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PPD to 5/1

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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

Roster–2006 Women's Softball

2006 TC3 Softball Team

No. Name Pos. Year Ht. Wt. High School/Hometown
1 Gabrielle Blackman So. 5-3 Dryden/Freeville
3 Amanda Christofferson Fr. 5-5 Dryden/Dryden
7 Amber Coulthart Fr. 5-4 Oneida/Oneida
8 Heather Weber So. 5-1 Seton Catholic/Endicott
9 Brittni Griep Fr. 5-6 Marathon/Marathon
10 Ondrea Mott Fr. 5-5 Sidney/Masonville
11 Heather Staring Fr. 5-4 Pulaski/Pulaski
12 Bethany Williamson Fr. 5-7 South Lewis/Lyons Falls
16 JoAnna Nages So. 5-6 Groton/Groton
21 Angelina Garofalo Fr. 5-2 Eldred/Eldred
22 Danielle Montrond Fr. 5-7 Liverpool/Liverpool
24 Tiffany Volkert So. 5-4 Dryden/Dryden
33 Amber Harmon Fr. 5-6 Whitney Point/Lisle
34 Erin Armstrong Fr. 5-4 Southern Cayuga/Genoa

Statistics–Women's Softball

Women's Softball

2014 Season

Overall (7-10)
Region III (5-8)

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–2006 Women's Softball

Panthers Sweep Genesee to End Season

Sunday, May 07, 2006

The TC3 softball team ended it season on a winning note Sunday, sweeping a doubleheader at Genesee Community College. TC3 took game one 13-5 and game two 10-3 to end the season 18-20 overall and 16-14 in Region III play. Despite the wins, TC3 missed out on earning a bid to the NJCAA postseason. Playoff invitations were handed out Sunday night.
 
In game one, TC3 trailed earlier before posting an impressive win. In the first, the Panthers scored an unearned run before Genesee responded with two of their own to take a 2-1 lead. The second inning saw TC3 score a pair of runs on one hit, a walk, a dropped third strike, and a double steal. After Genesee scored in the bottom of the second to tie it 3-3, TC3 went to work breaking the game open in the third.
 
JoAnna Nages (Groton HS/Groton) opened the inning with a single, and after an out, Amber Coulthart (Oneida HS/Oneida) singled to put runners on first and second. The next batter hit a fly ball for the second out of the inning, setting the stage for a big TC3 rally. Amanda Christofferson (Dryden HS/Dryden) started the hit parade with a single, followed by an RBI single by Tiffany Volkert (Dryden HS/Dryden). With the bases still loaded, Heather Weber (Seton Catholic HS/Endicott) delivered a two-run single, and after a wild pitch, TC3 held a 7-3 lead. Ondrea Mott (Sidney HS/Masonville) ripped a full-count double over the center fielder's head, scoring Weber, and after an error on a grounder by Brittni Griep (Marathon HS/Marathon), Mott scored TC3's sixth and final run of the inning. Genesee answered with a single run in the bottom of the third, making it 9-4 after three innings.
 
In the fourth, Coulthart manufactured a run for the Panthers. After reaching on an infield hit, she stole second, moved to third on a single by Christofferson and came in to score on a wild pitch. The fifth saw the Panthers tack on two more, thanks to another double by Mott and singles Coulthart and Amber Harmon (Whitney Point HS/Lisle). A single run by Genesee in the bottom of the inning made it 12-5 and kept the game from ending due to the mercy rule, but the Panther added a run in the sixth to push the lead back to eight runs. Weber started the inning with a single and eventually scored on an RBI single by Griep to make it 13-5. After the Panthers kept Genesee off the board in the bottom of the inning, the game was called due to the mercy rule.
 
Coulthart had a big game, going 3-for-4 and scoring two runs. Weber finished 2-for-5 with three runs scored and two RBI. Mott doubled twice, drove in two runs, and scored twice. Griep earned the winning, allowing three earned runs while striking out four.
 
Game two opened with TC3 threatening in the first, but failing to score. After holding Genesee of the board, the Panthers took the lead in the second. Erin Armstrong (Southern Cayuga HS/Genoa) and Harmon opened with back-to-back walks and both came around to score when Genesee misplayed Christofferson's bunt, leaving Christofferson on third base. After an out, Weber drove a ball over the center fielder for her third homer of the year, making it 4-0.
 
It took Genesee until the bottom of the third to respond, putting two runs on the board thanks to four singles, but TC3 ended the rally with a fine relay from Angelina Garofalo (Eldred HS/Eldred) to Christofferson to Mott to cut down a runner at the plate and en the inning. After a scoreless fourth, TC3 took control of the game with a big fifth. Griep started the rally with a single and came around to score on a triple by Nages. After a walk and stolen base by Coulthart, Armstrong laced a two-run single, moving to second on the throw to the plate. A single by Christofferson brought Armstrong in with the fourth run of the inning. When Genesee scored a single run in the bottom of the inning, the score stood at 8-3 heading into the sixth. The final runs came in the seventh, as singles by Harmon, Christofferson, and Volkert loaded the bases, and RBI grounders by Weber and Mott brought in two more for the Panthers. A scoreless bottom of the seventh made the final 10-3.
 
Griep earned the win, her tenth of the year, by allowing just two earned runs on eight hits. At the plate, Griep led attack by going 3-for-5 with a triple. Weber drove in three runs by going 1-for-3 with a homer. On the day she scored four runs, giving her 37 on the year, good for second on the TC3 single-season list, behind Amber Wallace's 38 in 2004. Weber holds the career record with 72 runs scored. She also finished third on the career hits record with 77, just one behind co-record holders Wallace (2003-04) and Jolene Phillips (2004-05).


Panthers End Season With Sweep

Sunday, May 07, 2006

The TC3 softball team ended it season on a winning note Sunday, sweeping a doubleheader at Genesee Community College. TC3 took game one 13-5 and game two 10-3 to end the season 18-20 overall and 16-14 in Region III play. Despite the wins, TC3 missed out on earning a bid to the NJCAA postseason. Playoff invitations were handed out Sunday night.
 
In game one, TC3 trailed earlier before posting an impressive win. In the first, the Panthers scored an unearned run before Genesee responded with two of their own to take a 2-1 lead. The second inning saw TC3 score a pair of runs on one hit, a walk, a dropped third strike, and a double steal. After Genesee scored in the bottom of the second to tie it 3-3, TC3 went to work breaking the game open in the third.
 
JoAnna Nages (Groton HS/Groton) opened the inning with a single, and after an out, Amber Coulthart (Oneida HS/Oneida) singled to put runners on first and second. The next batter hit a fly ball for the second out of the inning, setting the stage for a big TC3 rally. Amanda Christofferson (Dryden HS/Dryden) started the hit parade with a single, followed by an RBI single by Tiffany Volkert (Dryden HS/Dryden). With the bases still loaded, Heather Weber (Seton Catholic HS/Endicott) delivered a two-run single, and after a wild pitch, TC3 held a 7-3 lead. Ondrea Mott (Sidney HS/Masonville) ripped a full-count double over the center fielder's head, scoring Weber, and after an error on a grounder by Brittni Griep (Marathon HS/Marathon), Mott scored TC3's sixth and final run of the inning. Genesee answered with a single run in the bottom of the third, making it 9-4 after three innings.
 
In the fourth, Coulthart manufactured a run for the Panthers. After reaching on an infield hit, she stole second, moved to third on a single by Christofferson and came in to score on a wild pitch. The fifth saw the Panthers tack on two more, thanks to another double by Mott and singles Coulthart and Amber Harmon (Whitney Point HS/Lisle). A single run by Genesee in the bottom of the inning made it 12-5 and kept the game from ending due to the mercy rule, but the Panther added a run in the sixth to push the lead back to eight runs. Weber started the inning with a single and eventually scored on an RBI single by Griep to make it 13-5. After the Panthers kept Genesee off the board in the bottom of the inning, the game was called due to the mercy rule.
 
Coulthart had a big game, going 3-for-4 and scoring two runs. Weber finished 2-for-5 with three runs scored and two RBI. Mott doubled twice, drove in two runs, and scored twice. Griep earned the winning, allowing three earned runs while striking out four.
 
Game two opened with TC3 threatening in the first, but failing to score. After holding Genesee of the board, the Panthers took the lead in the second. Erin Armstrong (Southern Cayuga HS/Genoa) and Harmon opened with back-to-back walks and both came around to score when Genesee misplayed Christofferson's bunt, leaving Christofferson on third base. After an out, Weber drove a ball over the center fielder for her third homer of the year, making it 4-0.
 
It took Genesee until the bottom of the third to respond, putting two runs on the board thanks to four singles, but TC3 ended the rally with a fine relay from Angelina Garofalo (Eldred HS/Eldred) to Christofferson to Mott to cut down a runner at the plate and en the inning. After a scoreless fourth, TC3 took control of the game with a big fifth. Griep started the rally with a single and came around to score on a triple by Nages. After a walk and stolen base by Coulthart, Armstrong laced a two-run single, moving to second on the throw to the plate. A single by Christofferson brought Armstrong in with the fourth run of the inning. When Genesee scored a single run in the bottom of the inning, the score stood at 8-3 heading into the sixth. The final runs came in the seventh, as singles by Harmon, Christofferson, and Volkert loaded the bases, and RBI grounders by Weber and Mott brought in two more for the Panthers. A scoreless bottom of the seventh made the final 10-3.
 
Griep earned the win, her tenth of the year, by allowing just two earned runs on eight hits. At the plate, Griep led attack by going 3-for-5 with a triple. Weber drove in three runs by going 1-for-3 with a homer. On the day she scored four runs, giving her 37 on the year, good for second on the TC3 single-season list, behind Amber Wallace's 38 in 2004. Weber holds the career record with 72 runs scored. She also finished third on the career hits record with 77, just one behind co-record holders Wallace (2003-04) and Jolene Phillips (2004-05).


Panthers Sloppy in Doubleheader Loss

Friday, May 05, 2006

The combination of sloppy defense and a hot-hitting opponent added up to a pair of lopsided losses for the TC3 softball team Friday as the Panthers dropped a pair at Herkimer. With both games shortened due to the mercy rule, TC3 lost the opener 12-1 before falling apart in a 31-11 loss in game two. The losses leave TC3 with an overall record of 16-20 and 14-14 in Region III. The Panthers close out the season Sunday at Genesee Community College.
 
Despite the final scores, TC3 did enjoy some highlights. Erin Armstrong (Southern Cayuga HS/Genoa) tied a TC3 record with three doubles in game two, finishing the day 4-for-6 with three RBI. In game two, Heather Weber (Seton Catholic HS/Endicott) smacked her second home run of the season as part of a 3-for-4 effort and Tiffany Volkert (Dryden HS/Dryden) was a perfect 3-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored. Brittni Griep (Marathon HS/Marathon) collected a hit in each game, and, despite the score, pitched well in game one, striking out five and allowing just three earned runs in four innings.
 
On the day, TC3 committed 19 errors and allowed 23 unearned runs. The 11 errors in game two was a season high for the Panthers.


Panthers Drop Doubleheader at Herkimer

Friday, May 05, 2006

The combination of sloppy defense and a hot-hitting opponent added up to a pair of lopsided losses for the TC3 softball team Friday as the Panthers dropped a pair at Herkimer. With both games shortened due to the mercy rule, TC3 lost the opener 12-1 before falling apart in a 31-11 loss in game two. The losses leave TC3 with an overall record of 16-20 and 14-14 in Region III. The Panthers close out the season Sunday at Genesee Community College.
 
Despite the final scores, TC3 did enjoy some highlights. Erin Armstrong (Southern Cayuga HS/Genoa) tied a TC3 record with three doubles in game two, finishing the day 4-for-6 with three RBI. In game two, Heather Weber (Seton Catholic HS/Endicott) smacked her second home run of the season as part of a 3-for-4 effort and Tiffany Volkert (Dryden HS/Dryden) was a perfect 3-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored. Brittni Griep (Marathon HS/Marathon) collected a hit in each game, and, despite the score, pitched well in game one, striking out five and allowing just three earned runs in four innings.
 
On the day, TC3 committed 19 errors and allowed 23 unearned runs. The 11 errors in game two was a season high for the Panthers.


