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The Top Spot:
Port Chester beat Croton-Harmon at home yesterday 14-2 as freshman Cassie Lagana continues to do well on both sides of the ball. Lagana pitched another complete game and struck out eight in the victory and went 4-5 with three runs and two RBI from the plate.
Caira Murray and Lily Nowotnik each had three hits as Murray knocked in three runs and Norotnik brought in four.
The Rams will host Harrison tonight at 4:30 p.m.
In baseball, Valhalla heads to Port Chester at 4:30 p.m.
In softball, Harrison heads to Port Chester at 4:30 p.m.
Port Chester Youth Baseball League opens its season for regular play this weekend. Games at all are played at Lyon Park and the King Street School field.
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College Sports Notebook:
Spartans on the run
The St. Thomas Aquinas College men’s and women’s track and field teams, coming off a strong showing at the two-day CTC Championships at Desales University in Lehigh County, PA, return to the Keystone State to compete at the Penn Relays, scheduled Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Franklin Field in Philadelphia.
The prestigious meet is a prelude to the Spartans’ final competition of the season at the ECC-CACC Team Challenge, hosted by Georgian Court University in Lakewood, NJ, on May 4.
Mike Galonski of Newton, NJ, was second in the 10,000-meter run while Mike Abelard of Spring Valley was a double winner in the 100 and 200 at the CTC Championships, edging teammate George Erazo of North Babylon in both events. Erazo, however, bounced back to win the 400.
Other runners-up finishes were turned in by Garvency Nicolas of Brooklyn in the 800, and Joe Chegwidden of Hamburg, NJ, in the 3,000-meter steeplechase; and the 4x100 relay team of Frankie Colon of Suffern, Abelard, Erazo, and Rich Ricca of Pearl River, and the 4x400 team of Colon, Erazo, Abelard and Russell Ross of Bainbridge.
Keeley Bateman of Pearl River led the women’s team with a second-place showing in the 800, while Catherine Sandkuhl of North Babylon was third in the event.
Bateman also sparked the 4x400 relay team to victory, along with Sandkuhl, Ashley Stokkeland of Warwick and Chelsea Klinger of Owego.
Roemer, Lombardi Power Pace
Chris Roemer of Ardsley raised his average to .307 with a double, and Joe Lombardi of Briarcliff belted an RBI triple as the Pace University baseball team raised its record to an impressive 13-8 in the Northeast-10 with a 5-3 win over visiting Assumption College.
Roemer is second in batting for the Setters, and second in RBI with 22.
Junior Eddie Byrne of Yonkers tossed a scoreless inning in relief to improve to 4-3 after Brandon Martineson of Warwick blasted a two-run homer in the last of the ninth inning.
The Setters, who are in first place in the NE-10 Southwest Division with an 11-2 mark, defeated the University of New Haven in a division game at home, 3-2, to raise their mark to 23-16 overall. The rematch is scheduled today at 3:30 p.m. in New Haven, CT.
- Midfielder Margaret Sharp of Suffern is second in points with 39 on the women’s lacrosse team at St. Thomas Aquinas College. Sharp has 35 goals for the Spartans, who visit Queens College on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. Stephanie Brown of Stony Point has 12 points on seven goals and five assists while Johannan Mitchell of Pearl River has four goals and seven assists. Kimberly Cunningham of Mahopac has played 11 games on defense, and defender Becky Torres of Nanuet has three goals and an assist. Samantha Lowney of Valley College has five goals and four assists, and Kelly Moresi of Suffern has made 10 starts at midfield.
- The Manhattan College softball team dropped a doubleheader to visiting Iona College, the two-time defending Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MACC) champion. The Jaspers (6-29, 1-7 MAAC) were able to muster just four hits in the two games, as the Gaels (25-20, 7-3 MAAC) posted 7-0 and 3-1 wins at Gaelic Park in Riverdale. Iona pitcher Sarah Jackson, the MAAC preseason player of the year, no-hit the Jaspers through six innings in the first game before Amanda Babcock of Haverstraw ripped a clean single to right leading off the bottom of the seventh. Jackson (12-9) allowed just two base runners, Babcock’s single and a walk to Jen Keller of Woodridge, NJ, in the second inning.
- Iona College freshman Damika Martinez was named the 2011-12 All-Met Division one Rookie of the Year by the Met Basketball Writers Association.
Weekly Sports Poll:
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