A Page -- April 3, 2012 -- PM Edition

Warriors win big in first-ever NCL game behind great outing from Junior LHP Mockbee

Brown and Nemer collect three hits apiece as team offense rolls

MENTOR, April 2: Behind another sharp outing from the Warrior pitching staff, this time from Junior LHP Joe Mockbee, the Walsh Jesuit Baseball team rolled to a lopsided 17-1 victory in their first ever North Coast League game at Mentor Lake Catholic in a game shortened by the run rule. Mockbee allowed only two hits in four shutout innings of work, striking out three. 

Sophomore RHP Frankie Cioffi and Junior RHP Nate McMaster also pitched well in relief. Leading the way offensively for WJ was Junior standout Cassidy Brown and Senior Rollins College recruit Anthony Nemer, each with a three hit day, including two deep doubles by Brown. Senior Ohio Northern recruit Zack Leonatti, Sophomore OF Gino Sassano, Senior Ohio Wesleyan recruit Drew Miletti all collected a pair of hits, while Senior Slippery Rock recruit Graeme Frye, Sophomore INF Nate Romans, Sophomore Trevor Ray, Junior P Joe Mockbee, and Freshman OF Blake Jenkins all also hit well on the day.

With the win, the Warriors improve to 4-1, 1-0 on the year.


Lakewood 5 Parma 0

Singles: Mihas d. Cornell 6-0, 6-0; Matthiesen d. Glover 6-0, 6-0; Richardson d. Guthrie 6-0, 6-1
Doubles: Brinich/Mezin d. Davis/Markowski 6-0, 6-1; Carlson/Northrop d. Sano/Romano 6-3, 6-1
Lakewood is now 3-1 on the season
Chris Richardson

Westlake Seasonal Record: 2 and 0
Westlake SWC Record: 2 and 0
Westlake (5) def. Avon Lake (0)
1. Colton Buffington d. James Darkow 6-0, 6-1
2. JT Rapaport d. Greg Miller 6-1, 6-1
3. Connor Michelich d. Tim Villari 6-0, 6-1
4. Aakash Shah d. John O'Donnell 6-1
1. Stephen Fleischer/Kevin Wang d. Jimmy Chase/Mike Nock 6-4, 6-3
2. Kent Dinchman/Cal Craven d. Austin Wright/Jack O'Neill 6-2, 6-0


SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio—The Mount Union men's golf team received balanced scoring on its way to a second place finish at the John Carroll Invitational Monday afternoon at Shaker Heights Country Club.

The Purple Raiders, who placed fifth of eight teams at the same course in the fall, shot a team score of 317, which was five strokes back of the host Blue Streaks.

Coming off his best collegiate performance at the Muskingum Spring Invitational over the weekend, senior Colin Broughton(Hartville/Lake) was joined by sophomore Dillon Bright (Granville/Granville) to lead the team with a 78. Broughton and Bright finished in a tie for sixth place overall.

Junior Jon Lieser (Minerva/Minerva) added an 80 for 16th place. Sophomore Ben Lehrke (North Ridgeville/Lutheran West) and freshman Nick Popely (Painesville/Riverside) both shot an 81 to tie for 17th place. Senior Zach Seidner (Lisbon/David Anderson) tied for 21st with an 82 for the Purple Raiders, who placed six golfers in the top 25 of the 63-man event.

Mount Union has a brief lapse in the schedule before participating in the Malone Invitational, which will take place at Tannenhauf Golf Course in Alliance on April 13th.

John Carroll Invitational
Shaker Country Club - Shaker Heights, Ohio - Par 70.

Team Standings

1. John Carroll, 312;  2. Mount Union, 317; 3. Notre Dame, 321;  4. Walsh, 322;  5. Wooster, 330;  6. Baldwin-Wallace, 335;  7. Heidelberg, 345;  8. Lakeland, 352;  9. Hiram, 370.

Top 5 Individual Scores

1. Alex DiPalma (John Carroll), 73;  2. Michael Peters (Wooster), 74;  3. John Baggot (Notre Dame), 76;  t4. Zack Wax (Notre Dame), 77; t4. Brandon Shannon (Walsh), 77.

