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Stein part of school record

April 23, 2008
By MIKE ZUMMO, The Leader-Herald
Kristen Stein (Gloversville) was part of the State University of New York at Oneonta women’s track and field teams’s fourth-place sprint medley relay team that finished with a time of 4:22.36 at the College of New Jersey Invitational. The finish was a new school record.

Stein also placed 17th in the 400-meter dash in a time of 1:02.27

For the men, Steve Brandis (Fonda-Fultonville) was one of two Red Dragons to break a 3-year-old record in the shot put. He reached 12.84 meters, a State University of New York Athletic Conference qualifying mark.

However, his teammate Mike DeVasto set a new school mark with a throw of 13.39 meters.

• Michelle Jackson (Amsterdam) threw four complete games in two days for the Oswego State softball team.

Jackson gave up an earned run on five hits with seven strikeouts in the first game of a doubleheader at Oneonta State Monday and she threw a two-hit shutout with seven strikeouts in the second game. The Lakers won the two games, 7-3 and 2-0.

The previous day, Jackson threw a complete game shutout with 19 strikeouts in a 6-0 win over Fredonia State. She allowed two runs and struck out five in the Lakers’ 4-3 victory.

Jackson has a 9-6 record, a 2.96 ERA and 94 strikeouts in 104 innings.

• Despite losing the first game of a doubleheader with Brockport State, Katie Finch (Broadalbin-Perth) got into and out of trouble in the sixth inning of the second game earning the SUNY Cortland softball team a split. She got the win in relief and is 12-5. She also picked up two wins, a one-hitter in the first game and a win in relief in the second in a sweep over Oneonta State. Finch also earned her second straight SUNYAC Pitcher of the Week honor.

• Brian Yurkewecz (Fonda-Fultonville) won the 5,000-meter relay Monday, helping the University at Albany track and field team to a first-place finish at the New York Relays at Icahn Stadium. He finished with a time of 14:54.42.

• Tyler Kirk (Gloversville) was named the St. Rose Male Athlete of the Week on April 16 after he hit the first hole-in-one in the history of the golf program.

He aced the 165-yard 15th hole during the first round of the LeMoyne Invitational at the Links at Sunset Ridge in Marcellus with a 7-iron.

• Mackenzie Sager (Johnstown) was named a member of the Herkimer County Community College Green and Gold Club for March after scoring a goal for the Lady Generals in their only game that month.

• Matt Begeal (Wells) had three hits, including a double and a run scored, in the Hilbert College baseball team’s 15-14 loss to Brockport State Monday.

Begeal also had two hits in an 8-6 win in the second game of a doubleheader with Franciscan University.

• Mitch Kierpiec (Fonda-Fultonville) threw a complete game at Onondaga Community College.

Ron Patterson (Gloversville) had three hits in the first game and three hits in the second game, including a double.


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