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Campus Clippings: Squillace honored by NEAC

April 1, 2009
By MIKE ZUMMO, The Leader-Herald

Jake Squillace (Amsterdam) was selected the North Eastern Athletic Conference Baseball Student-Athlete of the Week after helping the State University of New York Institute of Technology baseball team to a 3-1 record from March 24-31.

He had a .545 batting average with six runs scored, four RBIs, two doubles and triples and a home run.

He had a slugging percentage of .636 and a .643 on-base percentage.

Squillace scored a run as the Wildcats were swept by Penn State-Harrisburg Saturday.

Vinnie Capece (Canajoharie) was 1-for-2 with a run scored in the second game.

Bryan Yurkewecz (Fonda-Fultonville) placed fourth in the 5,000-meter run for the University at Albany men's track and field team at the Raleigh Relays.

He finished with a time of 15:06.20.

Adam Cutspec (Fort Plain) hit a two-out double down the right-field line and scored a run, helping the UAlbany baseball team to a 4-2 win on its way to a doubleheader sweep of Fairleigh Dickinson.

Schuyler Duross (Johnstown) had three second-place finishes for the Alfred State men's track and field team at a four-way meet Friday.

Duross was was second in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 17.4 seconds and took second in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:01.1. He also was second in the triple jump, reaching 12.91 meters.

Dave Gage (Broadalbin-Perth) had three hits in the Southern Vermont College baseball team's 7-0 win over Vermont Tech.

Gage has started in all 16 games for the Mountaineers and is hitting .352 with three doubles, five RBIs and 13 runs scored.

Megan Papierniak (Fonda-Fultonville) went 5-for-7 for the St. Peter's softball team in a doubleheader sweep over LaSalle University.

She had two runs scored and three RBIs as the Peahens won the first game 2-0 and the second 10-2.

She had an RBI double in the first game, but did most of the damage in the second game with three hits, two runs scored and two RBIs.

Papierniak is hitting .268 with a home run and five RBIs. She also scored four runs.

Kris Barone (Gloversville) had two hits with a stolen base and two RBIs in the second game of a doubleheader for the Herkimer County Community College baseball team.

The Generals won the second game 14-0 after posting a 5-0 win in the opener.

Herkimer is ranked 13th in the latest NJCAA Division III poll.

Katie Finch (Broadalbin-Perth) had a save and a win in the SUNY Cortland softball team's doubleheader sweep of No. 23 Ithaca.

She struck out two of the three batters she faced in the first game and five in the second in a four-hitter as the Red Dragons won by scores of 3-2 and 2-0.



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