Panthers Rally for Split
TC3 Ends Home Portion of Season with Win

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Playing at home for the last time this season, the TC3 softball team rallied for a doubleheader split with Jefferson Community College Wednesday. TC3 dropped the first game 11-8 before winning game two 12-6. TC3 is now 16-18 overall, 14-12 in Region III, and 6-6 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Jefferson stands at 8-14 overall and in region, and 6-6 in the MSAC. It was the third straight doubleheader split for the Panthers, with each one costing TC3 in its chase for a playoff spot.
 
Game one opened with TC3 falling into a big hole. After Jefferson took a 1-0 lead in the first, the visitors added seven more in the second to lead 8-0 before TC3 had recorded its first hit. That changed in the third as the Panthers started an impressive comeback.
 
Brittni Griep (Marathon HS/Marathon) opened the inning with a double to center, and after an out, moved to third on a single by Amber Coulthart (Oneida HS/Oneida). A pop out set the stage for a two-out rally, and TC3 responded. Heather Weber (Seton Catholic HS/Endicott) provided the first clutch hit, stroking as single to center to score Griep. JoAnna Nages (Groton HS/Groton) followed with a blast to left that scored two runs and left her on second. Erin Armstrong (Southern Cayuga HS/Genoa) kept the rally alive with a single to score Nages. Amanda Christofferson (Dryden HS/Dryden) singled to move Armstrong to third and Ondrea Mott (Sidney HS/Masonville) drove in the fifth run of the inning with a single. A walk to Griep ended the string of five-straight hits, but Jefferson recorded the final out to leave the bases loaded.
 
In the fourth, TC3 completed the comeback. Coulthart and Amber Harmon (Whitney Point HS/Lisle) walked to open the inning and Weber singled to load the bases. An RBI walk by Nages made it 8-6, and one out late, Christofferson delivered a two-run single to tie the game at 8-8. Unfortunately for TC3, the offense couldn't plate another run, stranding two runners.
 
In the fifth, Jefferson reclaimed the lead, combining a hit and a TC3 error to move ahead 9-8. After TC3 failed to answer in the bottom of the inning, Jefferson took control with a pair of runs in the top of the sixth. It turned out to be the final scoring of the game, as Jefferson held on for an 11-8 win in game one.
 
Game two opened with the visitors scoring four runs in the first, but this time, TC3 didn't wait as long to mount a comeback. In the bottom of the first, Weber reached on a walk and came around to score on a triple by Harmon. A walk, wild pitch, and RBI single by Mott later, TC3 had cut the lead to 4-3.
 
After a scoreless second inning, Jefferson added a pair of runs to make it 6-3 in the third. The fourth saw TC3 scratch out a run when Mott singled, moved to second on a wild pitch, take third on a bunt and score on ground out. After four innings the score was 6-4, and after Jefferson was shutout in the top of the fifth, the stage was set for a TC3 rally.
 
In the bottom of the fifth, Coulthart reached with one out and moved to third on a single by Nages. Griep drove in Coulthart with a single, and after a walk, Mott tied the game with an RBI single. A heads-up play by the Jefferson defense kept the score tied heading into the sixth, but after again holding the visitors off the board, TC3 took charge of the game in the home half of the inning.
 
Angelina Garofalo (Eldred HS/Eldred) walked to start a string of six straight hitters to reach base. All six would come around to score as the Panthers jumped to a 12-6 lead and after holding Jefferson off the board in the seventh, TC3 had the doubleheader split.
 
Weber finished the day 4-for-7 to raise her season batting average to .383. Nages went 3-for-6 and her three RBI give her a team-leading 21 on the season. Mott was 4-for-4 in game two and finished the day with five hits and four RBI. Christofferson earned the win in game two, pitching two scoreless innings in relief. She is now 6-3 on the year.
 
As the Panthers will be moving to a new field in 2007, the win caps not only the home season, but brings to a successful conclusion the use of TC3's current field. TC3 closes out the regular season with doubleheaders at Herkimer County Community College on Friday and at Genesee Community College on Sunday.


Rally Runs Out of Gas in Game One Loss

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Playing at home for the last time this season, the TC3 softball team rallied for a doubleheader split with Jefferson Community College Wednesday. TC3 dropped the first game 11-8 before winning game two 12-6. TC3 is now 16-18 overall, 14-12 in Region III, and 6-6 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Jefferson stands at 8-14 overall and in region, and 6-6 in the MSAC. It was the third straight doubleheader split for the Panthers, with each one costing TC3 in its chase for a playoff spot.
 
Game one opened with TC3 falling into a big hole. After Jefferson took a 1-0 lead in the first, the visitors added seven more in the second to lead 8-0 before TC3 had recorded its first hit. That changed in the third as the Panthers started an impressive comeback.
 
Brittni Griep (Marathon HS/Marathon) opened the inning with a double to center, and after an out, moved to third on a single by Amber Coulthart (Oneida HS/Oneida). A pop out set the stage for a two-out rally, and TC3 responded. Heather Weber (Seton Catholic HS/Endicott) provided the first clutch hit, stroking as single to center to score Griep. JoAnna Nages (Groton HS/Groton) followed with a blast to left that scored two runs and left her on second. Erin Armstrong (Southern Cayuga HS/Genoa) kept the rally alive with a single to score Nages. Amanda Christofferson (Dryden HS/Dryden) singled to move Armstrong to third and Ondrea Mott (Sidney HS/Masonville) drove in the fifth run of the inning with a single. A walk to Griep ended the string of five-straight hits, but Jefferson recorded the final out to leave the bases loaded.
 
In the fourth, TC3 completed the comeback. Coulthart and Amber Harmon (Whitney Point HS/Lisle) walked to open the inning and Weber singled to load the bases. An RBI walk by Nages made it 8-6, and one out late, Christofferson delivered a two-run single to tie the game at 8-8. Unfortunately for TC3, the offense couldn't plate another run, stranding two runners.
 
In the fifth, Jefferson reclaimed the lead, combining a hit and a TC3 error to move ahead 9-8. After TC3 failed to answer in the bottom of the inning, Jefferson took control with a pair of runs in the top of the sixth. It turned out to be the final scoring of the game, as Jefferson held on for an 11-8 win in game one.
 
Game two opened with the visitors scoring four runs in the first, but this time, TC3 didn't wait as long to mount a comeback. In the bottom of the first, Weber reached on a walk and came around to score on a triple by Harmon. A walk, wild pitch, and RBI single by Mott later, TC3 had cut the lead to 4-3.
 
After a scoreless second inning, Jefferson added a pair of runs to make it 6-3 in the third. The fourth saw TC3 scratch out a run when Mott singled, moved to second on a wild pitch, take third on a bunt and score on ground out. After four innings the score was 6-4, and after Jefferson was shutout in the top of the fifth, the stage was set for a TC3 rally.
 
In the bottom of the fifth, Coulthart reached with one out and moved to third on a single by Nages. Griep drove in Coulthart with a single, and after a walk, Mott tied the game with an RBI single. A heads-up play by the Jefferson defense kept the score tied heading into the sixth, but after again holding the visitors off the board, TC3 took charge of the game in the home half of the inning.
 
Angelina Garofalo (Eldred HS/Eldred) walked to start a string of six straight hitters to reach base. All six would come around to score as the Panthers jumped to a 12-6 lead and after holding Jefferson off the board in the seventh, TC3 had the doubleheader split.
 
Weber finished the day 4-for-7 to raise her season batting average to .383. Nages went 3-for-6 and her three RBI give her a team-leading 21 on the season. Mott was 4-for-4 in game two and finished the day with five hits and four RBI. Christofferson earned the win in game two, pitching two scoreless innings in relief. She is now 6-3 on the year.
 
As the Panthers will be moving to a new field in 2007, the win caps not only the home season, but brings to a successful conclusion the use of TC3's current field. TC3 closes out the regular season with doubleheaders at Herkimer County Community College on Friday and at Genesee Community College on Sunday.


Panthers Blow Lead in Loss to FMCC

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

The inability to hold a 6-0 lead in the second game of a doubleheader has put a bump in the TC3 softball team's drive for a playoff spot. After winning the opener 8-4 at Fulton-Montgomery Community College Tuesday, the Panthers dropped game two 9-6. TC3 is now 15-17 overall and, more importantly, 13-11 in Region III. Fulton-Montgomery, one of the teams TC3 is battling with for a playoff spot, is now 13-9 in regional play.
 
The day started well for the Panthers. After the long bus ride, TC3 came out and scored two runs in the top of the first in game one. Heather Weber (Seton Catholic HS/Endicott) started the attack by drawing the first of back-to-back walks and coming around to score on a Fulton-Montgomery fielding error. A home run by the home team in the bottom of the inning tied the score at 2-2 after one inning.
 
In the second, JoAnna Nages (Groton HS/Groton) started what would be a big day at the plate with a single and moved to second when the outfielder misplayed the ball. After a wild pitch, Nages came in to score on a single by Amber Coulthart (Oneida HS/Oneida), making it 3-2. Fulton-Montgomery again tied it up in their half, scoring a run thanks to two TC3 errors to tie it at 3-3.
 
After a scoreless third, the seesaw battle continued in the fourth. A home run by Nages to open the inning made it 4-3, but Fulton-Montgomery answered in the bottom of the frame with another unearned run to make it 4-4 heading into what turned out to be the deciding inning.
 
In the fifth, Weber led off with a single and moved to second on sacrifice bunt. After a walk and hit batter loaded the bases, Weber broke the tie by scoring on a wild pitch. One out later, Nages came through with the big hit of the day, a two-run triple that ended with the ball being thrown out of play and Nages scoring to make it 8-4. It proved to be enough as TC3 pitcher Amanda Christofferson (Dryden HS/Dryden) held Fulton-Montgomery in check the rest of the way, allowing only two bases runners over the final three innings.
 
The momentum from game on carried over to the start of game two, as TC3 jumped out to an early lead. Weber again provided the spark, singling in the first and coming around to score on an RBI single by Amber Harmon (Whitney Point HS/Lisle). The Panthers added two more in the second as three straight walks loaded the bases for Weber, who delivered a two-run single to make it 3-0. In the third, TC3 tacked on three more, with an RBI from Ondrea Mott (Sidney HS/Masonville) and a two-run double from Christofferson. With the score 6-0 heading to the bottom of the third, the game began to change.
 
In the third, the home team combined a pair of singles and a ground out to get on the board with a single run. After keeping TC3 off the board in the fourth, Fulton-Montgomery continued to chip away with two runs on three triples to make it 6-3. An inning later, the home team pulled within one, using a triple, a single, and two errors to score twice and make it 6-5 heading into the sixth inning.
 
While TC3's offense continued to stall, the hosts completed their comeback with a four-run sixth, capped by a three-run homer. The Panthers' last chance fizzled as the team was retired in order in the seventh to end the game.
 
Leading the TC3 offense, Nages went 4-for-6 with three RBI and Weber finished 3-for-7. Christofferson earned the win in game one and the loss in game two, moving her record to 5-3 on the year.
 
With six games left on the schedule, the loss hurts TC3's effort to win a playoff spot. The Panthers are in action again home Wednesday against Jefferson Community College. It’s the final home date of the season for TC3.


Panthers Take Opener at FMCC

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

The inability to hold a 6-0 lead in the second game of a doubleheader has put a bump in the TC3 softball team's drive for a playoff spot. After winning the opener 8-4 at Fulton-Montgomery Community College Tuesday, the Panthers dropped game two 9-6. TC3 is now 15-17 overall and, more importantly, 13-11 in Region III. Fulton-Montgomery, one of the teams TC3 is battling with for a playoff spot, is now 13-9 in regional play.
 
The day started well for the Panthers. After the long bus ride, TC3 came out and scored two runs in the top of the first in game one. Heather Weber (Seton Catholic HS/Endicott) started the attack by drawing the first of back-to-back walks and coming around to score on a Fulton-Montgomery fielding error. A home run by the home team in the bottom of the inning tied the score at 2-2 after one inning.
 
In the second, JoAnna Nages (Groton HS/Groton) started what would be a big day at the plate with a single and moved to second when the outfielder misplayed the ball. After a wild pitch, Nages came in to score on a single by Amber Coulthart (Oneida HS/Oneida), making it 3-2. Fulton-Montgomery again tied it up in their half, scoring a run thanks to two TC3 errors to tie it at 3-3.
 
After a scoreless third, the seesaw battle continued in the fourth. A home run by Nages to open the inning made it 4-3, but Fulton-Montgomery answered in the bottom of the frame with another unearned run to make it 4-4 heading into what turned out to be the deciding inning.
 
