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Pioneer Weekly Update: Edition 32

Alfred State Weekly Update
Upcoming Events:
Schedule for Week beginning April 8
Date Event Time Live Links
Tuesday, April 9 Softball at Keuka (DH) 3 p.m.  Game 1 Stats * Game 2 Stats
Tuesday, April 9 Baseball vs. Keuka  4 p.m.  Stats
Wednesday, April 10 Baseball at D'Youville 1 p.m.  
Friday, April 12 Track & Field at Cortland 3 p.m.  Live Stats
Friday, April 12 Softball vs. Hilbert (DH) 3 p.m.  Game 1 Stats * Game 2 Stats
Saturday, April 13 Baseball vs. Penn State Behrend (DH)  1 p.m.  Game 1 Stats * Game 2 Stats
Saturday, April 13 Men's Lacrosse at LaRoche 1 p.m.  Stats
Sunday, April 14 Softball at Cazenovia (DH) 1 p.m.  
Sunday, April 14 Baseball vs. Pitt Greensburg (DH) 1 p.m.  Game 1 Stats * Game 2 Stats

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Baseball: 11-11, 4-4 AMCC

Alfred State was 4-1 overall and 3-1 in AMCC this week. They swept a doubleheader vs. Medaille (4-2 and 11-1), downed Elmira 10-5, and split a pair with Penn State Altoona (L 9-3 & W 7-6).

Andy Pichardo (Queens/Academy of American Studies) had a big week to lead the Pioneers from the leadoff spot. He was 9 for 17 with a pair of doubles and five RBI. He also scored six times and had a .652 on-base percentage. His biggest hit came in the bottom of the 9th with two-outs in game two vs. Altoona. His walk-off two-run double lifted the Pioneers to the victory.

Danny Doran (Irondequoit) continued his solid play with a .438 batting average, his 4th homer of the season, and four RBI. Samuel Dickerson (Cutchogue/Mattituck) hit .389 with 4 RBI while Colin Johnson (Alfred Almond) drove in five runs. As a team the Pioneers hit .282 on the week and outscored their opponents 35 to 23.

On the mound, the Pioneers got another solid start from Garrett Mack (Avon). Mack tossed his second consecutive complete game in the game two win over Medaille. He didn't allow an earned run while walking just two and striking out 13. Jarrod Deaton (Newburgh Free) retired all six of the batters he faced in the dramatic victory over Altoona. The Pioneer staff had a 3.95 ERA this week. They allowed 37 hits in 41 innings of work.

Lacrosse: 4-6

Alfred State overpowered Elmira en route to a 10-4 victory on Wednesday evening in their only action of the week.

Joe Johnson (Churchville) scored four goals in the 1st half to lead the Pioneers to the victory. His 4th goal of the season was his 150th of his career.

Nic Covelli (Carmel) had a pair of goals and assists. Nick Griffin (Penn Yan) - 2 goals and 1 assist - and Tyler Baker (Rome Free) - 1 goal and 2 assists - each had three points. Nathan Crowley (Irondequoit) was 9 for 13 in the face-off circle while Tucker Sutphen (Brockport) led the team with seven ground balls. Matt Cobb (Churchville) made four saves in net to record the win.

Softball: 6-8

The softball team couldn't get the offense going as they opened up the home portion of their season vs. Pitt Bradford. The Panthers scored a run in the 7th to win the opener 1-0 and then used a big 3rd inning in a 11-1 victory in the nightcap.

Brittany Fisher (Indianapolis, IN) allowed one run on seven hits in the complete game effort. She didn't walk a batter and struck out four in the opener. Marissa Varela (Egg Harbor Twp, NJ) collected the lone hit, a single in the 4th for the Pioneers.

Bradford jumped out to an early lead in the nightcap. Alfred State scored their lone run of the game in the 4th when Arianna Traugott (Elmira) scored on a throwing error after collecting a double. The Pioneers had five hits in the game including extra base hits by Traugott and Varela (triple in the 5th).

Men's Track & Field:

Jacob Wadsworth (Dansville) won a pair of events while Collin Stauffer (LeRoy) won an event as Alfred State competed at the annual Allegany County Classic as the Pioneers competed vs. Alfred University, Daemen, and Houghton. In dual meet scoring, the Pioneers were 3-0 on the day. Alfred State defeated Houghton 90-60, Daemen 77-76, and Alfred University 97-54.

Wadsworth won the high jump of a leap of 1.87 m and the long jump with a winning jump of 6.31 m (.15 further than 2nd place). He was also part of the 4x100 relay team that finished 2nd in 45.76. In that race teamed with Michael Allender (Lewiston Porter), Cameron Howard (Brockport), and Zion Ponder.

Stauffer took the individual title in the triple jump with a leap of 12.16 m. His jump was .19 meter further than the 2nd place finisher. In the 100 m dash, Allender was 2nd (11.83), Stauffer was 3rd (11.90), and Howard was 4th (11.94). Paul Kemsley (Lancaster) was 2nd in the shot put (12.79 m) and 2nd in the hammer throw (34.66 m).

Women's Track & Field:

Jordyn Pettit (Wellsville), Marissa Sly (N. Tonawanda), and Julia Yanarella (Wappingers Falls/Roy Ketcham) won events as the Alfred State Track & Field team competed at the Allegany County Classic. In dual meet scoring the Pioneers finished 1-2. Alfred State defeated AU 59-50 but fell 68-43 to Houghton and 92-42 to Daemen.

Pettit won the pole vault with a leap of 2.30 m, Sly won the 100 hurdles in 18.73, and Yanarella won the javelin with a toss of 28.96 m. Veronica Dailey (Addison) was 2nd in the 3,000 (12:02.54), Julia Russell (Candor) was 3rd in the 400 m (1:07.97), Katherine Frascella (Franklinville) was 4th in the 3,000 (13:18.23), and Sly was 4th in the high jump (1.25 m).