A Page -- April 16, 2012 --- PM Edition

Junior lefty Mockbee leads Warriors past rival SVSM

Brown, Miletti & Marsinek continue to contribute; Holdsworth has multi-hit day


CUYAHOGA FALLS, April 14: Behind another solid start from talented Junior southpaw Joe Mockbee, the Walsh Jesuit Baseball team defeated rival Akron St. Vincent St. Mary on Saturday by a score of 4-1. 

Mockbee hurled 5-2/3 quality innings, allowing a run that was unearned and striking out five to improve to 2-0 on the year. Senior Eastern Michigan recruit Michael Marsinek threw well in relief, and Junior closer Cassidy Brown collected his 5th save of the year with a perfect 7th, striking out one. 

Leading the way offensively for the Warriors was Ohio Wesleyan recruit Drew Miletti, who had two hits on the day including a deep double, while Sophomore Kyle Holdsworth also collected two hits. Junior Joe Mockbee, and Senior Ohio Northern recruit Zack Leonatti had key early RBIs for the Warriors, and Senior Slippery Rock recruit Graeme Frye, Senior Rollins College recruit Anthony Nemer, and Sophomore Nate Romans also hit well for the Warriors.

With the win, the Warriors improve to 9-1 on the year and take on local and NCL rival Archbishop Hoban in two key games Monday and Tuesday.

Scots sweep Terriers

HIRAM, OHIO  --  The Hiram College baseball team dropped both games of a North Coast Athletic Conference doubleheader against The College of Wooster at Robet O. Fishel Field.

With the losses, the Terriers fall to 8-20 overall and 0-12 in the NCAC.  The Fighting Scots improve to 14-11 overall and 3-3 NCAC.

In game one, Wooster looked to make a statement early scoring three runs in the top of the first inning which included a two-run homerun.  But the Scot offense then went quiet as Hiram scored runs in the fourth inning on a RBI ground out by senior All-NCAC infielder Torrey Stimson (Hudson/Walled Lake, Mich.) and then again in the sixth thanks to a defensive error to cut the deficit to a run, 3-2.  Wooster then put the game out of reach with a four-run top of the seventh to go on to the 7-2 final.

Hiram recorded five hits in the game with five separate Terriers each reaching base safely.  Stimson finished the game one-of-three with a run scored and a RBI.

Torrey Stimson


On the mound, junior Mike Lalonde (Willowick/South) pitched all seven innings, but would get the loss, dropping him to 1-5 overall.  He allowed seven runs on 13 hits and had four strikeouts.

In the nightcap, the Wooster offense found its stride as the Scots scored in all but one inning.  Wooster quickly jumped out to the early lead with two runs in the second and then added another run in the third to lead 3-0.  The Scots blew the game open with five runs in the fourth and added a run in the fifth, three in the sixth and four in the seventh to put the 10-run rule into effect and cruised to the 16-0 final.

Hiram failed to record a hit in the game, while Wooster tallied 17 hits.

Senior John Colla (Austintown/Ursuline) started the game and pitched three innings allowing seven runs on eight hits and struck out one batter.  He also was credited with the loss and falls to 1-5 overall for the season.  Three other pitchers saw action in the game including the freshman duo of J.T. Taylor (Niles) and Tre Carpenter (Akron/Kenmore).  Taylor pitched two innings giving up two runs on three hits, while Carpenter pitched an inning-and-a-third allowing six runs on five hits.  Junior Eric Cameron (Akron/Green) pitched the final two-thirds of an inning allowing one run on one hit.

Hiram and Wooster will face off again on Tuesday, Apr. 17 in a rescheduled NCAC doubleheader that was postponed earlier due to rain.  The first game is scheduled to begin at noon at Robert O. Fishel Field.

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Petersal (L), Perella (R)

Hiram Softball Earns Split Against Wittenberg
HIRAM, OHIO -- The Hiram College softball team split a pair games against Wittenberg University, 5-1 and 4-2, in a North Coast Athletic Conference doubleheader at Myrtis E. Herndon Field.
The Terriers are now 12-14 overall this season and 4-4 in the NCAC. The Tigers are now 22-10 overall and 7-3 NCAC following the split.
In the first game, Hiram got on the board first with a pair of runs in the bottom of the first inning on a RBI-double by sophomore outfielder Sarah Loyer (Barrie, Ont./St. Joseph's) and a RBI-single by freshman pitcherTaylor Charles (Akron/Ellet) to make the score 2-0. But Wittenberg rallied scoring a run in the top of the second to cut the Terrier lead in half, 2-1. Hiram struck again in the bottom of the third with two more runs thanks to a two-RBI single by freshman designated player/catcher Taylor Petersal (Warren/Champion) to extend the margin to 4-1. The Terriers went on to tack on an insurance run in the fourth on another RBI base hit by Loyer to round out the scoring for the 5-1 victory.
Offensively, Hiram posted 11 hits in the game with Loyer, senior All-Region outfielder Kristen Cooney (North Lewisburg/Triad) and freshman second baseman Angela Perella (Lyndhurst/Beaumont) each recording two hits. Loyer finished the game two-of-four with a run scored and two RBI. Cooney went two-of-three with a pair of runs scored and Perella also finished two-of-three at the plate.
On the hill, Charles got the start and pitched the entire game to pick up the win and improve to 8-6 for the season. She allowed just the lone run on eight hits and struck out three batters.
In game two, it was the Tigers who struck first with two runs in the top of the first to take the early advantage. Wittenberg added runs in the third and sixth innings and managed to keep the Hiram offense at bay until the bottom of the sixth when sophomore shortstop Jessica Bolanz (Randolph/Waterloo) hit a two-run homerun to cut the deficit in half, 4-2. The score remained the same heading into the bottom of the seventh and Wittenberg got the Terriers to record two quick outs. Cooney and Loyer both reach base following the back-to-back outs, but Hiram could not get them across to tie the game as Wittenberg held on for the 4-2 win.
Bolanz and senior third baseman Ashley Pike (Mission Viejo, Calif./Mission Viejo) recorded two hits in the game to lead the Hiram hitters. Bolanz ended the game two-of-three with a run scored and two RBI while Pike also finished two-of-three overall.

Senior Amethyst Brigham (Middlefield/Ohio State) started game two and pitched six innings allowing four runs on five hits and had three strikeouts. She was also the pitcher of record and suffered the loss, dropping her to 3-6 overall on the year. Charles pitched one inning of relief allowing no hits or runs.
Hiram will begin a three-game road trip beginning with a NCAC doubleheader against Ohio Wesleyan University on Tuesday, Apr. 17 in Delaware.  The first game is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m.

'Berg Softball Set for Twinbill at Baldwin-Wallace

Heidelberg (13-13, 3-6 Ohio Athletic Conference) is coming off a
doubleheader split yesterday with Marietta College, in which senior right
handed pitcher Lexie Pinkelman (Metamora/Evergreen) outlasted the Pioneers'
Alexis O'Hair to win a 6-5 marathon in 11 innings.  Pinkelman also homered
in the second game, but Marietta scored seven unanswered runs in the sixth
and seventh innings to take a 7-5 win.

The 'Berg offense is led by senior first baseman Bessie Artino (Bellevue)
(.411, 32 RBI, 3 HR, 21 R), who leads the OAC in runs batted-in, is eighth
in hitting, and 10th in slugging (.622).  She also boasts an
on-base-plus-slugging percentage of 1.058 and is riding a 10-game hitting
streak.  Sophomore center fielder Jami Wagner (Alvada/New Riegel) (.398, 6,
0, 28) is tied for fifth in the league in runs and leads the team with 13
stolen bases in 17 attempts and 13 multi-hit games.  In addition to her
mound duties, Pinkelman (.324, 29, 7, 18) is third in the league in home
runs and RBI.

In the circle, junior southpaw Ali Sayre (Sylvania/Northview) and Pinkelman
have combined to start 19 of 26 games.  Sayre (3.22 ERA, 47 K, 72.2 IP) is
4-7 in 13 appearances (10 starts) and is ninth in the league in innings
pitched and strikeouts, respectively.  Pinkelman (4.76, 50, 56.2) is 4-4 in
11 appearances (nine starts) and is ninth in the conference in strikeouts.
Both are tied for eighth with six complete games and have each hurled a
shutout.  Freshman righty Christine Foster (Luckey/Eastwood) (4.15, 10,
30.1) is 3-1 in seven appearances (four starts) and has pitched two complete

Baldwin-Wallace (16-12, 5-5 OAC) has lost three of its last four games
following a doubleheader split yesterday with Wilmington College.  Five
Yellow Jackets had two hits and four had two RBI as B-W took the first game,
11-3, in six innings, but was edged, 4-3, in the second.

