A Page -- April 25, 2011


Soccer campers for this summer's HandsOnSoccer camps could still save $15 and get bonus gift on an Eard Day Specail over the weekend.

Mini Ball or Soccer Cards are available While Supplies Last.
One needs to only: Type EARTH DAY into promo code box TODAY ONLY.
Click here or go to:
Register & Save NOW
$15 Off Discount for the next 7 days.
Share this message with  friends.
$10 HOS Bucks for every full-day referral.
Mount men top Capital, 7-2
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Mount Union Men's Tennis team claimed 7-2 victory over OHIO ATHLETIC CONFERENCE foe Capital.
Results are listed below.
 Filas lost 6-3,6-3
Murray lost 1-6, 7-4, 7-6 (4)
Stein Lost 7-6 (4) 6-2
Morris lost 6-1, 6-1
Williams lost 7-6 (5) 6-2
Gugel Bryant lost 6-3, 6-2
Filas/ Stein lost 8-2
Murray/ Gugel Bryant won 8-6
William/ Morris won 8-
Raiders name former Zips assistant to hoops coaching staff
ALLIANCE, Ohio -- The University of Mount Union has named Cole Pittis assistant men's basketball coach.

Pittis served a year on the Purple Raiders' staff from 2007-08 then went to
The University of Akron where he spent three years on the men's basketball staff for the Zips.

He was a four-year letterwinner as a player at fellow Ohio Athletic Conference member Muskingum University from 2002-06. A 2006 All-OAC First Team and All-OAC Tournament team selection, Pittis also won the William G. Moore Outstanding Senior Male Athlete Award at Muskingum.
After his playing days, he spent one season with the Muskies as an assistant coach.
The Claymont High School alum also holds a master's degree from Akron.
Oberlin Lacrosse Falls to Wittenberg
Playing in rainy conditions throughout, the Oberlin College women’s lacrosse team fell victim to a 16-8 defeat at the hands of Wittenberg University on Friday night at Fred Shults Field.
The second-year trio of Grace Amber, Molly Bloom and Ilyssa Meyer continued to lead the offensive attack as they each scored two goals in the contest. Senior Alison Masyr and junior Alice Zicht added the other OC tallies on free-position shots.
The Yeowomen were able to keep things close early on. After falling behind 4-0 out the gates, Oberlin scored four out of the next five goals to make it a 5-4 game with 8:40 remaining in the opening half.
Unfortunately the game of runs would continue, but not in Oberlin’s favor as the Tigers netted four of the next five goals to take a 9-5 lead at the break.
Wittenberg, which had eight different players with at least one score and six with two or more, came out hot in the second half as they scored seven of the first eight goals of the frame to effectively put the game out of reach.
The Tigers finished with a 41-18 edge in shots and won the groundball battle 24-17. Draw controls were close at 14-12 with the edge going to the Tigers. Freshman Sarah Andrews matched Zicht with a team-high four draws.

Baldwin-Wallace Softball Team Sweeps OAC

Twinbill From Wilmington

By Jeff Miller

BEREA – The Baldwin-Wallace College softball team swept an Ohio Athletic Conference doubleheader with Wilmington Collegetoday (Friday, April 22) at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds Field in Berea.  B-W is now on a five-game winning streak.

The Yellow Jackets won the first game, 5-0, and captured the nightcap, 3-1.  The Yellow Jackets are now 21-8 overall and 9-5 in the OAC.  The Quakers are now 13-17 overall and 2-12 in the OAC.

In the first game, B-W gained a 1-0 advantage in the second inning when freshman designated hitter Tabitha Murray (Mogadore/ Field) singled, stole second, advanced to third via a sacrifice and scored when junior second baseman Katie Finley (Vermilion) singled her home. The lead grew to 2-0 in the third when freshman leftfielder Ashley Elber (Huron/ Edison) smashed her fourth homerun of the season. The score advanced to 4-0 in the fourth when Murray doubled, was sacrificed to third and scored on a single by junior RF Sarah Baker (Mentor/ Lake Catholic) singled. After Finley sacrificed Baker to second base, freshman Samantha Brown (Kent/ Field) drove her home with a single.  The lead grew to 5-0 in the fifth when Elber doubled, advanced on a fly out to RF and scored when Murray had her third straight hit.
The "R" Girls -- Strongsville's Resek (L), Sandusky's Rohrbacher (R)

At the plate, the Yellow Jackets outhit the Quakers, 10-3. Murray led the way by going 3-for-3 with two runs scored, a stolen base and a run batted-in.  Elber and Finley each had two hits. Elber scored twice and drove in one run and Finley had an RBI. On the mound for B-W, freshman Justina Wise (New London) started and pitched the first six innings and allowed three hits, struck out four and walked one to improve to 11-4 overall. Senior Mackenzie Rohrbacher (Sandusky) pitched a final hitless inning and struck out one.

