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Organizational Team Meeting September 2

The organizational meeting for the TC3 softball team will be held on Tuesday, Septemebr 2 at 4:30 p.m. in the BorgWarner Morse TEC Field House in the TC3 athletics facility. Anyone interested in playing softball for TC3 should plan to attend.

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–2012 Women's Softball

Karrie Snyder

10-Karrie Snyder

Position:
Year: Freshman
Height: 5-3
High School: Newfield
Hometown: Newfield
Major: Liberal Arts and Sciences-General Studies


Team Photo

No. Name Pos. Year Ht. Wt. High School/Hometown
4/8 Emilie Rogers So. 5-6 Elmira Free Academy/Elmira
1 Katie Ducharme So. 5-2 C.W. Baker/Syracuse
5 Kaitlyn Edsall Fr. 5-4 Whitney Point/Whitney Point
7 Emily Woodin So. 5-6 Candor/Candor
10 Karrie Snyder Fr. 5-3 Newfield/Newfield
11 Chelsea Houtenbrink So. 5-5 Waterloo/Waterloo
12 Katie Huston Fr. 5-6 Chenango Valley/Binghamton
14 Kaitlyn Massett Fr. 5-7 C.W. Baker/Syracuse
15 Mackenzie Sherlock So. 5-6 Paul V. Moore/Central Square
16 Ashley Boda Fr. 5-6 Ithaca/Ithaca
21 Samijo Scheer So. 5-7 Corning East/Corning
24 Molly Hitchcock Fr. 5-3 Elmira Free Academy/Elmira
25 Tayler Fravel So. 5-5 Sandy Creek/Sandy Creek
30 Kristan Baker Fr. 5-8 Dallas/Dallas, Penn.

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–2012 Women's Softball

TC3 Finishes Third in Nation
Boxscore

Saturday, May 19, 2012

For the second straight year, the Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team has finished third at the NJCAA Division III National Championship tournament. The Panthers lost 2-0 on Saturday to Anne Arundel Community College (Md.). TC3 ends the year with a record of 35-5. Anne Arundel lost 1-0 to Gloucester County College (N.J.) in the national championship game
 
The Panthers finished 2-2 at the national tournament. In both losses, TC3 struggled to score runs. Against Anne Arundel, was shutout for the first time since early in the 2011 season. The Panthers threatened in the third, with Mackenzie Sherlock (Paul V. Moore H.S./Central Square) leading off with a single and eventually working her way to third. She was left at third, the closest TC3 would come to crossing the plate.
 
TC3 pitcher Emilie Rogers (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) kept the Panthers in the game, working out of a two-runners-on-base jam in the third to keep it scoreless. In the fifth, Anne Arundel broke through, running together a trio of well placed hits to score twice. The 2-0 led held as neither team offered a serious threat the rest of the way.
 
Rogers allowed just five hits while striking out eight. TC3 was held to just two hits, with Katie Ducharme (C.W. Baker H.S./Syracuse) reaching safely with two outs in the sixth on a single. TC3 struck out eight times as the Panthers lost consecutive games for the first time this year.
 
Rogers, Katie Huston (Chenango Valley H.S./Binghamton), and Kristan Baker (Dallas H.S./Dallas, Penn.) were named to the all-tournament team representing the Panthers.


TC3's Bats Go Silent at Nationals
Boxscore

Friday, May 18, 2012

A rough day at the plate left the Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team on the down side of a 2-1 final with defending champion Gloucester County College (N.J.) at the NJCAA Division III National Championship tournament Friday. The loss leaves TC3 needing to win to stay alive. The Panthers will take on Anne Arundel Community College (Md.) Saturday at 1 p.m. The winner of that game will take on Gloucester, needing to win twice to capture the national title. TC3's record is now 35-4; Gloucester is 45-9.
 
While the Panthers struggled offensively, going hitless through the first four innings, Gloucester took advantage of a TC3 error to score twice in the second. After a nice grab by catcher Katie Huston (Chenango Valley H.S./Binghamton) on a foul pop recorded the first out of the inning, Gloucester's next hitter reached on an error. TC3 pitcher Emilie Rogers (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) struck out the next batter for the second out, but the next hitter hit a well placed ball that made it to the fence, scoring the run and leaving her on third. With two outs, the number-nine hitter beat out a bunt, driving in the second run of the game for a 2-0 Gloucester lead. Gloucester would threaten each inning the rest of the way, but Rogers kept them off the board and gave the Panthers a chance for a comeback.
 
The first sign of life for the offense came in the fifth, when Karrie Snyder (Newfield H.S./Newfield) opened the inning with a bunt single. Her teammates couldn't advance her, but in the sixth the Panthers finally put one across. Tayler Fravel (Sandy Creek H.S./Sandy Creek) lead off with a single, moved to second on a bunt, and an out later, Samijo Scheer (Corning East H.S./Corning) singled in the run to cut the score to 2-1. Unfortunately for the Panthers, it was the closest the team would get as TC3 was set down in order in the seventh.
 
Rogers pitched the complete game, allowing five hits while striking out four. It was just her second loss of the season, dropping her mark to 18-2.


Panthers Perfect Day One at Nationals
Game 1 Box
Game 2 Box

Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team enjoyed a perfect opening day at the NJCAA Division III National Championship tournament Thursday, beating Itasca Community College (Minn.), 4-2, in the opening game and then Ridgewater Community College (Minn.), 7-1, in the second round. TC3 advances to take on Gloucester County College (N.J.), the only other remaining undefeated team in the tournament, Friday at 5 p.m.
 
In the Itasca game, the Panthers were the first to score, plating a run in the third thanks to an Itasca error. After TC3 pitcher Mackenzie Sherlock (Paul V. Moore H.S./Central Square) worked around a leadoff triple in the bottom of the inning without allowing a run, TC3 tacked on two more runs in the fourth, again helped by an error. Kristan Baker (Dallas H.S./Dallas, Penn.) started the rally with a single, followed by Karrie Snyder (Newfield H.S./Newfield) reaching on an error that moved Baker to third. Snyder followed by stealing second base, and when the catcher's throw got away, Baker came in to score. Katie Huston (Chenango Valley H.S./Binghamton) followed with a double, scoring Snyder to make it 3-0.
 
In the fifth, Itasca cut into the lead with a pair of unearned runs, but Sherlock again came up big. With TC3 holding onto a 3-2 lead and Itasca having two runners in scoring position, Sherlock struck out the #3 hitter to end the inning. The Panthers added an insurance run in the sixth when Baker ripped a double, Samijo Scheer (Corning East H.S./Corning) singled her to third, and Huston drove her in with a sacrifice fly. Sherlock made the lead stand, not allowing another Itasca runner past first base the rest of the game.
 
Huston went 2-for-2 with a double and two RBI and Baker went 2-for-3 with a double. Sherlock earned the win, striking out four while allowing just four hits and no earned runs.
 
Against Ridgewater, Emilie Rogers (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) was the story. After issuing a walk that led to an unearned run in the first, she dominated the rest of the way. She finished the game with a new TC3 record with 17 strikeouts while scattering four hits. Offensively, after a Baker RBI double in the first, the Panthers opened up in the second inning. Back-to-back singles by Huston and Chelsea Houtenbrink (Waterloo H.S./Waterloo) set the plate, and Tayler Fravel (Sandy Creek H.S./Sandy Creek) cleaned up, drilling a three-run homer to make it 4-1. After an error, Baker delivered her second RBI double in the same number of innings, making it 5-1. The Panthers tacked on two more in the sixth, with Katie Ducharme (C.W. Baker H.S./Syracuse) driving in a run before Baker hit her third RBI double of the game to end the scoring at 7-1.
 
Baker and Houtenbrink each had three hits to pace the ten-hit attack. Fravel crossed the plate two times, giving her 60 runs scored this year, a new TC3 record. Ducharme and Houtenbrink also scored twice in the win.
 
TC3 is now 35-3 on the year.


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Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team enjoyed a perfect opening day at the NJCAA Division III National Championship tournament Thursday, beating Itasca Community College (Minn.), 4-2, in the opening game and then Ridgewater Community College (Minn.), 7-1, in the second round. TC3 advances to take on Gloucester County College (N.J.), the only other remaining undefeated team in the tournament, Friday at 5 p.m.
 
In the Itasca game, the Panthers were the first to score, plating a run in the third thanks to an Itasca error. After TC3 pitcher Mackenzie Sherlock (Paul V. Moore H.S./Central Square) worked around a leadoff triple in the bottom of the inning without allowing a run, TC3 tacked on two more runs in the fourth, again helped by an error. Kristan Baker (Dallas H.S./Dallas, Penn.) started the rally with a single, followed by Karrie Snyder (Newfield H.S./Newfield) reaching on an error that moved Baker to third. Snyder followed by stealing second base, and when the catcher's throw got away, Baker came in to score. Katie Huston (Chenango Valley H.S./Binghamton) followed with a double, scoring Snyder to make it 3-0.
 
In the fifth, Itasca cut into the lead with a pair of unearned runs, but Sherlock again came up big. With TC3 holding onto a 3-2 lead and Itasca having two runners in scoring position, Sherlock struck out the #3 hitter to end the inning. The Panthers added an insurance run in the sixth when Baker ripped a double, Samijo Scheer (Corning East H.S./Corning) singled her to third, and Huston drove her in with a sacrifice fly. Sherlock made the lead stand, not allowing another Itasca runner past first base the rest of the game.
 
Huston went 2-for-2 with a double and two RBI and Baker went 2-for-3 with a double. Sherlock earned the win, striking out four while allowing just four hits and no earned runs.
 
Against Ridgewater, Emilie Rogers (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) was the story. After issuing a walk that led to an unearned run in the first, she dominated the rest of the way. She finished the game with a new TC3 record with 17 strikeouts while scattering four hits. Offensively, after a Baker RBI double in the first, the Panthers opened up in the second inning. Back-to-back singles by Huston and Chelsea Houtenbrink (Waterloo H.S./Waterloo) set the plate, and Tayler Fravel (Sandy Creek H.S./Sandy Creek) cleaned up, drilling a three-run homer to make it 4-1. After an error, Baker delivered her second RBI double in the same number of innings, making it 5-1. The Panthers tacked on two more in the sixth, with Katie Ducharme (C.W. Baker H.S./Syracuse) driving in a run before Baker hit her third RBI double of the game to end the scoring at 7-1.
 
