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  • COLLEGE SOFTBALL: Generals take two from reigning regional champs

  • MAY 3 COLLEGE SOFTBALL The Herkimer County Community College Generals took two games from Monroe Community College Thursday, defeating the six-time defending Region III champions 8-5 and 3-2 on the road in the second top-10 showdown of the week. The Generals, ranke...
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  • HERKIMER COUNTY CC 8, MONROE CC 5, first game
    HERKIMER COUNTY CC 3, MONROE CC 2, eight innings, second game
    The Herkimer County Community College Generals took two games from Monroe Community College Thursday, defeating the six-time defending Region III champions 8-5 and 3-2 on the road in the second top-10 showdown of the week.
    The Generals, ranked sixth in the NJCAA in Division III, had split a doubleheader at home Monday with No. 3 Tompkins Cortland Community College. Monroe is currently No. 10 in the nation.
    Standout sophomore pitcher Krista Oakes earned victories in both games for Herkimer. She replaced Jessica Patterelli in the circle as Herkimer took the lead in the sixth inning of the first game. She then threw a complete game in a contest that went eight innings to finish the day. The region’s reigning female athlete of the week scattered seven hits and struck out four batters in the nightcap after throwing two scoreless innings in the first game.
    Mollee Putnam got the start in Game 1 and went four innings before Patterelli pitched the fifth. The teams were tied at 5 before the generals scored three times in the top of the sixth and turned the ball over to Oakes.
    Stephanie Siriano’s 14th home run of the season had given the Generals (34-4) their first run in the third inning and four more runs would come on Patterelli’s grand slam an inning later.
    Monroe scored two runs in the bottom of the fourth and two more in the fifth to tie game at 5. Siriano broke the tie with a two-out, two-run single in the sixth and Andrea Rogers tacked on an RBI-single to cap the scoring.
    Game 2 was scoreless until the fifth inning when Herkimer tallied two runs and Monroe answered with one. Sky Timmons and Cheyenne Bumpus hit run-scoring singles to get the Generals their initial lead. Monroe tied the game with a run in the bottom of the sixth and Herkimer would eventually win two innings later.
    Siriano, who had a walk-off home run in extra innings against Tompkins Cortland, lined out to left field as the eighth inning started with Patterelli at second base. Patterelli advanced on a wild pitch with Rogers at the plate. The wild pitch ran the count full and Rogers delivered a sacrifice fly to center field to give the lead back to the Generals.
    Herkimer finishes the regular season at home Saturday afternoon against Corning Community College.
    HERKIMER COUNTY CC 8, MONROE CC 5, first game
    Herkimer County CC    001 403 0 — 8  8  2
    Monroe CC    100 220 0 — 5  8  1
    W — Oakes. L — Clement. 2B — Herkimer County CC, Bumpus. HR — Herkimer County CC, Siriano, Patterelli.
    HERKIMER COUNTY CC 3, MONROE CC 2, eight innings, second game
    Herkimer County CC    000 200 01 — 3  8  0
    Page 2 of 2 - Monroe CC    000 101 00 — 2  7  1
    W — Oakes. L — Conte. 2B — Monroe CC, MacPhall. 3B — Monroe CC, MacPhall, Longley. Records — Herkimer County CC 34-4, 28-1 Region III, 12-0 MVC; Monroe CC 22-16, 13-5 Region III.
    Compiled From Times Staff Reports
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