Niagara Gazette

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April 15, 2013

Local Colleges: NF native on nationally ranked relay team

Niagara Gazette — BUFFALO - Niagara Falls High School graduate Jazlyn Porter makes up one-fourth of the nation's 10th-ranked college 4x400-meter relay team, part of a Buffalo State College women's outdoor track and field team ranked the 24th best Division III squad in the nation by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Porter, a freshman majoring in Communications, is joined on the relay team by Sasa Vann, Sasha Henry and Tara Murphy.

BASEBALL

Niagara University 15, St. Peter's 11

The Purple Eagles built a 10-0 lead but the host St. Peter's Peacocks rallied twice.  In the end, Niagara emerged 15-11 winners in Jersey City. 

Niagara's Jordan Schwartz had three hits, scored twice and drove in two runs.  Also producing runs for the Purple Eagles were Michael Fuhrman, Greg Rodgers and Thomas Rodrigues, who all scored to RBIs.

Niagara improved to 12-22 overall and 7-5 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.

Niagara County Community College 10, Alfred State 2 (Game 1)

The Thunderwolves hosted Alfred State in a doubleheader Sunday and swept the Pioneers beginning with a 10-2 victory.  Jake Meehan drive in two runs with two hits, while pitcher George Weber earned his third win of the season.

Niagara County Community College 2, Alfred State 0 (Game 2)

Mike Elwood hit a triple and drove in a run as the Thunderwolves edged their visitors in a much closer game in the nightcap.   Brandon Bielecki struck out eight batters in six innings to earn the win.

NCCC improved its record to 14-10 overall and 5-1 in Region III.

SOFTBALL

Marist 7, Niagara University 5 (Game 1)

Niagara University hosted Marist on Sunday and split a doubleheader with the Red Foxes.  Alexis Wayne went 2-for-4 for the Purple Eagles and scored three RBIs but Marist took advantage of a five-run third inning to defeat their hosts.

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