In the second game, Wilmington gained a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning before B-W answered back with a run of its own in the bottom of the third to tie the game at 1-1. In the third, freshman catcher Meghan Kossow (Tonawanda, N.Y./ Tonawanda) walked, moved to second base on a wild pitch, to third on a passed ball and scored on a fielder’s choice off the bat of senior 1B Katrina Resek (Strongsville). The Yellow Jackets scored the winning runs in the fourth when after one out, freshman 3B Kaity Mullen (Avon Lake) singled and then rode home when Baker slammed her first homer of the season.

At the plate for the Yellow Jackets, five separate players each had one hit and included Resek, Elber, Murray, Mullen and Baker. Kossow, Mullen and Baker scored runs and Resek drove in one and Baker a pair.  On the mound for B-W, Murray started and tossed a seven-inning complete-game five-hitter as she allowed one run (earned), struck out seven and did not walk a batter as she improved to 5-0 this season.  She has now pitched 14 innings without allowing an earned run.

Yeomen fall twice to Battling Bishops; Jackson alum 

Ben Puterbaugh gets two hits for Oberlin; Westlake's 

James DiBiasio gets three hits for OWU

Delaware – The Oberlin College baseball team concluded North Coast Athletic Conference play by dropping both ends of a doubleheader to Ohio Wesleyan University. The Bishops took game one 4-2 and followed with a 7-2 victory in the nightcap.

After sweeping Kenyon on April 17, the Yeomen dropped four out of their last five conference games to finish NCAC play at 5-10. The Bishops improved to 20-12 overall and 10-4 in the league.
Mentor's Schindler (L) and Westlake's DiBiasio (R)

Westlake High graduate James DiBiasio had three hits on the day for the Battling Bishops. Mentor alumnus Adam Schindler went the distance to get the win on the hill for OWU in the first game, moving his record to 6-2 on the season.

In game one two costly errors resulted in three of the Bishops four runs. Seniors Ben Kauder and Ben Puterbaugh led the offense with two hits each. Classmate Grady Campion (2-3) was the tough-luck loser as he scattered seven hits over 5.1 innings of work. He walked one and struck out one, and just one of his three runs allowed was earned.

The Yeomen struck first with a run in the top of the first inning as Kauder got the game started with a leadoff single and later scored on a sac fly by Puterbaugh. 

An Oberlin error jumped started things for the Bishops in the bottom of the second and two hits later they would have a 2-1 lead. 

In the third the Kauder-Puterbaugh combination came up big again as Kauder came through with a two-put single middle and eventually would come around to score and tie the game on Puterbaugh’s single to left. 

The score would remain tied until the home half of the sixth. Phil Brua came in to pitch with one out and one on. Following his arrival a single to right by Nathan Strome coupled with an error in the outfield allowed Steve Gaydos to score all the way from first on the play. Another two-out single resulted in Strome scoring from second base. 

After leaving two runners stranded in the sixth, Oberlin went down in order in the seventh. Kevin Schindler went the distance for the Bishops as he ran his record to 6-2 on the year. He registered five punchouts and walked just one. 

In game two the Yeomen started the same way by scoring a run in the top of the first, but eventually were plagued by a six-run fifth inning that proved to be the difference. 

Rookie Mike McDonald put the Yeomen on the board first with his team-leading third home run of the season. Oberlin had three hits in the third that resulted in another run coming across, but a caught stealing put an end to a potential rally. 

A leadoff triple by Bishops resulted in them making it a 2-1 game after two complete. It would stay the way until the disaster unfolded in the home half of the fifth. 

Oberlin starter Ryan Mouch was cruising along as he only allowed two hits while striking out five through the front four innings. A single, error and double resulted in him being lifted in favor of Brua. The senior sidearmer was greeted rather rudely as the Bishops belted out three straights hits off of him which resulted in four more runs to come across the dish. The last run of the inning scored a wild pitch. 

Mouch (1-1) took the loss despite walking none. Of the Bishops four runs credited two him, three were earned. 

The Yeomen tried to answer back in the sixth, but left the bases loaded. 

Mason Farr (4-2) got the win as he worked 5.2 innings that saw him sprinkle seven Yeomen hits while allowing just two earned runs to go along with two walks. 

Pickens leads OAC golfers at NCAC

Wooster – The Oberlin College golf team completed its first of five rounds that makeup the NCAC Championship Golf Series.

The NCAC Championship Series consist of two rounds being played this weekend at the Wooster Golf Club, while the final three rounds will take place next weekend at Sugarbush Golf Club in Garrettsville, Ohio. 