Baker and Houtenbrink each had three hits to pace the ten-hit attack. Fravel crossed the plate two times, giving her 60 runs scored this year, a new TC3 record. Ducharme and Houtenbrink also scored twice in the win.
 
TC3 is now 35-3 on the year.


Panthers Win Fourth Straight Regional Title
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Friday, May 11, 2012

The Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team won its fourth-straight NJCAA Region III title Friday, sweeping Monroe Community College 12-5 and 10-2 to take the best of three Region III-B championship series, two games to none. TC3 is now 33-3 overall and 23-1 against Region III teams. Monroe, which had won six straight Region III titles entering the series, ends its season with a record of 29-18 overall and 20-7 in region.
 
The day started on an ominous note, as the Panthers were shaky in the field to start game one. In the top of the first, Monroe took advantage of a walk and two TC3 errors to score four runs on just one hit. In the bottom of the inning, Tayler Fravel (Sandy Creek H.S./Sandy Creek) led off with a single and eventually came around to score on a double by Samijo Scheer (Corning East H.S./Corning) to make it 4-1 after the first inning. As TC3 pitcher Emilie Rogers (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) settled in and set down Monroe in order in the second, third, and fourth innings, the Panthers' offense got into a groove in the third.
 
Kristan Baker (Dallas H.S./Dallas, Penn.) led off by reaching on an error, followed by a single by Scheer. Mackenzie Sherlock (Paul V. Moore H.S./Central Square) was hit by a pitch to load the bases with no outs, and a Karrie Snyder (Newfield H.S./Newfield) single brought in the first run of the inning. A Katie Huston (Chenango Valley H.S./Binghamton) groundball that was bobbled brought in another run and left the bases loaded for Chelsea Houtenbrink (Waterloo H.S./Waterloo). Houtenbrink came through in a big way, driving a pitch over the right field fence for a grand slam that gave TC3 a 7-4 lead. After an Emily Woodin (Candor H.S./Candor) single, Fravel lifted a fly ball over the center field fence for a two-run homer and a 9-4 lead. One out later, Baker came up and hit TC3's third homer of the inning, a solo shot to right to make it 10-4 after three innings.
 
TC3 added a run in the fourth on a Woodin sac fly to make it 11-4, but Monroe plated a run in the fifth to bring it to 11-5. Fravel drove in the last TC3 run in the sixth to make the final 12-5.
 
Rogers pitched the complete game, allowing just three hits while striking out 11. Fravel went 3-for-5 with three RBI, setting a new TC3 record for career hits along the way. Houtenbrink finished 2-for-4 with four RBI while Scheer, Huston, and Woodin each had two hits and one RBI.
 
In game two the Panthers were playing as the visitors, and took advantage of the first at bat. Katie Ducharme (C.W. Baker H.S./Syracuse) started a big game with a one-out single and eventually came around to score on a pair of Monroe errors. The 1-0 lead only lasted until the bottom of the frame when Monroe plated a run to tie the score. In the second the Panthers reclaimed the lead for good, again taking advantage of Monroe errors to score two runs and lead 3-1 in the second. In the third, Woodin came through with a two-out, two-run single to make it 5-1, and after a scoreless fourth, the Panthers blew it open in the fifth.
 
Snyder opened the frame with a double and Huston followed with a walk. An out later a Woodin ground out made it 6-1 with two down. Fravel and Ducharme each delivered RBI singles, and Baker followed with her second homer of the day, this one a three-run shot that made the score 10-1. Monroe scored a run in the bottom of the frame, but Rogers ended the game with a strike out of the Tribunes cleanup hitter.
 
Rogers, the tournament MVP, picked up her second win of the day, striking out four in five innings. Ducharme went 3-for-4 with two RBI while all-tournamnt selections Baker and Woodin each had two hits and three RBI.
 
TC3 now advances to the NJCAA Division III National Championship tournament for the fourth straight year. The double-elimination tournament opens Thursday in Rochester, Minnesota. The Panthers will find out their first-round opponent when the tournament seeds are announced Monday.


Panthers Win Fourth Straight Regional Title
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Friday, May 11, 2012

The Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team won its fourth-straight NJCAA Region III title Friday, sweeping Monroe Community College 12-5 and 10-2 to take the best of three Region III-B championship series, two games to none. TC3 is now 33-3 overall and 23-1 against Region III teams. Monroe, which had won six straight Region III titles entering the series, ends its season with a record of 29-18 overall and 20-7 in region.
 
The day started on an ominous note, as the Panthers were shaky in the field to start game one. In the top of the first, Monroe took advantage of a walk and two TC3 errors to score four runs on just one hit. In the bottom of the inning, Tayler Fravel (Sandy Creek H.S./Sandy Creek) led off with a single and eventually came around to score on a double by Samijo Scheer (Corning East H.S./Corning) to make it 4-1 after the first inning. As TC3 pitcher Emilie Rogers (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) settled in and set down Monroe in order in the second, third, and fourth innings, the Panthers' offense got into a groove in the third.
 
Kristan Baker (Dallas H.S./Dallas, Penn.) led off by reaching on an error, followed by a single by Scheer. Mackenzie Sherlock (Paul V. Moore H.S./Central Square) was hit by a pitch to load the bases with no outs, and a Karrie Snyder (Newfield H.S./Newfield) single brought in the first run of the inning. A Katie Huston (Chenango Valley H.S./Binghamton) groundball that was bobbled brought in another run and left the bases loaded for Chelsea Houtenbrink (Waterloo H.S./Waterloo). Houtenbrink came through in a big way, driving a pitch over the right field fence for a grand slam that gave TC3 a 7-4 lead. After an Emily Woodin (Candor H.S./Candor) single, Fravel lifted a fly ball over the center field fence for a two-run homer and a 9-4 lead. One out later, Baker came up and hit TC3's third homer of the inning, a solo shot to right to make it 10-4 after three innings.
 
TC3 added a run in the fourth on a Woodin sac fly to make it 11-4, but Monroe plated a run in the fifth to bring it to 11-5. Fravel drove in the last TC3 run in the sixth to make the final 12-5.
 
Rogers pitched the complete game, allowing just three hits while striking out 11. Fravel went 3-for-5 with three RBI, setting a new TC3 record for career hits along the way. Houtenbrink finished 2-for-4 with four RBI while Scheer, Huston, and Woodin each had two hits and one RBI.
 
In game two the Panthers were playing as the visitors, and took advantage of the first at bat. Katie Ducharme (C.W. Baker H.S./Syracuse) started a big game with a one-out single and eventually came around to score on a pair of Monroe errors. The 1-0 lead only lasted until the bottom of the frame when Monroe plated a run to tie the score. In the second the Panthers reclaimed the lead for good, again taking advantage of Monroe errors to score two runs and lead 3-1 in the second. In the third, Woodin came through with a two-out, two-run single to make it 5-1, and after a scoreless fourth, the Panthers blew it open in the fifth.
 
Snyder opened the frame with a double and Huston followed with a walk. An out later a Woodin ground out made it 6-1 with two down. Fravel and Ducharme each delivered RBI singles, and Baker followed with her second homer of the day, this one a three-run shot that made the score 10-1. Monroe scored a run in the bottom of the frame, but Rogers ended the game with a strike out of the Tribunes cleanup hitter.
 
Rogers, the tournament MVP, picked up her second win of the day, striking out four in five innings. Ducharme went 3-for-4 with two RBI while all-tournamnt selections Baker and Woodin each had two hits and three RBI.
 
TC3 now advances to the NJCAA Division III National Championship tournament for the fourth straight year. The double-elimination tournament opens Thursday in Rochester, Minnesota. The Panthers will find out their first-round opponent when the tournament seeds are announced Monday.


Panthers Top Genesee in Playoff Opening Round
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Wednesday, May 09, 2012

The Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team opened the NJCAA Region III playoffs Wednesday with a 7-2 win over Genesee Community College. TC3 is now 31-3 overall and 21-1 against Region III teams while Genesee ends its season 14-22 overall and 13-14 in region. The Panthers move on to host the Region III-B championship series Friday against Monroe Community College. Monroe advanced to the championship with a 3-2 win over Columbia-Greene Community College.
 
TC3 used a familiar formula to get past Genesee: strong pitching and timely hitting. Emilie Rogers (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) sparkled on the mound, taking a no hitter into the sixth inning. She faced just one batter over the minimum in six shutout innings of work, striking out seven along the way.
 
The offense started in the second inning. With two outs and Mackenzie Sherlock (Paul V. Moore H.S./Central Square) on first via a walk, Katie Huston (Chenango Valley H.S./Binghamton) singled to put runners at first and second. Chelsea Houtenbrink (Waterloo H.S./Waterloo) followed with a drive over the right fielder, scoring both Sherlock and Huston. After two Genesee errors on the play, Houtenbrink ended up scoring to give TC3 a 3-0 lead.
 
In the third inning, Tayler Fravel (Sandy Creek H.S./Sandy Creek) opened with a double, starting another rally and moving her into a tie for the TC3 career hits record. A hit batter and another Genesee error produced a TC3 run, and a Karrie Snyder (Newfield H.S./Newfield) single drove in two more to make it 6-0. The final run for the home team came in the fifth, when Sherlock led off the inning with her TC3-record 10th home run of the year, making the score 7-0. Genesee got on the board in the seventh, combining two hits and two walks to plate a pair of runs.
 
Huston led the offense by going 3-for-3 while Houtenbrink and Emily Woodin (Candor H.S./Candor) each went 2-for-3.


Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Panthers Set Regular Season Win Record
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Saturday, May 05, 2012

The Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team closed out a record-setting regular season with a home doubleheader against Alfred State College Saturday. The Panthers swept Alfred State 7-0 and 11-0 to end the regular season with 30 wins, the most ever by a TC3 team. TC3 now awaits Sunday's announcement of the NJCAA Region III playoff pairings with an overall record of 30-3 and a Region III mark of 20-1. Alfred State ends its season 5-26 overall and 4-22 in region.
 
The regular season win total wasn't the only record set Saturday. In the first inning of the opener, Samijo Scheer (Corning East H.S./Corning) laced a double down the line, driving in Tayler Fravel (Sandy Creek H.S./Sandy Creek) with the game's first run. It was the 77th RBI of Scheer's career, a new TC3 record, passing the standard established by Brooke Wierzbicki during 2009-10 seasons. Scheer's double started a string of three consecutive two-baggers, with Mackenzie Sherlock (Paul V. Moore H.S./Central Square) and Katie Huston (Chenango Valley H.S./Binghamton) each collecting an RBI with their double. Molly Hitchcock (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) added a run-scoring single to give the home team a 4-0 lead after one inning. The Panthers added a run in the second and then capped the game with two more runs in the sixth. Scheer, Sherlock, Huston, Hitchcock, and Karrie Snyder (Newfield H.S./Newfield) each had two hits to pace the offense.
 
Sherlock earned the win, pitching her sixth shutout of the year. She allowed just one hit while striking out eight.
 
In game two it was the second inning that blew the game open. Scoreless after one, the Panthers put up eight runs in the second. Emilie Rogers (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) started the scoring with a two-run single and Katie Ducharme (C.W. Baker H.S./Syracuse) also picked up a pair of RBI in the second inning, lacing a double to drive in Chelsea Houtenbrink (Waterloo H.S./Waterloo) and Kaitlyn Edsall (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point). In the third, three more Panthers scored, with Sherlock picking up two more RBI with her third double of the afternoon. Fravel, Huston, and Houtenbrink each had two hits in the win.
 
Rogers earned the win in the circle, striking out 11 in just five innings. It was the tenth time this year she has struck out at least 10 in a game, and the sixth time in her last seven starts. The shutout was her sixth of the year, which ties her with Sherlock for the second most by a Panther in a single season. The TC3 record for shutouts in a season is eight, set by Nikki Reiman in 2008.


Panthers Set Regular Season Win Record
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Saturday, May 05, 2012

The Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team closed out a record-setting regular season with a home doubleheader against Alfred State College Saturday. The Panthers swept Alfred State 7-0 and 11-0 to end the regular season with 30 wins, the most ever by a TC3 team. TC3 now awaits Sunday's announcement of the NJCAA Region III playoff pairings with an overall record of 30-3 and a Region III mark of 20-1. Alfred State ends its season 5-26 overall and 4-22 in region.
 
The regular season win total wasn't the only record set Saturday. In the first inning of the opener, Samijo Scheer (Corning East H.S./Corning) laced a double down the line, driving in Tayler Fravel (Sandy Creek H.S./Sandy Creek) with the game's first run. It was the 77th RBI of Scheer's career, a new TC3 record, passing the standard established by Brooke Wierzbicki during 2009-10 seasons. Scheer's double started a string of three consecutive two-baggers, with Mackenzie Sherlock (Paul V. Moore H.S./Central Square) and Katie Huston (Chenango Valley H.S./Binghamton) each collecting an RBI with their double. Molly Hitchcock (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) added a run-scoring single to give the home team a 4-0 lead after one inning. The Panthers added a run in the second and then capped the game with two more runs in the sixth. Scheer, Sherlock, Huston, Hitchcock, and Karrie Snyder (Newfield H.S./Newfield) each had two hits to pace the offense.
 
Sherlock earned the win, pitching her sixth shutout of the year. She allowed just one hit while striking out eight.
 
In game two it was the second inning that blew the game open. Scoreless after one, the Panthers put up eight runs in the second. Emilie Rogers (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) started the scoring with a two-run single and Katie Ducharme (C.W. Baker H.S./Syracuse) also picked up a pair of RBI in the second inning, lacing a double to drive in Chelsea Houtenbrink (Waterloo H.S./Waterloo) and Kaitlyn Edsall (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point). In the third, three more Panthers scored, with Sherlock picking up two more RBI with her third double of the afternoon. Fravel, Huston, and Houtenbrink each had two hits in the win.
 
Rogers earned the win in the circle, striking out 11 in just five innings. It was the tenth time this year she has struck out at least 10 in a game, and the sixth time in her last seven starts. The shutout was her sixth of the year, which ties her with Sherlock for the second most by a Panther in a single season. The TC3 record for shutouts in a season is eight, set by Nikki Reiman in 2008.


Panthers Pick Up Win #28
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Wednesday, May 02, 2012

The Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team improved to 28-3 overall on the season with an 8-3 win at Jefferson Community College Wednesday evening. The two teams couldn't get the second game of the scheduled doubleheader in due to lightning. TC3 is now 18-1 in region while Jefferson is 9-16 overall and 7-14 in region.
 
Mackenzie Sherlock (Paul V. Moore H.S./Central Square) struck out 13 while earning the win in the circle. She improves to 10-2 on the season, becoming just the third TC3 pitcher ever to post double-digit wins in two seasons. She won 11 games last year as a freshman. Karrie Snyder (Newfield H.S./Newfield) led the attack by going 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI. Samijo Scheer (Corning East H.S./Corning) also had two hits, going 2-for-3 with one RBI. Katie Ducharme (C.W. Baker H.S./Syracuse) had an unusual line: 0-for-0 with two runs scored, a walk, a hit-by-pitch, a sacrifice, and two stolen bases.
 
TC3 closes out the regular season at home Saturday against Alfred State College. First pitch is set for 1 p.m.


Rogers No Hitter Earns TC3 Split
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Monday, April 30, 2012

In a matchup of two teams ranked in the top ten in the nation, the Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team got a no hitter from pitcher Emilie Rogers (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) to earn a doubleheader split at Herkimer County Community College Monday. Herkimer, the #7-ranked team in the country, won the first game 4-2 in eight innings. TC3, the #3-ranked team, came back to the nightcap, 2-0, in a game called due to darkness after six innings. TC3 is now 27-3 overall and 17-1 in region. Herkimer is 29-4 overall and 26-1 in region. Neither team had lost a game in over a month – TC3 last lost in Florida on March 22; Herkimer last lost in South Carolina on March 15.
 
The teams came into the day with two of the most prolific offenses in the nation. Each team is hitting well over .400 as a team, but on Monday pitching dominated. In game one, Herkimer took advantage of an error and two wild pitches to score in the fourth inning. TC3 finally got on the board in seventh inning, with Karrie Snyder (Newfield H.S./Newfield) singling and eventually coming around to score on a wild pitch to tie the game at 1-1. The Panthers looked to take the lead later in the inning, when Katie Huston (Chenango Valley H.S./Binghamton), who had reached on single, tried to score from third on a ground ball up the middle. The Herkimer infielder made the play and threw to home, but the ball got away from the catcher when Huston slid in. While it looked like the Panthers had taken the lead, the umpire ruled Huston hadn't touched the plate, so when the catcher retrieved the ball and tagged her, she was out and the scoring chance was past. The score remained tied after the bottom of the seventh, sending the game to extra innings.
 
In the eighth, starting the inning with a runner on second, the Panthers took the lead when Samijo Scheer (Corning East H.S./Corning) delivered a two-out RBI to make it 2-1. The led didn’t last, though, as Herkimer got its first hitter on and followed it up with a three-run, walk-off homer to make the final 4-2.
 
Scheer finished game one 2-for-2 with a double and the one RBI. Rogers pitched the complete game, allowing six hits while striking out 13. And, as it turned out, she was just warming up.
 
In the nightcap, Rogers tossed her first no hitter of the season. She struck out nine in the six innings, and allowed just three base runners on a walk, a hit batter, and a fielding error. On the other side, the hits started coming for the Panthers. TC3 rapped 10 hits in six innings, finally pushing across a pair of runs in the fifth inning. Mackenzie Sherlock (Paul V. Moore H.S./Central Square), Kristan Baker (Dallas H.S./Dallas, Penn.), Tayler Fravel (Sandy Creek H.S./Sandy Creek), and Chelsea Houtenbrink (Waterloo H.S./Waterloo) each collected two hits, with Baker and Sherlock driving in the runs. Fravel, Baker, and Houtenbrink each doubled among their hits.
 
TC3 plays at Jefferson Community College Wednesday evening.


Rogers No Hitter Earns TC3 Split
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Monday, April 30, 2012

In a matchup of two teams ranked in the top ten in the nation, the Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team got a no hitter from pitcher Emilie Rogers (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) to earn a doubleheader split at Herkimer County Community College Monday. Herkimer, the #7-ranked team in the country, won the first game 4-2 in eight innings. TC3, the #3-ranked team, came back to the nightcap, 2-0, in a game called due to darkness after six innings. TC3 is now 27-3 overall and 17-1 in region. Herkimer is 29-4 overall and 26-1 in region. Neither team had lost a game in over a month – TC3 last lost in Florida on March 22; Herkimer last lost in South Carolina on March 15.
 
The teams came into the day with two of the most prolific offenses in the nation. Each team is hitting well over .400 as a team, but on Monday pitching dominated. In game one, Herkimer took advantage of an error and two wild pitches to score in the fourth inning. TC3 finally got on the board in seventh inning, with Karrie Snyder (Newfield H.S./Newfield) singling and eventually coming around to score on a wild pitch to tie the game at 1-1. The Panthers looked to take the lead later in the inning, when Katie Huston (Chenango Valley H.S./Binghamton), who had reached on single, tried to score from third on a ground ball up the middle. The Herkimer infielder made the play and threw to home, but the ball got away from the catcher when Huston slid in. While it looked like the Panthers had taken the lead, the umpire ruled Huston hadn't touched the plate, so when the catcher retrieved the ball and tagged her, she was out and the scoring chance was past. The score remained tied after the bottom of the seventh, sending the game to extra innings.
 
