More Finger Lakes Sports | Finger Lakes Daily News More Finger Lakes Sports 2014-04-19T07:13:28Z More Finger Lakes Sports Hobart and William Smith Colleges Herons hold off Rochester for an 11-9 win The William Smith College junior Katie Sipple produced six points on a goal and five assists and sophomore Hannah Connolly notched four goals and added an assist as the Herons held off Rochester for an 11-9 Liberty League victory at Edwin Fauver Stadium in Rochester, N.Y., this afternoon. Hobart rowing breaks into national poll The Hobart College varsity eight broke into this week's USRowing Collegiate Poll. The Statesmen were voted No. 20 in the nation. It's the second time Hobart has ever appeared in the national poll. #3 Herons face nationally-ranked field this weekend in Worcester The William Smith College varsity eight came in at No. 3 in the nation in this week's College Rowing Coaches Association/USRowing Coaches' Poll presented by Pocock Racing Shells. The Herons are 17 votes behind No. 2 Wellesley. Statesmen defeat Tigers 5-4 The Hobart College tennis team came out on top of a close match at RIT today, topping the Tigers 5-4 to improve to 10-8 overall. RIT falls to 2-10 this season. Hobart to host Syracuse in 100th meeting of NY rivals Boswell Field will host the 100th lacrosse meeting between Hobart and Syracuse on Saturday, April 19. The game will be televised by Time Warner Cable Sports Channel and is scheduled to face off at 3:07 p.m. Fields tabbed ECAC Upstate Player of the Week Hobart College junior Michael Fields was selected the ECAC Upstate Men's Tennis Player of the Week as announced by the conference office late yesterday. Herons earn 5-4 victory at Geneseo The William Smith tennis team earned a 5-4 victory at Geneseo this afternoon. The Herons improve to 11-4 and served the Knights (15-4) their fourth loss this year. Hobart’s gold medal winning crew recognized by Liberty League ?The Hobart varsity eight was selected as the Liberty League Men's Rowing Boat of the Week today by the conference office. The Statesmen were very impressive in their first official weekend of spring racing, capturing the gold medal at the Knecht Cup. Hagen honored by Liberty League Hobart first-year Harry Hagen was named the Liberty League Men's Golf Rookie of the Week by the conference office today. He tied for seventh place in the Hobart Invitational on Saturday. Fields named Liberty League Performer of the Week Hobart College junior Michael Fields was tabbed the Liberty League Men's Tennis Performer of the Week as announced by the conference office this afternoon. Auburn Doubledays Casey Park Night to be held on June 20 The Auburn Doubledays will hold a Casey Park Elementary School Night at Falcon Park on June 20. Any student from the school that reads five books by June 2 will receive a free ticket to the game. Lindberg joins Doubledays front office The Auburn Doubledays of the New York-Penn League have announced the hiring of Kenny Lindberg as the club's Operations Manager. Lindberg was officially introduced during the team's 'Meet the Staff' event at Buffalo Wild Wings on February 25 and will begin his duties with the team on March 3. Doubledays to host "Meet the Staff" The Auburn Doubledays of the New York-Penn League have announced that the team will host a "Meet the Staff" event on Tuesday, February 25, at Buffalo Wild Wings in Auburn. The event is open to the public and fans will have the opportunity to ask questions and offer suggestions to the team's new General Manager, Mike Voutsinas, as well as members of the Auburn Community Baseball Board of Directors. Voutsinas named Doubledays GM The Auburn Doubledays of the New York-Penn League have announced the hiring of Michael Voutsinas as the club's General Manager. Voutsinas will begin his duties at the Doubledays' Falcon Park offices immediately. NY Yankees Cabral designated after plunking three batters Left-hander Cesar Cabral was designated for assignment by the Yankees on Friday night after hitting three batters and getting ejected by home-plate umpire Joe West during New York's 11-5 loss to the Rays at Tropicana Field. To fill Cabral's spot, the Yankees have called up right-hander Matt Daley. Trusted with lead, Yanks 'pen takes its lumps James Loney delivered the go-ahead hit off Adam Warren as part of a four-RBI performance, highlighting a late charge as the Rays rallied against the Yankees' bullpen to claim an 11-5 victory on Friday at Tropicana Field. Call at first overturned on Yanks' challenge The Yankees successfully challenged a call at first base involving Ichiro Suzuki in the second inning of Friday's game against the Rays at Tropicana Field. Tex on target for Sunday; roster ramifications unclear Mark Teixeira singled in five Minor League at-bats on Friday and is moving closer to being activated by the Yankees, who are planning on having him in the lineup on Sunday against the Rays at Tropicana Field. 