Brittany Lightel (.396, 8, 0, 15) leads the team in on-base percentage
(.446), while Tabitha Murray (.387, 16, 1, 17) leads the team in runs and
owns team-highs of a .548 slugging percentage and .968 OPS.  Lauren Feciuch
(.371, 19, 2, 15) leads B-W in RBI and slugs at a .539 clip.

Sarah Baker and Murray anchor the pitching staff.  Baker (1.77 ERA, 25,
71.0) is 7-2 in 12 appearances (nine starts) with seven complete games and
three shutouts and is second in the OAC in ERA and 10th in innings pitched.
Murray (2.77, 60, 65.2) is 5-6 in 15 appearances (10 starts) with six
complete games and is tied for seventh in the circuit in strikeouts and is
ninth in innings pitched.

Following Tuesday's doubleheader, the Berg will host three doubleheaders in
five days, beginning with a conference tilt Saturday against the University
of Mount Union, followed by a non-conference match-up with Alma (Mich.)
College on Monday, April 23, and a twinbill against OAC foe Otterbein

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Hanna (L), Chalfant (R)

Comets Hold Off Bulldogs
By, Chip Lemin 

The left fielder speared Wes Allen's line drive with Kenny Hanna aboard to thwart a late innings
comeback by the Olmsted Falls team on Thursday afternoon on Field 3. 

Nick Chalfant pitched well overall and threw 99 pitches to go the distance. His record is now 2-1. The Comets looked in control as they took a 5-0 lead into the 6th inning. 

The Olmsted Falls ball club had different plans as Adam Asadorian walked and scrambled to 2nd on a hit to right by Brennan Laird. After Wes Allen (HPB) reached, Richie Rader's second hit of the game to right field scored Asadorian. Sophomore Ryan Yako greeted reliever Jeff Mott with a double to left scoring Laird and Allen. Jake Hecker kept the scoring alive with a fielder's choice grounder to third that plated Rader to cut the lead to 5-4 Amherst. 

Nick Chalfant mowed down the Comets in the 7th to set the stage for an exciting finish. The fans appreicated the team fighting til the last out. 

The effort helped to add some positives to the home stand where the Dawgs lost Wednesday afternoon to the Brecksville Bees 6-2. The Bees two left-handed pitchers chilled the bats of the home team with a two hitter as Brennan Laird left it all out on the mound to keep the game close before Jared Kurz finished up with solid relief work showing a dancing knuckler and curve for over 3 innings of work. 

The Dawgs(1-3 SWC) host Toledo St. Francis Desales for a twin bill on Sat starting at 11am with a lunch in between games. John Roche toes the rubber in the 1st game and with the second pitcher to be announced later.

Radier Golf Second After 18 Holes at OAC Spring Invite

WESTERVILLE, Ohio—The Mount Union men's golf team shot a 330 and are in second place after day one of the Ohio Athletic Conference Spring Invitational Sunday at Little Turtle Golf Club in of Westerville, Ohio.

The Purple Raiders are 10 strokes behind host Otterbein and two strokes ahead of third place Muskingum. Baldwin-Wallace (334) and John Carroll (340) round out the top five teams after one round of golf.

Junior Jon Lieser (Minerva/Minerva) carded a 78 for the first round, which is tied for third place individually. Sophomore Dillon Bright (Granville/Granville) and freshman Garry Zehe, Jr. (Madison/Madison) both shot a 79 to tie for fifth. Zehe, Jr. is entered as an individual, however, and his score does not count toward the team total.

Freshman Nick Popely (Painesville/Riverside) is tied for 21st with an 85, senior Colin Broughton(Hartville/Uniontown Lake) is tied for 27th with an 88, and sophomore Ben Lehrke (North Ridgeville/Lutheran West) in 47th with a 100.

John Carroll's Alex DiPalma sits atop the leaderboard after carding a 75 in the first round.

The 54-hole event will conclude on Monday and is paired with a 27-hole event in the fall to determine an OAC regular season champion and seed the OAC Championship. The Purple Raiders finished third at that event in September.

OAC Spring Invitational
Little Turtle Golf Club - Westerville, Ohio
Par 72, 6,258 yds.

Team Standings

1. Otterbein 320, 2. Mount Union 330, 3. Muskingum 332, 4. Baldwin-Wallace 334, 5. John Carroll 340, 6. Capital 342, 7. Ohio Northern 343, 8. Heidelberg 360.

