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Saturday Sports Wrap: Tennis collects first win; Softball loses second game in dramatic fashion

Catherine Johnson throws a pitch againsr Oswego State on her senior day. (Photo credit: Sam Cherubin via Flickr)

By Paul Cifonelli / Editor-in-Chief


Caroline Stewart, Sarah Mahar, Andrea Banke and Linda Coleman all won their respective singles and doubles matches to help Brockport to its first win of the season. Stewart and Mahar teamed up to win their first doubles match 8-2, while Banke and Coleman won second doubles 8-4.

The Golden Eagles got a sweep in three of their four singles matches. Mahar won second singles 7-5, 6-4, Coleman dominated third singles 6-2, 6-1 and Banke won third singles 6-2, 7-5. Stewart was the only victor to go all three sets, winning 4-6, 6-2, 6-1.


Catherine Johnson allowed just three hits and two walks in a complete game to lead Brockport. Johnson struck out seven in her seven innings and retired seven batters in a row from the fifth to the seventh inning. She moved her record to 4-2 this season.

Emily Willis-Nersinger cracked a grand slam in the second inning to break open the game. That shot scored Emma DeJesus, Madison Evarts and Cameryn Duggan. Molly Ryan also hit a solo home run in the first inning to open the scoring.

After a solo shot from Oswego, Evarts and DeJesus both drove in a run to extend the lead to 7-1. DeJesus added one more RBI in the fifth inning to round out the scoring for the game.

Brockport left the tying and winning runs on base in the bottom of the seventh inning as the Golden Eagles split their sixth consecutive doubleheader. Erynn Hogan drove in a run in the seventh inning, but Jenna Downey was thrown out at the plate for the second out. Amanda Blakely flew out to end the contest.

Oswego State took an early 4-0 lead thanks to a three-run first inning. Molly Ryan hit her second home run of the day for Brockport in the bottom of the second to cut the deficit to three. Emily Willis-Nersinger doubled in a run in the third to get the Golden Eagles even closer.

The Lakers extended their lead to 5-2 in the top of the fourth, but Brockport knotted it up in the bottom half. Cameryn Duggan hit an RBI single, then Annie Dipirro had a pinch-hit, two-run single.

Oswego State scored twice more in the top of the sixth inning to set up the dramatic last inning.

Three different runners won their respective events for Brockport. Devon Legrair won the 100m dash with a time of 11.36 seconds, Mike Panzarino topped the 110m hurdles, clocking in at 15.92 seconds and Olivier Kothor finished the 200m dash in 22.78 seconds.

Matthew Kilian, Kothor, Legrair and Egypt Page teamed up to win the 4x100m relay with a season-best time of 42.26 seconds. Derek Hutchings came in second in the 5K, Devin Kipp placed third in the 200m dash and Marius Sidlauskas and Humberto Wallace came in third and fourth, respectively, in the 800m race.

Art Jordan won both the discus and shot put with throws of 45.37 meters and 15.79 meters, respectively. Tony DeYoung came in second in the shot put, while Elijah Washington was fourth. Washington, Matthew Jackson and Matthew Faulise came in second, third and fourth in the hammer throw.

Page won the long jump with a leap of 7.28 meters. Taj Shaw came in third in the same event and came within 0.01 meters of his personal-best.

Alayna Fredenburg jumped into third place in Brockport history with a 52.46-meter toss in the hammer throw. It was the first time Fredenburg broke the 50-meter threshold in that event. She also won the javelin throw with a 38.75-meter performance.

Sarah Crockett won the shot put, throwing it 2.05 meters farther than Fredenburg, who came in second. Emma Kinnicutt and Olivia George came in third and fourth in the event, respectively.

Sarah Killip also set a personal record in the high jump with a tally of 1.60 meters. Chanyce Powell, Halle King and Mia Montgomery placed one, two and three in the long jump. Powell and King had season-best jumps at 5.42 meters and 5.40, respectively. Montgomery set a personal record with a 5.11 meter leap. Powell and Montgomery also were the top two jumpers in the triple jump.

Sarah Levine, Rhea Winter, Sabrina Donoghue and Brianna Lawless combined for a season-best time in the 4x100m relay, clocking in at 50.64 seconds. Levine also won the 100m dash, finishing in 13.16 seconds. Lawless placed third in both the 100m and 200m dashes. Kelsie Naldrett came in second in the 100m hurdles, Winter was second in the 400m dash, Rose Pittman finished second in the 800m race, Veronica Dailey was second in the 3,000m steeplechase and Syd Sterger placed second in the 5K.

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