A Page -- April 11, 2011

Megan TakacsAlexa Rozelle (left) set up Megan Takacs (right) for the second goal of the game against the Wildcats.
(L) is Chagrin High alumna Megan Takacs and in the right photo on the right is Takacs getting greeted by teammate Alexa Rozelle, who set up Takacs for a Cal goal against Villanova

Chagrin Falls High alumna Megan 

Takacs, a merit award winner and two-

sport, multiple-year all-Ohioan here, is 

now one of the hottest collegiate lacrosse 

players in the Bay Area; Berkeley 

sophomore has had two four-point games 

in the last week

April 11, 2011

By Norm Weber
Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor

BERKELEY – Chagrin Falls High alumna Megan Takacs has continued her upward ride through big-time college lacrosse this season from where she left it off at the end of the 2011 campaign with the University of California at Berkeley.

The sophomore midfielder is second on the UC-Berkeley team in scoring with 26 goals and 13 assists for 39 points. 

Takacs’ baker’s dozen assists leads the Golden Bears in the helper category.
In 2010, she had an outstanding freshman season when she was fifth on the team in scoring with 18 points (7 goals and 11 assists). As a newcomer to West Coast collegiate lacrosse last season, 

Takacs played in all 18 games, but quickly caught the eye of the coaches and managed 10 starts.

Part of the quick elevation to starter status at Berkeley for Takacs was as a result of her breakout game against Fresno State in which she erupted for two goals and two assists for four points the last week of April.

Later that same week she added a goal and an assist in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament win over Saint Mary's.

This April Takacs has been one of the hottest collegiate lacrosse players in the Bay Area, starting all 18 games and leading the Golden Bears to an 8-6 overall mark. Berkeley is a serious MPSF contender as well, coming into the weekend with an 8-6 record.

Friday Takacs scored a goal for eight meters out to give Berkeley a 4-2 lead, but the Golden Bears wound up dropping one to Oregon, 16-14.

In the high-scoring fest against the Ducks, Takacs wound up with a hat trick and one assist for four points.

The four points matched her total from one week ago against ninth-ranked Stanford. Takacs scored two goals and had two assists against the Cardinal, sharing team0hgh honors with four points. She also had team-high honors with three ground balls, which also tied her for game-best total.

The last week of March Takacs scored two goals and one assist in an 11-2 Golden Bear thrashing against Villanova.

Earlier in the season Takacs had a hat trick and an assist for four points in a rout over Lafayette.
She also had two goals and an assist against Northwestern.

At Chagrin Falls High School, Takacs was the team MVP. At the high school level, she was a three-time, first-team All-American and four-time all-Ohio player.

Also at Chagrin, she was a member of the Great Lakes Team 1 for the WDNT in her sophomore and junior years. 

A natural Student/Athlete, led her school in assists for four years and scored 221 goals in her career at CFHS, where she was a four-year, varsity, all-state soccer S/A as well. Much of the athletic part of it comes from her dad Neil, who swam collegiately for UCON, but her mom Janet contributed as well.

Most importantly of all, as Student/Athlete at CFHS, Takacs received the academic merit award for maintaining a grade-point average of 3.5 or above all four years of high school. She is still undecided in her major at Berkeley.

B-W Men and Women Each Claim Titles at Annual 

OWU Marv Fyre Meet in Delaware

By Kevin Ruple
Chief Information Disseminator, BWC 

DELAWARE, OHIO -- The Baldwin-Wallace College men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams each claimed a team title today (Saturday, April 9, 2011) at the 14-team Ohio Wesleyan University Marv Frye Invitational Meet in Delaware, Ohio.  This is the fourth overall and second scored team meet of the outdoor season.

The Yellow Jacket women totalled 111.50 points and outdistanced second place Case Western Reserve University by 12.25 points.  The meet title was the second in two outdoor meets (17-0 record) and combined with their five indoor meet crowns (45-0 record), the team has a seven-meet winning streak.  The B-W men totalled 119.50 points to best second place OWU by 7.5 points (OWU is coached by B-W graduate Kris Boey).  The Jacket men have now won four meet titles this season (indoors and outdoors) and have a combined 58-5 record.

