A Page -- April 18, 2012 -- AM Edition

Meredith Shaul

Wadsworth’s Bobby Over, Akron’s Meredith Shaul named distance runners of the week in the NCAC

Men’s Distance: Bobby Over, Allegheny

Allegheny junior Bobby Over (Wadsworth, OH/Wadsworth) finished second overall in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Bucknell Bison Outdoor Classic after setting the school record and posting the nation’s fastest time to date in the event with a time of 9:03.82 Teammates Taylor Throckmorton (Chagrin Falls, OH/Chagrin Falls) also clocked a season-best time in the 400-meter dash (49.17).


Women’s Distance: Meredith Shaul, Wooster

Wooster senior Meredith Shaul (Akron, OH/Firestone) led the Fighting Scots to a 10th-place finish at the Div. III All-Ohio Championships after winning the 10,000-meter run with a time of 37.49.60.

Throckmorton (L), Salukombo (R)

In the D-III All Ohio championships Dee Salukombo (Lakewood, OH/Lakewood) who finished fourth in the 10,000-meter run (32:36.46) and fourth in the 800-meter run (1:57.04), respectively. In addition, Salukombo also competed at Ohio State’s 27th annual Jesse Owens Track Classic on Friday evening where he finished 31st overall in the 1,500-meter run (3:57.71).

Ohio’s Cara DeAngelis (Norton, OH/Ellet) was champion in the 1,500-meter run (4:38.66) in the D-III All Ohio.

Anna Henry (Chagrin Falls, OH/Kenston) had a second-place showing in the 10,000-meter run (38:14.62) for Wittenberg.

Henry (L), DeAngelis (R)

HIRAM moved into a five-way tie for third place in the NCAC after winning three of four games last week. The Terriers swept a doubleheader against Kenyon, 11-3 and 6-5, before splitting a twinbill with

Wittenberg. Hiram defeated the Tigers, 5-1, in the opener, but fell, 4-2, in the nightcap. Freshman Miranda Wright (Richfield, OH/Revere) went 7-of-12 (.583) with four RBI, two runs scored and two doubles. KENYON went winless in four conference games last week.

Miranda Wright

Wright (L) Pirolozzi (R)

WOOSTER split twinbills with Wittenberg and DePauw last week to remain in a five-way tie for third place in the NCAC. The Fighting Scots fell to Wittenberg, 3-0, in game-one before defeating the Tigers, 6-3, in the nightcap. Wooster then defeated DePauw, 3-1, in the opening game before falling in the second game, 6-0. Junior  Gina Pirolozzi (Canton, OH/Canton McKinley) won both of her starts, highlighted by a complete-game 3-1 victory against No. 12 ranked DePauw. The only run she yielded was unearned, and she allowed just two singles and did not walk a batter.


OHIO WESLEYAN played host to a pair of tournaments over the weekend involving numerous North Coast squads. Denison sophomore Dylan Lee (Hinsdale, IL/Central) and Wooster junior John Angelo (Mayfield Hts., OH/Mayfield) finished in a tie for fourth with 153 strokes apiece. Wittenberg sophomore John Uecker (Akron, OH/St. Vincent-St. Mary) tied for 10th at the event with 155 strokes (77-78).

John Angelo

John Angelo (L), Jack Uecker (R)


KENYON topped Ohio Wesleyan, 8-1, in its lone action of the week. The victory snapped the Ladies’ six-match losing streak. Junior Amy Schlessman (Sandusky, OH/Perkins) won both of her matches against the Battling Bishops with an 8-4 decision at No. 1 doubles and a perfect 6-0, 6-0 victory at No. 1 singles.

Mount Sweeps Capital To Win Seven Straight; Raiders 

Match Record For Wins in Season

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Mount Union's baseball team extended its winning streak to a season-best seven games and is alone in second place in the Ohio Athletic Conference after 7-2 and 8-3 wins Tuesday at Capital.

The Purple Raiders have also matched the school record for wins and is 23-8 overall and at 9-3 in the OAC is alone in second place after Muskingum was swept by John Carroll and Baldwin-Wallace split with Heidelberg.

Sophomore Connor Mathis (Akron/Firestone) went 6-for-9 with two doubles, two triples and drove in three runs to pace the Mount Union offense.  Mathis upped his OAC leading totals in batting average to .481, 51 hits and 41 RBI.

