Saturday, March 31, 2018

Baruch College Men's Tennis Downs Staten Island (7-2)

Recap courtesy of Baruch College
The men's tennis team recorded a 7-2 CUNYAC home win against the Dolphins from the College of Staten Island on Friday afternoon at the Alley Pond Tennis Center in Queens Village, New York.

The Bearcats won all three doubles and four of the six singles to grow their winning streak to five in a row.

Lewis Pena and Michael Dozortsev won at second doubles, 8-5.

Jaime Zurro, Marco Gobbato, Leonard Margolis and Dzortsev all had singles wins to help raise the team's CUNYAC record to 2-0.

For complete results, please click box score link at the top of this page.


Staten Island, NY | The College of Staten Island baseball squad put an end to their modest two-game losing skid, using an eight-run fifth inning to give them plenty of breathing room in a 12-7 winner over SUNY - Polytechnic in a single, nine-inning, contest played at Staten Island Technical High School.  The Dolphins leveled to 6-6 with the win, while the Wildcats fell to 5-6.

The fifth frame was where CSI did a host of damage but the Dolphins actually got out to a fast start as well, scoring two runs without the benefits of a hit in the game's first inning.  A would-be sac fly by Glenn Glennerster was dropped in the outfield, one of two Poly errors in the inning, scoring Jett Nouvertne, who earned on earlier in the inning when he was hit by a Drew Scharra pitch.  Soon after, a bases-jammed walk issued to Sean Becker chased home Anthony DiMarco, who was also walked in the frame.

From there, CSI pitcher Tom Musso was crisp, and after yielding a hit in the first, settled down

Sandorfi Records Five Assists in Win at Western Connecticut

Recap, photo courtesy of Farmingdale State
Danbury, Conn. - Farmingdale State sophomore attack AJ Sandorfi (Lynbrook, N.Y.) recorded six points, including a season-high five assists, in the Rams 12-6 non-conference win over Western Connecticut last night. The FSC men's lacrosse team improved to 5-4 overall, while the Colonials dropped to 3-4.

Junior attack Shane Clark (Oceanside, N.Y.) opened the scoring for Farmingdale State just 7:35 into the game off the feed from Sandorfi. The score remained 1-0 until FSC sophomore midfielder Dylan Fitzgerald (Farmingdale, N.Y.) set up freshman attack Connor Dalton (Hicksville, N.Y.) for a goal with 11 seconds left in the first quarter.

Leading 3-0 after junior midfielder Conor McAvoy (East Setauket, N.Y.) netted a goal early in the second, Western Connecticut sophomore attack Eric Caldwell (East Moriches, N.Y.) registered an unassisted score to cut the deficit to two. With only 17 seconds remaining in the half, Rams freshman midfielder John Feiner (Farmingdale, N.Y.) tallied his second goal of the season to regain a three-goal advantage, 4-1, heading into the break.

In the third quarter, FSC outscored the Colonials 4-1 as Sandorfi assisted on goals by McAvoy, Clark and Fitzgerald before scoring a goal of his own to extend the lead to six, 8-2.

After trading goals early in the fourth, the Colonials produced back-to-back scores only nine seconds apart to close within four, 10-6, with 9:44 left. Farmingdale State would answer with goals bysenior attack Jake Borresen (East Meadow, N.Y.) and senior defender Nick Capone (West Islip, N.Y.) to go up by six. The Rams would hold Western Connecticut to just one shot on goal the rest of the way as they earned the non-conference victory, 12-6.

Clark finished with three goals, including FSC's first man-down goal of the year, and a game-high four ground balls, while McAvoy and Dalton each scored twice.

For Western Connecticut, junior attack Robby Swensen (Danbury, Conn.) recorded a team-high two goals.


Staten Island, NY | The College of Staten Island swept the Golden Eagles of St. Joseph's College - Long Island this afternoon under a cloudy sky at the CSI Softball Complex. The Dolphins and Eagles battled in game one with the Dolphins earning a 1-0 win before dominating game two by a score of, 7-2.  The pair of wins gives the Dolphins their first back-to-back wins of the season, bumping their season record up to 3-7 while knocking the Golden Eagles down to, 4-6.

Game 1: Staten Island 1, St. Joseph's College - LI 0

The Golden Eagles scattered eight hits in the first game of the afternoon but were unable to capitalize on any of them, as they left 9 runners on the bases. The Dolphins only need four hits to secure the win, however, that run didn't come until the bottom of the sixth inning. Previous to that, St. Joseph's - LI threatened to score in the top of the fourth when they put two runners on with just one out. Trapani pitched well for the Dolphins and despite having just one out and two on, she locked in and struck out the final two batters of the inning to prevent the Golden Eagles from getting on the board. 

Antoinette Galbo started the Dolphins off in the bottom of the sixth with a single through the right side, setting the Dolphins up to score the go-ahead run. Vanessa Jioia stepped to the plate and laid down a sacrifice bunt which moved Galbo over to second base to put her in scoring position. Jamie Holmes moved Galbo over to third immediately after as Galbo waiting for the throw to first to make her move. With two outs on the board, Gabriele DeLeon came to the dish with one thing on her mind, and that was to bring in Galbo waiting at third. It wouldn't come easily to DeLeon as she battled through a 0-2 count and waited for her pitch until she got the one she wanted an sent it through the right side to score what would become the game-winning run. 

