A Page -- April 2, 2012

Alice Zicht

Oberlin LAX moves to 8-0

Mequon, WI – The Oberlin College women’s lacrosse team ran its record to 8-0 as they took down the Falcons of Concordia-Wisconsin University by the score of 12-8 on Saturday afternoon.

The Yeowomen were paced offensively by Kate Hanick and Alice Zicht as they each had three goals in the game. Hanick, who now has a team-high 28 goals, also scooped up a game-high four ground balls. Molly Bloom, who scored once, matched Lori Sako with a team-high five draw controls.

The game was tightly contested in the early going until a run of six straight Oberlin goals to end the first and start the second half provided some breathing room. The Yeowomen trailed 5-4 with 5:21 left in the opening half, but back-to-back Hanick deposits followed by another finish from Zicht with an assist coming from Ilyssa Meyer made it a 7-5 Oberlin advantage at the half.

Meyer started the second session with her second score of the game, while Zicht and rookie Bronwen Schumacher would add two more to make it a 10-5 game.

The Falcons tried to crawl back into it but each of their scores were answered by Oberlin. Sarah Andrews, who had a nice all-around game with three ground balls, two caused turnovers, one draw control and an assist, added one of the Oberlin rebuttal goals.

Madeleline O’Meara played all 60 minutes in the cage and made six saves.

The Yeowomen controlled the game throughout, evident by a 35-21 shot advantage and 17-8 edge in ground balls. Oberlin was also a perfect 11-of-11 on clear attempts and won 17 of the game’s 25 draw controls.

Oberlin returns back to the state of Ohio to begin conference play on Wednesday, April 4 at Denison University. Game time is set for 5 p.m.

B-W Women Finish Second and Men Were Third at 2012 

OAC East Meet at JCU

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, OHIO --  The Baldwin-Wallace College women finished second and the men were third at the 2012 Ohio Athletic Conference East Split Squad Meet today (Saturday, March 31) on Wasmer Field in the Don Shula Stadium at John Carroll University.  This was the third outdoor meet of the spring for the Yellow Jackets.

The Yellow Jacket women had five individual champions and captured one relay titles en route to scoring 166 total points. The B-W men had two individual champs and one winning relay teams as it scored 139 points.

For the women, senior  Leslie Purnell (Springfield/Catholic Central) finished first in the women’s hammer throw with a throw of 147 feet and 4 inches. Freshman Danielle Torrence and Purnell finished first and second respectively in the women’s shot put. Torrence had a distance of 41 feet and Purnell 38 feet and 11 inches. Also finishing first and second were sprinters Kaylan Lemon (Canton /Massillon Perry) and Brittany Sterling (Lima) in the 100 meter dash. Lemon finished with a time of 12.7 seconds and Sterling crossed the line with a time of 13.11 seconds. Lemon also finished first the women’s 200 meter dash in a time of 25.87. The 4x100 meter relay team of Sterling, Lemon, Lauren Nanni (Parma/Padua Franciscan) and Shaquella Greeno (Lima) were also victorious. They finished with a time of 49.37 seconds.

In addition, distance runner Shaina Koratch (Parma/Valley Forge) placed first in the women’s 5,000 meter run with a time of 18:28.54. Sophomore sprinter Nicole Smith (Geneva) finished second in the women’s 200 meter dash and the 400 meter dash. Smith crossed the line in the 200 meter with a time of 26.81 seconds and the 400 meter with a time of 59.76 seconds.

For the men, thrower Mitch Suppan (Medina/Walsh Jesuit) would win the men’s hammer throw with a throw of 180 feet and 3 inches. Suppan would also place second in the men’s discus with a throw of 164 feet and 5 inches and third in the men’s  shot put with a throw of 50 feet and 2 inches. Zach Marinucci (Brunswick) finished first in the men’s discus with a throw of 164 feet and 11 inches. Marinucci also finished second in the shot put with a throw of 51 feet and 7 inches and finished third in the hammer throw with a throw of 158 feet and 9 inches.