In the fifth, Weber led off with a single and moved to second on sacrifice bunt. After a walk and hit batter loaded the bases, Weber broke the tie by scoring on a wild pitch. One out later, Nages came through with the big hit of the day, a two-run triple that ended with the ball being thrown out of play and Nages scoring to make it 8-4. It proved to be enough as TC3 pitcher Amanda Christofferson (Dryden HS/Dryden) held Fulton-Montgomery in check the rest of the way, allowing only two bases runners over the final three innings.
 
The momentum from game on carried over to the start of game two, as TC3 jumped out to an early lead. Weber again provided the spark, singling in the first and coming around to score on an RBI single by Amber Harmon (Whitney Point HS/Lisle). The Panthers added two more in the second as three straight walks loaded the bases for Weber, who delivered a two-run single to make it 3-0. In the third, TC3 tacked on three more, with an RBI from Ondrea Mott (Sidney HS/Masonville) and a two-run double from Christofferson. With the score 6-0 heading to the bottom of the third, the game began to change.
 
In the third, the home team combined a pair of singles and a ground out to get on the board with a single run. After keeping TC3 off the board in the fourth, Fulton-Montgomery continued to chip away with two runs on three triples to make it 6-3. An inning later, the home team pulled within one, using a triple, a single, and two errors to score twice and make it 6-5 heading into the sixth inning.
 
While TC3's offense continued to stall, the hosts completed their comeback with a four-run sixth, capped by a three-run homer. The Panthers' last chance fizzled as the team was retired in order in the seventh to end the game.
 
Leading the TC3 offense, Nages went 4-for-6 with three RBI and Weber finished 3-for-7. Christofferson earned the win in game one and the loss in game two, moving her record to 5-3 on the year.
 
With six games left on the schedule, the loss hurts TC3's effort to win a playoff spot. The Panthers are in action again home Wednesday against Jefferson Community College. It’s the final home date of the season for TC3.


Panthers Pound Alfred State in Game Two

Sunday, April 30, 2006

After suffering a disappointing extra-innings loss in the opener, the TC3 softball team bounced back to pound Alfred State in the second game of a doubleheader in Alfred Sunday. The Panthers dropped the opener 7-6 in eight innings before winning game two 14-2 in five innings. TC3 is now 14-16 overall and 12-10 in regional play. Alfred State stands at 7-22 overall and 7-14 in region.
 
Alfred took the early lead in game one, scoring an unearned run on a pair of TC3 errors. In the top of the second, TC3 answered with four runs on four hits, the big blow coming in the form of a two-out, two-run double by Heather Weber (Seton Catholic HS/Endicott). Another unearned run by Alfred in the third made it 4-2.
 
After a scoreless fourth, Alfred combined three hits and a TC3 error to score three runs and take a 5-4 lead. In the top of the sixth, Amanda Christofferson (Dryden HS/Dryden) singled, moved to second on a passed ball, and came in to score on a two-out single by Ondrea Mott (Sidney HS/Masonville) to tie the score at 5-5. After Alfred was kept off the board in the bottom of the inning and neither team could score in the seventh, the game went to extra innings.
 
In the eighth, JoAnna Nages (Groton HS/Groton) delivered a two-out RBI to give TC3 a 6-5 lead, but it proved to not be enough, as Alfred scored twice in the bottom of the inning to pull out the 7-6 upset.
 
Game two opened with TC3's offense in high gear. Weber walked to open the game, Amber Coulthart (Oneida HS/Oneida) singled, and Amber Harmon (Whitney Point HS/Lisle) walked to load the bases. After an out, Erin Armstrong (Southern Cayuga HS/Genoa) drove in the first run of the game with a single, followed by an RBI-single by Mott to make it 2-0. The score remained 2-0 as the Panthers left the bases loaded with a fly out and strike out to end the top of the first. In the bottom, Alfred answered with two runs on two hits, a walk, and an error, making it 2-2 after one inning.
 
TC3 quickly changed that, with Weber and Coulthart again providing the spark. After one out, Weber singled and stole second, and Coulthart walked. An out later, Tiffany Volkert (Dryden HS/Dryden) reached on an error, allowing Weber to move to third and Coulthart to second. Armstrong followed by also reaching on an error, this one allowing Weber to score. A wild pitch brought Coulthart in to score, followed by another Alfred error that brought Volkert in to make it 5-2.
 
The lead grew in the third as Christofferson opened with a single, Weber reached on a walk, and Coulthart drove in the first run with a single. With two outs, Volkert delivered a two-run single to make it 8-2. After a scoreless fourth, TC3 blew the game open in the fifth.
 
Weber again opened the inning, singling to left and moving all the way to third on an error. Coulthart drove her in with a grounder to second and reached when the fielder committed an error. Two walks, a single, and a double over the next four batters produced two more runs, and a sacrifice fly made it 12-2. After another fly out, Brittni Griep (Marathon HS/Marathon) drove home the final two runs with a sharp single.
 
Christofferson earned the win, settling down after the first inning. After the first frame, only four batters reached base, with just one making it to second. The game ended with a brilliant defensive play by shortstop Harmon. With two outs and a runner on first, Harmon ranged far to her left and dove to stop a hard grounder up the middle, and while sprawled out on the ground, flipped the ball with her glove to Griep covering second for the force out to end the game.
 
Both Weber and Coulthart scored four times in game two, tying a TC3 record. On the day, Mott went 4-for-8 with three RBI. Weber and Coulthart each went 3-for-6 with two RBI and Nages and Volkert each collected three RBI. Nine Panthers recorded hits on the afternoon, with seven finishing with multiple hits.
 
TC3 travels to Fulton-Montgomery Community College for a doubleheader Tuesday.


Panthers Fall in Extra Innings

Sunday, April 30, 2006

After suffering a disappointing extra-innings loss in the opener, the TC3 softball team bounced back to pound Alfred State in the second game of a doubleheader in Alfred Sunday. The Panthers dropped the opener 7-6 in eight innings before winning game two 14-2 in five innings. TC3 is now 14-16 overall and 12-10 in regional play. Alfred State stands at 7-22 overall and 7-14 in region.
 
Alfred took the early lead in game one, scoring an unearned run on a pair of TC3 errors. In the top of the second, TC3 answered with four runs on four hits, the big blow coming in the form of a two-out, two-run double by Heather Weber (Seton Catholic HS/Endicott). Another unearned run by Alfred in the third made it 4-2.
 
After a scoreless fourth, Alfred combined three hits and a TC3 error to score three runs and take a 5-4 lead. In the top of the sixth, Amanda Christofferson (Dryden HS/Dryden) singled, moved to second on a passed ball, and came in to score on a two-out single by Ondrea Mott (Sidney HS/Masonville) to tie the score at 5-5. After Alfred was kept off the board in the bottom of the inning and neither team could score in the seventh, the game went to extra innings.
 
In the eighth, JoAnna Nages (Groton HS/Groton) delivered a two-out RBI to give TC3 a 6-5 lead, but it proved to not be enough, as Alfred scored twice in the bottom of the inning to pull out the 7-6 upset.
 
Game two opened with TC3's offense in high gear. Weber walked to open the game, Amber Coulthart (Oneida HS/Oneida) singled, and Amber Harmon (Whitney Point HS/Lisle) walked to load the bases. After an out, Erin Armstrong (Southern Cayuga HS/Genoa) drove in the first run of the game with a single, followed by an RBI-single by Mott to make it 2-0. The score remained 2-0 as the Panthers left the bases loaded with a fly out and strike out to end the top of the first. In the bottom, Alfred answered with two runs on two hits, a walk, and an error, making it 2-2 after one inning.
 
TC3 quickly changed that, with Weber and Coulthart again providing the spark. After one out, Weber singled and stole second, and Coulthart walked. An out later, Tiffany Volkert (Dryden HS/Dryden) reached on an error, allowing Weber to move to third and Coulthart to second. Armstrong followed by also reaching on an error, this one allowing Weber to score. A wild pitch brought Coulthart in to score, followed by another Alfred error that brought Volkert in to make it 5-2.
 
The lead grew in the third as Christofferson opened with a single, Weber reached on a walk, and Coulthart drove in the first run with a single. With two outs, Volkert delivered a two-run single to make it 8-2. After a scoreless fourth, TC3 blew the game open in the fifth.
 
Weber again opened the inning, singling to left and moving all the way to third on an error. Coulthart drove her in with a grounder to second and reached when the fielder committed an error. Two walks, a single, and a double over the next four batters produced two more runs, and a sacrifice fly made it 12-2. After another fly out, Brittni Griep (Marathon HS/Marathon) drove home the final two runs with a sharp single.
 
Christofferson earned the win, settling down after the first inning. After the first frame, only four batters reached base, with just one making it to second. The game ended with a brilliant defensive play by shortstop Harmon. With two outs and a runner on first, Harmon ranged far to her left and dove to stop a hard grounder up the middle, and while sprawled out on the ground, flipped the ball with her glove to Griep covering second for the force out to end the game.
 
Both Weber and Coulthart scored four times in game two, tying a TC3 record. On the day, Mott went 4-for-8 with three RBI. Weber and Coulthart each went 3-for-6 with two RBI and Nages and Volkert each collected three RBI. Nine Panthers recorded hits on the afternoon, with seven finishing with multiple hits.
 
TC3 travels to Fulton-Montgomery Community College for a doubleheader Tuesday.


Rally Falls Short for Panthers

Friday, April 28, 2006

The TC3 softball team led the #4-ranked team in the nation in both ends of a doubleheader before losing both games Friday. In both cases, the Panthers nearly rallied back in their final at-bats, but came up short to drop to 13-15 overall and 11-9 in regional play. Mohawk Valley improves to 25-1 overall and 17-1 in regional action.
 
In game one, TC3 took an early lead with a two-run second inning and a single run in the third. After Mohawk Valley scored in the top of the fourth, TC3 answered with runs in the fourth and fifth to take a 5-1 lead into the sixth.
 
After cruising through the first five innings, the sixth saw the wheels come off the TC3 train. The first nine batters Mohawk sent to the plate scored to start an 11-run outburst on 8 hits and 5 errors. The visitors added three more in the top of the seventh to make it 16-5 heading to TC3's last at bats.
 
In the bottom of the seventh, two of the first three batters made outs before the Panthers put together an impressive two-out rally. With a runner on second, pinch-hitter Angelina Garofalo (Eldred HS/Eldred) singled and Heather Staring (Pulaski Hs/Pulaski) walked to load the bases. An error by Mohawk allowed two runs to score, followed by RBI singles from Amber Coulthart (Oneida HS/Oneida) and Heather Weber (Seton Catholic HS/Endicott) to make it 16-9. After a walk, Tiffany Volkert (Dryden HS/Dryden) delivered a two-run single before a ground out ended the game at 16-11.
 
Erin Armstrong (Southern Cayuga HS/Genoa) had a huge game at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a home run and two doubles. Coulthart added two hits in four at bats.
 
Game two opened with Mohawk scoring a single run in the top of the first before TC3 answered in the bottom of the second. After an out, Armstrong reached on a single, and after a second out, moved to second on a single by Amanda Christofferson (Dryden HS/Dryden). Brittni Griep (Marathon HS/Marathon) followed by delivering an RBI single to tie the game. Garofalo followed by grounding into a fielder's choice, but Christofferson crossed the plate before the tag was made, giving TC3 a 2-1 lead after two innings.
 
The lead was short-lived, as Mohawk tied the game at 2-2 in the third before scoring three in the fourth to make it 5-2. A single run in the fifth inning gave Mohawk a 6-2 lead, a margin that stood heading into the bottom of the seventh.
 
In the last at bats, Griep opened the inning by singling and moved to second on a single by Garofalo. After an out, Weber drew a walk to load the bases. A groundout scored Griep, leaving TC3 with runners on second and third, but the rally ended when TC3's pinch-hitter grounded out.
 
Weber and Griep had big games at the plate, each going 3-for-3.
 
TC3 travels to Alfred State for a doubleheader Sunday.


Panthers Can't Hold On in Game One

Friday, April 28, 2006

The TC3 softball team led the #4-ranked team in the nation in both ends of a doubleheader before losing both games Friday. In both cases, the Panthers nearly rallied back in their final at-bats, but came up short to drop to 13-15 overall and 11-9 in regional play. Mohawk Valley improves to 25-1 overall and 17-1 in regional action.
 
In game one, TC3 took an early lead with a two-run second inning and a single run in the third. After Mohawk Valley scored in the top of the fourth, TC3 answered with runs in the fourth and fifth to take a 5-1 lead into the sixth.
 
