By Tommy Schaffer
This past weekend there were a few teams who ended their 2012 regular and post seasons.
The baseball team ended their season this past weekend with a double-header against Skidmore. The Dutchmen split the weekend series against the Thoroughbreds. Union finished the season 18-22 overall and 12-16 in the Liberty League.
They finished the season sixth in the conference, two spots out of the playoff picture. Seniors John Moore and Nick Ranalli were honored for Senior Day this past weekend as well. The team improved from last season winning four more games than last year. The softball team ended the season in the Liberty League Tournament this past weekend. Union was the defending Liberty League champions as they faced off against the University of Rochester and St. Lawrence in the tournament. The Dutchwomen had heart-breaking games both teams, only losing by one run in each game.
Union finished the season with a 20-18 record overall and a 4-6 record in the Liberty League. They finished third overall in the Liberty League for the regular season. Three seniors Nina Cervini, Lauren Hoffman and Erika Hillenbrand played in their last games for the Dutchwomen. These seniors leave having won two Liberty League titles in their four years playing for the softball team. Both the men’s and women’s track and field teams competed in the NYSCTC Championships this past weekend. Freshman Kyle Tevlin took second place in the javelin throw with a distance of 49.42 meters. Senior Kaitlin Camilleri led the women as she took third place in the hammer throw with a distance of 47.09 meters. Several Union competitors will be competing in the ECAC Championships on May 17 and May 18 at RPI. The men’s and women’s tennis teams both ended their seasons this past weekend in the Liberty League Tournament. Both teams played Vassar in the opening round of the Tournament, but neither team could pull off the victory.
The men’s team finished 4-7 on the season. They lose Dan Nault, the lone senior on the team. The women’s team finished 6-9 on the season. They lose seniors Melanie Watman, Liz Lehmann, Brittnay Gilbert and Andie Coopersmith.
With the conclusion of their seasons, all these teams are looking to improve and make a statement in 2013.