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TC3 Softball Bounces Back with Sweep of Fulton-Montgomery
 April 23, 2013

DRYDEN, N.Y. – The Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team picked up a much-needed doubleheader sweep Tuesday, beating Fulton-Montgomery Community College 15-0 and 14-5. The wins improve TC3 to 7-7 in Region III play and 8-17 overall. Fulton-Montgomery is winless in 12 outings.

A day after getting battered by Herkimer, the Panthers went on the offensive Tuesday. In game one, TC3 scored six runs in the first inning and five in the second and never looked back. Six different Panthers finished the game with multiple hits, led by Taylor Policay (Lansing H.S./Lansing) going 3-for-4 with a home run and five RBI. Macey Morse (Fabius-Pompey H.S./Fabius) also went 3-for-4, ripping two doubles and driving in two. Katie Huston (Chenango Valley H.S./Binghamton), Casey Morey (Owego Free Academy/Owego), Seneca Baldwin (Oneonta H.S./Oneonta), and Molly Hitchcock (Elmira Free Academy/Elmira) each had two hits and 

Ashley Boda (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) had a home run for the Panthers. Sara Ford (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) earned the win in the circle, striking out seven and allowing four hits in five innings.

Fulton-Montgomery got off to a better start in game two, scoring three runs on three hits, a walk, and an error in the first. Angela Everhart (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) brought the Panthers within one in the bottom of the inning, doubling in Hitchcock and Baldwin to make it 3-2. The visitors got both runs back in the second to lead 5-2, but TC3 took advantage of two F-M errors in the bottom of the inning to pull within 5-3. In the third inning, TC3 pitcher Kayla Green (Lansing H.S./Lansing) set the Raiders down in order, striking out two and inducing a pop-up, turning the momentum back in the home team’s favor.

In the bottom of the third, TC3 managed seven runs unearned runs on four hits and four errors. The fourth saw another two unearned runs, making 12-5 heading into the fifth. A scoreless top of the frame gave the Panthers the chance to end the game with the mercy-rule in the bottom. After a single by Baldwin, Policay ended the game with her second homer of the day, a two-run shot that made the final 14-5.

Baldwin and Huston each went 3-for-4 with two RBI. Everhart went 2-for-2 with three RBI and Boda finished game two 2-for-3 with two RBI. Green made her first collegiate verdict a win, striking out four while allowing seven hits and four earned runs over five innings.

TC3 hosts Jefferson Community College Thursday.

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