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Clarkson alpine skiers place second at USCSA Nationals

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LAKE PLACID — All five of the Clarkson University Alpine skiers finished in the top 25 of the USCSA Nationals giant slalom event on Wednesday afternoon, lifting the Golden Knights to their best ever finish with a second-place showing at Whiteface Mountain.

The Golden Knights came in second place, a little over 10 seconds behind the overall leader, among 21 teams. The slalom event scheduled for the women on Thursday has been postponed.

Clarkson had several strong runs in the first round that all but guaranteed a solid showing, but it was the second time down the mountain that had the Golden Knights moving up the leaderboard. Freshman Hayes Lowth (Meredith, NH) had the top time among Clarkson skiers, coming in 14th place among 105 skiers in 2:07.93, including a time of 1:02.39 in his second run which was good enough for 10th. The next few spots were all clogged with Clarkson skiers as the team held off all the other squads at the event. Sophomore Sean Donohue (Bolton Landing, NY) came in 17th place in 2:08.76 and junior Alex Slemp (Clifton Park, NY) took 19th in 2:09.94, which was keyed by an 11th-place showing in his second run (1:02.45). Senior Christian Perryman (West Lebanon, NH) then took 21st in 2:10.17 and sophomore Austin Florian (Southington, CT) followed in 22nd with a time of 2:10.80.

SLU BASEBALL WINS

In Fort Myers, Florida, senior Joe Riley pitched seven innings of two hit ball, striking out 13 and St. Lawrence University’s baseball team cruised to a 11-0 win over Principia College in a game which was called after the top of the seventh.

Riley improved to 2-0 on the season in an overpowering performance. He surrendered one-out singles in the fifth and sixth innings, but did not allow either runner to reach second. Riley, who has yet to surrender a run or a walk in two starts, got plenty of support as the Saints scored three in the third and blew it open with six in the bottom of the fourth.

The Saint runs in the third came with two outs as Zane Fish delivered a run scoring double and Chris Fernandez and Devin Robson had run-scoring singles. Chris Conlon’s double started the big fourth inning and Robson and Andrew Schreyack added rbi singles.

The Saints concluded the scoring with two more runs in the bottom of the sixth on Mark Syron’s sacrifice fly and a single by Bryan Palermo.

The Saints will play Fredonia on Friday and conclude their southern trip against Coast Guard on Saturday.

POTSDAM WOMEN’S LAX GAME PPD.

Due to stormy and snowy conditions, tomorrow’s SUNY Potsdam lacrosse game at Morrisville has been postponed. A make up date for the contest has not yet been determined.

The Bears are off until Thursday, March 20, when they host St. Lawrence University at 4 p.m.

CLARKSON BASEBALL

The Clarkson University baseball team’s scheduled season-opening double-header in Florida against SUNY Brockport was postponed. The Golden Knights are now slated to begin the season this morning against SUNY Oneonta in a double-header starting at 9:30 a.m. in Auburndale, Florida.

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