In addition to Suppan and Marinucci, the men’s 4x100 relay team of Shawn Cordes (Litchfield/Medina Buckeye), Josiah Holt (Elyria/Grafton Midview), Mike Smith (Wintersville/Indian Creek) and Kevin Johnson (Maple Heights/St. Ignatius) placed first with a time of 42.54 seconds. Dusan Vasic (Broadview Heights/Brecksville-Broadview Heights) placed second in the 3,000 meter steeplechase with a time 9:47.37. Also placing second was Dannie Mack (Massillon/Washington) in the 400 meter hurdles. Mack finished with a time of 55.26 seconds.

The Yellow Jacket men and women are back in action next Saturday, April 7 when they travel to Delaware, Ohio to participate in the Annual Ohio Wesleyan University Marv Frye Meet. Field events begin at 10:00 a.m. and running events start at 12:30 p.m.

Mount Union third at Musky Invite

ZANESVILLE, Ohio—Mount Union senior Colin Broughton (Hartville/Lake) won his first collegiate tournament in leading the Mount Union men's golf team to a third place finish at the Muskingum Spring Invitational at Eaglesticks Golf Club in Zanesville.

Broughton shot consecutive career-low rounds of 67 to earn medalist honors with a 134. He finished six strokes ahead of Denison's Taylor Ford, who finished second with a 140.

The Purple Raiders posted a team score of 286 on the second day to surpass Ohio Northern for third place with a 585, which was 16 shots behind Otterbein. Denison finished second with a 583 while Ohio Northern took fourth place with a 590. Point Park rounded out the top five with a 599.

Sophomore Dillon Bright (Granville/Granville) entered the second day of competition tied for 28th place, but shot a 72 to finish the event tied for 13th place with a 148. Junior Jon Lieser (Minerva/Minerva) was just one stroke behind Bright and finished tied for 15th with a 149. Ben Lehrke (North Ridgeville/Lutheran West) rounded out Mount Union's team score with a 155.

Kenyon sweeps Oberlin

Gambier, Ohio- The Oberlin College softball team was swept in their NCAC opener this weekend by Kenyon College. The score of the first game was 6-7 in eight innings, and the night cap’s score was 4-14.
In the first game, Oberlin was led by Emily King who had three hits and scored two runs. Katie BaldonieriKristen Dix, and Katie Pieplow all chipped in two hits a piece. Dix added three RBI and Baldonieri had two RBI in the game. Dix also hit her first home run of the season.
Oberlin took a quick 2-0 lead in the top of the first. Kristine Kuchta was walked with one out, and then King hit a single. After a foul out, Dix would single to right center and score Kuchta. Oberlin would then run a first and third play, with the outcome being Dix stealing second, and King stealing home. Kenyon would answer back with a run in the bottom of the third, cutting the lead to 2-1.
Oberlin would score another run in the fifth off of a Baldonieri single, while Kenyon added a run in the bottom of the sixth. The score of the game going into the seventh inning was 3-1.
Oberlin added three runs in the top of the seventh after a single by King, a double by Steiner, and a homer by Dix. Kenyon answered with four in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game and force it into extras. The Lady Lords had three singles in the bottom of the eighth to win the game.
In the second game of the day Oberlin only could manage five hits. King and Baldoneri had two a pice, while Jennifer Goldsmithadded one as well. Baldoneri had two RBI’s in the game as well.
Oberlin scored two in the top of the first. Goldsmith and King would single, and then Baldonieri would hit a one out double, scoring both runs. Kenyon answered with three runs in the bottom of the first.
Kenyon would score 10 runs in the bottom of the second, and Oberlin was unable to muster back much of a come back. They would score two in the op of the third, but the deficit was too much to overcome.
Oberlin is back in action on Tuesday, April third when Denison comes into town for a double header. The NCAC match up will start at 3:30 p.m.

