Vikings continue their season

Franchesca Finelli
Staff Writer

This week the Viking’s baseball team took on Schenectady County Community College (0-19), SUNY Adirondack (11-6) and Mohawk Valley (13-9), while lacrosse went against SUNY Broome (2-7), Finger Lakes (5-5) and Tompkins Cortland (7-5).

On Tuesday afternoon, the baseball team won game one, 13-4 and then took game two, 12-4 against Schenectady.

In game one, sophomore criminal justice major, Alex Koshgarian led the Vikings, going 4-5 at the plate with an RBI and two runs, while Brendan Haverty, freshman criminal justice major, contributed three RBIs to the win.

In game two, sophomore business major Kyle Bestle went 3-3 at the plate contributing a double, two RBIs and a run to the victory.

The following Thursday, freshman criminal justice major Jimmy Griffin recorded the winning RBI.

Joseph Warner, freshman individual studies major, scored in the fifth following sophomore criminal justice major, Nicolas Teitter’s double and two RBIs.

In game two, freshman business major Danny Coleman led the team going 2-2 at the plate with two home runs and five RBIs, allowing the Vikings to completely sweep SCCC.

On Saturday, the Vikings split the day with SUNY Adirondack. The Vikings lost game one 6-5 but came back to take game two 11-7.

Even though the team recorded a loss, Coleman, middle infielder and pitcher, still came out strong going 2-3 at the plate, with one home run, a triple, a stolen base and one RBI.

In game two, the Vikings were looking for revenge, as freshman catcher Dominick Herald went 3-3 at the plate with a double and two RBI’s. Coleman was strong once again as he smashed his eighth home run of the season putting him in first place for Region 3.

In day two against Adirondack, the Vikings split once again winning game one in 12-2 and losing game two 10-3.

Freshman individual studies major Mike Graves shined in game one scoring a two-run home run. Freshman computer information systems major Jon Montesanti pulled through with an RBI to secure the win.

In game two, we saw a strong performance from team catcher Montesanti, once again, as well as from Garrett Klahr, sophomore business major and first and third baseman and Haverty, even though the team fell short.

In their final outing this week, the team split with Mohawk Valley on Thursday afternoon, losing game one, 5-4 and winning game two 2-1.

Sophomore criminal justice major, Brandon Cellucci led Hudson Valley going 2-2 at the plate in game one, including a triple and one run followed by freshman business major Luuk Visser who also recorded two hits, with a double and two RBIs in the loss.

In the following game, we saw a forceful appearance on the mound by freshman business major Dan Yankowski who pitched all eight innings. He struck out seven, walked only one and had no earned runs.

On Monday afternoon the Vikings lacrosse team defeated SUNY Broome Community College 12-6.

Sophomore criminal justice major Chris Breault, freshman business marketing major Aaron Thorpe, freshman business major Josh Moseman and freshman engineering science major Mark Calicchia all recorded goals to aid in the win.

Later in the game, freshman criminal justice major Cesar Lamb-Tavarez made a save and assisted defenseman business major Kyle Quinn who went end to end to seal the victory.

On Wednesday a great performance came from Thorpe who led the Vikings with six goals in the win against Finger Lakes Community College.

The winning score was 18-13 with notable goals from freshman electrical engineering major Austin Hinderliter and midfielder Calicchia.

The lacrosse team lost to Monroe 8-7 on Saturday afternoon.

Freshman individual studies major Neil Swingruber and Thorpe led the Vikings with two goals each.

After receiving their seeding, the team headed to sub-regionals on Wednesday. Unfortunately the Vikings lost to Tompkins Cortland Community 13-12 in double-overtime on Wednesday evening.

Throughout the game, fans were kept on their toes as the result came to last minute action. The Panthers scored the winning goal with 1:13 left in the second overtime to end the Vikings season.

Leading for Hudson Valley were Swingruber and Hinderliter with four goals each. Goalie Jahn Skinner-Ligon a sophomore business major, recorded 21 saves with occurring in overtime.

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