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Amanda Anderson  Lindsey Pennell 

Anderson (L), Pennell (R)


Conference Leading Ashland Takes Two From Lake Erie



PAINESVILLE, OHIO – Conference leading Ashland University (36-12, 20-8 GLIAC)  was too much for Lake Erie College (5-38, 2-24 GLIAC) as it took a doubleheader 11-0 and 17-0, each in five innings at Brookside Park in Ashland, Ohio. 

In game one, the Eagles scored four runs in the bottom of the first off sophomore starter Dawn Ondercin(Sheffield, Ohio/Brookside) and were off and running.  After a scoreless second they added five runs in the third and another two in the fourth en route to the early victory.  Ashland starter Emlyn Knerem came two outs away from a no-hitter before senior outfielder Haley Rathge (Edon, Ohio/Napoleon singled to left for Lake Erie's lone hit. 

Ondercin allowed 11 runs (10 earned) on 12 hits with four strikeouts.

In game two, Lake Erie had six but was unable to plate a run.  As the away team, Ashland got two runs in the first and three in the second off senior starter Sam Ronde (Reynoldsburg, Ohio/Reynoldsburg).  Redshirt freshman Amanda Anderson (Streetsboro, Ohio/Streetsboro) fared no better in relief allowing four runs in the third, six in the fourth and two in the fifth.

Lake Erie had a single in every inning but was unable to advanced a runner past first until the sixth inning senior Lindsey Pennell (Columbus, Ohio/Westland) and freshman Maddi Klemp (Akron, Ohio/Coventry)

The Storm is in action next Friday and Saturday for Senior Weekend when they host Wayne State University.


Storm Play Record Setting Defense On Youth Lacrosse Night


MENTOR, OHIO – Lake Erie College (5-5) allowed just a lone goal, the best defensive effort in program history, en route to a 17-1 win over Ohio Valley University (3-6) at Mentor High School's JTO Stadium in  Mentor, Ohio.

The game was played at Mentor as part of Lake Erie's first Youth Lacrosse Night.  A contest featuring the Mentor Youth Lacrosse All-Stars preceded the match.

 The one goal allowed broke the previous Storm best of four, set three times the past three seasons.

Junior Andrew Stockman (Medford, N.Y/Patchoque-Medford) scored a career-high six times, surpassing his season total of five entering the contest.  Freshman Matthew Redmond  (Pittsburgh, Pa./Chartiers Valley) scored four times, sophomore Trevor Tarte (Amherstburg, Ontario/Kiski Prep) netted three goals  and sophomore Reagan Harding (Saskatoon, SK/Bishop Jones Mahoney) had a pair.

The first quarter was low scoring after Redmond scored 1:18 into the game.  The only other score of the quarter was by Harding at the 3:42 mark.

The offense picked up in the second quarter when Stockton scored two goals in a 13 second span.  They were the first of six goals in the quarter with junior Chris Manley (Lititz, Pa./Warwick) scoring on a beautiful individual effort with just a second left in the half.

The third quarter started slow before picking up in the final five minutes.  Tarte scored his second goal of the game at 4:14 and Harding put the Storm ahead 10-0 before Ohio Valley used a two man advantage to get on the board at 2:43 when Nathan Carpenter scored.  Stockman again went on a personal run, scoring twice within an eight second span in the final 30 seconds of the quarter for a 12-1

The Storm piled on in the fourth with five more goals while keeping Ohio Valley out of the attack zone.

Lake Erie outshot Ohio Valley, 59-6, while the Fighting Scots making 19 saves. 

In goal, junior Dylan White (Brockport, N.Y/Brockport) made his first start of the season and made three saves. 

Lake Erie's final four contests are all at home back at Jack Britt Memorial Stadium starting next Wednesday with an East Coast Conference matchup vs. Wheeling Jesuit University at 6:00 p.m.


