second win of the day, throwing all eight innings of game two. He allowed three earned runs on ten hits and struck out four. Forehand had another strong game at the plate, going 2-for-3. Snyder had another double as part of a 2-for-4 effort, and Macey Morse (Fabius-Pompey H.S./Fabius) and Kaitlyn Edsall (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) each had two hits.

TC3 plays at Monroe Community College Saturday before returning home Sunday to host Mohawk Valley Community College.


Panthers Drop Regional Opener

Thursday, April 10, 2014

TC3 softball

After four straight rainouts, the Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team finally got on the field for its Region III opener, playing host to Onondaga Community College Thursday. The Panthers showed plenty of rust, struggling to contain the visitors while falling by scores of 14-5 and 18-7. TC3 is now 2-4 overall. Onondaga improves to 5-1 overall and in Region III.

The opener was a wild game, with each team showing offensive power early. Onondaga scored twice in the top of the first, but TC3 answered by taking advantage of two walks and an error to tie the game in the bottom of the frame. In the second inning it was Onondaga that benefitted from an error that extended an at bat; an at bat that eventually ended with a two-run home run. Trailing 4-2 in the bottom of the second, Ruthanne Forehand (Groton H.S./Groton) blasted her first home run of her career to tie the score at 4-4. In the top of third, the visitors again took advantage of a TC3 error, this time scoring three unearned runs to lead 7-4. A Karrie Snyder (Newfield H.S./Newfield) triple to open the bottom of the frame led to a run, making it 7-5 after three innings.

In the fourth, Onondaga scored two runs on no hits, drawing a pair of walks and moving the runners around with wild pitches, a stolen base, and pair of sac flies. Trailing 9-5, the Panthers seemed poised to cut into the lead in the bottom of the frame, but after loading the bases with no outs, TC3 was unable to push across any runs, leaving the score at 9-5 heading into the fifth. In the fifth, Onondaga plated five runs, and when the Panthers were held off the scoreboard in the bottom of the inning, the game ended with a score of 14-5.

The second game again saw the visiting team score in each inning. The Lazers scored three times in the first and a single time in the second. After a scoreless first, TC3’s Taylor Policay (Lansing H.S./Ithaca) lifted a three-run homer to right center to bring the Panthers within one at 4-3. It would be the closest the Panthers would get, as the top of the third saw Onondaga score eight run on five hits, three TC3 errors, and two walks. A single run for TC3 in the bottom of the inning made it 12-4. A three-run fourth made it 13-7, but Onondaga put the game out of reach with five runs in the fifth, making the final score 18-7.

On the day, Snyder, Policay, Macey Morse (Fabius-Pompey H.S./Fabius), Angela Everhart (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca), and Kaley O’Brien (Niskayuna H.S./Niskayuna) each had two hits.

After all the rainouts, TC3 is now in a stretch of five straight days with games scheduled. Next up for the Panthers is a home doubleheader with Cayuga Community College Friday at 3 p.m.


Panthers Drop Regional Opener

Thursday, April 10, 2014

TC3 softball

After four straight rainouts, the Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team finally got on the field for its Region III opener, playing host to Onondaga Community College Thursday. The Panthers showed plenty of rust, struggling to contain the visitors while falling by scores of 14-5 and 18-7. TC3 is now 2-4 overall. Onondaga improves to 5-1 overall and in Region III.

The opener was a wild game, with each team showing offensive power early. Onondaga scored twice in the top of the first, but TC3 answered by taking advantage of two walks and an error to tie the game in the bottom of the frame. In the second inning it was Onondaga that benefitted from an error that extended an at bat; an at bat that eventually ended with a two-run home run. Trailing 4-2 in the bottom of the second, Ruthanne Forehand (Groton H.S./Groton) blasted her first home run of her career to tie the score at 4-4. In the top of third, the visitors again took advantage of a TC3 error, this time scoring three unearned runs to lead 7-4. A Karrie Snyder (Newfield H.S./Newfield) triple to open the bottom of the frame led to a run, making it 7-5 after three innings.

In the fourth, Onondaga scored two runs on no hits, drawing a pair of walks and moving the runners around with wild pitches, a stolen base, and pair of sac flies. Trailing 9-5, the Panthers seemed poised to cut into the lead in the bottom of the frame, but after loading the bases with no outs, TC3 was unable to push across any runs, leaving the score at 9-5 heading into the fifth. In the fifth, Onondaga plated five runs, and when the Panthers were held off the scoreboard in the bottom of the inning, the game ended with a score of 14-5.

