College Corner: Regan Rome finding postseason stride at William & Mary

By Bill Arsenault - For Times Leader | May 18th, 2017 5:43 pm

Regan Rome prepped for the upcoming NCAA Division I East Regionals by capturing the 5,000-meter run at the ECAC Championships last weekend in Princeton, N.J. The Dallas High grad posted a winning time of 16:14.30 and now looks forward to the Regionals May 25-27 in Lexington, Ky. and, hopefully, the Nationals June 7-10 in Eugene, Ore.

The William & Mary sophomore currently stands 27th in the 5K in the East. She finished second in the Regionals last year and went on to earn All-American honors by finishing seventh in the Nationals. She ranks fifth in the 10,000-meter run with a time of 33:36.19. She’s only raced that distance once in her career and that came on April 1 when she finished first at the Colonial Relays in Williamsburg, Va.

Senior Cassandra Gill wrapped up her college career by finishing second in the 10,000-meter run at the ECAC meet. Her time of 35.09.75 was a personal record and stands 70th on the East Regional leaderboard. The Holy Redeemer grad captured the 10K (35:50.49) and the 5K (17:20.33) at the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championships on May 6-7 in Lawrenceville, N.J.

Honors for Alguire

Susquehanna senior Gabby Alguire was named Landmark Conference Field Athlete of the Year and was an All-Landmark first-team choice on May 10 after winning the javelin title for the fourth straight year at the league outdoor championships May 6-7 in Bethlehem with a toss of 148 feet, 5 inches.

The three-time All-American, a Tunkhannock Area grad, is seeded first on the Division III NCAA leaderboard with a 155 foot, 4 inch effort and will shoot for her fourth straight certificate May 25-27 at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, OH.

Yankosky top freshman

Tyler Yankosky was named PSAC East Freshman of the Year for his pitching with the Millersville baseball team. The 6-foot-6, 205-pound right-hander, a Wyoming Valley West grad, has pitched in 11 games with 10 starts and has a 4-1 record with a 4.78 earned run average.

In 52.2 innings, he’s given up 45 hits and 33 runs, 28 earned, with 25 walks and 46 strikeouts.

NCAAs For Skrepenak, Fordham

Sophomore Chelsea Skrepenak and the Fordham softball team traveled to Salt Lake City for an NCAA Division I Regional game against host Utah on Thursday. The Rams will take a 45-15 record into the tourney after capturing their fifth straight Atlantic 10 Conference title.

Skrepenak, from Dallas and a Holy Cross grad, is hitting .235 (13 for 55) with five doubles, three home runs, 22 runs scored and 15 runs batted in. She’s 6 for 6 in stolen bases. Sophomore Maria Trivelpiece, a Hazleton Area grad, is hitting .236 (13 for 55) with five runs batted in and 15 runs scored.

Bugonowicz pitching in

Junior Michael Bugonowicz is a key member of the Shenandoah baseball team. The 6-foot-2, 260-pound right-hander has a 6-1 record and a 2.09 earned run average for the 36-8 Hornets. In 51.2 innings, the Hanover Area grad has given up 34 hits and 17 runs, 12 earned, with 19 walks and 41 strikeouts.

He’s picked up his latest victory with a 4-1 decision over Virginia Wesleyan in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Tournament. He worked 8.2 innings and gave up four hits, an unearned run while walking five and striking out nine.

First team for Snyder

Senior Elliot Snyder was named to the MAC Commonwealth first team for his work as a relief pitcher with the Widener baseball team, the Pride posted a 26-15 record this season.

The 6-foot, 180-pound right-hander, a Crestwood grad, pitched in 17 games out of the bullpen for the Pride and had a 6-1 record with three saves and a 2.33 earned run average. Snyder worked 27 innings and gave up 27 hits and seven runs, all earned, with 10 walks and 13 strikeouts.

Roccograndi came up big

Freshman infielder Rachel Roccograndi hit just .234 (22 for 94) for the 9-23 Concordia (N.Y.) softball team but the Nanticoke Area grad had two big hits for the Clippers during the season.

She hit a two-run home run in the top of the eighth inning for a 3-2 victory over Post on April 12 and her homer in the third inning proved to be the game-winner in a 2-1 triumph over Bloomfield on May 1. She also had six doubles, eight runs batted in and 12 runs scored. In the field, she made five errors on 108 chances (.954).

Gabriel with Bison rowers

Sophomore Emily Gabriel sat in the sixth seat with Bucknell’s second Varsity 8 boat and helped the Bison finish fourth in the Patriot League Championships last Friday in Camden, N.J. Bucknell totaled 34 points with Gabriel’s boat winning its heat in 7:32.861 and earn a berth in the Grand Finale where the boat finished second to Navy with a time of 7:41.277. Gabriel is from Forty Fort and is a Wyoming Seminary grad.

Davies helped the Huskies

Redshirt sophomore Alyssa Davies pitched in 15 games with one start for the Bloomsburg softball team that posted a 31-20 record and saw the season end with a 2-1 loss to Kutztown and a 5-3 loss to Charleston in the NCAA Division II Regionals last weekend.

The Crestwood grad had a 2-2 record with a 3.44 earned run average. In 38.2 innings, she gave up 42 hits and 42 runs, 19 earned, with 17 walks and 18 strikeouts. She pitched a six-inning complete game 8-0 victory over Clarion on April 15, giving up five hits, walking one and striking out five.

Klein showed off his speed

Sophomore David Klein hit .273 (38 for 139) for the 16-23 Penn State-Harrisburg baseball team. He had six doubles, a triple, 20 runs batted in and was second on the team with 30 runs scored. The Hazleton Area grad walked 17 times and was 9 for 10 in stolen bases and controlling center field, he had four errors on 81 chances (.951). Klein hit .274 in 37 games as a freshman.

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By Bill Arsenault

For Times Leader