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Orange Softball Dominates Region Awards

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Middletown, NY - The SUNY Orange softball team dominated the Region XV awards for 2015. The team has the Player of the Year, the Coach of the Year, and was the Region XV Champion. In addition to Player of the Year, Orange placed 4 other team members on the All Region Team. The future is bright for Orange as 4 of the 5 student athletes honored this season are freshmen and will be back with the Colts next year.

The 2015 Player of the Year is Erin Dunn, a freshman out of Chester High School. Erin did it all for the Colts this year. Erin was the ace of the staff on the mound and a fixture in the heart of the Colts lineup. Erin amassed 11 wins this season and had 93 strike outs. Her earned run average was an impressive 3.56. In the field, Erin was flawless; she had zero errors in 124 chances for a fielding percentage of 1.000. Erin was also a threat at the plate. The lefty hitter batted .381 and was the co-leader on the team in home runs.

Joining Dunn on the All Region Team are four outstanding players. Taylor Brummell, a Newburgh Free Academy graduate, played short stop and was the anchor of the lineup. Taylor was eighth in the nation in batting average and was the NJCAA Player of the Week in week 3. Brummell batted .526 with 31 rbi this season. She also had 15 extra base hits including 11 doubles. She was a co-leader on the team in home runs. Malory Porada is the lone sophomore on the All Region team for Orange. Malory, who played for John S, B urke H.S., played third base for Orange this year. Porada batted a hearty .414 with 24 runs scored. Courtney Jones also played at Newburgh Free Academy, and was Orange's stalwart catcher this year. She played in every game for the Colts. Jones had 30 hits for the Colts and batted .390. The fourth player on the All Region team is Valley Central graduate, Rebecca Wentink. Rebecca was Orange's leadoff hitter this year. Rebecca lead the team in extra base hits on her way to batting .412. Her great hitting, 6 stolen bases, and team leading 14 walks set the table for her to score a team leading 26 runs this season.

SUNY Orange Congratulates all of our All Region selections and the entire team and coaching staff on a good season!

Orange Dominates Dutchess, Wentink Earns First Win

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

SUNY Orange jumped out to an early lead on Dutchess and captured a 14-2 victory on Wednesday.

Twelve runs in the first three innings allowed the Colts to put the game away early. A hit by pitch, an RBI single by Erin Dunn, an RBI single by Emily Cox, and a two-run double by Cassandra Oquendo during the first inning and an RBI double by Courtney Jones, a two-run single by Cox, a walk by Oquendo, , and a two-run double by Rebecca Wentink in the second inning fueled the offense early. Wentink had a busy day at the plate, collecting two extra-base hits. Six hitters combined for 11 hits, 13 RBIs and 11 runs scored.
Erin Dunn's had 6 strikeouts and allowed two earned runs on two hits and no walks over five innings.

In game two, the Colts jumped out to an early lead on Dutchess and captured a 13-4 victory. A solo home run by Taylor Brummell in the first inning and an RBI single by Brittney House and a two-run triple by Rebecca Wentink during the second inning fueled SUNY Orange Colts' offense early. Brummell had three extra-base hits for SUNY Orange Colts.

Rebecca Wentink recorded the win for SUNY Orange allowing four runs over five innings while striking out one and giving up three walks. Colts continue play tomorrow at Lackawanna, PA at 3pm

Orange Splits Day with Mercyhurst NE

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

Cassandra Oquendo went 3-3 at the plate, sparking SUNY Orange Colts to a 6-3 victory in seven innings over Mercyhurst NE on Saturday in Game two. The colts fell to Mercyhurst NE 5-3 in game one.

Erin Dunn was a workhorse on the rubber while earning the win. Dunn pitched seven innings and allowed three earned runs, six hits and one walk while striking out five.

The top of the first saw SUNY Orange Colts take an early lead, 3-0. Courtney Jones got things going with a single, Taylor Brummell singled, plating Rebecca Wentink and Jones. The scoreboard lit up again when Brummell scored on a sacrifice fly by Malory Porada. Mercyhurst NE survived SUNY Orange Colts' surge and put up three runs of its own in the first.

