A Page -- April 17, 2012 -- AM Edition


Westlake (4) d. N. Olmsted (1)

Westlake Seasonal Record: 4 and 1
Westlake SWC Record: 4 and 0
1. JT Rapaport d. A. Kalluri 6-1, 6-0
2. Connor Michelich d. D. Chauhan 6-0, 6-1
3. D. Brunner (NO) d. Aakash Shah 2-6, 6-4, 10-4
1. Stephen Fleischer/Kevin Wang d. S. Mangala/E. Olesky 6-1, 6-4
2. Krish Shah/Ameesh Shah d. T. Donohue/G. Borosneanu 6-2, 6-3

Lakewood 3. North Royalton 2.                                                        
Singles:Mihas(L) d. Murugesan 6-0,6-0;Matthiesen(L) d. Anand 6-3,6-1;Richardson(L) d. Soster 6-3,6-3.                                          

Doubles:Butcher/Primuth(NR) d. Mezin/Brinich 6-3,1-6,6-3;Nabeel/Patel(NR) d. Carlson/Northrop 7-6,6-4. 

Mount Union's Snode Named OAC Women's Golfer of the 


AUSTINTOWN, Ohio—Mount Union senior Mary Snode (Alliance/Marlington) was named Ohio Athletic Conference Women's Golfer of the Week on Monday.

Snode claimed medalist honors at both the Malone Invitational at The Legends and the Laura Bump Invitational at Mill Creek Golf Course. With the first place finishes, her tournament winning streak has reached 10. Snode has won 18 tournaments during her collegiate career.

On Friday, Snode shot a 77 at the Malone Invitational to lead the Purple Raiders to a second place finish. She finished three strokes ahead of runner-up Katie Kohut from Walsh.

She followed that win an opening round 79 on Saturday at the Laura Bump Invitational to take a two-stroke lead into Sunday. Snode then carded an 80 in the second round to hold on for a one-stroke victory. Mount Union finished sixth out of 15 teams competing in the event.

Snode has now earned the honor seven times this season. Entering the week, her season average was 76.1, which ranked fourth in the nation.

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

Mount Union's Zach Carlino Named OAC Hitter of the Week

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio—Mount Union sophomore infielder/pitcher Zach Carlino (Pittsburgh, Pa./Central Catholic) has been named the Ohio Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week.

Carlino went 9-for-15 at the plate, driving in six runs and scoring seven times to help lead Mount Union to home sweeps of OAC foes John Carroll and Ohio Northern last week.

In addition to a productive week at the plate, Carlino threw a gem in earning a 1-0 victory over John Carroll. He recorded five strikeouts while allowing just four hits in seven innings for his first career shutout. At the plate, he was 3-for-8 with two RBI and a run against the Blue Streaks.

Carlino played a huge role in Sunday's offensive explosion against Ohio Northern in which the Purple Raiders scored 33 runs, including 19 in the opener, which is the most in a single game since April 9th, 2009. Carlino was 6-for-7 on the day with four RBI and scored six times.

On the season, Carlino is hitting .325 with 26 hits, two doubles and 13 RBI to go with a 3-1 record on the mound.

Mount Union is 21-8 overall and in a three-team tie for second in the OAC at 7-3. The Raiders will play an OAC series Tuesday at Capital, a single game at home Wednesday against Penn State-Behrend, and finish the week with an OAC series at home Saturday against Heidelberg. 

Mount Union's Earl Named OAC Hitter of the Week

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio—Mount Union junior outfielder Marissa Earl (Massillon/Massillon Washington) has been named the Ohio Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week.

Marissa Earl

Earl went 10-for-22 at the plate with nine RBI, two home runs, one double, eight runs, and one stolen base to help the Purple Raiders go 4-2 last week, which included a 5-0 win over first place Ohio Northern.

She hit safely in the first five games of the week, as her hitting streak reached a team-best eight games. Earl had four multi-hit games, including a season-best three hits in a 7-0 win over Case Western Reserve. She scored a run in all six games and has now scored in nine consecutive games.

Earl's best series of the week came at John Carroll on Thursday. She went 3-for-7 with a pair of home runs and six RBI as the Raiders split with the Blue Streaks.

