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TC3 Student-Athletes Receive National Academic Honors

July 9, 2014

Four Tompkins Cortland Community College student-athletes have been honored with a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Academic Student-Athlete Award. Taylor Policay (Lansing H.S./Ithaca), Kyle Shaw (Groton H.S./Groton), Sara Sinnigen (Dryden H.S./Dryden), and Hannah Wildenstein (Dryden H.S./Freeville) were each presented with the NJCAA Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement. The award, which was previously known as the NJCAA Academic All-American award, requires a minimum grade point average of 3.6. Only three percent of the nearly 60,000 student-athletes competing in the NJCAA this year received the designation.

Policay was a member of both the women’s basketball and softball teams. She completed her sport management degree in May, graduating with a GPA of 3.76. On the softball diamond she earned all-conference honors after a stellar freshman season that saw her blast nine home runs, including a TC3-record two in one playoff game. Over two seasons at TC3, she started 58 of 59 softball games, leading the team in slugging percentage during that time. On the basketball court she started 17 of 22 games, averaging more than three points and six rebounds per contest.

Shaw golfed for TC3, qualifying for the NJCAA national tournament in both his freshman and sophomore years. He was the team’s top scorer, and completed his academic work in business administration in May, graduating with a GPA of 3.61.

A captain on the women’s soccer team, Sinnigen was a two-time all-conference selection, an NJCAA all-region choice, and an NSCAA All-American for the Panthers. A liberal arts and sciences major, she completed her coursework with a GPA of 3.71.

Wildenstein, the lone first-year student among TC3’s honorees, was also a member of the women’s soccer team. She started 11 games and has a GPA of 3.70 in business administration.

TC3 Represented by Two on All-MSAC Team

June 5, 2014

Two Tompkins Cortland Community College softball players have been named to the Mid-State Athletic Conference all-conference softball team. Sophomore Angela Everhart (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) and freshman Kailyn Andrews (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) were among the 16 selected to the team. Voting was done by the coaches from the seven conference teams.

Everhart was one of TC3’s top offensive threats all season, leading the team with 25 RBI while batting .412, third best on the squad. She hit three home runs, tied for second most on the team, and had a slugging percentage of .562.

Andrews had TC3’s best on-base percentage at .562 and the second-best batting average at .475. She hit ten doubles and had a slugging percentage of .639, both the second best on the team.

It’s the eighth straight year TC3 has placed at least two players on the all-conference team.

Roster–2010 Women's Softball

2010 Panthers

No. Name Pos. Year Ht. Wt. High School/Hometown
8/10 Lauren Dykeman So. 5-7 Union-Endicott/Endicott
4 Erica Gigliotti Fr. 5-3 Cicero-North Syracuse/Cicero
6 Kristin Kinney So. 5-3 Oneida/Oneida
7 Brooke Wierzbicki So. 5-1 Vestal/Vestal
9 Joelle Herrick So. 5-2 Elmira Free Academy/Elmira
11 Lauren Nelson Fr. 5-10 Division Ave./Levittown
12 Megan Kraeger So. 5-3 South Lewis/Constableville
14 Colleen Bannon So. 5-2 Vestal/Vestal
18 Janelle Boyd Fr. 5-7 Archbishop Molloy/Hempstead
20 Kaitlyn Percey Fr. 5-5 Charles O. Dickerson/Trumansburg
22 Allyson Kruczkowski So. 5-4 Union-Endicott/Endicott
24 Paige Freeman So. 5-8 Thomas A. Edison/Elmira Heights
33 Brooke Radley Fr. 5-3 Altmar-Parish-Williamstown/Pulaski

Statistics–Women's Softball

Women's Softball

2014 Season

Overall (13-13)
Region III (11-11)

Statistics

Previous Seasons

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

Records

Team Records

Most Wins (Season)

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

Most Consecutive Wins (Season)

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

Best Winning Percentage (Season)

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

Most Runs Scored (Game)

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

Most Runs Scored (Season)

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

Best Runs-Per-Game Average

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

Fewest Runs Allowed Per Game Average (Season)

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

Biggest Margin of Victory (Game)

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

Most Hits (Game)

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

Most Hits (Season)

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

Most Doubles (Game)

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

Most Doubles (Season)

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

Most Triples (Game)

2 (over ten times)

Most Triples (Season)

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

Most Home Runs (Game)

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

Most Home Runs (Season)

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

Most RBIs (Game)

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

Most RBIs (Season)

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

Most Stolen Bases (Game)

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

Most Stolen Bases (Season)

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

Most Walks (Game)

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

Most Walks (Season)

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

Best ERA - Pitching (Season)

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

Most Strikeouts - Pitching (Game)

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

Most Strikeouts - Pitching (Season)

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

Most Shutouts - Pitching (Season)

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

Best Fielding Percentage (Season)

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

Most Assists - Fielding (Season)

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

Individual Records - Hitting

Highest Batting Average (Season)

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

Highest Batting Average (Career-two seasons)

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

Highest On-Base Percentage (Season)

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

Highest On-Base Percentage (Career-two seasons)

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

Highest Slugging Percentage (Season)

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

Highest Slugging Percentage (Career)

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

Most Hits (Game)

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

Most Hits (Season)

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

Most Hits (Career)

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

Most Doubles (Game)

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

Most Doubles (Season)

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

Most Doubles (Career)

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

Most Triples (Game)

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

Most Triples (Season)

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

Most Triples (Career)

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

Most Home Runs (Game)

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

Most Home Runs (Season)

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

Most Home Runs (Career)

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

Most RBIs (Game)

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

Most RBIs (Season)

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

Most RBIs (Career)

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

Most Runs Scored (Game)

4 Several times (-)

Most Runs Scored (Season)

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

Most Runs Scored (Career)

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

Most Stolen Bases (Game)

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

Most Stolen Bases (Season)

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

Most Stolen Bases (Career)

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

Most Walks (Game)

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

Most Walks (Season)

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

Most Walks (Career)

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

Most Consecutive Games with a Hit

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

Individual Records - Pitching

Most Wins (Season)

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

Most Wins (Career)

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

Best ERA (Season)

1.28 Alice Karpel (2004)
1.28 Niki Rieman (2008)
1.70 Alice Karpel (2005)

Best ERA (Career)

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

Most Strikeouts (Game)

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

Most Strikeouts (Season)

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

Most Strikeouts (Career)

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

Most Shutouts (Season)

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

Most Shutouts (Career)

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

Individual Records - Fielding

Best Fielding Percentage (Season)

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

Best Fielding Percentage (Career)

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

Most Assists (Season)

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

Most Assists (Career)

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

Most Put Outs (Season)

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

Most Put Outs (Career)

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

Team Playoff Records

Most Runs Scored (Playoff Game)

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

Most Hits (Playoff Game)

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

Most Doubles (Playoff Game)

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

Most Triples (Playoff Game)

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

Most Home Runs (Playoff Game)

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

Most RBIs (Playoff Game)

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

Most Stolen Bases (Playoff Game)

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

Most Walks (Playoff Game)

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

Most Strikeouts - Pitching (Playoff Game)

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

Individual Playoff Records

Most Hits (Playoff Game)

3, Several times (-)

Most Doubles (Playoff Game)

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

Most Triples (Playoff Game)

1, Several times (-)

Most Home Runs (Playoff Game)

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

Most RBIs (Playoff Game)

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

Most Runs Scored (Playoff Game)

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

Most Stolen Bases (Playoff Game)

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

Most Walks (Playoff Game)

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

Most Strikeouts (Playoff Game)

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

Honors

National Championships
2009

NJCAA Playoff Appearances
2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

All-American Players
12

All-Region Players
30

All-MSAC Players
44

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


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


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


Highlights–2010 Women's Softball

Panthers Finish 4th in Nation

Friday, May 21, 2010

The Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team finished fourth at the 2010 NJCAA Division III National Championship tournament in Minnesota. The Panthers opened Friday's play with a 9-1 win over Rock Valley College (Ill.), but the season ended with a 5-1 loss to Monroe Community College. The Panthers went 2-2 at the eight-team, double-elimination tournament to finish the year with a 34-10 record.
 
Against Rock Valley, the Panthers ended the game with the mercy rule after just six innings. Brooke Wierzbicki (Vestal H.S./Vestal) paced the attack by going 3-for-4. Emily Woodin (Candor H.S./Candor) and Paige Freeman (Thomas A. Edison H.S./Elmira Heights) each went 2-for-3 as part of the team's 10-hit attack. Janelle Boyd (Archbishop Molloy H.S./Hempstead) earned the win in the circle, allowing just three hits.
 
In the Monroe, the Panthers fell behind 2-0 after the first inning. TC3 cut it to 2-1 in the top of the fourth, but Monroe answered with two more in the fourth and another in the fifth. The Panthers had several good at bats, but couldn't get the breaks, managing just five hits for the game. Colleen Bannon (Vestal H.S./Vestal) and Brooke Radley (Altmar-Parish-Williamstown H.S./Pulaski) each had two hits, with Woodin picking up the other.


Panthers Top Rock Valley to Advance at Nationals

Friday, May 21, 2010

With a 9-1 win over Rock Valley College (Ill.) this morning, the Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team has advanced in the NJCAA Division III National Championship tournament in Minnesota. The Panthers, now 34-9 on the year, will play Monroe Community College at 3 p.m. today with the winner advancing to Saturday's championship play-in game.


