Generals jump all over Saints at home

(Molly Moore went 1-for-1 with an RBI in Thursday's 30-0 win over the Saints).

(Karintha Myslivecek went 3-for-5 on Thursday, knocking in three RBIs).

HERKIMER, NY – Pounding out 45 runs on 43 hits in 10 innings on Thursday, the Herkimer Generals bats and pitchers showed up Thursday, defeating North County Community College 15-0 and 30-0 in a doubleheader.

Herkimer 21-5 (10-1) only played their third and fourth home games at Herkimer College Thursday, letting the familiar scene welcome a tremendous performance. The Generals scored in seven of the eight innings played, scoring double digit runs totals in two innings. They had 10 different players tally RBIs.

Sophomore Tina Karaqi (Thornwood, NY) was atop that list with eight RBIs. She went 6-for-8 with two home runs and three doubles. Behind her, reigning National Player of the Week Sammy Smaldone (Delmar, NY) had seven RBIs, going 6-for-8 with one home run. Both Karaqi and Smaldone hit home runs back-to-back in the second inning of game two, a feat the Generals have done a couple times this season.

Infielder Ashley Sterritt (Accord, NY) didn’t hit any home runs on Thursday, currently leading the nation with 10, but she did add five more RBIs to her season totals on 3-for-5 at the plate. One RBI behind Sterritt was Courtney Tasco (Rome, NY). In one game Tasco went 2-for-5 with four RBIs.

Accumulating three RBIs on Thursday were Karintha Myslivecek (Redfield, NY) and Sarah Heimbach (Greenwich, NY). Myslivecek went 3-for-4 and Heimbach went 6-for-7 with three doubles at the lead-off spot.

Collecting two RBIs were Gina Grant (Niskayuna, NY) and Kathryn Dolly (Herkimer, NY). Grant went 2-for-2 with one double, while Dolly went 4-for-4 with two doubles.

Rounding out the group with one RBI was Kayla Bancroft (Fort Ann, NY) and Alyssa Balfe (Oriskany, NY). Bancroft went 1-for-2 and Balfe went 2-for-2 with a double.

Pitching in game one was ace Toni Secreti (Syracuse, NY). The sophomore earned her 11th win of the season throwing a no hitter. She hit a batter in the second inning, retiring the final 12 Saints faced. It was her 12th complete game as well, not allowing a run to cross the plate in her last two starts.

In game two Brittany Ormond (New Paltz, NY) got the start. In five innings, Ormond struck out 10, throwing a complete game shutout, only allowing four hits. It was Ormond’s third win of the season.

Herkimer’s next doubleheader is this Saturday against Jamestown Community College. The Generals are currently on a 10-game home stand. It will end on Sunday against Niagara County Community College. The team will look to keep their 14-game win streak alive against the Jayhawks on Saturday, playing at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

-Giorgio Varlaro; Athletic Website Manager

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