A Page -- April 12, 2010

Brunswick High alumna Amanda 

Macenko  Named HL Pitcher of

the Week; Viking Senior Helps

CSU To 6-0 Record Last Week

April 12, 2010

By Brian McCann
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - After becoming the first pitcher in Horizon League history to win 20 or more games in four seasons, Viking senior pitcher Amanda Macenko has been named the Horizon League Pitcher of the Week for a record 13th time.  The award was announced by the Horizon League Office today.

Amanda Macenko

"Amanda is having another record-setting season," CSU head coach Angie Nicholson said.  "Like she has done throughout her career, she was a work-horse for us this week and when she is throwing to her ability, we are a very difficult team to beat."

Macenko, a native of Brunswick, Ohio, went 5-0 with a 2.00 ERA in the circle last week as Cleveland State won all six games it played.  She threw a total of 35 innings, striking out 48, to become just the second league pitcher to win 100 career games.  She is now 101-46 in her career.
Horizon League

The week started with Macenko recording all 48 outs in a three-game sweep of Detroit, including her first career no-hitter in 10-0 win in the second game of the series.

Macenko opened the Wright State series by striking out 10 batters and allowing just three hits in a 2-0 win.  She capped off the series by allowing just three hits and one run in eight innings of relief as CSU rallied to win in 12 innings, 3-2.

The 48 strikeouts raised her career total to 902, leaving her seven short of Amy Kyler's school record of 909 strikeouts, which was set from 1994-97.

Macenko enters the week with a 21-8 record.

Cleveland State, which has won 18 of its last 19 games including eight straight, will start a nine-game road swing with a doubleheader at Eastern Michigan on Tuesday (April 13) at 3:00 p.m. and EMU Varsity Field.

B-W Senior Nick Bryan Named 

OAC Men's Golfer of the Week

April 12

By Nick Minerd 

BEREA - Baldwin-Wallace College senior Nick Bryan   (Zanesville/Rosecrans) has been named as the Ohio Athletic Conference Men's Golfer of the Week after earning medalist honors at the Ted Barclay Classic on Saturday and Sunday (April 10-11).

Bryan recorded a two-day total of 146 (74-72) on the par-71 and 6,559-yard Granville Golf Course. Bryan's first-place finish was the first in his career.



B-W Junior Caitlyn Pecinovsky 

Named OAC Women's Tennis Player 

of the Week

BEREA, OHIO - Baldwin-Wallace College junior Caitlyn Pecinovsky (Whitehall/Columbus Bishop Hartley) has been named as the Ohio Athletic Conference Women's Tennis Player of the Week for the second time in her career.

Pecinovsky was a perfect 2-0 at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles last week as the Yellow Jackets stretched their current win-streak to six in a row.

For the season, Pecinovsky has an 8-8 singles record and has won five in a row. In doubles play, she has teamed with freshman Rebecca Mittler(Elyria/Catholic) for a 7-8 overall mark and three consecutive wins.



Hiram' s Whitney Dropsey 


NCAC Pitcher of the Week

April 12

WESTLAKE -- Hiram's Whitney Dropsey has been named pitcher of the week in the North Coast Athletic Conference.

Pitcher of the Week - Whitney Dropsey, Hiram

W-L: 3-0                H: 31
IP: 32.0                BB: 8
ER: 7 (1.53 ERA)             K: 24

Hiram senior Whitney Dropsey (Ashland, OH/Hillsdale) picked up the win in three of the Terriers’ four victories last week. She threw 32.0 innings, allowed seven earned runs for a 1.53 earned-run average and struck out 24.


Hiram (4-0, 13-9) has emerged as the early leader after the first week of conference play. The Terriers, who swept Ohio Wesleyan (1-3, 13-11) and Allegheny (1-3, 8-11) last week, host Kenyon (1-3, 9-13) for a twinbill on Saturday.  Sharing second place are Denison (3-1, 15-11) and Wooster (3-1, 14-10). Both teams host home conference doubleheaders on Saturday. The Big Red host Oberlin (1-3, 3-19) while the Fighting Scots entertain the Battling Bishops. Also that day, the Gators travel to face Wittenberg (2-2, 10-14).

