Herkimer College News http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/rss News for Herkimer College Baseball repeats as Region III Champions http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1185/baseball-repeats-as-region-iii-champions <p><strong>May 19, 2015</strong></p><div class="flex-video"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/bo5V0z4ihM8" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></div> <p>(Herkimer's Patrick Merryweather gets the final out of Sunday's game to pop out to short stop Tyler Phillips).</p> <div class="flex-video"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/_Cyc2oIXvg0" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></div> <p>(Herkimer's Chris Rave went 3-for-6 with five runs batted in on Sunday against Erie).</p> <div class="flex-video"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/XY-cp8b8K1I" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></div> <p>(Herkimer's Patrick Dorrian went 5-for-6 with four runs batted in against the Kats on Sunday).</p> <p>LITTLE FALLS, NY – Recording a season-high 22 hits Sunday (5/17), the Herkimer Generals came one run away from matching their season-high of 20 runs in a game, doing it this time in the Region III Championship game, defeating Erie Community College 19-7 for the program’s second consecutive regional championship under Head Baseball Coach Jason Rathbun.</p> <p>Herkimer (45-4) managed to score a run in every inning but one against the Kats, helping the team never trail in the game. The closest it ever got was 6-4 in the third after starter Chad Sinko (Cohoes, NY) allowed a three-run home run to Erie’s Matt Lahn who totaled two round trippers on the day and four in the tournament for 14 runs batted in four days at Veterans Memorial Park. Sinko would only see one more batter in the inning after getting thrown out of the game, needing Patrick Merryweather (Baldwinsville, NY) to come in relief. Merryweather got the Generals out of the inning with a fly ball to right and strike out to end the Kats rally, still holding the 6-4 lead.</p> <p>Herkimer’s two-run lead quickly became six after the fifth (11-5), seven after the sixth (12-5), nine after the seventh (14-5) and 12 after the eighth (17-5), gathering two home runs and multiple hits to put the game out of reach. The lead ballooned to 19-4 after Patrick Dorrian (Kingston, NY) hit the team’s third home run of the game in the top of the ninth, but Erie’s Lahn hit his second home run of the game in the bottom of the inning to decrease the lead back to 12 (19-7).</p> <p>Dorrian wasn’t the only General on Sunday to go yard however, Christian Malave (Milford, CT) doubled Dorrian’s output, helping the freshman to his ninth home run of the season which is seventh best in the nation currently. Both home runs for Malave were his only hits of the game, helping the infielder to five runs batted in. Designated hitter Chris Rave (Middletown, NY) tied Malave with a game-high five RBI in the deciding game, going 3-for-6 at the plate and 9-for-20 (.450) in the tournament with nine runs batted in. It helped Rave to his 54<sup>th</sup> RBI of the season which is seventh best in the nation.    </p> <p>One RBI behind both Malave and Rave was Dorrian. The infielder collected four runs batted in, going 5-for-6 at the plate from the two spot in the lineup. It broke a 0-for-15 skid the freshman had been in during the regional tournament from the three spot in the batting order.</p> <p>Back to Merryweather. With the offense building a wider cushion each inning, the left hander held the Kats lineup in check, holding them to seven hits in 6 2/3 innings pitched for his eighth win of the season (8-2). Through 6 1/3 innings pitched Merryweather had a shutout and eight strikeouts, but Lahn’s previously mentioned home run tallied the only earned runs off of Meryweather in the game, but the sophomore regrouped and got the next Erie batter to fly out to Tyler Phillips (Hancock, NY) at short to end the game. From there, Herkimer’s entire bench cleared and mobbed Merryweather, along with other teammates, in front of the pitcher’s mound to celebrate the team’s improbable quest for a consecutive regional championship, winning their last four games of the tournament after losing in the opening round to Schenectady Community College.