For the women, senior 3-time Division III All-Amrican Kim Chinn (Zanesville/ West Muskingum) won the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 10:30.74 to break the OWU Stadium record and automatically qualify for this spring’s NCAA Division III National Championship Meet from May 26-28, and ironically at OWU. Her time also was 0.21 seconds shy of her own school record. In addition, Chinn joined freshman Nicole Smith (Geneva), sophomore Brittany Sterling (Lima/ Senior) and freshman Jamie Clapacs (Willoughby Hills/ South) on the second place 4 x 400-meter relay team in 4:05.54.
South Grad Jamie Clapacs

In addition to Chinn, senior heptathlete Emily Oliver (Waynesburg/ Sandy Valley) won the 400-meter hurdles in a season’s-best time of 1:05.53.  Placing second were Clapacs in the 800-meter run in a season’s-best time of 2:19.20, the 4x400 relay squad and sophomore thrower Christine Perrine (Middleburg Heights/ Midpark) in the hammer with a season’s-best throw of 150-feet and 10-inches. Placing third were Smith in the 400-meter dash with a season’s-best time of 59.19 seconds, Perrine in the shot put with a season’s-best throw of 41’1.5” and senior Erin Norton (Lakewood/ Senior) in the hammer with a season’s-best throw of 143’5”.

The men were led by a 1-2-3-4 finish in the shot put and a domination of the throwing events. Junior Miles Moore (Gettysburg, Pa./ Delone Catholic) won the shot put with an NCAA Div. III provisional qualifying throw of 52’ 0.5”. Senior 4-time All-American Kevin Phipps (Patsakala/ Watkins Memorial) was second with a season’s-best and NCAA provisional qualifying throw of 51’4.25”. Sophomore Zach Marinucci (Brunswick) was third at 48’1.25”. And, while sophomore Mitch Supan (Medina/ Walsh Jesuit) placed fourth with a toss of 47’5”, he also is already provisionally nationally qualified.

In the discus, Supan won the event with a throw of 163’7” with Phipps second at 162’2”, senior Matt Kromer (Parma/ Senior) third at 147’10” and Marinucci was fifth.  Phipps (174’0) and Supan (171’4”) are already qualified for this year’s national meet.

In the hammer, Phipps won the event with a school-record and automatic qualifying throw of 198’4” and Supan was second at 173’0”. In addition, Marinucci was eighth, Kromer 11th and Moore 17th in the 40-person field of competitors.  Phipps and Supan are qualified for the national meet in this event.

In addition to the throwers, the 4 x 100-meter relay team of freshman Shawn Cordes (Litchfield/ Medina Buckeye), junior Mike Smith (Wintersville), junior Dan Sloat (Medina/ Senior) and freshman anchor Kevin Johnson (Garfield Heights/ Cleveland St. Ignatius) won in a season’s-best time of 42.85 seconds. And, placing third were Cordes in the 200-meter dash in a season’s-best time of 22.45 seconds and freshman vaulter/ decathlete Brandon Eddy (Cuyahoha Heights) in the pole vault at 14’0.5”. Eddy (15’7”) is already provisionally qualified.

Oberlin  Salvages a Split with Denison

By Mike Mancini

Oberlin, Ohio – After a lackluster performance in game one that resulted in a 9-0 loss, the Oberlin College baseball team rebounded to win game two by the score of 9-3 against Denison University on Sunday afternoon. 

Senior Ryan Mouch (1-0), who has pitched soundly throughout the season, picked up his first-career win as he worked five innings of three-hit ball. He also walked three and struck out three on 77 pitches – 48 of which went for strikes. All three of Denison’s runs were charged to him. 

Classmate Ben Puterbaugh had a breakout game at the plate as he was 4-for-4 with three doubles, three RBI’s and two runs scored. 
Ryan Mouch

Denison used sixth pitchers in the nightcap, but it was starter Davis Holmes (1-2) who took the loss as the Yeomen roughed him up for three runs in his lone inning on the bump. The Yeomen posted the three-spot via Puterbaugh’s two-run double to right and Max Phinney’s RBI groundout.

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Magnificat dominates Collinwood's 

Maralyn West Invite; Margaret Frank, 

Laura Hogan, Izzy Haney, Morgan 

Koelliker establish personal bests

By Norm Weber
Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor

CLEVELAND (COLLINWOOD) -- Magnificat High School steamrolled to the championship of the Maralyn West Invitational Track Meet over the weekend here in the Collinwood Athletic Complex Stadium.

