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COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Softball standouts Conte, Simone honored

Ron Moshier
Sentinel Sports columnist
Posted 3/17/23

Catch up with athletes from around the Mohawk Valley in the latest College Notebook.

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COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Softball standouts Conte, Simone honored


Utica University’s Jordyn Conte (Newport/West Canada Valley) and Cazenovia College’s Olivia Simone (Whitesboro) earned weekly softball honors on Monday.

Conte was named the Empire 8 Conference Pitcher of the Week after the senior opened Utica’s season by shutting out Maine-Presque Isle 8-0 in the Fast-Pitch Dreams Classic in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Conte allowed four hits, walked one and struck out seven in five innings.

Simone was named Cazenovia’s Female Athlete of the Week after the junior outfielder and catcher batted .500 and hit safely in six of eight games during the Wildcats’ spring trip to North Myrtle Beach, S.C. Simone went 3 for 3 with an RBI double in a 10-2 win over Hilbert College, and she and teammate Madison Cieslak (Whitesboro) each had two hits and two RBIs in an 8-7 loss to Penn State-Fayette. Behind the plate, Simone also threw out two base runners attempting to steal.

SUNY Poly also opened its softball season in North Myrtle Beach and senior pitcher Trinity Critelli (Frankfort/Frankfort-Schuyler) threw a three-hitter in a 2-1 win over Mount St. Vincent. She allowed an unearned run on three singles and struck out 13. Mount St. Vincent’s last hit was a leadoff single in the fourth inning, when Critelli left the bases loaded with a strikeout. The Wildcats managed only two hits, but Critelli led off the fifth inning with a triple and scored the game-winning run on a one-out double by Gabriella Ellixson (Whitesboro/Notre Dame).

The next day, Critelli struck out six in four innings, reliever Caitlin Reilly (Whitesboro) fanned two more in a hitless fifth, and Kimberly Birmingham (Camden) was 2 for 2 with a home run and four RBIs as SUNY Poly beat Franciscan University 13-2. Aeron Hamm (Oriskany) was 3 for 3 with two doubles and two RBIs for the Wildcats.

Brawdy powers Ithaca baseball to victory

Leadoff man Riley Brawdy (Rome/RFA) went 3 for 5 with three RBIs, finishing a single away from hitting for the cycle while powering the Ithaca College baseball team to an 11-9 win over Western New England College during the 21st-ranked Bombers’ spring trip to Florida.

A triple was Brawdy’s first hit. He later slugged a two-run homer in the sixth inning, his second of the season, and added an RBI double in the eighth. He also had two hits in Ithaca’s 4-1 loss to St. Joseph’s College of Long Island.

East Tennessee State University newcomer Ryan Enos (Oriskany), a graduate student transfer from SUNY Oswego, made his sixth start of the season last Friday. In his NCAA Division I baseball debut, Enos started at third base and had two doubles, three RBIs and scored three times in a 15-2 win over Toledo.

Utica University’s Dom Fasolo (Whitesboro) had his third straight three-hit game Tuesday, going 3 for 3 in a 7-3 victory over Ohio Northern. Fasolo also had three hits and three RBIs in a 22-8 win over SUNY Fredonia and he went 3 for 3 in Monday’s 5-3 win over Maine-Presque Isle in Florida. Teammate John Longeretta (Oriskany) had two hits and two RBIs in the win over Ohio Northern and Jack Bono (Frankfort/Frankfort-Schuyler) had two RBIs against Maine-Presque Isle.

Le Moyne College’s Zach Brush (New York Mills) had three hits in a 6-5 win over Felician University and teammate Dewey Roden (Sherrill/VVS) had a two-run single in a 5-3 win over Felician.

Mohawk Valley Community College’s Joe DiMasse (Utica/Thomas R. Proctor) had two hits and three RBIs and Colton Davis (Oriskany) had two hits and two RBIs in an 11-5 win over Westmoreland County Community College. DiMasse then went 3 for 3 with an RBI in a 7-3 loss to Sussex County Community College.

Millington helps Clarkson lacrosse start 5-0

Clarkson University’s Hailey Millington (Rome/RFA) scored two of her four goals in the fourth quarter and her women’s lacrosse team improved to 5-0 with Monday’s 18-15 victory over Western New England. Millington also had a goal and two assists in last weekend’s 15-3 win over SUNY Plattsburgh.

Utica University’s Grace Stuhlman (Whitesboro) scored a career-high five goals and had an assist, Samantha DeCondo (Whitesboro) added two goals and one assist, and Alexis Alteri (Clinton) also scored in the Pioneers’ 17-8 win over Mount St. Vincent.

SUNY Oswego’s Madison Davis (Whitesboro) had four goals and three assists in a 21-4 win over SUNY Morrisville. Aria Treadway (Rome/RFA) scored twice for the Mustangs, and she also had a goal in Morrisville’s 21-10 loss to SUNY Maritime.

Medaille University’s Katelynn Deveans (Clinton) scored five goals in a 14-8 win over Buffalo State.

Bushey helps Brockport gymnastics three-peat

Junior Taylor Bushey (Marcy/Whitesboro) placed second on the uneven parallel bars with a score of 9.675 to help her SUNY Brockport women’s gymnastics team capture a third consecutive National Collegiate Gymnastics Association East Region Championship.

Bushey helped the Golden Eagles go 15-3 in regular-season dual meets. Brockport’s regional title is its fifth in the last six years.

Crockett records two top-20 NCAA finishes

SUNY Brockport thrower Sarah Crockett (Rome/RFA) placed 18th in the country in both the shot put and the weight throw during last weekend’s NCAA Division III Women’s Indoor Track & Field Championships in Alabama.

Crockett’s best shot put measured 42 feet, 8 inches and her 18th-place weight throw was 53 feet, 5 ¼ inches.

Utica University’s Mackenzie Mix (Camden) was 16th in the 400-meter dash prelims in 58.18 seconds.

Maycock scores twice in SUNY Poly win

SUNY Poly’s Andrew Maycock (Deerfield/Whitesboro) had two goals and an assist to help his men’s lacrosse team beat Medaille University 15-4. Jared Harter (Holland Patent) added a goal and an assist and Ryan Sparacino (Deerfield/Whitesboro) also scored for the Wildcats.

Russell Sage College’s Kollin Matthews (Whitesboro) had three goals and an assist in a 20-12 loss to Gordon College.


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