'Lucky' Beltran rests; MRI negative Carlos Beltran had an MRI exam on his left shoulder and his right wrist after tumbling over a short wall in right field during Thursday's 10-2 Yankees victory over the Rays. The tests were negative, but the outfielder said that he is feeling sore. Nova can start Yanks on new winning streak Chris Archer is trying to put a disappointing outing into the rear-view mirror. Ivan Nova wouldn't mind reliving a performance like his last one, which concluded with a standing ovation at Yankee Stadium. Those storylines will come together at Tropicana Field on Saturday at 7:10 p.m. ET. Offense, defense, pitching a winning blend for Yanks The Yankees turned yet another triple play behind CC Sabathia, their third since 2010, Alfonso Soriano and Brian McCann went back to back, and Yangervis Solarte hit his first Major League homer in a 10-2 victory over the Rays on Thursday. Yanks go around the horn for triple play The Yankees completed a triple play, their second in the past two seasons, in the second inning of Thursday's game against the Rays at Tropicana Field. Sizemore's first time at first base an eventful one Scott Sizemore had been told to "be ready for anything," and so that was the mantra he followed while preparing to play his first career game at first base on Thursday. He certainly wasn't counting on completing a triple play in his second inning of action. D-Rob on track for Tuesday return from DL David Robertson threw a bullpen session on Thursday at Tropicana Field and remains on track to be activated from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday, the first day that he would be eligible. Pineda's six shutout innings steer Yanks to sweep Michael Pineda tossed six shutout innings to lead the Yankees to a 2-0 win and a doubleheader sweep of the Cubs in the Bronx on Wednesday night. Brett Gardner and Scott Sizemore had RBIs. Yankees celebrate Jackie by honoring Mandela On June 21, 1990, Nelson Mandela made a visit to the old Yankee Stadium. Just freed after nearly three decades in prison, the future president of South Africa delivered his speech donned in a Yankees jacket and cap. On the occasion of the 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson forever shattered Major League Baseball's color barrier, the Yankees chose to honor Mandela. Cubs go 1-1 on replay challenges vs. Yankees The Cubs had mixed results with replay challenges in Wednesday's 3-0 loss in the opener of a doubleheader at Yankee Stadium. They were successful in overturning a call in the second inning, but were denied on another close play at first in the seventh. Roberts better, dealing with lower back strain Brian Roberts said that he is feeling better after being diagnosed with what he called a lower back strain, but manager Joe Girardi would like to give the Yankees infielder all of Wednesday's day-night doubleheader off. Yanks confident in backup catcher Murphy The Yankees are not hiding their high hopes for catcher John Ryan Murphy, who was called up from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday and will serve as the backup catcher to Brian McCann for the immediate future. Jeter returns to lineup for twin-bill nightcap After having more time than anticipated to rest his tight right quadriceps, Yankees captain Derek Jeter is returned to the lineup for the second game of Wednesday's day-night doubleheader against the Cubs. Sizemore rewarded with start at third base Scott Sizemore held the lineup card in his hands for a few extra beats at his Yankee Stadium locker on Wednesday, scanning the Yankees' lineup and finding his name in the No. 9 spot, playing third base. Tanaka's 10 K's lead Yanks in twin-bill opener Masahiro Tanaka limited the Cubs to a pair of bunt singles over eight scoreless innings and recorded 10 strikeouts in leading the Yankees to a 3-0 victory on Wednesday afternoon in the first game of a day-night doubleheader. Main character? Pineda writing riveting script Now that he's about to take the mound for his next start, let's stop discussing the "pine" in Pineda and talk about Michael Pineda himself. Because if his early April output is any indication, he just might be -- all pine tar drama aside -- one of the best stories in baseball this season. And the Yankees, frankly, might need him to be. Yanks call up reinforcements for day-night twin bill The Yankees have summoned catcher John Ryan Murphy and infielder Scott Sizemore