Wolz Ties RBI Record, but Spartans Fall Twice to No. 17 Trine

CLEVELAND, Ohio  - Senior first baseman/designated player Lauren Wolz<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/sball/2011-12/bios/wolz%20lauren%20c4fu> (Ashburn, Va./Stone Bridge) tied the school RBI record, but the Case Western Reserve University softball team dropped both ends of a home doubleheader with No. 17 nationally-ranked Trine University (Ind.) on Saturday at Mather Park. The Thunder grabbed game one, 4-2, and took the nightcap, 6-1.

Despite the losses, the Spartans (15-10 overall) have won 9-of-12 and are right back in action with another home twinbill versus Bethany College (W. Va.) on Sunday, April 1 at 1:00 p.m. With the sweep, Trine improves to 17-3.

Wolz, Case's all-time leader in career homeruns, drove in her 112th career run with a solo homer in the fourth inning of game two – her 23rd career long ball.
Lauren Wolz belts her 23rd career homerun to tie the school RBI record. (photo by Ryan Baker) 

In game one, Trine loaded the bases with three walks in the second inning, but sophomore shortstop Makenzie Lein<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/sball/2011-12/bios/lein%20mackenzie%20x40l> (Petersburg, Mich./Ida) made a fine diving play to save a run and record the final out. After two more scoreless innings, the Thunder broke through in the fourth as Sarah Belote reached on a walk, moved over on a sacrifice bunt and a groundout, then scored on a two-out error.

The Spartans quickly answered in their half of the inning as freshman rightfielder Gena Roberts<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/sball/2011-12/bios/roberts%20gena%20ndjd> (Miami, Fla./Palmer-Trinity) led off with a double and came home following a single to right by Wolz.

However, Trine came right back with a pair in the fifth thanks to a two-run homer to left by pitcher Andi Gasco. From there, Trine's junior pitcher held the Spartan offense in-check while her offense generated one more insurance run with a two-out RBI single from Tori Cuebas in the seventh. Case's only other score came via a two-out solo homer to left by senior third baseman Kaeleen Boden<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/sball/2011-12/bios/boden%20kaeleen%20oafc> (Strongsville, Ohio/Holy Name).

On the mound, freshman Rebecca Taylor<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/sball/2011-12/bios/taylor%20rebecca%208w8k> (Greensburg, Pa./Greater Latrobe) was the tough-luck loser for Case, allowing just two earned runs on four hits and five walks with seven strikeouts. For Trine, Gasco kept Spartan batters off-balance all game and allowed five hits while fanning three.

At the plate, Wolz was 2-for-3 with an RBI, while sophomore catcher Amy Taylor<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/sball/2011-12/bios/taylor%20amy%2018wv> (Brier, Wash./Inglemoor) was 1-for-2 with a walk.

In game two, Trine got off to a quick start with back-to-back doubles from Kelly Tresick and Carly Searles, making the score 1-0 in the first. The Thunder picked up an insurance score in the fourth with a Haleigh Daniels RBI double, but Case got the run back on Wolz's third homer of the season.

However, Trine would put the game away in the sixth when Daniels ripped a three-run homer to left, making the score 5-1.

The Spartans loaded the base with no out in the sixth, but Gasco came on in relief and recorded three-straight outs to secure the lead.

Freshman pitcher Christina Hunger<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/sball/2011-12/bios/hunger%20christina%202qwh> (Aurora, Ill./West Aurora) started for the Spartans and threw the first five innings. Hunger (4-1) allowed three earned runs on seven hits and struck out two in her first loss of the season.

Ashton Morgan started for Trine and threw the first 3.2 innings, while Bree Fuller tossed the next 1.1 to improve to 2-0. Gasco allowed two hits over the final two frames to secure her second save of the year.

At the plate, Hunger was 1-for-2, while Wolz and Amy Taylor were each 1-for-3 for the Spartans.