</p> <p>With the win, Herkimer will travel to Kingston, NC to play in the 2015 NJCAA DIII National Championship Tournament at Grainger Stadium from May 23<sup>rd</sup> to May 28<sup>th</sup>. The Generals will face Century College in the opening round on Saturday, May 23<sup>rd</sup> at 7 p.m. EST. The Wood Ducks come into the tournament 38-7. Two of those loses came to Herkimer, 6-5 and 12-2, in the Generals first two games of the season.</p> <p><strong>Score:</strong></p> <p>Herkimer Generals 19, Erie Kats 7</p> <p>Generals 141 051 232 – 19 22 0</p> <p>Kats 004 000 003 – 7 11 6</p> <p><strong>WP:</strong> Patrick Merryweather (8-2) <strong>LP:</strong> Dan Todoschuk (5-6) <strong>HR:</strong> Herkimer 3 (Malave 2, Dorrian) Erie 2 (Lahn);<strong> 2B:</strong> Generals 4 (Dorrian, Phillips, Rouse, Lichtman) Kats 1 (Douse); <strong>RBI:</strong> Herkimer 18 (Rave 5, Malave 5, Dorrian 4, Terashima 2, Boland, Carrigan) Erie 7 (Lahn 6, Hansen);<strong> Records:</strong> Herkimer 27-1, 45-4 Erie 38-17</p> <p>-Giorgio Varlaro</p> Tue, 19 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1185/baseball-repeats-as-region-iii-champions 2015 Region III Baseball Final Four http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1171/2015-region-iii-baseball-final-four <p><strong>May 18, 2015</strong></p><h1><a href="http://www.herkimer.edu/[file_link,id=9028]" target="_blank">Final Four Baseball Bracket</a></h1> <p>-Admission each day is $5.00</p> <p>-Children under 12 are free</p> <p>-All Herkimer College students, faculty and staff free with valid student ID</p> <p><strong>Game are as follows:</strong></p> <p>Friday, May 15<sup>th</sup></p> <p>#1 Herkimer Generals vs. #4 Schenectady Royals – Royals W, 6-2</p> <p>#2 Erie Kats vs. #3 Niagara Thunderwolves – Kats W, 9-8</p> <p>Saturday, May 16th</p> <p>#1 Herkimer Generals vs. #3 Niagara Thunderwolves - Generals 1-0<a href="http://www.team1sports.com/index.php/videoPlayer/view?broadcast=104065&amp;referrer=ihigh" target="_blank"><br></a></p> <p>#2 Erie Kats vs, #4 Schenectady Royals - Kats 5-3</p> <p>#1 Herkimer Generals vs. #4 Schenectady Royals - Generals 13-1</p> <p>Sunday, May 17th</p> <p>#1 Herkimer Generals vs. #2 Erie Kats - 12 p.m. - Generals 9-8<a href="http://www.team1sports.com/index.php/videoPlayer/view?broadcast=104083&amp;referrer=ihigh" target="_blank"><br></a></p> <p>#1 Herkimer Generals vs. #2 Erie Kats - 3:30 p.m. - Generals 19-7<a href="http://www.team1sports.com/index.php/videoPlayer/view?broadcast=104084&amp;referrer=ihigh" target="_blank"><br></a></p> <p>-Giorgio Varlaro</p> Mon, 18 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1171/2015-region-iii-baseball-final-four Generals score seven late to defeat Kats http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1184/generals-score-seven-late-to-defeat-kats <p><strong>May 18, 2015</strong></p><div class="flex-video"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/xvonrAQh52s" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></div> <p>(Herkimer's Jacob Shortslef earned his second save of the season Sunday, not allowing a run in two innings pitched).</p> <div class="flex-video"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/tr4ddgMnoIE" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></div> <p>(Herkimer's Jake Rouse cuts the deficit to 8-5 with this double to left centerfield Sunday against Erie).</p> <p>LITTLE FALLS, NY – Down, but never out, the Herkimer Generals baseball team captured their first comeback win in some time, scoring seven runs in the seventh inning at Veterans Memorial Park Sunday (5/17), defeating Erie Community College 9-8 to force another game in the Region III Final Four.</p> <p>Herkimer (44-4) looked all but out of it after not putting any runs on the board in their half of the sixth, despite getting the bases loaded with no outs, stranding Tyler Phillips (Hancock, NY), Patrick Dorrian (Kingston, NY) and Christian Malave (Milford, CT) who reached base via two singles and a walk.