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

Julia Kudla  Annie Mendoza 
Kudla (L), Mendoza (R)



Storm Outlast Purple Knights For First ECC 


Win


PAINESVILLE, OHIO – Lake Erie College (7-6, 1-4 ECC) was pushed throughout but held on for a 16-14 victory over the University of Bridgeport (3-3, 0-2 ECC) in East Coast Confernce play at Jack Britt Memorial Stadium in Painesville, Ohio. 

The win was the Storm's first this season in ECC play and moved Lake Erie back above .500.

Junior Julia Kudla (Harleysville, Pa./Souderton) led Lake Erie with four goals, all coming in the first half.  Rabuano picked up the slack in the second half where she scored all three of her goals.  Sophomore Annie Mendoza (Lansing, Mich./Lansing Catholic) also had three goals and an assist and junior Meredith Howe(Fayetteville, N.Y./Jamesville Dewilt) and sophomore Ashriel West (Jamesville, N.Y./Jamesville Dewitt) each scored twice.

Meredith HoweAshriel West

Howe (L), West (R)

In the first 11 minutes, the teams traded goals back and forth with neither team leading by more than a goal.  Five different Storm players scored in the first 11 minutes.  With the score tied 5-5, Kudla put Lake Erie ahead with a free position goal.  It was the first of four straight goals for the Storm as Mendoza scored followed by two more successful strikes from Kudla as the Purple Knights went over 11 minutes without scoring.  However, Bridgeport got three straight goals to close the half down just one, 9-8. 


Lake Erie led the entire second half but was never able to pull away.  Mendoza and Rabuano opened the half with scores for the Storm but Bridgeport cut the deficit to one at 11-10 at 24:43.  Rabuano kept her big second half going with back-to-back goals in a 56 second span to go ahead 13-10 at 19:50. Bridgeport and Lake Erie traded the next six goals.  The Purple Knights made the score 15-13 with 9:55 to play but Lake Erie was able to successfully run out the clock from there.  The Storm added an insurance goal with 1:27 to play by West with Bridgeport's Lindsay Kehoe adding a late goal, her fifth of the game, with 17 seconds left for the final margin. 


Sophomore Emily Rock (Hamilton, Ohio/Lakota West) played one of her best games in goal for the Storm with seven saves, making several difficult stops. 

The difference in the game was clears as Lake Erie went a perfect 9-of-9 on clear attempts while Bridgeport was just 8-of-15.

Lake Erie returns to action Saturday at 1:00 p.m. when it travels to Mercy College.


B-W Women’s Golf Team Finishes Third at OWU Tournament

OSTRANDER, OHIO -- The defending Ohio Athletic Conference champion Baldwin-Wallace College women’s golf team finished third of 15 teams today (Sunday, April 15, 2012) on the final day of competition at the annual Ohio Wesleyan University Laura Bump Invitational Tournament at the Mill Creek Golf Course.

The Yellow Jackets totalled 336 strokes on the second day and combined with its first day total of 338 strokes had 674 total strokes on the par-72 and 6,005-yard Mill Creek G.C. layout to place third.  Nationally-ranked Allegheny Pa.) College won the team title with 663 strokes.

In team play (each team has five golfers and the top four scores count toward the team total), junior Brooke Hamilton (Cleveland/ St. Joseph Academy) led the way and tied for third individually as she fired rounds of 83 and 79 for a two-day and 36-hole total of 162 strokes.  She was followed by sophomore Emilee Woolf (Ravenna) with rounds of 84 and 83 for a 167 total and sophomore Miranda Cunningham (Dayton/ Christian) with rounds of 86 and 81 for a 167 total as each student-athlete tied for 14th.  Junior Rebecca Kapusta (Independence) was tied for 41st with rounds of 85 and 93 for a 178 total and sophomore Rebecca Jones (Hilliard/ Darby) rounded out the team totals with rounds of 97 and 94 for 191 total strokes.

Individually, sophomore Sarah Allred (Akron/ Green) tied for 34th individually as she shot rounds of  92 and 83 for 175 strokes.

