Corning senior athletes Zachary Sullivan and Hailey Blencowe are both headed to Division I universities to play ball.
Sullivan signed a National Letter of Intent on Tuesday afternoon to play baseball at Stony Brook University on Long Island. Less than an hour earlier, Blencowe signed to play softball at St. Bonaventure in Olean.
The signings took place at the media center at Corning West High School.
Sullivan is a three-year starting shortstop for the Hawks and was an All-Southern Tier Athletic Conference pick the last two seasons. He was a fourth-team Class AA all-state pick this year after batting .433. He competed in the New Balance Area Code Baseball Games this summer in Long Beach, Calif. and batted .417 with one of eight regional teams in the event.
Sullivan is an honor roll student at Corning East High School and plans to major in business administration at Stony Brook.
Stony Brook, which plays in the America East Conference along with Binghamton University, advanced to the NCAA Division I World Series in 2012.
Blencowe, a second baseman, is a five-year varsity starter in softball and was a STAC all-conference pick last season. She had a .413 batting average and committed only one error.
She also plays travel softball for the TC Tremors Gold of Binghamton and was picked this past season to play in the TV All-American game in Aurora, Colo.
Blencowe helped Corning to its third straight Section 4 Class AA volleyball title this fall. She is also a standout in bowling.
She has a 3.8 grade point average at Corning West and plans on majoring in biology at St. Bonaventure.
St. Bonaventure, a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference, had a 10-42 record last season.