Mount Union took advantage of three Capital errors to score five unearned runs in a 7-2 win in game one.

Matt Murzynski (Mentor/Lake Catholic) started and scattered four hits over five innings and allowed just one earned run to move to 7-1 on the season while sophomore Mike Horning (Avon/Avon) allowed only two hits over the final two innings to pick up his first save of the season.

Mathis went 3-for-4 and drove in a run, Jimmy Dobran (Poland/Poland Seminary) drove in two runs and scored two runs to pace the offense.

In the second game, Mathis drove in two runs on three hits, freshman Sean Mohney (Lodi/Cloverleaf) had two hits including his first collegiate home run and Zach Carlino (Pittsburgh, Pa./Central Catholic) drove in three runs on two hits and pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for his first save of the season.

Capital had bases loaded on three different occasions and managed just one run out of those situations.

Freshman pitcher Josh Pryor (Cortland/Lakeview) went six innings and surrendered just two runs and struck out five for his first win of the season.  Over the next two innings, Horning and Cory Douglass(Independence/Garfield Heights) combined to give up one run before Carlino took over.

Mount Union returns home to host Penn State-Behrend in a single nine inning game Wednesday (Apr. 18) at 4 pm at 23rd Street Field.

Mount Union 7, Capital 2 (Apr 17, 2012 at Columbus, Ohio) (Game 1)


Mount Union......... 120 022 0 -  7  9  2      (22-8, 8-3 OAC)

Capital............. 101 000 0 -  2  6  3      (12-17, 1-9 OAC)


Pitchers: Mount Union - Matt Murzynski; Mike Horning(6) and C.J. Stotler. Capital -

Garrett Griffin; Sam Sifferlin(6); Brent Willing(7) and Matt Carnahan.

Win-Matt Murzynski(7-1)  Save-Mike Horning(1)  Loss-Garrett Griffin(1-4)  T-1:53  A-67

Weather: 65 F Sunny


Mount Union 8, Capital 3 (Apr 17, 2012 at Columbus, Ohio) (Game 2)


Mount Union......... 000 120 014  -  8 11  0      (23-8, 9-3 OAC)

Capital............. 000 001 110  -  3  7  2      (12-18, 1-10 OAC)


Pitchers: Mount Union - Josh Pryor; Mike Horning(7); Cory Douglass(8); Zach Carlino(9) and

Steve Mitch. Capital - Jeremy Finchum; Michael Flegal(6); Jacob Thuman(9); Anthony Klamic(9)

and Matt Carnahan.

Win-Josh Pryor(1-1)  Save-Zach Carlino(1)  Loss-Jeremy Finchum(4-4)  T-2:35  A-67

HR MTU - Sean Mohney (1).

Weather: 65 F Sunny

Pryor faced 3 batters in the 7th.

High School Tennis

Westlake (5) d. CVCA (0)
Westlake Seasonal Record: 5 and 1
Westlake SWC Record: 3 and 0
1. Colton Buffington d. William Konstan 6-0, 6-0 - Golden Ball Award
2. JT Rapaport d. Knowles 6-1, 6-2
3. Connor Michelich d. Richards 6-0, 6-0 - Golden Ball Award
1.  Stephen Fleischer/Kevin Wang d. Holloway/Andrews 6-2, 6-0
2.  Kent Dinchman/Cal Craven d. Kauffman/Petremiz 6-0, 6-0 - Golden Ball Award

Hiram drops a pair to Wooster

HIRAM, OHIO  --  The Hiram College baseball team fell by the scores of, 4-3 and 12-2 in seven innings, against The College of Wooster in a rescheduled North Coast Athletic Conference doubleheader at Robert O. Fishel Field.

With the losses, the Terriers are now 8-22 overall and 0-14 in the NCAC.  The Fighting Scots improve to 17-11 overall and 5-3 NCAC.

Wooster scored first in the opening game with two runs in the top of the second inning on a two-run double.  But Hiram answered in the bottom half of the inning scoring three times, including one run scoring on a RBI single by freshman outfielder Jeff Segal (West Bloomfield, Mich./West Bloomfield), giving the Terriers a 3-2 lead.  Hiram maintained its lead until the sixth inning when the Scots crossed the plate twice to put the Terriers in a one-run deficit, 4-3.  Wooster then got Hiram to record six straight outs in the final two innings to hang on for a 4-3 win.