The Yellow Jackets will be back in action on Friday, April 20 when they travel to Angola, Indiana to compete at the Trine University Spring Invitational at the Zollner Golf Course.  The final regular season event is the 2012 OAC Championship Tournament, hosted by Capital University, on April 28-29 at the Foxfire Golf Club in Lockbourne, Ohio.

A year ago, the B-W women’s golf team fashioned an 83-18 overall record, won five tournament titles, including the 2011 OAC title, and placed 15th at the NCAA Division III National Tournament.  The Yellow Jackets have advanced to the Division III National Tournament three times during its 12-year existence.


Shaffer, Jurcak Win Individual Events for Spartan Men During All-Ohio Meet

DELAWARE, Ohio – Senior Ty Shaffer<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/mtrack/2011-12/bios/shaffer%20ty%20mqfx> (Myersville, Md./Middletown Senior) was victorious by more than a second in the 400-meter hurdles event and classmate Matthew Jurcak<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/mtrack/2011-12/bios/jurcak%20matthew%20a088> (Olmsted Falls, Ohio/Olmsted Falls) led the field home in the 110-meter hurdles competition to pace the Case Western Reserve University men's track & field team to a 11th-place finish of 21 teams competing during the 2012 Division III All-Ohio Championship on Saturday at Selby Field.

Ty Shaffer (photo by Sara Tincher) 

The University of Mount Union claimed the team title with 118.50 points, while host Ohio Wesleyan University was second with 99 points. Baldwin-Wallace College (73) was third, Heidelberg University (59.50) finished fourth and Defiance College (52.50) rounds out the top five.

Shaffer crossed the line ahead of 19 other contestants in the 400m hurdles with a time of 54.32 for 10 team points, more than 1.1 seconds ahead of second-place Ethan Freet from Ohio Wesleyan. Picking up two more points for the Spartans during the same event came from senior Jim Mather<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/mtrack/2011-12/bios/mather%20jim%20fcjb> (Baldwinsville, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy) with his seventh-place finish (57.74).

In the 110m hurdles, Jurcak stopped the clock faster than 19 other participants with a time of 14.61. Classmate Nick Nelson<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/mtrack/2011-12/bios/nelson%20nick%2054c1> (Urbana, Ohio/Urbana) tacked on two more team points via a seventh-place finish (15.80).

Point-scoring performances during track events came from sophomore Corey Williams<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/mtrack/2011-12/bios/williams%20corey%20wizm> (Massillon, Ohio/Perry) in the 5000-meter run (5th, 15:37.92), senior Phil Yeung<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/mtrack/2011-12/bios/yeung%20phil%200i7s> (Pittsburgh, Pa./Upper St. Clair) in the 1500m run (6th, 4:03.66) and sophomore David Dixon<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/mtrack/2011-12/bios/dixon%20david%20i1wf> (Atlanta, Ga./Lakeside) in the 3000m steeplechase (8th, 9:52.28).

Senior pole vaulter Frank VanTassell<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/mtrack/2011-12/bios/vantassell%20frank%20okrd> (Minneapolis, Minn./Red Wing) scored an eighth-place finish clearing a height of 13 feet, 10 and one half inches for one team point.

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.


Yeomen Baseball Downed by Allegheny 

Meadville, PA – The Oberlin College baseball team turned in a lackluster effort on Sunday afternoon, which resulted in the Allegheny College Gators winning both games of their doubleheader to complete the four-game series sweep. The Yeomen fell 5-1 in game one before going down 14-0 in game two.

In game one, Allegheny jumped on the Yeomen early as they used three hits combined with two Oberlin errors to score four runs in the bottom of the first inning off of Oberlin starter Mattie DeDoes.

Oberlin was able to respond in the second inning, as Zach Jaspers came through with a two-out RBI single to put the Yeomen on the board. However, Oberlin had a chance to add some more, but left the bases loaded.