Mount Union

T6. Colin Broughton, 78;  t6. Dillon Bright, 78;  16. Jon Lieser, 80;  t17. Ben Lehrke, 81; * t17. Nick Popely, 81;  *t21. Zach Seidner, 82;  *t32. Kyle Zenobi, 84

*Denotes individual scores, not included in team totals 

Stow Senior Kyle Scelza to Play Basketball at Mount Union

ALLIANCE, Ohio – Stow High School senior Kyle Scelza has committed to attend the University of Mount Union and play on the men’s basketball team.

Scelza, a 5-11, 155-pound guard, was an All-State special mention, all-district first team and two-time all-conference selection for coach Dave Close at Stow High School.  He averaged 19.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game this season and set a school-record with 11 three-pointers in a game.
He plans to study sport business and is the son of Jim and Becky Scelza.
Mount Union, an NCAA Division III institution, is in Alliance, Ohio and a member of the Ohio Athletic Conference.  The Purple Raiders went 11-15 this past season and featured the conference’s leading scorer and freshman of the year.  Mike Fuline just completed his first season as head coach at Mount Union.  Fuline, spent six years as the head coach at Massillon Jackson High School where he was a two-time Fe

Two Baldwin-Wallace Outdoor Track and Field Student-

Athletes Named OAC Athletes of the Week

BEREA, OHIO -- Three Baldwin-Wallace Outdoor Track and Field student-athletes, junior sprinter Kaylan Lemon (Canton/Massillon Perry) and  junior Division III All-American thrower Mitch Supan (Medina/Walsh Jesuit) were named today (Monday, April 2, 2012) as Ohio Athletic Conference Athletes-of-the-Week for their efforts at the 2012 OAC East Split Squad Meet. This marked the first career weekly honor for Lemon and is the fourth (two indoor and two outdoor) for Supan.

Lemon earned her honor after she won the 100-meter dash in a time of 12.70 seconds, 200-meter dash in 25.87 seconds and anchored the winning 400-meter relay team  in a time of 59.76 seconds.

Supan claimed his award after he placed first in the hammer with a throw of 180 feet and three inches, placed second in the discus with a mark of 164 feet and five inches and was third in the shot put  with a toss of 50 feet and two inches. He currently ranks 11th in Division III in the hammer (180’4”), 11th in the discus (164’5”) and 25th in the shot put (50’2.75”).

The Yellow Jackets are back in action this Saturday when they will travel to Delaware to compete at the Marv Frye Invitational hosted by Ohio Wesleyan University at 12:30 p.m.  The only home meet of the spring is scheduled for  Saturday, April 21 when the teams will host the annual Sparky Adams Invitational in the George Finnie Stadium at 10:00 a.m.

Hartville's Broughton named golfer of week

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio—Mount Union senior Colin Broughton (Hartville/Lake) was named Ohio Athletic Conference Men's Golfer of the Week on Monday.

Broughton carded back-to-back career-low rounds of 67 to earn medalist honors at Muskingum Spring Invitational with two-round score of 134. He was six strokes ahead of Denison's Taylor Ford, who finished second.

Broughton beat his previous low round by six strokes, which came at the 2008 Mount Union Fall Invitational. He now has a 77.5 stroke average on the season.

Mount Union is back in action today at the John Carroll Invitational at Shaker Heights Country Club.


Greene (L), Rueger (R)

B-W tennis nips Wooster

WOOSTER, OHIO -- The defending Ohio Athletic Conference champion Baldwin-Wallace College women’s tennis beat host The College of Wooster, 5-4, today (Monday, April 2, 2012) at the D.J. Hard Courts.

With its win, B-W is now 6-9 overall. Wooster is now 2-12 overall.

B-W gained an early 2-1 lead after the doubles competition and won three of six singles matches to claim the win.

In singles play, senior number two player Jenny Greene (Worthington/ Thomas Worthington) won by the scores of 6-0 and 6-2, sophomore No.3 player Morgan Baker (Elyria/ Elyria Catholic) won by the scores of 6-3 and 6-1 and junior No.5 player Danielle Rueger (Ashland) won by the scores of 6-0 and 6-0.

In doubles action, the number one tandem of junior Rebecca Mittler (Elyria/ Elyria Catholic) and Baker won by the score of 9-7 and  Greene and Rueger won by a score of 8-3.

The Yellow Jackets return to action on Friday, April 6 when they travel to Alliance, Ohio to play an Ohio Athletic Conference match against the University of Mount Union at 1:00 p.m.