After cruising through the first five innings, the sixth saw the wheels come off the TC3 train. The first nine batters Mohawk sent to the plate scored to start an 11-run outburst on 8 hits and 5 errors. The visitors added three more in the top of the seventh to make it 16-5 heading to TC3's last at bats.
 
In the bottom of the seventh, two of the first three batters made outs before the Panthers put together an impressive two-out rally. With a runner on second, pinch-hitter Angelina Garofalo (Eldred HS/Eldred) singled and Heather Staring (Pulaski Hs/Pulaski) walked to load the bases. An error by Mohawk allowed two runs to score, followed by RBI singles from Amber Coulthart (Oneida HS/Oneida) and Heather Weber (Seton Catholic HS/Endicott) to make it 16-9. After a walk, Tiffany Volkert (Dryden HS/Dryden) delivered a two-run single before a ground out ended the game at 16-11.
 
Erin Armstrong (Southern Cayuga HS/Genoa) had a huge game at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a home run and two doubles. Coulthart added two hits in four at bats.
 
Game two opened with Mohawk scoring a single run in the top of the first before TC3 answered in the bottom of the second. After an out, Armstrong reached on a single, and after a second out, moved to second on a single by Amanda Christofferson (Dryden HS/Dryden). Brittni Griep (Marathon HS/Marathon) followed by delivering an RBI single to tie the game. Garofalo followed by grounding into a fielder's choice, but Christofferson crossed the plate before the tag was made, giving TC3 a 2-1 lead after two innings.
 
The lead was short-lived, as Mohawk tied the game at 2-2 in the third before scoring three in the fourth to make it 5-2. A single run in the fifth inning gave Mohawk a 6-2 lead, a margin that stood heading into the bottom of the seventh.
 
In the last at bats, Griep opened the inning by singling and moved to second on a single by Garofalo. After an out, Weber drew a walk to load the bases. A groundout scored Griep, leaving TC3 with runners on second and third, but the rally ended when TC3's pinch-hitter grounded out.
 
Weber and Griep had big games at the plate, each going 3-for-3.
 
TC3 travels to Alfred State for a doubleheader Sunday.


Panthers Push Nation's #1 Before Falling

Thursday, April 27, 2006

The TC3 softball team pushed the number-one ranked team in the nation to its limits in the second game of a doubleheader Thursday before falling victim to the sweep. The Panthers lost the opener 7-1 before falling 4-2 in the nightcap. TC3 is now 13-13 overall, 11-7 in Region III, and 5-5 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Broome improves to 25-0 overall and in Region III and 8-0 in the MSAC.
 
The opener saw a pitcher's duel, as Broome pitcher Michelle Forsburg TC3 pitcher Brittni Griep (Marathon HS/Marathon) dominated play early. The first hit of the game came in the top of the fourth, as Broome combined a hit and two errors to take a 1-0 lead. After a perfect fifth for both pitchers, Broome broke the game open in the sixth, rapping out five hits to go with a pair of TC3 errors to score four runs to take control of the game. A single run in the top of the seventh made it 7-0 before TC3 could finally put a run across.
 
In the bottom of the seventh, Bethany Williamson (South Lewis HS/Lyons Falls) reached on an error, advancing to second on the overthrow. After a groundout moved her to third, a sacrifice fly by Amber Coulthart (Oneida HS/Oneida) scored Williamson to make the final 7-1.
 
Griep ended up allowing just one earned run on eights hits while striking out four. Forsburg pitched a no-hitter while striking out 12 Panthers.
 
Game two again featured dominant pitching, as the two teams combined for just four hits and no runs over the first five innings. In the sixth, Broome took advantage of three TC3 errors to score four runs on three hits to take a 4-0 lead. After TC3 was held off the board in the bottom of the sixth, Broome was set down in order in the top of the seventh, setting the stage for a TC3 rally in their last at bats.
 
After an out to open the bottom of the seventh, Tiffany Volkert (Dryden HS/Dryden) laced a clean single to left for TC3's second hit of the day. After a second out, Amanda Christofferson (Dryden HS/Dryden) ripped a single to left to move Volkert to third. Erin Armstrong (Southern Cayuga HS/Genoa) followed with a blooper to left that eluded the shoestring catch attempt by the Broome fielder, scoring both runners. After Armstrong reached second on the relay throw, TC3 was left with a runner in scoring position and the tying run at the plate, but a fly out to left ended the game at 4-2.
 
Forsburg earned the win in game two, again striking out 12 while allowing four hits. Griep took the hard-luck loss in relief, allowing just three hits in six innings.
 
TC3 hosts Mohawk Valley Community College Friday at 3:00 p.m.


Panthers No-Hit by Broome

Thursday, April 27, 2006

The TC3 softball team pushed the number-one ranked team in the nation to its limits in the second game of a doubleheader Thursday before falling victim to the sweep. The Panthers lost the opener 7-1 before falling 4-2 in the nightcap. TC3 is now 13-13 overall, 11-7 in Region III, and 5-5 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Broome improves to 25-0 overall and in Region III and 8-0 in the MSAC.
 
The opener saw a pitcher's duel, as Broome pitcher Michelle Forsburg TC3 pitcher Brittni Griep (Marathon HS/Marathon) dominated play early. The first hit of the game came in the top of the fourth, as Broome combined a hit and two errors to take a 1-0 lead. After a perfect fifth for both pitchers, Broome broke the game open in the sixth, rapping out five hits to go with a pair of TC3 errors to score four runs to take control of the game. A single run in the top of the seventh made it 7-0 before TC3 could finally put a run across.
 
In the bottom of the seventh, Bethany Williamson (South Lewis HS/Lyons Falls) reached on an error, advancing to second on the overthrow. After a groundout moved her to third, a sacrifice fly by Amber Coulthart (Oneida HS/Oneida) scored Williamson to make the final 7-1.
 
Griep ended up allowing just one earned run on eights hits while striking out four. Forsburg pitched a no-hitter while striking out 12 Panthers.
 
Game two again featured dominant pitching, as the two teams combined for just four hits and no runs over the first five innings. In the sixth, Broome took advantage of three TC3 errors to score four runs on three hits to take a 4-0 lead. After TC3 was held off the board in the bottom of the sixth, Broome was set down in order in the top of the seventh, setting the stage for a TC3 rally in their last at bats.
 
After an out to open the bottom of the seventh, Tiffany Volkert (Dryden HS/Dryden) laced a clean single to left for TC3's second hit of the day. After a second out, Amanda Christofferson (Dryden HS/Dryden) ripped a single to left to move Volkert to third. Erin Armstrong (Southern Cayuga HS/Genoa) followed with a blooper to left that eluded the shoestring catch attempt by the Broome fielder, scoring both runners. After Armstrong reached second on the relay throw, TC3 was left with a runner in scoring position and the tying run at the plate, but a fly out to left ended the game at 4-2.
 
Forsburg earned the win in game two, again striking out 12 while allowing four hits. Griep took the hard-luck loss in relief, allowing just three hits in six innings.
 
TC3 hosts Mohawk Valley Community College Friday at 3:00 p.m.


Saturday, April 22, 2006

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Panthers Sweep Finger Lakes With Balance Attack

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Another shutout by pitcher Brittni Griep (Marathon HS/Marathon) sparked the TC3 softball team to a doubleheader sweep of Finger Lakes Community College Thursday. The Panthers took the opener 9-0 behind Griep's fifth shutout of the year before winning game two 13-5. Both games were stopped early due to the mercy rule. TC3 is now 13-11 overall, 11-5 in Region III, and 5-3 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Finger Lakes falls to 1-13 overall and in Region III and 0-6 in the MSAC.
 
Griep, who set the TC3 single-season record for shutouts earlier in the week, dominated game one. She allowed just a fourth inning single and none of the three Finger Lakes batters to reach base made it past first. The win improved her season record to 8-7 and dropped her ERA to 1.83.
 
Offensively, the Panthers put the game away by scoring in each inning. In the first, Tiffany Volkert (Dryden HS/Dryden) got the team on the board with an RBI single, driving in Heather Weber (Seton Catholic HS/Endicott) with what proved to be the game-winning run. In the second inning, Gabrielle Blackman (Dryden HS/Freeville) reached on an infield hit and came around to score on a single by Amber Coulthart (Oneida HS/Oneida) to make it 2-0. In the third, Volkert led off the inning with a walk and eventually came around to score on a two-out single by Amber Harmon (Whitney Point HS/Lisle).
 
The fourth saw TC3 blow the game open. Griep reached on an error to open the frame. After a single by Weber, Bethany Williamson (South Lewis HS/Lyons Falls) drove them both in with triple to right. Volkert followed with a triple to left, scoring Williamson and making it 6-0.
 
An inning later, TC3 put two runners on, setting the stage for Coulthart to end the game. The lefty drove the first pitch she saw to the right center gap, clearing the bases and ending the game at 9-0.
 
Game two saw TC3 blow an early lead before rallying to put the game away. With Amanda Christofferson (Dryden HS/Dryden) in the circle, TC3 set Finger Lakes down in order in the top of the first. In the bottom of the inning, Coulthart sparked the offense with a single and stolen base as TC3 scored two runs on a single hit to take the lead. In the second, TC3 added two more on three hits and an error, with Coulthart picking up an RBI to make it 4-0 heading into the third.
 
In the top of the third, Finger Lakes finally broke through. The first hitter reached on a catcher's interference call, and after a strike out, a triple by Finger Lakes not only plated the visitor's first run, it marked the first time a Finger Lakes base runner had reached third. A sacrifice fly made it 2-0 with two outs. Three hits and two errors over the next four batters allowed three more runs to score, giving Finger Lakes a 5-4 lead heading in the bottom of the third.
 
The Panthers answered quickly. Williamson led off by tripling over the center fielder's head and came in to score on an error on the relay. Two outs later, an error and hit batter gave Heather Staring (Pulaski HS/Pulaski) the chance to drive in a run with a single, making it 6-5. An inning later, TC3 scored four runs on the hits and two errors, the big hits coming in the form of a double by Erin Armstrong (Southern Cayuga HS/Genoa) and a triple by Harmon. After setting Finger Lakes down in order again in the top of the fifth, the Panthers ended the game in the bottom of the inning with three runs on three singles and an error, making the final 13-5.
 
Christofferson earned the win in game two, not allowing an earned run while improving to 3-2 on the year. Coulthart had a big day at the plate, going 4-for-8 with three runs and four RBI. Williamson went 4-for-7 with four runs and three RBI. Nine different Panthers recorded a hit on the day, including five who finished with multiple hits.
 
TC3 hosts Mohawk Valley Community College Sunday at 1:00 p.m.


Griep Records Another Shutout in Win

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Another shutout by pitcher Brittni Griep (Marathon HS/Marathon) sparked the TC3 softball team to a doubleheader sweep of Finger Lakes Community College Thursday. The Panthers took the opener 9-0 behind Griep's fifth shutout of the year before winning game two 13-5. Both games were stopped early due to the mercy rule. TC3 is now 13-11 overall, 11-5 in Region III, and 5-3 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Finger Lakes falls to 1-13 overall and in Region III and 0-6 in the MSAC.
 
Griep, who set the TC3 single-season record for shutouts earlier in the week, dominated game one. She allowed just a fourth inning single and none of the three Finger Lakes batters to reach base made it past first. The win improved her season record to 8-7 and dropped her ERA to 1.83.
 
Offensively, the Panthers put the game away by scoring in each inning. In the first, Tiffany Volkert (Dryden HS/Dryden) got the team on the board with an RBI single, driving in Heather Weber (Seton Catholic HS/Endicott) with what proved to be the game-winning run. In the second inning, Gabrielle Blackman (Dryden HS/Freeville) reached on an infield hit and came around to score on a single by Amber Coulthart (Oneida HS/Oneida) to make it 2-0. In the third, Volkert led off the inning with a walk and eventually came around to score on a two-out single by Amber Harmon (Whitney Point HS/Lisle).
 
The fourth saw TC3 blow the game open. Griep reached on an error to open the frame. After a single by Weber, Bethany Williamson (South Lewis HS/Lyons Falls) drove them both in with triple to right. Volkert followed with a triple to left, scoring Williamson and making it 6-0.
 
An inning later, TC3 put two runners on, setting the stage for Coulthart to end the game. The lefty drove the first pitch she saw to the right center gap, clearing the bases and ending the game at 9-0.
 