After the rocky first inning, DeDoes was able to settle down nicely as he kept the Gators off of the scoreboard in innings two through four. In the fifth inning, a leadoff walk to Eric Hansen came back to bite DeDoes as he came around to score on Ben Lowmaster’s single through the right side.

 

DeDoes went all six innings as he scattered six hits over 117 pitches of work. He fanned three and waked just two. Of his five runs allowed, just one was earned as he fell to 2-2 on the year.

The Yeomen threatened a comeback attempt in the sixth as they brought the tying run to the plate with the bases loaded and just one out, but Gators’ pitcher Eric Brandt was able to induce a double play groundout to get out of the jam.

In game two, the Yeomen were never really in it for the start as once again the Gators would score four runs in the first – this time coming off of Kevin Swanson.

Allegheny would add two more in the second and four more in the fourth to effectively put the game out of reach.

Swanson lasted just 3.1 innings as he allowed eight runs (six earned) on seven hits and three walks.

Oberlin had more errors (7) than hits (6) in the ball game. Sean Cohen was the only Yeoman with multiple hits as he went 2-for-2.

The Yeomen, who have now dropped seven in a row, fall to 16-18 overall and 5-7 in the NCAC East. They return to action next weekend when they play host to the College of Wooster.


Mount Union Wins All-Ohio Championships Men's Track & 


Field Title; Raiders Win Four Events



DELAWARE, Ohio -- Mount Union's men's track and field team won four events and the team title at the 2012 All-Ohio Championships Saturday at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware.

Mount Union posted a team total of 118.5 points which was 19.5 points clear of second place and meet host Ohio Wesleyan (99).

The Purple Raiders won the team title behind a dominant day in the field events led by senior Sean Denard(Naperville, Ill./Naperville North), who set a meet record and won the shot put with a throw of 55-5.  That mark is his best throw of the season and is the sixth-best mark in the nation this season.

Freshman Sean Donnelly (Willoughby/Willoughby South) was behind Denard in the shot put with a fourth place finish (49-9.25) but had another solid performance in the hammer throw as he finished second (171-05).

Sophomore Levi Simmons (Uniontown/Lake) won the long jump (22-11.75) and finished fourth in the high jump (6-2) with fellow sophomore Daniel Thornberry (East Liverpool/East Liverpool) just ahead of him in the high jump in third (6-2).

Sophomore Sam Ludgood (Webster, N.Y./Webster Schroeder) won the triple jump (47-1) and was third in the long jump (21-5.5).

The great day in the field was wrapped up by the men's pole vault as four different Raiders scored points led by senior Chase Clark (Belmont/Union Local) in fourth (14-10.25).

On the track, sophomore Chase Swisher (Lewis Center/Olentangy Orange) won the 100 meter dash with an impressive time of 10.76, which is the fifth-best time in the nation so far this season.  Junior Charles Pratt(Canton/GlenOak) was in third place in the event (10.94).

Sophomore Joshua Clemence (Akron/Firestone) and freshman Rayvaughn Pope (Aliquippa, Pa./Aliquippa) rounded out the Raiders top performances as Clemence was third in the 10,000 meters (32:28.33) while Pope was fourth in the 110 meter hurdles (15.17).

Mount Union will run next Saturday at the Sparky Adams Invitational at Baldwin-Wallace in Berea.

2012 All-Ohio Championships
Selby Stadium - George Gathier Track - Ohio Wesleyan University - Delaware, Ohio

Team Scores

1. Mount Union 118.5, 2. Ohio Wesleyan 99, 3. Baldwin-Wallace 73, 4. Heidelberg 59.5, 5. Defiance 52.5, 6. Ohio Northern 45.5, 7. Muskingum 45, 8. Marietta and Otterbein 37, 10. John Carroll 36, 11. Case Western Reserve 33, 12. Oberlin 25, 13. Capital 24, 14. Denison and Wilmington 23, 16. Wittenberg 18, 17. Franciscan 14, 18. Bluffton, Kenyon and Mt. St. Joseph 5, 21. Wooster 1.


