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Herkimer takes down #1 Rock Valley, will play for National Title on Saturday afternoon

May 24, 2019

Rochester, Minnesota – The Herkimer Generals will play for the National Championship.

In a thrilling game, the #2 Herkimer Generals defeated the #1 ranked and 5 time defending National Champions from Rock Valley College (IL) by a score of 9-6 in a National Semifinal game in Rochester, Minnesota. The win, the 25th in a row for the Generals, lifts their record to 48-6 and places them in the National Championship round at 3:00 on Saturday afternoon. The Generals are one win away from PJ Anadio’s 2nd National Title. 

The Generals shot out to a 3-0 in the top of the first before the Golden Eagle got 1 in the bottom of the first and 3 in the second frame to take a 4-3 lead. Herkimer bounced back with a 3 run 4th inning to take the lead for good and scored single runs in the 5th, 6th, and 7th innings to hold on for the win. Vani Patel (Eastvale, CA) went 3-4 with 3 RBI’s and a solo home run in the 6th and the 2 run single in the 4th that broke a 4-4 tie. Jennah Hogan (East Greenbush, NY) added 3 hits in her 4 at bats including an RBI. Kali Puppolo (Adams, MA) went the distance in the circle for the Generals, as she battled through 7 innings and scattered 9 hits while striking out 3. 

Herkimer now awaits the winner of the Brookdale-Rock Valley game, which will be played at 1:00 on Saturday, to determine their opponent for the National Championship Round. The winner of that game will need to beat the Generals twice on Saturday to claim the championship, with Herkimer only needing one win to grab the title. 

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Seven Herkimer Generals earn Region III First Team Honors in Softball

May 23, 2019

Herkimer, NY— The Herkimer Generals Softball team had seven players earn spots on the 2019 All-Region III first team. The Generals currently have a record of 45-6 and have earned the #2 seed in the NJCAA Division III Softball National Championships in Rochester, Minnesota.

              Sophomores Kali Puppolo (Adams, MA), Jennah Hogan (East Greenbush, NY), Taylor Zaino (Newport, NY), Natasha Holt (Melbourne, Austraila) and Mackenzie Keeler (Jamesville, NY) were joined by freshman Vani Patel (Eastvale, CA) and Taylor Betz (Cheektowaga, NY), as the Generals took half of the 14 spots awarded for the first team All-Region group. The Generals won the Region III Championship for the eighth straight season under Head Coach P.J. Anadio. 

Herkimer plays #7 St. Cloud in the first round of the National Championships on Thursday, May 23rd at 1:00 p.m.

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Herkimer Baseball Players earn All-Region and All-Conference Recognition

May 23, 2019

Herkimer, NY – The Herkimer Generals Baseball team had multiple players earn spots on the 2019 All-Region team as well as the All-Mountain Valley Conference teams. The Generals currently have a record of 35-4-2 and have earned the #4 seed in the upcoming NJCAA Division III World Series in Greeneville, Tennessee.

Sophomore first baseman Brian Forbes (Rocky Point, NY) earned the Mountain Valley Conference Player of the Year award for the Generals and Coach Jason Rathbun earned the Coach of the Year award. The Generals, who won the Mountain Valley Conference this year with a record of 15-0-1, placed sophomore catcher Matt Parkinson (Whitesboro, NY), sophomore centerfielder Brandon Kruzinski (Schenectady, NY),  sophomore pitcher Ben Wager (Johnstown, NY), and freshman pitcher Dale Stanavich (Amsterdam, NY) to the All-Conference first team. Sophomore second baseman Vito Castronovo (Utica, NY) was named to the second team.

Forbes, Wager, Kruzinski, and Castronovo also received Region III First Team honors. Stanavich and Parkinson earned spots on the Region III second team and Kruzinski was named to the All-Glove team for his defensive play in the outfield during the season.

Herkimer plays #5 Oakton in the first round of the World Series on Saturday, May 25th at 4:00 PM.