Trapani would keep the Golden Eagles off of the board once more to pick up her first win of the season. Trapani struck out eight while allowing eight hits in a complete game shutout. Patricia Riches finished the game, 2-for-3 while DeLeon went 1-for-2 with an RBI.

Game 2: Staten Island 7, St. Joseph's - LI 2

The Dolphins came into game two looking to bring out their bats after being held to just four hits in the previous game. Staten Island did just that, littering eight hits for seven runs while leaving just four runners on. Alison Meagher got the start in the circle and earned her second win of the season, striking out 9 in the process. 

The Golden Eagles refused to be shutout for the second game in a row and were first on the board, scoring a pair of runs in the top of the third after an infield error extended the inning. 

Staten Island would rebound nicely, taking the lead just an inning later with three runs of their own. Holmes led the Dolphins off with a strong double to right center, putting her in scoring position. Holmes would be moved over to third after DeLeon grounded out to the shortstop. Julianna Cretella dropped one in over the first baseman's head to bring home Holmes from third. Cretella wouldn't have to wait on base long as A. Meagher helped her own cause by hitting a two-run homer, her first of the season, off of the top of the scoreboard to give her team the lead for good. 

CSI added four more insurance runs in the next inning, increasing their lead to, 7-2. Riches' first two at-bats of this game saw her line drive go right into the gloves of the Golden Eagles.  Her third at-bat she made sure she didn't do that a third time and ripped a shot to the left field wall for a double. Riches would move over to third on a passed ball and would cross the dish when Galbo found a gap in left field and hit it for an RBI single. Jioia kept the hitting spree going, with a single to right field followed by a two-RBI double by Holmes. 

From there the Dolphins played defense going forward.  The Golden Eagles had a glimmer of hope in the top of the seventh when a two-out error allowed the inning to continue but by just one batter as the Dolphins secured their second straight win. 

Holmes played outstanding, going 3-for-3 with two runs and two RBI while both Cretella and A. Meagher tallied two RBI of their own. 

Meyerson Shines in Game 1 of Friday Double-Header

TROY, NY – The university of Rochester picked up a Liberty League win on Friday afternoon after splitting a double-header with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Senior pitcher Luke Meyerson (1-1) was the highlight of game one pitching a complete game (7.0 innings) in an 8-4 win.  This was the second career complete game for Meyerson after doing so in a victory over Brandeis in 2016.
After having a late lead in game two, RPI was able to work their way on top and take a lead in the top of the eighth. The Yellowjackets had a chance in the ninth but were unable to get one across to tie it up, giving the Engineers a 7-6 win.
In game one, UR took an early 1-0 lead when David Reith scored on a throwing error by RPI. That lead increased to 5-0 in the top of the second when Kyle Trombley walked, stole second and third then scored on a past ball. Aaron Craig, Aiden Finch and Steve Pickering also scored in the inning.
RPI got on the board in the bottom of the third on a Richard Drum RBI double, then a single by Noah Normyle scored Drum to make it 5-2 after three. Rochester put another on the board in the top of the fourth on a Corey Ziring RBI single that scored Jack Herman making it 6-2.  RPI plated another in the bottom of the fifth on a Normyle single that brought home Austin Lawrence. The Yellowjackets added runs in the sixth and seventh innings while RPI scored on an error in the bottom of the seventh, getting them within four runs before grounding into a double play to end the game. 
The Rochester offense was led by Herman with two hits, three RBI and a run scored on the day.  Pickering went 2-4 with two RBI and two runs scored. Ziring was 2-4 with and RBI while Craig had two hits, one RBI and two runs scored.
Ethann Meister and Lawrence led RPI with two hits each. Normyle and Drum also had two hits a piece with Normyle driving in two runs. J.T. Sawyer was 2-3 for the Engineers.
Meyerson picked up the win for Rochester, pitching 7.0 innings while giving up 10 hits and three earned runs and also striking out four. Brendan McNerney (2-2) started the game for RPI giving up four earned runs and striking out six.
Game two started out with UR going up 3-0 in the top of the first on a Herman double that scored two and a Drew Bankovich RBI single. Rochester plated another in the fourth before RPI got on the board in the bottom of the inning on a Michael Arboleda solo home run to make the score 4-1. Reith beat out a ground ball for an infield single in the top of the fourth scoring Trombley and making the score 5-1 in favor of Rochester. RPI was able to score two more in the bottom of the fourth to get within two runs. Criag scored for Rochester in the top half of the sixth to make the score 6-3.
Going into the eighth inning UR had a three run lead but was not able to hold it as RPI had a big four run inning to take the 7-6 lead. UR threatened in the ninth with two men on but struck out to end the game.
Reith was 3-4 for Rochester with an RBI and one run scored. Pickering also went 3-4 with a run batted in. Herman was 2-4 with two RBI and a run scored while Craig was 2-4 with two runs scored.
Arboleda led RPI going 4-4 in game two with two RBI and three runs scored. Normyle was 1-1 with an RBI and a run scored after a pinch-hit double.
Garrett Renslow went 6.0 innings on the mound for the Yellowjackets giving up two earned runs on seven hits with seven strikeouts. Christopher Palmiero pitched 5.2 innings for RPI giving up three earned runs on 10 hits with six strikeouts and zero walks. Nick Pacifico threw a scoreless 3.1 innings for the Engineers to pick up the win.