Heckathorn Shoots 74 as Pair of Raiders Finish in Top 15 at 


Malone Invite


ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Mount Union freshman Josh Heckathorn (North Canton/Hoover) shot a career-low round of 74 in the second round to finish 11th at the Malone Spring Tournament at Tannenhauf Golf Course in Alliance.

Heckathorn's round of 74 was three strokes off the best round of the day. He shot a 79 on Friday to finish the event with a 153.

Sophomore Kyle Zenobi (Novelty/West Geauga) shot an 81 to finish tied for 14th with a two-round score of 155. He trailed first place by just three shots entering the day.

Freshman Matt Dunning (Brunswick/Brunswick) shot an 84 and tied for 26th place, while freshman Chad Sanders(Chardon/Chardon) shot an 81 to finish in 37th place.

Malone's Jay Hollifield took medalist honors with a 141.

Mount Union will be back in action on Sunday and Monday as part of the OAC Spring Invitational at Little Turtle Golf Club in Westerville, Ohio.

Malone Spring Tournament
Tannenhauf Golf Club - Alliance, Ohio
Par 72 - 6,694 yards

Team Scores
1. Malone 575, 2. Huntington (Ind.) 589, 3. Notre Dame 634, 4. Northwestern Ohio 635, 5. Grove City (Pa.) 645, 6. Mercyhurst (Pa.) 656, 7. Mt. Vernon Nazarene 669.

Top 5 Individuals
1. Jay Hollifield (MAL) 70-71 141, 2. Tyler Light (MAL) 73-69 142, 3. Nathan Tarter (MAL) 72-72 144, t4. Jordan Dawes (HUNT) 73-72 145, t4. Mickey Balt (HUNT) 71-74 145..

Mount Union - NO TEAM SCORE
T11. Josh Heckathorn 79-74 153, t14. Kyle Zenobi 74-81 155, T16. Matt Dunning 79-84 163, 37. Chad Sanders 87-81 168, 44. Brandon Giaimo 88-83 171, 49. Brian Weals 89-90 179.
 




Another Medalist Honor for Snode as Mount Golf Takes Sixth at Laura Bump Invite

OSTRANDER, Ohio— The Mount Union women's golf team finished in sixth place as senior Mary Snode(Alliance/Marlington) took medalist honors for the 10th time of the season at the Laura Bump Invitational held at Mill Creek Golf Course in Ostrander, Ohio.


Snode followed a 79 on Saturday with a second round 80 on Sunday to finish with a 159, just a single stroke ahead of Ohio Northern's Emily Gedert. She has now won 18 career tournaments, including all 10 she has participated in this season.

The Purple Raiders shot 689 for a sixth place team finish as they finished five strokes behind Madonna (Mich.) for fifth. Allegheny (Pa.) took the team title with a 663. Wittenberg used a second day-low 328 to surge into second place with a 669. Baldwin-Wallace (674) was third and Otterbein (678) was fourth to round out the top five teams.

Also scoring for the Purple Raiders were senior Megan Zenobi (Novelty/West Geauga) with a 172, freshmanLexi Scala (Aliquippa, Pa./Central Valley) with a 178, and sophomore Kelly Slutz (Smithville/Orrville) with a 180.

Mount Union will finish the season with the OAC Championship at Foxfire Golf Course in Lockbourne, Ohio on April 28-29.

Laura Bump Invitational
Mill Creek Golf Course - Ostrander, Ohio
Par 72 – 5,821 yards

Team Scores
1. Allegheny (Pa.) 663, 2. Wittenberg 669, 3. Baldwin-Wallace 674, 4. Otterbein 678, 5. Madonna (Mich.) 684, 6. Mount Union 689, 7. Franklin (Ind.) 695, 8. Davenport (Mich.) 710, 9. Adrian (Mich.) 724, 10. Wooster 739, 11. Ohio Wesleyan 741, 12. Capital 744, 13. Northwestern Ohio 749, 14. Denison 764, 15. Ohio Northern 787.