Two Oberlin Track Standouts Honored by the NCAC

Westlake, Ohio – Oberlin first-years Tiffany Henry and Carey Lyons each received weekly recognition from the North Coast Athletic Conference, the league office announced on Monday afternoon.


Henry, a native of Hartsdale, New York, set a new school record in the weight throw with a toss of 135-04 at Emory Invitational en route to earning NCAC Field Athlete of the Week honors.

Lyons, a product of Tacoma, Washington, was tabbed as the NCAC Distance Runner of the Week as she took the top spot in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a school record time of 11:23.88 at the Emory Invite.

Henry and Lyons helped the Yeowomen place second overall as a team in the 21-team field.

Both athletes will be back in action on Saturday when Oberlin plays host to the Bob Kahn Invitational on Saturday. Throwing events start at 11 a.m., while the running portion of the meet commences at 2 p.m.

Oberlin swimming season ends on a high note

Oberlin, Ohio – Just over a week ago, the Oberlin College swimming and diving season came to an end as Chris McLauchlanbecame the 23rd athlete in program history to earn All-America status, achieving the milestone in both the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events.

McLauchlan, who finished seventh overall in both events to become the first Oberlin All-American since 2001, helped the Yeomen finish 30th in the nation to mark the team’s best finish since the 1995 season.


McLauchlan’s pair of All-American awards were the 75th and 76th in program history. With three more years remaining in his career, he will hopefully become the team’s fourth NCAA Champion, joining the likes of Mike Heithous who was three-time (1993-1995) national champion in the 400-yard IM. Furthermore, John Limouze was a two-time (2000-01) winner in the 200 butterfly, while Sean Fri was the school’s first individual national champion in 1-meter diving in 1988.

Additionally, the Yeomen beat Wooster in a dual meet for the first time since 1997 and finished ahead of both Wooster and Wittenberg at the NCAC Championships for the first time since 1993.

On the women’s side of the ledger, Head Coach Mark Fino became the school’s all-time wins leader in dual meets. First-yearAubrey Pongluelert also set the school record in the 200-yard breaststroke and the team posted 10 all-time top performances.

For the men, Senior Bud Stracker set a new school record in the 200-yard breast, while classmate Jebran Hadad set a new Oberlin standard in the 100-yard breast. McLauchlan also broke the record in the 3-meter event with 517.75 points.

As a team the Yeomen turned in seven all-time top performances.

BW finishes sixth at JCU

SHAKER HEIGHTS, OHIO --  The Baldwin-Wallace College men’s golf team finished sixth today (Monday, April 2, 2012) at the John Carroll University Invitational Tournament hosted at the Shaker Heights Country Club. This was the third spring event for the men and the second up north.

B-W totalled 335 strokes to place sixth on the par-71 and 6,325-yard Shaker Heights C.C. layout.

In terms of team play (the top four of five scores count toward the team total), junior Stephen Spalding (Stow/ Walsh Jesuit) shot the low round of the day with a 79. He was followed by senior All-Ohio Athletic Conference player Ricky Jaskolski (North Royalton/ Parma Padua Fransiscan) with an 83, senior Matt Warren (Copley) with an 85, sophomore Chris Nader (Westlake) with an 88 and sophomore Augie Ward (Medina/ Walsh Jesuit) with an 89.

Individually, freshman Adam Sanders (Fairview Park/ Fairview) carded an 82, freshmen Andy Ingram (Vermilion) and Cody Lyon (Wadsworth/ Medina Highland) each had an 84 and senior Kyle Lewis (Riverside, Calif./ Riverside Poly) had an 86.

The Yellow Jackets return to action this Saturday and Sunday, April 7-8 when they participate at the annual Denison University Invitational Tournament at the Granville Country Club.


Jones named field athlete of the week

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio -- Mount Union senior Aubree Jones (Falconer, N.Y./Falconer) has been named Ohio Athletic Conference Women's Field Athlete of the Week.

Jones won both the javelin and discus events at the OAC Gold Meet this past Saturday at John Carroll.

Jones, an All-Ameircan in the javelin a year ago, posted a mark of 118-1 in the javelin and 139-11 in the discus.  Her mark in the discus is the ninth-best in the nation so far this season.

Those were two of seven events the Purple Raiders won on the day as they won the team title at the event.

It is the second time this season that Jones has won the conference award.

Mount Union hosts the John Homon Open this Friday with field events starting at 11 am and running events at 1:30 at Mount Union Stadium in Alliance.