Four girls established personal records for the Blue Streaks while two girls took home titles in individual events. Two other girls combined for nearly 1/6th Mags’ point total. The Streaks outdistanced the 13-team field by quite a margin, scoring 123 points for a fine victory.

Mentor and Buchtel were tied for second with Wadsworth taking fourth and Euclid fifth.

PRs for Mags were achieved by Margaret Frank (110H 18.78), Laura Hogan (3200 11:46.98, Izzy Haney (300H 55.02) and Morgan Koelliker (Discus 102-8).
Kat Stutlz contributed to two Mags firsts

First place finishes were earned by Blue Streak senior Kat Stultz (1600), Laura Hogan (3200) and 4x400 (Sam Birchfield, Kat Stultz, Rachel Hlatky. Abi Marquard).

On the specialist-with-depth end of things, Melissa Brooks and Koelliker were a great combo for Mags, scoring a total of 19 points in the discus and shot put.  

From the versatility and support ends, Mags earned great rewards from its field Student/Athletes Overall, the field event ladies scored a total of 31 points to contribute to the team total.

Furthermore, the Streaks’ 9th/10th grade relays contributed to the point total by finishing 3rd in the 1,600m relay and 4th in the 400m relay.

“We have always been a team that enjoys pulling together our collective talents in order to enjoy success as a full team unit,” Mags coach Anjanette Arabian said.  “Yesterday was perfect example of that team philosophy.  We look forward to moving forward through the remainder of the season with the same energy and enthusiasm.”

The Streaks have a dual meet with St. Joseph Academy in West Park on Wednesday and one the next day at Lutheran West High School and then travel to Gilmour Academy for the Miele Invitational on Saturday, April 16th.

This Week’s Featured Team of the Week 

is Beachwood Bison Baseball

By Ryan Peters

This week's Featured Team of the Week is the Beachwood High School varsity baseball team. This past week, the Varsity Baseball to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for Spring training and to kickoff their season. This week they defeated Worthington Christian by a score of 1-0 and Bethlehem by a score of 3-2 in eight innings.
Head Coach Ben Singer is entering his third season as head coach with a record of 23-20. His staff assistant coaches include Todd Butler (8th season), Howard Taub (2nd season), Dallas Puskar (1st season), Joe Leonette (1st season) and Nathan Munn (1st season).

Last season the team finished the season with a 14-9 overall record and a 6-6 record within the Chagrin Valley Conference. The baseball team finished 3rd in the conference and was Sectional runners-ups. With nine returning letter winners, the season looks very bright for the Bison. Returning letter winners include: Seniors, Josh Schwarz (Captain), P, OF; Andrew Somogyi (Captain), P, OF; Jake Weiss (Captain), OF; Zach Smith, P, 1B; and Juniors Ryan Moss, P, 1b; Matt Levine, SS, P; Jared Moss, C; Jeff Murtaugh, OF, C, P; and David Stern, IF.
"This looks to be a very exciting season for the Bison baseball team," says Head Coach Ben Singer. "We return a strong core of solid players from last year’s team including our top four pitchers."
Defensively the team will be tough to beat, especially in the outfield, where the team has its top four outfielders, from last season.
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Oberlin finishes up at Barclay

Granville, Ohio – The Oberlin College golf team carded in a second-round score of 379 to finish with a total score of 741 (362-379) at the Ted Barclay Invitational at the par-71, 6,559 Granville Golf Club. 

While the numbers were up from yesterday, the Yeomen still had two players finish with the lowest scores of any OC golfer within the last three years and both are freshmen. 

Ignatius alum Kirby Becker strokes three 

hits, drives in three runs to lead #3 

ranked Marietta past Mount Union

ALLIANCE, Ohio – A furious rally in the final two innings by Mount Union pushed game one to extra innings but No. 3 ranked Marietta scored three in the top of the ninth and held on for a 10-9 win then won game two 17-2 to sweep an Ohio Athletic Conference baseball series Sunday in Alliance
Kirby Becker`
Kirby Becker

St. Ignatius alumnus Kirby Becker went 3 for-6 for the Pioneers and drove in three runs. Becker also had a double and a run scored.

Tim Sanders, who grew up right near Mount in Alliance, had two hits, two RBIs and a stolen base for the Pioneers.

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Spartan Softball Keeps Rolling with Sweep of Carlow

PITTSBURGH, PA – The Case Western Reserve University softball team stretched its winning streak to eight games with a doubleheader sweep of Carlow University on Sunday, April 10 at Lind Field. The Spartans made quick work of the Celtics with a 9-1, five-inning victory in game one, then won a low-scoring affair, 4-1, in game two.