The scoring continued into the second, as Orange scored one run on a groundout by Jones. SUNY Orange brought home one run in the fourth inning, and matched that run total in the seventh. In the fourth, Orange scored on an RBI single by Jones, scoring Oquendo.

Orange is now 6-3 overall, (2-1 region) and continues play tomorrow in Erie, PA against Mercyhurst NE and Onondaga CC.

House Leads Colts in Game 2 Splits with Nassau CC

Saturday, April 4th, 2015

After a loss in game one, an exceptional effort by Brittney House spurred SUNY Orange to a 19-11 win in six innings over Nassau CC on Wednesday. House lead with two home runs, going 2-4 in the game with three RBIs and two runs scored. The Colts beat Nassau CC thanks to 22 hits, including 11 extra base hits. Erin Dunn got the win allowing three runs over six innings. She struck out four, walked none and surrendered six hits.

Orange Continues play on Tuesday, April 7th at Home against Monroe College at 3pm.

Orange Musters Out Regional Win in Bitter Cold

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

The colts held on for a 21-19 victory over Monroe College in New Rochelle. Temperatures below freezing, along with pouring rain made it difficult for pitchers on either side to grip the ball, allotting for several walks. Orange's Erin Dunn stayed focused and collected 14 strikeouts on the day. Dunn helped her cause going 3-3 on the day with 2 walks of her own and scoring 4 times. Cassandra Oquendo had three hits of her own and 5 RBI's. The Colts (4-1 overall) will be on the road again tomorrow, April 1st 2015 at Nassau CC for a double header.

Orange Offense is Key in Outlasting Hagerstown and Corning

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

SUNY Orange Colts outlasted Hagerstown CC on Sunday after five lead changes, squeaking out a 9-7 win at Hagerstown, Maryland. Jessica Whitney had three extra-base hits for Orange. She doubled in the second inning, tripled in the fifth inning, and homered in the seventh inning. Erin Dunn recorded the win even though she allowed seven runs over seven innings. Dunn struck out three, walked three and gave up nine hits. Cassandra Oquendo, Whitney, Emily Cox and Courtney Jones combined for 10 hits and five RBIs.

The bats were busy at Hagerstown, Maryland on Sunday, and when the dust cleared the Colts had a 9-8 win over Corning in seven innings. The teams traded runs for most of the contest, leading to six lead changes in the game. Brittney House racked up two RBIs on three hits for SUNY Orange Colts. She singled in the second, sixth, and seventh innings. Erin Dunn recorded the win. She struck out six, walked three and surrendered 11 hits. Taylor Brummell Drove home Brittney House in the bottom of the 7th Inning for the Win!

Next up for the Colts is Monroe College on Tuesday, March 31st.

Colts Split on Opening Day

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

An eight-run explosion in the sixth inning led the SUNY Orange Colts to a 15-2 win in six innings over Corning at Hagerstown, MD on Saturday. The Colts scored in the sixth inning on an RBI double by Taylor Brummell, an RBI single by Emily Cox, a two-run home run by Erin Dunn, an RBI single by Courtney Jones, a two-run single by Brummell, and an RBI single by Cox.

Brummell racked up five RBIs on four hits for Orange. On the mound Dunn struck out eight, paving the way for an Orange win. Dunn allowed two earned runs, five hits and four walks over six innings. SUNY Orange never trailed after scoring four runs in the first on an RBI double by Jessica Whitney, a two-run home run by Brummell, and a sacrifice fly by Malory Porada. SUNY Orange increased its lead with three runs in the fifth. Porada singled, scoring Brummell to start the inning. That was followed up by Cassandra Oquendo's double, scoring Porada and Dunn

In the second game, SUNY Orange lost 15-5 to Mercyhurst NE Saturday at Hagerstown, Maryland. Taylor Brummell's three-hit day at the dish highlighted Orange's effort. Brummell had a busy day at the plate, collecting two extra-base hits. She tripled in the first inning, singled in the third inning, and doubled in the fifth inning. Courtney Jones went 3-4 at the plate while teammate Malory Porada went 2-3 with three RBI's.

Colts continue play tomorrow at 9:30am against Hagerstown CC.