In the eighth, starting the inning with a runner on second, the Panthers took the lead when Samijo Scheer (Corning East H.S./Corning) delivered a two-out RBI to make it 2-1. The led didn’t last, though, as Herkimer got its first hitter on and followed it up with a three-run, walk-off homer to make the final 4-2.
 
Scheer finished game one 2-for-2 with a double and the one RBI. Rogers pitched the complete game, allowing six hits while striking out 13. And, as it turned out, she was just warming up.
 
In the nightcap, Rogers tossed her first no hitter of the season. She struck out nine in the six innings, and allowed just three base runners on a walk, a hit batter, and a fielding error. On the other side, the hits started coming for the Panthers. TC3 rapped 10 hits in six innings, finally pushing across a pair of runs in the fifth inning. Mackenzie Sherlock (Paul V. Moore H.S./Central Square), Kristan Baker (Dallas H.S./Dallas, Penn.), Tayler Fravel (Sandy Creek H.S./Sandy Creek), and Chelsea Houtenbrink (Waterloo H.S./Waterloo) each collected two hits, with Baker and Sherlock driving in the runs. Fravel, Baker, and Houtenbrink each doubled among their hits.
 
TC3 plays at Jefferson Community College Wednesday evening.


Two Shutout Wins for Panthers
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Sunday, April 29, 2012

After a week of rainouts, the Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team finally got back on the diamond Sunday, travelling to Genesee Community College. The Panthers came home with a pair of shutouts, winning 4-0 and 11-0 to improve to 26-2 overall and 16-0 in region. Genesee is now 12-18 overall and 11-11 in region.
 
TC3 received strong pitching in both games. In the opener, Mackenzie Sherlock (Paul V. Moore H.S./Central Square) allowed just three hits while striking out 12. Kristan Baker (Dallas H.S./Dallas, Penn.) led the offense by going 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI. Tayler Fravel (Sandy Creek H.S./Sandy Creek), Karrie Snyder (Newfield H.S./Newfield), and Emily Woodin (Candor H.S./Candor) each collected two hits for the Panthers.
 
Emilie Rogers (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) took the ball in game two. She allowed three hits while striking out ten over the complete, five-inning game. Baker had another big game, going 3-for-3 with two doubles and two RBI. Fravel went 3-for-4 with two runs scored, and Snyder also scored twice while going 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles. Samijo Scheer (Corning East H.S./Corning) went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a double.
 
TC3 will make up one of last week's rain outs Monday when the Panthers travel to Herkimer County Community College.


Two Shutout Wins for Panthers
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Sunday, April 29, 2012

After a week of rainouts, the Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team finally got back on the diamond Sunday, travelling to Genesee Community College. The Panthers came home with a pair of shutouts, winning 4-0 and 11-0 to improve to 26-2 overall and 16-0 in region. Genesee is now 12-18 overall and 11-11 in region.
 
TC3 received strong pitching in both games. In the opener, Mackenzie Sherlock (Paul V. Moore H.S./Central Square) allowed just three hits while striking out 12. Kristan Baker (Dallas H.S./Dallas, Penn.) led the offense by going 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI. Tayler Fravel (Sandy Creek H.S./Sandy Creek), Karrie Snyder (Newfield H.S./Newfield), and Emily Woodin (Candor H.S./Candor) each collected two hits for the Panthers.
 
Emilie Rogers (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) took the ball in game two. She allowed three hits while striking out ten over the complete, five-inning game. Baker had another big game, going 3-for-3 with two doubles and two RBI. Fravel went 3-for-4 with two runs scored, and Snyder also scored twice while going 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles. Samijo Scheer (Corning East H.S./Corning) went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a double.
 
TC3 will make up one of last week's rain outs Monday when the Panthers travel to Herkimer County Community College.


Friday, April 27, 2012

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Panthers Set Scoring Record in Sweep
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Sunday, April 22, 2012

A pair of lopsided wins Sunday helped the Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team establish a new single-season record for runs. The Panthers, the top-ranked team in Region III, beat Onondaga Community College 22-1 and 16-0 to improve to 24-2 overall and 14-0 in region. Onondaga, the fifth-ranked team in the region, is now 14-6 overall and in region.
 
With the wins, TC3 has now scored 297 runs this season, an average of better than 11 per game. The 2012 Panthers have also set a new record for doubles. The team hit six on Sunday to reach 73 for the season, passing the old record of 68 set last year.
 
In Sunday's opener, the Panthers scored seven in the first inning, two in the second, 11 in the third, and two more in the fourth. Nine different Panthers recorded a hit, led by a 4-for-4 effort from Tayler Fravel (Sandy Creek H.S./Sandy Creek). Fravel had a pair of doubles, scored three runs, and drove in four as the start of a huge day. Katie Huston (Chenango Valley H.S./Binghamton) also drove in four, and Kaitlyn Massett (C.W. Baker H.S./Syracuse) and Karrie Snyder (Newfield H.S./Newfield) each drove in three, Snyder's coming on a three-run homer. Mackenzie Sherlock (Paul V. Moore H.S./Central Square) earned the win, allowing just three hits while striking out six.
 
In game two, Kristan Baker (Dallas H.S./Dallas, Penn.) took her turn putting her name in the record book. She homered and went 2-for-2 with five RBI. She now has a TC3-record 48 RBI this season, passing the old standard of 44 set by Brooke Wierzbicki in 2010.
 
Fravel picked up where she left off in the opener, going 3-for-3 with three runs scored to finish the afternoon a perfect 7-for-7 with six runs scored, five RBI, and two doubles. She has 50 hits this season and 107 for her career, just the third Panther to ever reach 100 hits.
 
Emilie Rogers (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) pitched another gem, striking out 11 in five innings. She improves to 11-0 this year and dropped her ERA to 0.90.
 
TC3 plays at Fulton-Montgomery Community College Tuesday.


Panthers Set Scoring Record in Sweep
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Sunday, April 22, 2012

A pair of lopsided wins Sunday helped the Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team establish a new single-season record for runs. The Panthers, the top-ranked team in Region III, beat Onondaga Community College 22-1 and 16-0 to improve to 24-2 overall and 14-0 in region. Onondaga, the fifth-ranked team in the region, is now 14-6 overall and in region.
 
With the wins, TC3 has now scored 297 runs this season, an average of better than 11 per game. The 2012 Panthers have also set a new record for doubles. The team hit six on Sunday to reach 73 for the season, passing the old record of 68 set last year.
 
In Sunday's opener, the Panthers scored seven in the first inning, two in the second, 11 in the third, and two more in the fourth. Nine different Panthers recorded a hit, led by a 4-for-4 effort from Tayler Fravel (Sandy Creek H.S./Sandy Creek). Fravel had a pair of doubles, scored three runs, and drove in four as the start of a huge day. Katie Huston (Chenango Valley H.S./Binghamton) also drove in four, and Kaitlyn Massett (C.W. Baker H.S./Syracuse) and Karrie Snyder (Newfield H.S./Newfield) each drove in three, Snyder's coming on a three-run homer. Mackenzie Sherlock (Paul V. Moore H.S./Central Square) earned the win, allowing just three hits while striking out six.
 
In game two, Kristan Baker (Dallas H.S./Dallas, Penn.) took her turn putting her name in the record book. She homered and went 2-for-2 with five RBI. She now has a TC3-record 48 RBI this season, passing the old standard of 44 set by Brooke Wierzbicki in 2010.
 
Fravel picked up where she left off in the opener, going 3-for-3 with three runs scored to finish the afternoon a perfect 7-for-7 with six runs scored, five RBI, and two doubles. She has 50 hits this season and 107 for her career, just the third Panther to ever reach 100 hits.
 
Emilie Rogers (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) pitched another gem, striking out 11 in five innings. She improves to 11-0 this year and dropped her ERA to 0.90.
 
TC3 plays at Fulton-Montgomery Community College Tuesday.


Saturday, April 21, 2012

Sherlock Set HR Record in Sweep
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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Mackenzie Sherlock (Paul V. Moore H.S./Central Square) set one record, tied another, and Emilie Rogers (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) nearly matched a record as the Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team took a doubleheader from Broome Community College Thursday, 15-0 and 13-1. The Panthers are now 22-2 overall and 12-0 in Region III play. Broome is 6-16 overall and 4-16 in region.
 
Sherlock was the star of game one, pitching a two-hit shutout with eight strikeouts, but also setting a record with her bat. Her second-inning two-run homer was the 15th home run of her career. An inning later, she led off the third with a solo shot, giving her the all-time TC3 home run record, passing Colleen Bannon (2009-10). It also was her ninth homer of this season, tying the single-season record set by Bannon in 2010.
 
The long balls were part of a 17-hit attack for the Panthers. Sherlock finished 3-for-4 with three RBI. Kaitlyn Edsall (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) went 3-for-3, and Tayler Fravel (Sandy Creek H.S./Sandy Creek), Kristan Baker (Dallas H.S./Dallas, Penn.), and Emily Woodin (Candor H.S./Candor) each had two hits. In all, ten Panthers reached safely with hits in game one.
 
Game two was more of the same as the Panthers scored seven in the first inning. The Panthers finished with 11 hits, led by a 3-for-4 effort from Kaitlyn Massett (C.W. Baker H.S./Syracuse) and 2-for-3 lines from Wooding and Edsall.
 
Game two was also similar to the opener in that the Panthers received another dominating pitching performance. Rogers was in the circle, and she just missed setting a TC3 record for strike outs. In just five innings, she struck out 14 – one shy of the record for a single game. It's the second time this year Rogers has reached 14 strikeouts, but the first time in a five-inning game.
 
TC3 hits the road Saturday with a doubleheader at Herkimer County Community College.


Sherlock Set HR Record in Sweep
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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Mackenzie Sherlock (Paul V. Moore H.S./Central Square) set one record, tied another, and Emilie Rogers (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) nearly matched a record as the Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team took a doubleheader from Broome Community College Thursday, 15-0 and 13-1. The Panthers are now 22-2 overall and 12-0 in Region III play. Broome is 6-16 overall and 4-16 in region.
 