The Spartans improve to 14-20 for the season, while Carlow drops to 11-13.
Entering game one, the Spartans had hit 14 homeruns in their last seven games, and that barrage continued with three round-trippers from three different players.

 Juniors Ianna Wasser (Warwick, RI/Toll Gate) and Lauren Wolz (Ashburn, VA/Stone Bridge) each hit two-run shots to make the score 4-0. Sophomore right fielder Kayla Lang (Broadview Heights, OH/Brecksville-Broadview Heights) then hit a three-run blast to center – her first career homerun – making the score 7-0.

For the game, Lang finished with four runs batted-in and junior third baseman Kaeleen Boden (Strongsville, OH/Holy Name) was 3-for-3.

Snode ninth at Little Turtle

NEW ALBANY, Ohio -- Mount Union's women's golf team placed fifth at the Otterbein Invitational, which started on Saturday at the Little Turtle Country Club before wrapping up at the New Albany Links on Sunday.

Mary Snode (Alliance/Marlington) carded a two-day total of 167 (86-81) to place ninth as Mount Union's top finisher

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Preschool Sports accepting registration 

for spring and summer T-ball programs; 

unique Student/Athletics school caters to 

those age 3-6

Preschool Sports is accepting registration for its spring and summer Tot T-Ball program.

The tot program is for Student/Athletes ages 3-6 from anywhere in the Northeastern Ohio/Greater Cleveland area.

The director of Preschool Sports Camps, Craig Collins, a former Westlake High School football quarterback and University of Akron S/A,  just surpassed his first year of running the unique Student/Athletic program dedicated to those who are beginning athletics and learning through sports at the ground-floor level.

During the past year, Collins has had S/A tot camps in baseball, American football, Soccer/world football, basketball, indoor soccer and now again baseball.

All camp/clinic instruction and play is conducted at The Avon Lake United Church of Christ (Behind Jack N Jill Preschool) 32801 Electric Blvd., Avon Lake.
Collins gets the Rookie S/As ready for T-Ball

Baseball begins in fewer than two weeks so time is nearing for those parents who would like to enter their toddler about-to-be S/As.

Also, past participants are welcome back while current, past and future families are welcome to please pass this on to any friends or families. 

Play will be one night per week.  Parents need to please select the day and time they would like to have their child participating.

Based on registration, Collins may be in touch to change a selected day and or time if needed.

Any questions, please contact me via email or cell: 440) 933-3896 or (216) 402-2213 / Email preschoolsports38@yahoo.com

Chief instructors are Jessie Brown, Lindsay Brown.

To see more about Preschool Sports, use the following links:

Preschool sports S/As

Spartan Men's Tennis Splits Last Day's Matches to 

Finish Third at GLCA Tourney

By Nick Minerd

KALAMAZOO, MI – The Case Western Reserve University men's tennis team lost 6-2 against Carnegie Mellon University (PA) in its morning matchup, but rebounded to win 5-4 against No. 25 Denison University in the third-place match on day two of the Great Lakes Invitational. With the split, the Spartans moved to 10-7 overall on the season.

Case scored its lone singles point at the four spot, where freshman Eric Klawitter (Arlington Heights, IL/John Hershey) - pictured, right - took a 6-2, 6-1 decision over CMU's Harsha Rao to improve to 16-8 overall. The Spartans also picked up a point at third doubles as junior Rohan Patel and sophomore Richard Brunsting (Nashville, TN/Montgomery Bell Academy) defeated Rao and Jooho Yu, 8-1.

The Spartans then came back to win a close one in the second match of the day. Case grabbed two doubles points and sealed the win with three singles points over the Big Red. Junior Sean Carr (Columbus, OH/Upper Arlington), ranked seventeeth in the region, took a big match at first singles against a fellow regionally-ranked opponent in No. 18 Matt McErlean, 6-2, 6-3. Brunsting - pictured, left - was also a winner at fifth singles, defeating Andrew Marczak 4-6, 6-3, 6-3. Sophomore Nicolas Howe (Shaker Heights, OH/Shaker Heights) then took down Jared Connolly at sixth singles, 6-4, 6-3, for another crucial point.