The second game again saw the visiting team score in each inning. The Lazers scored three times in the first and a single time in the second. After a scoreless first, TC3’s Taylor Policay (Lansing H.S./Ithaca) lifted a three-run homer to right center to bring the Panthers within one at 4-3. It would be the closest the Panthers would get, as the top of the third saw Onondaga score eight run on five hits, three TC3 errors, and two walks. A single run for TC3 in the bottom of the inning made it 12-4. A three-run fourth made it 13-7, but Onondaga put the game out of reach with five runs in the fifth, making the final score 18-7.

On the day, Snyder, Policay, Macey Morse (Fabius-Pompey H.S./Fabius), Angela Everhart (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca), and Kaley O’Brien (Niskayuna H.S./Niskayuna) each had two hits.

After all the rainouts, TC3 is now in a stretch of five straight days with games scheduled. Next up for the Panthers is a home doubleheader with Cayuga Community College Friday at 3 p.m.


PPD to 4/11

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Tuesday's home softball doubleheader with Cayuga Community College has been postponed due to field conditions. The games will be made up on Friday, April 11 at 3 p.m.


Canceled

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Sunday's doubleheader with Niagara County Community College has been canceled due to poor field conditions.


PPD to 4/25

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Saturday's doubleheader with Columbia-Greene Community College has been postponed due to poor weather and unplayable field conditions. No make-up date has been set yet.


PPD to 4/29

Thursday, April 03, 2014

The doubleheader with Finger Lakes Community College scheduled for Thursday, April 3 has been postponed due to field conditions. The games will be made up April 29 at Finger Lakes.


Canceled

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sunday's game against Corning Community College, scheduled to be played in Hagerstown, Md., has been canceled due to poor field conditions.


Panthers Split Games Against D-II Teams

Saturday, March 29, 2014

The Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team earned another split of games against Division II teams Saturday, beating Hagerstown Community College (Md.) 20-11 before falling to Mercyhurst North East (Penn.) 8-0. TC3 is now 2-2 on the year. Hagerstown is 5-9 while Mercyhurst, the #8-ranked D-II team in the country, is 15-2.

The offense erupted in the game vs. Hagerstown, with all nine starters recording at least one hit, one run scored, and on RBI. Ruthanne Forehand (Groton H.S./Groton) led the way by going 3-for-3 with two doubles and five runs batted in. Taylor Policay (Lansing H.S./Ithaca) blasted her first home run of the season as part of a 2-for-3 day, and Karrie Snyder (Newfield H.S./Newfield) tripled for her first extra-base hit of the year.

In the Mercyhurst game, the Panthers ran up against a powerful, well-balanced opponent. The Panthers managed just two hits against three different pitchers; singles by Kailyn Andrews (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) and Angela Everhart (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca). The two have now recorded a hit in all four games this year.

TC3 is scheduled to play Corning Community College in Hagerstown Sunday.


Panthers Split Games Against D-II Teams

Saturday, March 29, 2014

The Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team earned another split of games against Division II teams Saturday, beating Hagerstown Community College (Md.) 20-11 before falling to Mercyhurst North East (Penn.) 8-0. TC3 is now 2-2 on the year. Hagerstown is 5-9 while Mercyhurst, the #8-ranked D-II team in the country, is 15-2.

The offense erupted in the game vs. Hagerstown, with all nine starters recording at least one hit, one run scored, and on RBI. Ruthanne Forehand (Groton H.S./Groton) led the way by going 3-for-3 with two doubles and five runs batted in. Taylor Policay (Lansing H.S./Ithaca) blasted her first home run of the season as part of a 2-for-3 day, and Karrie Snyder (Newfield H.S./Newfield) tripled for her first extra-base hit of the year.

In the Mercyhurst game, the Panthers ran up against a powerful, well-balanced opponent. The Panthers managed just two hits against three different pitchers; singles by Kailyn Andrews (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) and Angela Everhart (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca). The two have now recorded a hit in all four games this year.

TC3 is scheduled to play Corning Community College in Hagerstown Sunday.


Panthers Open Season with Split

Friday, March 28, 2014

The TC3 softball team opened the 2014 with a doubleheader split Friday at Division II CCBC-Dundalk. The Panthers dropped he opener 6-4 before winning the nightcap 11-10 in nine innings. They were the first games of the year for TC3; Dundalk has now played 13 games this season.