Game two saw TC3 blow an early lead before rallying to put the game away. With Amanda Christofferson (Dryden HS/Dryden) in the circle, TC3 set Finger Lakes down in order in the top of the first. In the bottom of the inning, Coulthart sparked the offense with a single and stolen base as TC3 scored two runs on a single hit to take the lead. In the second, TC3 added two more on three hits and an error, with Coulthart picking up an RBI to make it 4-0 heading into the third.
 
In the top of the third, Finger Lakes finally broke through. The first hitter reached on a catcher's interference call, and after a strike out, a triple by Finger Lakes not only plated the visitor's first run, it marked the first time a Finger Lakes base runner had reached third. A sacrifice fly made it 2-0 with two outs. Three hits and two errors over the next four batters allowed three more runs to score, giving Finger Lakes a 5-4 lead heading in the bottom of the third.
 
The Panthers answered quickly. Williamson led off by tripling over the center fielder's head and came in to score on an error on the relay. Two outs later, an error and hit batter gave Heather Staring (Pulaski HS/Pulaski) the chance to drive in a run with a single, making it 6-5. An inning later, TC3 scored four runs on the hits and two errors, the big hits coming in the form of a double by Erin Armstrong (Southern Cayuga HS/Genoa) and a triple by Harmon. After setting Finger Lakes down in order again in the top of the fifth, the Panthers ended the game in the bottom of the inning with three runs on three singles and an error, making the final 13-5.
 
Christofferson earned the win in game two, not allowing an earned run while improving to 3-2 on the year. Coulthart had a big day at the plate, going 4-for-8 with three runs and four RBI. Williamson went 4-for-7 with four runs and three RBI. Nine different Panthers recorded a hit on the day, including five who finished with multiple hits.
 
TC3 hosts Mohawk Valley Community College Sunday at 1:00 p.m.


Panthers Swept at Corning

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

The TC3 softball team dropped a doubleheader at Corning Community College Tuesday, losing 8-0 and 6-1. The Panthers are now 9-11 overall and 7-5 in Region III. Corning improves to 11-4 overall and 7-2 in regional play.
 
A day after pounding out a season-high 16 hits in a win over Delhi, TC3's bats nearly fell silent. In the opener, the Panthers managed just two hits while Corning scored eight runs on nine hits to end the game in the sixth inning. TC3 pitcher Brittni Griep (Marathon HS/Marathon) struck out three in defeat, allowing two earned runs.
 
Game two saw the Panthers collect six hits, but only once did the team combine two in an inning. Trailing 4-0, Amanda Christofferson (Dryden HS/Dryden) opened the fifth inning with a single but was out when Heather Weber (Seton Catholic HS/Endicott) followed by grounding into a fielder's choice. Weber then stole second, and one out later, came home with TC3's only run on a triple by Amber Coulthart (Oneida HS/Oneida).
 
Griep took the loss in game two despite holding Corning to six hits and three earned runs. Bethany Williamson (South Lewis HS/Lyons Falls) finished the day with three hits, going a combined 3-for-6. Tiffany Volkert (Dryden HS/Dryden) was the only other Panther to record more than one hit, rapping out a single in each game.
 
Gladys Cabeza and Jenn Santobianco each had four hits on the day to lead Corning.
 
TC3 returns home Thursday to host Finger Lakes Community College for a 3:00 p.m. doubleheader.


Panthers Fall at Corning

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

The TC3 softball team dropped a doubleheader at Corning Community College Tuesday, losing 8-0 and 6-1. The Panthers are now 9-11 overall and 7-5 in Region III. Corning improves to 11-4 overall and 7-2 in regional play.
 
A day after pounding out a season-high 16 hits in a win over Delhi, TC3's bats nearly fell silent. In the opener, the Panthers managed just two hits while Corning scored eight runs on nine hits to end the game in the sixth inning. TC3 pitcher Brittni Griep (Marathon HS/Marathon) struck out three in defeat, allowing two earned runs.
 
Game two saw the Panthers collect six hits, but only once did the team combine two in an inning. Trailing 4-0, Amanda Christofferson (Dryden HS/Dryden) opened the fifth inning with a single but was out when Heather Weber (Seton Catholic HS/Endicott) followed by grounding into a fielder's choice. Weber then stole second, and one out later, came home with TC3's only run on a triple by Amber Coulthart (Oneida HS/Oneida).
 
Griep took the loss in game two despite holding Corning to six hits and three earned runs. Bethany Williamson (South Lewis HS/Lyons Falls) finished the day with three hits, going a combined 3-for-6. Tiffany Volkert (Dryden HS/Dryden) was the only other Panther to record more than one hit, rapping out a single in each game.
 
Gladys Cabeza and Jenn Santobianco each had four hits on the day to lead Corning.
 
TC3 returns home Thursday to host Finger Lakes Community College for a 3:00 p.m. doubleheader.


Bats Explode as Panthers Complete Sweep

Monday, April 17, 2006

A strong pitching performance in game one and a strong hitting performance in game two led to a sweep for the TC3 softball team Monday. The Panthers beat SUNY Delhi 3-0 and 17-2 to improve to 9-9 overall and 7-3 in Region III. Delhi is now 1-5.
 
In the opener, pitcher Brittni Griep (Marathon HS/Marathon) extended TC3's shutout streak to three games and 17 innings by holding Delhi to just four hits while striking out seven over seven scoreless innings. The visitors managed to advance just one runner to third, with that coming in the sixth inning when Griep worked out a one-out bases loaded jam by striking a hitter and inducing a pop up. It was Griep's fourth shutout of the season, a new TC3 record.
 
Offensively, the Panthers took a while to get on track. TC3 put runners in coring position in three of the first five innings, but it took until the sixth before they could put one across. With one out in the bottom of the sixth, back-to-back singles by Amber Harmon (Whitney Point HS/Lisle) and Bethany Williamson (South Lewis HS/Lyons Falls) set the stage for Tiffany Volkert (Dryden HS/Dryden), who laced an RBI double to score Harmon with what proved to be the game-winner. A single by Amber Coulthart (Oneida HS/Oneida) brought home Williamson and Volkert to make the final 3-0.
 
Williamson finished game one 3-for-3 with two stolen bases while Harmon went 2-for-3 as the Panthers managed just eight hits.
 
Game two was quite different, as the Panthers rapped out 16 hits in just four innings of batting. The game opened with Delhi putting together three straight singles in the top of the first to load the bases, and then take the lead with an RBI ground out. TC3 answered in the bottom of the inning when Heather Weber (Seton Catholic HS/Endicott) singled, advanced all the way to third on a sacrifice bunt and scored on a wild pitch. After neither team scored in the second, TC3 blew the game open with a huge third inning.
 
With one out, Weber started the rally with a single. Ondrea Mott (Sidney HS/Masonville), Volkert, JoAnna Nages (Groton HS/Groton), Coulthart, and Gabrielle Blackman (Dryden HS/Freeville) followed with singles, and Williamson and Amanda Christofferson (Dryden HS/Dryden) reached on errors to make it eight straight batters to reach base. After the second out was recorded, the next seven hitters reached on a combination of six singles and an error. By the time the inning had ended, TC3 had plated 13 runs on 11 hits and 7 errors to make it 14-1 after three innings.
 
Three more runs in the fourth, keyed by a two-out, two-run double by Danielle Montrond (Liverpool HS/Liverpool) ended TC3's scoring at 17 runs. A single unearned run by Delhi in the top of the fifth made the final 17-2.
 
Griep earned the win to improve to 7-5 on the season. Weber went 3-for-3 with four runs scored and two RBI. Mott finished 3-for-3 with three runs scored and two RBI, and Volkert, Coulthart, and Blackman each added a pair of hits as ten different Panthers collected hits.
 
TC3 plays at Corning Community College Tuesday at 3:00 p.m.


Griep Sets Shutout Record in Win

Monday, April 17, 2006

A strong pitching performance in game one and a strong hitting performance in game two led to a sweep for the TC3 softball team Monday. The Panthers beat SUNY Delhi 3-0 and 17-2 to improve to 9-9 overall and 7-3 in Region III. Delhi is now 1-5.
 
In the opener, pitcher Brittni Griep (Marathon HS/Marathon) extended TC3's shutout streak to three games and 17 innings by holding Delhi to just four hits while striking out seven over seven scoreless innings. The visitors managed to advance just one runner to third, with that coming in the sixth inning when Griep worked out a one-out bases loaded jam by striking a hitter and inducing a pop up. It was Griep's fourth shutout of the season, a new TC3 record.
 
Offensively, the Panthers took a while to get on track. TC3 put runners in coring position in three of the first five innings, but it took until the sixth before they could put one across. With one out in the bottom of the sixth, back-to-back singles by Amber Harmon (Whitney Point HS/Lisle) and Bethany Williamson (South Lewis HS/Lyons Falls) set the stage for Tiffany Volkert (Dryden HS/Dryden), who laced an RBI double to score Harmon with what proved to be the game-winner. A single by Amber Coulthart (Oneida HS/Oneida) brought home Williamson and Volkert to make the final 3-0.
 
Williamson finished game one 3-for-3 with two stolen bases while Harmon went 2-for-3 as the Panthers managed just eight hits.
 
Game two was quite different, as the Panthers rapped out 16 hits in just four innings of batting. The game opened with Delhi putting together three straight singles in the top of the first to load the bases, and then take the lead with an RBI ground out. TC3 answered in the bottom of the inning when Heather Weber (Seton Catholic HS/Endicott) singled, advanced all the way to third on a sacrifice bunt and scored on a wild pitch. After neither team scored in the second, TC3 blew the game open with a huge third inning.
 
With one out, Weber started the rally with a single. Ondrea Mott (Sidney HS/Masonville), Volkert, JoAnna Nages (Groton HS/Groton), Coulthart, and Gabrielle Blackman (Dryden HS/Freeville) followed with singles, and Williamson and Amanda Christofferson (Dryden HS/Dryden) reached on errors to make it eight straight batters to reach base. After the second out was recorded, the next seven hitters reached on a combination of six singles and an error. By the time the inning had ended, TC3 had plated 13 runs on 11 hits and 7 errors to make it 14-1 after three innings.
 
Three more runs in the fourth, keyed by a two-out, two-run double by Danielle Montrond (Liverpool HS/Liverpool) ended TC3's scoring at 17 runs. A single unearned run by Delhi in the top of the fifth made the final 17-2.
 
Griep earned the win to improve to 7-5 on the season. Weber went 3-for-3 with four runs scored and two RBI. Mott finished 3-for-3 with three runs scored and two RBI, and Volkert, Coulthart, and Blackman each added a pair of hits as ten different Panthers collected hits.
 
TC3 plays at Corning Community College Tuesday at 3:00 p.m.


TC3 Sweeps Canton

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

A pair of solid pitching performances helped the TC3 softball team to a doubleheader sweep of SUNY Canton Wednesday. Brittni Griep (Marathon HS/Marathon) and Amanda Christofferson (Dryden HS/Dryden) each earned 10-0 wins as the Panthers improved to 7-9 overall, 5-3 in Region III, and 3-1 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Canton falls to 0-6 overall and in regional and conference play.
 
In game one, Griep controlled Canton's bats, limiting the visitors to just two hits in five innings while striking out three. Offensively, TC3 got things going in the second inning, scoring a pair of runs without a hit, using two walks and an error to take the lead.
 
In the third, Bethany Williamson (South Lewis HS/Lyons Falls) opened the inning with a double. After moving to third on a wild pitch, she came in on a sacrifice by Tiffany Volkert (Dryden HS/Dryden). A double by Christofferson made it 4-0, and a wild pitch and sacrifice fly later, Christofferson scored to make it 5-0 at the end of the third.
 
In the fourth, Amber Harmon (Whitney Point HS/Lisle) reached with a one-out single and moved to second on a single by Williamson. After a walk, Volkert drove in a pair with a single and Christofferson added another with a single of her own. Two errors by Canton allowed two more runs to score, making it 10-0. After Griep retired Canton in order in the top of the fifth, the game was called due to the mercy rule.
 
Williamson went 3-for-3 and Christofferson finished 2-for-3 with two RBI. Volkert drove in three and Ondrea Mott (Sidney HS/Masonville) added two RBI. Griep improved to 5-5 on the year, including four shutouts.
 
Game two featured a new lineup for the Panthers, with Christofferson taking the mound and working out of several jams, stranding Canton runners in scoring position in three of the five innings she worked. Offensively, it took TC3 a few innings to warm up.
 