Sherlock was the star of game one, pitching a two-hit shutout with eight strikeouts, but also setting a record with her bat. Her second-inning two-run homer was the 15th home run of her career. An inning later, she led off the third with a solo shot, giving her the all-time TC3 home run record, passing Colleen Bannon (2009-10). It also was her ninth homer of this season, tying the single-season record set by Bannon in 2010.
 
The long balls were part of a 17-hit attack for the Panthers. Sherlock finished 3-for-4 with three RBI. Kaitlyn Edsall (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) went 3-for-3, and Tayler Fravel (Sandy Creek H.S./Sandy Creek), Kristan Baker (Dallas H.S./Dallas, Penn.), and Emily Woodin (Candor H.S./Candor) each had two hits. In all, ten Panthers reached safely with hits in game one.
 
Game two was more of the same as the Panthers scored seven in the first inning. The Panthers finished with 11 hits, led by a 3-for-4 effort from Kaitlyn Massett (C.W. Baker H.S./Syracuse) and 2-for-3 lines from Wooding and Edsall.
 
Game two was also similar to the opener in that the Panthers received another dominating pitching performance. Rogers was in the circle, and she just missed setting a TC3 record for strike outs. In just five innings, she struck out 14 – one shy of the record for a single game. It's the second time this year Rogers has reached 14 strikeouts, but the first time in a five-inning game.
 
TC3 hits the road Saturday with a doubleheader at Herkimer County Community College.


Rogers and Sherlock Strong in Sweep
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Monday, April 16, 2012

Four homers, eight doubles, and a pair of dominating pitching performances led the Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team to a doubleheader sweep of Niagara County Community College Monday. For the second straight day, the Panthers tossed a pair of shutouts, winning by scores of 11-0 and 9-0 to improve to 20-2 overall and 10-0 in Region III play. Niagara drops to 3-7 overall and 3-5 in region.
 
In the opener, Emilie Rogers (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) was nearly unhittable. After allowing a bloop single in the first inning, Rogers set down 13 in a row, including a string of 10 straight strikeouts. She finished the game with a one-hitter and 11 strikeouts.
 
Offensively, the Panthers struck early. First-inning doubles from Karrie Snyder (Newfield H.S./Newfield), Samijo Scheer (Corning East H.S./Corning), and Mackenzie Sherlock (Paul V. Moore H.S./Central Square) produced two runs for the early lead. In the third, two more runs came across, this time the result of three walks and some sloppy fielding. Leading 4-0 heading into the fourth, the Panthers blew the game open.
 
The hit parade was impressive. In consecutive at bats, Tayler Fravel (Sandy Creek H.S./Sandy Creek) doubled, Snyder singled, Kristan Baker (Dallas H.S./Dallas, Penn.) doubled, Scheer homered, Sherlock homered, Katie Huston (Chenango Valley H.S./Binghamton) reached on an error, and Chelsea Houtenbrink (Waterloo H.S./Waterloo) homered. The result was seven runs on seven hits, including three homers and two doubles. Fravel, Snyder, Scheer, Sherlock, and Houtenbrink all had two hits as part of the team's 11-hit attack in game one.
 
Game two saw another overpowering pitching effort. Sherlock took the ball and took a perfect game into the fifth inning. A single up the middle to open the frame was the lone hit allowed as Sherlock finished with eight strikeouts in the five inning game.
 
At the plate the Panthers used another home run to score what would prove to be the only run they would need. In the bottom of the first, Baker hit a solo shot to give the home team the 1-0 lead. In the third the lead grew to 5-0 as the Panthers combined four singles and aggressive base running to plate four runs. Four more runs came across the next inning, with Kaitlyn Edsall (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) sparking the rally with a lead-off triple. Baker and Fravel rapped doubles as part of the six-hit inning.
 
Baker, Sherlock, Edsall, and Kaitlyn Massett (C.W. Baker H.S./Syracuse) each had two hits in the win.
 
TC3 returns to action Thursday for a home doubleheader against Broome Community College Monday at 3 p.m.


Rogers and Sherlock Strong in Sweep
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Monday, April 16, 2012

Four homers, eight doubles, and a pair of dominating pitching performances led the Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team to a doubleheader sweep of Niagara County Community College Monday. For the second straight day, the Panthers tossed a pair of shutouts, winning by scores of 11-0 and 9-0 to improve to 20-2 overall and 10-0 in Region III play. Niagara drops to 3-7 overall and 3-5 in region.
 
In the opener, Emilie Rogers (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) was nearly unhittable. After allowing a bloop single in the first inning, Rogers set down 13 in a row, including a string of 10 straight strikeouts. She finished the game with a one-hitter and 11 strikeouts.
 
Offensively, the Panthers struck early. First-inning doubles from Karrie Snyder (Newfield H.S./Newfield), Samijo Scheer (Corning East H.S./Corning), and Mackenzie Sherlock (Paul V. Moore H.S./Central Square) produced two runs for the early lead. In the third, two more runs came across, this time the result of three walks and some sloppy fielding. Leading 4-0 heading into the fourth, the Panthers blew the game open.
 
The hit parade was impressive. In consecutive at bats, Tayler Fravel (Sandy Creek H.S./Sandy Creek) doubled, Snyder singled, Kristan Baker (Dallas H.S./Dallas, Penn.) doubled, Scheer homered, Sherlock homered, Katie Huston (Chenango Valley H.S./Binghamton) reached on an error, and Chelsea Houtenbrink (Waterloo H.S./Waterloo) homered. The result was seven runs on seven hits, including three homers and two doubles. Fravel, Snyder, Scheer, Sherlock, and Houtenbrink all had two hits as part of the team's 11-hit attack in game one.
 
Game two saw another overpowering pitching effort. Sherlock took the ball and took a perfect game into the fifth inning. A single up the middle to open the frame was the lone hit allowed as Sherlock finished with eight strikeouts in the five inning game.
 
At the plate the Panthers used another home run to score what would prove to be the only run they would need. In the bottom of the first, Baker hit a solo shot to give the home team the 1-0 lead. In the third the lead grew to 5-0 as the Panthers combined four singles and aggressive base running to plate four runs. Four more runs came across the next inning, with Kaitlyn Edsall (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) sparking the rally with a lead-off triple. Baker and Fravel rapped doubles as part of the six-hit inning.
 
Baker, Sherlock, Edsall, and Kaitlyn Massett (C.W. Baker H.S./Syracuse) each had two hits in the win.
 
TC3 returns to action Thursday for a home doubleheader against Broome Community College Monday at 3 p.m.


Baker Sparkles in Sweep
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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Freshman Kristan Baker (Dallas H.S./Dallas, Penn.) had a day to remember Sunday as the Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team swept a doubleheader from Mohawk Valley Community College in TC3's home opener. The Panthers won by scores of 9-0 and 17-0 to improve to 18-2 overall and 8-0 in Region III play. Mohawk Valley drops to 4-6 both overall and in region.
 
In the opener, the Panthers took a few innings get going, but once they did they didn't slow down. Scoreless in the third, the Panthers loaded the bases with one out for Baker. The freshman lined a shot over the centerfield fence for a grand slam, her sixth homer of the season and second grand slam. TC3 added another run before plating four in the fourth, with a three-run homer by Samijo Scheer (Corning East H.S./Corning) providing the big blow.
 
Mackenzie Sherlock (Paul V. Moore H.S./Central Square) earned the win in the circle, striking out eight and allowing just two hits over the five-inning game.
 
Baker took the ball in the nightcap and pitched a gem. In five innings of work she allowed no hits, striking out five and walking three. It was Baker's first no hitter and fifth win of the year.
 
Unlike the first game, the offense came early for the Panthers. Leadoff hitter Tayler Fravel (Sandy Creek H.S./Sandy Creek) ripped a double on the first pitch of the bottom of the first and Karrie Snyder (Newfield H.S./Newfield) followed with a home run, her first of the year. The Panthers would bat around in the inning, with Snyder coming up big again with a two-out, two-run double to give her four RBI in the first inning. The Panthers would score nine in the frame and add three more in the second and five in the fourth to make the final 17-0.
 
Fravel finished the second game 3-for-3 with three runs scored. Baker went 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI and Ashley Boda (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) went 2-for-3 with three RBI.
 
TC3 hosts Niagara County Community College Monday at 3 p.m.


Baker Sparkles in Sweep
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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Freshman Kristan Baker (Dallas H.S./Dallas, Penn.) had a day to remember Sunday as the Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team swept a doubleheader from Mohawk Valley Community College in TC3's home opener. The Panthers won by scores of 9-0 and 17-0 to improve to 18-2 overall and 8-0 in Region III play. Mohawk Valley drops to 4-6 both overall and in region.
 
In the opener, the Panthers took a few innings get going, but once they did they didn't slow down. Scoreless in the third, the Panthers loaded the bases with one out for Baker. The freshman lined a shot over the centerfield fence for a grand slam, her sixth homer of the season and second grand slam. TC3 added another run before plating four in the fourth, with a three-run homer by Samijo Scheer (Corning East H.S./Corning) providing the big blow.
 
Mackenzie Sherlock (Paul V. Moore H.S./Central Square) earned the win in the circle, striking out eight and allowing just two hits over the five-inning game.
 
Baker took the ball in the nightcap and pitched a gem. In five innings of work she allowed no hits, striking out five and walking three. It was Baker's first no hitter and fifth win of the year.
 
Unlike the first game, the offense came early for the Panthers. Leadoff hitter Tayler Fravel (Sandy Creek H.S./Sandy Creek) ripped a double on the first pitch of the bottom of the first and Karrie Snyder (Newfield H.S./Newfield) followed with a home run, her first of the year. The Panthers would bat around in the inning, with Snyder coming up big again with a two-out, two-run double to give her four RBI in the first inning. The Panthers would score nine in the frame and add three more in the second and five in the fourth to make the final 17-0.
 
Fravel finished the second game 3-for-3 with three runs scored. Baker went 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI and Ashley Boda (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) went 2-for-3 with three RBI.
 
TC3 hosts Niagara County Community College Monday at 3 p.m.


