April 2011

Spring Career Fair

Posted Date: Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 10:43

Recruiters from Anheuser-Busch (including one ASC alumna) attended a recent Career Fair on the Alfred State campus.  Ed Mort, an industrial engineer for the company, and Sheila Boyle, Human Resources director (ASC class of 1985), came to “scope out” a new batch of potential hires from students enrolled in the engineering technologies areas as well as the skilled trades area. However, not only did they attend the Career Fair, but volunteered their time the night before to assist students in preparing for the Fair and their upcoming careers.(27 other companies attended as well.) The recruiters interviewed several ASC students the following day on campus and followed up with them for interviews and company tours at their Baldwinsville location. “The Anheuser-Busch reps loved our students,” notes Maureen Sibble, career development associate.

Baseball Sweeps Past Corning

Posted Date: Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 16:38

Playing for the first time in three weeks, the Alfred State College baseball team opened up Region III Division III play by sweeping Corning CC, 7-4 and 13-0, at Tuller Field.  The Pioneers, winners of six in a row, are now 6-3.

Andrew Alexander (LeRoy), Anthony Espe (Union Endicott) and JP Frey (Erie, PA/McDowell) all were 2 for 3 to pace the offense.  Alexander also drove in two.  Tyler Mann (Holland Patent) earned the win with a complete game six hitter.  He allowed three earned runs while striking out five and walking two.

Kevan Smith (Cicero North Syracuse) was 3 for 4 with 5 RBI in the nightcap as the Pioneers cruised to victory.  Smith hit a key three-run homer.  Frey was 3 for 3 with a RBI while Mann, Travis Fenstermaker (LeRoy), and Daniel Sill (Lansing) were each 2 for 3.  Garrett Hoag (Dansville) allowed four hits in five innings to earn the shutout win.  He also struck out seven and walked two.

The Pioneers begin a four-game set with Jamestown CC on Saturday with a 1 p.m. doubleheader.

Baseball Series with Jamestown Moved to Bolivar

Posted Date: Friday, April 8, 2011 - 06:05

The Alfred State College baseball teams four-game series versus Jamestown CC has been moved to Bolivar Richburg High School this weekend.  On Saturday and Sunday first pitches of each doubleheader will be thrown at 1 p.m.

Bolivar Richburg High School is located at 100 School St. in Bolivar, NY 14715.

Alfred State Ready to Host Track National Championships

Posted Date: Friday, April 8, 2011 - 11:00

Beginning Wednesday, May 4, athletes representing 25 NJCAA institutions will travel to Alfred State College to participate in the 2011 Outdoor Track & Field Championships. The event will feature nearly 250 participants vying for both individual and team honors.

This is the sixth national championship hosted by Alfred State since 1994 (Cross Country in '94, '95, '06, softball in '06, and outdoor track & field in ‘09). ASC will host the 2012 NJCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field National Championships as well.

Athletic Director Kathy Feldman is looking forward to hosting this event. “Alfred State College is honored to host the NJCAA Division III Track & Field Championship. Some of the top NJCAA athletes from around the country will be competing and it will be exciting to watch them. Pioneer Stadium was built to allow our school to host events like this. These athletes have a chance to compete in one of the finest track & field complexes in the country.”

After a practice day on Wednesday, the action begins at 9 a.m. on Thursday morning, May 5, and will run all the way until 4 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, May 7. In between, 44 national championships will be won and two teams will earn the title of top programs in the country.

Admission is $5 a day for adults, $3 for senior citizens, $1 for visiting students, and anyone under 12 is free.

Follow the action of the 2011 NJCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

Lady Pioneers Sweep Past Elmira JV

Posted Date: Friday, April 8, 2011 - 21:22

The Alfred State College softball team swept past Elmira JV, 10-2 and 11-2, in a Friday evening doubleheader.  The Lady Pioneers, 4-0 up North, improve to 5-7 overall on the season.