In the third, the Panthers took the lead when Amber Coulthart (Oneida HS/Oneida) walked, stole second, and came all the way around to score from second on a deep sacrifice fly by Williamson. In the fourth, Heather Staring (Pulaski HS/Pulaski) scored on an RBI by Harmon, making it 2-0. After TC3 held Canton off the board in the top of the fifth, the Panthers erupted in the bottom of the inning to end the game due to the mercy rule.
 
JoAnna Nages (Groton HS/Groton) opened the inning with a double. Four walks, a hit batter, and an error let the Panthers score five runs to make it 7-0. With one out and the bases loaded, Nages came back up and drilled a double to right center, scoring all three runners and ending the game.
 
TC3 finished with just three hits, including two doubles by Nages, but benefited from nine walks and two hit batters.
 
TC3 hosts SUNY Cobleskill for a doubleheader Friday at 3:00 p.m.


TC3 Rolls to Win

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

A pair of solid pitching performances helped the TC3 softball team to a doubleheader sweep of SUNY Canton Wednesday. Brittni Griep (Marathon HS/Marathon) and Amanda Christofferson (Dryden HS/Dryden) each earned 10-0 wins as the Panthers improved to 7-9 overall, 5-3 in Region III, and 3-1 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Canton falls to 0-6 overall and in regional and conference play.
 
In game one, Griep controlled Canton's bats, limiting the visitors to just two hits in five innings while striking out three. Offensively, TC3 got things going in the second inning, scoring a pair of runs without a hit, using two walks and an error to take the lead.
 
In the third, Bethany Williamson (South Lewis HS/Lyons Falls) opened the inning with a double. After moving to third on a wild pitch, she came in on a sacrifice by Tiffany Volkert (Dryden HS/Dryden). A double by Christofferson made it 4-0, and a wild pitch and sacrifice fly later, Christofferson scored to make it 5-0 at the end of the third.
 
In the fourth, Amber Harmon (Whitney Point HS/Lisle) reached with a one-out single and moved to second on a single by Williamson. After a walk, Volkert drove in a pair with a single and Christofferson added another with a single of her own. Two errors by Canton allowed two more runs to score, making it 10-0. After Griep retired Canton in order in the top of the fifth, the game was called due to the mercy rule.
 
Williamson went 3-for-3 and Christofferson finished 2-for-3 with two RBI. Volkert drove in three and Ondrea Mott (Sidney HS/Masonville) added two RBI. Griep improved to 5-5 on the year, including four shutouts.
 
Game two featured a new lineup for the Panthers, with Christofferson taking the mound and working out of several jams, stranding Canton runners in scoring position in three of the five innings she worked. Offensively, it took TC3 a few innings to warm up.
 
In the third, the Panthers took the lead when Amber Coulthart (Oneida HS/Oneida) walked, stole second, and came all the way around to score from second on a deep sacrifice fly by Williamson. In the fourth, Heather Staring (Pulaski HS/Pulaski) scored on an RBI by Harmon, making it 2-0. After TC3 held Canton off the board in the top of the fifth, the Panthers erupted in the bottom of the inning to end the game due to the mercy rule.
 
JoAnna Nages (Groton HS/Groton) opened the inning with a double. Four walks, a hit batter, and an error let the Panthers score five runs to make it 7-0. With one out and the bases loaded, Nages came back up and drilled a double to right center, scoring all three runners and ending the game.
 
TC3 finished with just three hits, including two doubles by Nages, but benefited from nine walks and two hit batters.
 
TC3 hosts SUNY Cobleskill for a doubleheader Friday at 3:00 p.m.


Panthers Swept at Monroe

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

The TC3 softball team dropped a doubleheader at Monroe Community College Tuesday, losing 13-0 and 16-0. The Panthers fall to 5-9 overall and 3-3 in Region III while Monroe improves to 9-5 overall and 4-0 in regional play.
 
In both games, TC3's offense struggled while Monroe's sizzled. While TC3 managed just three hits in game one, Monroe pounded out 14 and scored in each inning. Game two saw Monroe out hit TC3 14-2, taking a 9-0 lead after the first and cruising to the win.
 
Amber Harmon (Whitney Point HS/Lisle) collected three of TC3's five hits. Monroe's Sylina Santell went 6-for-7 on the day with a home run, two doubles, and six RBI. Alison Duff went 4-for-6 with a home run and five RBI.
 
TC3 hosts SUNY Canton for a doubleheader Wednesday at 3:00 p.m.


Panthers Smacked at Monroe

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

The TC3 softball team dropped a doubleheader at Monroe Community College Tuesday, losing 13-0 and 16-0. The Panthers fall to 5-9 overall and 3-3 in Region III while Monroe improves to 9-5 overall and 4-0 in regional play.
 
In both games, TC3's offense struggled while Monroe's sizzled. While TC3 managed just three hits in game one, Monroe pounded out 14 and scored in each inning. Game two saw Monroe out hit TC3 14-2, taking a 9-0 lead after the first and cruising to the win.
 
Amber Harmon (Whitney Point HS/Lisle) collected three of TC3's five hits. Monroe's Sylina Santell went 6-for-7 on the day with a home run, two doubles, and six RBI. Alison Duff went 4-for-6 with a home run and five RBI.
 
TC3 hosts SUNY Canton for a doubleheader Wednesday at 3:00 p.m.


TC3 Wins In Final At Bat

Thursday, April 06, 2006

A five run rally in the bottom of the last inning gave the TC3 softball team a doubleheader split with Onondaga Community College Thursday. After dropping the opener 5-3 in nine innings, TC3 rallied for a 7-6 win in the nightcap. TC3 is now 5-7 overall and 3-1 in Region III. Onondaga is now 1-3 overall and in Region III.
 
Game one was a pitchers' duel most of the way. While TC3's Brittni Griep (Marathon HS/Marathon) was shutting out the visitors for the first five innings, the Panthers could muster just a single run of their own. In the home half of the first inning, Heather Weber (Seton Catholic HS/Endicott) reached on an error, moved to second on bunt, and came around to score on another error. The score remained 1-0 until Onondaga cracked through by scoring a pair of runs without a hit in the sixth, taking advantage of three TC3 errors to take a 2-1 lead.
 
In the bottom of the sixth, Bethany Williamson (South Lewis HS/Lyons Falls) opened the inning with a single and eventually scored on a two-out double by Amanda Christofferson (Dryden HS/Dryden). After neither team could score in the seventh, the game moved to extra innings.
 
Using the international tie-breaker rules, both teams start their half of the inning with a runner on second. In the eighth, both teams moved their runner around and scored without a hit, making it 3-3 heading into the ninth. In the top of the ninth, Onondaga took advantage of a pair of mental errors by the Panthers to score two runs, again without the benefit of a hit. When TC3 couldn't respond in the home half of the inning, game one ended with an Onondaga win, 5-3.
 
TC3 pitcher Griep sparkled in defeat, striking out 11 while allowing just 3 hits and no earned runs. Williamson and JoAnna Nages (Groton HS/Groton) each finished with a pair of hits.
 
In game two, Onondaga jumped out to an early lead, scoring in the top of the first on a pair of hits and a sacrifice. The Panthers escaped further damage thanks to a spectacular catch by TC3 second baseman Amber Harmon (Whitney Point HS/Lisle), as she took away a hit on a diving, over-the-shoulder catch of a flare to end the inning. The Onondaga lead grew to 2-0 in the second, as two TC3 errors helped the visitors push across another run. Onondaga made it 4-0 in the third with a two-out rally that included three hits and two TC3 errors.
 
After threatening in the first two innings, the Panthers finally pushed one across in the bottom of the third. Weber led off with a double off the left field fence and came around to score on a single by Williamson to make it 4-1. An inning later, TC3 made it 4-2 when Heather Staring (Pulaski HS/Pulaski) delivered a two-out single to score Amber Coulthart (Oneida HS/Oneida). Onondaga responded in the top of the seventh, pushing the lead back to four with a pair of runs, making it 6-2 heading into the bottom of the last inning.
 
The inning opened with a single by Weber and a walk by Harmon. Williamson delivered the first big hit, an RBI single to score Weber and make it 6-3. After a fly out, Christofferson beat drove in another run on a ball that was misplayed in the infield, making it 6-4 with runners on second and third. Coulthart drove a hard single to center to score one, and advanced to second on the relay, moving the winning run into scoring position. After a strike out brought TC3 to it's final out, Erin Armstrong (Southern Cayuga HS/Genoa) came through with a clutch single to score the tying and winning runs.
 
Weber led the offense with a 3-for-4 performance that included a pair of doubles. Williamson and Coulthart each had two hits, with Williamson and Armstrong driving in two each. Christofferson earned the win in relief.
 
TC3 travels to SUNY Delhi Sunday.


Panthers Split Dramatic Doubleheader

Thursday, April 06, 2006

A five run rally in the bottom of the last inning gave the TC3 softball team a doubleheader split with Onondaga Community College Thursday. After dropping the opener 5-3 in nine innings, TC3 rallied for a 7-6 win in the nightcap. TC3 is now 5-7 overall and 3-1 in Region III. Onondaga is now 1-3 overall and in Region III.
 
Game one was a pitchers' duel most of the way. While TC3's Brittni Griep (Marathon HS/Marathon) was shutting out the visitors for the first five innings, the Panthers could muster just a single run of their own. In the home half of the first inning, Heather Weber (Seton Catholic HS/Endicott) reached on an error, moved to second on bunt, and came around to score on another error. The score remained 1-0 until Onondaga cracked through by scoring a pair of runs without a hit in the sixth, taking advantage of three TC3 errors to take a 2-1 lead.
 
In the bottom of the sixth, Bethany Williamson (South Lewis HS/Lyons Falls) opened the inning with a single and eventually scored on a two-out double by Amanda Christofferson (Dryden HS/Dryden). After neither team could score in the seventh, the game moved to extra innings.
 
Using the international tie-breaker rules, both teams start their half of the inning with a runner on second. In the eighth, both teams moved their runner around and scored without a hit, making it 3-3 heading into the ninth. In the top of the ninth, Onondaga took advantage of a pair of mental errors by the Panthers to score two runs, again without the benefit of a hit. When TC3 couldn't respond in the home half of the inning, game one ended with an Onondaga win, 5-3.
 
TC3 pitcher Griep sparkled in defeat, striking out 11 while allowing just 3 hits and no earned runs. Williamson and JoAnna Nages (Groton HS/Groton) each finished with a pair of hits.
 
In game two, Onondaga jumped out to an early lead, scoring in the top of the first on a pair of hits and a sacrifice. The Panthers escaped further damage thanks to a spectacular catch by TC3 second baseman Amber Harmon (Whitney Point HS/Lisle), as she took away a hit on a diving, over-the-shoulder catch of a flare to end the inning. The Onondaga lead grew to 2-0 in the second, as two TC3 errors helped the visitors push across another run. Onondaga made it 4-0 in the third with a two-out rally that included three hits and two TC3 errors.
 
After threatening in the first two innings, the Panthers finally pushed one across in the bottom of the third. Weber led off with a double off the left field fence and came around to score on a single by Williamson to make it 4-1. An inning later, TC3 made it 4-2 when Heather Staring (Pulaski HS/Pulaski) delivered a two-out single to score Amber Coulthart (Oneida HS/Oneida). Onondaga responded in the top of the seventh, pushing the lead back to four with a pair of runs, making it 6-2 heading into the bottom of the last inning.
 
The inning opened with a single by Weber and a walk by Harmon. Williamson delivered the first big hit, an RBI single to score Weber and make it 6-3. After a fly out, Christofferson beat drove in another run on a ball that was misplayed in the infield, making it 6-4 with runners on second and third. Coulthart drove a hard single to center to score one, and advanced to second on the relay, moving the winning run into scoring position. After a strike out brought TC3 to it's final out, Erin Armstrong (Southern Cayuga HS/Genoa) came through with a clutch single to score the tying and winning runs.
 
Weber led the offense with a 3-for-4 performance that included a pair of doubles. Williamson and Coulthart each had two hits, with Williamson and Armstrong driving in two each. Christofferson earned the win in relief.
 
TC3 travels to SUNY Delhi Sunday.


Panthers Complete Sweep to Open Regional Play

Sunday, April 02, 2006

A strong pitching performance coupled with some timely hitting helped the TC3 softball team open Region III play with a doubleheader sweep of Niagara County Community College Sunday, 8-0 and 6-4. TC3 is now 4-6 overall and 2-0 in Region III. Niagara is now 0-2 overall and in Region III.
 
