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Sports Digest: Spotlight on Ruppel

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Welcome to Patch's snapshot of sports in Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow.

This week's college round-up comes from Dick Miller:

At the Lafayette 7 Way track meet on Mar. 30th, senior St. Joseph's University team captain, Genevieve Ruppel of Sleepy Hollow distinguished herself. She won the long jump with a leap of 17-7, her personal outdoor best. She finished seventh in the women's 100 meter dash, clocked at 12.75, another personal best. Her Hawks team finished fourth of the nine entrants, totaling 74 points, with Ruppel contributing ten points with her win in the long jump.

At the same meet, Darnell Davis of Hackley and Muhlenberg competed in the 400 meter run, finishing 11th with a time of 54.05. His 4 x 400 relay quartet ended up 11th, with their clocking of 3:32.41. The mules finished in ninth place in the meet, with 7.5 points.

Samantha Erosa of Hackley and the University of Pennsylvania, led her softball team in batting after 20 games, as the second sacker's average is .341. In recent action, a double header with Holy Cross College, an 8-0 win, she had two doubles in three trips to the plate, scored a run, had two runs batted in, and made one putout. In the nightcap, she had one run, one hit, two putouts, and one assist, before retiring from the game when hit by a pitch. On March 29th, at home for two games with Harvard University, Erosa fanned once and made one putout in the 6-3 opening win. In game two, a 7-2 victory, she had one run, one hit, two putouts, and three assists in that game. On March 30th, with the home opponents Dartmouth College, she had one hit, one run batted in. At second base, she had one putout and one assist in the 4-1 loss. In the game to 3-1 win, she had one hit, one run batted in, and made two putouts and had two assists in the infield. The Quakers now have a record of 13-11/3-1.

At home with the Griffins of Canisius College on Mar. 29th, Max Bruckner of the Iona College Gaels started the opener of two games, pitched 5.1 innings, and gave up six runs on five hits. He walked two batters, fanned one, and hit two batsmen prior to being relieved in the 8-0 game, with loss giving him a record of 2-4 so far. Iona's record is now 3-23/0-6.

In the second of two home games with Oswego State on Mar. 29th, Jamie Bucci of Sleepy Hollow and Cortland softball right fielder made one putout in the 8-0 blanking of the Lakers, with the record now at 7-9/1-1.

In a 9-8 win at home with the Wittenberg Tigers, John Michael Bogusz of Sleepy Hollow and the Wooster Scots' men's lacrosse team saw some action in the game. The record is now 4-3/1-1.

Catching the second half of a twin bill at Washington College of Maryland on Mar. 30th, Conor McDermott of Hackley and Muhlenberg had a single in four trips to the plate, fanned once, made eight putouts, and reached first base on a fielder's error in the 3-2 setback. The Mules have a record of 12-8/1-1.

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