April 2009

Lady Pioneers Can't Solve Tribunes

Posted Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 14:34

 The Alfred State College softball team hung tough with the three-time NJCAA Division III champs, Monroe CC, but fell in both halves of a doubleheader on Tuesday.  MCC won by scores of 9-0 and 8-1.

MCC used a five run 5th inning to break open game one.  MCC's Lindsey Grace tossed a five inning one-hitter.  She walked one and struck out seven.  Jess Herbst (Naples) collected the lone hit of the contest. 

In game two, the Pioneers trailed 4-1 heading into the 4th inning but couldn't muster any more runs while the Lady Tribunes capitalized and added to their lead with a single run in the 4th, two in the 6th, and one in the 7th.  Christina Loder (Brantford, ONT) drove home the lone ASC run with an RBI single.

Alfred State falls to 11-14 (8-6 Region III Division III) while Monroe CC, ranked #3 in the latest NJCAA poll, improves to 21-9.  The Lady Pioneers travel to Jamestown CC on Thursday for a scheduled 3 p.m. doubleheader.

Pioneers and Cougars Split

Posted Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 14:39

Alfred State and Genesee CC split a Region III Division II doubleheader at Alfred on Tuesday afternoon.  The Pioneers were held to five hits and fell 8-0 in the opener but bounced back for a 2-1 victory in the nightcap. 

Ed Kohout limited Alfred State to just five hits in a seven inning shutout while Chris Page was 3 for 4 with 4 RBI to pace the offense.  Five different Pioneers collected singles in the contest.

In the nightcap, Jake Dale (Keshequa) singled home Ray Sova (West Genesee) with the game winning run in the 5th inning.  Sova had doubled to lead off the inning and advanced to third on a Berto Vargas (Norman Thomas) fly out.

Joe Wallace (Avoca) went the distance on the mound to pick up the victory.  He allowed six hits and one earned run while striking out five Cougars.  Sova and Dale each finished 2 for 3 with a RBI.

Alfred State is now 20-13 overall and 7-3 in Region III Division II play while Genesee is 19-8 and 6-4 in RIII DII play.  The two teams meet again on Saturday at Dwyer Stadium to close out the four game set.

Prior to the match-up with GCC on Saturday, ASC will host Broome CC in a non-conference game on Thursday.  First pitch is scheduled for 2 p.m.

ASC and Animal Welfare Approved Host Summit

Posted Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 07:13

Summit to Plan Food Supply Chain from Western New York State to New York City

Farmers, State Agriculture Representatives and New York City Chefs and Distributors to Meet on Thursday, April 23, 2009

video of this event.

Animal Welfare Approved is the one independent food label that means healthy, safe, environmentally responsible and humanely raised. The program certifies family farmers who raise their animals with high welfare, and was recently lauded by the World Society for the Protection of Animals as having the highest animal welfare standards of any third party certifier in the US. Animal Welfare Approved is "setting the standard for how farm animals should be taken care of," according to Robert. F. Kennedy, Jr. When you can't visit the farm, Animal Welfare Approved is the eyes and ears of the conscientious consumer.

Alfred State College, a member of the technology college sector within the State University of New York (SUNY) system, offers outstanding educational opportunities for students in its nearly 60 associate degree programs, 18 baccalaureate degree programs, and several certificate programs. ASC continues to expand its online education offerings to include more than 56 online courses as well as two complete curriculum options (health information technology and court and real time reporting). Numerous vocational‐technical offerings stressing hands‐on learning are available at the School of Applied Technology Campus located in nearby Wellsville, NY. The College is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and several programs are also accredited or approved by program‐specific professional organizations. In recent years, the College has expanded its computing and networking choices to include a wireless option. While stressing technical education, the College continues to pride itself on maintaining close personal ties among students and faculty. Academic programs, residential facilities, and co‐curricular activities are provided to meet the educational, cultural, social, and recreational needs of students. Alfred State's reputation for excellence attracts students and faculty from throughout New York, neighboring states, and several foreign countries. The College is located in Alfred, NY, a scenic village in Allegany County. It is 15 miles north of the Pennsylvania border, 70 miles south of Rochester, and 90 miles southeast of Buffalo. 