Panthers Top Suffolk to Stay Alive
Brookdale Box
Suffolk Box

Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team kept its hopes of defending its national title alive Thursday by splitting a pair of games at the NJCAA Division III National Championship tournament in Minnesota. After dropping the opener to Brookdale Community College (N.J.) by the score of 6-4, the Panthers came back to top Suffolk County Community College 11-2 to stay alive in the double-elimination tournament. The Panthers, now 33-9 on the year, will play Rock Valley College (Ill.) Friday.
 
Against Brookdale, the fell into deep hole early. Brookdale led 4-0 after two innings and 6-2 after three innings. The Panthers cut it to 6-3 in the fourth and 6-4 in the sixth, but couldn't make it all the way back. Colleen Bannon (Vestal H.S./Vestal) was the lone TC3 player with more than one hit, going 2-for-3 with three runs scored and five stolen bases.
 
In the Suffolk game, the Panthers were the ones setting the tone early, scoring seven runs in the top of the first en route to the five-inning win. Bannon had another big game, going 3-for-4 with two runs scored. Kristin Kinney (Oneida H.S./Oneida) also went 3-for-4 while Brooke Wierzbicki (Vestal H.S./Vestal), Emily Woodin (Candor H.S./Candor), and Brooke Radley (Altmar-Parish-Williamstown H.S./Pulaski) each had a pair of hits. Erica Gigliotti (Cicero-North Syracuse H.S./Cicero) earned the win, allowing just two runs on five hits while striking out five.


Panthers Drop Opener at Nationals

Thursday, May 20, 2010

The defending national champion TC3 softball team dropped the opener at the NJCAA Division III National Tournament Thursday, losing 6-4 to Brookdale Community College (N.J.). The Panthers will now take on Suffolk County Community College this afternoon in the double-elimination tournament.


Panthers Repeat as Region III-B Champs
Game 1 Box
Game 2 Box

Saturday, May 15, 2010

The Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team is headed back to Minnesota to defend its national championship. The Panthers earned a return trip to the NJCAA Division III National Championship tournament by winning the Region III-B title Saturday. The Panthers swept Genesee Community College 4-3 and 6-1 to claim TC3's second straight regional title and to improve to 32-8 on the year. The Panthers will open national tournament play Thursday in Rochester, Minnesota.
 
In game one, the Panthers started slowly but finished strong. Each team managed just a single hit in the first two innings, but in the third Genesee threatened. After a walk to open the inning, a TC3 error put Genesee runners on second and third with no outs. Pitcher Janelle Boyd (Archbishop Molloy H.S./Hempstead) worked out of the jam, striking out two and inducing a pop out.
 
In the bottom of the third the Panthers finally came to life at the plate. Kristin Kinney (Oneida H.S./Oneida) opened the frame with a walk and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt. Colleen Bannon (Vestal H.S./Vestal) drove her home, doubling to the fence in right center. Bannon ended up on third when the right fielder had trouble picking the ball up, and then came in to score on a sacrifice by Erica Gigliotti (Cicero-North Syracuse H.S./Cicero). On the very next pitch, Brooke Wierzbicki (Vestal H.S./Vestal) drove a ball into the trees well beyond the left field fence to make it 3-0 at the end of three innings.
 
Neither team scored in the fourth, but in the fifth Genesee cut the lead to 3-2 with a two-run homer. The Cougars threatened in the sixth loading the bases with one out, but Boyd again worked out of trouble, inducing a ground out and striking out the three-hitter to end the inning. After the Panthers were held off the board in the bottom of the sixth, Genesee tied the game in the seventh by using a lead-off double and two ground outs to make it 3-3.
 
The bottom of the seventh opened with Joelle Herrick (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) reaching on a clean single. Bannon followed with an infield hit put runners on first and second. After a strike out, Wierzbicki reached with a fielder's choice that ended with no outs being recorded. With one out and pinch-runner Allyson Kruczkowski (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott) on third, Boyd hit a pop up that the catcher caught behind the plate for the second out. The Genesee catcher mistakenly thought it was the third out and rolled the ball back towards the circle. In the confusion, Kruczkowski came in to score the game-winning run.
 
Wierzbicki went 3-for-4 to pace the attack. Bannon added a 2-for-4 effort in support of Boyd's strong pitching. She improved to 11-2 on the season, setting a TC3 playoff-record with 12 strike outs along the way.
 
In game two, TC3 wasted no time setting the tone. Playing as the visitors, Bannon led off with a single and Paige Freeman (Thomas A. Edison H.S./Elmira Heights) followed with a two-run homer. In the bottom of the inning, Gigliotti set Genesee down in order to keep it 2-0. A scoreless second inning was followed by each team scoring a run in the third. Kinney started the TC3 rally, lacing a two-out double off the right field fence. Lauren Dykeman (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott) followed with a pop-single that fell in front of the center fielder, scoring Kinney to make it 3-0. Genesee responded in the bottom of the inning to make it 3-1.
 
Both teams were kept off the scoreboard over the next three innings, with Gigliotti facing just ten batters over that span. In the seventh, the Panthers finally broke it open. Bannon led off with a double and Freeman drove her in with a single. After an out, Lauren Nelson (Division Ave. H.S./Levittown) launched a deep drive well over the left field fence to make it 6-3. The Panthers loaded the bases again but didn't score, making it 6-1 heading to the bottom of the seventh. Gigliotti set the Cougars down in order, with Emily Woodin (Candor H.S./Candor) making a pair of nice plays at second base to help bring the championship back to TC3.
 
Freeman finished 3-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored. Bannon and Kinney each had two hits as part of an 11-hit attack. Gigliotti earned the win in the circle to improve to 12-4, striking out three while allowing just five hits.


Panthers Repeat as Region III-B Champs
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Saturday, May 15, 2010

The Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team is headed back to Minnesota to defend its national championship. The Panthers earned a return trip to the NJCAA Division III National Championship tournament by winning the Region III-B title Saturday. The Panthers swept Genesee Community College 4-3 and 6-1 to claim TC3's second straight regional title and to improve to 32-8 on the year. The Panthers will open national tournament play Thursday in Rochester, Minnesota.
 
In game one, the Panthers started slowly but finished strong. Each team managed just a single hit in the first two innings, but in the third Genesee threatened. After a walk to open the inning, a TC3 error put Genesee runners on second and third with no outs. Pitcher Janelle Boyd (Archbishop Molloy H.S./Hempstead) worked out of the jam, striking out two and inducing a pop out.
 
In the bottom of the third the Panthers finally came to life at the plate. Kristin Kinney (Oneida H.S./Oneida) opened the frame with a walk and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt. Colleen Bannon (Vestal H.S./Vestal) drove her home, doubling to the fence in right center. Bannon ended up on third when the right fielder had trouble picking the ball up, and then came in to score on a sacrifice by Erica Gigliotti (Cicero-North Syracuse H.S./Cicero). On the very next pitch, Brooke Wierzbicki (Vestal H.S./Vestal) drove a ball into the trees well beyond the left field fence to make it 3-0 at the end of three innings.
 
Neither team scored in the fourth, but in the fifth Genesee cut the lead to 3-2 with a two-run homer. The Cougars threatened in the sixth loading the bases with one out, but Boyd again worked out of trouble, inducing a ground out and striking out the three-hitter to end the inning. After the Panthers were held off the board in the bottom of the sixth, Genesee tied the game in the seventh by using a lead-off double and two ground outs to make it 3-3.
 
The bottom of the seventh opened with Joelle Herrick (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) reaching on a clean single. Bannon followed with an infield hit put runners on first and second. After a strike out, Wierzbicki reached with a fielder's choice that ended with no outs being recorded. With one out and pinch-runner Allyson Kruczkowski (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott) on third, Boyd hit a pop up that the catcher caught behind the plate for the second out. The Genesee catcher mistakenly thought it was the third out and rolled the ball back towards the circle. In the confusion, Kruczkowski came in to score the game-winning run.
 
Wierzbicki went 3-for-4 to pace the attack. Bannon added a 2-for-4 effort in support of Boyd's strong pitching. She improved to 11-2 on the season, setting a TC3 playoff-record with 12 strike outs along the way.
 
In game two, TC3 wasted no time setting the tone. Playing as the visitors, Bannon led off with a single and Paige Freeman (Thomas A. Edison H.S./Elmira Heights) followed with a two-run homer. In the bottom of the inning, Gigliotti set Genesee down in order to keep it 2-0. A scoreless second inning was followed by each team scoring a run in the third. Kinney started the TC3 rally, lacing a two-out double off the right field fence. Lauren Dykeman (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott) followed with a pop-single that fell in front of the center fielder, scoring Kinney to make it 3-0. Genesee responded in the bottom of the inning to make it 3-1.
 
Both teams were kept off the scoreboard over the next three innings, with Gigliotti facing just ten batters over that span. In the seventh, the Panthers finally broke it open. Bannon led off with a double and Freeman drove her in with a single. After an out, Lauren Nelson (Division Ave. H.S./Levittown) launched a deep drive well over the left field fence to make it 6-3. The Panthers loaded the bases again but didn't score, making it 6-1 heading to the bottom of the seventh. Gigliotti set the Cougars down in order, with Emily Woodin (Candor H.S./Candor) making a pair of nice plays at second base to help bring the championship back to TC3.
 
Freeman finished 3-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored. Bannon and Kinney each had two hits as part of an 11-hit attack. Gigliotti earned the win in the circle to improve to 12-4, striking out three while allowing just five hits.


Panthers Advance to Regional Championship
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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team needed every out and every player on its roster to pull out a dramatic 9-8 extra-inning win over Herkimer County Community College Tuesday in the opening round of the NJCAA Region III playoffs. The Panthers were down to their last out when they scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh to force extra innings, winning the game in the eighth to improve to 30-8 overall and 23-4 in Region III. Herkimer ends the year with a record of 21-16 overall and 20-12 in Region III. TC3 advances to the Region III-B championship this weekend in Corning. The #2-seeded Panthers will play a best-of-three series against #6 Genesee Community College. The teams will play two games on Friday, starting at noon. If needed, a third game will be played Saturday.
 
In Tuesday's game, the Panthers scored first, with Colleen Bannon (Vestal H.S./Vestal) walking to open the bottom of the first. After stealing second, she came in to score on a single by Erica Gigliotti (Cicero-North Syracuse H.S./Cicero) to give the home team the early lead. Starting pitcher Janelle Boyd (Archbishop Molloy H.S./Hempstead) kept Herkimer in check the first two innings, striking out four the first nine batters she faced and not allowing a hit the first time through the lineup. In the third, Herkimer enjoyed a two-out rally that resulted in two runs and a 2-1 lead for the Generals. TC3 answered in the bottom of the inning, with Gigliotti doubling and then scoring on a single by Boyd to tie the game at 2-2.
 
The fourth saw Boyd run into some trouble in the circle. After striking out the first batter, The next four Herkimer batters reached base, with three on hits and one on an error. Gigliotti replaced Boyd in the circle, and after allowing a two-run double to the first batter, settled down and recorded the final two outs of the inning. After TC3 was set down in order in the bottom of the inning, the game moved to the fifth with Herkimer ahead 6-2.
 
A scoreless top of the inning gave the Panthers the chance to cut into the lead in the bottom of the fifth. Gigliotti opened the inning by reaching on an error before Brooke Wierzbicki (Vestal H.S./Vestal) followed with a single. After a pop out, Paige Freeman (Thomas A. Edison H.S./Elmira Heights) singled to load the bases. Another pop out left the Panthers in danger of not scoring, but a Herkimer error on a ball hit by Lauren Dykeman (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott) allowed two runs to score, bring the Panthers to within two at 6-4 heading into the sixth. Herkimer got one of those runs back in the sixth to make it 7-4, but the Panthers answered with a homer from Joelle Herrick (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) to open the bottom of the sixth and bring the score to 7-5 heading into the seventh. Herkimer opened the top of the seventh by drawing a walk that eventually came around to score to push the lead back to three runs at 8-5, setting the stage for an improbable finish.
 
In the bottom of the inning, Boyd and Freeman started the inning by reaching on a hit-by-a-pitch and a walk, bringing the tying run to the plate. After the next two batters struck out, the home team was down to its last out. Pinch-hitter Lauren Nelson (Division Ave. H.S./Levittown) came through, lacing a clean single to load the bases and bring Herrick back to the plate. Just one inning after hitting a homer, she again came through, driving a single up the middle. Two runs came in to score on the hit, and after an error by Herkimer getting the ball back to the infield, the tying run came all the way around to score and force extra innings. In the top of the eighth, Herkimer opened the inning with a single, but the Panthers turned a double play on the next batter to clear the bases with two outs. After a single, the Panthers recorded the final out and returned to the plate to finish the comeback.
 
With one out, Wierzbicki ripped a double and Boyd reached on an infield single. Freeman followed with a single to center, scoring Wierzbicki and sending the Panthers back to the regional championship series for the second straight year.
 
Herrick ended the day 3-for-4 with the home run and three RBI. Freeman, Boyd, Wierzbicki, and Gigliotti each had two hits, with Gigliotti earning the win in the circle. Boyd struck out six in three and a third innings while earning no decision.


Sunday, May 09, 2010

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Panthers Sweep Alfred State
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Saturday, May 08, 2010

The Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team helped Coach Brent Doane reach a milestone Saturday, sweeping Alfred State College to give Coach Doane his 200th win at TC3. The Panthers won 11-2 and 15-9 to improve the season's record to 27-8 overall and 20-4 in Region III. In his ninth season at TC3, Doane now has a record of 200 wins and 117 losses.
 
In Saturday's opener, the Panthers put the game away early. TC3 scored eight runs on eight hits in the first inning, with the big blow coming in the form of a three-run homer by Colleen Bannon (Vestal H.S./Vestal).
 
Pitcher Janelle Boyd (Archbishop Molloy H.S./Hempstead) made the runs stand, striking out eight in five innings. Brooke Wierzbicki (Vestal H.S./Vestal) went 3-for-3 with two RBI and Brooke Radley (A-P-W H.S./Pulaski) laced a pair of doubles as the Panthers ended the game early due to the eight-run mercy rule.
 
The second game seemed to be heading in the same direction, with the home team jumping out to an 8-2 lead after a two-run homer from Wierzbicki in the second inning. Alfred cut into the lead with two runs in the third and fourth, with TC3 answering with just a single run in the third. With TC3 up 9-6, the game was temporarily stopped by rain in the bottom of the fourth, the first of two delays the teams would endure before finishing the game. When play resumed, the Panthers loaded the bases with no outs, but couldn't plate another run, leaving the door open for the visitors. In the sixth, Alfred State completed the comeback, scoring three runs to tie the game at 9-9.
 
In the bottom of the inning, TC3 took advantage of three Alfred State errors early in the inning to set the table for big doubles by Bannon and Paige Freeman (Thomas A. Edison H.S./Elmira Heights) as part of a six-run outburst. A shutout top of the seventh inning made the final 15-9.
 
Erica Gigliotti (Cicero-North Syracuse H.S./Cicero) earned the win by pitching five innings in relief. Bannon went 4-for-4 in game two, ripping a double and stealing three bases and driving in three runs. Freeman and Wierzbicki also drove in three runs for the winners.
 
With Jamestown Community College's forfeit of Sunday's scheduled doubleheader, the regular season is now over for the Panthers. TC3 now awaits the start of the NJCAA Region III playoffs Tuesday. The Panthers will receive word on the playoff seedings Sunday night.


Panthers Sweep Alfred State
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Saturday, May 08, 2010

The Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team helped Coach Brent Doane reach a milestone Saturday, sweeping Alfred State College to give Coach Doane his 200th win at TC3. The Panthers won 11-2 and 15-9 to improve the season's record to 27-8 overall and 20-4 in Region III. In his ninth season at TC3, Doane now has a record of 200 wins and 117 losses.
 
In Saturday's opener, the Panthers put the game away early. TC3 scored eight runs on eight hits in the first inning, with the big blow coming in the form of a three-run homer by Colleen Bannon (Vestal H.S./Vestal).
 
Pitcher Janelle Boyd (Archbishop Molloy H.S./Hempstead) made the runs stand, striking out eight in five innings. Brooke Wierzbicki (Vestal H.S./Vestal) went 3-for-3 with two RBI and Brooke Radley (A-P-W H.S./Pulaski) laced a pair of doubles as the Panthers ended the game early due to the eight-run mercy rule.
 
The second game seemed to be heading in the same direction, with the home team jumping out to an 8-2 lead after a two-run homer from Wierzbicki in the second inning. Alfred cut into the lead with two runs in the third and fourth, with TC3 answering with just a single run in the third. With TC3 up 9-6, the game was temporarily stopped by rain in the bottom of the fourth, the first of two delays the teams would endure before finishing the game. When play resumed, the Panthers loaded the bases with no outs, but couldn't plate another run, leaving the door open for the visitors. In the sixth, Alfred State completed the comeback, scoring three runs to tie the game at 9-9.
 
In the bottom of the inning, TC3 took advantage of three Alfred State errors early in the inning to set the table for big doubles by Bannon and Paige Freeman (Thomas A. Edison H.S./Elmira Heights) as part of a six-run outburst. A shutout top of the seventh inning made the final 15-9.
 
Erica Gigliotti (Cicero-North Syracuse H.S./Cicero) earned the win by pitching five innings in relief. Bannon went 4-for-4 in game two, ripping a double and stealing three bases and driving in three runs. Freeman and Wierzbicki also drove in three runs for the winners.
 
With Jamestown Community College's forfeit of Sunday's scheduled doubleheader, the regular season is now over for the Panthers. TC3 now awaits the start of the NJCAA Region III playoffs Tuesday. The Panthers will receive word on the playoff seedings Sunday night.


Panthers Sweep Delhi

Friday, May 07, 2010

The Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team posted another doubleheader sweep Friday, taking two games at SUNY Delhi. The Panthers won by scores of 8-2 and 13-5 to improve to 25-8 overall and 18-4 in Region III.
 