Hiram recorded four hits in the game with Segal, senior All-NCAC infielder Torrey Stimson (Hudson/Walled Lake, Mich.), sophomore outfielder George Blake (Parma) and freshman infielder Mark Leone (Boardman) all getting base hits.  Segal also had the RBI while Leone, junior infielder Shane Haidet (Alliance/Marlington) and freshman infielder Ron DeAmicis (Austintown/Fitch) all scored runs in the game.

Freshman pitcher Nate Weiss (Warren, Mich./University Liggett) got the start and pitched a complete game going seven innings allowing four runs on eight hits and struck out five batters.  He was also credited with the loss and is now 1-5 overall on the year.

The second game started out in similar fashion to the first with Wooster tallying a pair of runs in the top of the second inning.  Hiram answered in the third scoring two runs to tie the game that included a solo homerun by Segal.  The Terriers' other run came on a RBI double by senior infielder/catcher Randy Miller (Glenmont/West Holmes).  But the Scots regained the lead in the top of the fifth with two runs and broke the game open in the sixth with five runs, all coming via the long ball on three homeruns to extend the margin to 9-2.  Wooster went on to add three more scores in the top of the seventh and held Hiram scoreless in the bottom half of the inning to induce the 10-run rule and cruise to the 12-2 final.

Hiram was led at the plate by Segal who finished two-of-three with a run scored and a RBI on the solo homer.  Five other Terrier players each recorded a base hit.

On the mound, freshman Pat Rhodes (Girard) started the game and lasted five and two-thirds innings giving up seven runs on nine hits and had six strike outs.  He suffered the loss and dropped to 1-4 overall on the season.  Fellow freshman J.T. Taylor (Niles) came on to pitch an inning-and-a-third of relief and allowed five runs on six hits and struck out two.

Hiram will play against John Caroll University in a neutral site single nine-inning game tomorrow (Wednesday, Apr. 18) at Cene Park in Struthers.  First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m.

B-W Men’s Golf Team Finishes Third at Wooster Nye 


WOOSTER, OHIO – The Baldwin-Wallace College men’s golf team carded a round of 328 strokes today (Tuesday, April 17, 2012) at the one-day and 18-hole The College of Wooster Nye Intercollegiate Invitational Tournament at the Wooster Country Club finishing third overall.

B-W totalled 328 strokes on the par-72 and 6,466-yard Wooster C.C. layout in its final tune up before the 2012 Ohio Athletic Conference Championship Tournament. Malone University  won the event with 303 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), freshman Adam Sanders (Fairview Park/ Fairview) led the way for the Jackets carding a 78.
Senior Ricky Jaskolski (North Royalton/ Padua Franciscan) and sophomore Augie Ward (Medina/ Walsh Jesuit) both carded rounds of 81, while senior Matt Warren (Copley) finished the day with an 83. Junior Stephen Spalding (Stow/ Walsh Jesuit) rounded out the Yellow Jackets efforts with an 84.

The 2012 OAC Championship Tournament, hosted by Muskingum University, will be played from April 27-29 at the River Greens Golf Club in West Lafayette, Ohio.

Williams' Walk-Off Double Helps 'Berg Baseball to 

Doubleheader Split with Baldwin-Wallace

TIFFIN, Ohio-Senior center fielder Elvin Williams (Euclid) laced a two-out,
walk-off double to left-center field to lift the Heidelberg University
baseball team to a 9-8 win in eight innings in the first game of an Ohio
Athletic Conference doubleheader today against Baldwin-Wallace College, but
the Yellow Jackets came back to win the nightcap, 6-5, at Peaceful Valley in
Tiffin, Ohio.

Freshman designated hitter Alex Grove (Canal Fulton/Canton Central Catholic)
hit his first two career home runs and senior shortstop Ricardo Lizcano
(Toledo/Start) tied Jeremy Wentworth's (2006-09) school career record with
his 16th triple.

Heidelberg (17-14, 6-6 OAC) trailed, 8-6, entering the bottom of the eighth
inning, but six Student Princes reached base and Williams' double scored
sophomore Andrew Zenczak (Brunswick), who was pinch running, and freshman
third baseman Steve Kisan (Lakewood/St. Edward) to win the game in walk-off

Senior right hander Sly Nino (Willard) surrendered a two-run lead to B-W
(24-7, 8-4 OAC) in the top of the eighth on a pair of unearned runs, but
finished an inning of relief and earned his first win of the season,
improving to 1-0.