Carr and Brunsting teamed up at second singles to defeat Connolly and Tim Martin, ranked eighth in the region, by a score of 8-2. At third doubles, Patel and Klawitter also earned an 8-3 decision over Jay Fovel and Juan Guerra.

Valley Forge alumna Brittany Sostre sets 

Lake Erie College record for most home 

runs in a season; Storm's hot corner gal 

is career all-time leader in long-ball blasts

By Kyle Akins

In Sunday’s 7-5 loss to Findlay, senior third baseman Brittany Sostre, a Valley Forge High alumna and Parma native, hit her 11th home run of the season, setting a Lake Erie College single season record. She has 19 on her career, also a Lake Erie record. 
Brittany Sostre

Also blasting home runs for the Storm were Madison High alumna Juliana Brotzman and Haley Rathge. 

Brotzman, Sostre, Rathge and freshman first baseman Jennifer Gratz (Richwood, Ohio/North Union) all had two of Lake Erie's 10 hits, each in the first game.

LEC lost the second game Sunday, 5-0.

B-W Men’s Golf Team Finishes Eighth at Denison 

University Spring Invitational; Walsh alum Steve 

Spalding is sixth overall in individual stack up

GRANVILLE, OHIO -- The Baldwin-Wallace College men’s golf team finished Eighth of 13 teams today (Sunday, April 10, 2011) at the annual Denison University Spring Invitational Tournament at the Granville Country Club in Granville, Ohio.  This was the third of six spring events for the Yellow Jackets.

B-W carded scores of 307 on the first day and 306 on the second for a 613-stroke team total on the par-71 and 6,559-yard Granville C.C. layout.  B-W now has a 14-13 record this spring and an overall mark of 38-38, counting a 25-24 mark during the six-tournament fall 2010 season.

B-W was led by sophomore number-one player Stephen Spalding (Stow/ Walsh Jesuit), who carded a second round score of  76 for a two-day total of 148, on the par-71, 6,559-yard Granville C.C. layout. Spalding finished tied for sixth as an indivudual.

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Warriors Sweep to Dick Meyer Classic Title 

Tim Faix no-hitter the highlight after rainy week 

Dick Meyer Classic Game One:
Faix hurls 9th No Hitter is Walsh Jesuit Baseball history 

Kent State recruit dominant as O’Driscoll rips laser home run

April 9, 2011 – OHIO WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY: After literally an entire week of rainouts, the Walsh Jesuit varsity baseball team was back in action on Saturday as part of the Dick Meyer Classic at Ohio Wesleyan University.

The layoff did not affect Senior Tim Faix as he threw arguably the best game of his fine Walsh Jesuit Baseball career, twirling the ninth no-hitter in school history in a 10-0 victory over Defending Ohio Division III State Champion Clear Fork. The southpaw Kent State University recruit allowed only two runners to reach base in his stellar effort, striking out nine in his six innings of work with the game shortened by the run rule.
Tim Faix
Dane O’Driscoll provided a multi-hit game, including a rocket two-run home run in the second and a total of three RBI on the day. Also providing a multi-hit day was Senior Nate Lundy (undecided) with two doubles including a shot off the dead-centerfield wall, fellow senior Dan Keller, and Juniors Anthony Nemer and Drew Miletti. Also hitting well on the day was Freshman Nate Romans with a double, sophomore Cassidy Brown, and Juniors Graeme Frye and Zack Leonatti. 

Dick Meyer Classic Game Two:
Frye, Lundy, Marsinek, and Brown lead Warriors to victory 

Mittiga, Mockbee, Nemer, McMaster and Leonatti also contribute in 

Dick Meyer Classic finale 

April 9, 2011 – OHIO WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY: The Walsh Jesuit varsity baseball team secured the title in Game Two of the Dick Meyer Classic in a 5-3 victory over gracious and classy host Buckeye Valley. Junior C/CF Graeme Frye provided the final margin of victory late in the game, launching a key home run that towered deep over the left field wall at the home field of Ohio Wesleyan University. 

Fellow Junior Michael Marsinek shut the door over the final 2-1/3 shutout innings to earn his first save of the season, striking out four. Four sophomores preceded Marsinek on the mound and all pitched well as Mark Mittiga, LHP Joe Mockbee, Cassidy Brown, and Nate McMaster all contributed in key roles, with Brown pitching a perfect fourth including a strikeout. 