Rookie Chris Pickens turned in the lowest Yeomen number on the day as he signed his scorecard with a score of 88. Fellow first-year player in sophomore Sean Dowgray was three shots back at 91. The 88 for Pickens marks his second round of the season in the 80’s and is the lowest NCAC score of any Yeomen golfer in the last two years. 


While Pickens took a more consistent path to his total, Dowgray’s round was a little more up-and-down. After starting with a triple bogey he regrouped on the par-4 second with a birdie. The Overland Park, Kansas, native would also end his day in impressive fashion by going birdie-par-par on the final three holes. 

Freshman Will Gautier was the third Yeomen finisher with a mark of 97, while Ron Rupard was two shots back at 99. Jake Pankacompleted the Yeomen line-up with a 104, but that score will not count towards the Oberlin team total which is comprised of just the top four scores from each round. 

Oberlin baseball gobbled by Gators

By Mike Mancini 

Oberlin, Ohio – The Yeomen left 10 runners on base as they couldn’t come through with a timely hit in the clutch which resulted in a 4-1 loss to Allegheny College on a cold, wet and rainy Friday at Dill Field. Game two of the twinbill was canceled due to rain.

Oberlin, which managed just three hits in the game, also hurt itself with some undisciplined at-bats that aided Allegheny pitcher Mike Pereslucha. While Pereslucha certainly pitched a great game with nine strikeouts, he did walk five, which could have easily been more if not for some ill-advised swings. 

After an hour-and 45-minute rain delay to start the game, it didn’t take long for the Gators to get going as they plated two runs in the top of the first courtesy of Matt Stahl’s two-run home run. 
The Yeomen threatened to answer back in the bottom of the first as they loaded the bases with nobody out, but were unable to score. Pereslucha got Brandon Cantrill to line out to first and fanned both Max Phinney and Eric Knight on pitches that were out of the strike zone. 

Oberlin (14-17, 5-8 NCAC) tried to break through again in the fourth with two on and just one out but Pereslucha induced two pop ups to get out of the jam unscathed. 

Back-to-back hits by the Gators in the fifth resulted in them scoring another run. The Yeomen responded by pushing one across in the home half of the inning, but it could have easily been more. A leadoff single by Robin Witjes followed by a walk to Ben Kauder set things up perfectly. Zach Jaspers followed with a sac bunt, but on the play Pereslucha tried to get the lead runner heading to third and airmailed the throw into left field. This allowed Witjes to score and left runners on second and third with nobody out. However, once again Pereslucha was able to limit the damage as he fanned Ben Puterbaugh and Phinney and got Cantrill to pop up to second. 

In the sixth it was more of the same as they had two on with one out, but left both runners stranded. After the Gators added another insurance tally in the top of the seventh, Jaspers led off the bottom of the inning with a double down the right field line but he too was left out there at game’s end. 

Phil Brua took the complete-game loss for the Yeomen as he allowed six hits through his 86 pitches (64 strikes) of work. Pereslucha needed 125 pitches (78 strikes) to get through the Yeomen lineup.

Storm Drops Close Twinbill on Senior Day; LEC 

honors Chardon's Danielle Finkler, Independence's 

Lauren Malicki, Parma's Brittany Sostre

Lake Erie softball celebrated its three seniors – outfielder Danielle Finkler (Chardon, Ohio/Berkshire), pitcher Lauren Malicki (Independence, Ohio/Independence) and third baseman Brittany Sostre (Parma, Ohio/Valley Forge) – and each was a big contributor, but Lake Erie fell in a pair of tight GLIAC battles, 6-4 and 3-1, to Ohio Dominican University in Painesville.
(L to R) Chardon's Danielle Finkler,  Independence's Lauren Malicki, Parma's Brittany Sostre

Malicki started game one and worked scoreless in the first four frames.  She lasted 4.1 innings and allowed five hits and a pair of runs.  Sostre was five-of-seven with a pair of runs batted in while Finkler was two-of-three with three walks.

In a battle of GLIAC newcomers, the Storm fell to 9-29 and 1-19 in the GLIAC while Ohio Dominican improved to 11-33 and 6-20 in conference play. 

The Storm picked up a solo run in the first inning of game one, as Sostre drove home junior shortstop Lindsey Pennell (Columbus, Ohio/Westland)  with a single to left.  In the second ,it was Pennell doing the driving in as a poke to left scored freshman second baseman Krista Haley (Holland, Ohio/Springfield Holland) and Finkler.  Finkler was then brought in by a single from freshman designated player Juliana Brotzman (Madison, Ohio/Madison) to put the Storm on top 4-0.

Ohio Wesleyan pitching too much for Yeowomen

Oberlin, Ohio – The Oberlin College softball team was blanked on both ends of a doubleheader, falling to the visiting Bishops of Ohio Wesleyan by the scores of 2-0 and 9-0. 