Amateur Bowling Notes


Amateur Cleveland USBC Bowling Association honor scores through 4/18/12

 

Format: Bowler, Hometown, Date, Bowling Center

 

    300 Games

Kenneth Stephan Jr., Seven Hills, 4/12, Cloverleaf Lanes;

Michael Clark Jr., North Olmsted, 4/12, Cloverleaf Lanes;

Keith Stone, Brook Park, 4/12, Freeway Lanes of Parma;

Jonathan Schneter, Lakewood, 4/14, Buckeye Lanes;

Richard Parschen, Strongsville, 4/15, Buckeye Lanes;

Richard Oberaitis, Bay Village, 4/13, Buckeye Lanes;

Matt Kaiser, Brook Park, 4/13, Buckeye Lanes;

Matt Kilbane, Parma, 4/16, Brookgate Lanes;

Franklin Kennedy Jr., North Olmsted, 4/17, Buckeye Lanes;

George Buck, Cleveland, 4/17, Brookgate Lanes;

 

 

    299 Games

L. Wayne Haggett, Avon Lake, 3/31, Buckeye Lanes;

 

 

    298 Games

 None

 

    800 Series

Michelle Leonard, Parma, 4/15, Brookgate Lanes (804);

Gary Tvlicki, Cleveland, 4/13, Buckeye Lanes (814);

Jesse Gray, Cleveland, 4/14, Freeway Lanes of Parma (805);


Many Special Events Set for Weekend Athletics Events; Tailgate Set For Sunday

Oberlin, Ohio -  The home schedule for the Oberlin College spring sports teams is jammed packed this week and we hope to see a multitude of people from across the Oberlin College campus and community out supporting our student-athletes.
 
Saturday, April 21
Baseball DH vs. Wooster 12 p.m. 
The Yeomen will be looking to set the school’s wins record this weekend when they host the Scots in a four-game NCAC series. Prior to first pitch, Oberlin will also honor its lone senior Jason James. Saturday also marks a “Storm the Stands” event.
 
Softball DH vs. Hiram 1 p.m.
The Yeowomen will look to stay hot when they host the Terriers of Hiram in critical NCAC twinbill. In-between games, Oberlin will pay tribute to seniors Kristen DixKatie Baldonieri and Kristine Kuchta. This is also a “Storm the Stands” event.
 
Sunday, April 22
Heisman Club Tailgate 12-2 p.m. 
Come out and enjoy a free lunch on the athletics department while watching three different teams in action. This event will take place in the open area between Jones Locker Room and Williams Field House. If weather interferes, the tailgate will be moved inside to Williams Field House.
 
Baseball DH vs. Wooster 12 p.m.
The Yeomen will complete NCAC play for the 2012 season when they conclude their series with Wooster.
 
Women’s Lacrosse vs. Ohio Wesleyan 1 p.m.
Oberlin will pay tribute to seniors Alice Zicht and Lori Sako and junior Seung Yun Jee prior to the game. In addition to this being a “Storm the Stands Event”, fans in attendance will also be treated to a special halftime performance from the Taiko band.
 
Softball vs DePauw 1 p.m.
Oberlin will be playing its final home of the season when it takes on new NCAC member DePauw. Throughout the game, fans will be encouraged to donate to the team’s Relay for Life mission to help fight cancer.  In addition there will also be special 50/50 drawings for a chance to win a select prize. Those that cannot make it to the game, but wish to donate to the Relay for Life cause can visit the team’s donation page here.
 
Sunday will mark the last time you will get to see the baseball and softball teams in action at home this season so be sure to come out and support these amazing student-athletes.


Mount Tennis earns win at Capital


BEXLEY, Ohio—Mount Union's men's tennis team got a crucial 6-3 win over Capital Wednesday night as the team seeks a berth in the Ohio Athletic Conference tournament next month.

Patrick Yackmack (Mantua/Twinsburg) was one of three Purple Raiders who were victorious in both singles and doubles action against the Crusaders. Yackmack defeated Tommy Stein, 6-3, 6-3, at No. 3 singles and paired with Ben Swope (North Huntingdon, Pa./Norwin) to beat Stein and Adrian Tolentino at second doubles, 9-7.