</p> <p>Added to this, the Kats increased a 5-2 lead to 8-2 in the next inning, taking advantage of two walks an error and hit by Matt Lahn with Will Apps (Cicero, NY) in relief of Marcus Failing (Fort Plaing, NY) who pitched 4 1/3 when starter Joe Nellis (Johnstown, NY) couldn’t get out of the second, allowing three earned run off of six hits.</p> <p>Despite all of these obstacles, the Generals lineup never quite, finally getting to Erie starter Shawn Dubin with two outs in the seventh on hits by Jake Rouse (Milford, CT), Taishi Terashima (Hiranai, Japan) and Tyler Phillips. Rouse scored Malave and John Boland (Rhinebeck, NY) on a double, cutting the lead to 8-5. Malave and Boland reached base via a walk and hit-by-pitch. Terashima also doubled, clearing the bases to tie the game (8-8) when his hit to left-field got behind the Erie defense despite a leaping attempt, scoring Rouse, Matt Lichtman (Smithtown, NY) and Eric Downey (Colonie, NY). Before that hit for Terashima, the sophomore had struck out in his last two at-bats, which was rare with the centerfielder only striking out twice in his previous 81 plate appearances. He finished the game with a team-high three runs batted in, going 1-for-5.</p> <p>Scoring Terashima in Herkimer’s very next at-bat was short stop Tyler Phillips. The sophomore placed a ball five feet behind second base, for the double, scoring Terashima from second to give his team their first lead of the game. Terashima was mobbed by teammates after completing the comeback with seven runs in the seventh inning.</p> <p>With the lead now intact, Herkimer turned to Jacob Shortslef (Hannibal, NY) in the final two innings for the save. The sophomore didn’t allow a hit during his appearance, looking fresh after throwing 3 1/3 innings the day before against Schenectady in a 13-1 five inning ball game which got Shortslef his fourth win of the season (4-0). The right hander got a great catch from Terashima for the first out, watching Terashima spin in circles before completing the play on the warning track. Then Phillips got the second out on a ground ball and Shortslef got the final out, assisting to Malave to draw the team’s fifth game of the tournament, needing to defeat Erie one more time to become regional champs since it was the Kats first loss of the Final Four.</p> <p>Herkimer will take on Erie in the Region III Championship game today (5/17) at 3:30 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park. The Generals will look to repeat and represent their region again at nationals which is hosted by the city of Kingston, NC at Grainger Stadium.   </p> <p><strong>Score:</strong></p> <p>Herkimer Generals 9, Erie Kats 8</p> <p>Kats 202 013 000 – 8 14 1</p> <p>Generals 020 000 70X – 9 10 2</p> <p><strong>WP:</strong> Will Apps (3-0) <strong>LP:</strong> Matt Lahn 2B: Herkimer 4 (Phillips 2, Rouse, Terashima) Erie 3 (Hansen, Lahn, McNabb;<strong> RBI:</strong> Generals 9 (Terashima 3, Downey 2, Rouse 2, Phillips, Dorrian) Kats 6 (Lahn 5, MacCarrick) <strong>Records:</strong> Herkimer 27-1, 44-4 Erie 38-16</p> <p>-Giorgio Varlaro</p> Mon, 18 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1184/generals-score-seven-late-to-defeat-kats Lichtman and Terashima join MVP Harrington on All-Tournament Team http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1186/lichtman-and-terashima-join-mvp-harrington-on-all-tournament-team <p><strong>May 18, 2015</strong></p><p>LITTLE FALLS, NY – The Herkimer Generals baseball team had pitcher Michael Harrington named as Region III Tournament Most Valuable Player, joining Taishi Terashima and Matt Lichtman as the three Generals to make it to the 2015 All-Tournament Team.</p> <p>Harrington, a Liberal Arts &amp; Sciences: Generals Studies major at Herkimer College, saved his best pitching performance of the season in an elimination game against Niagara County Community College this past Saturday (5/16). The resident of Glens Falls, NY threw a complete game shutout for the Generals, helping his team advance with a 1-0 victory over the Thunderwolves. Harrington has not allowed an earned run in his last 24 and 1/3 innings pitched.