2013 College Post Season
Battery Lightning Alumn and John Carroll University Junior- Lia Locey and her teammates (including Battery Lightning Alumn- Trish Pike) are off to the D-3 NCAA Tournament for the second year in a row and second time in school history! Locey earned 2nd Team All Ohio Athletic Conference honors hitting .295 on the season while starting at 3B for the Streaks and was also named to the National College Athlete Honor Society- Chi Alpha Sigma for student athletes with an overall GPA of 3.4 and higher.
Battery Lightning Alumn and Niagara University Sophomore- Des Maldonado and her teammates are headed to the MAAC Tournament! Des is recovering from a late season knee injury and has been a big part of the Purple Eagles second half run that saw them win 11 of their last 15 games.
Battery Lightning Alumn and University of Rochester Junior- Nina Korn continues to re-write the U of R Softball and Liberty League record books. In 2013 Korn batted .352 with 13 Doubles, 13 Home Runs and 41 RBI's earning her Liberty League Player of the Year. Her Freshman year she hit .461 with with 17 Doubles and 4 Home Runs followed by her Sophomore year where she hit .366 with 10 Doubles and 9 Home Runs.
Battery Lightning Alumn and Syracuse University Freshman - Riley Johnson goes 3-6 in the team's final regular season series vs Providence starting in LF and the team earns their way in to the Big East Tournament. Way to go Riley!!!
Battery Lightning Alumn and RIT Junior - Kelsey McManus earned Liberty League 2nd Team All Conference. Kelsey hit .347 with 7 Doubles, 5 Triples and 2 Home Runs. Well Done Kelsey!!!
Battery Lightning Alumn and Nazareth Freshman- Carly Pike earned 1st Team Empire 8 Conference. Carly was a "do it all" player for the Golden Flyers playing 1B, 3B and Pitcher. Carly hit .308 with 2 HR's and 18 RBI's on the season. Congrats Carly!!!
A couple of familiar faces showing up on Big East teams websites as Theresa Clancy (Pittsburgh) and Riley Johnson (Syracuse) pose for various pictures heading into the 2013 season. Freshman year is always the toughest and we wish both "T" and "Ri" good luck.
Nice little article on Riley in "The Daily Orange"
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This is what it is all about. We might not tell you how great you are and we will definitely challenge you and test your mental and physical strength in your time with us. Our job is to prepare you for college softball and your job is to work hard. Below is an e-mail from Theresa Clancy '12 Battery Lightning alumn and University of Pittsburgh - Freshman.
Hey Coach Cooley!
> Hope everything is going well with practices and getting the team going!
> Take it easy on those kids, and let Tobin translate for you!
> I just wanted to say thanks for teaching me so much about catching and
> especially blocking. One of our first practices here we did a basic
> blocking drill and I was so comfortable and did well because of it. Then,
> yesterday, we played a short game (basically everyone was bunting) and the
> team was complimenting my blocking and quickness behind the plate. I'm
> not saying this to brag or anything like that, but I couldn't help but
> think of you and all the time you spent working with me. Without you, I
> would not be here and definitely wouldn't be comfortable with drills and
> working hard. So I just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU!!
> Good luck with this season and when I'm home for Christmas I'd love to
> visit a practice or two!
> Thanks again,
> Theresa :)
Our Lady of Mercy
Senior Day at Binghamton!!!
Katie, Riley, Theresa, Leah and Bre were honored on Saturday at our last event for the Gold team in the Summer of 2012. Not a dry eye in the dugout after the games as the Seniors said "good bye" and now make their way to College.
You will be missed!
With Love: Coaches Cooley, Johnson & Locey
#04 Katie Brennan- 2012 Pittsford Mendon- Geneseo
#14 Theresa Clancy- 2012 Mercy- University of Pittsburgh
#01 Alissa Dixon- 2012 Webster Schroeder- RIT
#22 Riley Johnson- 2012 Greece Athena- Syracuse
#13 Breanna Francis- 2012 Webster Thomas- Central Missouri
#24 Leah Saavedra- 2012 Wayne- Cortland State
#2 Desarae Maldonado- 2011 West Irondequoit- Niagara University
#13 Brooke Keller- 2011 Newark- MCC
Best of Luck Class of 2010!!!
#23 Liana Casciani- 2010 Pittsford Sutherland- ITHACA
*Career over due to injuries- Best of luck in school and we love you Liana!
