Spallone Named SUNYAC Co-Pitcher of the Year; Three Knights Named All-Conference

GENESEO, N.Y. – SUNY Geneseo senior pitcher Corrin Spallone was named State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Co-Pitcher of the Year and joined senior catcher Ashley Fillmore and junior infielder Courtney Budynas on the All-Conference team, announced Tuesday. All awards were voted on by the SUNYAC softball coaches.

Spallone was named as Co-Pitcher of the Year with Jamie Lachall from Cortland and  was also a first-team All-Conference selection. She went 8-2 in SUNYAC play and led the conference in wins (8) and innings pitched (77.1) and was third in strikeouts (58) and eighth in ERA (2.35). She was selected SUNYAC Pitcher of the Week on April 20. Overall she had a career-high 16 wins, including her first collegiate no-hitter on March 20, when she shut out McDaniel 2-0. She finishes her career in the top-10 of numerous Geneseo pitching records, including sixth in career wins (35) and fourth in career strikeouts (315).

Spallone joins Sarah Taub '03 (2002, 2003) as the only Knights to earn SUNYAC Pitcher or Player of the Year honors.

Fillmore earned second-team honors. She had a .345 batting average in conference games, and had a team-best .446 on-base percentage. She tied for fourth in walks (9) and tied for eighth in runs (16) in the conference. For the season she hit .343 in 34 games, with seven doubles, one triple and two homeruns. She led the team in walks (13) and stolen bases (7), was second in on-base percentage (.427) and tied for second with 28 runs scored. She has earned a spot on several Geneseo career-best lists, including second in walks (50), second in steals (46), third in runs (114) and holds the single-season record for stolen bases (28 in 2013).

In addition, Fillmore earned All-Tournament team selection for the SUNYAC championships. She went six-for-17 (.352) in five games, scoring four runs.

Budynas was also a second-team All-SUNYAC choice. She hit .371 in SUNYAC play, with three home runs and 12 RBI. Her home run total tied her for seventh in the conference and she was eighth in the SUNYAC in hits (23). Overall she hit .363 for the Knights in 38 games, and led the team in RBI (26), slugging percentage (.540) and tied for the team lead in home runs (4).

Geneseo finished its regular season with a 28-12 mark, the most wins since the 2004 team won the same number and best winning percentage (.700) since the 2003 team went 29-7. The Knights lost to Cortland in the SUNYAC title game, but it was their best tournament showing since the 2002 team won the program's sole conference championship. The team's 18-game winning streak during the regular season was the second-longest in the school's softball history.