Brooke Radley (A-P-W H.S./Pulaski) led the attack in game one, going 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI. Janelle Boyd (Archbishop Molloy H.S./Hempstead) added a 2-for-4, two-RBI effort as part of the Panthers' 11 hits. Lauren Dykeman (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott), earned the win, striking out nine in seven innings of work.
 
Game two saw the Panthers pound out 16 hits, including home runs from Colleen Bannon (Vestal H.S./Vestal) and Lauren Nelson (Division Ave. H.S./Levittown). Bannon added a double and two stolen bases as part of a 4-for-5 day and Boyd doubled as part of a 3-for-5 game. Nelson finished 3-for-4 while Kaitlyn Percey (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg) went 2-for-4 with two RBI. Percey earned her first collegiate win, pitching five and two-thirds innings. She finished with six strikeouts and two earned runs allowed.
 
TC3 hosts Alfred State College Saturday.


Panthers Sweep Delhi

Friday, May 07, 2010

The Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team posted another doubleheader sweep Friday, taking two games at SUNY Delhi. The Panthers won by scores of 8-2 and 13-5 to improve to 25-8 overall and 18-4 in Region III.
 
Brooke Radley (A-P-W H.S./Pulaski) led the attack in game one, going 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI. Janelle Boyd (Archbishop Molloy H.S./Hempstead) added a 2-for-4, two-RBI effort as part of the Panthers' 11 hits. Lauren Dykeman (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott), earned the win, striking out nine in seven innings of work.
 
Game two saw the Panthers pound out 16 hits, including home runs from Colleen Bannon (Vestal H.S./Vestal) and Lauren Nelson (Division Ave. H.S./Levittown). Bannon added a double and two stolen bases as part of a 4-for-5 day and Boyd doubled as part of a 3-for-5 game. Nelson finished 3-for-4 while Kaitlyn Percey (Charles O. Dickerson H.S./Trumansburg) went 2-for-4 with two RBI. Percey earned her first collegiate win, pitching five and two-thirds innings. She finished with six strikeouts and two earned runs allowed.
 
TC3 hosts Alfred State College Saturday.


Panthers Extend Win Streak to Eight

Sunday, May 02, 2010

The Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team improved to 23-8 overall and 16-4 in Region III with a doubleheader sweep of Genesee Community College Sunday. The Panthers won by scores of 12-6 and 10-1 to push its winning streak to eight games. Genesee drops to 23-16 overall and 17-7 in region.
 
In the opener, the Panthers fell behind 6-1 after three innings before the bats came to life. TC3 scored seven runs in the fifth, and two more in both the sixth and seventh innings to finish the win. Colleen Bannon (Vestal H.S./Vestal) went 3-for-4, driving in four while blasting a homer and triple. Joelle Herrick (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) also went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles while driving in two. Janelle Boyd (Archbishop Molloy H.S./Hempstead) earned the win, allowing three earned runs while striking out nine.
 
The second game saw the Panthers take the lead early and then put the game away with a seven-run fourth inning. Boyd was one of four Panthers to pick up two hits, blasting two doubles. Kristin Kinney (Oneida H.S./Oneida), Lauren Dykeman (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott), and Brooke Wierzbicki (Vestal H.S./Vestal) each had two hits, with Wierzbicki collecting a double and two RBI. Erica Gigliotti (Cicero-North Syracuse H.S./Cicero) struck out seven in the five-inning game to earn the win.
 
TC3 plays at SUNY Delhi Friday.


Panthers Extend Win Streak to Eight

Sunday, May 02, 2010

The Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team improved to 23-8 overall and 16-4 in Region III with a doubleheader sweep of Genesee Community College Sunday. The Panthers won by scores of 12-6 and 10-1 to push its winning streak to eight games. Genesee drops to 23-16 overall and 17-7 in region.
 
In the opener, the Panthers fell behind 6-1 after three innings before the bats came to life. TC3 scored seven runs in the fifth, and two more in both the sixth and seventh innings to finish the win. Colleen Bannon (Vestal H.S./Vestal) went 3-for-4, driving in four while blasting a homer and triple. Joelle Herrick (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) also went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles while driving in two. Janelle Boyd (Archbishop Molloy H.S./Hempstead) earned the win, allowing three earned runs while striking out nine.
 
The second game saw the Panthers take the lead early and then put the game away with a seven-run fourth inning. Boyd was one of four Panthers to pick up two hits, blasting two doubles. Kristin Kinney (Oneida H.S./Oneida), Lauren Dykeman (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott), and Brooke Wierzbicki (Vestal H.S./Vestal) each had two hits, with Wierzbicki collecting a double and two RBI. Erica Gigliotti (Cicero-North Syracuse H.S./Cicero) struck out seven in the five-inning game to earn the win.
 
TC3 plays at SUNY Delhi Friday.


Panthers Take Two at Onondaga

Saturday, May 01, 2010

The Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team picked up its third straight doubleheader sweep Saturday with 9-4 and 10-0 wins over Onondaga Community College. TC3 improves to 19-8 overall and 12-4 in Region III.
 
The Panthers pounded out 28 hits in the two games, with Kristin Kinney (Oneida H.S./Oneida) leading the way with a 7-for-8 day. Lauren Nelson (Division Ave. H.S./Levittown), Colleen Bannon (Vestal H.S./Vestal), Erica Gigliotti (Cicero-North Syracuse H.S./Cicero), and Brooke Wierzbicki (Vestal H.S./Vestal) each had three hits on the day, with Wierzbicki driving in six runs, including three on a homer in game one. Janelle Boyd (Archbishop Molloy H.S./Hempstead) and Gigliotti each earned wins in the circle, with Boyd adding a pair of doubles at the plate.
 
TC3 plays at Genesee Community College Sunday.


Panthers Take Two at Onondaga

Saturday, May 01, 2010

The Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team picked up its third straight doubleheader sweep Saturday with 9-4 and 10-0 wins over Onondaga Community College. TC3 improves to 19-8 overall and 12-4 in Region III.
 
The Panthers pounded out 28 hits in the two games, with Kristin Kinney (Oneida H.S./Oneida) leading the way with a 7-for-8 day. Lauren Nelson (Division Ave. H.S./Levittown), Colleen Bannon (Vestal H.S./Vestal), Erica Gigliotti (Cicero-North Syracuse H.S./Cicero), and Brooke Wierzbicki (Vestal H.S./Vestal) each had three hits on the day, with Wierzbicki driving in six runs, including three on a homer in game one. Janelle Boyd (Archbishop Molloy H.S./Hempstead) and Gigliotti each earned wins in the circle, with Boyd adding a pair of doubles at the plate.
 
TC3 plays at Genesee Community College Sunday.


Panthers Sweep Jefferson

Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team used strong pitching and hitting Thursday to sweep Jefferson Community College, 12-0 and 15-0. TC3 improves to 17-8 overall and 10-4 in Region III while Jefferson drops to 6-12 overall and in regional action.
 
Pitchers Janelle Boyd (Archbishop Molloy H.S./Hempstead) and Erica Gigliotti (Cicero-North Syracuse H.S./Cicero) earned wins, with Boyd, Lauren Nelson (Division Ave. H.S./Levittown), and Joelle Herrick (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) each blasting home runs.
 
TC3 plays at Onondaga Community College Saturday.


Panthers Sweep Jefferson

Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team used strong pitching and hitting Thursday to sweep Jefferson Community College, 12-0 and 15-0. TC3 improves to 17-8 overall and 10-4 in Region III while Jefferson drops to 6-12 overall and in regional action.
 
Pitchers Janelle Boyd (Archbishop Molloy H.S./Hempstead) and Erica Gigliotti (Cicero-North Syracuse H.S./Cicero) earned wins, with Boyd, Lauren Nelson (Division Ave. H.S./Levittown), and Joelle Herrick (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) each blasting home runs.
 
TC3 plays at Onondaga Community College Saturday.


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Panthers Sweep Herkimer
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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Another huge day by Colleen Bannon (Vestal H.S./Vestal) helped the Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team to sweep of Herkimer County Community College Saturday, 4-3 and 7-3. TC3 improves to 15-8 overall and 8-4 in Region III while Herkimer drops to 19-11 overall and 8-7 in regional action.
 
Bannon had a role in nine of TC3's 11 runs on the day, going 4-for-7 with seven RBI, four runs scored, two home runs, a double, and two stolen bases. In game one, the Panthers came back from a 3-0 first-inning deficit, eventually taking the lead on Bannon's two-run homer in the sixth. Pitcher Janelle Boyd (Archbishop Molloy H.S./Hempstead) settled down after the first inning to earn the win with six strike outs. Paige Freeman (Thomas A. Edison H.S./Elmira Heights) went 3-for-4 and Kristin Kinney (Oneida H.S./Oneida) added a 2-for-4 performance as part of TC3's 10-hit attack.
 
Game two saw the Panthers play with a lead, scoring five in the top of the second to take control. Bannon and Brooke Wierzbicki (Vestal H.S./Vestal) each went 2-for-4 in support of pitcher Erica Gigliotti (Cicero-North Syracuse H.S./Cicero), who picked up her sixth win of the season.
 
TC3 hosts Alfred State College Sunday.


Panthers Sweep Herkimer
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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Another huge day by Colleen Bannon (Vestal H.S./Vestal) helped the Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team to sweep of Herkimer County Community College Saturday, 4-3 and 7-3. TC3 improves to 15-8 overall and 8-4 in Region III while Herkimer drops to 19-11 overall and 8-7 in regional action.
 
Bannon had a role in nine of TC3's 11 runs on the day, going 4-for-7 with seven RBI, four runs scored, two home runs, a double, and two stolen bases. In game one, the Panthers came back from a 3-0 first-inning deficit, eventually taking the lead on Bannon's two-run homer in the sixth. Pitcher Janelle Boyd (Archbishop Molloy H.S./Hempstead) settled down after the first inning to earn the win with six strike outs. Paige Freeman (Thomas A. Edison H.S./Elmira Heights) went 3-for-4 and Kristin Kinney (Oneida H.S./Oneida) added a 2-for-4 performance as part of TC3's 10-hit attack.
 
Game two saw the Panthers play with a lead, scoring five in the top of the second to take control. Bannon and Brooke Wierzbicki (Vestal H.S./Vestal) each went 2-for-4 in support of pitcher Erica Gigliotti (Cicero-North Syracuse H.S./Cicero), who picked up her sixth win of the season.
 
TC3 hosts Alfred State College Sunday.


Dissapointing Split for Panthers
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Thursday, April 22, 2010

After winning the opener of a doubleheader with Broome Community college 8-0 in a game shortened to five innings due to the mercy rule, the Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team had to settle for a disappointing split Thursday, dropping game two 7-5. TC3 is now 13-8 overall and 6-4 in Region III while Broome stands at 13-5 both overall and in regional action.
 
In game one, TC3 pitcher Janelle Boyd (Archbishop Molloy H.S./Hempstead) shut down the Hornets, allowing just three base runners over five innings while striking out six. She helped the cause at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a double and her first home run of the season. Erica Gigliotti (Cicero-North Syracuse H.S./Cicero) also ripped her first round tripper of the year as the Panthers pounded out nine hits in four innings. Colleen Bannon (Vestal H.S./Vestal) stayed hot by going 2-for-2 with a double and two stolen bases as the Panthers scored in each of their four innings, including four runs in the bottom of the first.
 
In the second game, the Panthers again managed nine hits, including doubles from Boyd and Brooke Wierzbicki (Vestal H.S./Vestal), but the result was much different. While Broome bats came alive, the Panthers hurt themselves with mental errors, both on the base paths and in the field. TC3 trailed by one run twice, but tied it up both times. In the sixth, Broome plated five runs on four hits and two walks to take the lead. A TC3 rally for three runs in the bottom of the seventh ended with the tying run at the plate, snapping the Panthers win streak at three games.
 
Wierzbicki finished game two 3-for-3 while Boyd went 2-for-4 with two RBI. Brooke Radley (Altmar-Parish-Williamstown H.S./Pulaski) added a 2-for-4 effort.
 
TC3 travels to Herkimer County Community College Saturday before returning home to face Alfred State College Sunday.


Dissapointing Split for Panthers
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Thursday, April 22, 2010

After winning the opener of a doubleheader with Broome Community college 8-0 in a game shortened to five innings due to the mercy rule, the Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team had to settle for a disappointing split Thursday, dropping game two 7-5. TC3 is now 13-8 overall and 6-4 in Region III while Broome stands at 13-5 both overall and in regional action.
 
In game one, TC3 pitcher Janelle Boyd (Archbishop Molloy H.S./Hempstead) shut down the Hornets, allowing just three base runners over five innings while striking out six. She helped the cause at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a double and her first home run of the season. Erica Gigliotti (Cicero-North Syracuse H.S./Cicero) also ripped her first round tripper of the year as the Panthers pounded out nine hits in four innings. Colleen Bannon (Vestal H.S./Vestal) stayed hot by going 2-for-2 with a double and two stolen bases as the Panthers scored in each of their four innings, including four runs in the bottom of the first.
 
In the second game, the Panthers again managed nine hits, including doubles from Boyd and Brooke Wierzbicki (Vestal H.S./Vestal), but the result was much different. While Broome bats came alive, the Panthers hurt themselves with mental errors, both on the base paths and in the field. TC3 trailed by one run twice, but tied it up both times. In the sixth, Broome plated five runs on four hits and two walks to take the lead. A TC3 rally for three runs in the bottom of the seventh ended with the tying run at the plate, snapping the Panthers win streak at three games.
 
Wierzbicki finished game two 3-for-3 while Boyd went 2-for-4 with two RBI. Brooke Radley (Altmar-Parish-Williamstown H.S./Pulaski) added a 2-for-4 effort.
 
TC3 travels to Herkimer County Community College Saturday before returning home to face Alfred State College Sunday.


Panthers Sweep Mohawk Valley
Game 1 Box
Game 2 Box

Sunday, April 18, 2010

In a match-up of nationally-ranked teams, the Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team picked up a pair of wins, sweeping a doubleheader from Mohawk Valley Community College Sunday. The Panthers, ranked fourth in the latest NJCAA Division III poll, won 8-2 and 9-0 to improve to 12-7 overall and 5-3 in Region III. Eighth-ranked Mohawk Valley drops to 13-3 overall and 10-2 in Region III.
 
In game one, the visitors scored first by plating a single run in the second inning. TC3 answered in the bottom of the inning with two runs, sparked by a leadoff double by Paige Freeman (Thomas A. Edison H.S./Elmira Heights) and RBI singles by Brooke Radley (Altmar-Parish-Williamstown H.S./Pulaski) and Joelle Herrick (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira). Mohawk tied the game with an unearned run in the top of the fifth, but TC3 took control for good in the bottom of the inning, with Herrick rapping a double and Colleen Bannon (Vestal H.S./Vestal) following with a two-run homer, blasting the ball well over the fence in right field. The Panthers added four more in the sixth, with Freeman again getting the inning started with a double and Kristen Kinney (Oneida H.S./Oneida) providing the big blow with an RBI double.
 
Janelle Boyd (Archbishop Molloy H.S./Hempstead) earned the win, allowing just two runs over seven innings. She struck out three while walking three and scattering eight hits.
 
The nightcap was over early, as the Panthers jumped on the Hawks for nine runs over the first three innings. Bannon led things from the top of the lineup, scoring in each of the first three innings. Brooke Wierzbicki (Vestal H.S./Vestal) provided the power, driving in runs in each inning, including two with a single in the third. Megan Kraeger (South Lewis H.S./Constableville) had what might be the defensive play of the year, preserving the shutout in the fifth inning with a spectacular catch that ended with her crashing through the outfiled fence. Erica Gigliotti (Cicero-North Syracuse H.S./Cicero) earned the win in the circle, allowing just two hits over the five-inning shutout.
 
Bannon finished the afternoon 5-for-6 with four runs scored and a two-run home run. Freeman was 3-for-6 six with two doubles, an RBI, and two runs scored. Radley went 3-for-5 with three runs scored and two RBI and Kinney went 3-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored.
 
TC3 hosts Broome Community College Thursday.


Panthers Sweep Mohawk Valley
Game 1 Box
Game 2 Box

Sunday, April 18, 2010

In a match-up of nationally-ranked teams, the Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team picked up a pair of wins, sweeping a doubleheader from Mohawk Valley Community College Sunday. The Panthers, ranked fourth in the latest NJCAA Division III poll, won 8-2 and 9-0 to improve to 12-7 overall and 5-3 in Region III. Eighth-ranked Mohawk Valley drops to 13-3 overall and 10-2 in Region III.
 
In game one, the visitors scored first by plating a single run in the second inning. TC3 answered in the bottom of the inning with two runs, sparked by a leadoff double by Paige Freeman (Thomas A. Edison H.S./Elmira Heights) and RBI singles by Brooke Radley (Altmar-Parish-Williamstown H.S./Pulaski) and Joelle Herrick (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira). Mohawk tied the game with an unearned run in the top of the fifth, but TC3 took control for good in the bottom of the inning, with Herrick rapping a double and Colleen Bannon (Vestal H.S./Vestal) following with a two-run homer, blasting the ball well over the fence in right field. The Panthers added four more in the sixth, with Freeman again getting the inning started with a double and Kristen Kinney (Oneida H.S./Oneida) providing the big blow with an RBI double.
 
Janelle Boyd (Archbishop Molloy H.S./Hempstead) earned the win, allowing just two runs over seven innings. She struck out three while walking three and scattering eight hits.
 
The nightcap was over early, as the Panthers jumped on the Hawks for nine runs over the first three innings. Bannon led things from the top of the lineup, scoring in each of the first three innings. Brooke Wierzbicki (Vestal H.S./Vestal) provided the power, driving in runs in each inning, including two with a single in the third. Erica Gigliotti (Cicero-North Syracuse H.S./Cicero) earned the win in the circle, allowing just two hits over the five-inning shutout.
 
Bannon finished the afternoon 5-for-6 with four runs scored and a two-run home run. Freeman was 3-for-6 six with two doubles, an RBI, and two runs scored. Radley went 3-for-5 with three runs scored and two RBI and Kinney went 3-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored.
 
TC3 hosts Broome Community College Thursday.


