A Page -- April 15, 2012 -- PM Edition


Mount Women's Golf in Fifth Place as 

Snode's 79 Leads After First Day of Ohio 

Wesleyan Invite

OSTRANDER, Ohio—Senior Mary Snode (Alliance/Marlington) shot a first day low of 79 as the Mount Union women's golf team sits in fifth place at the Ohio Wesleyan Invitational at Mill Creek Golf Course in Ostrander, Ohio.

Snode looks to take medalist honors for the tenth straight time this season and is two strokes ahead of Allegheny's Liz Blyth and Sarah Vorder Brugge with 18 holes remaining on Sunday.

As a team, the Purple Raiders shot a 345, which trails Wittenberg by four strokes for fourth place. Allegheny leads after day one with a 330. Otterbein (336) is in second place and Baldwin-Wallace (338) is third.

More details will be available later in the evening.

Ohio Wesleyan Invite
Mill Creek Golf Course - Ostrander, Ohio

Team Scores
1. Allegheny 330, 2. Otterbein 336, 3. Baldwin-Wallace 338, 4. Wittenberg 341, 5. Mount Union 345, 6. Madonna 350, 7. Franklin 353, 8. Davenport 359, 9. Capital 368, 10. Ohio Wesleyan 371, 11. Northwestern Ohio 375, t12. Adrian 377, t12. Wooster 377, 14. Denison 385, 15. Ohio Northern 408.

Top Five Individuals
1. Mary Snode (MTU) 79, t2. Liz Blyth (Allegheny) 81, t2. Sarah Vorder Brugge  (Allegheny) 81, t4. Sarah McQuade (OWU) 82, t4. Marie McGinnis (Otterbein) 82, t4. Melissa Finch (UNOH) 82, t4. Abby Sorenson (Allegheny) 82, t4. Rachel Steiner (Wittenberg) 82, t4. Deanne Mychalishyn (Wittenberg) 82.

Mount Union
1. Mary Snode 79

Kline Leads Spartan Women to Fourth Place at All-Ohio 


DELAWARE, Ohio – Senior Amanda Kline<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wtrack/2011-12/bios/kline%20amanda%20lb8v> (Lancaster, Ohio/Lancaster) won the shot put event and turned in two more top-three finishes to lead the Case Western Reserve University women's track & field team to a fourth-place finish of 19 teams competing at the Division III All-Ohio Championship on Saturday at Selby Field.

The Spartans scored 75.20 team points to finish behind the University of Mount Union (109), Baldwin-Wallace College (97.20) and host Ohio Wesleyan University (87.83). Oberlin College was fifth behind Case with 65 points.

Kline defeated 24 throwers in the shot put with a throw of 40 feet, three and one-half inches. The senior was also runner-up of 28 competitors in the discus throw at 134'10" and third of 33 in the hammer throw at 150'7."

Also in field events, senior Erin Hollinger<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wtrack/2011-12/bios/hollinger%20erin%207jfo> (Chardon, Ohio/Chardon) took second in the high jump with a mark of five feet, four and one-quarter inches. Junior Emily Tran<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wtrack/2011-12/bios/tran%20emily%20ts4d> (Beaverton, Ore./Southridge) took third in the javelin at 119'1," while junior Jenna Pansky<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wtrack/2011-12/bios/pansky%20jenna%206k0s> (Parma, Ohio/Beaumont) placed fourth in the triple jump at 33'10.25" and seventh in the javelin at 106'4."

Senior Nataija Brown<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wtrack/2011-12/bios/brown%20nataija%20gqnx> (Cleveland, Ohio/Glenville) placed fourth in the long jump at 16'01" and was a top performer on the track with a fifth-place showing in the 100m hurdles at 16.21 seconds.

Also on the track, senior Natalia Cabrera<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wtrack/2011-12/bios/cabrera%20natalia%20ikpk> (Shaker Heights, Ohio/Shaker Heights) placed third in the 5,000-meter run in 18:05.89.

Junior Alyssa Harker<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wtrack/2011-12/bios/harker%20alyssa%20umf7> (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) placed fifth in the 400m hurdles in 1:08.41. Sophomore Gavriella Pora<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wtrack/2011-12/bios/pora%20gavriella%2042r8> (Nampa, Idaho/Liberty Charter) finished eighth in the 400m dash at 1:01.23, while senior Leslie Stanard<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wtrack/2011-12/bios/stanard%20leslie%20yrge> (Maple Heights, Ohio/Maple Heights) took eighth in the 100m dash at 13.27.

The Spartans now have nearly two weeks off from competition before the University Athletic Association Championship Meet on Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29 at Gesling Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania hosted by Carnegie Mellon University.