</p> <p>Terashima, a Liberal Arts &amp; Sciences: General Studies major at Herkimer College, hit .450 (9-for-20) in the five games played at Veterans Memorial Park with six runs scored, two walks and seven runs batted in. Terashima, who is from Hiranai, Japan, scored the go-ahead run in two games against Niagara and Erie, but also had the biggest hit for the Generals in the tournament, doubling to left field in the seventh inning in game one against Erie which tied the game at 8-8, helping Herkimer score seven runs in the inning which gave the team its first lead of the game (9-8), closing the door on the Kats in the final two innings for the win.</p> <p>Lichtman, an Education: Physical Education major at Herkimer College, didn’t put up the numbers other did in the tournament, but hitting eighth in the lineup he’s not expected too. The sophomore from Smithtown, NY hit .571 (8-for-14) with five runs scored, five walks, two stolen bases and two runs batted in, but in the field Lichtman tallied six double plays in five games played during the tournament, holding opponents at bay with his ability to make plays defensively.</p> <p><strong>All-Tournament Team:</strong></p> <p>Ryan Bender – Niagara Thunderwolves</p> <p>Zak Shaw – Schenectady Royals</p> <p>Nico Church - Schenectady Royals</p> <p>Nolan McNabb - Erie Kats</p> <p>Matt Lahn – Erie Kats</p> <p>Austin Spindler  - Erie Kats</p> <p>Matt Lichtman - Herkimer Generals</p> <p>Taishi Tereshima  - Herkimer Generals</p> <p><strong>Tournament MVP:</strong></p> <p>Mike Harrington – Herkimer Generals</p> <p><strong>Region III Coach of the Year:</strong></p> <p>Jason Rathbun - Herkimer Generals</p> <p><strong>Region III Player of the Year:</strong></p> <p>Malik Fogg - Tompkins-Cortland Panthers</p> <p>-Giorgio Varlaro</p> Mon, 18 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1186/lichtman-and-terashima-join-mvp-harrington-on-all-tournament-team Softball finishes in second at national tournament http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1182/softball-finishes-in-second-at-national-tournament <p><strong>May 17, 2015</strong></p><p>ROCHESTER, MN – Facing #1 Rock Valley for a consecutive day, this time in an elimination game, the #2 Herkimer Generals softball lost to the Golden Eagles 3-2 in yet another one-run game against the raining champs at McQuillan Sport Complex in Rochester, MN.</p> <p>Herkimer (38-9) rode freshman Dana Nicoletti (Syracuse, NY) in the elimination game after she helped the Generals defeat Hudson Valley 5-4 in a walk off game on Friday (5/15). The right hander did well, only allowing three earned runs off of 10 hits in seven innings of work, but four of those hits came in the fourth inning, all singles, helping Rock Valley to a 3-0 lead which would not be relinquished.</p> <p>The Generals got one of those runs back in the fifth after Kayla Bancroft (Fort Ann, NY) drove in Taylor Daniels (Watervliet, NY) who began the rally with a two out single. Herkimer eventually loaded the bases after Brittany Ormond (New Paltz, NY) was hit by a pitch and Elyssa LeBaron (Corning, NY) walked, but Terra Lawler (Syracuse, NY) was unable to get the big hit, grounding out to first to end the threat.</p> <p>The team had one final chance to tie the game in the seventh with Ormond on second and Lawler on first with two outs, but Hannah Potter (Pulaski, NY) struck out swinging to strand both sophomores on base. Herkimer did manage another run however when LeBaron’s hit to left field scored Daniels, giving the freshman a sacrifice.</p> <p><strong>Score:</strong></p> <p>Rock Valley Golden Eagles 3, Herkimer Generals 2</p> <p>Golden Eagles 000 300 0 – 3 10 2</p> <p>Generals 000 010 1 – 2 9 2</p> <p><strong>WP:</strong> Morgan Adolph (25-2) <strong>LP:</strong> Dana Nicoletti (12-4) <strong>2B:</strong> Herkimer 2 (Daniels, Bancroft); <strong>RBI:</strong> Generals 2 (Bancroft, LeBaron) Golden Eagles 3 (Carlson 2, Love) <strong>Records:</strong> Herkimer 12-0, 38-9 Rock Valley 15-0, 52-5</p> <p>-Giorgio Varlaro</p> Sun, 17 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1182/softball-finishes-in-second-at-national-tournament Offense explodes to eliminate Royals in Final Four http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1183/offense-explodes-to-eliminate-royals-in-final-four <p><strong>May 17, 2015</strong></p><div class="flex-video"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/NwPYO3Y4Bvc" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></div> <p>(Herkimer's John Boland singles to score Tyler Phillips, tying the game at 1-1 in the first inning on Saturday).