The first game marked the first time this year the Panthers have been on a diamond, either in a game or practice. The team started slowly, trailing 4-0 after three innings. In the fourth, Angela Everhart (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) got the Panthers on the board with a two-run home run, but the home team answered with two runs in the fifth to lead 6-2. Despite rallies that produced runs in the sixth and seventh, TC3 ended on the wrong end of the 6-4 final.

Game two again saw Dundalk open the scoring, but this time TC3 responded quickly. After Dundalk sored a run in the bottom of the first, TC3 plated six runs in the second to lead 6-1. The Panthers pushed the lead to 7-1 with a score in the fifth, but Dundalk rallied with three runs in the sixth and three more in the seventh to force extra innings. Each team scored twice in the eighth, but the ninth saw TC3 score two and hold Dundalk to a single run, making the final 11-10 in nine innings.

Every Panther starter had a hit in the second game, including three each by Everhart and Taylor Policay (Lansing H.S./Ithaca). Kailyn Andrews (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) had two hits in game two, part of a five-hit day for the freshman.


Panthers Open Season with Split

Friday, March 28, 2014

The TC3 softball team opened the 2014 with a doubleheader split Friday at Division II CCBC-Dundalk. The Panthers dropped he opener 6-4 before winning the nightcap 11-10 in nine innings. They were the first games of the year for TC3; Dundalk has now played 13 games this season.

The first game marked the first time this year the Panthers have been on a diamond, either in a game or practice. The team started slowly, trailing 4-0 after three innings. In the fourth, Angela Everhart (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) got the Panthers on the board with a two-run home run, but the home team answered with two runs in the fifth to lead 6-2. Despite rallies that produced runs in the sixth and seventh, TC3 ended on the wrong end of the 6-4 final.

Game two again saw Dundalk open the scoring, but this time TC3 responded quickly. After Dundalk sored a run in the bottom of the first, TC3 plated six runs in the second to lead 6-1. The Panthers pushed the lead to 7-1 with a score in the fifth, but Dundalk rallied with three runs in the sixth and three more in the seventh to force extra innings. Each team scored twice in the eighth, but the ninth saw TC3 score two and hold Dundalk to a single run, making the final 11-10 in nine innings.

Every Panther starter had a hit in the second game, including three each by Everhart and Taylor Policay (Lansing H.S./Ithaca). Kailyn Andrews (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) had two hits in game two, part of a five-hit day for the freshman.


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2014 Women's Softball Schedule
Date/Time
Opponent/Location
Results
Fri 03/28
CCBC-Dundalk (Md.)
Baltimore, Md.
Fri 03/28
CCBC-Dundalk (Md.)
Baltimore, Md.
Sat 03/29
Hagerstown CC (Md.)
Williamsport, Md.
Sat 03/29
Mercyhurst North East (Penn.)
Williamsport, Md.
Sun 03/30
Canceled
Corning CC
Williamsport, Md.
Thu 04/03
Postponed
Finger Lakes CC
Home
Sat 04/05
Postponed
Columbia-Greene CC
Home
Sun 04/06
Canceled
Niagara County CC
Home
Tue 04/08
Postponed
Cayuga CC
Home
Thu 04/10
Onondaga CC
Home
Thu 04/10
Onondaga CC
Home
Fri 04/11
Cayuga CC
Home
Fri 04/11
Cayuga CC
Home
Sat 04/12
Monroe CC
Rochester
Sat 04/12
Monroe CC
Rochester
Sun 04/13
Mohawk Valley CC
Home
Sun 04/13
Mohawk Valley CC
Home
Mon 04/14
Corning CC
Corning
Thu 04/17
SUNY Broome
Home
Thu 04/17
SUNY Broome
Home
Sat 04/19
Herkimer College
Herkimer
Sat 04/19
Herkimer College
Herkimer
Tue 04/22
Postponed
Fulton-Montgomery CC
Johnstown
Thu 04/24
Jefferson CC
Watertown
Thu 04/24
Jefferson CC
Watertown
Fri 04/25
Columbia-Greene CC
Home
Fri 04/25
Columbia-Greene CC
Home
Tue 04/29
Canceled
Finger Lakes CC
Canandaigua
Wed 04/30
Canceled
Erie CC
Home
Thu 05/01
Canceled
Fulton-Montgomery CC
Johnstown
Sat 05/03
Genesee CC
Batavia
Sat 05/03
Genesee CC
Batavia
Sun 05/04
SUNY Delhi
Delhi
Sun 05/04
SUNY Delhi
Delhi
Tue 05/06
Corning CC
Corning

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