Nate Fockler (North Canton/Hoover) and Swope were the other Raiders that earned multiple wins in the match. Fockler won at No. 1 singles and teamed with his brother, Nick Fockler (North Canton/Hoover), to win at first doubles. Swope won at No. 4 singles to accompany his doubles win with Yackmack.

Drew LeGendre (Toledo/Bowsher) earned the final point of the match for the Raiders at fifth singles.

Mount Union will be back in action on Saturday when Heidelberg pays a visit to Alliance for a 1 pm starting time.

Mount Union 6, Capital University 3
04/18/12 at Columbus, Ohio (Capital Tennis Courts)

Singles competition
1. Nate Fockler (MTU) def. John Murray (CAPM) 6-7 (6-8), 7-6 (7-5), 1-0 (10-7)
2. Kenny Duncan (CAPM) def. Nick Fockler (MTU) 6-1, 6-2
3. Patrick Yackmack (MTU) def. Tommy Stein (CAPM) 6-3, 6-3
4. Ben Swope (MTU) def. Doug Gugel-Bryant (CAPM) 6-1, 6-3
5. Drew LeGendre (MTU) def. Josh Dotson (CAPM) 6-2, 7-5
6. Adrian Tolentino (CAPM) def. Jeff Looker (MTU) 7-5, 3-6, 1-0 (10-5)
Doubles competition
1. Nate Fockler/Nick Fockler (MTU) def. John Murray/Kenny Duncan (CAPM) 8-4
2. Patrick Yackmack/Ben Swope (MTU) def. Tommy Stein/Adrian Tolentino (CAPM) 9-7
3. Doug Gugel-Bryant/Josh Dotson (CAPM) def. Drew LeGendre/Zach Nelson (MTU) 8-4

 

Match Notes
Mount Union 10-7, 3-3 OAC
Capital University 5-16, 1-4 OAC
T-2:45 A-25


HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS

Westlake (1) v. Solon (4)
Westlake Seasonal Record: 5 and 2
Westlake SWC Record: 3 and O
 
Singles:
1. Colton Buffington (W) d. David Shankman 6-1, 6-1
2. B. Young d. JT Rapaport 6-3, 6-4
3. N. Le d. Connor Michelich 4-6, 6-2, 6-1
 
Doubles:
1. Branstetter/O'Brien d. Stephen Fleischer/Kevin Wang 7-5, 6-4
2. Goldberg/Shah d. Kent Dinchman/Cal Craven 6-1, 6-3

'Berg Baseball Faces Mount Union in Key OAC Twinbill 

Saturday


TIFFIN, Ohio-The Heidelberg University baseball team will play its second
consecutive weekend doubleheader on the road Saturday when it faces the
University of Mount Union in an Ohio Athletic Conference twinbill at 23rd
Street Field in Alliance, Ohio.  The first game is slated for 1 p.m.  The
twinbill will wrap-up a key week in OAC action for the Berg, as it will play
its second of the league's four doubleheaders among the top six teams in the
standings this week.

Live stats for both games will be available at
http://livestats.prestosports.com/mountunion/.

Heidelberg (17-14, 6-6 OAC) currently sits in sixth place in the league
standings following a doubleheader split Tuesday with B-W.  Against the
Yellow Jackets, senior center fielder Elvin Williams (Euclid) laced a
walk-off double that capped a three-run inning in the bottom of the eighth
as Heidelberg claimed a 9-8 extra-inning win in game one, and the Student
Princes scored four unanswered runs to tie the game in the sixth, but B-W
scored in the top of the seventh to escape with a 6-5 win.  Senior shortstop
Ricardo Lizcano (Toledo/Start) hit his 16th career triple, tying Jeremy
Wentworth's (2006-09) school record, and freshman designated hitter Alex
Grove (Canal Fulton/Canton Central Catholic) hit his first two career home
runs, with one coming in each game.