Panthers Win Pair in Top Ten Matchup
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Saturday, April 14, 2012

In a matchup of two teams ranked in the top ten in the nation, the Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team earned a doubleheader sweep at Monroe Community College, 5-1 and 8-1. TC3, ranked #5 in the latest NJCAA Division III poll, is now 16-2 overall and 6-0 in Region III play. Monroe, ranked #8, is now 15-13 overall and 6-2 in region.
 
TC3 pitcher Emilie Rogers (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) was one of the stars of the day. She pitched both games, allowing just one earned run and five hits over 14 innings while striking out 15.
 
The Panthers led from the start of both games. Leadoff hitter Tayler Fravel (Sandy Creek H.S./Sandy Creek) opened the doubleheader with a double on the first pitch, setting the tone for the day. The Panthers scored two runs in the first inning of each game and never looked back. In the opener the Panthers led 3-0 before Monroe scored a run in the bottom of the second, and the Panthers got the run back in the top of the third and then added another in the fifth. In the nightcap, TC3 led 8-0 before Monroe plated a run in the bottom of the seventh.
 
Fravel finished the day 5-for-9, with a double and two stolen bases. Kristan Baker (Dallas H.S./Dallas, Penn.) also went 5-for-9, ripping three doubles and riving in four runs. Mackenzie Sherlock (Paul V. Moore H.S./Central Square) was 4-for-7 with a double, Samijo Scheer (Corning East H.S./Corning) went 3-for-5 with a triple, and Chelsea Houtenbrink (Waterloo H.S./Waterloo) went 2-for-6 with two RBI.
 
TC3 has its home opener Sunday at 1 p.m. against Mohawk Valley Community College Saturday.


Panthers Win Pair in Top Ten Matchup
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Saturday, April 14, 2012

In a matchup of two teams ranked in the top ten in the nation, the Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team earned a doubleheader sweep at Monroe Community College, 5-1 and 8-1. TC3, ranked #5 in the latest NJCAA Division III poll, is now 16-2 overall and 6-0 in Region III play. Monroe, ranked #8, is now 15-13 overall and 6-2 in region.
 
TC3 pitcher Emilie Rogers (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) was one of the stars of the day. She pitched both games, allowing just one earned run and five hits over 14 innings while striking out 15.
 
The Panthers led from the start of both games. Leadoff hitter Tayler Fravel (Sandy Creek H.S./Sandy Creek) opened the doubleheader with a double on the first pitch, setting the tone for the day. The Panthers scored two runs in the first inning of each game and never looked back. In the opener the Panthers led 3-0 before Monroe scored a run in the bottom of the second, and the Panthers got the run back in the top of the third and then added another in the fifth. In the nightcap, TC3 led 8-0 before Monroe plated a run in the bottom of the seventh.
 
Fravel finished the day 5-for-9, with a double and two stolen bases. Kristan Baker (Dallas H.S./Dallas, Penn.) also went 5-for-9, ripping three doubles and riving in four runs. Mackenzie Sherlock (Paul V. Moore H.S./Central Square) was 4-for-7 with a double, Samijo Scheer (Corning East H.S./Corning) went 3-for-5 with a triple, and Chelsea Houtenbrink (Waterloo H.S./Waterloo) went 2-for-6 with two RBI.
 
TC3 has its home opener Sunday at 1 p.m. against Mohawk Valley Community College Saturday.


Panthers Sweep Finger Lakes
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Thursday, April 12, 2012

The combination of good hitting and good pitching led to more good results for the Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team Thursday as the Panthers swept a doubleheader at Finger Lakes Community College, 11-2 and 16-0. TC3's record is now 14-2 overall and 4-0 in Region III play. Finger Lakes drops to 4-14 overall and 4-9 in region.
 
On the afternoon, TC3 outhit the home team 34 to 4. Kristan Baker (Dallas H.S./Dallas, Penn.) had a huge day. She went 3-for-4 with a double and two home runs while driving in four in game one. She followed that up with a 4-for-4 effort n game two. Tayler Fravel (Sandy Creek H.S./Sandy Creek) had another big day, going 3-for-3 with four RBI, a double, and a home run in game one before going 3-for-5 with an RBI in the nightcap. Karrie Snyder (Newfield H.S./Newfield) had two hits in each game as the Panthers hit five doubles in each game and three homers in game one.
 
Baker pitched the complete game in the opener, striking out seven in five innings. Game two saw Mackenzie Sherlock (Paul V. Moore H.S./Central Square) toss the first three innings before Emilie Rogers (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) came in for the final two innings. The two combined to allow just one hit while striking out five.
 
The Panthers play at Monroe Community College Saturday.


Panthers Sweep Finger Lakes
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Thursday, April 12, 2012

The combination of good hitting and good pitching led to more good results for the Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team Thursday as the Panthers swept a doubleheader at Finger Lakes Community College, 11-2 and 16-0. TC3's record is now 14-2 overall and 4-0 in Region III play. Finger Lakes drops to 4-14 overall and 4-9 in region.
 
On the afternoon, TC3 outhit the home team 34 to 4. Kristan Baker (Dallas H.S./Dallas, Penn.) had a huge day. She went 3-for-4 with a double and two home runs while driving in four in game one. She followed that up with a 4-for-4 effort n game two. Tayler Fravel (Sandy Creek H.S./Sandy Creek) had another big day, going 3-for-3 with four RBI, a double, and a home run in game one before going 3-for-5 with an RBI in the nightcap. Karrie Snyder (Newfield H.S./Newfield) had two hits in each game as the Panthers hit five doubles in each game and three homers in game one.
 
Baker pitched the complete game in the opener, striking out seven in five innings. Game two saw Mackenzie Sherlock (Paul V. Moore H.S./Central Square) toss the first three innings before Emilie Rogers (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) came in for the final two innings. The two combined to allow just one hit while striking out five.
 
The Panthers play at Monroe Community College Saturday.


Panthers Blast Seven Homers in Sweep
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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Playing for the first time in 11 days, the Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team didn't take long to shake off any rust in their doubleheader sweep of Corning Community College Tuesday. Leadoff hitter Tayler Fravel (Sandy Creek H.S./Sandy Creek) sent the second pitch of the day over the fence for a homer, one of a team record six the Panthers would hit in the opener. The wins improve TC3 to 12-2 overall and 2-0 in Region III play. Corning drops to 6-10 overall and 2-6 in region.
 
Fravel's blast set the tone for a day that saw TC3 record 34 hits in two games, including seven homers and six doubles. Mackenzie Sherlock (Paul V. Moore H.S./Central Square) was a one-person wrecking crew, launching two three-run homers in game one and then teeing off for another homer and double in game two. On the day she drove in nine runs, including six in game one. Fravel went 6-for-8 on the day, including 4-for-4 with four runs scored in the first game. Samijo Scheer (Corning East H.S./Corning) went 2-for-4 in each game, hitting a homer in the first game and a double in the second. Katie Huston (Chenango Valley H.S./Binghamton) had her first homer of the year a grand slam in the fourth inning of game one. Chelsea Houtenbrink (Waterloo H.S./Waterloo) followed with a blast of her own to go back-to-back with Huston, and Karrie Snyder (Newfield H.S./Newfield) finished the day 5-for-7. By the end of the afternoon, eight different Panthers had collected multiple hits.
 
Sherlock and Emilie Rogers (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) enjoyed the run support, with each picking up a win in the circle. Rogers struck out 10 in five innings of the opener, allowing just three hits. Sherlock struck out three while allowing five hits in the nightcap.
 
The Panthers play at Finger Lakes Community College Tuesday.


Panthers Blast Seven Homers in Sweep
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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Playing for the first time in 11 days, the Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team didn't take long to shake off any rust in their doubleheader sweep of Corning Community College Tuesday. Leadoff hitter Tayler Fravel (Sandy Creek H.S./Sandy Creek) sent the second pitch of the day over the fence for a homer, one of a team record six the Panthers would hit in the opener. The wins improve TC3 to 12-2 overall and 2-0 in Region III play. Corning drops to 6-10 overall and 2-6 in region.  
Fravel's blast set the tone for a day that saw TC3 record 34 hits in two games, including seven homers and six doubles. Mackenzie Sherlock (Paul V. Moore H.S./Central Square) was a one-person wrecking crew, launching two three-run homers in game one and then teeing off for another homer and double in game two. On the day she drove in nine runs, including six in game one. Fravel went 6-for-8 on the day, including 4-for-4 with four runs scored in the first game. Samijo Scheer (Corning East H.S./Corning) went 2-for-4 in each game, hitting a homer in the first game and a double in the second. Katie Huston (Chenango Valley H.S./Binghamton) had her first homer of the year a grand slam in the fourth inning of game one. Chelsea Houtenbrink (Waterloo H.S./Waterloo) followed with a blast of her own to go back-to-back with Huston, and Karrie Snyder (Newfield H.S./Newfield) finished the day 5-for-7. By the end of the afternoon, eight different Panthers had collected multiple hits.  
Sherlock and Emilie Rogers (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) enjoyed the run support, with each picking up a win in the circle. Rogers struck out 10 in five innings of the opener, allowing just three hits. Sherlock struck out three while allowing five hits in the nightcap.  
The Panthers play at Finger Lakes Community College Tuesday.


Sunday, April 01, 2012

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Bats Come Alive in Sweep
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Friday, March 30, 2012

The Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team certainly brought their bats for a doubleheader Friday at Northampton Community College (Penn.) The Panthers pounded out 35 hits in a sweep, winning 12-9 and 12-6 to improve to 10-2 on the year. Northampton drops to 8-7.
 
Several Panthers had huge days as the team ripped 11 doubles, two triples, and a homer in the wins. Samijo Scheer (Corning East H.S./Corning) went 6-for-8 on the day with eight RBI, two doubles, a grand slam homer, and two stolen bases. She drove in six runs in the first game, tied for the second most ever in a single game by a Panther. Kristan Baker (Dallas H.S./Dallas, Penn.) also put up some gaudy numbers, going 8-for-10 with five RBI, five runs scored, two doubles, and two stolen bases. Katie Huston (Chenango Valley H.S./Binghamton) was 4-for-8 with a double, Karrie Snyder (Newfield H.S./Newfield) was 4-for-9 with three doubles and a triple, and Mackenzie Sherlock (Paul V. Moore H.S./Central Square) went 3-for-6 with a triple.
 