On the season, Earl is hitting .298 and leads the team with 23 RBI. She also has four home runs, two triples, three doubles, and five stolen bases.

Mount Union is 14-18 overall and will need a strong finish to qualify for conference tournament after a 4-8 start in OAC play. The Raiders have a busy week, beginning with their home finale against Capital on Tuesday at 3:30 pm at 23rd Street Field. They then travel to Ohio Wesleyan and Heidelberg for doubleheaders on Friday and Saturday, respectively.

Logan Chun_Carolyn Ball

Oberlin Tennis Sweeps NCAC Player of the Week Awards 

Westlake, Ohio – The Oberlin College tennis programs claimed both North Coast Athletic Conference Player of the Week honors as senior Carolyn Ball won the distinction for the women, while sophomore Logan Chun claimed the award for the men.
Ball, a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, helped Oberlin earn one of its biggest wins in program history as her 7-6 (7-3), 6-3 win at No. 6 singles proved to be the clinching point in the Yeowomen’s 6-3 win over No. 26 Denison. She and Ariel Lewis were also 8-6 winners at No. 2 doubles, giving Oberlin a 2-1 cushion heading into singles play.
For the week, Ball finished a perfect 5-0 as she went 3-0 with Lewis in doubles play, adding wins against Ohio Wesleyan and Wooster. In addition to her singles win against Denison, she also added a 6-1, 6-0 victory playing in the No. 4 against Wooster.
Chun, a native of Honolulu, Hawaii, helped the Yeomen improve to 10-10 on the year, marking the most wins in a season since 2006 when they went 14-9.
The Yeomen’s top hitter went unbeaten at No. 2 doubles against Albion, Alma and Calvin and was 2-0 in the No. 1 singles position with victories over Albion and Alma. His efforts helped the Yeomen top both the Britons (8-1) and Scots (7-2).
Ball will be honored tomorrow afternoon prior to the Yeowomen’s Senior Day showdown with Kenyon at 4:30 p.m. Chun is currently on the court, battling against the Lords.


Jack Redell

Redell Named NCAC Field Athlete of the Week

Westlake, Ohio – Rookie Jack Redell was named as the North Coast Athletic Conference Men’s Field Athlete of the Week, the league office announced on Monday evening.

Redell, who spent his winter in the pool swimming for the Yeomen, has made an immediate impact this spring to Oberlin’s throwing unit. This past week he finished third in the javelin toss at the All-Ohio Championship Meet with a lifetime best launch of 155-09.

A native of Brooklyn, New York, Redell helped the Yeomen place 12th in the 21-team field.

He and the rest of the team will be back in action this weekend at Baldwin-Wallace College.

B-W Men’s Golf Team Finishes Third at 2012 OAC Invitational

WESTERVILLE, OHIO – The Baldwin-Wallace College men’s golf team carded rounds of 327 and 339 for a total of 666 strokes today (Monday, April 16, 2012) in the final round of the two-day and 54-hole Ohio Athletic Conference Invitational Tournament, hosted by Otterbein University at the Little Turtle Golf Club.

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 and combined with its 666-stroke total today finished with 1,000 total strokes to place third. Otterbein University won the event with 958 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 tournament for B-W as he shot rounds of 80, 84 and 85 for a 54-hole total of 249 strokes to finish in 11th place individually. He was followed by senior Matt Warren (Copley) who carded rounds of 82, 79 and 89 for a total of 250 strokes to place in a tie for 12th. Senior Ricky Jaskolski (North Royalton/ Padua Franciscan) posted rounds of 84, 83 and 88 for a 255 total  and freshman Adam Sanders (Fairview Park/ Fairview) fired rounds of 88, 88 and 79 to finish with a total of 255 strokes as each student-athlete tied for 19th. Sophomore Augie Ward (Medina/ Walsh Jesuit) rounded out team totals with rounds of 92, 81 and 87 for 260 total strokes to place in a tie for 31st.

Playing as individuals, freshman Cody Lyon (Wadsworth/ Medina Highland) carded rounds of 87, 84 and 91 for a 262 total to place in a tie for 35th and freshman Andy Ingram (Vermilion) had rounds of 91, 90 and 97 for a total of 278 strokes to finish in 46th place individually.

