A Page -- April 18, 2010

Oberlin Finishes Two-over par at Witt Tournament 

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Final Results

Springfield, Ohio – The Oberlin College golf team completed its second tournament of the season, finishing ninth at the Wittenberg Invite with 770 total strokes over two rounds of play.

For the second week in a row, rookie Andrew DeCarlo was the top Oberlin finisher. This time, however, teammate Jake Panka matched his score of 185. DeCarlo turned in a season-low round of 87 on Saturday, but followed with a 98 today. Panka took a more consistent route to his total with rounds of 94 and 91. The tandem tied for 49th overall. 

Ron Rupard shaved off six strokes of his round one total of 101 as he needed just 95 swings to get through the par-72, 6,684-yard course on Sunday. 

Matt Richard completed the Yeomen line-up with back-to-back rounds of 102. 

The host Tigers won the event by carding in a team total of 592 (307-285). Wittenberg’s Jordan Millice was the medalist with a two-round total of 142 (74-68).

Oberlin returns to action next week at the Wooster Invite.

Wooster Baseball Sweeps Yeomen
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Game One Box l Game Two Box

Oberlin, Ohio – It was cold outside, but the weather didn’t cool off the College of Wooster’s bats as they belted out 32 hits en route to completing the four-game series sweep of Oberlin College on Sunday afternoon, taking both ends of the twinbill 18-4 and 11-4. 

With the losses, the Yeomen fell to 17-14 overall and 7-5 in the NCAC East, which puts them in sole possession of third place – and currently on the outside of the NCAC Tournament picture going into next weekend’s conference series at Allegheny. The Gators took three of four from Kenyon this weekend and are now tied with Wooster for first place in the division at 9-3. 

In the lid-lifter, the Scots scored early and often – posting at least one run in every inning but the seventh. 

Wooster, which is ranked sixth in the latest d3baseball.com Top 25 Poll, scored eight runs in the first two innings and never looked back. 

Rookie Zach Jaspers and junior Brandon Cantrill each went 2-for-4 in the game with a run scored. On the day, Cantrill went 4-for-8 with two doubles and three RBI’s.

In game two, the Scots would again jump out to an early lead as Greg Van Horn hit a grand slam during a five-run first inning. 

Oberlin would get two of those runs back in the home-half of the inning on a two-base hit to left-center by Cantrill that plated Jaspers and Ben Puterbaugh

After two quick outs in the top of the second, the Scots put together a rally as they used three hits combined with an Oberlin error to add three more runs. 

Trailing 8-2 in the third, the Yeomen tried to fight back as Cantrill would add his second double of the game to score Jaspers. In the fourth, senior Jack Dunncame through with a shot to the right-center-field gap that scored Max Phinneyall the way from first base, but from then on OC would manage just two hits. 

Oberlin will look to get back on track when it makes the short trek to Baldwin-Wallace College for a single nine-inning game on Thursday. First pitch is set for 4:30 p.m.

Yellow Jacket Softball Team 

Sweeps Allegheny (Pa.), 7-2 and 

12-0; Highland Alumna Tanya 

Davis Breaks B-W Career 

Doubles Record

By Kevin Ruple

BEREA – The Baldwin-Wallace College softball team swept a non-conference doubleheader with Allegheny (Pa.) College this afternoon (Sunday, April 18, 2010) at Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds Field in Berea. The Yellow Jackets won the opener, 7-2, and the nightcap, 12-0 in five innings. Junior catcher Tanya Davis (Hinckley/Medina Highland) doubled in game one to break the school career-record.

Tanya Davis 

With the sweep, the Jackets improve to 16-13 overall and are back in action tomorrow with another non-league twinbill versusUrsuline College at 3:30 p.m. in Berea. Allegheny drops to 8-17 overall.

In game one, Allegheny took advantage of an error and a wild pitch to score twice in the third inning. The Yellow Jackets answered with four runs in the fourth on four doubles and a sacrifice fly. Davis led off with her school-record 41st career double then scored on a two-bagger by senior third baseman Megan Coyne (Valley City/Keystone). Sophomore pitcher Sarah Baker (Mentor/Lake Catholic) doubled home Coyne then scored on B-W’s fourth double of the inning by sophomore second baseman Katie Finley (Vermilion). After advancing to third on a wild pitch, Finley came home a sac fly by sophomore outfielder Meredith Fogg (Sandusky/Senior).
Katie Finley

B-W then added three more in the fifth when Coyne blasted a three-run homerun to plate Davis and senior shortstop Mallory Kobak (Independence).

