Devils win opener, drop Game 2 at New Paltz

NEW PALTZ?- Fredonia State won the first game of its SUNYAC softball doubleheader Friday at New Paltz, 5-3.

New Paltz gained revenge in the second game with a 10-1 win.

Two-run singles by Kim Lotocki and Cherise Gunnell were the keys to the Blue Devil offense in Game 1. Jess Lauck drove in the other run on a fielder’s choice and Kate Nicholson was 3-for-3 with three bunt singles and two runs scored.

Kelsey Gannett pitched a complete-game six-hitter with seven strikeouts and two walks. She pitched out of a two-out jam with runners on first and second in the seventh inning.

Madeline Medina drove in the only run in Game 2 with a fourth-inning double to score Erin Mushtare, who reached on an error.

The loss dropped the Blue Devils to 6-10 in the SUNYAC while New Paltz fell to 7-9. Both teams are fighting for the sixth and final spot into the SUNYAC Tournament.

Track & Field

Devils to close regular season at Brockport

The Fredonia State track and field teams will close their regular season Saturday at the Brockport Golden Eagle Run on The College.

“This weekend will be the last regular season track meet for the Blue Devils,” Fredonia State head coach Tom Wilson said. “This will be the last opportunity for the Blue Devils to hit a qualifying mark for the SUNYAC Championships being held at SUNY Geneseo on May 2 and 3.”

Anna Dambacher and Laura Morrison will be making their 400-meter debuts Saturday. Dambacher has the indoor 400 school record set this past season (59.54).

Chris Shartrand will make his steeple chase debut. Last season Shartrand finished fifth at the conference finals (9:40). Lauren Kotas will also make her debut in the 800. She is currently ranked eighth in the 1,500 (4:51) in the conference.

Katie Tresino will make her 800-meter debut as well. She is currently ranked 12th in the 1500 meters (4:56) in the conference.

Collin Mulcahy will look to hit the ECAC qualifying time of 1:55.20 in the 800 meters this weekend. He will have fellow teammates, Jonmichael Knapp, Pat Shenal, Trey Abdella and Alex Crise (Sophomore, Fredonia) to work with.

Ben Goebel and Olivia Kurbs will be looking to hit the qualifying ECAC marks in the pole vault. They are currently ranked second and fourth in the conference.

“Overall this will be a very exciting meet for all the Blue Devil athletes,” Wilson said. “When there is pressure added to the mix, your best athletes step up and perform.”