Top Five Individuals
1. Mary Snode (MTU) 79+80=159, 2. Emily Gedert (ONU) 85-75=160, t3. Brooke Hamilton (BWC) 83-79=162, t3. Deanne Mychalishyn (Wittenberg) 82-80=162, t3. Liz Blyth (Allegheny) 81-81=172.

Mount Union
1. Mary Snode (MTU) 79+80=159, 27. Megan Zenobi 87-85=172, t41. Lexi Scala 89-89=178, 49. Kelly Slutz 90-90=180.


B-W Softball Team Splits OAC Doubleheader versus 

Wilmington

BEREA, OHIO --  The Baldwin-Wallace College softball team split an Ohio Athletic Conference doubleheader against Wilmington College today (Sunday, April 15, 2012) at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds Field. The Yellow Jackets won the first game by a score of 11-3 in six innings and lost the nightcap by a 4-3 count.

With the split, the Yellow Jackets are now 16-12 overall and 5-5 in the OAC. The Quakers are 12-18 overall and 3-7 in the OAC.

In the first game, Wilmington took the early lead as it scored one run on one hit in the top of the first inning.  The Quakers pushed their lead to 3-0 as they plated two runs on three hits in the top of the third inning.
B-W cut into the lead, 3-1, as it scored one run on three hits in the bottom of the third.  Junior rightfielder Alyssa Brown (Hudson) singled to right center.  Brown would advance to third on the double to right center by senior second baseman Katie Finley (Vermilion). Brown would score on the RBI single by freshman shortstop Brittany Lightel (Tallmadge).
The Yellow Jackets would take the lead, 5-3, in the top of the fourth inning as they plated four runs on three hits.  Sophomore designated player Tabitha Murray (Mogadore/Field) led off the inning with a single and would advance to second on the single up the middle by sophomore first baseman (Kaity Mullen).  Senior left fielder Sarah Baker (Mentor/Lake Catholic) reached on an error by the second baseman.  Murray would score and Mullen advanced to third.  Sophomore centerfielder Ashley Elber (Huron/Edison) hit an RBI single through the right side to score Mullen and Baker advanced to second.  The bases would be loaded when Brown was hit by a pitch.  Finley would walk and Mullen would score while the bases remained load.  Elber would score on the sacrifice fly by Lightel.
B-W would close out the scoring as it would score six runs on six hits in the bottom of the sixth inning.  Elber led off the inning with a single down the left field line.  Brown would single up the middle and Elber advanced to second.  Sophomore outfielder Kate Carabin (Norwalk/St. Paul) would pinch run for Brown.  Elber and Carabin each advanced a base on the sacrifice bunt by Finley.  Lightel would walk to load the bases. Elber and Carabin scored on the RBI single by sophomore pitcher Justina Wise (New London).  Lightel advanced to third and Wise to second on the throw.  Lightel would score and Wise advanced to third on the RBI single by Murray, who went to second on the throw. Wise and Murray would each score on the RBI single by sophomore third baseman Lauren Feciuch (Kent/Field).  Feciuch stole second and scored the final run on the RBI triple by Baker.
The Yellow Jacket offense scored 11 runs on 14 hits as five players each had two hits.  Feciuch and Lightel each went 2-for-4 with two RBI.  Elber was 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored. Murray was 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored.  Brown rounded out the hitting attack as she went 2-for-2 with a run scored
On the mound, Wise picked up the win and improved to 4-4 on the season.  She pitched six innings and allowed three runs with three strikeouts and two walks.

In the second game, B-W took an early 2-0 lead as it scored two runs all coming on a two-run homerun by Mullen in the bottom of the first inning.  Murray scored on the homerun after she reached on a double to left field.
Wilmington took the lead, 3-2 in the top of the second inning as it plated three runs on two hits. The Quakers scored their final run of the game, 4-2, when they scored one run on two hits in the top of the third inning.
The Yellow Jackets cut into the lead, 4-3, when they scored one run on three hits in the bottom of the sixth inning. Mullen led off the inning with a single but was forced out on the fielder’s choice by Baker.  Baker would advance to third on the single by Elber.  Baker scored on the RBI single by Brown.
The B-W offense scored three runs on eight hits and was led by Mullen who went 2-fpr-3 with a homerun and three RBI.  Feciuch was also 2-for-3.