On the mound, Baker tossed six innings to improve to 13-7 for the season. She allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits and a walk and struck out five. Junior Mackenzie Rohrbacher (Sandusky/Senior) pitched a scoreless seven in relief.
At the plate, Coyne was 2-for-3 with her fifth homerun, four runs batted-in and two runs scored. Baker also was 2-for-3.
In game two, the Yellow Jackets scored first when Kobak singled, stole a base and scored on an infield hit by Davis in the first. In the second inning, B-W added three more with RBI singles by Kobak and Davis and a sac fly by junior first baseman Katrina Resek (Strongsville).

The Yellow Jackets then blew the game open with seven runs in the third inning. Key hits included a two-run double by Resek another two-run homerun by Coyne.

For the game, the Yellow Jackets recorded 14 base hits. Kobak was 3-for-4, Davis was 2-for-2 with three RBI, Coyne was 2-for-3 with two RBI, senior outfielder Chelsea Saunders (Medina/Highland) was 2-for-3, and Resek was 1-for-3 with three RBI.

On the mound, Baker started and pitched three innings to improve to 14-7. She allowed only one hit and struck out one without walking a batter. Rohrbacher  pitched the final two innings and struck out a pair.
Following tomorrow’s DH with Ursuline, the Jackets play for the fourth consecutive day with a twinbill at Ohio Athletic Conference rival Heidelberg University at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20 in Tiffin.

Baseball – Mount Union Splits Sunday Twinbill at LaRoche


·         Game 1 - LaRoche (PA) 2, Mount Union 1

·         Game 2 - Mount Union 3, LaRoche (PA) 2


Ty Wood had a pair of doubles and drove in two runs over two games at LaRoche.

(PITTSBURGH, PA)--Mount Union's baseball team suffered a 2-1 loss in the opener then came back to score a 3-2 win in game two to get a split at LaRoche in a non-conference doubleheader Sunday in Pittsburgh, PA.

Adam Zimmerman drove in the winning run on a single as LaRoche (16-11) hit four-straight singles with one out in the bottom of the seventh plating two runs to rally for a 3-2 win.

LaRoche held a 1-0 lead after five innings, before Mount Union (15-12) tied the game in sixth on a Kyle VonDuyke (Medina/Medina) sacrifice fly.

The Purple Raiders took a 2-1 lead in the top half of the seventh when Dan Henderson (Canton/GlenOak) started the inning with a single and came around to score on a Ty Wood (Hudson/Hudson) double.

Justin Meyers picked up the win in relief for LaRoche, while Cory Douglass (Independence/Garfield Heights) took the loss for Mount Union.

In game two, Mount Union got two solid pitching performances from sophomore Beau Smith (Fredrick, MD/Fredrick) and junior Kyle Moles (Silver Lake/Cuyahoga Falls).

Smith allowed only one hit over the first three innings and Moles went the final four frames and gave up just one run and three hits to get his first win of the season.

VonDuyke had two of the Raiders four hits and they scored their runs on an RBI double from Wood and pushed another across on a fielding error.

Mount Union finishes this six-game road trip with a pivotal Ohio Athletic Conference series Wednesday at 1 pm at John Carroll.

LaRoche (PA) 3, Mount Union 2 (Apr 18, 2010 at Pittsburgh, PA) (Game 1)
Mount Union......... 000 001 1 -  2  7  0      (14-12)
LaRoche (PA)........ 000 010 2 -  3 11  0      (16-10)
Pitchers: Mount Union - Paul Mariotti; Matt Lambert(4); Cory Douglass(7) and Connor Nell.
LaRoche (PA) - Tomlinson; Meyers J(7) and Kirkwood.
Win-Meyers J(3-0)  Loss-Cory Douglass(0-2)  T-2:30  A-65
Tomlinson faced 3 batters in the 7th.