Spartan Women See Win Streak Snapped 

versus No. 11 Washington-St. Louis and No. 6 


CHICAGO – The Case Western Reserve University women's tennis team saw its 10-match win streak snapped versus a pair of nationally-ranked University Athletic Association opponents on Saturday at the Stagg Field Courts. The Spartans lost to No. 11 Washington University-St. Louis, 5-2, and No. 6 University of Chicago, 9-0.

Alex Lim 

The Spartans (16-4 overall) hadn't dropped a match since a 7-0 decision at Division I Cleveland State University on February 19. Case now concludes one of the best regular seasons in school history this coming week in preparation for the UAA Championship at the end of the month.

The Spartans play their final regular season match next Saturday, April 21 versus Wittenberg University on campus of Walsh University at 10:00 a.m. in Canton, Ohio.

Versus No. 11 Washington-St. Louis, the Spartans lone doubles point came from the No. 2 tandem of freshman Marianne Bonanno<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wten/2011-12/bios/bonnano_marianne_wdo3> (Clayton, Ohio/Northmont) and junior Emily Pham<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wten/2011-12/bios/pham%20emily%20a3ca> (Mason, Ohio/William Mason) with an 8-4 victory.

In singles play, the Bears recorded victories in the top-three singles flights for the team victory. Before those concluded, freshman Alexandra Lim<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wten/2011-12/bios/lim%20alexandra%20jlxi> (Fullerton, Calif./Fullerton Union) bested Washington's Paige Madara at No. 4 by a 6-2, 6-3 score for the Spartans' second team point

Against host Chicago (15-4), the Maroons secured all three doubles points with the Spartans duo of Bonanno and Pham nearly taking a point at No. 2 before falling, 8-6.

In singles play, Bonanno nearly took the Central region's No. 2-ranked player to a third set during the No. 2 flight before falling in straight sets (6-3, 7-5), while junior Kathleen Evers<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wten/2011-12/bios/evers%20kathleen%20ckvv> (Cincinnati, Ohio/Mount Notre Dame) fell by a 6-3, 7-5 score at No. 6.

The UAA Championship is Friday-Sunday, April 27-29 in Altamonte Springs, Florida.

Offensive Explosion Wipes Out Lake Erie

PAINESVILLE OHIO – GLIAC North leading No. 17 Grand Valley State University (36-10, 19-7 GLIAC) broke out an offensive explosion with 29 hits in two games in a pair of wins over Lake Erie College (5-26, 2-22 GLIAC) at GVSU Softball Field in Allendale, Mich. 

The Lakers took game one, 9-0 in six innings and game two, 13-3.

Lake Erie was able to get leadoff singles in each of the first two innings of game one but was unable to do anything else with the runners.  In the bottom of the second, the Lakers struck first with two runs on three hits, a walk, an error and a hit batter.  Lake Erie got multiple runners on base with one out in the top of the fourth but a double play killed the rally.  In the bottom of the frame, Grand Valley added two more runs as a leadoff double and a costly error spurred the rally. 

Lake Erie was unable to get a baserunner in either of the last two innings as GVSU ended the contest early in the bottom of the sixth with five runs, capped by a three-run walkoff homer by Tonya Calkins.

On the mound, sophomore Dawn Ondercin (Sheffield, Ohio/Brookside) allowed nine runs (six earned) on 12 hits.  Senior first baseman Ali Heming (Cincinnati, Ohio/Turpin) went 2-for-2 in game one with redshirt freshman Maddi Klemp (Akron, Ohio/Coventry) and sophomore Juliana Brotzman (Madison, Ohio/Madison).

Grand Valley picked up three runs on a first inning home run off Lake Erie senior Sam Ronde (Reynoldsburg, Ohio/Reynoldsburg) but Ronde got out of the second and third innings.  In the fourth, four straight Lakers hits led to a 5-0 lead and Ronde's departure from the game.  Game two threatened to end in the sixth inning as game one did when GVSU got five runs off the Storm bullpen in the top of the sixth inning but Lake Erie scored three runs to extended the game when the Storm put together six straight singles.  The Lakers added three insurance runs in the top of the seventh for the final margin.

Lake Erie had 10 hits in game two but surrendered 17.  Klemp and Brotzman each had a pair with eight Storm players picking up hits.  Sophomores Becca Havrilla (Willowick, Ohio/Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) and Krista Haley (Holland, Ohio/Springfield Holland) each drove in runs.

Lake Erie wraps up a 14-game road swing Wednesday as it faces GLIAC South leading Ashland University at 3:30 p.m.

Kyle Gerber

No. 21 Spartan Men Split a Pair of National Showdowns in Chicago

CHICAGO – The No. 21-ranked Case Western Reserve University men's tennis team took to the courts on Saturday in a pair of national showdowns with University Athletic Association foes Washington University-St. Louis and the University of Chicago at the Stagg Field Courts. The Spartans grabbed an early lead, but lost to No. 17 Washington U., 6-3, before rebounding to defeat No. 30 Chicago later in the afternoon, 7-2.