</p> <p>LITTLE FALLS, NY – Managing only two runs in their last two games of the 2015 Region III Baseball Final Four, the Herkimer Generals baseball team erupted for 13 against Schenectady on Saturday (5/17), defeating the Royals 13-1 in five innings to advance to the championship game.</p> <p>Herkimer (43-4) fell down early with the Royals tagging one run in the top of the first on one hit and one walk, but hits by Taishi Terashim (Hiranai, Japan), Christian Malave (Milford, CT) and John Boland (Rhinebeck, NY) in the bottom half of the inning quickly knotted the game back at 1-1.</p> <p>From there, starter Jacob Shortslef (Hannibal, NY) didn’t allow a run to cross the plate in his final two innings of work, watching Marcus Failing (Fort Plain, NY) pitch the final two innings of the game after the team scored three in second, seven in the third and two in the fourth.</p> <p>Helping the Generals score three in the second was a home run, two hits and a sacrifice. Jake Rouse (Milford, CT) led off the inning with a home run (2-1) to deep right center, followed by singles by Matt Lichtman (Smithtown, NY) and Terashima. Shortstop Tyler Phillips (Hancock, NY) knocked in both players with a sacrifice to deep right, scoring Lichtman and Terashima, making the score 4-1. It was Terashima’s second time in the series scoring from second on a sacrifice.</p> <p>Allowing Herkimer to score seven runs in the third was seven hits, one error and one sacrifice. Chris Rave (Middletown, NY) and Boland set the Generals up first and third with no outs after Rave doubled and Boland singled via a bunt. Malave singled in the very next at-bat, after a pitching change to score Rave, increasing the lead to 5-1. Rouse followed Malave with another single to score Boland (6-1), but the big blow came from Lichtman when he doubled to score Malave and Rouse, pushing the lead to 8-1.</p> <p>An error on a Terashima hit, sacrifice by Phillips and double by Rave scored the final three runs of the inning for the Generals, helping the team to a commanding 11-1 lead by the end of the third.</p> <p>Two walks, an error, a sacrifice and a hit allowed Herkimer to tally two more runs in the fourth. Terashima got the sacrifice to score Malave, then Phillips scored Rouse on an error by the Schenectady short stop, making it 13-1.</p> <p>Up next for the Generals is Erie Community College. The Kats have yet to lose a game in the Region III Final Four, defeating Niagara and Schenectady in the first two rounds 9-8 and 5-3. Herkimer will next to defeat Erie twice on Sunday (5/17) if they want repeat as regional champions. The first game against the Kats is scheduled for 12 p.m. If the Generals win, game two will be at 3:30 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park in Little Falls, NY. </p> <p><strong>Score:</strong> Herkimer Generals 13, Schenectady Royals 1</p> <p>-Giorgio Varlaro</p> Sun, 17 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1183/offense-explodes-to-eliminate-royals-in-final-four Generals stay alive with complete game shutout by Harrington http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1180/generals-stay-alive-with-complete-game-shutout-by-harrington <p><strong>May 16, 2015</strong></p><div class="flex-video"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/EP_pqS9hOCU" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></div> <p>(Herkimer's Michael Harrington collected 13 strike outs Saturday, a season-high for the sophomore).</p> <p>LITTLE FALLS, NY – Needing a superb pitching performance to remain in the 2015 Region III Final Four, the Herkimer Generals turned to sophomore Michael Harrington on Saturday (5/16) - and the ace didn’t disappoint - throwing a complete game shutout against Niagara County Community College at Veterans Memorial Park for the 1-0 victory.</p> <p>Herkimer (42-4) saw Harrington take the reins of the game early, retiring the first eight batters he faced. The Thunderwolves managed to get one runner in scoring position throughout the nine innings played after Harrington hit a batter and allowed a single on consecutive at-bats in the fifth, but the righty got through it, striking out another Niagara player to end the inning, finishing with a season-high 13 in the game.