Pioneers Fall to Lazers

Posted Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 14:17

The Alfred State College lacrosse team fell behind early and never could recover as #1 Onondaga CC downed the Pioneers 28-7.  OCC finishes the regular season with a 11-0 mark while ASC is now 8-3 with two games remaining.

Josh Mateo (Waterloo) led Alfred State with three points (1 goal and two assists) while defensemen Mitch Mertel (Churchville) scored twice and Ryan Grogan (Waterloo) had a goal and an assist.  Tony Micelotta (Irondequoit), James Moss (Hilton), and Ben Rossignolo (Churchville) each scored once for the blue and gold.

Marshall Merritt (Marcellus) made 30 saves in net for Alfred State.

OCC jumped out to a 7-1 after a quarter and led 13-1 at halftime.  ASC was able to get the offense going in the 3rd by scoring five goals but never could get back in the game.

The #10 ranked Pioneers play their final home game of the season on Saturday when they host Jefferson CC.  Opening faceoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.

Softball Splits at Jamestown

Posted Date: Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 14:46

Alfred State College and Jamestown CC split a pair of games in a WNYAC doubleheader on Thursday.  ASC fell 3-0 in the opener but bounced back for a 2-1 win in game two.  The Lady Pioneers are now 12-15 overall on the season and 9-6 in Region III Division III play.

Amanda Theleman (Whitney Point) pitched well in the opener but the Lady Pioneer offense couldn't get anything going.  She tossed six solid inning allowing just two while striking out three.  Jessica Herbst (Naples) collected Alfred State's lone hit.

In the nightcap, ASC was held to two hits but was able to pull out the victory.  Theleman drove home a run on a single and Heather Gerace (Avon) drove in the winning run on a sacrifice hit.  Herbst allowed just one earned run in six innings of work to earn the victory.  She allowed six hits and struck out six.  Theleman came out of the pen and got the final three outs to earn the save.

Alfred State returns home this weekend for a pair of doubleheaders.  They square off with Erie CC at 1 p.m. on Saturday and versus Tompkins Cortland CC at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

Pioneers Sweep Broome

Posted Date: Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 14:51

The Alfred State College baseball team scored 33 runs in a doubleheader sweep of Broome CC on Thursday afternoon.  The Pioneers improve to 22-13 on the season with 17-5 and 16-11 victories.

Leading 3-0 early, Alfred State scored 12 runs in the 2nd inning to put the opener out of reach.  Adalberto Vargas (Norman Thomas) was 3 for 4 with 6 RBI including his team leading fifth homer of the season.  Ray Sova (West Genesee) was 2 for 2 with 3 RBI while Karl Komel (Ottawa, ONT) and Justin DiCarlo (Oakville, ONT) were each 2 for 2 with 2 RBI.  Mark Ciccotti (Horseheads) earned the win on the mound.

ASC fell behind 2-0 early in game two but scored 15 of the games next 16 runs to take control of the contest.  Brian Ervay (Elmira Southside) was 3 for 3 with 3 RBI while Kofmel continued his solid day with a 2 for 2, 4 RBI performance.  Jake Dale (Keshequa) connected on his second homer of the year and finished with 3 RBI while Ryan Barkley (Penn Yan) hit a three-run shot, his first collegiate homer, in the 4th inning.  Sova tossed four effective innings to earn the victory on the mound.

Alfred State closes out Region III Division II play on Saturday when they travel to Dwyer Stadium for a pivotal doubleheader with Genesee CC.  First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.

Gross Breaks School Record at Penn Relays

Posted Date: Friday, April 24, 2009 - 12:14

David Gross (Brockport) broke the Alfred State College outdoor track and field record in the shot put on Friday morning while competing at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, PA. 