Cold Bats Cost Panthers
Game 1 Box
Game 2 Box

Saturday, April 17, 2010

The Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team's bats matched the weather Saturday – cold. The Panthers dropped a doubleheader at Monroe Community College, 10-1 and 7-0. TC3 is now 10-7 overall and 3-3 in Region III while Monroe improves to 21-12 overall and 8-0 in regional play.
 
After being hit with hail during warm-ups, the games were played with temperatures in the low 40s. In the opener the Panthers took the lead with a run in the first as Brooke Wierzbicki (Vestal H.S./Vestal) scored on a two-out double by Janelle Boyd (Archbishop Molloy H.S./Hempstead). It proved to be the only run the Panthers would get as the home team scored ten times in the first three innings to put the game away.
 
In the nightcap, the Panthers improved on game one's hit total of just two, but couldn't string any together. TC3 had the leadoff hitter on base in five of the seven innings, but still failed to score. Erica Gigliotti (Cicero-North Syracuse H.S./Cicero) went 2-for-3 with two stolen bases to led the Panthers.
 
TC3 hopes hold its home opener Sunday against Mohawk Valley Community College.


Cold Bats Cost Panthers
Game 1 Box
Game 2 Box

Saturday, April 17, 2010

The Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team's bats matched the weather Saturday – cold. The Panthers dropped a doubleheader at Monroe Community College, 10-1 and 7-0. TC3 is now 10-7 overall and 3-3 in Region III while Monroe improves to 21-12 overall and 8-0 in regional play.
 
After being hit with hail during warm-ups, the games were played with temperatures in the low 40s. In the opener the Panthers took the lead with a run in the first as Brooke Wierzbicki (Vestal H.S./Vestal) scored on a two-out double by Janelle Boyd (Archbishop Molloy H.S./Hempstead). It proved to be the only run the Panthers would get as the home team scored ten times in the first three innings to put the game away.
 
In the nightcap, the Panthers improved on game one's hit total of just two, but couldn't string any together. TC3 had the leadoff hitter on base in five of the seven innings, but still failed to score. Erica Gigliotti (Cicero-North Syracuse H.S./Cicero) went 2-for-3 with two stolen bases to led the Panthers.
 
TC3 hopes hold its home opener Sunday against Mohawk Valley Community College.


Panthers Earn Forfeit Wins

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Finger Lakes was unable to play due to a lack of players


Panthers Earn Forfeit Wins

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Finger Lakes was unable to play due to a lack of players


Panthers Split DH in Return to Action
Game 1 Box
Game 2 Box

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Playing for the first time since the final spring training game in Florida on March 18, the Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team split a doubleheader at Corning Community College Tuesday. The Panthers dropped the opener 9-3 before taking game two 11-8. TC3 is now 10-5 overall and 3-1 in Region III. Corning is 12-6 overall and 5-5 in regional play.
 
The Panthers were led by a big day from Colleen Bannon (Vestal/Vestal). The sophomore went a combined 6-for-6 with five runs scored, five stolen bases, a double, and a home run. Brooke Wierzbicki (Vestal/Vestal) went 4-for-8 with a double and a home run, and Paige Freeman (Thomas A. Edison H.S./Elmira Heights) and Brooke Radley (Altmar-Parish-Williamstown H.S./Pulaski) each belted her first homer of the season.
 
Janelle Boyd (Archbishop Molloy H.S./Hempstead) picked up the complete game win in game two.
 
TC3 hopes to finally hold its home opener Thursday against Finger Lakes Community College.


Panthers Split DH in Return to Action
Game 1 Box
Game 2 Box

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Playing for the first time since the final spring training game in Florida on March 18, the Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team split a doubleheader at Corning Community College Tuesday. The Panthers dropped the opener 9-3 before taking game two 11-8. TC3 is now 10-5 overall and 3-1 in Region III. Corning is 12-6 overall and 5-5 in regional play.
 
The Panthers were led by a big day from Colleen Bannon (Vestal/Vestal). The sophomore went a combined 6-for-6 with five runs scored, five stolen bases, a double, and a home run. Brooke Wierzbicki (Vestal/Vestal) went 4-for-8 with a double and a home run, and Paige Freeman (Thomas A. Edison H.S./Elmira Heights) and Brooke Radley (Altmar-Parish-Williamstown H.S./Pulaski) each belted her first homer of the season.
 
Janelle Boyd (Archbishop Molloy H.S./Hempstead) picked up the complete game win in game two.
 
TC3 hopes to finally hold its home opener Thursday against Finger Lakes Community College.


Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Panthers Finish 7-4 in Florida
Delaware Valley Box

Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team finished its spring break trip to Florida with a record of 7-4, its best spring-break record ever. Playing against a four-year school and a pair of D-II junior college teams Thursday, the Panthers went 1-2 with a win over County College of Morris (N.J.) and losses to Chesapeake College (Md.) and Delaware Valley College (Penn.).
 
The Panthers opened the day by beating Morris 3-2. Lauren Dykeman (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott) picked up her first win of the year, scattering six hits while tossing all seven innings. Brooke Radley (Altmar-Parish-Williamstown H.S./Pulaski) and Megan Kraeger (South Lewis H.S./Constableville) each had two hits in the win, while Brooke Wierzbicki (Vestal H.S./Vestal) belted her first homer of the season.
 
The day's second game went extra innings, with Chesapeake pulling out a 9-8 win in nine innings. TC3 led 7-6 in the bottom of the seventh, but Chesapeake hit a homer to send the game to extra frames, and won it in the ninth. Erica Gigliotti (Cicero-North Syracuse H.S./Cicero) took the loss, despite striking out eight. Colleen Bannon (Vestal H.S./Vestal) and Joelle Herrick (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) each homered as part of two-hit games. Wierzbicki also rapped out two hits in the loss.
 
The final game came against Delaware Valley, an NCAA four-year school. TC3 opened the scoring with a run in the first, and regained the lead in the top of the fifth, but couldn't hold on. Bannon ripped her second homer of the day as part of a 3-for-3 game and Wierzbicki went 2-for-3 with a double and a triple.
 
TC3 returns home to a long layoff. The next game on the schedule is an April 10th home doubleheader with Jamestown Community College.


Panthers Finish 7-4 in Florida
Chesapeake Box

Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team finished its spring break trip to Florida with a record of 7-4, its best spring-break record ever. Playing against a four-year school and a pair of D-II junior college teams Thursday, the Panthers went 1-2 with a win over County College of Morris (N.J.) and losses to Chesapeake College (Md.) and Delaware Valley College (Penn.).
 
The Panthers opened the day by beating Morris 3-2. Lauren Dykeman (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott) picked up her first win of the year, scattering six hits while tossing all seven innings. Brooke Radley (Altmar-Parish-Williamstown H.S./Pulaski) and Megan Kraeger (South Lewis H.S./Constableville) each had two hits in the win, while Brooke Wierzbicki (Vestal H.S./Vestal) belted her first homer of the season.
 
The day's second game went extra innings, with Chesapeake pulling out a 9-8 win in nine innings. TC3 led 7-6 in the bottom of the seventh, but Chesapeake hit a homer to send the game to extra frames, and won it in the ninth. Erica Gigliotti (Cicero-North Syracuse H.S./Cicero) took the loss, despite striking out eight. Colleen Bannon (Vestal H.S./Vestal) and Joelle Herrick (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) each homered as part of two-hit games. Wierzbicki also rapped out two hits in the loss.
 
The final game came against Delaware Valley, an NCAA four-year school. TC3 opened the scoring with a run in the first, and regained the lead in the top of the fifth, but couldn't hold on. Bannon ripped her second homer of the day as part of a 3-for-3 game and Wierzbicki went 2-for-3 with a double and a triple.
 
TC3 returns home to a long layoff. The next game on the schedule is an April 10th home doubleheader with Jamestown Community College.


Panthers Finish 7-4 in Florida
Morris Box

Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team finished its spring break trip to Florida with a record of 7-4, its best spring-break record ever. Playing against a four-year school and a pair of D-II junior college teams Thursday, the Panthers went 1-2 with a win over County College of Morris (N.J.) and losses to Chesapeake College (Md.) and Delaware Valley College (Penn.).
 
The Panthers opened the day by beating Morris 3-2. Lauren Dykeman (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott) picked up her first win of the year, scattering six hits while tossing all seven innings. Brooke Radley (Altmar-Parish-Williamstown H.S./Pulaski) and Megan Kraeger (South Lewis H.S./Constableville) each had two hits in the win, while Brooke Wierzbicki (Vestal H.S./Vestal) belted her first homer of the season.
 
The day's second game went extra innings, with Chesapeake pulling out a 9-8 win in nine innings. TC3 led 7-6 in the bottom of the seventh, but Chesapeake hit a homer to send the game to extra frames, and won it in the ninth. Erica Gigliotti (Cicero-North Syracuse H.S./Cicero) took the loss, despite striking out eight. Colleen Bannon (Vestal H.S./Vestal) and Joelle Herrick (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) each homered as part of two-hit games. Wierzbicki also rapped out two hits in the loss.
 
The final game came against Delaware Valley, an NCAA four-year school. TC3 opened the scoring with a run in the first, and regained the lead in the top of the fifth, but couldn't hold on. Bannon ripped her second homer of the day as part of a 3-for-3 game and Wierzbicki went 2-for-3 with a double and a triple.
 
TC3 returns home to a long layoff. The next game on the schedule is an April 10th home doubleheader with Jamestown Community College.