</p> <p>In his last seven appearances, Harrington has not allowed an earned run, accumulating 24 1/3 innings pitched for the Generals since April 23rd. Added to this, opponents have only tallied 10 total hits against him.</p> <p>With Harrington holding the Thunderwolves at bay, all the Generals offense had to do was score one run in the game, getting it in the first inning on an interesting play. Taishi Terashima (Hiranai, Japan) and Tyler Phillips (Hancock, NY) opened the game up with back-to-back singles, manning first and second base for catcher Chris Rave (Middletown, NY) after Patrick Dorrain (Kingston, NY) flied out. Rave hit a high fly ball which would’ve left the park, but Niagara’s centerfielder made a leaping grab to rob Rave of the hit. Coincidentally however the hit was deep enough to score Terashima from second base, giving the Generals the only run of the game they would need.</p> <p>Herkimer almost managed to score another run in the second, but Christian Malave (Milford, CT) was thrown out at the plate on a hit by Eric Downey (Colonie, NY).</p> <p>With the win over the Thunderwolves, Herkimer will play Schenectady County Community College. The Royals lost to Erie, putting them in the consolation bracket with the Generals on Saturday (5/16). Game time between both teams is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Game:</strong></p> <p>Herkimer Generals 1, Niagara County Thunderwolves 0</p> <p>Thunderwolves 000 000 000 – 0 4 0</p> <p>Generals 100 000 00X – 1 8 0</p> <p><strong>WP:</strong> Michael Harrington (7-0)<strong> LP:</strong> Matt Keating (5-2) <strong>RBI:</strong> Generals 1 (Rave) <strong>Records:</strong> Herkimer 25-1, 42-4 Niagara 31-13</p> <p>-Giorgio Varlaro</p> Sat, 16 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1180/generals-stay-alive-with-complete-game-shutout-by-harrington Softball ends Vikings season with 8-3 win http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1181/softball-ends-vikings-season-with-8-3-win <p><strong>May 16, 2015</strong></p><p>ROCHESTER, MN – Facing #6 Hudson Valley for the second consecutive day and fourth time this season, the #2 Herkimer Generals softball team used 13 hits, five of them of the extra base variety to remain undefeated against the Vikings this season (4-0), winning 8-3 on Saturday (5/16).</p> <p>Herkimer (38-8) never trailed in this one with the Vikings unable to stop the Generals top four batters. Dana Nicoletti (Syracuse, NY), Karintha Myslivecek (Redfield, NY), Taylor Daniels (Watervliet, NY) and Kayla Bancroft (Fort Ann, NY) combined to go 10-for-15 which helped Herkimer score in every inning but two, putting up three spots against Hudson Valley in the first and fourth.</p> <p>Driving those runs in on Saturday was Daniels and Bancroft. Daniels led the team with four runs batted in while Bancroft was one behind her with three. Both players also went 3-for-4 at the plate with three doubles, giving Hudson’s Allison Ford her fifth loss of the season (17-5) in the process.</p> <p>Starting for the third consecutive game in the national tournament was Brittany Ormond (New Paltz, NY). The sophomore collected her second win of the tournament in three starts, allowing three earned run off of seven hits in seven innings of work. It gave the right hander her 10<sup>th</sup> win of the season (10-3), only allowing five runs in 19 2/3 innings pitched at nationals.