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Pioneer Weekly Update: Edition 34

Alfred State Weekly Update
Upcoming Events:
Schedule for Week beginning April 22
Date Event Time Live Links
Monday, April 22 Baseball at Mt. Aloysius (DH) 1 p.m.  
Monday, April 22 Sottball vs. D'Youville (DH)  3 p.m.  Video * Game 1 Stats * Game 2 Stats
Tuesday, April 23 Softball vs. Houghton (DH) 3 p.m.  Game 1 Stats * Game 2 Stats
Wednesday, April 24 Baseball at Hilbert (DH) 1 p.m.  
Saturday, April 27 Track & Field at St. John Fisher 9:15 a.m.   Live Results  * Video 
Saturday, April 27 Softball vs. SUNY Delhi (DH) 1 p.m.  Game 1 Stats  * Game 2 Stats
Sunday, April 28 Softball vs. SUNY Delhi (DH) 11 a.m.  Game 1 Stats * Game 2 Stats
Sunday, April 28 Baseball at Ithaca (DH) 1 p.m.  Stats  * Video
Monday, April 29 Baseball vs. Pitt Greensburg (DH) 1 p.m.  Game 1 Stats * Game 2 Stats

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Baseball: 15-15, 7-5 AMCC

The Pioneers played three non-conference games this week (a AMCC doubleheader was rained out). They lost a 9-4 and 8-2 to Region power Oswego and lost a tight 6-3 game at the University of Rochester.

Colin Johnson (Alfred Almond) led the team with a 5 for 10 week. He hit a double, a homer, and drove in three. Connor Pingitore (Amsterdam/Broadalbin Perth) and Andy Pichardo (Queens/Academy of American Studies) both collected three hits this week.

Adam Wray (Portville), Jarrod Deaton (Newburgh Free), and Nicholas Scala (Staten Island/Moore Catholic) and Garrett Mack (Avon) all made appearances this out of the pen without letting up an earned run.

Lacrosse: 5-8

The lacrosse team wrapped up their season with a pair of home games. They struggled in the 2nd half and fell 16-6 vs. SUNY Canton and then couldn't rally all the way back in a 12-9 setback vs. Hilbert.

AJ Soto (Churchville) netted five goals in the contest vs. Hilbert and finished the week with six goals and an assist. Joe Johnson (Churchville) had a hat trick vs. Canton and finished with four goals and two assists this week. Nic Covelli (Carmel) capped his career with four points in the two games while Matt Cobb (Churchville) made 29 saves in net.

Softball: 7-12

Marissa Varela (Egg Harbor Twp, NJ) and Brianna Dittman (Brooklyn/James Madison) had multi-hit games as Alfred State battled Nazareth on Thursday afternoon. The Golden Flyers rallied for a 9-3 victory in the opener and took the nightcap 8-0.

Varela got the blue & gold on the board in 1st inning of the opener when she lifted a homer to center. In the 4th, Madison Papaj (Holley) made it 3-0 with a bases loaded single to score Varela and Betsy Butlak (Angola/Lake Shore). The Flyers scored two in the 4th and two more in the 5th to grab their first lead. They added five more in the 6th to put the game out of reach.

Varela finished the opener 3 for 3 with a RBI. In the nightcap, Nazareth collected eight hits and scored in four of the five innings as they shutout the Pioneers. Dittman collected two of the Pioneers three hits with a pair of singles. 

Men's Track & Field:

The men's outdoor track & field team registered eight victories and 18 top two finishes at the Alfred Invitational in a consistent cold rain at Pioneer Stadium.

Jonathan Banks (Buffalo/Cheektowaga) won a pair of events and finished 2nd in another. He won the shot put with a toss of 11.18 m and the hammer throw with a distance of 33.07 m. He finished 2nd in the discus with a toss of 28.75 finishing just behind teammate Bryce Chapman (Geneseo) who won with a mark of 29.71 m. Chapman finished 2nd in the hammer (32.11 m) while Ryan Mattison (Brockport) was 2nd in the shot (10.15 m).

Jacob Wadsworth (Dansville) won the 110 hurdles (17.43) and was 2nd in the high jump (1.82 m) while Collin Stauffer (LeRoy) won the long jump (5.79 m) and was 2nd in the triple jump (12.27 m). The pair also teamed with Cameron Howard (Brockport) and Derek Stein to win the 4x100 in 45.86. Jacob Drew (Corning Painted Post) won the 400 hurdles (1:06.76) and was 2nd in the steeplechase (11:30.19), Austin Demberg (Minisink Valley) won the steeplechase in 11:18.25, and Zion Ponder won the high jump with a leap of 1.82 m. 

Over the weekend, Wadsworth finished 2nd out of 10 competitors in the decathlon at the Cortland Classic. He is now 6th all-time in Alfred State history with a score of 5,297 points. He recorded the most points in the 100 m (861 points - 11.00) and in the long jump (797 points - 6.93 m).

At Behrend on Saturday, Ponder led the way by winning the long jump. He registered a leap of 6.02 m in his first jump to earn the victory. He also tied for 3rd with Stein in the high jump with a leap of 1.70 m just behind teammate Jesse Johnson who was 2nd with a mark of 1.85 m. Drew was 2nd in the 400 hurdles (1:02.17), Chapman was 3rd in the hammer (31.99 m) while Tim Burns (Churchville) was 4th (25.02 m), Howard was 4th in the 100 (11.52). and Corey Seymour was 5th in the 200 m (24.12). The 4x100 relay was 2nd in 46.08.

Women's Track & Field:

Julia Yanarella (Wappingers Falls/Roy Ketcham) and Jordyn Pettit (Wellsville) earned victories at the Alfred Invitational. Yanarella also earned a victory in the Penn State Behrend Open later in the week.

Yanarella won the competition in the javelin with a toss of 22.59 m while Pettit won the pole vault with a mark of 2.61 m. Marissa Sly (N. Tonawanda) had a busy day. She was 2nd in the 100 hurdles (17.94), 2nd in the javelin (20.69 m), and 3rd in the long jump (4.28 m). Kathryn Watkins (Addison) was 2nd in the steeplechase (13:49.78) while Katherine Frascella (Franklinville) was 3rd (14:11.05). Katherine O'Buckley (Queens/Francis Lewis) was 4th in the 400 (1:17.37).

At Behrend Yanarella won the javelin with a mark of 23.74 m while Sly was 2nd in four events. She ran the 100 hurdles in 18.00, recorded a mark of 1.30 m in the high jump, jumped 4.24 m in the long jump and threw the javelin 20.97 m. Frascella was 6th in the 1500 (5:59.17).