Mount Union 2, LaRoche (PA) 1 (Apr 18, 2010 at Pittsburgh, PA) (Game 2)
Mount Union......... 010 001 0 -  2  4  0      (15-12)
LaRoche (PA)........ 000 001 0 -  1  4  1      (16-11)
Pitchers: Mount Union - Beau Smith; Kyle Moles(4) and Bobby Huth. LaRoche (PA) - Tougher; Hoover(7) and McCoy.
Win-Kyle Moles(1-1)  Loss-Tougher(1-1)  T-2:00  A-61

B-W Men's Golf Team Places Second 

at OAC Spring Invitational; Weiss 

Finished Fourth Individually

By Nick Minerd

BEREA – The Baldwin-Wallace College men’s golf team finished second of nine teams on the second and final day (Sunday, April 18) of the 2010 Ohio Athletic Conference Spring Invitational at the River Greens Golf Course in West Lafayette, Ohio. The Yellow Jackets improved three spots from the day one standings and finished at 917 strokes for the 54-hole tournament.

Mentor alum Matt Weiss 

The Yellow Jackets finished with scores of 303 and 298, respectively, in rounds two and three. B-W's round three score was one stroke off of the best total of the round.

John Carroll University won the team title at 912 strokes and was followed in the top five by B-W (917), Heidelberg University (923), Otterbein College (925) and Ohio Northern University (947).

Junior Matt Weiss (Mentor) led B-W for the tournament with a three-round total of 226 strokes on the par-72 and 6,684-yard layout. On day two, Weiss carded 18-hole scores of 74 and 74 to finish fourth individually in the 45-person field.

Senior two-time All-OAC player Nick Bryan (Zanesville/ Rosecrans) was second for B-W at 229 strokes. On day two, Bryan shot 77 and 74.

Senior All-OAC player Mike Falk (Strongsville) and freshman Stephen Spalding (Stow/ Walsh Jesuit) were next for the Yellow Jackets with 54-hole totals of 231. On day two, Falk shot 76 and 74 and Spalding shot 76 and 76. Sophomore Ricky Jaskolski (North Royalton/ Parma Padua Franciscan) was fifth for B-W at 241 total strokes including day two scores of 79 and 81.

B-W is back in action on Saturday and Sunday, April 23-24, at The College of Wooster Nye Intercollegiate Tournament at the WoosterCountry Club in Wooster, Ohio. The final men’s tournament of the season is a week later when B-W returns to the New Concord area to compete at the 2010 OAC Championship Tournament at the Eagle Sticks Golf Club with Muskingum again as the host school.

B-W Women's Golf Team Ties 

for Second at JCU Invite; 

Kapusta Cards Career-Best 


Note: Official results and team scores have yet to be made available by the host institution.

BEREA -- The Baldwin-Wallace College women's golf team shot 394 and tied for second at the one-day John Carroll UniversityInvitational Tournament today (Sunday, April 18, 2010) at Fowlers Mill G.C. in Chesterland. Freshman Rebecca Kapusta (Independence) carded a career-best round of 88.


The Yellow Jackets' 394 strokes tied with host JCU for second behind tourney champion Mount Union College (374).

Kapusta shot an 88 on the par-72 layout and beat her previous career-best of 93 shot during the 2009 fall season.

Also for B-W, freshman Brooke Hamilton (Cleveland/St. Joseph Academy) shot 93, junior Nicole Carlone (Canton/St. Thomas Aquinas) shot 104 and freshman Sarah Terrill (Cuyahoga Falls/Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy) rounded out the scoring with a 109.

Old Brooklyn native Brooke Hamilton

In addition, junior Sam Migalski (Manahawkin, N.J./Southern Regional) shot 112, freshman Emily Eighmy (Erie, Pa./ Villa Maria Academy) totaled 118, and sophomore Caci Lewandowski (Sharon Center/Medina Highland) shot 121.

The Yellow Jackets are back in action on Saturday and Sunday, April 24-25, at the Ohio Athletic Conference Championship Tournamentat Fowlers Mill. The winner of the tournament receives an automatic berth to the 2010 NCAA Division III Championships.