HERKIMER COUNTY CC 12, MOHAWK VALLEY CC 2, first game
HERKIMER COUNTY CC 13, MOHAWK VALLEY CC 7, second game
HERKIMER COUNTY CC 11, FINGER LAKES CC 1, first game
HERKIMER COUNTY CC 13, FINGER LAKES CC 0, second game
HERKIMER COUNTY CC 19, CLINTON CC 0, first game
HERKIMER COUNTY CC 11, CLINTON CC 1, second game
A busy first northern weekend netted the Herkimer County Community College Generals six victories as they swept a pair of doubleheaders on the road and a third at their temporary home.
Inactive for two full weeks following their spring break trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C., the Generals (12-1) finally got back on the field Friday and defeated neighboring Mohawk Valley Community College 12-2 and 13-7 in Utica. They won 11-1 and 13-0 Saturday at Finger Lakes Community College then moved Sunday’s twinbill down the hill to Herkimer High School where they were 19-0 and 11-1 winners against Clinton Community College.
Ranked first in Division III of the NJCAA entering the season and third currently, the Generals have won 10 games in a row and scored at least 11 runs in the last eight.
Freshman Tony Secreti stepped into the circle for Friday’s first game and pitched the Generals to their 100th win under coach P.J. Anadio. In the second game, Alyssa Balfe and Jessica Patterelli each hit two doubles and a single — Patterelli drove in four runs — and Fallon Spriggs had a single, a triple and two runs batted in.
Secreti and Patterelli stifled the Finger Lakes bats Saturday. Secreti allowed five hits and a first-inning run in Game 1; Patterelli pitched a three-hit shutout in Game 2. The Herkimer bats piled up 24 hits and 24 runs in the two games; Patterelli singled, doubled, tripled and drove in three runs and Stephanie Siriano also had three hits, including a home run, in Game 1 and Siriano, Ashley Sterritt and Savannah Sergio all had two hits in the second game.
DiSpirito, a 2011 West Canada Valley High School graduate, pitched a one-hit shutout and ran her record to 4-0 in the first game against Clinton and Alyssa LaLonde allowed two hits in Sunday’s second game. Game 1 saw Patterelli, Siriano, Sterritt and Samantha Smaldone homer among 18 Herkimer hits; Smaldone, Siriano, Delaney Buckley and Courtney Gumprecht each had three hits in the game. Buckley had two more hits and drove in four runs in the second game. Smaldone had driven in four runs in Game 1.
Next up for the Generals are doubleheaders at home Tuesday against Broome Community College and Thursday against Hudson Valley Community College.
Compiled From Times Staff Reports