Pioneer Weekly Update: April 9th Edition

Pioneer Weekly Update: April 9th Edition

Weekly Schedule

Tue. April 10th: Baseball vs. D'Youville (DH) at St. Bonaventure: 1 p.m. * Game 1 Stats * Game 2 Stats

Tue. April 10th: Softball at Keuka (DH): 3 p.m. * Game 1 Stats * Game 2 Stats

Wed. April 11th: Baseball at Keuka (DH): 3:30 p.m. * Stats

Wed. April 11th: Lacrosse vs. Hiram: 7 p.m. * Live Stats * Live Video

Thu. April 12th: Softball at D'Youville (DH): 3 p.m. * Game 1 Stats * Game 2 Stats

Fri. April 13th: Softball vs. Cazenovia (DH): 3 p.m. * Game 1 Stats * Game 2 Stats

Fri. April 13th: Track & Field at Cortland: 3 p.m. * Live Stats

Sat. April 14th: Baseball at Penn State Behrend (DH): 1 p.m. 

Sat. April 14th: Lacrosse vs. SUNY Delhi @ Dean: 4 p.m.

Sun. April 15th: Lacrosse vs. TBA @ Dean: 11 a.m./2 p.m.

Sun. April 15: Softball at Medaille (DH): Noon * Live Stats

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Team Updates

Baseball: 8-15, 3-3 AMCC

The baseball team was unable to pick up a victory this week in their three games played this week. The Pioneers fell 13-6 at Houghton and lost a pair of AMCC contests at Penn State Altoona, 13-1 & 9-6.

Jack Henby (Hornell) and Connor Pingitore (Amsterdam/Broadalbin-Perth) led the Pioneer offense. Henby with 3 for 6 on the week while Pingitore was 5 for 11 with 3 RBI. Danny Doran (Irondequoit) connected on a pair of doubles and David Zuber (Honeoye Falls Lima) hit a homer.

Jarrod Deaton (Newburgh Free Academy) was tough out of the Alfred State pen tossing four innings of three hit work. He allowed just run while walking one and striking out four.

The Pioneers had DH vs. Medaille and LaRoche postponed due to the cold and wet weather.

Lacrosse: 4-5, 3-0 AMCC

The blue & gold split a pair of games this week. They fell 17-6 to Utica and then bounced back with a 14-9 win over Franciscan to improve to 3-0 in AMCC play.
Utica used a 9-0 run to break open a 5-4 contest en route to the victory in very cold and windy conditions on Wednesday. Teddy Alvarado (Hilton) and AJ Soto (Churchville) both finished with two goals while Joe Johnson (Churchville) finished with two assists and six groundballs. Nathan Crowley (Irondequoit) picked up seven ground balls to lead the team while Matt Cobb (Churchville) made 15 saves in goal.
The Pioneers scored five unanswered goals in the 3rd quarter, three by Eric Passeck (Thomaston, CT), to pull away from Franciscan on Saturday. Passeck, Alvarado, and Johnson all recorded hat tricks for Alfred State while Cole Reuben (Basom/Akron) finished with two goals and two assists. Ian Grana (Greece Odyssey) chipped in a goal and two assists while Crowley won 19 of 26 face-offs and led the team with 12 groundballs. Cobb made 17 saves to earn the victory in the net.

Softball: 0-13

The softball team returned to action after a 16-day break and played their first games up North. Pitt Bradford earned a 16-2 win the opener and a 9-1 victory in the nightcap. Doubleheaders vs. Hilbert and Medaille were postponed due to the wintry weather.

The Panthers jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the 1st inning of the opener before the Pioneers battled back into the game with a pair of runs in the 3rd. Zoe Derr (Elmira Heights/Thomas Edison) drove a double to center to score Morgan Franklin (Wellsville) and Jamie Parente (Mount Sinai). Franklin and Parente had each singled to start the inning. UPB made it 4-2 in the 3rd with a single run and put the game out of reach with a 12-run 4th inning.

In the nightcap, the Panthers (8-8) scored in every inning as they collected 11 hits. UPB scored one in the 1st, three in the 2nd, two in the 3rd, and three in the 4th. The Pioneers scored their lone run of the game when Xavia Miller (Dundee) scored on a fielding error. Parente was 2 for 3 to lead the Pioneers.

Track & Field:

The Alfred State outdoor track & field team had several strong performances as they competed at the Allegany County Classic at Houghton College on Tuesday afternoon. In total the team won 11 events on the day. The scheduled weekend meet in Pennsylvania was postponed.

Paul Kemsley (Lancaster) continued his impressive freshmen campaign with three victories in throwing events. In the shot put he won with a toss of 13.64 m while Anders Presthus (Lansing) was 2nd (13.10 m). He won the hammer throw with a throw of 43.88 m followed by teammates Presthus (40.44 m), and Dylan Perlino's (Holland) mark of 38.19 m. In the discus he won with a mark of 45.89 m followed by Perlino (39.52 m) and Presthus (38.86 m). In the javelin, Presthus took home the top spot with a throw of 38.18 m. Tim Berry (Midlakes) was 2nd (36.53 m), and Andrew Ruebenstahl (Washingtonville) was 3rd (34.80 m). In the event the Pioneers took the top seven spots.

The Pioneers took the top five spots in the 1,500. Austin Demberg (Westtown/Minisink Valley) won in 4:38.63. Michael Girard (Phoenix) was 2nd in 4:44.44, Ryan Lohr (West Seneca) was 3rd in 4:44.61, Shawn Rutledge (Watkins Glen) was 4th in 4:49.89, and Joe Krestschmar (Phoenix, AZ) was 5th in 4:50.92 Berry won the 110 hurdles in 18.21, Ryan MacDonald (Johnson City) won the 400 hurdles in 1:15.17, Joe Richardson (Geneva) won the triple jump with a leap of 12.26 m, and Nicholas Brown (Wellsville) won the high jump with a leap of 1.67. The 4x400 relay team of Eric Zamor (New York/Ramapo), Chadwick Ekeigwe (Spring Valley/Ramapo), Nate Robertson (Hamburg), and Caleb Boyce-Wright (Cheektowaga/John Kennedy) won in 3:45.75.

Holly Fiore (Niagara Falls) led the way for the women's team. She was 2nd in the 100 hurdles in 19.83. and was tied for 2nd in the high jump (1.38 m). She tied teammate Emily Brigman (Lancaster) in the high jump. Fiore was also 2nd in the javelin with a throw of 23.88 m while Chloe Cox (Tucson, AZ) was 3rd (22.39 m). The 4x400 relay team of Dominique Shirley, Shannon Shirley, Sophie Gonzalez, and Holly Fiore (Niagara Falls) won in 4:56.07 while the 4x100 relay team of Shannon Shirley, Dominique Shirley, Gonzalez, and Alexis Carrington (Manhattan/NYC iSchool) finished 2nd in 56.68. Carrington was 2nd in the 100 in 14.55 while Logan Thierman (Portville) was 3rd in 14.65, Katherine Frascella (Franklinville) was 3rd in the 800 (2:48.55), and Hannah Snayczuk (Machias/Pioneer) was 2nd in the shot put (9.23 m).