from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, and both players will be with the club for Wednesday's day-night, separate-admission doubleheader against the Cubs. Steinbrenner: Yanks not in the market for infielder Despite injuries to Brian Roberts and Derek Jeter, the Yankees are not in the market for an additional infielder at the moment, Hal Steinbrenner, the team's principal owner, said on Tuesday morning. Cubs-Yankees rained out, to play two today Tuesday's game between the Yankees and Cubs at Yankee Stadium was postponed due to inclement weather and will be made up as part of a day-night, separate-admission doubleheader today at 1:05 p.m. ET. Beltran collects AL Player of the Week honors Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran has been named the American League Player of the Week after leading the league in total bases and slugging percentage over his last seven games. Once a question, Yankees' rotation a comfort With all the questions that the Yankees packed onto their charter flight leaving Spring Training -- and there were plenty -- the club headed into their first off-day of the regular season confident about the state of its starting rotation. Cervelli to DL with strained right hamstring Francisco Cervelli's career with the Yankees has taken another unfortunate twist. The catcher sustained a Grade 2 strain of his right hamstring during New York's 3-2 victory over the Red Sox on Sunday and is headed to the 15-day disabled list. First impression: Beltran steps up in big way When Francisco Cervelli strained his right hamstring running out a ground ball in the fourth inning Sunday night at Yankee Stadium, manager Joe Girardi looked down his very shortened bench and didn't have many options at first base: That's when Carlos Beltran again came through in the clutch. Yanks' winning challenge leads to key run The Yankees successfully challenged a fourth-inning call at first base on Sunday, as a video review determined Francisco Cervelli to be safe at first base on a run-scoring fielder's choice. Yanks honor Mandela prior to tonight's nightcap The Yankees unveiled a plaque to honor Nelson Mandela today, an event that was to coincide with the annual celebration of Jackie Robinson Day by Major League Baseball but was postponed a day due to rain. Nova, Beltran lead Yanks to series win over Red Sox Carlos Beltran homered as part of a three-hit performance, and Ivan Nova pitched solidly into the eighth inning as the Yankees defeated the Red Sox, 3-2, in an eventful contest on Sunday night at Yankee Stadium. Quad tightness keeps Jeter out of lineup The Yankees are managing another injury situation with team captain Derek Jeter, who was held out of Sunday night's lineup against the Red Sox with a tight right quadriceps. NY Mets Colon looks to put up more zeros against Braves Ervin Santana and Bartolo Colon toe the rubber at Citi Field on Saturday with the Braves seeking to secure the series win. Mets held to one hit by Braves pitchers Hours after trading Ike Davis, the Mets scratched out a single base hit, as Aaron Harang no-hit them for seven innings before David Wright singled with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning off reliever Luis Avilan. It wasn't nearly enough to rally the Mets to victory, and they lost Friday night's series opener, 6-0. Ike's time as a Met ends with trade to Bucs The Mets on Friday announced the club has acquired right-handed relief pitcher Zack Thornton and a player to be named later from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for infielder Ike Davis. C. Young returns to Mets' lineup Following his recovery from an injured right quadriceps, Chris Young returned to the lineup on Friday, batting fifth and playing center field against the Braves. Matsuzaka to back up injured starters Terry Collins announced plans to use recently promoted Daisuke Matsuzaka as injury insurance in case either of his hurting rotation members, Bartolo Colon and Jenrry Mejia, is unable to take his scheduled turn. Collins hoping for better fortunes at home Terry Collins is hopeful that his club can turn around its fortunes at Citi Field as they begin a 10-game homestand. "We've got to play better at home, which the last two years really kept us from being a team that was in the hunt," he said. Through hitting system, Mets aim to build winner What began as gentle prodding from staff members in Mets general manager Sandy Alderson's regime -- swing at strikes, not at balls -- has evolved into a system in which hitters are graded, judged, evaluated, acquired, traded, released and paid based upon their adherence to the Bases Per Out system. Mets complete sweep behind