Wrapping up a superlative overall day at the plate was Senior Nate Lundy (undecided, 5-7 on the day, 3 2B, 2 RBI, 3R) with three hits including his third double of the day. Also hitting well in the game was Junior Zack Leonatti, Sophomore Cassidy Brown, Junior Anthony Nemer, and Freshman Nate Romans.

With the wins, the Maroon and Gold improve to 5-0 on the season.

Oberlin lacrosse falls to OWU; Soccer 

Coach Blake New fills in for ill coach

The Oberlin College women’s lacrosse team found themselves on the wrong end of 19-14 decision against Ohio Wesleyan University on Sunday afternoon at Shelby Field. 

Oberlin (3-4, 0-2 NCAC) was hindered by a slow start and found themselves down 10-3 with just under 14 minutes left on the first-half clock. However, from that point on the Yeowomen battled the Bishops tooth-and-nail and actually outscored them 11-9 the rest of the way. Two goals by Meyer and one by Zicht made it a 13-8 game at the break. 
 The Oberlin College women’s lacrosse team found themselves on the wrong end of 19-14 decision against Ohio Wesleyan University on Sunday afternoon at Shelby Field. 

Sophomore Grace Amber led the Yeowomen with five scores – one of which came off of a free-position attempt. Classmate Ilyssa Meyer added four goals, while junior Alice Zicht contributed with three. 

Grace Amber

“I thought we did a good job adjusting after the slow start,” Interim Head Coach Blake New said as he is filling in for the ill Liz Longley. “We were able to move the ball well and get good looks at the goal. I felt we if we were just a little bit closer early on; we would have a good chance of winning it in the end. With that being said I was proud of the way we continued to fight till the final whistle.”

The Bishops were able to regain control during the middle part of the second half as they led 19-11 before a free-position goal by Zicht and two late scores by Amber tightened things up. 

Baldwin-Wallace Softball Team Sweeps Non-League Twinbill at Kenyon

GAMBIER, OHIO – The Baldwin-Wallace College softball team swept a non-league doubleheader with traditional rival Kenyon College today (Sunday, April 10, 2011) in Gambier, Ohio.  The Yellow Jackets won the first game, 9-3, and went on to capture the nightcap, 8-1.

With its sweep, the Yellow Jackets are now 14-5 overall and 3-3 in the Ohio Athletic Conference. Kenyon is now 6-16 overall.
Highland alum Tanya Davis

In the first game, the B-W offense pounded out 12 hits and exploded for six runs in the first inning. Senior centerfielder Tanya Davis went 2-for-2 on the day with three runs batted in, including a two-run homerun in the second inning.  Senior first baseman Katrina Resek(Strongsville) also had a good day as she was 2-for-4 with an RBI, a bunt single and a stolen base.

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Twinsburg's Jamie Hora Throws Gem, Frey Goes 4-for-

4 as Spartan Baseball Shuts Out Muskingum

By Nick Minerd

NEW CONCORD, OH – Sophomore Jamie Hora (Twinsburg, OH/Twinsburg) threw seven shutout innings with seven strikeouts and freshman second baseman Andrew Frey (Mentor, OH/Mentor) went 4-for-4 at the plate as the Case Western Reserve University baseball team blanked Muskingum University, 7-0, on Sunday, April 10 at Mose Morehead Field. The Spartans improve to 22-11 this season and have won eight of nine.

Hora allowed just six hits and did not walk a batter as he improved to 5-3 for the season.
The Spartans collected 15 hits with five batters posting multi-hit efforts.

Case got on the board in the first inning when sophomore shortstop Matt Keen (Tallmadge, OH/Tallmadge) doubled to center to plate junior centerfielder Matt Richards (San Juan Capistrano, CA/San Clemente).

The game remained a pitcher’s duel until the fifth when the Spartans erupted for five runs.

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West alum Ben Lehrke sixth overall, Mount 

second as a team at Barclay

GRANVILLE, Ohio -- Mount Union men's golfer Scott Miller (Wycoff, N.J./Ramapo) finished second, leading the Purple Raiders to second place at Denison's two-day Barclay Invitational at the Granville Golf Club.

Miller carded a two-day total of 140 (71-69) -- good enough for two-under-par -- but ultimately fell to OhioWesleyan's Nate Friday, who also had a 140 (71-69).

Ben Lehrke (North Ridgeville/Lutheran West) tied for sixth for the Purple Raiders, compiling a 

score of 148 (75-73).

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