Amber Harding (Fillmore) led the blue & gold's 17 hit attack in game one with a 4 for 4, 1 RBI day while Stephanie White (Wantagh) was 3 for 3 with a RBI.  Kate Bailey (West Valley) was 3 for 4 while Angie Depew (Wellsville) collected a double and a triple in four at bats.  Tara Scholla (Genesee Valley) and Danielle Hill (Addison) also finished 2 for 4.  Natalie Sylvester (Perry) earned the victory on the mound.

In the nightcap, the Lady Pioneers blasted three homers in the victory.  Depew was 2 for 3 with a two-run homer, Bailey was 2 for 4 with a solo homer, and Sylvester was 1 for 3 with a two-run shot.  White continued her hot hitting with a 2 for 3, 2 RBI day while Hill was 2 for 4 with a RBI.  Pam Rupp (Cattaraugus Little Valley) earned the win on the mound.

The Lady Pioneers play their first home game of the season on Sunday when they host #5 Herkimer CCC.  First pitch is slated for 1 p.m.

Pioneers Fall at Mercyhurst North East

Posted Date: Saturday, April 9, 2011 - 14:07

Mercyhurst North East outshot Alfred State 63-12 in a 30-7 victory on Saturday afternoon.   The Saints outscored ASC 11-1 in the 2nd and 10-1 in the 3rd.

Mike Hart (Ajax, ONT) led the Pioneers with 3 goals and an assist while Kyle Davis (Cortland/Homer) and Chance Lowry (Waterloo) both chipped in two goals and an assist.  Keith Maloney (Brewster) added an assist.  In net, Brad Stowell (Marcellus) made 25 saves.

The blue & gold (0-7) return to action on Tuesday afternoon when they travel to Monroe CC for a 4 p.m. contest.

Pioneers Split with Jayhawks

Posted Date: Saturday, April 9, 2011 - 14:14

The Alfred State College split a Region III Division III doubleheader versus Jamestown CC on Saturday dropping the opener 7-1 and winning the nightcap 5-1.  The Pioneers are now 7-4, 3-1 Region III Division III on the season.

In the opener, JCC jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first two innings benefitting from Pioneer walks, hit by pitches, and two costly errors.  Mitch Kippolla (Ithaca) tossed all seven innings after settling down after the first two innings.   He allowed seven hits and five earned runs while walking three and striking out four.   Andrew Alexander (LeRoy) was 2 for 3, Anthony Espe (Union Endicott) was 2 for 4, and Garrett Hoag (Dansville) drove in the lone run.

Ruben Mizarahi (Weston, FL) tossed a complete game two-hitter.  He allowed one earned run while walking three and striking out three.

The Pioneers got all the runs they needed in the first on a two-run single by Kevan Smith (Cicero North Syracuse).   JP Frey (Erie, PA) led the way with a 3 for 4, 2 RBI day while Dennis Dueno (Brooklyn/Bishop Ford) was 2 for 3 with two runs scored.

The Pioneers and Jayhawks continue their four-game series on Sunday with a 1 p.m. doubleheader to be played again on the turf at Bolivar Richburg High School.

Women 7th, Men 9th at U of R Track Meet

Posted Date: Saturday, April 9, 2011 - 17:40

The Alfred State College women's track and field team finished 7th out of 15 teams at the University of Rochester Invitational while the men were 9th.  The Pioneers were able to register 10 more NJCAA National Championship performances.

The women's 4 x 400 relay team of Pam Breedlove (Rochester/East), Briana Dorsey (Rochester/School of the Arts), Tara Murphy (Rochester/Wilson), and Shatara Noble (Rochester/Marshall) broke the school record in winning the race in 4:06.27.

Dorsey won the 200 m dash (26.48) while Murphy won the 800 m (2:20.90).  The 4x100 relay team also won with a time of 50.90 (Breedlove, Dorsey, Noble and Shea McKee).  Breedlove qualified for nationals in the 100 (13.33), Holli Pierce (Livonia) qualified in the triple jump (10.11 m) and the long jump (4.66 m), and Shea McKee (Canisteo Greenwood) qualified in the long jump (4.55 m).

On the men's side, Alex Hewlett (Wellsville) qualified for nationals in the javelin with a 4th place toss of 44.31 m.  Andy Jones (Milford) was 5th in the hammer (46.05 m) while Rawle Crawford (Mt. Vernon) was 4th in the 400 (50.58) and 5th in the 200 (22.57) to qualify.  David Miller (Elmira Southside) was 4th in the pole vault (4.10 m) and qualified for nationals in the 400 hurdles with a 5th place finish (56.93).  Richard McCall (Spotswood, NJ) was 5th in the javelin (44.01 m) to qualify while Tyler Petit (Mexico) ran the steeplechase in 10:35.35, and Alex Farrell (N. Tonawanda) ran the 800 in 2:04.47 to qualify.

The women scored 48 points on the day while the men scored 43.

The team returns to action next Sunday at the SUNY Brockport Invitational.

#5 Herkimer Sweeps Lady Pioneers

Posted Date: Sunday, April 10, 2011 - 15:24

The #5 ranked Herkimer CCC softball team swept a pair of Region III Division III contests as Alfred State opened up the home portion of their schedule.  The Generals earned 1-0 and 6-1 victories.

In the opener, Natalie Sylvester (Perry) and Krista Oakes locked up in a pitcher's duel.  Sylvester allowed an unearned run in the 6th inning while Oakes held the Pioneers to just three hits and struck out ten.  Sylvester allowed just four hits and struck out four on the day.  Amber Harding (Fillmore) collected two singles in three at-bats for the Lady Pioneers.

ASC got on board in the 1st inning of the nightcap without a hit but HCCC answered with a single run in the 2nd and 4th to gain the lead and then added to their lead with three in the 5th and another in the 7th.  Angela Depew (Wellsville) drove in the lone run with a RBI groundout.  Mollee Putnam tossed a seven-inning no-hitter for the Generals to earn the win.  She struck out four and allowed just three base runners.

The blue & gold (5-9, 2-4 Region III Division III) hit the road on Tuesday for a 2 p.m. doubleheader at Niagara CCC. 

ASC and Jamestown Split

Posted Date: Sunday, April 10, 2011 - 15:27

For the second day in a row, Alfred State and Jamestown CC split a Region III Division III twinbill at Bolivar Richburg High School.  The Pioneers won the opener 14-12 but JCC rallied for a 5-3 victory in game two.

The Pioneers (8-5, 4-2 RIII DIII) won a wild opener jumping to a 13-3 lead and held off a late-inning Jayhawk charge stranding the tying run on first as the game ended.  The Pioneers scored three in the 1st, one in the 2nd, two in the 3rd, and exploded for seven in the 4th.  JCC used a five-run 5th inning to get back in the game, added two in the 6th, and crept closer with a single run in the 7th.

Kevan Smith (Cicero North Syracuse) led seven Pioneers with two hits with a 2 for 4, 3 RBI game.  Dennis Dueno (Brooklyn/Bishop Ford) was 2 for 3 with 2 RBI, JP Frey (Erie, PA/Millcreek) was 2 for 4 with 2 RBI, and Andrew Alexander (LeRoy) and Tyler Mann (Holland Patent) were each 2 for 3 with a RBI.  Anthony Espe (Union Endicott) was 2 for 5.

John Whitehead (Amherst) earned the win with 4.2 innings of work.  Alexander recorded the final five outs to earn the save.

ASC raced out to a 3-0 lead in the game two scoring one in the 1st and two in the 2nd but Jamestown scored one in the 3rd and took the lead with three in the 4th.  They added an insurance run in the 6th and held off any Pioneer rally.

Mann was the lone Pioneer with multiple hits finishing 2 for 3.  Steven Butler (Middletown) allowed nine hits and four earned runs in six innings of work in his first collegiate start.

The Pioneers travel to Erie CC on Tuesday for a 2 p.m. first pitch with the Kats.