Mount Union wins OAC Gold Meet

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, Ohio -- Mount Union's men's track and field team scored the team title and won six different events at the Ohio Athletic Conference Gold Meet Saturday at John Carroll.

It was the first track meet on the John Carroll campus since 1999 and featured half of the OAC's 10 teams.  The other five teams competed at the OAC Black Meet at Wilmington.

Mount Union tallied 234 points which was 81 points ahead of second place John Carroll. Baldwin-Wallace was in third with 139 points while Muskingum (120) and Marietta (80) make up the final two spots.

The Purple Raiders won six events highlighted by wins the shot put from Sean Denard (Naperville, Ill./Naperville North) and in the triple jump by Sam Ludgood (Webster, N.Y./Webster Schroeder).  Denard posted the fourth-best mark in the nation so far this season with a throw of 54-9 while Ludgood has the fifth-best mark with a jump of 47-7.

Mount Union won another field event as Alex Kovalik (Aurora/Aurora) won the javelin with a mark of 178-2.

The Raiders other event winners were Tim Kelly (Lakewood/Lakewood) in the 800 meters (1:57.19), Joshua Clemence (Akron/Firestone) in the 5000 meters (15:33.31) and Tyler Mettille (Canfield/Canfield) in the 400 hurdles (54.53).

Mount Union hosts its only outdoor meet of the year Friday, April 6 with the John Homon Open at Mount Union Stadium. 

Mount Union gals take Gold Meet; Jones wins two throwing 


UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, Ohio -- Mount Union senior Aubree Jones (Falconer, N.Y./Falconer) claimed wins in both the javelin and the discus to help lead the Purple Raiders to the team title at the Ohio Athletic Conference Gold Meet Saturday at John Carroll.


It was the first track meet on the John Carroll campus since 1999 and featured half of the OAC's 10 teams. The other five teams competed at the OAC Black Meet at Wilmington.

Jones, an All-Ameircan in the javelin a year ago, posted a mark of 118-1 in the javelin and 139-11 in the discus.

Those were two of seven events the Purple Raiders won on the day.

Courtney Reese (Willoughby/Cornerstone Christian) won the 400 meters with a time of 58.97, Emily Mazzaferri(Canton/GlenOak) took the 800 metes (2:16.96), Aly Flitcraft (Alliance/Marlington) won the high jump at 4-10.5 and Daryn Herman (Fairview Park/Fairview) won the 400 meter hurdles.

The 4x400 meter relay team also won with a time of 3:57.65

Mount Union totalled 201 points which was 35 ahead of second place Baldwin-Wallace.  John Carroll posted 128 points in third while Muskingum (105.5) and Marietta (102.5) made up the rest of the field.

Mount Union hosts its only outdoor meet of the year Friday, April 6 with the John Homon Open at Mount Union Stadium.

Martorella Turns in Fastest Time in Nation in 1500 Meter Run as both Oberlin Teams Finish Second in Atlanta

Atlanta, Ga. – The Oberlin College men’s and women’s track and field teams turned in fine performances on day two at the Emory Track and Field Classic resulting in 2nd place finishes for both squads.
Oberlin sophomore Molly Martorella established a new school record in the 1500 meter run stopping the clock at 4:33.91.  The record-breaking time is also the fastest time in the nation this season.  Martorella also claimed the second spot in the women’s 800-meter run with a time stamp of 2:16.39.  Fellow sophomores Amanda Gracia and Erica Long finished 4th and 7th crossing the finish line in 2:18.33 and 2:26.66, respectively.
The Yeowomen foursome of Margaret MillerRyann McChesney, Gracia and Marissa Clardy finished 3rd in the 4x400 meter relay clocking a time of 4:02.84. 
Jasmine Owens helped Oberlin’s cause when she leapt to a fifth place mark with a jump of 32 feet 11.75 inches in the triple jump.
In the women’s 5000 meter run the Yeowomen had two runners round the track to 3rd and 7th place finishes.  Caroline Martincrossed the line in 18:42.46 while Hannah Wolfe followed in 18:57.75.
Sophia Brancazio raced to a the fastest time this spring by a Yeowomen sprinter in the 200 meter dash stopping the clock in 26.62 seconds.
On the men’s side Oberlin junior Vlad Bursuc led the way with a first place clearing height of 12 feet 9.5 inches in the pole vault.
Dominic Babb added 8 team points when he heaved the shot put 43 feet 2.25 inches on his final throw to finish second.
The Yeomen recorded a third place finish in the triple jump when Alex Guo jumped 44 feet 4.25 inches on his fifth attempt.
Running the straight away in 11.19 seconds senior Shawn Chrapczynski finished fourth bettering his preliminary time by .02 seconds in the 100 meter dash.
In the men’s 1500 meter run Jimmy Taylor rounded the track in a lifetime best 4:03.42 good enough for a 6th place finish.
The Oberlin runners will return to campus and utilize the week to ready themselves as they host the Bob Kahn Invitational on Saturday, April 7 with action set to begin at 10 a.m.