Sherlock and Emilie Rogers (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) earned the wins in the circle, with Rogers also picking up a save in game one.
 
The Panthers play at Middlesex County College (N.J.) Sunday.


Bats Come Alive in Sweep
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Friday, March 30, 2012

The Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team certainly brought their bats for a doubleheader Friday at Northampton Community College (Penn.) The Panthers pounded out 35 hits in a sweep, winning 12-9 and 12-6 to improve to 10-2 on the year. Northampton drops to 8-7.
 
Several Panthers had huge days as the team ripped 11 doubles, two triples, and a homer in the wins. Samijo Scheer (Corning East H.S./Corning) went 6-for-8 on the day with eight RBI, two doubles, a grand slam homer, and two stolen bases. She drove in six runs in the first game, tied for the second most ever in a single game by a Panther. Kristan Baker (Dallas H.S./Dallas, Penn.) also put up some gaudy numbers, going 8-for-10 with five RBI, five runs scored, two doubles, and two stolen bases. Katie Huston (Chenango Valley H.S./Binghamton) was 4-for-8 with a double, Karrie Snyder (Newfield H.S./Newfield) was 4-for-9 with three doubles and a triple, and Mackenzie Sherlock (Paul V. Moore H.S./Central Square) went 3-for-6 with a triple.
 
Sherlock and Emilie Rogers (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) earned the wins in the circle, with Rogers also picking up a save in game one.
 
The Panthers play at Middlesex County College (N.J.) Sunday.


Panthers Run Win Streak to 8 Before Falling
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Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team ran its winning streak to eight games with a win in the opener of a doubleheader with Ancilla College (Ind.) Thursday, but couldn’t come up with number nine as the Panthers dropped the nightcap. TC3 is now 8-2 on the year while Ancilla, a Division II team, moved to 8-1.
 
The first game came down to the final inning. With the score tied at 1-1, Katie Huston (Chenango Valley H.S./Binghamton) singled to lead off the inning. Molly Hitchcock (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) sacrificed Huston to second, and after a pair of passed balls, Huston crossed the plate with the go-ahead run. Pitcher Emilie Rogers (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) made it stand, as she continued her hot spring with a complete game win, striking out nine while allowing just four hits.
 
TC3's winning streak came to a close in the second game. Ancilla took the lead in the top of the first and added to it in each of the next three innings. In the fourth, TC3 scored twice to cut the lead to 5-2, but Ancilla responded with a run in the sixth and three more in the seventh. The Panthers plated a pair in the bottom of the seventh to make it 9-4, but couldn't draw any closer.
 
Tayler Fravel (Sandy Creek H.S./Sandy Creek) was the lone Panther with multiple hits in either game, collecting two singles in the second game.
 


Panthers Run Win Streak to 8 Before Falling
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Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team ran its winning streak to eight games with a win in the opener of a doubleheader with Ancilla College (Ind.) Thursday, but couldn’t come up with number nine as the Panthers dropped the nightcap. TC3 is now 8-2 on the year while Ancilla, a Division II team, moved to 8-1.
 
The first game came down to the final inning. With the score tied at 1-1, Katie Huston (Chenango Valley H.S./Binghamton) singled to lead off the inning. Molly Hitchcock (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) sacrificed Huston to second, and after a pair of passed balls, Huston crossed the plate with the go-ahead run. Pitcher Emilie Rogers (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) made it stand, as she continued her hot spring with a complete game win, striking out nine while allowing just four hits.
 
TC3's winning streak came to a close in the second game. Ancilla took the lead in the top of the first and added to it in each of the next three innings. In the fourth, TC3 scored twice to cut the lead to 5-2, but Ancilla responded with a run in the sixth and three more in the seventh. The Panthers plated a pair in the bottom of the seventh to make it 9-4, but couldn't draw any closer.
 
Tayler Fravel (Sandy Creek H.S./Sandy Creek) was the lone Panther with multiple hits in either game, collecting two singles in the second game.
 


Panthers Beat Rainy River 10-0 and 11-3
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team enjoyed another big day at the plate Wednesday as the Panthers swept Rainy River Community College (Minn.) 10-0 and 11-3. The Panthers are now 7-1 on their spring trip to Florida, with games scheduled for Thursday against Ancilla College (Ind.).
 
After scoring two runs in the first inning of the opener, the Panthers blew the game open in the second with a grand slam by Kristan Baker (Dallas H.S./Dallas, Penn.) and a two-run homer from Mackenzie Sherlock (Paul V. Moore H.S./Central Square). Sherlock and Samijo Scheer (Corning East H.S./Corning) each finished the game with three hits to pace the 11-hit attack. Sherlock earned the win in the circle by striking out six and allowing just two hits during the five-inning game.
 
The second game was also shortened to five innings, and the second inning again was the big frame. After scoring a single run in the first, the Panthers plated five in the second to take command. By the time the game ended, TC3 had scored in each of its at bats while rapping a total of 13 hits.
 
Ashley Boda (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) had a big game at the plate, going 3-for-3 with her first homer of the season. Emily Woodin (Candor H.S./Candor) and Kaitlyn Edsall (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) each went 2-for-2 as nine different Panthers had hits and all 11 players that got into the game reached base via a hit or walk.
 
After Sherlock pitched the first inning, Baker earned the win in relief, striking out eight in four innings.


Panthers Beat Rainy River 10-0 and 11-3
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team enjoyed another big day at the plate Wednesday as the Panthers swept Rainy River Community College (Minn.) 10-0 and 11-3. The Panthers are now 7-1 on their spring trip to Florida, with games scheduled for Thursday against Ancilla College (Ind.).
 
After scoring two runs in the first inning of the opener, the Panthers blew the game open in the second with a grand slam by Kristan Baker (Dallas H.S./Dallas, Penn.) and a two-run homer from Mackenzie Sherlock (Paul V. Moore H.S./Central Square). Sherlock and Samijo Scheer (Corning East H.S./Corning) each finished the game with three hits to pace the 11-hit attack. Sherlock earned the win in the circle by striking out six and allowing just two hits during the five-inning game.
 
The second game was also shortened to five innings, and the second inning again was the big frame. After scoring a single run in the first, the Panthers plated five in the second to take command. By the time the game ended, TC3 had scored in each of its at bats while rapping a total of 13 hits.
 
Ashley Boda (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) had a big game at the plate, going 3-for-3 with her first homer of the season. Emily Woodin (Candor H.S./Candor) and Kaitlyn Edsall (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) each went 2-for-2 as nine different Panthers had hits and all 11 players that got into the game reached base via a hit or walk.
 
After Sherlock pitched the first inning, Baker earned the win in relief, striking out eight in four innings.


Two More Wins for Panthers
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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A strong day at the plate powered the Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team to a pair of wins in Florida Tuesday. The Panthers beat the Indiana Tech University JV 8-1 before overpowering Highland Community College (Ill.) 17-0. Both of Tuesday's opponents are scholarship teams - Indiana Tech is a four-year, NAIA school and Highland is a Division II junior college. With the wins, TC3 improves to 5-1 on the year. The Panthers continue the spring break games Wednesday with a doubleheader against Rainy River Community College (Minn.).
 
Against Indiana Tech, TC3 was led by two-RBI performances from both Katie Huston (Chenango Valley H.S./Binghamton) and Kaitlyn Massett (C.W. Baker H.S./Syracuse). Pitcher Emilie Rogers (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) continued her hot spring, allowing just three hits while striking out 14 in the complete game win.
 
The game against Highland opened with a bang. TC3 scored nine in the first two innings to set the tone, and then added an eight-run fourth inning to seal the win. Rogers and Kristan Baker (Dallas H.S./Dallas, Penn.) combined to hold Highland to just one hit while striking out nine in five innings. At the plate, Samijo Scheer (Corning East H.S./Corning) led the way by going 3-for-4 with a triple, four RBI, and three runs scored. Huston and Chelsea Houtenbrink (Waterloo H.S./Waterloo) each had two hits, a double, and three RBI. Baker, Tayler Fravel (Sandy Creek H.S./Sandy Creek), Emily Woodin (Candor H.S./Candor), and Kaitlyn Edsall (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) each also had a pair of hits as a part of TC3's 16-hit attack.


Two More Wins for Panthers
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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A strong day at the plate powered the Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team to a pair of wins in Florida Tuesday. The Panthers beat the Indiana Tech University JV 8-1 before overpowering Highland Community College (Ill.) 17-0. Both of Tuesday's opponents are scholarship teams - Indiana Tech is a four-year, NAIA school and Highland is a Division II junior college. With the wins, TC3 improves to 5-1 on the year. The Panthers continue the spring break games Wednesday with a doubleheader against Rainy River Community College (Minn.).
 
Against Indiana Tech, TC3 was led by two-RBI performances from both Katie Huston (Chenango Valley H.S./Binghamton) and Kaitlyn Massett (C.W. Baker H.S./Syracuse). Pitcher Emilie Rogers (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) continued her hot spring, allowing just three hits while striking out 14 in the complete game win.
 
The game against Highland opened with a bang. TC3 scored nine in the first two innings to set the tone, and then added an eight-run fourth inning to seal the win. Rogers and Kristan Baker (Dallas H.S./Dallas, Penn.) combined to hold Highland to just one hit while striking out nine in five innings. At the plate, Samijo Scheer (Corning East H.S./Corning) led the way by going 3-for-4 with a triple, four RBI, and three runs scored. Huston and Chelsea Houtenbrink (Waterloo H.S./Waterloo) each had two hits, a double, and three RBI. Baker, Tayler Fravel (Sandy Creek H.S./Sandy Creek), Emily Woodin (Candor H.S./Candor), and Kaitlyn Edsall (Whitney Point H.S./Whitney Point) each also had a pair of hits as a part of TC3's 16-hit attack.