Top 5 Individuals

1. Alex DiPalma (JCU) 75, 2. Joey Shroyer (Musk) 76, t3. Jon Lieser (MTU) 78, t3. Travis Ballinger (ONU) 78, t5. Ben Adams (Ott) 78, t5. Dillon Bright (MTU) 78, *t5. Garry Zehe, Jr. (MTU) 78, *t5. Sage Engel (Ott) 78.

Mount Union

T3. Jon Lieser 78, t5. Dillon Bright 78, *t5. Garry Zehe, Jr. 78, t21. Nick Popely 85, t27. Colin Broughton 88, T47. Ben Lehrke 100.  

*Denotes individual scores, not included in team totals

B-W Men’s Golf Team Stands Fourth After First Day of OAC 


WESTERVILLE, OHIO – The Baldwin-Wallace College men’s golf team carded a round of 334 strokes today (Sunday, April 15, 2012) on the first day of the two-day and 54-hole Ohio Athletic Conference Invitational Tournament, hosted by Otterbein University at the Little Turtle Golf Club.  The second 27 holes will be played on Monday, April 16.

B-W totalled 334 strokes for the first 18 holes of the invitational on the par-72 and 6,258-yard Little Turtle G.C. layout. Otterbein University leads after the first day with 320 strokes.

In terms of team play for the Yellow Jackets (five golfers make up a team with the top four scores counting toward the team total),  junior Stephen Spalding (Stow/ Walsh Jesuit) led the way as he carded a first round 80. This places Spalding tied for ninth individually. He was followed by senior Matt Warren (Copley) who carded an 82, placing him tied for 14th individually. Senior Ricky Jaskolski (North Royalton/ Padua Franciscan) posted a round of 84, placing him tied for 17th individually. After Jaskolski, freshman Adam Sanders (Fairview Park/ Fairview) fired an 88. To end team play for the day, sophomore Augie Ward (Medina/ Walsh Jesuit) carded a 92.

Playing as individuals, freshman Cody Lyons (Wadsworth/ Medina Highland) shot an 87 and freshman Andy Ingram (Vermilion) carded a 91 on the first day of competition.

Baseball Bats Explode in Doubleheader Sweep of Ohio 

Northern; Raiders 21 Wins Most Since 2006

ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Mount Union's baseball team combined to score 33 runs in a 19-9 and 14-4 sweep of Ohio Northern Sunday in an Ohio Athletic Conference doubleheader at 23rd Street Field in Alliance.

The Purple Raiders have now won five games in a row and their 21 wins on the season are the most since winning 22 in 2006.  Mount Union also kept pace with Baldwin-Wallace and Muskingum as the three teams are tied for second place in the conference at 5-3.

In the opener, Mount Union scored a season-high 19 runs but rallied twice before putting the game away.

Sophomores Lee Grosscup (Green/Green) and Evan Knott (Canton/GlenOak) each drove in three runs while fellow sophomore Zach Carlino (Pittsburgh, Pa./Central Catholic) went 4-for-4, scored four runs and drove in a pair.

Sophomore Mike Horning (Avon/Avon) got the win in relief as he allowed only four hits over three innings to go to 3-1 on the season.

Ohio Northern (8-18, 2-7 OAC) had a 2-0 lead as the Polar Bears pushed a pair of runs across in the first inning.  

The Raiders got a run back in the second inning and took the lead in the third taking advantage of two Polar Bear errors to plate six runs (five unearned) to make the score 7-2, but Ohio Northern would rally with a six-run fourth to retake the lead 8-7.

Mount Union then took the lead for good in the fourth as another Ohio Northern error led to two runs and gave the Raiders back the lead at 9-8 before blowing the game open with a six-run fifth inning extended the lead to 15-8.

Northern pushed another run across in the sixth before the Raiders finished the scoring with four more runs in the bottom of the frame for the 19-9 final.

The 19 runs was the most in a single game for Mount Union since a 19-11 home win over Marietta in 2009.

Austin Price gave up seven runs, only two earned, on five hits over 2.2 innings to fall to 1-4 on the mound for Ohio Northern.

Mount Union wasted little time getting on the board in game two with four runs in the first inings, six in the third and two each in the fourth and fifth to take a commanding 14-0 lead.

Northern got two in the sixth and single runs in the eighth and ninth as Cody Fisher gave up nine runs in 2.2 innings to take the loss.