#11 Megan Coffey- 2010 Greece Odyssey- CORTLAND
#05 Alyssa Davis- 2010 Holley- MCC
#04 Megan Kane- 2010 Nazareth Academy- MCC
#12 Nina Korn- 2010 Greece Athena- U of R
#06 Lia Locey- 2010 Bishop Kearney- John Carroll
#31 Kelsey Mcmanus- 2010 Pittsford Mendon- RIT
#22 Trish Pike- 2010 Batavia Notre Dame- John Carroll
#03 Ali Taylor- 2010 Pittsford Mendon- St John Fisher
*** = Playing in college
UR's Korn knocks in seven runs
Nina Korn (Greece Athena) finished with a team-high seven RBI and four hits to lead the University of Rochester to a 9-2, 13-2 sweep of RIT Saturday in Liberty League softball.
In game 1, Korn connected on a grand slam in the five-run fifth inning and added a two-run double in the sixth to finish 3-for-4 with six RBI. Katie McLean was 3-for-5 with two runs scored and Meghan Hennessy was 2-for-5 with two runs scored.
Kelsey McManus (Pittsford Mendon) was 1-for-3 with a home run in the bottom of the second inning for RIT (7-10, 0-1).
MCC 3-4, Lakeland (Oh)
0-3 (10): In game 1, Nicole Clements was 2-for-3 with three RBI and pitched a complete game six-hitter with 10 strikeouts and Megan Kane (Nazareth) recorded a two-out single to drive in Clements for the win for MCC.
John Carroll sweeps Wilmington Friday
It was well worth the 426 mile round trip excursion down south to Wilmington as the Blue Streaks softball team won their third and fourth games in a row in a Friday doubleheader against the Quakers. The victories also marked their first two wins in Ohio Athletic Conference play as the Blue Streaks took game one 4-1, and game two 4-2.
In game one senior pitcher Brittany Danilov
improved to 10-5 on the season following a complete game performance. En route to her tenth win of the season, Danilov fanned 11 Quakers and only allowed one run in the Blue Streaks' 4-1 victory.
The Blue Streaks crossed home plate for the first time in the fifth frame courtesy of a two out base hit by sophomore shortstop Samantha Becker
that allowed sophomore outfielder Colleen Brady
Then in the ensuing inning, the Blue & Gold struck for three runs as senior outfielder Michelle Murphy
drove in senior third-baseman Erin Riccardi
, who led off the frame with a double down the left-field line. Sophomore Nicole Fluharty
, who was brought in as a pinch hitter in the inning, singled through the right side to drive in Heather Hurley
for the Blue Streaks' second run in the inning. Then, the three run offensive attack culminated with a Lia Locey
bunt single that drove in Murphy making it a 4-0 John Carroll lead.
Danilov would allow one run in the seventh inning following a two out Kerri Cunagin single that scored Stacy Lunsford. Danilov would allow only six hits in the entire ballgame.
With the victory, the Blue Streaks improved to 16-9 overall, 1-4 OAC. Wilmington fell to 11-14 overall, 2-3 OAC.
Box Scores: Game 1
/ Game 2
In game two, the Quakers pounded out 11 hits off sophomore starting pitcher Trisha Pike
but only had two runs to show for. The Blue Streaks had seven hits in the ballgame which led to two runs being scored in the first inning along with one in the third and fifth innings.
In the first inning, Riccardi ripped a one out double to left field that scored Mackenzie Griffin
who reached base via a walk. Two batters later Riccardi scored on a Michelle Murphy
two-out RBI single which made it 2-0 Blue Streaks.
Wilmington responded with one in the bottom of the first frame, to just have the Blue Streaks come right back in the third with Samantha Becker
's leadoff homerun that made it 3-1 Blue Streaks. Becker's homerun was her third in 2012.
After allowing a run in the bottom of the third to the Quakers and being held scoreless in the fourth, John Carroll came right back in the fifth inning with a run of insurance thanks to a two out RBI double by Riccardi that scored Lia Locey
making it 4-2 Blue & Gold. Brittany Danilov
shut the door for the final 1.1 innings picking up her third save of the season while not allowing a single hit to Wilmington hitters. Trisha Pike
went 5.2 innings for the Blue Streaks and picked up her seventh win in 2012.
The 4-2 win in game two propels the Blue Streaks to a 17-9 overall record, 2-4 in the OAC.
The Wilmington loss drops them to 11-15 overall, 2-4 OAC.
After snapping their seven game losing streak against Hiram on April 4, the Blue Streaks find themselves on a four game winning streak. They will bring that four-game winning streak home to University Heights on Wednesday April 11 when they host the University of Mount Union in an OAC doubleheader beginning at 3:30 pm at Bracken Field.