Gross recorded a toss of 50'2.75" to break the previous Pioneer best toss of JR Houston (50'2").  His toss unfortunately did not qualify him for the final round.

Dan Reynolds (Wayland Cohocton) also participated in the Penn Relays in the pole vault but did not place.

The rest of the Pioneers travel to SUNY Geneseo on Saturday for the SUNY G Invitational.  Action is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.

Baseball swept at Genesee

Posted Date: Saturday, April 25, 2009 - 15:31

The Alfred State College baseball team struggles in the field led to a doubleheader sweep at Genesee CC, 12-2 and 4-3, on Saturday to close out the Region III Division II regular season for both teams.  ASC is now 22-15 (7-5 RIII DII).

In the opener, the Cougars scored seven unearned runs in the 5th to break open a 3-2 contest.  Adalberto Vargas (Norman Thomas) and Brian Ervay (Elmira Southside) each connected on RBI doubles for the offense.

In the nighcap, Kyle Binder (Hornell) was the tough luck loser on the mound.  He allowed no earned runs in six innings of work.  He allowed four hits while striking out three and walking one.  Jake Dale (Keshequa) was 1 for 2 with an RBI.  The offense was held to just two hits in the contest.

The blue and gold play a non-league doubleheader on Sunday versus Onondaga CC.  First pitch is slated for 1 p.m. at Pioneer Park.

Lady Pioneers Drop Pair of Heartbreakers

Posted Date: Sunday, April 26, 2009 - 05:12

The Alfred State College softball team saw leads in the 7th inning slip away in both halves of a WNYAC doubleheader with Erie CC.  The Lady Kats earned 8-7 (eight innings) and 6-4 victories.

In the opener, ECC jumped out to a 6-0 lead before the Lady Pioneers scored seven in the 5th to take the lead.  The Kats evened the game up with a run in the 7th and won the game with a run in the 8th.

Katie Marlowe (Franklin Academy) was 2 for 4 with a triple and 2 RBI while Katherine McCarthy (Orchard Park) was 2 for 3 with a double.  Amanda Theleman (Whitney Point) allowed just two earned runs while striking out eight on the mound.

In the nightcap, ASC led 4-1 heading into the 6th but Erie scored twice in the 6th and three times in the 7th to rally for the victory. 

Theleman was 3 for 3 in the game while McCarthy was 2 for 4 with 3 RBI.  Jessica Herbst (Naples) was the hard luck loser on the mound.  She allowed just one earned run in seven innings.  She walked five and struck out four.

Alfred State falls to 12-17 overall and 9-8 in Region III Division III play.  The Lady Pioneers host Tompkins Cortland CC on Sunday for another RIII DIII doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m.

Streater's Big Day Leads ASC Track

Posted Date: Sunday, April 26, 2009 - 05:14

Rod Streater (Burlington, NJ) had a huge day as the Alfred State College track and field team competed at SUNY Geneseo on Saturday afternoon.

Streater broke the Alfred State College record in the high jump with a leap of 2.05 m (6'8 ¾".  He breaks Shennan Hennrich's previous record of 6'6 ¼".  His leap earned him 2nd place in the competition.  Streater also won the 200 (21.91) and finished 3rd in the 100 (11.04).

David Gross (Brockport) was 2nd in the discus (43.02).  Lemanuel Hawkins (Iroquois) and Ken Maddox (Frederick Douglass) qualified for Nationals in both the 100 and 200.  Hawkins ran the 200 in 22.81 and the 100 in 11.30 while Maddox ran a 22.82 in the 200 and 11.25 in the 100.  Logan Drummer (Pioneer) qualified for regionals in the 1500 (4:19.84).

A busy week for track and field continues tomorrow as a trio of athletes (Shawna McNeil, Schuyler Duross, and Jarrod Glaser) compete at the Region III Decathlon/Heptathlon at Erie CC's Orchard Park Campus.