The Yellow Jackets strung together three consecutive hits in the top of the
first inning and jumped out to a 2-0 lead.

The Berg cut the deficit in half in the bottom half of the opening frame on
a run batted-in single by freshman third baseman Eric Monroe (Chagrin
Falls/Kenston) and took a 3-2 lead in the second on a solo home run by Grove
and a RBI triple by senior left fielder Ross Pruitt (Elletsville,
Ind./Edgewood), chasing B-W starting pitcher Pat Havens from the mound after
just 1.2 innings.

The Yellow Jackets threatened in the forth as Zach Ferster belted a one-out
triple, but freshman right hander Ryan Minteer (Venetia, Pa./Peters
Township) fanned two straight batters to work out of the inning

Lizcano's record-tying triple, a sacrifice fly by Monroe, and a RBI single
by Grove upped the Berg's lead to 6-2.

B-W threatened again in the sixth after a hit batsman, a walk and an error
loaded the bases with none out, but Minteer picked up another strikeout and
coaxed a double play to work out of the jam.

The Yellow Jackets sent 10 batters to the plate in the seventh and Kyle
Chontos hit a two-run homer to spark a four-run inning that tied the game,
6-6.  Minteer battled through seven hitters in the inning before ceding way
to senior righty Daniel Brannum (Jamestown/Greenview).  A bases loaded walk
by Alex Green scored Ferster, tying the game.

Heidelberg went down in order in the bottom of the seventh to force extra

In the B-W eighth, a passed ball set up a sacrifice fly by Joe Hiller and a
RBI single by Ferster that gave the Yellow Jackets an 8-6 advantage.

Grove was 3-for-4 at the plate with two RBI and a run scored and Pruitt went
2-for-4 with a triple, one RBI and two runs.  Williams' only it of the first
game came on his walk-off double.

Minteer was one out away from hurling his second complete game in as many
starts.  He allowed six runs (four earned) on 11 hits while striking out six
and walking three in 6.2 innings.  Brannum struck out one and walked a pair
while recording the final out of the seventh.

Chontos went 3-for-4 for B-W in game one with three RBI and three runs,
while Ferster was 3-for-3 with one RBI and a run scored.

Havens allowed three runs (one earned) on three hits and struck out three.
Anthony Alioto worked 2.0 innings of relief, allowing three runs on three
hits while walking four.  Cory Waite struck out two and gave up just one hit
in 2.1 innings and Jon Tenley allowed three 'Berg runs in the eighth on just
two hits and was tagged with the loss to fall to 0-1.

In the second game, B-W utilized a walk, two hit batsmen and a pair of
singles to rally for four runs in the top of the first.

Williams tripled in the second and later scored on a failed pick-off attempt
to first base to get the Student Princes on the board.

Anthony Longhitano extended B-W's lead to 5-1 in the fourth when he scored
on a wild pitch, but another Grove homer and a RBI single by Pruitt cut the
deficit to two.

Sophomore right fielder Ben Blystone (Brownsburg, Ind./Brownsburg) tied the
game, 5-5, in the sixth with a two-run single.

Brendan Toughy broke the tie in the seventh with what would prove to be the
game-winning RBI double.

Williams was 2-for-3 with two runs in the second game and Blystone had a
pair of RBI.

Brannum started the second game, gave up four runs on two hits in one-third
of an inning, and suffered his first loss of the season to fall to 5-1.
Sophomore righty Chris Thomas (Canton/Perry) allowed one run on three hits
while striking out three and walking four in 3.2 innings of relief.
Freshman right hander Travis Gray (Markle, Ind./Norwell) gave up one run on
three hits in 2.2 innings and junior righty Tyler Fruhwirth (Beavercreek)
pitched one-third of an innings.

Toughey finished game two 2-for-4 with a run scored.  Chontos was 2-for-3
with a RBI and a run and Green was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored.

Josh Scott pitched 6.0 innings, allowing all five runs (four earned) on
seven hits and earned the win to improve to 7-0.  Tenley retired the side in
the seventh and earned his sixth save.

Heidelberg will wrap up a pivotal week of OAC play Saturday with a
doubleheader against league foe the University of Mount Union.