Right Button Pushed This Time As Blue Streak Softball Hops Back On To Winning Track
After being held without a hit in the first two innings, JCU exploded for five tallies in the third. Lia Locey got the ball rolling with a lead-off double. After an error, Samantha Becker jumped on the first pitch she saw in her second at bat and doubled home Locey.Ahead 2-0 but with two outs, John Carroll's potential big inning appeared to be on the ropes. But up stepped Hurley to begin her monster afternoon, as she deposited a 3-1 pitch over the centerfield fence. It was her first round tripper of the 2012 season.JCU added another run in the frame on an Olivia Mathews RBI double to take a 5-0 lead.From there, JCU would close out the game witha four-run fourth, highlighted by a bases loaded three-run double by Hurley.With the eight run rule in effect, freshman Rachel Byrnes came on to get the final three outs to seal the game in the top of the fifth.Hiram led for a majority of the nightcap, with John Carroll's only runs coming off solo homers by Michelle Murphy and Samantha Becker. But the 3-2 deficit that the Blue Streaks faced in the bottom of the sixth would be erased in emphatic fashion. A combination of clutch JCU hits and shoddy Terrier defense led to an onsluaght that left no doubt about the outcome.After Hurley led off to with a walk, Murphy came up with a single to put two on with none out. Mathews then hit a shot to the shortstop that went through the legs and allowed Hurley to score the tying run.
The winning run came across when Hiram failed to field a sacrifice bunt by Locey, allowing Murphy to cross the plate unimpeded.
The floodgates were open, and John Carroll charged through. Capping the rally was a two-run home run by Hurley, who capitalized when two consecutive Hiram errors extended the inning.
Hurley, who began the day with six RBI this season, finished with seven runs driven in for the day.
Trish Pike was the winning pitcher, improving to 6-3.
John Carroll is now 15-9 on the season, snapping what had grown to be a seven-game losing streak. Hiram fell to 9-11 with the losses.
Way To Go Kelsey!!!
McManus set a RIT single-game record with three doubles in a wild 9-8 win over Medaille on Wednesday. She was 3-for-4 with two RBI's and two runs scored and also hit a walk-off sacrifice fly. In game one, McManus hit a solo home run in the bottom of the sixth inning that tied the game at 2. RIT would score three more in the inning and win 5-2. McManus is hitting .344 this season with five doubles, two homers, and seven RBI's. She is also slugging a team-best .688.
Way to go Des!
MAAC Rookie of the Week in her college softball debut!!!
Battery Lightning alumn take John Carroll Softball to it's best start ever (9-1)!
Keep up the good work Trish & Lia!!
Battery Lightning Alumn- Nina Korn continue her tear at the University of Rochester!
*Sophomore first baseman Nina Korn has been named the Liberty League Player of the Week for games through March 11. In two games in Florida, Korn was a combined 5-for-8 with one RBI and two runs scored. She was 2-4, including a triple, in a 4-2 loss to Fredonia, then 3-4 with a double, one RBI, and the two runs scored in a 9-1 win over Manhattanville.
*Nina Korn was 2-4, scored two runs, and hit a two-run home run, her first of the spring. She also had a double
At UR 2011: Had an outstanding freshman year, which culminated in her being named Liberty League Rookie of the Year, 1st Team All-Liberty League, 1st Team All-UAA and NFCA 1st Team All-Northeast Region...Started 32 games...Led the Liberty League in batting average, hitting at a .461 clip (47 for 102), which also set a Rochester record for single season batting average... Also led the Liberty League in doubles, with 17...Finished first on the team in total bases (82), RBI's (45) and home runs (4)...Finished second in the Liberty League in RBI's...Stared in the field as well, as she was involved in eight double plays, which ranked second in the Liberty League.
Korn Named ECAC Upstate Softball Rookie of the Year
Rochester first baseman Nina Korn picked up her second Rookie of the Year plaudit as she was named the Upstate NY Rookie of the Year by the Eastern College Athletic Conference.
This has been a banner year for Korn (Rochester, NY/Greece Athena) in terms of post-season honors. She was named First Team All-New York Region by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association, Rookie of the Year in the Liberty League, First Team All-Liberty League, First Team All-University Athletic Association, and to the UAA’s All-Tournament Team based on its mid-March championship tournament in Florida.
She hit .461 (47-102) with 29 runs scored, 17 doubles, three triples, four home runs, and 45 RBIs. Her batting average and RBI totals are single-season Rochester records. Her slugging percentage for the year is .804. In the field, she had 205 putouts, eight assists, and four errors for a .982 fielding percentage.