Panthers Bounce Back with Two Wins
Lakeland Box

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

After a rough Tuesday at the Cocoa Expo in Florida, the Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team bounced back Wednesday with a pair of wins over D-II opponents. The Panthers beat Kellogg Community College (Mich.) 9-0 and Lakeland Community College (Ohio) 6-3. TC3 is now 6-2 on the season.
 
The win over Kellogg was shortened to five innings. In four times up to bat as the hoe team, TC3 scored three runs in each of the first, second, and fourth innings to bring the mercy rule into play. Janelle Boyd (Archbishop Molloy H.S./Hempstead) took the win in the circle, allowing just one hit while striking out five. Colleen Bannon (Vestal H.S./Vestal) sparked the offense by going 3-for-3 with three runs scored, a triple, and two stolen bases. Boyd went 2-for-3 with three RBI and Brooke Wierzbicki (Vestal H.S./Vestal) went 2-for-3 with a triple. Kristin Kinney (Oneida H.S./Oneida) homered while driving in two.
 
Against Lakeland, the Panthers took and early lead, scoring in the top of the first and second before Lakeland cut the lead to 2-1 in the bottom of the second. TC3 pushed the score to 4-1 in the fourth and, after Lakeland scored a single run in the bottom of the fourth, the Panthers plated two more in the sixth to put the game away. A single Lakeland run in the bottom of the seventh made the final 6-3.
 
Erica Gigliotti (Cicero-North Syracuse H.S./Cicero) earned the win, entering the game in the fourth in relief of Boyd. Brooke Radley (Altmar-Parish-Williamstown H.S./Pulaski) went 3-for-4 with three runs scored, while Boyd and Joelle Herrick (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) each collected two hits as part of TC3's 11-hit attack.
 
TC3 ends its spring break trip Thursday with games against County College of Morris (N.J.) and Chesapeake College (Md.).


Panthers Bounce Back with Two Wins
Kellog Box

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

After a rough Tuesday at the Cocoa Expo in Florida, the Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team bounced back Wednesday with a pair of wins over D-II opponents. The Panthers beat Kellogg Community College (Mich.) 9-0 and Lakeland Community College (Ohio) 6-3. TC3 is now 6-2 on the season.
 
The win over Kellogg was shortened to five innings. In four times up to bat as the hoe team, TC3 scored three runs in each of the first, second, and fourth innings to bring the mercy rule into play. Janelle Boyd (Archbishop Molloy H.S./Hempstead) took the win in the circle, allowing just one hit while striking out five. Colleen Bannon (Vestal H.S./Vestal) sparked the offense by going 3-for-3 with three runs scored, a triple, and two stolen bases. Boyd went 2-for-3 with three RBI and Brooke Wierzbicki (Vestal H.S./Vestal) went 2-for-3 with a triple. Kristin Kinney (Oneida H.S./Oneida) homered while driving in two.
 
Against Lakeland, the Panthers took and early lead, scoring in the top of the first and second before Lakeland cut the lead to 2-1 in the bottom of the second. TC3 pushed the score to 4-1 in the fourth and, after Lakeland scored a single run in the bottom of the fourth, the Panthers plated two more in the sixth to put the game away. A single Lakeland run in the bottom of the seventh made the final 6-3.
 
Erica Gigliotti (Cicero-North Syracuse H.S./Cicero) earned the win, entering the game in the fourth in relief of Boyd. Brooke Radley (Altmar-Parish-Williamstown H.S./Pulaski) went 3-for-4 with three runs scored, while Boyd and Joelle Herrick (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) each collected two hits as part of TC3's 11-hit attack.
 
TC3 ends its spring break trip Thursday with games against County College of Morris (N.J.) and Chesapeake College (Md.).


Panthers Go 1-2 Tuesday
Riverland Box

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A rough day for the Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team Tuesday resulted in the Panthers going 1-2 over three games. TC3 split its first two games against D-II opponents, losing to Macomb Community College (Mich.) 3-2 before beating Waubonsee Community College (Ill.) 10-2. The Panthers ended the day on a sour note, losing to Riverland Community College (Minn.) 5-2. TC3 is now 4-2 on the season.
 
Against Macomb, TC3 led 2-0 midway through the sixth but couldn't close the game out. Macomb scored twice in the sixth before plating the game winner in the bottom of the seventh. Brooke Wierzbicki (Vestal/Vestal) led the offense with a 3-for-3 effort, but it wasn't enough to make Lauren Dykeman (Union-Endicott/Endicott) a winner in the circle, despite allowing just three hits over six innings of work.
 
The win over Waubonsee was shortened to five innings due to the mercy rule as the Panthers pounded out ten hits. Wierzbicki again paced the attack with two hits and three runs batted in. Erica Gigliotti (Cicero-North Syracuse/Cicero) earned the win in the circle, going the distance while striking out four. She added a pair of hits at the plate, joining Janelle Boyd (Archbishop Molloy/Hempstead) and Megan Kraeger (South Lewis/Constableville) with multiple hit games.
 
The final game of the day saw the Panthers take an early lead before Riverland moved ahead for good in the fifth. Lauren Nelson (Division Ave./Levittown) collected two of TC3's five hits in the loss.
 
TC3 continues its spring break trip with games against Lakeland Community County (Ohio) and Kellogg Community College (Mich.) Wednesday.


Panthers Go 1-2 Tuesday
Waubonsee Box

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A rough day for the Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team Tuesday resulted in the Panthers going 1-2 over three games. TC3 split its first two games against D-II opponents, losing to Macomb Community College (Mich.) 3-2 before beating Waubonsee Community College (Ill.) 10-2. The Panthers ended the day on a sour note, losing to Riverland Community College (Minn.) 5-2. TC3 is now 4-2 on the season.
 
Against Macomb, TC3 led 2-0 midway through the sixth but couldn't close the game out. Macomb scored twice in the sixth before plating the game winner in the bottom of the seventh. Brooke Wierzbicki (Vestal/Vestal) led the offense with a 3-for-3 effort, but it wasn't enough to make Lauren Dykeman (Union-Endicott/Endicott) a winner in the circle, despite allowing just three hits over six innings of work.
 
The win over Waubonsee was shortened to five innings due to the mercy rule as the Panthers pounded out ten hits. Wierzbicki again paced the attack with two hits and three runs batted in. Erica Gigliotti (Cicero-North Syracuse/Cicero) earned the win in the circle, going the distance while striking out four. She added a pair of hits at the plate, joining Janelle Boyd (Archbishop Molloy/Hempstead) and Megan Kraeger (South Lewis/Constableville) with multiple hit games.
 
The final game of the day saw the Panthers take an early lead before Riverland moved ahead for good in the fifth. Lauren Nelson (Division Ave./Levittown) collected two of TC3's five hits in the loss.
 
TC3 continues its spring break trip with games against Lakeland Community County (Ohio) and Kellogg Community College (Mich.) Wednesday.


Panthers Go 1-2 Tuesday
Macomb Box

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A rough day for the Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team Tuesday resulted in the Panthers going 1-2 over three games. TC3 split its first two games against D-II opponents, losing to Macomb Community College (Mich.) 3-2 before beating Waubonsee Community College (Ill.) 10-2. The Panthers ended the day on a sour note, losing to Riverland Community College (Minn.) 5-2. TC3 is now 4-2 on the season.
 
Against Macomb, TC3 led 2-0 midway through the sixth but couldn't close the game out. Macomb scored twice in the sixth before plating the game winner in the bottom of the seventh. Brooke Wierzbicki (Vestal/Vestal) led the offense with a 3-for-3 effort, but it wasn't enough to make Lauren Dykeman (Union-Endicott/Endicott) a winner in the circle, despite allowing just three hits over six innings of work.
 
The win over Waubonsee was shortened to five innings due to the mercy rule as the Panthers pounded out ten hits. Wierzbicki again paced the attack with two hits and three runs batted in. Erica Gigliotti (Cicero-North Syracuse/Cicero) earned the win in the circle, going the distance while striking out four. She added a pair of hits at the plate, joining Janelle Boyd (Archbishop Molloy/Hempstead) and Megan Kraeger (South Lewis/Constableville) with multiple hit games.
 
The final game of the day saw the Panthers take an early lead before Riverland moved ahead for good in the fifth. Lauren Nelson (Division Ave./Levittown) collected two of TC3's five hits in the loss.
 
TC3 continues its spring break trip with games against Lakeland Community County (Ohio) and Kellogg Community College (Mich.) Wednesday.


Panthers Open Season with Wins
DuPage Box

Monday, March 15, 2010

The Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team opened defense of its national championship by winning its first three games during its annual spring break trip to Florida, including a win over the team the Panthers beat in the national championship game last spring, the College of DuPage (Ill.). In its first three games, TC3 posted wins over the London Lighting (a club team from London, Ontario, Canada), Minnesota State Community & Technical College, and the College of DuPage. DuPage is ranked #2 in the NJCAA Division III softball poll.
 
The season opened with TC3 beating London 9-4 Sunday night behind a three-RBI performance from sophomore Brooke Wierzbicki (Vestal/Vestal). Freshman Erica Gigliotti (Cicero-North Syracuse/Cicero) earned the win in the circle, striking out three in three and third innings of relief.
 