After TC3 held the visitors off the board in the top of the first, the Panthers jumped out to an early lead in the bottom of the inning. With one out, a single and a pair of walks loaded the bases. After a strikeout, Amanda Christofferson (Dryden HS/Dryden) had the first of several clutch hits for the home team, stroking a two-run single to make it 2-0. JoAnna Nages (Groton HS/Groton) followed with another big two-out hit, lacing a double to the right-center gap, scoring two more and making it 4-0. It proved to be all that TC3 pitcher Brittni Griep (Marathon HS/Marathon) would need, but not all the Panthers offense would provide.
 
After a walk started the bottom of the fifth, Christofferson singled and Nages reached on an error, loading the bases for pinch-hitter Erin Armstrong (Southern Cayuga HS/Genoa). After falling behind in the count, Armstrong fouled off several pitches before pulling a double off the left-field fence to score two more. A single by Heather Weber (Seton Catholic HS/Endicott) brought in the third run of the inning, making it 7-0 heading into the sixth.
 
Needing one run to end the game with the mercy rule, TC3 came up with another two-out rally. Christofferson set the stage with an infield single and moved to third on a single by Nages. This time, Ondrea Mott (Sidney HS/Masonville) came through with a clean single to center, scoring Christofferson and ending game one. TC3 started slower in game two, but still took an early lead. With the score 0-0 in the bottom of the second, Amber Coulthart (Oneida HS/Oneida) beat out a bunt hit to open the inning. An error on a sacrifice put runner at second and third with no outs. The first run scored when Coulthart beat the throw home on a grounder by Nages, making it 1-0. After a fielder's choice and a strikeout, Weber came up with two down and two runners on. On the first pitch, Weber hit a line drive into the right-center gap, and when the centerfielder fell running for the ball, Weber was able to come all the way around for a three-run inside-the-park homer, making it 4-0. The score stayed 4-0 until the top of the fifth, when the visitors got on the board for the first time.
 
After an out, Niagara loaded the bases on a pair of singles and a walk. A fielder's choice gave TC3 two outs and the chance to get out of the inning unscathed, but a two-out double to center scored a pair of runs and made it 4-2.
 
In the bottom of the same inning, TC3 reclaimed the four-run lead, with Coulthart, Christofferson, and Nages loading the bases via two walks and an error. After a strike out, Armstrong came through again, driving in a run on a hard grounder to third. Another error later in the inning allowed Christofferson to score, making it 6-2. After a scoreless sixth inning, Niagara mounted its final rally in the seventh. The first two hitters reached with a single and a walk. Both came around to score thanks to a pair of errors and a passed ball, but then Griep shut the door by inducing three straight groundouts to end the game.
 
Griep earned the win in both games, allowing only two earned runs while striking out eight in 13 innings of work. Weber went 5-for-8 with four RBI. Christofferson finished 4-for-4 with three sacrifices and four runs scored. Amber Harmon (Whitney Point HS/Lisle) pounded out four hits while Coulthart finished with three hits.
 
TC3 hosts Jefferson Community College Tuesday. The Mid-State Athletic Conference-doubleheader starts at 3:00 p.m.


Panthers Open Regional Play with Sweep

Sunday, April 02, 2006

A strong pitching performance coupled with some timely hitting helped the TC3 softball team open Region III play with a doubleheader sweep of Niagara County Community College Sunday, 8-0 and 6-4. TC3 is now 4-6 overall and 2-0 in Region III. Niagara is now 0-2 overall and in Region III.
 
After TC3 held the visitors off the board in the top of the first, the Panthers jumped out to an early lead in the bottom of the inning. With one out, a single and a pair of walks loaded the bases. After a strikeout, Amanda Christofferson (Dryden HS/Dryden) had the first of several clutch hits for the home team, stroking a two-run single to make it 2-0. JoAnna Nages (Groton HS/Groton) followed with another big two-out hit, lacing a double to the right-center gap, scoring two more and making it 4-0. It proved to be all that TC3 pitcher Brittni Griep (Marathon HS/Marathon) would need, but not all the Panthers offense would provide.
 
After a walk started the bottom of the fifth, Christofferson singled and Nages reached on an error, loading the bases for pinch-hitter Erin Armstrong (Southern Cayuga HS/Genoa). After falling behind in the count, Armstrong fouled off several pitches before pulling a double off the left-field fence to score two more. A single by Heather Weber (Seton Catholic HS/Endicott) brought in the third run of the inning, making it 7-0 heading into the sixth.
 
Needing one run to end the game with the mercy rule, TC3 came up with another two-out rally. Christofferson set the stage with an infield single and moved to third on a single by Nages. This time, Ondrea Mott (Sidney HS/Masonville) came through with a clean single to center, scoring Christofferson and ending game one. TC3 started slower in game two, but still took an early lead. With the score 0-0 in the bottom of the second, Amber Coulthart (Oneida HS/Oneida) beat out a bunt hit to open the inning. An error on a sacrifice put runner at second and third with no outs. The first run scored when Coulthart beat the throw home on a grounder by Nages, making it 1-0. After a fielder's choice and a strikeout, Weber came up with two down and two runners on. On the first pitch, Weber hit a line drive into the right-center gap, and when the centerfielder fell running for the ball, Weber was able to come all the way around for a three-run inside-the-park homer, making it 4-0. The score stayed 4-0 until the top of the fifth, when the visitors got on the board for the first time.
 
After an out, Niagara loaded the bases on a pair of singles and a walk. A fielder's choice gave TC3 two outs and the chance to get out of the inning unscathed, but a two-out double to center scored a pair of runs and made it 4-2.
 
In the bottom of the same inning, TC3 reclaimed the four-run lead, with Coulthart, Christofferson, and Nages loading the bases via two walks and an error. After a strike out, Armstrong came through again, driving in a run on a hard grounder to third. Another error later in the inning allowed Christofferson to score, making it 6-2. After a scoreless sixth inning, Niagara mounted its final rally in the seventh. The first two hitters reached with a single and a walk. Both came around to score thanks to a pair of errors and a passed ball, but then Griep shut the door by inducing three straight groundouts to end the game.
 
Griep earned the win in both games, allowing only two earned runs while striking out eight in 13 innings of work. Weber went 5-for-8 with four RBI. Christofferson finished 4-for-4 with three sacrifices and four runs scored. Amber Harmon (Whitney Point HS/Lisle) pounded out four hits while Coulthart finished with three hits.
 
TC3 hosts Jefferson Community College Tuesday. The Mid-State Athletic Conference-doubleheader starts at 3:00 p.m.


Panthers End Florida Trip with Loss

Friday, March 17, 2006

The spring break trip to Cocoa, Florida came to a disappointing close Friday as the TC3's softball team lost to County College of Morris, New Jersey Friday. The 8-0 loss was TC3's sixth against a scholarship team. TC3 returns north with a record of 2-6 overall.
 
Against the Division II team, the Panthers weren't able to continue any of the momentum from Thursday's doubleheader sweep. After TC3 wasn't able to score in the top of the first, Morris took advantage of four walks in the bottom of the inning to jump out to a 7-0 lead. The Panthers weren't able to respond, going down in order in the second and third inning before Morris made it 8-0 in the bottom of the third.
 
TC3 finally mounted a threat in the fourth. After a groundout, Tiffany Volkert (Dryden HS/Dryden) laced a single to right and moved to second when a fly ball by Amber Coulthart (Oneida HS/Oneida) was misplayed for an error. Another groundout moved Volkert to third, but a flyout stranded her and the Panthers' best scoring chance.
 
For the game, Volkert was the only Panther to get a hit, going 2-for-2 with a pair of singles. Amanda Christofferson (Dryden HS/Dryden) took the loss, allowing all eight runs on five hits, six walks, and a hit batter.
 
TC3 returns to New York to open NJCAA Region III play on April 1 at Morrisville State.


Panthers Work Extra Innings for Sweep

Thursday, March 16, 2006

A shutout by Brittni Griep (Marathon HS/Marathon) and an extra-inning win gave the TC3 softball team a doubleheader sweep of Northland College of Minnesota Thursday. TC3 took the opener 2-0 before rallying for an 8-6 win in eight innings in the nightcap. It was the first time the Panthers have played a fellow Division III team. TC3 is now 2-5 on the season.
 
Playing as the home team in game one, the Panthers rode the arm of Griep to the win. The first-year player allowed just three hits while showing her best command of the strike zone this year. Of the 31 batters she faced, she threw first pitch strikes to 25 and only went to three balls once.
 
Offensively, TC3 took the lead in the bottom of the first. Heather Weber (Seton Catholic HS/Endicott) walked to open the inning, stole second and scored on an RBI single by Bethany Williamson (South Lewis HS/Lyons Falls). TC3 recorded a hit in each of the next four innings, but couldn't plate a run as the score remained 1-0 until the bottom of the sixth. Ironically, TC3 scored a run in the sixth despite getting a hit.
 
Tiffany Volkert (Dryden HS/Dryden) reached on an error to open the inning. Amanda Christofferson (Dryden HS/Dryden) followed with a sacrifice bunt, but when the catcher overthrew first base trying to get Christofferson out, Volkert raced all the way around with the insurance run. The defense made the score stand as the Panthers won for the first time this year.
 
Williamson led the attack by going 2-for-3 with a triple and one RBI.
 
Game two saw TC3 play as the visiting team, scoring a pair in the top of the second for an early lead. Amber Harmon (Whitney Point HS/Lisle) opened the inning by reaching on an error, followed by a walk to Amber Coulthart (Oneida HS/Oneida). Both advanced on a sacrifice by JoAnna Nages (Groton HS/Groton) before scoring on a pair of wild pitches.
 
Northland got on the board for the first in the bottom of the second, putting three runs across behind three hits and a pair of errors. The score remained 3-2 until TC3 tied it up in the fourth, again scoring without a hit. Nages walked to lead off. Pinch runner Gabrielle Blackman (Dryden HS/Dryden) stole second, moved to third on a groundout and scored on a passed ball. The score remained tied after seven innings, sending the game to extra frames.
 
Playing under the international tiebreaker rules in the eighth, TC3 started the inning with a runner on second base. After a sacrifice bunt moved her to third, Coulthart reached on a bunt and stole second. Nages responded with a hard single up the middle, scoring both runs. After a fielder's choice made it two outs with a runner on first, Erin Armstrong (Southern Cayuga HS/Genoa) blasted a double over the left fielder's head, scoring the runner from first. Danielle Montrond (Liverpool HS/Liverpool) came in to pinch run and moved to third on an infield hit by Weber. After a walk, Williamson came through again with a solid single up the middle, scoring Montrond and Weber with what proved to be the winning runs.
 
Holding an 8-3 lead heading into the bottom of the eighth, TC3 allowed the first three runners to score before settling down and closing out the win. Williamson recorded the final out, going deep in the hole at short and firing to first to nip the batter.
 
Griep earned the win, tossing a complete game. She allowed no earned runs while scattering seven hits to improve to 2-3 on the year. Williamson had another multi-hit day at the plate, going 2-for-5 with a pair of RBIs. Weber went 2-for-4 while Nages drove in a pair. Coulthart scored twice for the Panthers.
 
TC3 finishes the Spring Break trip Friday with a 9:00 a.m. contest with County College of Morris, a Division II team from New Jersey.


Griep Shines in Win

Thursday, March 16, 2006

A shutout by Brittni Griep (Marathon HS/Marathon) and an extra-inning win gave the TC3 softball team a doubleheader sweep of Northland College of Minnesota Thursday. TC3 took the opener 2-0 before rallying for an 8-6 win in eight innings in the nightcap. It was the first time the Panthers have played a fellow Division III team. TC3 is now 2-5 on the season.
 
Playing as the home team in game one, the Panthers rode the arm of Griep to the win. The first-year player allowed just three hits while showing her best command of the strike zone this year. Of the 31 batters she faced, she threw first pitch strikes to 25 and only went to three balls once.
 
Offensively, TC3 took the lead in the bottom of the first. Heather Weber (Seton Catholic HS/Endicott) walked to open the inning, stole second and scored on an RBI single by Bethany Williamson (South Lewis HS/Lyons Falls). TC3 recorded a hit in each of the next four innings, but couldn't plate a run as the score remained 1-0 until the bottom of the sixth. Ironically, TC3 scored a run in the sixth despite getting a hit.
 
Tiffany Volkert (Dryden HS/Dryden) reached on an error to open the inning. Amanda Christofferson (Dryden HS/Dryden) followed with a sacrifice bunt, but when the catcher overthrew first base trying to get Christofferson out, Volkert raced all the way around with the insurance run. The defense made the score stand as the Panthers won for the first time this year.
 