Korn won an NCAA Division III individual national statistics championship as well. By clubbing 17 doubles in 32 games, her per-game average of 0.53 doubles was the highest in the nation among Division III institutions
TUCSON, AZ -
The RIT softball team (3-1) picked up a pair of shutout wins on Monday afternoon, blanking the Milwaukee School of Engineering, 7-0 and defeating Wartburg College, 8-0 in five innings, as the Tigers continued their Arizona trip.
In the win over Milwaukee School of Engineering, sophomore pitcher Brittany Kemp (Dansville, NY/Wayland-Cohocton)
threw a two-hit shutout. Emily Courtney (Berlin, CT/Kingswood-Oxford)
was 3-for-3 with a home run and four RBI. Tori Nadow (Charlton, MA/Shepherd Hill)
scored twice and drove in a pair of runs.
In game two, Cole earned her second win of the season, allowing four hits in the five-inning complete game shutout. She also helped her own cause, pounding a three-run homer. Nadow doubled and drove in a pair fo runs. Freshman Kelsey McManus (Pittsford, NY/Pittsford Mendon )
was 2-for-3 with a run scored. Allee Emmi (Cicero, NY/Cicero-North Syracuse)
and Shannon McCormick (Auburn, NY/Auburn)
scored two runs each.
RIT returns to action on Tuesday with games against William Penn's junior varsity and varsity teams. The game against the junior varsity game is at 3 p.m. and the contest against the varsity squad is at 5 p.m.
McLean, Korn Earn UAA Tourney Honors
Junior outfielder Katie McLean and freshman first baseman Nina Korn
have been named to the University Athletic Association All-Tournament Team for softball. Selections were made by the UAA's head coaches after competition was completed in Altamonte Springs, Florida in early March.
McLean (Cazenoiva, NY/Cazenovia) started all eight games in centerfield and hit .409 (9 of 22). She tied for the team lead in runs scored with six, hit two doubles and drove in five runs. She was successful on all three of her stolen base attempts. In the field, she had 11 putouts and two assists (1.000).
Korn (Greece, NY/Greece Athena) started all eight games at first base. She hit .360 (9 of 25) with five runs scored, three doubles, two home runs and 11 RBIs. With 18 total bases, she had a slugging percentage of .720. She was successful on two of three steal attempts. In the field, she had 54 putouts, three assists, and two errors (.966).
Softball Runs Past Thiel, Outhits PS Behrend
CLERMONT, Fla - Rochester used its legs and its bats to sweep two more games at the NTC Games in Florida on Tuesday. The Yellowjackets defeated Thiel College, 8-2 and stole 12 bases. In the second game of the day, the Yellowjackets broke out the bats, getting 15 hits, seven of them for extra bases (including five triples). Rochester is 4-0.
Against Thiel, Sarah Hutchinson got the win, with four strikeouts. She gave up four hits and didn’t walk anyone. The 12 stolen bases came from Kristen Baldino-2, Megan Hennessy-3, Lindsay Macaluso-3, Erin Clark-1, Katie McLean-1 and Cara Celorio-2. The Yellowjackets had 10 hits. Nina Korn was 2 for 4 with a triple and single. McLean had 2 hits, Clark and Baldino each had a single, M.C. Wagner had a double. Hennessy had 2 RBI's, Korn had 1 RBI, Wagner 2 RBIs, Clark 1 RBI, Macaluso 1 RBI.
Maddie Skellie got the win over Penn State Behrend in a game shortened to six innings. She had 5 K' s, gave up 4 hits, walked none. Offensively, Korn was 4 for 4, (double off the fence, 2 triples and a HR plus 2 RBIs). Hennessy had a triple and an RBI. Macaluso was 2 for 4 with 2 RBI's, Wagner was 2 for 4, McLean had one hit, Clark was 2 for 3 with a single and a triple, 1 RBI, Melvin was 2 for 3 with a single and a triple. Celorio drew 2 walks and had 1 hit (1 for 1) and stole 2 bases.
CLERMONT, Fla. - Rochester opened its softball season Sunday with a pair of high-scoring victories - 10-0 over Lesley University and 20-1 over Medaille College.
Lesley was the New England Collegiate Conference champion last season. The Yellowjackets wasted little time getting ahead of the Lynx in the season opener for both teams. In the second inning, the Yellowjackets scored two runs on one passed ball, with Erin Clark and Samantha Melvin scoring the game’s first two runs. After RBI singles from Kristen Baldino, who came around another wild pitch, and Cara Celorio, Rochester scored five runs on four hits and five passed balls.