On the mound, two Yellow Jacket pitchers combined to allow four unearned runs on five hits.
2011-12 Women's Tennis Team


Oberlin Tennis Tempers Big Red Dominance

Granville, Ohio - The Oberlin College women's tennis team sent a message to opposing teams today with their win over #26 Denison University this afternoon.  The Yeowomen earned a decisive 6-3 victory over the 10-time defending North Coast Athletic Conference champs; Oberlin defeated the Big Red for the first time since the 1997 season when they won a 5-4 decision in the conference tournament.

From the start it looked like today's match could come down to a missed forehand or a double fault to determine the outcome.  The doubles matches were extremely competitive and closely contested.

Denison's No. 1 pairing of Sarah Short and Alex Marcell, currently ranked 2nd in the central region by the ITA, needed everything they had to get past Finley Gates and Grace Porter by an 8-6 score count.

Preeya Shah and Brenna Sheldon defeated Courtney Steiner and Lilianna Broussalian, (8-6) for thier 6th win in a row at No. 3 doubles.  The Yeowomen duo stand at 9-3 on the season.

Oberlin seniors Ariel Lewis and Carolyn Ball are closing out their careers with fine performances, today beating Kate Westenberger and Heather Abzug also by an 8-6 decision, winning their 13th doubles match of the season.

"The girls played great tennis today," said head coach Constantine Ananiadis.  "This is a big win for the program and great for our seniors who have come full circle against Denison, as freshman they lost 9-0 and it's fitting today that the three singles wins to clinched the match came from Ariel, Finley and Carolyn."  

Leading 2-1 following doubles play the Yeowomen carried the momentum into singles action, but Denison countered quickly winning at No. 4 when Westenberger defeated Porter 6-2, 6-3 to even the match.

Oberlin stretched the lead to 4-2 with wins in the top spot and at No. 3.  Lewis, ranked 7th, made short work of the Big Red's Short, who is ranked 8th, in straight sets 6-3, 6-0.  In the third position Gates provided the Yeowomen with a little breathing room with her win over Broussalian 6-2, 6-3.  With three matches remaining on court the result could have gone either way.

Denison would not give up with out a fight.  Marcell was a winner at No. 2 defeating Sheldon 6-1 in the first set but had to perservere a solid effort from the Oberlin sophomore.  Sheldon faught off several match points before dropping the second set 7-5.

Oberlin's No. 6, Ball, clinched the match with her effort against Steiner winning the first set 7-6 (7-3) then returned with a 6-3 win in the second set.


Yeomen Conclude Second Tournament of the Spring

Delaware, Ohio – The Oberlin College golf team concluded its second tournament of the spring, finishing in 12th place at the Strimer Memorial Invitational, which was hosted by Ohio Wesleyan University. Oberlin carded in a two-round total of 798 (400-398).

After a rough round of 102 on Saturday, rookie Nathan Gonzales regrouped nicely on Sunday as he posted a team-low score of 90 on the day to finish with a total of 192, which as good for 68th place.

Sean Dowgray, who recorded a 90 in his first round of the season on Saturday, was back of that pace today as he carded in a 105 on the 6,830-yard course. He was still the Yeomen’s second-highest placer with a mark of 195 to finish in 69th place.

Senior Charlie Landsman recorded the second-lowest round of the day for Oberlin as he used 100 strokes to get through the course after taking 105 swings on Saturday. His total of 205 was good for 73rd place.

Zachary Boozer shot a 48 on the front and 55 on the back to match his day one total of 103. He completed the event with a score of 206 to finish in 74th.

Columbus State Community College edged out the host Bishops to win the event 615 (314-301) to 621 (312-309). Ash Alstadt of Columbus State claimed medalist honors with a score of 150 (76-74).

Oberlin returns to action next weekend at Allegheny as they take part in the first event of the NCAC Championship Series.


