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Winters Signs with Panthers

Victoria Mattarell signs her letter of intent to play at TC3

The TC3 softball program has signed its first recruit. Kassandra Winters has signed her NJCAA National Letter of Intent and plans to join the Panthers this fall.  A pitcher/infielder from Sayre Area High School in Pennsylvania, she plays her summer ball Southern Tier Smoke.

"Kassandra plays a little bit of everything but we're most excited to add her to our pitching staff," said TC3 Coach Paige Freeman. "When I first met with Kassandra and her mother I knew she would make a great fit for our program. I'm looking forward to seeing what she can do as a Panther."

Forehand Named All-MSAC

May 19. 2015

2015 All-MSAC

Tompkins Cortland Community College sophomore Ruthanne Forehand (Groton H.S./Groton) has been named to the Mid-State Athletic Conference all-conference softball team. Fifteen players were selected to the team. Voting was done by the coaches from the seven conference teams.

Forehand was TC3’s top pitcher and one of the team’s best hitters. She had five wins in the circle, including a one-hit shutout of Cayuga Community College on April 25. At the plate she hit .314 with a team-best three home runs. She drove in 21 runs, accounting for nearly 40% of the team’s RBI total, and her .529 slugging percentage was tops on the team.

It’s the 13th straight year TC3 has been represented on the all-conference team.

Panthers Ends Season on High Note

Sunday, May 03, 2015

TC3 softball

The 2015 season came to a close on a high note for the Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team Sunday. The Panthers swept a doubleheader from SUNY Delhi, winning by scores of 9-1 and 12-4. The Panthers end the year with a record of 5-17.

GAME 1: TC3 9, Delhi 1 (5 innings, run rule)
The Panthers wasted little time taking control of game one. In the bottom of the first inning, Genesis Suarez (Liberty H.S./Liberty) led off by drawing a walk and eventually came around to score on a two-out double by Ruthanne Forehand (Groton H.S./Groton). After Forehand kept Delhi off the board again in the top of the second, the Panthers blew it open in the bottom of the frame. A walk and five hits, including a two-run double by Caitlin Serowik (Marathon H.S./Marathon) and a three-run home run by Forehand, helped the Panthers plate six runs to lead 7-0 after two innings.

While Forehand was keeping the Delhi bats silent, the Panthers loaded the bases in the bottom of the third, but couldn’t add to the lead. The visiting Broncos finally broke through in the top of the fourth, taking advantage of a TC3 error to score once, but a nice unassisted double play by shortstop Kayleigh Hotchkin (Lansing H.S./Lansing) ended the threat with the score 7-1. Two more TC3 runs in the bottom of the fourth followed by a scoreless top of the fifth for Delhi made the final score 9-1 in favor of the Panthers.

Forehand earned the win, allowing just one unearned run while scattering five hits and striking out two. She also starred at the plate, going 3-for-3 with a double, a home run, and four RBI. Ciara Tallman (Cortland H.S./Cortland) went 2-for-3 with a double as six different Panthers recorded at least one base hit.

GAME 2: TC3 12, Delhi 4
The second game followed a similar pattern as the first as TC3 jumped ahead early. In the top of the first, the first four Panthers to come to bat reached bases, with Forehand driving in a pair of runs with a bases-loaded single to start the scoring. One out later Victoria Morse (Newark Valley H.S./Ithaca) plated two more as TC3 jumped out to an early lead. By the time the top half of the inning ended, TC3 had plated five runs. The Panthers gave one of those runs back in the bottom of the inning, committing three errors to help Delhi get on the board without recording a hit. The 5-1 score became 5-2 when the Broncos added a run in the second, but the fourth inning saw TC3 benefit from some sloppy play from Delhi by turning one walk and two errors into two runs to make the score 7-2 in the middle of the fourth inning.

In the fifth, Delhi scored twice to and had two runners on base, but Forehand came up big, inducing an infield pop-up and then striking out the final batter of the inning to hold the score at 7-4. In the sixth, Kailyn Andrews (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) laced a two-out double down the line and then scored on a single by Morse, making it 8-4. After Forehand turned in a 1-2-3 bottom of the inning, TC3 sealed the win with a four-run seventh inning, led by Seychelle DeChellis (Lansing H.S./Lansing) stroking a two-run double. A single Delhi run in the bottom of the seventh made the final 12-4. Suarez led the 11-hit attack by going 3-for-5. Andrews, DeChellis, and Morse each went 2-for-5, with Morse driving in four runs. Forehand earned the win in the circle, going all seven innings and allowing three earned runs and striking out four.

With the season over, the final season statistics show three Panthers finished the year with a batting average over .300. Andrews led the team in hitting at .338 followed by Rebecca Trexler (Altmar-Parish-Williamstown H.S./Parish) at .315 and Forehand at .314. Andrews led team with six of the team’s 15 doubles, and Forehand had three of the team’s four home runs. Forehand also was the team leader in runs batted in, finishing with 21 of the team’s 54 RBI. As a pitcher, Forehand earned all five of TC3’s wins, throwing 13 complete games among her 18 appearances.

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

2015 Season

Overall (5-17)
Region III (5-17)


Previous Seasons













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)
23 (vs. Mohawk Valley CC, 4/13/14)

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)
20 (at Hagerstown CC, 3/29/14)

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)
13 (at Hagerstown CC, 3/29/14)

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)
.493 Ruthanne Forehand (2014)

Highest Batting Average (Career-two seasons)

.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-two seasons)

.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)
14 Taylor Policay (2013-14)

Most RBIs (Game)

8 Meghan Orman (vs. SUNY Cobleskill, 4/17/04)
7 Taylor Policay (vs. Mohawk Valley CC, 4/13/14)
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)

19 Danielle O'Rourke (2009)
18 Colleen Bannon (2010)
18 Casey Morey (2014)

Most Walks (Career)

34 Colleen Bannon (2009-10)
33 Casey Morey (2013-14)
32 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)


National Championships

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

All-American Players

All-Region Players

All-MSAC Players

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 enters her second year at the helm of the TC3 softball program. 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 in 2014.

Contact:, 607-844-8222, Ext.4409

Highlights–2014 Women's Softball

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.

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