Carlino and fellow sophomores Ricky Olasz (West Miffin, Pa./West Mifflin), Jimmy Dobran (Poland/Poland Seminary), Evan Knott (Canton/GlenOak) and Kyle Osco (Hartville/Lake) each drove in two runs as every starter in the line up got a hit as the Raiders belted out 18 hits.

This was all more than enough offense for another in Tom Bekelsky (Akron/Firestone) who allowed only six hits, struck out six and no earned runs over 5.2 innings to move to 2-0 on the season.

Carlino finished the day 6-for-7, scoring six times and driving in four runs.

Artino comes up big for Berg

TIFFIN, Ohio-After Saturday's scheduled doubleheader against Marietta
 was postponed due to rain, the Heidelberg University softball team
split with Marietta College in an Ohio Athletic Conference twinbill today at
Hedges Boyer Park in Tiffin, Ohio.  Senior first baseman Bessie Artino
(Bellevue) had two key at-bats in the first game en route to a 6-5 win in 11
innings.  The Berg lost the second game by a 7-5 count.

In game one, Heidelberg (13-13, 3-6 OAC) took a 4-3 lead into the top of the
seventh inning and tied the game at 5-5 in the bottom of the seventh before
Artino knocked in the game-winning run on a fielder's choice in the 11th.

The Pioneers (17-13, 5-7 OAC) plated runs in the first and second innings
before the Berg got on the board in the bottom half of the second.
Sophomore left fielder Julie Okorn (Euclid) hit a one-out double, advanced
to third, then scored on a passed ball to make the score 2-1.

Marietta extended its lead to 3-1 in the fifth as Michelle Sayre's run
batted-in single scored Sarah Mayo from second base.

Sophomore right fielder Melissa Lovati (St. Clair Shores, Mich./Lakeview)
stole home in the fifth to cut the deficit to one and freshman Ashley
Kessler (North Olmstead), pinch hitting in the sixth, laced a two-run single
to give the Berg a 4-3 lead.

A sacrifice bunt and a hit batsman in the seventh put a pair of runners on
for Hannah Tarski, who came up with a triple as Marietta retook a 5-4 lead.

In the 'Berg seventh, a sacrifice bunt by sophomore shortstop Erica Huffman
(Strongsville) combined with an error moved junior second baseman Bridget
Moran (Lakewood/Senior) all the way to third base and a RBI single by Artino
sent the game into extra innings.

Senior right hander Lexie Pinkelman (Metamora/Evergreen) and Alexis O'Hair
battled each other on the mound through the eighth, ninth and 10th before
Huffman beat the play at the plate to score the game-winner on Artino's
fielder's choice in the 11th.

In addition to Artino, who was 2-for-6 with two RBI, sophomore centerfielder
Jami Wagner (Alvada/New Riegel) was 3-for-6, Okorn was 2-for-5 with a run,
and Lovati was 2-for-5 with a run scored.

Pinkelman improved to 4-4, allowing just three earned runs on 11 hits while
striking out eight and walking four, and completed her sixth start of the

Four Pioneers had multi-hit games, led by Sayre, who was 2-for-5 with two
RBI and one run scored.

O'Hair allowed five earned runs on 12 hits and walked five in 10.1 innings
and was tagged with the loss to fall to 10-5.

In the second game, Pinkelman blasted a two-run homer and the Berg tacked on
three more runs in the third to move out to a 5-0 lead.

A two-run single by Allison Keller anchored a three-run sixth for Marietta.
The Pioneers put the first four runners on base and scored a run in the
seventh before Kessler relieved junior left hander Ali Sayre
(Sylvania/Northview).  Marietta plated three more in the final frame and
Hazel Brogdon retired the side in the seventh to hang on for the win.

Pinkelman was 1-for-3 at the plate with three RBI and a run, while six
others had a hit.  Artino scored twice.

Sayre allowed all seven runs (five earned) on nine hits over 6.0 innings and
struck out three, but suffered the loss to fall to 4-7.  Kessler struck out
one in an inning of work.

Katie Swejk was 2-for-3 at the plate with a run and Sayre was 2-for-3 with
one RBI and one run to lead the Pioneers.

Bogdon allowed just two earned runs over seven hits in a complete game

The Berg returns to the diamond Tuesday to face Baldwin-Wallace College in
an OAC doubleheader in Berea before returning to Tiffin for a six-game