HIRAM opened up NCAC action with a perfect 4-0 record with wins over Ohio Wesleyan and Allegheny. Senior Whitney Dropsey (Ashland, OH/Hillsdale) went a perfect 3-0 on the mound with two complete games. In 32 innings of action, she had an earned run average of 1.53 while recording 24 strikeouts.  Dropsey was also batted .636 (14-for-22) with a triple and seven RBI.

OBERLIN defeated Wittenberg for the first time in school history after winning game two of the doubleheader.  The Yeowomen also fell to Wittenberg and Wooster last week.

B-W Softball Team Splits 

Doubleheader with Kenyon; Davis 

Homers Twice and Sets Doubles 


By Nick Minerd

BEREA -- The Baldwin-Wallace College softball team split a doubleheader with Kenyon College this afternoon (Monday, April 12, 2010) at Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds Field in Berea. Junior catcher Tanya Davis (Hinckley/Medina Highland) highlighted the twin bill with two homeruns and tied the B-W career record for doubles.

Kenyon won the opener, 4-1, but B-W took the nightcap, 10-2 in six innings, to improve to 14-9 overall.

In game one, Kenyon used a pair of two-out hits to take a 2-0 lead in the top of the third inning. In the sixth inning, Davis doubled to tie the school career-record (41) then scored when sophomore Sarah Baker (Mentor/Lake Catholic) reached on an error. The Ladies added two insurance runs in the top of the seventh with another two-out hit and a bases-loaded walk.



Demons remain unbeaten in 


with 5-0 win over Braves

April 12, 2010


By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor




WESTLAKE - -- Westlake remained undefeated in the Southwestern Conference and moved to 2-1overall with tonight’s 5-0 victory over Berea.


The Demons (2-0 in SWC play in defense of their 2009 league title) got straight-set, shutout wins by No.1 singles man Cody Buffington and No. 2 guy Jason Wissman over Kevin Siley and Josh Laraluente, respectively.


Max Salvatore was a 6-2, 6-0 winner over Jack Harrington at third singles.


At first doubles, Brian Gottfried and Abhi Ramachandran defeated Eric Knecevich and Wilson Tolles 6-0, 6-2, and at the second tandem unit, Stephen Fleischer and Kevin Wang clipped Cody Aderson and Josh Riegel 6-1, 6-0.


Mount Union's Mary Snode Medalist at 

Westminster Invite; Women's Golf Places 


By lenny Reich

(NEW CASTLE, PA)--Mount Union sophomore Mary Snode (Alliance/Marlington) shot an 85 to win Medalist honors and lead the Purple Raiders to a second place finish at the Westminster/Mary Cleland Eckles Women's Golf Tournament at New Castle C.C.


For Snode it was her second tournament win of the year and second in the Keystone State as she won the Grove City Invitational this past fall.

Mount Union had a 384 team total as along with Snode, junior Meghan McInnes (Massillon/Massillon Jackson) finished in fifth place with a 92, fellow junior Erica Swanger (Shelby/Shelby) was in 15th place with a 102 and freshman Alyssa King (Twinsburg/Twinsburg) tied for 18th place with a 105.


Berea native D'Arcy Hlavin

B-W Senior, Berea High alumna 

D'Arcy Hlavin Named OAC Women's 

Track Athlete of the Week

April 12, 2010

By Nick Minerd

BEREA - Baldwin-Wallace College senior distance ace D'Arcy Hlavin (Berea) has been named as the Ohio Athletic Conference Women's Track Athlete of the Week for her performance at the Marv Frye Invitational on Saturday (April 10).