Panthers Sweep Prairie State
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Monday, March 19, 2012

The Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team picked up two more wins in Florida Monday with a doubleheader sweep of Division II Prairie State College, 10-6 and 6-3. The Panthers improve to 3-1 during the spring break trip, with two more games scheduled for Tuesday.
 
In Monday's opener, TC3 opened the game with five runs in the first and moved out to a 10-2 lead before Prairie State kept the game going by scoring in the bottom of the fifth. TC3 pounded out 11 hits, with a double by Katie Huston (Chenango Valley H.S./Binghamton) being the lone extra-base knock. Kristan Baker (Dallas H.S./Dallas, Penn.), Mackenzie Sherlock (Paul V. Moore H.S./Central Square), and Ashley Boda (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) each had two hits for the winners, with Sherlock providing the power with three RBI.
 
The Panthers flexed more power in game two, with four extra base hits. Sherlock set the tone in the bottom of the first with a two-run homer as TC3 jumped to a 4-1 lead after two innings. After Prairie State cut the lead to 4-2 in the fifth, Baker answered with a homer in the bottom of the frame as the Panthers regained control.
 
Samijo Scheer (Corning East H.S./Corning) went 2-for-3 with a triple in game two as eight different Panthers recorded a hit. Karrie Snyder (Newfield H.S./Newfield) ripped a double, her second extra-base hit of the season.
 
The home-run hitters picked up the wins in the circle. Baker won game one, striking out six in seven innings; Sherlock took the second game, striking out three.


Panthers Sweep Prairie State
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Monday, March 19, 2012

The Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team picked up two more wins in Florida Monday with a doubleheader sweep of Division II Prairie State College, 10-6 and 6-3. The Panthers improve to 3-1 during the spring break trip, with two more games scheduled for Tuesday.
 
In Monday's opener, TC3 opened the game with five runs in the first and moved out to a 10-2 lead before Prairie State kept the game going by scoring in the bottom of the fifth. TC3 pounded out 11 hits, with a double by Katie Huston (Chenango Valley H.S./Binghamton) being the lone extra-base knock. Kristan Baker (Dallas H.S./Dallas, Penn.), Mackenzie Sherlock (Paul V. Moore H.S./Central Square), and Ashley Boda (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) each had two hits for the winners, with Sherlock providing the power with three RBI.
 
The Panthers flexed more power in game two, with four extra base hits. Sherlock set the tone in the bottom of the first with a two-run homer as TC3 jumped to a 4-1 lead after two innings. After Prairie State cut the lead to 4-2 in the fifth, Baker answered with a homer in the bottom of the frame as the Panthers regained control.
 
Samijo Scheer (Corning East H.S./Corning) went 2-for-3 with a triple in game two as eight different Panthers recorded a hit. Karrie Snyder (Newfield H.S./Newfield) ripped a double, her second extra-base hit of the season.
 
The home-run hitters picked up the wins in the circle. Baker won game one, striking out six in seven innings; Sherlock took the second game, striking out three.


Panthers Open Season with Split
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Sunday, March 18, 2012

The Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team opened the 2012 season against the team that ended the Panthers' 2011 season, the College of DuPage (Ill.). The team that eliminated the Panthers at last year's national tournament handed TC3 its first loss of the new campaign, 8-7, on Sunday. TC3 then posted its first win of the year, beating Prairie State College, a Division II team out of Illinois, by a final of 14-2. The Panthers continue the spring break trip to Florida with two more games against Prairie State on Monday.
 
In the opener, TC3 lost despite outhitting DuPage 13-7. The hit total included four extra-base hits, led by the team's first homer of the year off the bat of freshman Kristan Baker (Dallas H.S./Dallas, Penn.). Freshman Karrie Snyder (Newfield H.S./Newfield) went 4-for-4 in her debut, lacing a triple and driving in a run along the way. Baker, Tayler Fravel (Sandy Creek H.S./Sandy Creek), and Katie Ducharme (C.W. Baker H.S./Syracuse) each collected two hits, with Fravel and Baker hitting doubles and driving in to runs.
 
The nightcap saw the Panthers explode for 12 runs in the last two innings to turn a close game into a rout. Mackenzie Sherlock (Paul V. Moore H.S./Central Square) provided the big blow, a grand slam as part of a 3-for-4 game. Samijo Scheer (Corning East H.S./Corning) also homered as the Panthers combined for 16 hits. Baker and Fravel each went 3-for-5 and Snyder went 2-for-5 to lead the winners. Emilie Rogers (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) sparkled in the circle, striking out 13 while earning the complete game. Combined with two innings of relief work in the opener, Rogers struck out 17 in nine innings on the day.
 
TC3 has a total of 12 games scheduled during its week-long trip to Florida.


Panthers Open Season with Split
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Sunday, March 18, 2012

The Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team opened the 2012 season against the team that ended the Panthers' 2011 season, the College of DuPage (Ill.). The team that eliminated the Panthers at last year's national tournament handed TC3 its first loss of the new campaign, 8-7, on Sunday. TC3 then posted its first win of the year, beating Prairie State College, a Division II team out of Illinois, by a final of 14-2. The Panthers continue the spring break trip to Florida with two more games against Prairie State on Monday.
 
In the opener, TC3 lost despite outhitting DuPage 13-7. The hit total included four extra-base hits, led by the team's first homer of the year off the bat of freshman Kristan Baker (Dallas H.S./Dallas, Penn.). Freshman Karrie Snyder (Newfield H.S./Newfield) went 4-for-4 in her debut, lacing a triple and driving in a run along the way. Baker, Tayler Fravel (Sandy Creek H.S./Sandy Creek), and Katie Ducharme (C.W. Baker H.S./Syracuse) each collected two hits, with Fravel and Baker hitting doubles and driving in to runs.
 
The nightcap saw the Panthers explode for 12 runs in the last two innings to turn a close game into a rout. Mackenzie Sherlock (Paul V. Moore H.S./Central Square) provided the big blow, a grand slam as part of a 3-for-4 game. Samijo Scheer (Corning East H.S./Corning) also homered as the Panthers combined for 16 hits. Baker and Fravel each went 3-for-5 and Snyder went 2-for-5 to lead the winners. Emilie Rogers (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) sparkled in the circle, striking out 13 while earning the complete game. Combined with two innings of relief work in the opener, Rogers struck out 17 in nine innings on the day.
 
TC3 has a total of 12 games scheduled during its week-long trip to Florida.


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2012 Women's Softball Schedule
Date/Time
Opponent/Location
Results
Sun 03/18
5 p.m.
College of DuPage (Ill.)
Titusville, Fla.
Sun 03/18
7 p.m.
Prairie State College (Ill.)
Titusville, Fla.
Mon 03/19
11 a.m.
Prairie State College (Ill.)
Titusville, Fla.
Mon 03/19
11 a.m.
Prairie State College (Ill.)
Titusville, Fla.
Tue 03/20
11 a.m.
Indiana Tech University
Clermont, Fla.
Tue 03/20
1 p.m.
Highland CC (Ill.)
Clermont, Fla.
Wed 03/21
9 a.m.
Rainy River CC (Minn.)
Titusville, Fla.
Wed 03/21
11 a.m.
Rainy River CC (Minn.)
Titusville, Fla.
Thu 03/22
9 a.m.
Ancilla College (Ind.)
Titusville, Fla.
Thu 03/22
11 a.m.
Ancilla College (Ind.)
Titusville, Fla.
Fri 03/30
3 p.m.
Northampton CC (Penn.)
Bethlehem, Penn.
Fri 03/30
7 p.m.
Northampton CC (Penn.)
Bethlehem, Penn.
Sat 03/31
Brookdale CC (N.J.)
Lincroft, N.J.
Sun 04/01
Middlesex CC (N.J.)
Edison, N.J.
Tue 04/10
3 p.m.
Corning CC
Corning
Tue 04/10
3 p.m.
Corning CC
Corning
Thu 04/12
3 p.m.
Finger Lakes CC
Canandaigua
Thu 04/12
4 p.m.
Finger Lakes CC
Canandaigua
Sat 04/14
1 p.m.
Monroe CC
Rochester
Sat 04/14
1 p.m.
Monroe CC
Rochester
Sun 04/15
1 p.m.
Mohawk Valley CC
Home
Sun 04/15
1 p.m.
Mohawk Valley CC
Home
Mon 04/16
3 p.m.
Niagara County CC
Home
Mon 04/16
4 p.m.
Niagara County CC
Home
Thu 04/19
3 p.m.
SUNY Broome
Home
Thu 04/19
3 p.m.
SUNY Broome
Home
Sat 04/21
Herkimer County CC
Herkimer
Sun 04/22
1 p.m.
Onondaga CC
Home
Sun 04/22
1 p.m.
Onondaga CC
Home
Tue 04/24
Fulton-Montgomery CC
Johnstown
Thu 04/26
Jefferson CC
Watertown
Fri 04/27
Herkimer County CC
Herkimer
Sun 04/29
1 p.m.
Genesee CC
Batavia
Sun 04/29
2 p.m.
Genesee CC
Batavia
Mon 04/30
4 p.m.
Herkimer County CC
Herkimer
Mon 04/30
4 p.m.
Herkimer County CC
Herkimer
Wed 05/02
6 p.m.
Jefferson CC
Watertown
Sat 05/05
1 p.m.
Alfred State College
Home
Sat 05/05
1 p.m.
Alfred State College
Home
Tue 05/08
Genesee CC
Home
Wed 05/09
3 p.m.
Genesee CC
Home
Fri 05/11
12 p.m.
Monroe CC
Home
Fri 05/11
1 p.m.
Monroe CC
Home
Thu 05/17
1 p.m.
Itasca CC (Minn.)
Rochester, Minn.
Thu 05/17
5 p.m.
Ridgewater College (Minn.)
Rochester, Minn.
Fri 05/18
5 p.m.
Gloucester County College (N.J.)
Rochester, Minn.
Sat 05/19
1 p.m.
Anne Arundel CC (Md.)
Rochester, Minn.
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