The Berg boasts three hitters who are pacing above .350, led by senior left
fielder Ross Pruitt (Elletsville, Ind./Edgewood) (.384, 27 RBI, 0 HR, 26 R),
who is eighth in the OAC in hitting, fifth in hits (43), and tied for sixth
in RBI, and leads the team with 15 multi-hit games.  Freshman designated
hitter Trevor Oldham (Akron/Archbishop Hoban) (.359, 10, 0, 19) is third in
the league in on-base percentage (.488).  Freshman first baseman Eric Monroe
(Chagrin Falls/Kenston) (.354, 21, 2, 13) is also tearing at a productive
pace.  Lizcano (.339, 36, 6, 25) leads the OAC in slugging percentage
(.670), is tied for the league lead in homers, is second in RBI and walks
(18), and ninth in OBP (.449).

In addition to his record-tying 16th triple, Lizcano, who broke the school
career record with his 32nd home run earlier this season, is close to
several other school records.  He needs three walks to break Wentworth's
mark of 100 and 11 total bases to break Jason Lash's (2008-11) record of
419.  Lizcano is also a career .397 hitter, just 17 points shy of Frank
Balogh's (1998-2002) .414 clip, and is currently slugging 26 points higher
(.693) than Aaron Fischer's (1996-2000) career record of .667.

On the mound, junior right hander Tyler Fruhwirth (Beavercreek) and
sophomore righty Chris Thomas (Canton/Perry) have started each of the last
five weekend doubleheaders for the Berg.  Fruhwirth (4.34 ERA, 29 K, 47.2
IP) is 4-3 in nine appearances (seven starts) with two complete games (one
shutout).  He is sixth in the OAC in innings pitched and tied for ninth in
wins.  Thomas (6.69, 22, 40.1) is 2-4 in nine appearances (seven starts).
Freshman right hander Ryan Minteer (Venetia, Pa./Peters Township) (3.23, 23,
39.0) has split time between the starting rotation and the bullpen, is 2-1
in eight appearances (five starts), and has hurled one shutout.

Senior righty Daniel Brannum (Jamestown/Greeneview) and junior righty Teddy
Lowe (Fort Wayne, Ind./Carroll) anchor the bullpen with a combined 34
appearances.  Brannum (4.08, 32, 35.1) is 5-0 with one save in 17
appearances, is tied for seventh in the conference in wins and is eighth in
strikeouts.  Lowe (6.26, 13, 23.0) is 3-2 in 17 outings.

Mount Union (23-9, 9-3 OAC) is coming off a 10-4 non-conference loss
Wednesday to Penn State - Behrend, a loss that snapped a seven-game winning
streak.  The Purple Raiders have won seven straight OAC games and have swept
their last three league doubleheaders.

Connor Mathis (.473, 41, 1, 25) paces the Raider offense and leads the OAC
in hitting, RBI, and hits (52), is second in slugging (.618) and fourth in
OBP (.478).  Ricky Olasz (.355, 13, 0, 27) and Lee Grosscup (.351, 21, 1,
30) each rank inside the league's top-10 in runs scored.  Mathis and
Grosscup are tied for the team lead with 11 extra-base hits and have
combined for 21 stolen bases.

The Raider starting rotation is keyed by Matt Murzynski and Beau Smith, both
of whom have made eight starts in nine appearances.  Murzynski (2.70, 25,
50.0) is 7-1 with one complete game, is tied for the league lead in wins, is
fourth in innings pitched and ninth in ERA.  Smith is 4-3, has gone the
distance in three outings, and is tied for ninth in the OAC in wins.

Mike Horning, Cory Douglass and Josh Pryor see most of the action out of the
bullpen, with 12, 11 and 10 appearances, respectively.  Horning (3.74, 19,
33.2) is 3-1 with one save, Douglass (3.00, 12, 15.0) is 2-0 with two saves,
and Pryor (5.52, 27, 29.1) is 1-1 with a pair of saves.

Following Saturday's doubleheader, the Student Princes will return to Tiffin
for a four-game homestand, with a pair of midweek games against The College
of Wooster next Tuesday and Wittenberg University on Wednesday before
hosting John Carroll University in a league doubleheader on Saturday, April
28. 

 


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