A Page -- April 15, 2010


Strongsville High alumnus Anthony 

Gallas named Kent State 

Student/Athlete of the Week;

shatters all-time RBI and walks 

records; raises season batting 

average by 20 points and career 

average by four points in one week

April 15, 2010

KENT -- Senior Anthony Gallas (Strongsville, Ohio/Strongsville) has been named Kent State Athlete of the Week. The Golden Flashes won four of five games this week and out currently 19-16 overall and 6-3 in the Mid-American Conference.

Gallas rewrote the KSU record books at Eastern Michigan this past weekend. In Sunday's series-winning 5-0 victory, he had two hits in as many at-bats with a pair of free passes. He is now the career leader in walks at KSU with 122. With a two-out, RBI single in the first inning against the Eagles In the same game, he also tied Andrew Davis for the top spot with 186 career RBI.

Gallas

For the week, Gallas hit .500 with 10 hits, seven of which went for extra bases. Besides his offensive numbers, he also made two key outfield assists during the week to help preserve a pair of shutouts.

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In the bottom of the ninth against Duquesne with one out, he gunned down the runner at third. With Eastern Michigan looking to tie the score at 1-1 in the third inning of Sunday's game, Gallas threw to the plate to Lyon to keep EMU scoreless.



In battle of the Wildcats against 

the Wildcats, the blue Wildcat

downs the green one in five

straight sets

April 15, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor

Normweber@studentathletecleveland.com

 

ROCKY RIVER – St. Ignatius handed Mayfield only its second loss of the season and improved to 4-1 itself with this afternoon’s 5-0 win on the Magnificat High School Tennis Courts.

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Winning in straight sets for the Wildcats were James Oliver at first singles, Tom Mascia at second singles and Sean Frebes at third singles.

 

Mike Nichols and Amar Shah won in straight sets at first doubles and Chad Burton and Mark Georgy won at second singles, also in straight sets.

 

Mayfield (6-2) has not made its roster available.

Oberlin Downs Cleveland Rival Case Reserve
Commentary provided by Brett Nichols
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Cleveland
 – Oberlin College split a doubleheader with greater Cleveland area rival Case Western Reserve University, winning the first game 7-4, but fell in game two 11-3 at Mather Park in Cleveland, Ohio.

Oberlin got off to a fast start on the day scoring three runs in the top of the first inning. Three of the first four batters reached base before Katie Baldonieriripped an RBI single to left field. Sophomore Megan Widmer followed that up with an RBI single of her own and Baldonieri scored on an error by Case.

Case Reserve responded in the third inning, scoring four runs on six hits to take a 4-3 advantage. The Yeowomen responded in the next half inning with four runs of their own to recapture the lead.

The big hits this time for Oberlin were back-to-back doubles by Lauren Lutherand Kate Phillips, both of whom would also come around to score in the inning.

Widmer shut down the Spartans the rest of the way to earn her second complete game victory of the season. 

Head Coach Adrienne Davis was pleased with the effort today. “Our offense has been clicking pretty good since we got back from Spring Break. Katie and Megan really battled at the plate and it was great to see some run production outside the middle of our lineup. This is a sign that we are starting to get good swings on the ball from our entire order.”

In game two Case scored six times before Oberlin could get on the board. The Spartans pounded out 17 hits off senior slinger Jen Sees. Once again Oberlin produced back-to-back doubles in the fourth inning this time by Julia Chauvinand Baldonieri, but the Spartans quickly stymied any Oberlin rally.

The other bright spot for the Oberlin offense in game two was a two-run blast by sophomore Kristen Dix. The homerun over the left-centerfield wall was the first of Dix’s brief Oberlin career, and makes her just the 12th player in Oberlin history to hit a homerun.


 

                         
Lee Reed Completes Stepping 

Stone at CSU; Appointed As 

Athletic Director at 

Georgetown


April 15, 2010        

By Brian McCann

CLEVELAND-- Lee Reed, who guided the Cleveland State athletic department to an unprecedented level of all around success over the last eight years, will leave his position as athletic director at Cleveland State next month in order to become the director of athletics at Georgetown University.

Reed will assume his duties at Georgetown beginning on May 10.

"I would like to thank Lee for his eight years of service to the university and his commitment to building the athletic program with character and integrity," Cleveland State President Dr. Ronald Berkman said.
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"Under his guidance, Viking athletics has developed into one of the top all-around programs in the Horizon League.  More importantly, he has done this by emphasizing the importance of achieving academic success as much as winning championships.

"This is a period of growth for Cleveland State University and I expect that we will find a successor for Lee who will continue to move the program forward," Berkman added.

