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English Named All-Region

May 25, 2016

Quincy English

Tompkins Cortland Community College freshman Quincy English (Lehman Alternatives Community School/Ithaca) has been named to the NJCAA Region III all-region softball team. A total of 22 players earned all-region honors, with voting done by the coaches from the 18 Region III teams.

English, who was voted a second-team outfielder, was one of Tompkins Cortland’s best offensive players. She had team-highs of 27 runs scored, seven doubles, six home runs, a .440 on-base percentage, and a .711 slugging percentage. Her .382 batting average was second-best on the team, as was her hit total of 29. She also had the third-best fielding percentage on the team at .895.

English is the 29th player in the history of Tompkins Cortland softball to earn all-region honors, but the first since 2013.

O'Rourke and Parker Inducted Into Panther Hall of Fame

May 7, 2016

Eric Parker and Danielle O'Rourke, Panther Hall of Fame induction ceremony

Danielle O’Rourke and Eric Parker have been inducted into the Tompkins Cortland Community College Panther Hall of Fame. The two were joined by family and friends for the ceremony on campus Saturday, May 7.

O’Rourke is the first softball player inducted into the Panther Hall of Fame. She was a captain on the 2009 national championship team, earning a place on the NJCAA National Championship All-Tournament Team as well as being named an NFCA All-American. She earned a softball scholarship to Lynn University (NCAA Division II) and played for the Fighting Knights while earning her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.

While at Tompkins Cortland, O’Rourke put her name in several places in the college’s record book. When she finished her career as a Panther she held the career records for home runs and runs batted in and was among the top five in hits (2nd), doubles (2nd), put outs (2nd), runs scored (4th), walks (4th), slugging percentage (4th), and on-base percentage (5th). She still holds the single-season record for walks.

In his nomination letter, Panther Hall of Famer and former softball coach Brent Doane said O’Rourke deserves much of the credit for turning the Panthers softball program into a national champion in 2009. “Without question, we could not have achieved a national championship without her as our captain, our best hitter, our catcher, and the undisputable leader of our team,” said Doane, noting the culture she helped create led to four straight trips to nationals. “No one before or since has had the immediate impact that she did on our program.”

Parker is the third wrestler to be inducted into the Hall. A graduate of Ithaca High, he wrestled at Tompkins Cortland during the 1998-99 and 1999-2000 seasons. He was the Region III champion at 149 pounds as a freshman, being named the regional tournament’s Most Outstanding Wrestler. As a sophomore he finished second in the same weight class. Both years he qualified for the NJCAA National Championship Tournament.

A team captain, he helped the 1999 team earn the honor of being named the NJCAA Academic Wrestling Team of the Year. After graduation he continued his wrestling career at Ithaca College, and after earning his bachelor’s degree, returned to his school alma mater as a physical education teacher and coach. Parker still teaches and coaches wrestling and track and field at Ithaca High.

“Eric worked extremely hard both in and out of the classroom,” wrote Panther Hall of Famer and former wrestling coach Larry Hinkle in his nomination of Parker. “As his coach, I was extremely proud of his efforts and accomplishments at TC3 and thereafter. He was an excellent leader and a great student athlete, and now is a great role model and an outstanding citizen of Tompkins County.”

Formed in 1999, the Hall is designed to honor former athletes, coaches, and contributors for their outstanding performance and support of TC3 athletics. New members are elected by a selection committee that includes the director of athletics, the TC3 Athletic Advisory Board members, and current Panther Hall of Fame members. Inductions are possible bi-annually, with a maximum of three new members in each class. A plaque with the inductee's picture and description of his or her achievement is displayed at the College.

The inductions of O’Rourke and Parker brigns the total number of members of the Panther Hall of Fame to 14.

Panthers End Season with Split at Erie

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Tompkins Cortland Community College Softball

The Tompkins Cortland Community College softball season came to an end on a high note with a split of a road doubleheader. Playing on a wet Sunday at Erie Community College, the Panthers won an exciting game one 15-14 before dropping the nightcap 23-8. Tompkins Cortland ends the season with a record of 3-23. Erie’s record now stands at 3-21 overall and 2-14 in Region III.