Monday's first game was against Minnesota State, with TC3 winning 14-5. The Panthers belted out 14 hits, including three each from Wierzbicki and fellow sophomore Paige Freeman (Thomas A. Edison/Elmira Heights). Freeman added three runs scored, while Lauren Dykeman (Union-Endicott/Endicott) drove in a team-best three runs in the win. Gigliotti picked up her second win of the season, striking out seven in four innings of work.
 
The highlight of Monday's play was the matchup of the top two ranked teams in the nation. Playing as the visitors, TC3 fell behind in the first before tying the game at 1-1 in the top of the second. A solo home run put DuPage ahead in the bottom of the second, but it proved to be the last hit TC3 pitcher Janelle Boyd (Archbishop Molloy/Hempstead) would allow. She struck out the next three hitters in the second and settled down, allowing just a single walk in the fifth inning the rest of the way. Her teammates made her pitching stand, as the Panthers tied the game in the third and took the lead in the fifth. TC3 added a pair if the top of the seventh to make the final 5-2.
 
TC3 outhit DuPage 13-3, with Lauren Nelson (Division Ave./Levittown) pacing the attack with three hits, including the team's first home run of the year. Boyd, Wierzbicki, and Kristin Kinney (Oneida/Oneida) each added two hits, with Kinney picking up pair of RBI. Boyd took the complete game win, striking out eight while walking just one.
 
TC3 continues its spring break trip with three more games Tuesday. The Panthers are scheduled to play ten games during the week in Florida.


Panthers Win Openers
Minnesota State Box

Monday, March 15, 2010

The Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team opened defense of its national championship by winning its first three games during its annual spring break trip to Florida, including a win over the team the Panthers beat in the national championship game last spring, the College of DuPage (Ill.). In its first three games, TC3 posted wins over the London Lighting (a club team from London, Ontario, Canada), Minnesota State Community & Technical College, and the College of DuPage. DuPage is ranked #2 in the NJCAA Division III softball poll.
 
The season opened with TC3 beating London 9-4 Sunday night behind a three-RBI performance from sophomore Brooke Wierzbicki (Vestal/Vestal). Freshman Erica Gigliotti (Cicero-North Syracuse/Cicero) earned the win in the circle, striking out three in three and third innings of relief.
 
Monday's first game was against Minnesota State, with TC3 winning 14-5. The Panthers belted out 14 hits, including three each from Wierzbicki and fellow sophomore Paige Freeman (Thomas A. Edison/Elmira Heights). Freeman added three runs scored, while Lauren Dykeman (Union-Endicott/Endicott) drove in a team-best three runs in the win. Gigliotti picked up her second win of the season, striking out seven in four innings of work.
 
The highlight of Monday's play was the matchup of the top two ranked teams in the nation. Playing as the visitors, TC3 fell behind in the first before tying the game at 1-1 in the top of the second. A solo home run put DuPage ahead in the bottom of the second, but it proved to be the last hit TC3 pitcher Janelle Boyd (Archbishop Molloy/Hempstead) would allow. She struck out the next three hitters in the second and settled down, allowing just a single walk in the fifth inning the rest of the way. Her teammates made her pitching stand, as the Panthers tied the game in the third and took the lead in the fifth. TC3 added a pair if the top of the seventh to make the final 5-2.
 
TC3 outhit DuPage 13-3, with Lauren Nelson (Division Ave./Levittown) pacing the attack with three hits, including the team's first home run of the year. Boyd, Wierzbicki, and Kristin Kinney (Oneida/Oneida) each added two hits, with Kinney picking up pair of RBI. Boyd took the complete game win, striking out eight while walking just one.
 
TC3 continues its spring break trip with three more games Tuesday. The Panthers are scheduled to play ten games during the week in Florida.


Panthers Top London in Opener
London Box

Sunday, March 14, 2010

The Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team opened defense of its national championship by winning its first three games during its annual spring break trip to Florida, including a win over the team the Panthers beat in the national championship game last spring, the College of DuPage (Ill.). In its first three games, TC3 posted wins over the London Lighting (a club team from London, Ontario, Canada), Minnesota State Community & Technical College, and the College of DuPage. DuPage is ranked #2 in the NJCAA Division III softball poll.
 
The season opened with TC3 beating London 9-4 Sunday night behind a three-RBI performance from sophomore Brooke Wierzbicki (Vestal/Vestal). Freshman Erica Gigliotti (Cicero-North Syracuse/Cicero) earned the win in the circle, striking out three in three and third innings of relief.
 
Monday's first game was against Minnesota State, with TC3 winning 14-5. The Panthers belted out 14 hits, including three each from Wierzbicki and fellow sophomore Paige Freeman (Thomas A. Edison/Elmira Heights). Freeman added three runs scored, while Lauren Dykeman (Union-Endicott/Endicott) drove in a team-best three runs in the win. Gigliotti picked up her second win of the season, striking out seven in four innings of work.
 
The highlight of Monday's play was the matchup of the top two ranked teams in the nation. Playing as the visitors, TC3 fell behind in the first before tying the game at 1-1 in the top of the second. A solo home run put DuPage ahead in the bottom of the second, but it proved to be the last hit TC3 pitcher Janelle Boyd (Archbishop Molloy/Hempstead) would allow. She struck out the next three hitters in the second and settled down, allowing just a single walk in the fifth inning the rest of the way. Her teammates made her pitching stand, as the Panthers tied the game in the third and took the lead in the fifth. TC3 added a pair if the top of the seventh to make the final 5-2.
 
TC3 outhit DuPage 13-3, with Lauren Nelson (Division Ave./Levittown) pacing the attack with three hits, including the team's first home run of the year. Boyd, Wierzbicki, and Kristin Kinney (Oneida/Oneida) each added two hits, with Kinney picking up pair of RBI. Boyd took the complete game win, striking out eight while walking just one.
 
TC3 continues its spring break trip with three more games Tuesday. The Panthers are scheduled to play ten games during the week in Florida.


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2010 Women's Softball Schedule
Date/Time
Opponent/Location
Results
Sun 03/14
7 p.m.
London (Ont.) Lightning
Titusville, Fla.
Mon 03/15
9 a.m.
Minnesota State CTC
Titusville, Fla.
Tue 03/16
11 a.m.
Macomb CC (Mich.)
Titusville, Fla.
Tue 03/16
3 p.m.
Waubonsee CC (Ill.)
Titusville, Fla.
Tue 03/16
5 p.m.
Riverland CC (Minn.)
Titusville, Fla.
Wed 03/17
9 a.m.
Kellogg CC (Mich.)
Titusville, Fla.
Wed 03/17
11 a.m.
Lakeland CC (Ohio)
Titusville, Fla.
Thu 03/18
9 a.m.
CC of Morris (N.J.)
Titusville, Fla.
Thu 03/18
1 p.m.
Chesapeake College (Md.)
Titusville, Fla.
Thu 03/18
8 p.m.
Delaware Valley College (Penn.)
Titusville, Fla.
Sun 04/11
Niagara County CC
Home
Sun 04/11
Niagara County CC
Home
Tue 04/13
3 p.m.
Corning CC
Corning
Tue 04/13
4 p.m.
Corning CC
Corning
Thu 04/15
Finger Lakes CC
Home
Thu 04/15
3 p.m.
Finger Lakes CC
Home
Sat 04/17
1 p.m.
Monroe CC
Rochester
Sat 04/17
2 p.m.
Monroe CC
Rochester
Sun 04/18
1 p.m.
Mohawk Valley CC
Home
Sun 04/18
1 p.m.
Mohawk Valley CC
Home
Thu 04/22
3 p.m.
SUNY Broome
Home
Thu 04/22
3 p.m.
SUNY Broome
Home
Sat 04/24
1 p.m.
Herkimer College
Herkimer
Sat 04/24
1 p.m.
Herkimer College
Herkimer
Tue 04/27
Fulton-Montgomery CC
Johnstown
Thu 04/29
3 p.m.
Jefferson CC
Home
Thu 04/29
3 p.m.
Jefferson CC
Home
Sat 05/01
1 p.m.
Onondaga CC
Syracuse
Sat 05/01
1 p.m.
Onondaga CC
Syracuse
Sun 05/02
1 p.m.
Genesee CC
Batavia
Sun 05/02
1 p.m.
Genesee CC
Batavia
Fri 05/07
4 p.m.
SUNY Delhi
Delhi
Fri 05/07
4 p.m.
SUNY Delhi
Delhi
Sat 05/08
1 p.m.
Alfred State College
Home
Sat 05/08
2 p.m.
Alfred State College
Home
Sun 05/09
Jamestown CC
Home
Sun 05/09
Jamestown CC
Home
Tue 05/11
3 p.m.
Herkimer College
Home
Sat 05/15
12 p.m.
Genesee CC
Corning
Sat 05/15
1 p.m.
Genesee CC
Corning
Thu 05/20
11 a.m.
Brookdale CC (N.J.)
Rochester, Minn.
Thu 05/20
3 p.m.
Suffolk County CC
Rochester, Minn.
Fri 05/21
11 a.m.
Rock Valley College (Ill.)
Rochester, Minn.
Fri 05/21
3 p.m.
Monroe CC
Rochester, Minn.
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