 

 

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Generals go 2-0 on Day 1 of Nationals, will face # 1 Rock Valley on Friday

May 23, 2019

Rochester, MN –  Two games, two come from behind wins. 

Facing early deficits in both games, the #2 seeded Herkimer Generals got a pair of wins on the first day of NJCAA Division III Softball Championships in Rochester, Minnesota. Herkimer started the day with a 10-6 win over #7 St Cloud Tech (MN) and then followed it up with a 9-5 win over # 3 Brookdale on Thursday evening. The wins extend Herkimer’s current winning streak to 24 games and gives them a new school record with wins in a season with 47. 

Game 1 against St. Cloud saw the Generals fall behind 5-2 going into the bottom of the fourth before scoring 5 runs to take a 7-5 lead. The big blow in the inning was Natascha Holt’s (Melbourne, Australia) double with the bases loaded that brought in 3 runs. Brooke Snyder (Suntee, CA) added 2 hits and 3 RBI’s of her own in the come from behind win. Ciel Iida (Tokyo, Japan) came on in relief and got out of bases loaded jam in the top of the 4th with the Generals down by 3. Hunter VanArnum (Schuylerville, NY) pitched the last 3 innings, only allowing 2 hits to close the deal for Herkimer. 

Game 2 between Brookdale and Herkimer was a rematch of a game played on March 17 in Myrtle Beach, SC and won by the Jersey Blues by a score of 10-7. Brookdale jumped to a 2-0 lead in the first before another 5 run inning for the Generals, this time in the third, gave Herkimer the lead they would never relinquish. Holt, Vani Patel (Eastvale, CA), Brianna Hoskins (Washington Township, NJ)  and Jennah Hogan (East Greenbush, NY) each had multiple hits in the game for Herkimer. Taylor Betz (Cheektowaga, NY) grinded through 6.1 innings in the circle to get the win before VanArnum got the last two outs to secure the win.

Next up for the Generals is a showdown with #1 Rock Valley, the winner of the last 5 National Titles,  in the winners bracket game on Friday. This is the 6th consecutive year the Generals and Eagles have met on the second day of the championships in the game that involves the only 2 teams that went 2-0 on Day 1. The winner of tomorrow’s game advances to the Championship Round on Saturday while the loser has to win 3 games on Saturday to win the title, including beating the winner of the Friday game twice. Game time for the Herkimer-Rock Valley tilt is 5:00 PM EDT  (4:00 CDT). 

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Herkimer’s Nick Visconti Qualifies for NJCAA National Championships

May 22, 2019

Nick Visconti shot a two day total of 162 to finish 5th at the Region III Men’s Golf Championships at Timber Banks Golf Course in Baldwinsville, NY. The 5th place finish earned Visconti a spot at the 2019 NJCAA Men’s Golf National Championships, which will be held next month.

Visconti, a freshman from Little Falls, has had an outstanding first year with the Generals, which included him finishing in first place at the Cayuga CC tournament on April 12th as well as the Jefferson CC invitational on April 26th. Coach Rick Salamone said, “Nicky shined at the regional championships despite the cold, wet weather. He has led our team all season and has really earned this spot at nationals.”

The 2019 National Championship Tournament will be hosted by Jamestown Community College and be held at Chautauqua Golf Course from June 3rd-5th.

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Herkimer’s Nick Visconti Qualifies for NJCAA National Championships

May 22, 2019

Nick Visconti shot a two day total of 162 to finish 5th at the Region III Men’s Golf Championships at Timber Banks Golf Course in Baldwinsville, NY. The 5th place finish earned Visconti a spot at the 2019 NJCAA Men’s Golf National Championships, which will be held next month.

Visconti, a freshman from Little Falls, has had an outstanding first year with the Generals, which included him finishing in first place at the Cayuga CC tournament on April 12th as well as the Jefferson CC invitational on April 26th. Coach Rick Salamone said, “Nicky shined at the regional championships despite the cold, wet weather. He has led our team all season and has really earned this spot at nationals.”

The 2019 National Championship Tournament will be hosted by Jamestown Community College and be held at Chautauqua Golf Course from June 3rd-5th.

