Herkimer Softball Wins Region 3B Championship
Herkimer NY- The Herkimer Generals hosted the Hudson Valley CC Vikings on Wednesday (5/18) for the Region 3B Championship. The Generals broke game one open, with a 7 run 4th inning to cruise to a 9-4 victory. In game two, the Generals scored 3 runs in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th innings to win 9-1 and move on to their 10th straight NJCAA DIII World Series.
The Generals were led offensively by Sophomore Michaela Ponticello (Gloversville, NY). Ponticello went 4-5 on the day with 4 runs scored and 3 RBI’s. Ponticello totaled 10 bases on the afternoon, hitting a double, triple and her team leading 7th Home Run of the season. Maiya Reinhart (Batavia, NY) added 2 hits, 2 runs and her 6th home run of the season to anchor the Generals offense.
Pitchers Madison Puppalo (Adams, MA) and Elora Wilmot (Cazenovia, NY) picked up the wins on the day. Puppalo surrendered 3 earned runs in 5 innings, striking out 4. Wilmot struck out 5, in 5 innings of work allowing only 1 earned run.
The Generals move to 32-7-1 and await the World Series Bracket. The Generals will host the Tournament at Carrier Park-Field of Dreams, in Syracuse NY.