Hlavin won the 1,500-meter run in an NCAA provisional qualifying-time of 4:33.44. She joins six other Yellow Jackets that are either automatically or provisionally qualified for the NCAA Division III Championship Meet that will be hosted by B-W on May 27-29.

The Yellow Jackets next compete on Saturday, April 17 when they travel to Delaware, Ohio to compete at the annual All-OhioChampionship Meet. Field events begin at 11:00 a.m.

For more information on the 2010 NCAA Division III Outdoor National Track and Field Championship Meet, visit:http://www.bw.edu/athletics/10tracknationals/ <http://www-staged.bw.edu/athletics/athletics/10tracknationals/> .

Shaw High alumna Ramona 

Hemmings named Field Athlete 

of the Week in the NCAC

April 12, 2010


By Keri Alexander Luchowski

WESTLAKE – Shaw High alumna Ramona Hemmings of Cleveland Heights has been named the women’s Field Athlete of the Week in the North Coast Athletic Conference, the league office here announced today.

NCAC TRACK AND FIELD Student/Athletes of the Week for April 5-11.

Women’s Sprint/Hurdles - Calina Hilyard, Ohio Wesleyan

Ohio Wesleyan freshman Calina Hilyard (Upper Arlington, OH/Upper Arlington) was the top NCAC finisher in the 400 meters at the Marv Frye Invitational, hosted by OWU. She finished in 59.78, good for second in a 30-runner field.

Men’s Sprints/Hurdles - Bryce Mathias, Ohio Wesleyan
Ohio Wesleyan senior Bryce Mathias (Centerburg, OH/Centerburg) won the 400-meter hurdles (55.83) at the Marv Frye Invitational, hosted by Ohio Wesleyan. He was also part of the first-place 4x400-meter relay (3:21).

Women’s Field - Ramona Hemmings, Earlham
Earlham junior Ramona Hemmings (Cleveland Hts., OH/Shaw) placed second in the triple jump (35-10.5/10.93m) at the Indiana Little State Championships on April 10.



NCAC Sportsmanship

Wellington alumnus Blake 

Sword leads Scots to a 

third place finish

with a fourth overall

April 12

WESTLAKE -- Weekly Golf Roundup for the NCAC:

WOOSTER finished third of seven teams at the Ted Barclay Invitational. Sophomore Blake Sword (Wellington, OH/Wellington) shot back-to-back rounds of 76 to earn fourth place.

OBERLIN finished eighth of eight teams at the Strimer Memorial Invitational hosted by Ohio Wesleyan. Freshman Andrew Decarlo (Poland, OH/Poland Seminary) was the top Yeoman with a two-day total of 182.

Vikings on the road at Valpo, Bee 

Gee, at the Freight with Kent

April 12

By Renee Adam

AROUND THE HORN:  The Cleveland State baseball team will return to the road this week, traveling to Bowling Green and Valparaiso, while hosting Kent State in the lone home contest. The Vikings will face Bowling Green on Tuesday (April 13) in a 3:00 p.m. contest before hosting the Golden Flashes on Wednesday (April 14) at 4:00 p.m. in a rematch of earlier this season when the Vikings posted a 7-5, 11 inning victory at Kent State (March 23). The Vikings will take their 2-4 Horizon League record on the road, when they travel to Valparaiso for a three-game series this weekend beginning with a 4:00 p.m. EST contest on Friday (April 16) and a doubleheader beginning at 1:00 p.m. EST on Saturday (April 17). The Crusaders are currently third in the league standings with a 2-1 record, playing a three-game series at Youngstown State this past weekend (April 10-11).

Game 23 - CSU 7, Baldwin-Wallace 6 (April 6):  After being down, 4-2 going into the sixth inning Tyler Wynn and Chuck Gasti posted back-to-back home runs to tie the game at 4-4. The Vikings scored three runs over the next two innings to take the 7-6 victory over Baldwin-Wallace. Joey Gradney (1-2) recorded his first win of the season pitching two innings, allowing two runs on three hits.