</p> <p>Up next for the Generals is #1 Rock Valley. Herkimer will have to beat the Golden Eagles twice to become 2015 DIII National Champions. Game time is scheduled for 3 p.m. EST at McQuillan Sports Complex in Rochester, MN. </p> <p><strong>Score:</strong></p> <p>Herkimer Generals 8, Hudson Valley Vikings 3</p> <p>Vikings 012 000 0 – 3 7 0</p> <p>Generals 301 301 X – 8 13 1</p> <p><strong>WP:</strong> Brittany Ormond (10-3) <strong>LP:</strong> Allison Ford (17-5) <strong>2B:</strong> Herkimer 5 (Daniels 2, Bancroft, Potter, Brone) Hudson Valley 1 (Rossi); <strong>HR:</strong> Vikings 1 (McDonnell); RBI: Generals 7 (Daniels 4, Bancroft 3) Hudson Valley 3 (McDonnel 2, Johnson); <strong>Records:</strong> Herkimer 12-0, 38-8 Hudson Valley 10-2, 22-5</p> <p>-Giorgio Varlaro</p> Sat, 16 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1181/softball-ends-vikings-season-with-8-3-win 2015 NJCAA DIII Softball National Championship http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1174/2015-njcaa-diii-softball-national-championship <p><strong>May 15, 2015</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.herkimer.edu/[file_link,id=9010]" target="_blank">Tournament Bracket</a></p> <p>HERKIMER, NY – The Herkimer Generals softball team will compete in the NJCAA DIII Softball National Championship Tournament for a fourth consecutive season, traveling to Rochester, MN to play at McQuillan Sports Complex from Thursday, May 14<sup>th</sup> to Saturday, May 16<sup>th</sup>.</p> <p><strong>Seedings are as follows:</strong></p> <p>#1 Rock Valley Golden Eagles (IL)</p> <p>#2 Herkimer Generals (NY)</p> <p>#3 Cumberland Dukes (NJ)</p> <p>#4 St. Cloud Tech Cyclones (MN)</p> <p>#5 Brookdale Jersey Blues (NJ)</p> <p>#6 Hudson Valley Vikings (NY)</p> <p>#7 Itasca Vikings (MN)</p> <p>#8 Allegheny County Tigers (PA)</p> <p>-Giorgio Varlaro</p> Fri, 15 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1174/2015-njcaa-diii-softball-national-championship Myslivecek walk off advances Generals at nationals http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1177/myslivecek-walk-off-advances-generals-at-nationals <p><strong>May 15, 2015</strong></p><p>ROCHESTER, MN – Facing #6 Hudson Valley for the third time this season didn’t faze the #2 Herkimer Generals softball team on Friday (5/15) at McQuillan Sports Complex in Rochester, MN – the host for the 2015 NJCAA DIII National Championship Tournament – relying on a walk off by sophomore Karintha Myslivecek to score the game-winning run in the seventh, defeating the Vikings 5-4 for their third win against the team this season.</p> <p>Herkimer (37-7, 12-0) fell behind Hudson Valley early until an error by the Vikings in the fourth scored Hannah Desino (Pittsford, NY) to tie it at 3-3, then a hit by Hannah Potter (Pulaski, NY) scored Dana Nicoletti (Syracuse, NY) who tripled with one out in the fifth. Desino didn’t record an at-bat in the contest, but Potter did, collecting her 24<sup>th</sup> run batted in this season.</p> <p>Hudson Valley still fought back however, scoring a run in the sixth to tie it at 4-4, but then set the stage for the Generals with the team going in order in their half of the seventh. Herkimer’s Alexis Capasso (Gloversville, NY) led the seventh off with a single. Two batters later, after Shannon McCann (Horseheads, NY) moved Capasso to second with a sacrifice, Nicoletti singled to left field, giving the Generals runners on first and third with one out. Then Myslivecek came in and put the fourth pitch she saw in play to second, scoring Nicoletti in the process.</p> <p>As for Nicoletti, the freshman did more than score the game winner Friday, she started the game against Hudson Valley, throwing seven innings yet again for the complete game. The right hander allowed four runs, three of them earn off of nine hits, helping Nicoletti to her 12<sup>th</sup> win of the season.</p> <p>Up next for the Generals is #1 Rock Valley. The Golden Eagles defeated St. Cloud 4-1 in the second round to advance. The Golden Eagles had the Generals number last year in the national tournament, beating them twice. Herkimer will look to change that with their current win streak at 33 games. Game time on Friday (5/15) is 8 p.m. EST</p> <p><strong>Game:</strong></p> <p>Herkimer Generals 5, Hudson Valley Vikings 4</p> <p>Vikings 021 001 0 – 4 9 3</p> <p>Generals 020 110 1 – 5 10 2</p> <p><strong>WP:</strong> Dana Nicoletti (12-3)<strong> LP:</strong> Allison Ford (17-3)<strong> 3B:</strong> Herkimer 1 (Nicoletti);<strong> RBI:</strong> Generals 3 (Myslivecek, Lawler, Potter) Vikings 4 (Urbich, Rossi, McDonnell, Martell);<strong> Records:</strong> Herkimer 12-0, 37-7 Hudson Valley 10-2, 21-4</p> <p>-Giorgio Varlaro</p> Fri, 15 May 2015 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1177/myslivecek-walk-off-advances-generals-at-nationals