B-W Baseball Team Sweeps Wilmington in an OAC Twinbill

WILMINGTON, OHIO -- The Baldwin-Wallace College baseball team swept Wilmington College in an Ohio Athletic Conference doubleheader today (Saturday, April 14, 2012) at Tewksbury-Delaney Field.

With the two victories, the Yellow Jackets improve to 23-6 overall and 7-3 in the OAC. Wilmington is now 6-17 overall and 3-7 in the OAC.

In the first game, B-W started the game off by scoring two runs on three hits in the top of the first. In the bottom half of the inning, the Quakers would cut the lead to one run (2-1) after a three hit inning. Freshman Eric Murphy (Brook Park/Midpark)start the second inning off with a double to left centerfield. Centerfielder Nolan Neuschaefer (Elyria) would sacrifice Murphy to second base. Freshman Ethan Briggs (Sarasota, Fla./Riverview) would walk to put runners on first and second with one out for sophomore leftfielder Brendan Toughey (East Amherst, N.Y./St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute). Toughey would reach first on a fielders choice and Briggs would be retired at second base. Murphy would score on the throwing error by the Wilmington shortstop to make the score 3-1. Senior shortstop Anthony Longhitano (Cuyahoga Falls) would step to the plate and rip a homerun over the left field fence to extend the Yellow Jacket lead to four (5-1).

The Quakers would score their final run in the bottom of the fourth inning as B-W would lead 5-2. The Yellow Jackets would add three more runs on four hits to pick up the win, 8-2.

At the plate, Longhitano lead the offense by going 3-for-4 with two runs scored, four runs-batted-in, a stolen base and a homerun. Toughey, Murphy, Zach Ferster (Olmsted Falls) and Kyle Chontos (Pickerington/North) would add two hits a piece for B-W.

On the mound, junior right-hander Dave Redovian (Fairlawn/Copley) would go all seven innings for his fifth win of the season. Redovian gave up two runs (all earned) on four hits and struck out eight batters.

In the second game, the Yellow Jackets tacked on eight runs after four and a half innings on 10 hits. Wilmington would add a run of their on in the bottom half of the fourth inning to make the score, 8-1. In the top of the sixth, second baseman Jay Yost (Bascom/ Hopewell-Loudon) would start the inning by doubling down the rightfield line and then advance to third on a fielding error on the Quaker second baseman. Senior catcher Ryan Nordquist (Alliance) would come to the plate next and  ground out to the second to score Yost (9-1). The Quaker would pick up another run in the bottom of the sixth to pull within  seven runs of B-W (9-2).

The Yellow Jackets would add their final two runs in the top of the seventh inning to make the score, 11-2. Wilmington would try to make a run in the ninth by scoring two runs, but came up short in the twinbill (11-4).

At the plate, Toughey would go 3-for-4 with three runs scored, a walk, and a pair of stolen bases. Yost, Ferster  and sophomore outfielder Kory Gillissie (Parma/St. Ignatius) would add two hits a piece for the B-W offense.

On the mound, sophomore Jon Capadona (North Royalton) got the start and went six innings. He gave up two runs (one earned) on five hits and struck out two batters. Senior Bill Bostelman (Marion/Harding) would come in a for one inning of relief and give up no runs, no hits and strike out one Quaker hitter. Sophomore reliever Cory Waite (Willoughby/South) would come in for one inning of relief and give up just two hits. Jon Tenley (Wadsworth) would relieve Waite for two thirds of an inning and give up two runs (all earned) on three hits and strike out one batter. Sophomore Dylan Fodor (Twinsburg)  would finish the last third of the game and give up one hit and strike out a Wilmington hitter.

The Yellow Jackets are back in action on Tuesday, April 17 when they travel to University Circle for a single game at Case Western Reserve University and then an OAC twinbill at Heidelberg University on April 18 at 1:00 p.m. The next home games are versus Ohio Northern University on Saturday, April 21 in an OAC doubleheader at 1:00 p.m.
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