August 23, 2007
The Tavern three-peats
Bob Ellis/staff photographer
Central City third baseman Set McMahon leaps as Tavern’s Tom Avery slides under the tage while stealing third.
Make it a three-peat for the black and gold.
The Tavern won the Cortland Fast Pitch League softball championship for the third straight year Wednesday night, beating Central City Bar & Grill 9-7 at Meldrim Field to sweep the title series.
The score was tied 6-6 heading into the seventh inning, and after The Tavern scored three times in the top of the frame, winning pitcher Mike Holl (two strikeouts) held Central City to one run in the bottom half to account for the final margin.
Tom Avery, the reigning league MVP (Roy Teeter Award), was the offensive standout for The Tavern, going 3-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored. Andy Bergstrom went 2-for-3 and scored a run, while Brian Taylor was 2-for-4 with a triple, RBI and two runs.
Josh Zach, who took the mound loss (also with two strikeouts), paced the Central City bats by going 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs. Morgan DuBois (triple, RBI, two runs) and Mike Lowie (run) both went 2-for-4 in the losing effort.
The Tavern, which finished third during the regular season, beat second-place King Sub, its sister team, two games to one in the first round of the playoffs to advance to the championship series. Central City won two straight after an opening playoff loss to oust regular-season champion Amelia’s Ristorante and earn its berth in the finals.
The Tavern won the opening game of the title series 10-7 on Monday night.
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C-State names assistant AD
Tracy Granozio has been named the Assistant Director of Athletics for Event Management, Marketing and Promotions at SUNY Cortland, according to Director of Athletics Joan Sitterly.
Granozio will oversee Cortland’s game-day athletic operations and serve as a department contact for corporate sponsorships and event promotions, among other duties. In addition, a portion of Granozio’s position is in Cortland’s Sport Management Department, where she will serve as a lecturer.
A native of Liverpool, Granozio graduated from Liverpool High School in 2001 and the University of Scranton in 2005. She earned a master’s degree in physical education/athletic administration from Springfield (Mass.) College this past spring.
Granozio worked in the Springfield Athletics Office for two years. While working in contest management at Springfield, she supervised home athletic contests for 35 intercollegiate teams and recruited and coordinated more than 35 volunteers for the 2006 NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Championship. She also managed event operations for both the Holiday Inn-Naismith Basketball Classic and the Basketball Hall of Fame Magic32 Hoophall Classic.
Granozio also oversaw operations at NCAA women’s soccer and women’s lacrosse games and organized Springfield’s end-of-year student-athlete awards banquet. In addition to her duties at Springfield, Granozio served as an athletics director intern at Ludlow (Mass.) High School in the fall of 2006.
Granozio was a four-year starter for Scranton’s softball team from 2001-05 and also worked as an intern to the school’s athletics director in the fall of her senior year. A four-year Dean’s List student, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in secondary education and Spanish and a minor in coaching.
Granozio has coached softball to athletes ages 5-18 in Central New York, including work at the Le Moyne College Softball Camp and with the Liverpool Blue Reign’s 14-and-under select travel team.
Granozio worked on the clerical staff in the Syracuse University football office each summer from 2002-06. She is a member of the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators and the National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators.