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SUNY Canton foils Clinton PDF Print E-mail
Written by pressrepublican.com   
Wednesday, April 04, 2007

PLATTSBURGH — The Clinton Community College women's softball team can't be too disappointed with its performance Tuesday night.
What it can hope for in future games, however, is a better result.
Down by three runs in the eighth inning of the second game, the Cougars rallied to put the winning run on base. With one out, Stephanie Brodi tripled. After a walk, hit and error, Kristen Hannon hit a frozen rope back up the middle. Canton pitcher, Erin Tulip, however, made a great catch and doubled off a Cougars' runner to end the game, 12-11, in dramatic fashion.
"If that ball goes through, we split the doubleheader," Clinton head coach Amanda Deyoe said.
"We really swung the bats well in the second game and it is disappointing to lose like that. But the girls played with a lot of heart and I am happy with the effort."
The Cougars jumped in front with a seven-run sixth inning. Jacqueline Harding opened the inning with a walk. Brodi followed with an RBI single, following a pass ball, to put the Cougars on the board.
Jenna McNeil added an RBI double and Olivia Dukett and Hannon walked. Kristen Inman then lined a base hit to drive in two runs. The Cougars added to their lead on two passed balls.
The Kangaroos then started to pile up the hits and runs to finally tie on their way to the victory.
"They started hitting the ball well and we had to take our outs when we had the chance. They scored a few times on fielder's choices and a couple of times, we had a chance to make a play in the outfield, but let the ball drop in rather than let it get by us," Deyoe said.
The first game was a different story for the Cougars. Clinton managed only three hits and had a rough time behind the plate.
"It was the first game and a lot of it was first-game jitters," Deyoe said.
"We have some inexperience at some positions and it showed in game one. We will work to get better at the things we didn't do well."
Game one was cut short due to the run rule with the Cougars behind 15-6.
Courtney Thomas took the loss in game one and Brodi the tough-luck loss in game two. Brodi, however, was a sparkplug all day for the Clinton offense, getting on base five out of six times at the plate.
The Cougars are back in action Thursday at 3 p.m. at Adirondack C.C.
SUNY Canton 15, Clinton C.C. 6 (5)
Canton310 47x — 15 11 2
Clinton000 42x — 6 3 3
Tulip and Rose. Thomas and Harding. WP- Dulip. LP- Thomas.
SUNY Canton 12, Clinton C.C. 11
Canton110 201 43 — 12 11 3
Clinton070 020 02 — 11 15 2
Abbey, Tulip (4) and Rose. Brodi and Inman. WP- Tulip. LP- Brodi. 2B- McNeil (CC), Rose (Can). 3B- Brodi (CC)

 

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