The Panthers softball nearly ended the season on a dramatic note, coming up just short of pulling off a come-from-behind win in the season finale on Saturday. Playing host to Mohawk Valley Community College, the Panthers lost game one 8-0 before being nipped by a score of 7-6 in game two. Tompkins Cortland ends the season with a record of 1-19 while Mohawk Valley is now 12-12.
The Panthers softball team faced off with one of the hottest-hitting teams in the region Wednesday, hosting SUNY Adirondack. The result was a pair of losses for the home team, 28-1 ad 10-2. Tompkins Cortland is now 1-17 overall and in Region III. Adirondack is 8-14 overall and 8-6 in Region III.
The Panthers softball team snapped a season-long losing streak on Tuesday, rallying to beat Cayuga Community College in extra innings, 9-7, in game one of a doubleheader in Auburn. Cayuga took game two 12-0, but the win in game one ended a 14-game skid for the Panthers. Tompkins Cortland is now 1-15 overall and in Region III. Cayuga is 5-11 overall and 5-9 in Region III.
Ashley Shortsleeve has signed her NJCAA National Letter of Intent to play for the Panthers. The Cortland High standout will play both softball and basketball for the College while enrolling in the General Studies program with plans to ultimately pursue a four-year degree in physical education.
Coming of its best offensive performance of the season on Tuesday, the Panthers softball team had one of its toughest days at the plate on Thursday, managing just four hits and one run on the afternoon while losing to Corning Community College, 20-0 and 23-1. Tompkins Cortland is now 0-14 on the year while Corning is 15-12 overall and 9-6 in Region III.
The Panthers softball team had its best offensive day of the season Tuesday, scoring 14 runs over the course of a doubleheader at Finger Lakes Community College. Even with the uptick in scoring, the Panthers remained winless on the year with a pair of losses to the Lakers, 18-6 and 18-8. Tompkins Cortland is now 0-12 on the year while Finger Lakes is 4-22 overall and 4-16 in Region III.
The Panthers softball team had another rough day on Saturday, losing to Onondaga Community College 24-0 and 21-4. Tompkins Cortland is now 0-10 on the year while Onondaga is 16-9 overall and 9-1 in Region III.
The Panthers softball team continued to struggle on both sides of the plate Thursday, losing doubleheader to Jefferson Community College, 20-1 and 11-1. Tompkins Cortland is now 0-8 on the year. Jefferson is 5-9 overall and 5-5 in Region III.
The doubleheader scheduled for Tuesday (4/16) at home vs. Fulton-Montgomery has been postponed due to poor field conditions. No makeup date has yet been scheduled.
Makeup dates have been announced for two other early season postponements: the Panthers will play at Cayuga Community College on April 30 and will host Monroe Community College on May 7.
The Panthers softball team played host to the top team in the region – and one of the best in the nation – on Saturday. With Herkimer College coming to Dryden, the Panthers saw firsthand why the Generals are so highly regarded, getting blanked in both ends of the doubleheader, losing 27-0 and 16-0. Tompkins Cortland is now 0-6 on the year. With the wins, Herkimer, the #2-ranked team in the nation, is now 21-5 overall and 6-0 in Region III.
The Panthers softball team fell to 0-4 on the season with a pair of losses to SUNY Broome on Wednesday, 8-0 and 15-1. All four Tompkins Cortland losses have come in Region III play. With the wins, Broome improves to 5-5 overall and 5-3 in Region III on the year.
The baseball and softball games scheduled for Saturday, April 6 have been postponed due to poor field conditions. The baseball team was scheduled to host Niagara County Community College and the softball team was scheduled to host Monroe Community College. Makeup dates have not yet been confirmed.
The 2019 season got off to a rough start for the Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team Thursday as the Panthers dropped a doubleheader to Erie Community College, 28-1 and 19-0. Tompkins Cortland is 0-2 while Erie is now 4-2 on the year.
The baseball and softball games scheduled for Tuesday, April 2 have been postponed. The snow that welcomed the month of April has left fields unplayable, so the baseball doubleheader at Jamestown Community College and the softball doubleheader at Cayuga Community College have been postponed.
The Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team will host three Spring Softball Clinics, all in the comfort of the BorgWarner Morse TEC Field House in the College's Athletics Facility.
Details and on the clinics, along with an application, can be found on the Sports Camps page.
An information meeting for anyone interested playing intercollegiate softball at Tompkins Cortland is scheduled for Wednesday, January 30 at 12:30 p.m. in the Athletics Facility Field House. This meeting is for all returning players as well as any student interested in playing for the Panthers this year. If you are interested but can't make the meeting, get in touch with Coach Kinsman in the athletics office.
Seven Tompkins Cortland Community College student-athletes have been honored for their academic excellence by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). Bridger Carreau (Marietta, Ga./Lassiter H.S.), Nicole Deselets (Cherry Valley/Cherry Valley H.S.), Sage Garrison (Odessa/Odessa-Montour H.S.), Amanda Green (Lansing/Lansing H.S.), Liam Moneypeny Hall (Dryden/Dryden H.S.), Austin Kulas (Moravia/Moravia H.S.), and Kaylie Yerdon (Cherry Valley/Cherry Valley H.S.) were recognized for their excellence in the classroom.
Maranda Kinsman has been named the head softball coach at Tompkins Cortland Community College. Kinsman, who served as an assistant coach last season, replaces Dave Stevenson in the top seat. Stevenson, who will continue to coach the College’s women’s basketball team, led the Panthers softball team for a total of three seasons.
Eight Tompkins Cortland Community College student-athletes have been recognized as Academic All-Region by Region III of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). Bridger Carreau (Marietta, Ga./Lassiter H.S.), Nicole Deselets (Cherry Valley/Cherry Valley H.S.), Sage Garrison (Odessa/Odessa-Montour H.S.), Amanda Green (Lansing/Lansing H.S.), Austin Kulas (Moravia/Moravia), Cecelia Swan (Cassadaga Valley/Cassadaga Valley H.S.), Ridge Walker (Moravia/Moravia), and Kaylie Yerdon (Cherry Valley/Cherry Valley) were recognized for their excellence in the classroom.
Tompkins Cortland Community College sophomore Bailey Rose (Dryden/Dryden H.S.) has been voted to the Mid-State Athletic Conference softball all-conference team. A total of 16 players were selected to the all-conference team by the coaches from the six MSAC programs.
The 2018 season came to an end for the Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team Sunday with the Panthers on the losing end of a doubleheader sweep at Erie Community College. The Panthers lost by scores of 12-1 and 10-2 to end the season with a record of 6-14. Erie improves to 16-10.
The nicest day of the season weather-wise didn’t translate into a nice day results-wise for the Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team Tuesday as the Panthers dropped both ends of a doubleheader with Mohawk Valley Community College, 10-4 and 11-3. The Panthers are now 6-10 on the year while Mohawk Valley improves to 2-10.
The softball doubleheader against Niagara County Community College scheduled for Sunday, 4/29, has been cancelled due to the weather. The Panthers hope to return to action Tuesday at home against Mohawk Valley Community College for a doubleheader that was originally scheduled for earlier in the season but postponed due to the weather.
A pair of slugfests went the way of the Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team Tuesday as the Panthers wept a doubleheader from Finger Lakes Community College, 14-6 and 20-11. The Panthers are now 4-6 overall and in Region III. Finger Lakes drops to 2-18 overall and 1-11 in region.
The Tompkins Cortland Community College softball team dropped a pair of road games Sunday, falling to SUNY Adirondack 13-4 and 14-12. The Panthers are now 2-6 on the year. Adirondack improves to 6-8 overall and 6-0 in Region III.