With the split, the Spartans (12-7 overall) head into their final week of competition prior to the UAA Championship at the end of the month.

Versus Washington U., also the No. 2-ranked team in the region, the Spartans jumped out to a 3-0 lead with the ITA Central Region's No. 2-ranked tandem of sophomore John Healey<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/mten/2011-12/bios/healey%20john%20d4pz> (Columbia, Md./Atholton) and junior Kyle Gerber<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/mten/2011-12/bios/gerber%20kyle%20tl2z> (Columbus, Ohio/St. Charles Preparatory) claiming an 8-4 victory in first position versus No. 3-ranked Adam and Ross Putterman.

In second position, senior Sean Carr<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/mten/2011-12/bios/carr%20sean%201zfu> (Columbus, Ohio/Upper Arlington) and junior Richard Brunsting<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/mten/2011-12/bios/brunsting%20richard%20odi2> (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell Academy) needed a tie-breaker set to win 9-8, while senior Rohan Patel<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/mten/2011-12/bios/patel%20rohan%20hyx1> (Cincinnati, Ohio/Sycamore) and sophomore Eric Klawitter<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/mten/2011-12/bios/klawitter%20eric%20g9jk> (Arlington Heights, Ill./John Hersey) won 8-4 at No. 3.

However, the Bears came roaring back in singles play with five straight-set victories, including a showdown at No. 1 where Adam Putterman, the region's top-ranked player, defeated Spartan freshman Will Drougas<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/mten/2011-12/bios/drougas%20will%201loa> (Roanoke, Va./Salem), ranked No. 6 in the region.

Versus Chicago, the No. 6-ranked squad in the region, the Spartans again gained an early 3-0 advantage with a sweep in doubles. Healey and Gerber were victorious at No. 1 (8-5), while the duos of Carr and Brunsting as well as Patel and Klawitter took the points at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively, by identical 8-4 scores.

In singles play, Drougas dropped the opening set versus No. 17-regionally ranked Troy Brinker by a 7-5 tally, but rebounded for the point taking the second set, 6-3, and the final set, 6-1. At No. 2, Carr was victorious in a three-set match (4-6, 6-3, 6-3), while Gerber (6-3, 6-3) and Healey (6-3, 7-5) claimed the other two team points at No. 3 and No. 6 singles, respectively.

The Spartans play their final two regular season matches next Saturday, April 21 at Walsh University in Canton, Ohio. The Spartans take on Wittenberg University at 10:00 a.m. then Walsh at 5:00 p.m.

The UAA Championship is Friday-Sunday, April 27-29 in Altamonte Springs, Florida.

Polar Bears too much for Mount tennis

ALLIANCE, OHIO—The Mount Union men's tennis team was unable to win consecutive Ohio Athletic Conference matches after falling to Ohio Northern, 8-1, Saturday afternoon.

The brother combination of Nate Fockler and Nick Fockler (North Canton/Hoover) earned the only point of the match for the Purple Raiders with an 8-3 victory over Joey Frank and Michael Kathary at No. 1 doubles.

The Raiders (9-4, 2-3 OAC) will return to action with a trip to play Capital on Wednesday at 3:30 pm.

Tennis Match Results
Ohio Northern vs Mount Union
Apr 14, 2012 at Alliance, Ohio

Ohio Northern 8, Mount Union 1

Singles competition:
1. Joey Frank (ONU) def. Nate Fockler (MTU) 6-3, 6-4
2. Michael Kathary (ONU) def. Nick Fockler (MTU) 1-6, 6-4, 6-3
3. Nick Kowalczyk (ONU) def. Patrick Yackmack (MTU) 6-2, 7-5
4. Andrew Korba (ONU) def. Ben Swope (MTU) 6-2, 6-1
5. Blake Troller (ONU) def. Drew LeGendre (MTU) 6-2, 6-4
6. Mike King (ONU) def. Jeff Looker (MTU) 6-2, 6-4

Doubles competition:
1. Nate Fockler/Nick Fockler (MTU) def. Joey Frank/Michael Kathary (ONU) 8-3
2. Andrew Korba/Blake Troller (ONU) def. Ben Swope/Patrick Yackmack (MTU) 8-2
3. Sam Prewitt/Nick Kowalczyk (ONU) def. Drew LeGendre/Zach Nelson (MTU) 8-2

Mount Union 9-4, 2-3 OAC
Ohio Northern 7-4, 4-0 OAC

Spartan Baseball Earns Split with Bethany in Rain-Soaked Doubleheader at Nobby’s Ballpark

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Case Western Reserve University baseball team battled through pockets of rainy weather to earn a doubleheader split with Bethany College (W. Va.) on Saturday afternoon at Nobby's Ballpark. The Spartans won game one, 7-4, but fell in the nightcap by a 6-2 score.

