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Clarkson scores split with Union

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POTSDAM — Bobby Derico’s two-run single in the sixth inning capped off a four-run inning for the Clarkson baseball team, which rallied for a 6-5 win in the first game of a Liberty League doubleheader split with conference-leading Union College on Sunday in Potsdam.

Union (15-5 overall, 12-2 league) won the second game 5-2.

Tim Beninati went 3-for-3 for Clarkson (9-14, 6-8) in the first game, and Pete Roma threw a complete game, striking out four while allowing six hits.

ST. LAWRENCE 4-2, VASSAR 3-4

Zane Fish hit a three-run triple and drove in all four runs to lead the Saints to a win in game one before losing the back end of a Liberty League doubleheader with the Brewers (9-10, 5-7) in Poughkeepsie.

Joe Riley was the winning pitcher in the first game, improving to 5-0 on the season for St. Lawrence (11-7). The two teams will play another doubleheader today in the same location.

JEFFERSON CC 3-14, FULTON-MONTGOMERY CC 2-1

Josh Amann threw a complete game and Mitchell Dubois followed with a six-inning three-hitter as the Cannoneers swept the Raiders in a Region 3 East Division doubleheader in Johnstown.

Jason Hardie knocked in four runs, and Kyle Simmons and Tyler Decker each doubled and drove in a pair of runs in the second game for Jefferson Community College (11-10, 5-1), which scored 10 runs in the seventh inning.

SOFTBALL

ST. LAWRENCE 1-0, ROCHESTER 0-6

Sophomore Kyle Plimpton threw a complete game one-hitter to lead the Saints to a victory in game one of a Liberty League doubleheader with the Yellowjackets in Canton.

Aisha O’Connor singled in the fifth and eventually scored the first game’s only run on a wild pitch for St. Lawrence (11-11, 4-4).

Sarah Wayson scattered six hits to lead Rochester (9-15, 5-1) to a win in game two.

SUNY CORTLAND 12-12, SUNY POTSDAM 6-2

Erin Wolstenholme drove in a total of six runs to help the Red Dragons (13-11) sweep a doubleheader with the Bears in Potsdam.

Amanda Perry finished the second game with two doubles and two runs batted in for SUNY Potsdam (6-12). Heather Johnson provided a two-run double in game one.

WOMEN’S GOLF

O’Neill first league champ

St. Lawrence University rookie Claire O’Neill became the first Liberty League women’s golf individual champion and claimed the league’s Player of the Year award at the Vassar Invitational at the Dutchess Golf and Country Club in Poughkeepsie.

O’Neill shot a two-over par 74 in the opening-round and finished with an 84 to capture the title by three strokes. Her first-round 74 is the second-best single round in program history.

Senior Aimee Caligiore placed fourth with a total score of 164 as the Saints finished fourth in the team standings with a score of 733. New York University won with a 659 team tally, followed by Vassar (676) and Wellesley (724).

MEN’S GOLF

WHELAN PLACES SECOND

Sophomore Jack Whelan lost a three-hole playoff to Rochester’s Nick Palladino to finish second and help the Saints to a third-place team finish at the New York Invitational at Forest Hills Field Club in Bloomfield, N.J.

Whelan finished with a two-under par 69 on Sunday after posing a first-round score of 77. Rochester placed first with a team score of 616, followed by New York University with 636 and St. Lawrence at 639.

MEN’S LACROSSE

CLARKSON 15, SKIDMORE 8

Corey Herrington’s two goals and three assists help the Golden Knights claim a Liberty League win over the Thoroughbreds (4-8, 2-2) in Potsdam.

Eleven different players scored to lead Clarkson (8-4, 3-2) to its fourth win in the last five games.

WOMEN’S LACROSSE

SYRACUSE 21, CINCINNATI 6

Watertown native Taylor Nims scored twice and Carthage product Kailah Kempney finished with a goal and an assist as the No. 5/6 Orange cruised to its school-record 17th straight Big East win at the Carrier Dome.

15 players scored for Syracuse (9-3, 5-0), which jumped out to a 12-0 lead and tied its season high in goals.

SUNY CANTON 17, GREEN MOUNTAIN 8

Freshman Keeley Rice finished with a season-high 10 points, four goals and six assists, to lead the Roos to a nonconference victory at Canton.

Sophomore Tressa Goolden added a game-high five goals and two assists for SUNY Canton (5-5).

MEN’S TENNIS

ST. LAWRENCE 6, HOBART 3

Rhonny Rosario was a double-winner as St. Lawrence beat regionally-ranked No. 20 Hobart (3-12) in Geneva.

St. Lawrence improved to 10-5 on the season.

WOMEN’S TENNIS

ST. LAWRENCE 6, WILLIAM SMITH 3

Elkie Vandenbeemt and Shannon Murphy each won their respective singles matches and teamed up for a doubles victory to lead the Saints to a win over Liberty League rival William Smith (8-4) in Geneva.

St. Lawrence improved to 8-5 and is ranked No. 17 in the Northeast.


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