Williamson led the attack by going 2-for-3 with a triple and one RBI.
 
Game two saw TC3 play as the visiting team, scoring a pair in the top of the second for an early lead. Amber Harmon (Whitney Point HS/Lisle) opened the inning by reaching on an error, followed by a walk to Amber Coulthart (Oneida HS/Oneida). Both advanced on a sacrifice by JoAnna Nages (Groton HS/Groton) before scoring on a pair of wild pitches.
 
Northland got on the board for the first in the bottom of the second, putting three runs across behind three hits and a pair of errors. The score remained 3-2 until TC3 tied it up in the fourth, again scoring without a hit. Nages walked to lead off. Pinch runner Gabrielle Blackman (Dryden HS/Dryden) stole second, moved to third on a groundout and scored on a passed ball. The score remained tied after seven innings, sending the game to extra frames.
 
Playing under the international tiebreaker rules in the eighth, TC3 started the inning with a runner on second base. After a sacrifice bunt moved her to third, Coulthart reached on a bunt and stole second. Nages responded with a hard single up the middle, scoring both runs. After a fielder's choice made it two outs with a runner on first, Erin Armstrong (Southern Cayuga HS/Genoa) blasted a double over the left fielder's head, scoring the runner from first. Danielle Montrond (Liverpool HS/Liverpool) came in to pinch run and moved to third on an infield hit by Weber. After a walk, Williamson came through again with a solid single up the middle, scoring Montrond and Weber with what proved to be the winning runs.
 
Holding an 8-3 lead heading into the bottom of the eighth, TC3 allowed the first three runners to score before settling down and closing out the win. Williamson recorded the final out, going deep in the hole at short and firing to first to nip the batter.
 
Griep earned the win, tossing a complete game. She allowed no earned runs while scattering seven hits to improve to 2-3 on the year. Williamson had another multi-hit day at the plate, going 2-for-5 with a pair of RBIs. Weber went 2-for-4 while Nages drove in a pair. Coulthart scored twice for the Panthers.
 
TC3 finishes the Spring Break trip Friday with a 9:00 a.m. contest with County College of Morris, a Division II team from New Jersey.


Late Rally Dashes Hopes for First Win

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Despite out-hitting their opponent 9-2, the TC3 softball team was unable to close out the win, giving up four runs over the final two innings in a 7-6 loss to Division II Kellogg Community College of Michigan. TC3 is now 0-5, with all five losses coming to scholarship teams. The Panthers are playing in Cocoa, Florida as part of the team's Spring Break trip.
 
Things looked promising for the Panthers early, as TC3's Heather Weber (Seton Catholic HS/Endicott) laced the first pitch of the game into the left-center gap for a double. After moving to third on a wild pitch, Weber scored the first run of the game on a single by Amanda Christofferson (Dryden HS/Dryden).
 
After TC3 kept Kellogg off the board in the bottom of the inning, the Panthers enjoyed their biggest offensive output of the year in the second.
 
Brittni Griep (Marathon HS/Marathon) opened the inning by drawing a walk, followed one out later by consecutive singles by Amber Harmon (Whitney Point HS/Lisle), Gabrielle Blackman (Dryden HS/Freeville), and Weber, the last driving in Griep to make it 2-0. An out later, Bethany Williamson (South Lewis HS/Lyons Falls) delivered an RBI single, followed by a two-run single by Tiffany Volkert (Dryden HS/Dryden).
 
Kellogg responded in the bottom of the second with three unearned runs, making it 5-3 after two innings. A scoreless third was followed by another TC3 run in the fourth.
 
Williamson reached with a two-out single, stole second and scored when Kellogg's second baseman couldn't handle a grounder. After TC3 held Kellogg off the board in the bottom of the inning, TC3 took a 6-3 lead into the fifth.
 
In the bottom of the fifth, Kellogg combined a hit and three errors to score three unearned runs and tie the game, setting the stage for another tough loss for the Panthers. The winning run came in the bottom of the sixth, as Kellogg used a walk and two TC3 errors to score without a hit.
 
Williamson led TC3's offense with three hits. Weber added two hits as TC3 and Volkert led the team with two RBIs.
 
TC3 plays a fellow Division III team for the first time on Thursday, playing a doubleheader with Northland Community College of Minnesota.


Panthers Fall to D-I El Paso CC

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

The TC3 softball team fell to 0-4 on the season Wednesday morning with an 8-0 loss to El Paso Community College. It was the 30th game of the year for El Paso, a Division I team from Texas.
 
The Panthers threatened in the top of the first. Heather Weber (Seton Catholic HS/Endicott) and Amanda Christofferson (Dryden HS/Dryden) each reached base to open the frame, but the rally was stifled when Weber was caught trying to move to third on a pitch in the dirt. Christofferson advanced to third before a pair of strikeouts ended the inning.
 
El Paso took the lead in their half of the first, scoring two unearned runs. The lead grew to 7-0 with a five-run third inning and ended with a home run in the bottom of the fifth that gave El Paso an 8-0 win in the mercy rule-shortened game.
 
JoAnna Nages (Groton HS/Groton) kept the high-powered El Paso offense off balance in her first trip to the pitching circle this season. Angelina Garofalo (Eldred HS/Eldred) picked up TC3's only hit of the game, a single in the fifth.
 
TC3 next plays Division II Kellogg Community College Wednesday night at 5:00 p.m.


Panthers Give Game Away

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

After leading for most of the game, a sloppy finish cost the TC3 softball team Tuesday night as the Panthers lost to Triton College of Illinois 9-6. TC3, opening the season with eight games in Cocoa, Florida, falls to 0-2. All three losses have come to Division II teams.
 
The game opened with TC3 taking its first lead of the season, scoring four runs in the top of the first inning on the combination of five hits and two errors. Amber Harmon (Whitney Point HS/Lisle) keyed the outburst with a two-out infield single to drive in the first run and open the floodgates.
 
Triton cut the lead in half in the bottom of the inning, scoring a pair of runs on a single and four walks. TC3 was the next to score, when Tiffany Volkert (Dryden HS/Dryden) singled, stole second and scored when Ondrea Mott (Sidney HS/Masonville) reached on an error. A two-out RBI single by Erin Armstrong (Southern Cayuga HS/Genoa) made it 6-2 in the middle of the third. The lead held until the fifth inning when a defensive meltdown ended the game.
 
In the bottom of what proved to be the last inning, Triton's first four batters reached via a single, an error, and a pair of walks. After the next two batters were retired, the defense committed five more errors over the course of the next three at bats, letting Triton score seven unearned runs and take a 9-6 lead. Due to a time limit on the game, the contest ended after TC3 recorded the final out of the inning.
 
The finish overshadowed what had been TC3's best game of the year. The Panthers rapped nine hits over five innings, with every player recording a single. Mott led the team on the bases with a pair of stolen bases.
 
TC3 plays Division I El Paso Community College Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.


Panthers Fall to 0-2 in Florida

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

The TC3 softball dropped to 0-2 on the season with its second loss to a Division II, this time falling to Ellsworth Community College of Iowa 14-0 Tuesday morning.
 
After playing until after 11:30 Monday night, the Panthers seemed to be asleep on their feet against Ellsworth. In a game shortened to five innings by the mercy rule, Ellsworth scored in every inning, including five runs in the first. Ellsworth used a 13-4 advantage in hits and capitalized on eight TC3 errors to put the game away early.
 
After going 1-2-3 in the first, TC3 put runners on base in each inning the rest of the way. Tiffany Volkert (Dryden HS/Dryden) was the only Panther to reach third base, stroking a double in the second inning and moving to third on a groundout before being stranded.
 
Amanda Christofferson (Dryden HS/Dryden) allowed six earned runs while taking the loss.
 
TC3 plays Triton College Tuesday night at 7:00.


TC3 Drops Opener

Monday, March 13, 2006

The 2006 TC3 women's softball season opened up Monday in Cocoa, Florida as the Panthers traveled south for Spring Break. Playing outside for the first time, TC3 to Triton College of Illinois 3-2 Monday night. It was the first game of the year for TC3 while Triton, at Division II team, improved to 2-1.
 
The game opened with Triton scoring a run without a hit in the first inning. The leadoff hitter walked, stole second, moved to third on a groundout and scored on a wild pitch. The Panthers answered in the home half of the inning as Heather Weber (Seton Catholic HS/Endicott) as walked, stole second and third and scored on a single by Bethany Williamson (South Lewis HS/Lyons Falls).
 
Triton reclaimed the lead in the second, this time using a leadoff double, a sacrafice bunt, and a groundout to take a 2-1 lead. Again, the Panthers responded in their at bat, this time sparked by a single by Amanda Christofferson (Dryden HS/Dryden) to open the inning. After reaching safely, Christofferson stol second, moved to third on a passed ball and scored on a double by JoAnna Nages (Groton HS/Groton).
 
The score remained 2-2 for the next three innings, thanks in part to some key defensive plays by the Panthers. In the fourth, TC3 picked off a Triton runner at third with one out to end a threat. In the fifth, a Triton runner reached third with one out before TC3 turned a 1-2-3 double play to end the inning.
 
The tie was broken in the sixth, as the first Triton hitter reached on a walk, advance to third on a passed ball and a single before scoring on a two-out single. The Panthers threatened in the bottom of the seventh when Nages laced her second double of the night, but the tying run was stranded at second.
 
Brittni Griep (Marathon HS/Marathon) took the loss in her collegiate debut, despite working out several jams. Nages led the offense with a 2-for-3 effort while Christofferson and Weber each stole two bases.
 
TC3 continues play in Florida Tuesday with games against Ellsworth Community College of Iowa and a rematch with Triton.


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2006 Women's Softball Schedule
Date/Time
Opponent/Location
Results
Mon 03/13
9 p.m.
Triton College (IL)
Cocoa, Fla.
Tue 03/14
9 a.m.
Ellsworth C.C. (Iowa)
Cocoa, Fla.
Tue 03/14
7 p.m.
Triton College (IL)
Cocoa, Fla.
Wed 03/15
1 p.m.
El Paso CC (TX)
Cocoa, Fla.
Wed 03/15
5 p.m.
Kellogg CC (Mich.)
Cocoa, Fla.
Thu 03/16
11 a.m.
Northland College (Minn.)
Cocoa, Fla.
Thu 03/16
1 p.m.
Northland College (Minn.)
Cocoa, Fla.
Fri 03/17
9 a.m.
CC of Morris (N.J.)
Cocoa, Fla.
Sun 04/02
1 p.m.
Niagara County CC
Home
Sun 04/02
2 p.m.
Niagara County CC
Home
Thu 04/06
3 p.m.
Onondaga CC
Home
Thu 04/06
4 p.m.
Onondaga CC
Home
Tue 04/11
3 p.m.
Monroe CC
Monroe CC
Tue 04/11
4 p.m.
Monroe CC
Monroe CC
Wed 04/12
3 p.m.
SUNY Canton
Home
Wed 04/12
4 p.m.
SUNY Canton
Home
Mon 04/17
3 p.m.
SUNY Delhi
Home
Mon 04/17
4 p.m.
SUNY Delhi
Home
Tue 04/18
3 p.m.
Corning CC
Corning
Tue 04/18
4 p.m.
Corning CC
Corning
Thu 04/20
3 p.m.
Finger Lakes CC
Home
Thu 04/20
5 p.m.
Finger Lakes CC
Home
Sat 04/22
Schenectady County CC
Schenectady
Sat 04/22
Schenectady County CC
Schenectady
Thu 04/27
3 p.m.
Broome CC
Home
Thu 04/27
5 p.m.
Broome CC
Home
Fri 04/28
3 p.m.
Mohawk Valley CC
Home
Fri 04/28
5 p.m.
Mohawk Valley CC
Home
Sun 04/30
1 p.m.
Alfred State College
Alfred
Sun 04/30
2 p.m.
Alfred State College
Alfred
Tue 05/02
3 p.m.
Fulton-Montgomery CC
Johnstown
Tue 05/02
5 p.m.
Fulton-Montgomery CC
Johnstown
Wed 05/03
3 p.m.
Jefferson CC
Home
Wed 05/03
5 p.m.
Jefferson CC
Home
Fri 05/05
2 p.m.
Herkimer County CC
Herkimer
Fri 05/05
3 p.m.
Herkimer County CC
Herkimer
Sun 05/07
12 p.m.
Genesee CC
Batavia
Sun 05/07
2 p.m.
Genesee CC
Batavia
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