GAME 1: Tompkins Cortland 15, Erie 14

The ball was flying around all day, starting with game one. Already leading 1-0, the Panthers put up six runs in third, with the big blow coming in the form of a three-run homer by Qunicy English (LACS/Ithaca). Over the next two innings, Erie would use the long ball to help score 12 runs and take a 12-11 lead after five innings. Two runs in the sixth put the Panthers back on top, 13-12, and then Caitlin Serowik (Marathon H.S./Marathon) hit a two-run homer in the seventh to make it 15-12. The cushion proved to be valuable as Erie scored twice in the bottom of the seventh, but with two runners on base, pitcher Kassandra Winters (Sayre Area H.S./Sayre, Penn.) induced a groundout to end the game with the win.

Winters pitched the complete game for the win while also going 4-for-5 and driving in three at the plate. Jordan Robinson (Dryden H.S./Dryden) went 3-for-6 with a pair of doubles, while Serowik, Abbey Beaver (Sherburrne-Earlville H.S./Sherburne), and Samantha Blanford (Newfield H.S./Newfield) each went 2-for-4 to help the Panthers set a new season-high in runs scored.

GAME 2: Erie 23, Tompkins Cortland 8 (5 innings)

The offenses didn’t cool down during the break between games, as each team came out swinging. Each team scored in each of the first three innings, with Erie holding a 12-7 lead heading into the fourth. In the top of the fourth, Erie broke it open with nine runs, making the score 21-7. Erie would add two more in the fifth, and when the Panthers could only score once in the fifth, the game ended due to the run rule.

English ended her freshman campaign with a big game, going 3-for-3 with two home runs and a double. She finished the year as the team leader with six home runs. Victoria Morse (Newark Valley H.S./Ithaca) and Haylee Hennessy (Colton-Pierrepont H.S./Colton) each had two hits and scored two runs in the season finale.

Roster–2014 Women's Softball

2014 Softball

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

Printable Roster

Statistics–Women's Softball

Women's Softball

2016 Season

Overall (5-21)
Region III (5-21)


Previous Seasons














Team Records

Most Wins (Season)

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

Most Consecutive Wins (Season)

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

Best Winning Percentage (Season)

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

Most Runs Scored (Game)

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

Most Runs Scored (Season)

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

Best Runs-Per-Game Average

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

Fewest Runs Allowed Per Game Average (Season)

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

Biggest Margin of Victory (Game)

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

Most Hits (Game)

26 (vs. SUNY Delhi, 4/13/07)
24 (at Elmira College JV, 4/26/02)
23 (at Finger Lakes CC, 4/16/09)
23 (vs. Mohawk Valley CC, 4/13/14)

Most Hits (Season)

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

Most Doubles (Game)

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

Most Doubles (Season)

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

Most Triples (Game)

2 (over ten times)

Most Triples (Season)

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

Most Home Runs (Game)

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

Most Home Runs (Season)

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

Most RBIs (Game)

22 (at Morrisville State, 4/28/04)
22 (vs. SUNY Delhi, 4/13/07)
20 (at Hagerstown CC, 3/29/14)

Most RBIs (Season)

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

Most Stolen Bases (Game)

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

Most Stolen Bases (Season)

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

Most Walks (Game)

15 (vs. SUNY Canton, 4/13/03)
14 (vs. Columbus State CC, 3/24/05)
13 (at Hagerstown CC, 3/29/14)

Most Walks (Season)

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

Best ERA - Pitching (Season)

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

Most Strikeouts - Pitching (Game)

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

Most Strikeouts - Pitching (Season)

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

Most Shutouts - Pitching (Season)

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

Best Fielding Percentage (Season)

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

Most Assists - Fielding (Season)

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

Individual Records - Hitting

Highest Batting Average (Season)