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Maz signs players cut by Major

Leagues to Crusher deals



April 15, 2010


By Nicolle Meyer

Avon, OH – The Lake Erie Crushers’ Field Manager John Massarelli has been busy the past few weeks. Recent scouting trips to Major League spring training camps in Arizona and Florida have yielded a talented batch of new players ready to help the Crushers compete for back-to-back Frontier League Championships.\


Headlining the new crop of players is catcher Joel Collins and outfielders Dom Duggan and Travis Vetters. Collins was a 10th round draft pick in 2007 by the Toronto Blue Jays. The Canadian has four years of affiliated baseball experience, playing for the Blue Jays, the Pittsburgh Pirates and the San Francisco Giants organizations. In the outfield, Massarelli will look to veterans Duggan and Vetters to fill the void left by all-star Tim Binkoski, who retired this off-season to accept a coaching position at his alma mata Quinnipiac University. Duggan was released from the San Francisco Giants spring training camp after three seasons in their minor league system. Vetters played four seasons in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization before being released this spring.

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Hiram College Baseball Earns Split Against D’Youville (N.Y.) College

April 15, 2010

By Jeff Hoedt


AMHERST, NEW YORK  –  The Hiram College baseball team took one of two games from D’Youville College today (Thursday, Apr. 15) in a non-conference doubleheader in Amherst, N.Y.  The Terriers won the first game, 18-4, but fell in game two, 5-4. 


Following today’s doubleheader, Hiram is now 5-22 overall, while the Spartans are 5-17 overall for the season.


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Hiram College Softball Rallies to Take Game Two of Doubleheader Against Penn State-Behrend

April 15, 2010

By Jeff Hoedt


ERIE, PA.  –  After losing the first game and falling behind to begin the second, the Hiram College softball team rallied with eight unanswered runs to earn a two-game split against Penn State-Behrend in a non-conference doubleheader today (Thursday, Apr. 15) in Erie, Pa. 


The Terriers lost the first game, 5-4, but won the nightcap, 8-6. 

With the split, Hiram is now 14-10 overall and the Lions are now 12-10 overall for the season.


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North Olmsted High School logo

Demons use doubles dominance and 

reliable Cody Buffington at first 

singles to nip North Olmsted in 

Columbia Road battle

April 15, 2010

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By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor

Normweber@studentathletecleveland.com

 

 

WESTLAKE – In the battle of Columbia Road, defending Southwestern Conference champion Westlake nipped North Olmsted tonight, 3-2.

 

The Demons (4-1, 3-0) used the strength of the doubles teams and the near sure thing of a win by nationally ranked Colton Buffington at first singles to get the win.


 

Buffington blitzed Rahal Mital, 6-0, 6-0.  The Demons also mopped it up in straight sets in both doubles battles, but is not quite as easy as Buffington’s second-round knockout.

 

Brian Gottfried and Abhi Ramachandran did it to the Eagles’ Andy Heitmann and Bryan Decker 6-3, 6-3 in the first doubles slot.

 

In second doubles play, Stephen Fleischer and Kevin Wang bounced Brian Munguia and Matt Dailey 6-3, 6-0.

 

The Eagles took second singles in the most exciting match of the evening, with Kurt Russell coming back to take Jason Wissman 4-6, 6-4, 6-1. Third singles also went Eagle way with Chris Conway defeating Max Salvatore 6-2, 6-2.

Presidents Push Past Yeowomen
Story Reported by Mike Mancini
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4/15/2010 9:59:47 PM


Oberlin –
 An inspired effort by the Oberlin College women’s lacrosse team wasn’t enough to secure a win as the visiting Washington & Jefferson University Presidents outlasted the Yeowomen 12-6 on Thursday evening at Fred Shults Field. 

The dynamic first-year duo of Grace Amber and Molly Bloom led the Yeowomen with two goals each, while fellow rookies Ilyssa Meyer and Zoe Zetlincontributed with one score of their own. 

The Presidents (9-3) jumped out to an early 4-0 lead until Bloom put Oberlin on the board with 13:35 remaining in the first half on a free-position goal. 

Back-to-back scores in a 30-second time span by Meyer and Amber got the Yeowomen within 7-4 with just over five minutes left in the opening period, but W&J would net two more goals before the first half horn would sound to lead 9-4 at the break. 

Both teams tightened up defensively in the second half as the scoring slowed down on both sides and the Yeowomen ran out of time before they could mount a comeback attempt. 

Presidents’ goalie Julia McLellan had a great night in the cage as she turned away 10 OC shots in the first half. 

Oberlin (3-8) was out-shot 31-23, but did win the groundball battle 23-21. Draw controls were also even a

 




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