solid Gee Dillon Gee's seven shutout innings Wednesday put a cherry on their winning road trip, leading to a 5-2 victory over the D-backs and a 6-3 romp through Atlanta, Anaheim and Phoenix. Leaving home a struggling club, the Mets will return to Citi Field this weekend sitting one game above .500. Mets bring up Matsuzaka, outright lefty Lannan The Mets selected right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka's contract from Triple-A Las Vegas and outrighted left-hander John Lannan on Wednesday. C. Young eager to get back with Mets Considering that Chris Young landed on the disabled list before his first plate appearance with the Mets, the outfielder considers his return Friday to be his real season debut. SU Athletics Shafer Applauds Senior Class; Hunt Named MVP The Syracuse football program and head coach Scott Shafer honored 24 members of the 2013 senior class at the annual awards banquet, including 19 student-athletes and five managers. The 2013 senior class includes team captains Jay Bromley, Macky MacPherson, Jerome Smith and Marquis Spruill, in addition to Lucas Albrecht, Drew Allen, Ri'Shard Anderson, Daniel Anyaegbunam, Christopher Clark, Lewellyn Coker, Zian Jones, John Kinder, Charley Loeb, Keon Lyn, Zach McCarrell, Eric Morris, Steven Rene, Beckett Wales, Jeremi Wilkes, and senior managers Matt Ashe, Nick Capparelli, Anthony Dragona, Devin Hill, Zach Spitzer. Orange Nation Invited to Saturday's Spring Game 2014 Schedule | Purchase 2014 Tickets Eight Advance, Four Score at ACC Champs RESULTS Coach Shafer Introduces 'Next Fan Up' Ticket Offer Syracuse had coach Scott Shafer has a generous offer for 'Cuse Nation to celebrate his second season with the Orange. His 'Next Fan Up' campaign means that for every ticket purchased for the 2014 season against Villanova on Friday, August 29, Coach Shafer will buy an additional ticket for that fan. The offer includes season tickets already purchased. This special offer is available through Saturday, May 31, 2014. Orange Unveils 2014 Football Uniforms Today Syracuse Football unveiled their new Nike Pro Combat football uniform design for the 2014 season. Syracuse's football history is highlighted by a string of legends including Jim Brown, Floyd Little, and Ernie Davis, all sharing the number 44. Their collective legacy has forged the familiar Syracuse "Legend of 44" story, transcending football to become part of the fabric of the University. The number 44 has been woven into campus landscapes, its zip code, and even the school's phone extensions. No. 1 Orange Faces Notre Dame in ACC Regular-Season Finale A share of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) regular-season title is on the line when No. 1/2 Syracuse  takes on No. 9/8 Notre Dame on Saturday, April 19. Opening draw in Notre Dame, Ind. is set for 3 p.m. Syracuse-Hobart Turns 100 One of lacrosse's oldest rivalries heats up again when the fourth-ranked Orange visits Hobart for a 3 p.m. showdown at Boswell Field Saturday, April 19. The match is the 100th meeting in a series that dates back to the first year of varsity lacrosse at Syracuse. The Statesmen are the Orange's oldest rival as Hobart was Syracuse's first-ever varsity opponent back on April 26, 1916. Syracuse Heads To #9/8 Florida State For Marquee Matchup SYRACUSE, N.Y. - The Syracuse softball team takes its last Atlantic Coast Conference road trip of the season, traveling to nationally-ranked No. 9/8 Florida State for a three-game series beginning on Saturday, April 19. The teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday starting at 5 p.m. and will wrap up the series on Sunday, April 20 at 3 p.m. Tennis Beats Wake in Four Straight Matches The No. 69 Orange tennis team (5-13, 5-8 ACC) earned the first four points to defeat No. 74 Wake Forest (11-12, 3-11 ACC), X-X on its home courts on Friday afternoon at Drumlins. Amanda Rodgers and Komal Safdar were responsible for three of Syracuse's points, helping SU snap its three-game losing streak. Hehir Becomes SU's First ACC Individual Champion CHAPEL HILL, N.C.