.557 Colleen Bannon (2010)
.506 Laura Thomas (2002)
.493 Ruthanne Forehand (2014)

Highest Batting Average (Career-two seasons)

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

Highest On-Base Percentage (Season)

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

Highest On-Base Percentage (Career-two seasons)

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

Highest Slugging Percentage (Season)

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

Highest Slugging Percentage (Career)

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

Most Hits (Game)

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

Most Hits (Season)

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

Most Hits (Career)

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

Most Doubles (Game)

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

Most Doubles (Season)

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

Most Doubles (Career)

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

Most Triples (Game)

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

Most Triples (Season)

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

Most Triples (Career)

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

Most Home Runs (Game)

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

Most Home Runs (Season)

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

Most Home Runs (Career)

17 Mackenzie Sherlock (2011-12)
15 Colleen Bannon (2009-10)
14 Taylor Policay (2013-14)

Most RBIs (Game)

8 Meghan Orman (vs. SUNY Cobleskill, 4/17/04)
7 Taylor Policay (vs. Mohawk Valley CC, 4/13/14)
6 Mackenzie Sherlock (at Corning CC, 4/10/12)
6 Samijo Scheer (at Northampton CC, 3/30/12)
6 Brooke Radley (at Broome CC, 4/21/11)
6 Niki Rieman (at Genesee CC, 5/4/08)

Most RBIs (Season)

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

Most RBIs (Career)

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

Most Runs Scored (Game)

4 Several times (-)

Most Runs Scored (Season)

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

Most Runs Scored (Career)

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

Most Stolen Bases (Game)

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

Most Stolen Bases (Season)

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

Most Stolen Bases (Career)

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

Most Walks (Game)

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

Most Walks (Season)

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

Most Walks (Career)

34 Colleen Bannon (2009-10)
33 Casey Morey (2013-14)
32 Heather Weber (2005-06)

Most Consecutive Games with a Hit

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

Individual Records - Pitching

Most Wins (Season)

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

Most Wins (Career)

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

Best ERA (Season)

0.81 Emilie Rogers (2012)
1.28 Alice Karpel (2004)
1.28 Niki Rieman (2008)

Best ERA (Career)

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

Most Strikeouts (Game)

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

Most Strikeouts (Season)

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

Most Strikeouts (Career)

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

Most Shutouts (Season)

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

Most Shutouts (Career)

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

Individual Records - Fielding

Best Fielding Percentage (Season)

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

Best Fielding Percentage (Career)

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

Most Assists (Season)

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

Most Assists (Career)

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

Most Put Outs (Season)

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

Most Put Outs (Career)

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

Team Playoff Records

Most Runs Scored (Playoff Game)

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

Most Hits (Playoff Game)

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

Most Doubles (Playoff Game)

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

Most Triples (Playoff Game)

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

Most Home Runs (Playoff Game)

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

Most RBIs (Playoff Game)

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

Most Stolen Bases (Playoff Game)

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

Most Walks (Playoff Game)

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

Most Strikeouts - Pitching (Playoff Game)

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

Individual Playoff Records

Most Hits (Playoff Game)

3, Several times (-)

Most Doubles (Playoff Game)

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

Most Triples (Playoff Game)

1, Several times (-)

Most Home Runs (Playoff Game)

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

Most RBIs (Playoff Game)

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

Most Runs Scored (Playoff Game)

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

Most Stolen Bases (Playoff Game)

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

Most Walks (Playoff Game)

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

Most Strikeouts (Playoff Game)

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


National Championships

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

All-American Players

All-Region Players

All-MSAC Players

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


Coaches–Women's Softball

Paige Freeman

Head Coach

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

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

Brooke Radley

Assistant Coach

Brooke RadelyCoach Radley joined the staff in 2014 after playing 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.


Highlights–2014 Women's Softball

Panthers Drop Regional Opener

Thursday, April 10, 2014

TC3 softball

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

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

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

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

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

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

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