"Spring Sunrise" The Maine Windjammer Project

"Spring Sunrise" by Doug Mills
Spring sunrise at Buoy Park in Rockland, Maine.

Photos provided by Maine Windjammer Project
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Friday, March 30, 2018

"A Port Clyde Morning" The Maine Windjammer Project

"A Port Clyde Morning" by Doug Mills
A Port Clyde morning at the Marshall Point Light in Port Clyde Maine.

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Kean Holds Off Rams in Non-Conference Matchup

Tyler Schrimpf
Union, N.J. - The Farmingdale State baseball team traveled to Kean University this afternoon for a non-conference game against the Cougars are were defeated, 3-2. Kean improved to 9-12 on the year, while the Rams dropped to 10-4.
With two outs in the top of the fourth, junior shortstop Shawn Blasberg (Sound Beach, N.Y.) doubled down the right field line. In FSC's next at-bat, senior first baseman Christopher Reilly (Levittown, N.Y.) was retired on a fly out to left by junior pitcher Christopher Rossi (Branchburg, N.J.) to keep the game tied at 0-0.
In the bottom of the fifth, the Cougars took a 1-0 advantage on a one-out RBI single through the left side from sophomore left fielder Frank LoGiudice (Edison, N.J.). After a single in their next at-bat, freshman second baseman Conner DeForge (Bound Brook, N.J.) followed with an RBI sacrifice bunt to put the Cougars on top, 2-0. The third and final run of the inning came on a Matt Krupa (Mahwah, N.J.) RBI single to right field which sent Mike Fidanza (Staten Island, N.Y.) around to score.
Farmingdale State entered the top of the ninth trailing 3-0 and after Rossi retired the first two batters, senior Domenic Palumbo (Old Bethpage, N.Y.) walked and Blasberg reached base on a fielder's choice. In the next at-bat, a bases clearing 2 RBI triple to right by junior right fielder Joseph Roche (Westbury, N.Y.) cut the deficit to 3-2. Rossi struck out the next batter to end the threat and seal the 3-2 victory for Kean.
Junior left fielder Anthony Gigante (Bedford Hills, N.Y.) picked up a team-high two hits in three at-bats, while Roche was 1-for-1 with his 2 RBI triple in the ninth inning. The Rams used eight pitchers in the game but junior Tommy Digiorgi (Dix Hills, N.Y.) (1-2) took the loss after allowing three runs on four hits in 3.2 innings of work.
Kean was lead by Fidanza who was 2-for-3 at the plate with a double and run scored, while LoGuidice had two hits, a run scored and an RBI. Rossi (1-0) earned the win after throwing a complete game, allowing two runs on five hits.

Ithaca Controls Second Half to Drop UR 19-9

By John Ambroselli, University of Rochester Athletic Communications Intern

ROCHESTER, NY – The Rochester Women's Lacrosse team looked like they had a chance to pull off an upset over 17th ranked Ithaca in the first 30 minutes of play on Wednesday before the Bombers took control and outscored the Yellowjackets 13-3 in the second half for the 19-9 victory.
The first half was based around possession time and defense as both teams scored six goals to head into halftime all knotted up. Brigid Regan scored her second goal of the first half with 18:21 on the clock to give Rochester the 4-2 advantage.  Ithaca scored the next two with under ten minutes to play in the first to tie it at four. The teams traded goals over the final two minutes of the half to go into the break 6-6.
After a quick Rochester goal by Regan to open the second half, the UR offense stalled and Ithaca kicked it into high gear, scoring seven unanswered goals to take a commanding 13-7 lead. Rochester netted two in a row with just over 18 minutes to play, but Ithaca stormed right back with six straight goals to end the game and walk away with their second Liberty League win of the season.
Regan led Rochester in scoring, netting 3-4 shots. Madeline Mullholand added two goals and four draw controls while Madeline Levy also had two goals with an assist. Jamison Seabury scored one and assisted on two more. Seabury also had five draw controls to lead UR. Kendra Jones scored one goal for the Yellowjackets. Conley Ernst had eight saves in 47 minutes for Rochester.
Baily Herr had a big day for the Bombers with six goals and one assist.  Allie Panara added for goals and three assist while also controlling nine draws. Erin McGee chipped in with four goals for Ithaca while Jaqui Hallack added two goals. Molly Long picked up five ground balls.
The win moves Ithaca to 5-3 (2-0 Liberty League) while Rochester drops to 0-6 (0-3 Liberty League) on the season. UR will be back in action Saturday afternoon against St. Lawrence at 2 pm.