And Mount Union takes second

WESTERVILLE, Ohio—The Mount Union men's golf team placed second at the two-day, 54-hole Ohio Athletic ConferenceSpring Invitational that concluded Monday at Little Turtle Golf Club in Westerville, Ohio.

The Purple Raiders placed two golfers among the top 10 finishers at the event. Junior Jon Lieser (Minerva/Minerva) led the way with a 241 (78-78-85) to finish in a tie for sixth place. Sophomore Dillon Bright (Granville/Granville) was just one stroke behind Lieser with a 242 (79-78-85), which was good for eighth place.

Also scoring for the Raiders were senior Colin Broughton (Hartville/Uniontown Lake) and freshman Nick Popely(Painesville/Riverside). Broughton shot a 250 (88-81-81) to finish tied for 12th while Popely shot a 259 (85-90-84) to finish tied for 28th.

John Carroll's Alex DiPalma was the medalist, finishing with a 227 (75-77-75).

Mount Union finished with a team score of 985, which was 27 strokes behind host and tournament winner Otterbein. Baldwin-Wallace finished in third place with a team score of 1,000.

Mount Union will finish the season with the OAC Championship at River Greens Golf Course in Lafayette, Ohio on April 27-29.

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

Team Standings

1. Otterbein 320-325-313=958, 2. Mount Union 330-327-328=985, 3. Baldwin-Wallace 334-327-339=1000, 4. John Carroll 340-335-327=1002, 5. Muskingum 332-333-339=1004, 6. Ohio Northern 343-335-329=1007, 7. Capital 342-344-338=10248. Heidelberg 360-348-360=1068.

Top 5 Individuals

1. Alex DiPalma (JCU) 75-77-75=227, 2. Ben Adams (Ott) 79-81-76=236, t3. Brock Neighbors (Ott) 82-79-77=238, t3. Sage Engel (Ott) 79-78-81=238, 5. Joey Shroyer (Musk) 76-78-85=240.

Mount Union

T6. Jon Lieser 78-78-85=241, 8. Dillon Bright 79-78-85-242, t12. Colin Broughton 88-81-81=250, *t25. Garry Zehe, Jr. 79-89-89=257, t28. Nick Popely 85-90-84=259, 42. Ben Lehrke 100-93-78=271.

*Denotes individual scores, not included in team totals 

Bronwen Schumacher

Schumacher Tabbed NCAC Player of the Week

Westlake, Ohio – Oberlin College first-year Bronwen Schumacher was named as the North Coast Athletic Conference Player of the Week, the league office announced on Monday afternoon.

Schumacher, a native of New York City, helped the Yeowomen earn their first NCAC win since 2007 as they knocked off Allegheny College 10-8 this past Saturday. The rookie scored two goals in the victory – including the game-winner with just 24 seconds left to play to bust open what had been an 8-8 game.

As important as the game-winning goal, Schumacher then won the ensuing draw control that allowed Oberlin to run down the clock and secure the monumental win. On the week, Schumacher totaled six points with five goals and one assist. She also added a team-high eight draw controls and six ground balls.

She and the rest of the Yeowomen will be looking for their 11th win of the season when they travel east to take on Thiel College tomorrow night at 6 p.m.

Pieplow Named NCAC Player of the Week

Westlake, Ohio – Oberlin College freshman Katie Pieplow was named as the North Coast Athletic Conference Player of the Week, the league office announced on Monday afternoon.


Pieplow helped the Yeowomen set the school wins record this past week as she batted .615 (8-of-13) with nine RBI’s, five runs scored, two doubles and a grand slam as Oberlin went 3-1.

The Yeowomen set the school-record for wins in a 10-7 victory against Ohio Wesleyan, marking their first win against the Bishops since 2000. In that game Pieplow went 1-for-4 with a double and RBI.

In Oberlin’s doubleheader sweep of Ursuline, the Ponderosa, California, native went 7-for-7, which included a walk-off grand slam in 12-3 win that put the run-rule in effect in the sixth inning.

She and the rest of the Yeowomen will be back in action on Tuesday afternoon against Allegheny College.