With the split, the Spartans (21-12-1 overall) move to 5-2-1 in their last eight contests heading into a crucial six-game stretch over the next seven days. The Bison sit at 9-15.

In game one, the Spartans got off to a quick 2-0 start in the first inning with three-straight one-out hits. Junior shortstop Matt Keen<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/bsb/2011-12/bios/keen%20matt%20hlye> (Tallmadge, Ohio/Tallmadge) tripled to left center, junior centerfielder Paul Pakan<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/bsb/2011-12/bios/pakan%20paul%209rv5> (Tallmadge, Ohio/Tallmadge) doubled, and senior outfielder Sam Alexander<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/bsb/2011-12/bios/alexander%20sam%20j11o> (Alexandria, Va./T.C. Williams) singled. Bethany answered with three runs in the top of the third with Alex Evans scoring on a double-steal and Brad Kubis hitting a two-run double, but Case was quick to regain the lead as junior first baseman Brett Ossola<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/bsb/2011-12/bios/ossola%20brett%20oej3> (Potomac, Md./Bullis School) ripped a two-run double to left center in the bottom of the inning.

Case then put the game away with three in the fifth on an RBI double by Alexander and a two-run single by senior catcher Peter Zak<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/bsb/2011-12/bios/zak%20peter%2068e6> (Brookline, Mass./Brookline). Bethany scored just once more on a Derek Miller single in the sixth.

Freshman pitcher Edward Abramson<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/bsb/2011-12/bios/abramson%20edward%20y7n8> (Maitland, Fla./Winter Park) turned in a quality start on the mound, tossing six innings and allowing three earned runs with a career-high eight strikeouts. Senior Cory Smith<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/bsb/2011-12/bios/smith%20cory%20howv> (Chagrin Falls, Ohio/Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin) came out of the bullpen and faced some early trouble with two on and no out, but the right-hander was able to dance out of trouble for his first career save.

For the game, Alexander was 2-for-2 with a double, a run and two runs batted-in, while Zak collected two hits in three at-bats.

Trent Cornwell took the loss on the hill for Bethany.

The Bison jumped out to an early lead in the nightcap with single runs in the first and second on a wild pitch and an RBI single by Juls Leto.

Not done yet, the visitors pushed their advantage to 5-0 in the top of the fifth inning on a trio of unearned runs as the Spartan defense committed a pair of errors.

The Spartans sliced the Bison lead to 5-2 with a pair of two-out tallies. Zak and sophomore right fielder Jordan Dague<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/bsb/2011-12/bios/dague%20jordan%208kld> (Barberton, Ohio/Barberton) were both hit by a pitch putting runners on first and second. Freshman infielder Kerrigan Cain<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/bsb/2011-12/bios/cain%20kerrigan%204l9x> (Hartville, Ohio/Archbishop Hoban) then laced a single to right-center field plating Zak, while freshman infielder William Meador<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/bsb/2011-12/bios/meador%20will%20dgrq> (Columbus, Ohio/Worthington Kilbourne) recorded his first collegiate run batted-in bringing home the speedy Dague on a single up the middle.

The Bison tacked on one more run in the top of the sixth for the final 6-2 margin.

Senior righthander Bradley Potter<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/bsb/2011-12/bios/potter%20bradley%207f86> (Rochester, N.Y./Gates-Chili) suffered the loss (2-4) for the Spartans, lasting only 1.1 innings and allowing two runs on five hits, while striking out three and walking one. The sophomore duo of Ray Kelly<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/bsb/2011-12/bios/kelly%20ray%20fsvf> (Rochester, N.Y./Aquinas Institute) and Josh Suvak<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/bsb/2011-12/bios/suvak%20josh%2081mk> (Independence, Ohio/Independence) recorded the next seven outs, while freshman righty Kevin Johnstone<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/bsb/2011-12/bios/johnstone%20kevin%20q7i1> (Placentia, Calif./Valencia) went the next 1.2 innings. Senior lefty A.J. Boshinski<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/bsb/2011-12/bios/boshinski%20a.j.%20iw8n> (Alpharetta, Ga./St. Pius X) recorded the final four outs via strikeout.

Tyler Kurtz (1-2) notched the win for the Bison, giving up two runs on four hits in 4.2 innings of work striking out one and walking one, while Brad Kubis went the final 2.1 innings allowing one hit with three punchouts.

At the plate, Kubis was 2-for-4 with two runs scored for Bethany, while Juls Leto also went 2-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base.

The Spartans are back in action at home this Tuesday, April 17 with a single, nine-inning game versus cross-town rival Baldwin-Wallace College at 4:00 p.m. Case then hosts its annual game at Progressive Field versus Muskingum University at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 19 before heading to Greencastle, Indiana for a key four-game series at nationally-ranked DePauw University on Saturday and Sunday.