—Day one of the ACC Outdoor Track and Field Championships has finished and the Orange already earned its first-ever ACC Individual Champion with Martin Hehir winning the 10,000-meter run in school record time on Thursday evening at North Carolina's Belk Track. NY Giants Fan asks Steve Weatherford to Prom Giants Punter Steve Weatherford made one fans wish come true when he accepted an invite to Prom Giants offseason workouts begin Monday The Giants 2014 offseason workout program begins Monday as players return to the facility Mel Kiper's latest NYG Draft predictions ESPN draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. played GM for all 32 teams Eisen's Mailbag: NFC East offseason moves's Michael Eisen answers fan questions on the Giants offseason moves compared to the rest of the NFC East Fact or Fiction: Draft Day Predictions The staff debates Big Blue topics Five news items to start your day (4/18) Get caught up with the latest Big Blue happenings Make The Case: LB Mosley vs. LB Barr Media experts give their take on who the Giants should draft with the 12th pick. Memorable moments in NY vs. PHI rivalry looks back at the top games in the Giants rivalry with the Eagles 'Cuse alumni dig new unis; Coughlin flashback Ryan Nassib and Justin Pugh took to twitter to talk about the new Syracuse Football Uniforms Eisen's Mailbag: Rueben Randle's progress's Michael Eisen answers fan questions on the development of Rueben Randle Buffalo Bills Mock Draft Watch 9.0 The ninth edition of Mock Draft Watch – a rundown of the latest mock drafts compiled by via local and national NFL reporters. April 19, 1997: Bills select Antowain Smith with 23rd pick On this date in Bills history, RB Antowain Smith from the University of Houston was the Bills' No. 1 pick (23rd overall) in the 1997 NFL Draft. Draft Profile: WR Benjamin more than just a big target Florida State's Kelvin Benjamin knows he's got to improve his drop rate at the NFL level along with some other facets of his game. But there's no denying his upside. April 18, 1968: Bills sign Bob Kalsu The Bills signed Oklahoma All-American Bob Kalsu on April 18, 1968, but that's just the beginning of his story. You won't believe what Eric Wood autographed Eric Wood granted a unique autograph request on Thursday and made an even more unique offer to Bills fans. 2014 Draft Preview: Alabama S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix's Countdown to Draft Day preview series continues with a look at Alabama safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. Jim Kelly planning to spend Easter in Buffalo Jim Kelly plans to head home to Buffalo for the Easter holiday before returning to New York City next week to resume treatments. Draft Profile: TE Niklas eager to begin pro career Notre Dame TE Troy Niklas had to wait his turn with top flight talents in front of him with the Irish, but he doesn't want to wait any longer in getting his NFL career off the ground. Age is just a number to Fred Jackson Fred Jackson remains one of the NFL's most productive players, no matter his age. 2014 Draft Preview: Clemson WR Sammy Watkins's Countdown to Draft Day preview series continues with a look at Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins Keuka CollegeError in feed. Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Daily MessengerError in feed.YNN Amerks Come Out Firing Against Syracuse Tim Schaller, Luke Adam, Brayden Irwin, Nick Deslauriers, and Phil Varone all scored in a 5-1 win. Varone was named team MVP. Wings Split Doubleheader The Wings bounced back in game two of a Thursday home doubleheader against Pawtucket. Amerks Want to Stay Sharp for Playoffs With the likelihood of their first playoff series not starting until next weekend, head coach Chadd Cassidy says the last two games of the regular season remain important. Scholar Athlete of the Week: Kennedy Jensen Canandaigua Academy senior Kennedy Jensen's passion for running started early and has driven her to qualify for state competition in cross country three times and for the Nike Cross Nationals twice. Scholar Athlete of the Week: Jason Cherin World of Inquiry High School junior Jason Cherin is leading by example, as captain of both the varsity soccer and tennis teams. Scholar Athlete of the Week: Trent Maurer Trent Maurer is a dedicated member of the varsity lacrosse team and varsity football team at Penfield High school. Scholar Athlete of the Week: Ben Whitman Coach Jim Brunswick is describing Webster Thomas High School Senior Ben Whitman, a member of the school's cross country, indoor and outdoor track teams. Scholar Athlete of the Week: Joseph Foster III Edison Tech High School Senior Joseph Foster III says his motivation comes from his parents, who have always encouraged him to do his best. Scholar Athlete of the Week: Breanna Johnson Breanna Johnson will likely be remembered as the best girls basketball player to ever suit up for Pembroke Central. The four-year varsity player is the school's all-time leading scorer. She also plays for the volleyball and softball team. Scholar Athlete of the Week: Michaela Hale In the classroom, Michaela Hale is on top of her game. That's not an easy thing for a star athlete - who plays soccer, softball and basketball for Oakfield-Alabama. Finger Lakes Daily News 2014-04-19T12:13:28Z