LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
BOSTON -- The Boston Marathon featured some 32,000 runners on Monday, and there were four from Bennington County that competed in the race.
Bennington’s Jesse Robson finished the race in 3 hours, 49 minutes and 11 seconds, while Isabel Caldwell, from Peru, ran it in 3 hours, 50 minutes and 47 seconds.
Readsboro’s Jan Rancatti ran the Marathon in 3 hours, 54 minutes and 15 seconds, and North Bennington’s Danielle Fogarty finished the race in four hours, 43 minutes and 32 seconds.
Panthers top Horses in softball
HOOSICK, N.Y. -- Erika Quackenbush picked up her third in of the season as the Hoosick Falls Central School softball team topped Schuylerville 3-1 on Monday.
Quackenbush scatter five hits in her complete game outing, and at the plate Liz Ryan hit two singles while Maddy Ryan and Ashley St. Onge added basehits themselves. Ashley Stephens had an RBI single for Hoosick Falls.
Katie Lehan took the loss for Schuylerville and Madeline Nevins had two singles.
The game was the first of six this week for the Panthers, who move to 3-2 overall, 3-0 in the Wasaren League. The Panthers return to action today at home against Stillwater.
HFCS baseball downed
HOOSICK, N.Y. -- The Hoosick Falls Central School baseball team spotted Schuylerville runs early in Monday’s contest, and the Panthers could never recover en route to a 8-3 Wasaren League loss.
Down 4-0 in the second, Hoosick Falls loaded the bases with no outs, but could only push one run across.
Kealan Hitt took the loss, going five innings while striking out five. Tyler Rondeau had a single and an RBI sac fly in the losing effort.
Hoosick Falls falls to 2-1 overall, 1-1 in the league while Schuylerville improves to 5-0, 2-0. HFCS returns to action today against Stillwater at home.
Hoosick girls lacrosse loses
SCHUYLERVILLE, N.Y. -- The Hoosick Falls Central School girls lacrosse team fell to Schuylerville 16-6 on Monday.
Jordyn Haynes had three goals for Hoosick Falls in the loss, while Hannah Fricke added two and Dana O’Malley had one.
Jordyn Rousselle led the Horses with 7 goals and 1 assist in the win.
SVC baseball drops home game
BENNINGTON -- In the first of a three-game New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) baseball series, Daniel Webster College defeated Southern Vermont College 18-4 Monday afternoon at Bill Epstein Field.
The Eagles improve to 10-15 on the year, 6-8 in conference play. SVC drops to 5-8 in league play, 11-17 overall on the season.
Southern Vt. sophomore Richard Rios went 2-4 with two RBIs and a run scored, both hits being doubles. Junior right fielder Roland Hernandez was 2-4 with a run scored while junior shortstop Chris Nicastro Jr. had a 2-3 showing at the plate and stole a base. SVC sophomore RJ Pingitore was 1-3 with an RBI and two stolen bases.
Senior first baseman Erick Bourdeau was 3-5 for DWC, knocking in five runs and scoring twice with the help of two doubles.
Eagle sophomore Jon Merritt picked up his first collegiate win from the mound (1-0), going 6.2 innings while surrendering four runs and striking out six SVC batters. Mountaineer freshman Joshua Hay suffered the loss (3-4).
Two SVC players earn honors
BENNINGTON -- The weekly New England Collegiate Conference Player of the Week awards were handed out on Monday, and a pair of Southern Vermont College athletes took home nods.
In softball, SVC’s Emily Fleming was selected for the second time in her career. Fleming was devastating at the plate last week, batting .692 and slugging 1.692 in four games. She also hit four home runs in the process, tallied 10 RBIs and scored six times. In the fieild, she committed no errors on 22 chances, and she also picked up a win in the circle against Wheelock College.
In baseball, RJ Pingitore brought home the weekly nod.
Pingitore hit .600 for the week including an 8-14 weekend against NECC foe Lesley University. He had a multi-hit game in each of his contests, scoring five times and slugging .750. His week also included eight RBI’s, six stolen bases, and only one strikeout. Pingitore fielded 1.000 for the week and pitched one inning, recording three strikeouts and no earned runs against.