Hiram softball splits with DePauw

GREENCASTLE, IND.  --  The Hiram College softball team renewed its rivalry of a year ago against No. 6 DePauw (Ind.) University, but this time it would be in a North Coast Athletic Conference doubleheader in Greencastle, Ind.  The Terriers lost the first game, 9-0, in five innings, but came back to defeat the Tigers, 12-1, in six innings in the nightcap.

With the split, the Terriers are now 9-7 overall and 1-1 in the NCAC.  The Tigers are now 15-3 overall and 1-1 NCAC.

Following a scoreless first inning in game one, DePauw broke the game open with six runs in the bottom of the second to take a commanding lead.  The Tigers added three more runs in the fourth to go up by nine runs and putting the possible eight-run rule into effect.  Hiram was held to just three hits in the game and could not get any runs across homeplate allowing DePauw to come away with a 9-0 victory in five innings.

Senior All-Region outfielder Kristen Cooney (North Lewisburg/Triad), senior All-Region first baseman Alee Singer (Akron/Dayton) and freshman pitcher Taylor Charles (Akron/Ellet) each recorded a hit for the Terriers in the loss.

Charles also started the game on the mound and pitched the entire game.  She would be given the loss and fell to 5-4 overall.  She allowed nine runs, three earned, on nine hits and had two strikeouts.

It would be a completely different game for Hiram in the nightcap as the Terriers led 5-0 after three innings of play with four of those runs coming in the second inning which included a two-run homerun by sophomore shortstop Jessica Bolanz (Randolph/Waterloo), her first of the season.  Hiram tacked on another run in the fourth that started off with a lead-off double by senior All-NCAC outfielder Marlene Smith (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Trinity) who later scored on a RBI single by Charles.  DePauw scored its only run of the game in the bottom half of the inning on a double to make the score 6-1.  In the top of the fifth inning, Hiram added to its lead with a second two-run homerun.  This time off the bat of freshman catcher Taylor Petersal(Warren/Champion) for her first collegiate homerun.  The Terriers went on to cross the plate four more times in the sixth to put the game out of reach and cruised to the 12-1 win.

Hiram put up 16 hits in the game, led by Bolanz who finished a perfect four-of-four with two runs scored and three RBI.  Charles ended the game three-of-four with two runs scored and three RBI.  Three other Terriers each recorded multi-hit games.

Senior Amethyst Brigham (Middlefield/Ohio State) pitched the entire game for Hiram allowing just one run on one hit and struck out three batters.  With the victory, she improves to 3-2 overall for the season.