Game 24 - Toledo 11, CSU 4 (April 7):  With four runs in the fourth inning the Vikings brought the game to within one run, 5-4 but Toledo went on to post six runs in the next two innings to take the 11-4 victory.

Chuck Gasti


Game 25 - CSU 3, Wright State 1 (April 9):  The Vikings started and ended the game with solo home runs, first by Kyle Shaffer to take a 1-0 lead and the second by Chuck Gasti in the eighth to secure the 3-1 win. Anthony Sambula pitched a complete game, striking out eight and posting his fourth victory of the season.



Hudson alumnus Tyler Dierke still 

perfect on the mound for the Lords


April 12

KENYON took three of four games from Hiram in NCAC East action and split with Case Western Reserve. Freshman Tyler Dierke (Hudson, OH/Hudson) remained perfect on the mound (6-0) by earning two wins. He struck out eight and allowed just three earned runs in 11 innings of work to lower his conference-leading ERA to 1.66.


HIRAM went 1-4 last week with a victory over Kenyon and losses to Mount Union and Kenyon. Freshman outfielder Ian Sewolich (Cleveland, OH/St. Ignatius) went 7-for-19 (.368) last week with a double, two home runs and five RBI.

Iggy alum Ian Sewolich

OBERLIN went 2-3 last week in non-conference action with a sweep of Wittenberg and losses to Bluffton and Denison. Phil Brua (Avon, OH/Avon) set the single season saves record with five and Ben Puterbaugh (Canton, OH/Jackson) extended his hitting streak to 19 games.

Hudson's Matt McErlean, Walsh 

alum Nate Hobrath 12-1 as 


team for Denison


April 12

WESTLAKE -- DENISON went 3-1 last week with wins over Case Western Reserve, Allegheny and Hope and suffered its only loss to 19th-ranked DePauw.  Sophomore Matt McErlean (Hudson, OH/Hudson) remained perfect at second singles with a 4-0 record last week.


He has now won his last 10 matches and is 16-0.  McErlean teamed up with Nate Hobrath (Strongsville, OH/Walsh Jesuit) to go 4-0 last week and the duo are now 12-1 on the season at first doubles.


Red-hot Vikings gals go on the 

road for six games

April 12

By Brian McCann

CLEVELAND -- Cleveland State will be on a short Midwest swing to South Bend, Ypsilanti and Green Bay this week.

Games 36-38
Cleveland State (27-8) at Eastern Michigan (11-19)
Date:    Tues., April 13, 2010, 3:00 p.m. (2)
Site:     EMU Varsity Field (500), Ypsilanti, Mich.

Game 39
Cleveland State at Notre Dame (29-6)
Date:    Thurs., April 15, 2010, 4:00 p.m.
Site:     Melissa Cook Stadium (850), Notre Dame, Ind.

Games 40-42
Cleveland State at Green Bay (17-8, 3-2)
Date:    Sat., April 17, 2010, 2:00 p.m. (2) & Sun., April 18, 2010, 12:00 noon (1)
Site:     Ben Garot Field, Green Bay, Wisc.

SETTING THE SCENE:  After playing the last nine games at home, the Viking softball team takes to the road to play the first six of what will be a nine-game road swing.  CSU will play a 3:00 p.m. doubleheader on Tuesday (April 13) at Eastern Michigan before facing No. 23 Notre Dame on Thursday (April 15) at 4:00 p.m. for a rematch of last year's NCAA Championships first round game.  The week ends with the Vikings resuming Horizon League play with a three-game series at Green Bay.  CSU will play a doubleheader at 2:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday (April 17) and a 12:00 noon game on Sunday (April 18). Cleveland State enters the week having won 18 of its last 19 games, including eight straight, to improve to 27-8 on the year.  The Vikings are in first place in the Horizon League with an 8-1 record, ahead of both Valparaiso (6-1) and Butler (7-3).



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