101.5 Seconds of Sports May 19th
Monday, May 19, 2014
Junior Brandon McClain threw a complete-game two-hitter, and improved to 10-1 as he struck out five and walked two, as Cortland defeated Kean, 10-1, to win the NCAA Div. III New York baseball regional. The Red Dragons (35-8) advance to the NCAA Div. III World Series for the 12th time in program history and the sixth time since 2005. Cortland senior designated hitter P.J. Rinaldi was named the tournament Most Outstanding Player. He finished the game 2-for-4 with a double, walk, RBI and two runs scored and in four regional games hit .571 (8-for-14) with two doubles, three walks and nine RBI. Joining Rinaldi on the all-tournament team were McClain, senior catcher Tim Panetta and senior first baseman Max Rosing. Panetta finished 2-for-3 with a double, walk and two RBI. Senior Chris Jackson went 2-for-2 with a three RBI, including a two-run triple as part of Cortland's five-run third inning. Junior Vinny Bomasuto went 2-for-4 with two RBI and three runs and Rosing finished 2-for-5 with a double. Cortland, ranked fifth nationally, will face the winner of the Marietta (Ohio) Regional on Friday, May 23, in the opening round of the eight-team World Series in Grand Chute, Wisconsin. Cortland's opponent will be determined today when that regional finishes and will be either Salisbury (Md.), Case Western Reserve (Ohio) or Widener (Pa.).
The # 1 ranked Cortland women's lacrosse team led from start to finish in defeating 11th-ranked Colby, 16-7, Sunday afternoon in the NCAA Div. III Quarterfinals at Tompkins Cortland Community College's turf field. Sophomore Tara Monaghan led Cortland with four goals and added an assist. Sophomore Erica Geremia and freshman Kristen Ohberg each recorded three goals and two assists. Senior Taylor Reh and junior Marilyn Farrell tallied two goals and one assist apiece, while junior Emma Hayes-Hurley netted two goals. Sophomore goalie Liz Ingalls registered eight saves for the Red Dragons. Sophomore Ashley Gentile recorded three ground balls and three draw controls, and Monaghan also won three draws. The Red Dragons improved to 22-0 on the season, extending their school-record winning streak to 22 games, and advanced to their fourth consecutive NCAA Div. III "final four" to be held at Gettysburg College next weekend. Cortland's opponent in the national Semifinals will be Trinity (Ct) Friday at 1pm. The Bantams, at 18-2 on the season, advanced by virtue of their win over Gettysburg 16-8 yesterday. Trinity has defeated the Red Dragons in the national semifinals in each of the last two seasons, by scores 0f 7-5 (2012) and 8-6 (2013).
In Minor League Baseball yesterday, the Syracuse Chefs fell to the Columbus Clippers 8-3. That series will continue tonight in Syracuse. Elsewhere, the B-Mets edged New Hampshire 9-8. Binghamton moves on to Portland tonight for a doubleheader, including a makeup of a game postponed in April.