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Herkimer Baseball Secures #4 Seed in 2019 NJCAA Division III World Series

May 22, 2019

The Herkimer Generals baseball team has earned the #4 seed in the NJCAA Division III World Series that will take place from May 25th-May 30th at Pioneer Park in Greeneville, Tennessee. They will take on the defending national champions and 5th seeded Oakton Community College Owls at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday.

The Generals will enter the World Series with a record of 35-4-2 on the year and the #2 ranking in the final NJCAA Division III national poll. This will be Coach Jason Rathbun’s seventh appearance in the Division III World Series since he took over the program in 2005. The Generals are coming off a Region III championship run, which required them to win four elimination games in two days to advance to the World Series, culminating in a 10-2 championship win over Finger Lakes CC on Sunday night.

All tournament information, including game times, brackets, and results, can be found at http://www.njcaa.org/sports/bsb/2018-19/div3/national_championship/index

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Herkimer Softball Earns # 2 seed in NJCAA Division III National Championships

May 21, 2019

Herkimer, NY – The Herkimer Generals women’s softball team has earned the #2 seed in the 2019 NJCAA Division III Softball National Tournament that begins on Thursday, May 23 in Rochester, Minnesota. The Generals will begin their quest for a second national championship under Head Coach P.J. Anadio with a 12:00 p.m. CST (1:00 p.m. EST) against the #7 seed St. Cloud Tech (MN) Cyclones.

The Generals (45-6) enter the national championship on a 22 game winning streak and have won 37 out of their last 38 games. Herkimer won the Region III Championship last Friday for the eighth straight year under Anadio and set a new school record with regular season wins with 42.

All tournament information, including game times, brackets, and results, can be found at http://www.njcaa.org/sports/sball/2018-19/div3/national_championship/index.

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Two Herkimer College Professors Named 2019 SUNY Online Teaching Ambassadors

May 21, 2019

Herkimer County Community College Professor of Chemistry George Smith and Assistant Professor of English Jason Brown have been named Open SUNY Online Teaching Ambassadors for 2019. They were recognized for this distinction at the Open SUNY Summit, an annual conference for online practitioners.

Nominees must be SUNY faculty or instructors, Open SUNY Fellows, and have current online teaching experience. They must be considered exemplary online SUNY educators, who are enthusiastic and effective in online teaching, and who can be positive and strong advocates for online teaching in the SUNY community.

Open SUNY Online Teaching Ambassadors are afforded opportunities to be online teaching advocates and to share their thoughts with the community in various ways throughout the year.

Open SUNY is a SUNY-wide collaboration that opens the door to world-class online-enabled learning opportunities. Open SUNY is not a new degree program or a new school; it’s a seamless way for students to access the courses, degrees, professors, and rich academics of all 64 SUNY campuses flexibly—wherever and whenever they want.

Herkimer College’s Internet Academy offers the premier two-year SUNY experience — online. For years, it’s been a leading provider of outstanding online college programs offering more than 150 courses, 20 degrees and three certificate programs, entirely online.

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Baseball secures # 4 seed in 2019 NJCAA Division III World Series

May 21, 2019

Herkimer, NY – The Herkimer Generals baseball team have earned the #4 seed in the NJCAA Division III World Series that will take place from May 25th-May 30th at Pioneer Park in Greeneville, Tennessee. They will take on the defending national champions and 5th seeded Oakton Community College Owls at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday.

The Generals will enter the World Series with a record of 35-4-2 on the year and the #2 ranking in the final NJCAA Division III national poll. This will be Coach Jason Rathbun’s seventh appearance in the Division III World Series since he took over the program in 2005. The Generals are coming off a stirring Region III Championship run, which required them to win four elimination games in two days to advance to the World Series, culminating in a 10-2 championship win over Finger Lakes CC on Sunday night. 

 All tournament information, including game times, brackets, and results, can be found at http://www.njcaa.org/sports/bsb/2018-19/div3/national_championship/index

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