Ahead 5-0 after two, Rochester starter Sara Hutchinson cruised, and her offense also kept going. The Yellowjackets tacked on a pair of runs an inning later and three more in the fourth, highlighted by a Liz Slupinski pinch-hit RBI double. Hutchinson allowed three hits, no walks, and struck out five to get the victory.
In the victory over Medaille, the Yellowjackets kncoked out 21 hits and broke the game wide open with two big innings. They scored five times in the third and 10 times in the fourth. Madeline Skellie earned the victory. She allowed three hits in five innings.
Lindsay Macaluso had a two-run triple to key the five-run third. The big hit in the fourth was a grand slam home run by Clark.
Nina Korn was 3 for 5 with 3 runs scored and 4 RBIs. Macaluso was 2 for 4 with 3 runs scored and 3 RBIs. Baldino was 3 for 3 with 3 runs scored and 2 RBIs. Megan Hennessy was 2 for 2 and scored 2 runs. M.C. Wagner was 2 for 3 and scored 2 runs. Katie McLean was 2 for 4.
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. - Brandeis University scored eight runs - four unearned - in the sixth inning to slip past Rochester, 9-5, at the UAA Softball Championships.
The Yellowjackets (4-1 overall, 0-1 UAA) led 5-1 through five innings. Kristen Baldino doubled home Samantha Melvin and Katie McLean in the second inning. In the fifth, Nina Korn homered to boost the lead to 3-1. McLean later followed with her third hit of the game to plate Lindsay Macaluso and Cara Celorio's groundout scored Erin Clark.
In the Brandeis sixth, the Judges loaded the bases against Sarah Hutchinson on a hit batsman and two walks. A groundout scored one run. A fielding error let in a second run (5-3). Another grounder made it 5-4 and a double down the left side scored two runs to put the Judges ahead for good at 6-5. Two more runs scored on RBI singles and the final run came on a steal of home.
Hutchinson allowed four hits, six walks, and struck out two in 5.1 innings. Four of the eight runs against her were unearned. Maddie Skellie pitched the final 1.2 innings, allowing two hits, one unearned run, and one walk. She struck out three.
McLean was 3 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI. Celorio was 2 for 3 with an RBI.
Softball Wins 1-0 Thriller to Gain Sweep of RIT
Nina Korn and M.C. Wagner hit consecutive doubles in the bottom of the seventh inning to break up a no-hitter for a 1-0 victory over RIT at GLC Fields. Rochester won the opener, 10-5, behind an 11-hit attack.
In Rochester’s half, Korn doubled to right center and Wagner followed with a double to left center. Korn scored.
Korn had four RBIs on a pair of RBI doubles in the first game. Samantha Melvin drove in three runs, two coming on a home run in the fifth inning. Sarah Hutchinson picked up the win, allowing 10 hits, walking one, and striking out four. She gave up five runs.
A Double-Dose Of Wins Puts Blue Streaks Right Back Where They Left Off
John Carroll got things rolling in the third inning. As almost all 10 players batted in the inning, John Carroll would score three runs and take the lead for good. The Bulldogs would answer with two runs off of freshman pitcher Trisha Pike, who was solid in her collegiate debut. Pike finished with four strikeouts and two runs allowed in two and one third innings of work and was given credit with the win.
Softball Blue Streaks Rely On Bats to Earn A Split On Day Two In Florida
The blue and gold tacked on two more runs in the bottom of the sixth inning. In her collegiate debut, freshman Nicole Fluharty and junior Elena Cotton took free passes. In her first career at bat, freshman Angelia Locey knocked home Fluharty, followed by a Matthews single that drove in Cotton for the game-winning run. The Blue Streaks completed the run-rule victory over the Sharks by a final of 10-2.
John Carroll Wins Pitchers Duel And Slugfest To Sweep Ohio Wesleyan
The second game featured a number of clutch hits off John Carroll bats. Angela Vistocco got things rolling with a two RBI hit in the first. In the third inning, Mathews came through again with an RBI double.
Starting pitcher Trisha Pike helped her own cause in the fourth inning with a three-run home run to open a 6-1 lead for the Blue Streaks.
Additional runs were provided by Mathews' second home run of the day -- a solo shot in the fifth -- and an RBI double by Michelle Murphy in the sixth.
Pike had four strikeouts to improve to 2-1 on the year. Offensively, Vistocco and Pike each had three RBI, while Mathews and Mackenzie Griffin tallied two runs apiece.
With the two wins, John Carroll is 9-3 heading into league play.
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