King's betters Yeomen

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania- The Oberlin College men’s lacrosse team lost their final game of spring break on Saturday to King’s College. The final score of the game was 7-2.
Oberlin’s two goals were scored by Mickey Fiorillo and Daniel Fineman. Both goals were unassisted. Thomas Hake led the team with seven groundballs. Kirby Livingston was second for the Yeomen with six groundballs, and Mickey Fiorillo had three.
Kings took the early lead in the first period, scoring two goals inbetween the 8th and 9th minute. Fiorillo would answer back with a goal of his own, scoring with 2:19 to go in the period. Kings would add another goal in the period, and shut down Oberlin for the next two periods.
Kings would then pull away, scoring three unanswered goals. Oberlin would not get on the scoreboard again until there was 6:36 to go in the game. Fineman would find the back net to cut the lead to 5-2. Kings would score two more goals in the fourth to end the game with a 7-2 score.
Kings outshot Oberlin 36-22. Oberlin had 28 turnovers on the day, and caused 10. The Yeomen were also 14-for-18 on clear attempts. They struggled in the faceoffs going just 1-11.
The Yeomen are back in action on Tuesday, April 3rd when they travel to Denison to take on the Big Red. The game will start at 7 p.m.

Foley's offense not enough for Storm

PAINESVILLE, OHIO – Lake Erie College (5-20, 2-8 GLIAC) senior Megan Foley (Brunswick, Ohio/Brunswick) scored the team's lone run in game one following a double and homered in both runs in game two, but the individual effort was not enough as the Storm fell to Tiffin University (15-14, 6-6 GLIAC) 4-1 and 9-2 in a GLIAC South Doubleheader at Paradiso Fields in Tiffin, Ohio.

In game one, the Storm got into trouble early as Tiffin got three straight hits to lead off the bottom of the first and with the benefit of a sacrifice fly and a two-out base hit, plated three runs.  They would end up being all the Dragons would need though they added an unearned run in the second inning for a 4-0 advantage.  Sophomore starter Dawn Ondercin (Sheffield, Ohio/Brookside) settled in and did not allow a run the rest of the way.  She worked a complete game allowing 10 hits but no walks with three strikeouts. 

For the second straight day, Lake Erie struggled to generate offense against Tiffin's Amber Cooksey.   The Storm stranded a pair of runners in scoring position in the first inning but the middle of its order produced a two-out rally to score in the third as Foley doubled down the left field line and sophomore Juliana Brotzman(Madison, Ohio/Madison).  It was the only run Lake Erie would get as Cooksey retired 13 of the final 14 batters including eight straight to end the game. 

In game two, Lake Erie jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first as sophomore Maddi Klemp (Akron, Ohio/Coventry) led off with a hit for the second straight game and then scored on a two-run home run to left center by Foley.  However they were the last base runners Lake Erie would see the rest of the game as Tiffin starter Amber Young retired 20 straight batters, with seven strikeouts over the stretch. 

Tiffin took the lead, 3-2, in the third inning as three hits and a costly error produced three runs.  A lead off error in the fourth led to another unearned run for the Dragons after a passed ball and two infield singles.

In the sixth inning, Tiffin started hitting senior Sam Ronde (Reynoldsburg, Ohio/Reynoldsburg) hard, putting up three more runs for a 7-2 advantage.   Freshman reliever Amanda Anderson (Streetsboro, Ohio/Streetsboro) came on to work the seventh for the Storm and allowed two runs (one earned). 

Ronde worked six innings and allowed 13 hits and seven runs (four earned) with no walks and three strikeouts.   The senior was forced into tough spots by five infield errors in the game.

Lake Erie hits the road again Tuesday for a non-conference doubleheader at Cedarville University before returning to Painesville for a home doubleheader against Ashland University Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. 

Storm sweeps the 'Dale

PAINESVILLE, OHIO – Behind a pair of strong starting pitching performance, the Lake Erie College baseball team wrapped up a four-game weekend series sweep of visiting Hillsdale College with two wins on Sunday (April 1). The Storm won game one 3-0 and took the nightcap 4-1.

The Storm (11-10, 7-1 GLIAC) has won seven of its last eight overall and moved over the .500 mark for the first time this season. 

Junior Brian Kilway (Tallmadge, Ohio/Tallmadge) was outstanding in the opener, tossing a two-hit shutout.  He walked just three and struck out a season-high tying six.  Kilway allowed just one batter to reach second base, and that was on a throwing error. That runner was subsequently doubled off by senior rightfielder Matt Toth (Lorain, Ohio/Admiral King).

It was Kilway's second complete game of the season and the first shutout of his career. 

Offensively, the Storm got two hits apiece from sophomore Reid Rizzo (Cincinnati, Ohio/LaSalle) and seniorJae Leeworthy (Newton Falls, Ohio/Newton Falls).  Lake Erie scored the game's first run in the bottom of the first on a double by senior Brayan Cacique (Caracas, Venezuela/John I. Leonard/Lakeland C.C.) that scored Rizzo who led off the inning with a single.

Rizzo singled in a run in the fourth and then senior Nick Lovick (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) brought in a run with a base hit in the fifth.

Colin Gerish (0-2) pitched well, but suffered the loss. He allowed three runs (two earned) on seven hits in five innings. He walked two and struck out five.  Scott Lantis had both the Chargers' (3-19, 1-9 GLIAC) hits.

Sophomore Brad Raley (Hickley, Ohio/Highland) was nearly as good as Kilway in game two.  After allowing a run in the first, he shut the Chargers down over the next five innings.  Raley (1-1) threw six innings, allowing just the run on six hits. He walked three.  Junior Doug Fox (Parma, Ohio/Valley Forge) closed out his third save with a scoreless seventh.

The Lake Erie offense, meanwhile, scored two in the bottom of the first.  Cacique started it off with a blast to center field, his third home run of the season.  Pat Kilway (Tallmadge, Ohio/Tallmadge) scored the second run on a fielding error by shortstop Nolan Breymaier.

Up 2-1 in the third, the Storm scored two more.  Kilway doubled down the left field line to score Toth and juniorZach Mosbarger (Bellefontaine, Ohio/Bellefontaine) singled home Kilway to make it 4-1.

Kilway had two hits and scored twice in game two.  Cacique's homer extended his hitting streak to 10 games. 

Lantis had two more hits for Hillsdale in game two while Breymaier also had two hits.  Mike Blanchard scored the team's only run.

The Storm wraps up its eight-game homestand on Wednesday, April 4, with a GLIAC doubleheader against Ashland University. First pitch is set for 2 p.m.

Mount Baseball Picks Up Win Over Thiel

ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Mount Union freshman Anthony Morino (Strongsville/Strongsville) had a two-out RBI double that drove in the winning run and nine pitchers combined to allow just a single run as the Purple Raiders beat Thiel, 2-1 in a non-conference game Sunday at 23rd Street Field in Alliance.

Mount Union scored a run in the first inning when lead off hitter Jimmy Dobran (Strongsville/Strongsville) reached on an error then stole second before Connor Mathis (Akron/Firestone) would drive him in on a single to center.

It was Mathis' 27th RBI of the season as he and Morino would each have two hits on the day.

Thiel (9-11) would tie the game in the top of the fourth as Wes Snyder would hit an RBI double but Mount Union would come right back in the bottom half of the inning as Morino's two-out double brought in Kyle Osco(Hartville/Lake) from second base.

The Tomcats would load the bases with two outs in the top of the eighth before pitcher Zach Carlino(Pittsburgh, Pa./Central Catholic) would force a ground out and end the threat.

Freshman Gino Ceriani (Ellwood City, Pa./Lincoln) would pick up the win in relief while fellow freshmanBrandon Bell (Strattonville, Pa./Clarion Limestone) would pitch 1-2-3 ninth in his first collegiate appearance to get the save.

Kyle Mohr allowed one earned run and six hits over 5.1 innings to take the loss for Thiel.

Mount Union next plays Tuesday at 4 pm at No. 2 in the nation Marietta in an OAC doubleheader at Don Schaly Stadium in Marietta. The games will be broadcast LIVE online with LIVE STATS athttp://athletics.mountunion.edu