Game one was an old fashion pitchers’ duel that pitted a couple of first-year standouts up against one another. Yeowomen freshman Melanie Budney matched-up against the Bishops’ rookie hurler Dani Haley. Budney went the distance as she fanned a career-high nine, but did walk five. Haley matched her with nine punchouts of her own through six innings of work, before giving way to Tamara Londot who got the save in the seventh. 

Both starters were on point throughout as Budney gave up just four hits, while Haley allowed just two OC hits and issued just one walk. 
Budney (14)

The Bishops only two runs came in the fourth inning as they used two hits and one Oberlin error to plate two unearned runs in the frame. For their sake, luckily the two runs were all they needed as they did strand 11 runners on base in the contest. 

The Yeowomen threatened to answer in the fourth as a one-single by Katie Baldonieri was followed by a double off the bat of Emily King. However, Haley was able to bear down and record back-to-back strikeouts to escape unscathed. From that point on the Yeowomen were retired in order. 

In the nightcap the Bishops came out hot as they scored seven runs over the first two innings and never looked back. Rookie Emily King got the start on the bump and didn’t last long as she surrendered seven hits, seven runs and two walks in just one-plus inning of work. 

Budney and Brittany Dawson had the only Oberlin hits of the game. 

Oberlin  tennis gals follow up Gator gobble with 

bouncing of Battling Bishops

By Wes Davis

Oberlin, Ohio - On their second straight day of North Coast Athletic Conference play the Oberlin College women's tennis team defeated another conference foe.  The Yeowomen, able to play outdoors for a change, took down the visiting Battling Bishops from Ohio Wesleyan University 7-2.

The Yeowomen had a quick turnaround from last night's match and transitioned well to the hard courts this afternoon jumping on Ohio Wesleyan early in doubles action.

Oberlin earned three good wins from their doubles pairings.  Hitting at No. 1 Finley Gates and Rebecca Brown put away Pam Quigney and Emily Kiourtsis 8-5 getting back to their winning ways.

Ariel Lewis and Carolyn Ball were 8-2 winners in the second spot to remain unbeaten when paired together.

Oberlin's third partnership was an easy 8-0 winner over Mackenzie Conway and Mackenzie Keffalos.  Preeya Shah and Brie White-Dzuro improved to 2-1 in conference play and have now won six matches playing together.

"We are continuing to play well in doubles, a sweep is a great way to start the match.  The girls did a good job of getting results we played hard, competed and handled the transition from indoors to outdoors fine and were able to manage the windy conditions," commented head coach Constantine Ananiadis.

The Yeowomen picked up wins at the top and bottom of the line up securing their third NCAC win.  Lewis now stands at 13-1 in the top spot and earned her twentieth singles win of the season by defeating Quigney 6-1, 6-2.

In the second singles spot Gates was a winner by a similar scoreline recording a 6-2, 6-1 straight set win over Kiourtsis.

The Yeowomen's No. 5 and 6 hitters each added to the days win column.  White-Dzuro was an easy winner hitting sixth taking the match from Keffalos 6-0, 6-0.  Brown and OWU's Conway battled it out in the first set with Oberlin's No. 5 squeaking out a 7-5 first set win, before cruising in the second 6-1.

Longley's Lassies trip up Mavs

Oberlin, Ohio – Behind a career-high six-goal performance from sophomore Grace Amber the Oberlin College women’s lacrosse team was able outlast the visiting Lady Mavs of Medaille College by the score of 18-16 on Saturday afternoon.

After trailing by as many as three in the second half, the Yeowomen were able to use a late rally to secure the win and send out seniors Alison Masyr and Amanda Travers in style. 

Sophomore Molly Bloom was able to cash in five goals to go along with two assists, while classmate Ilyssa Meyer added three scores and an assist of her own. Junior Alice Zicht sent two of her team-high nine triggers into the back of the cage, while Masyr andPhoebe Hammer added single tallies in the win. 

It was a seesaw game throughout and no more than two goals separated the two teams during the first half. OC fell behind 4-2, but quickly got back to even on deposits by Bloom and Zicht, with Zicht’ coming when the Yeowomen were down a player. The grind would continue the rest of the half as the two teams went into intermission tied at eight. 

After just a few minutes of action into the second half, the Yeowomen found themselves down three, 12-9, but from then on they were able to settle down and gain control of the game. With just under 20 minutes left in the battle, the Yewomen were able to even things up at 13. 

With score later tied at 14, three straight scores by Meyer, Amber and Hammer gave the Yeowomen a three-goal cushion with 12:12 remaining. The cluster of scores capped off stretch in which Oberlin scored eight goals compared to just two for the Mavs as Oberlin turned a 12-9 deficit into a 17-14 lead. 

The Mavs would make it a two-goal game at the 10:39 mark as Lauren Dunkle cashed her fourth score of the day, but the Yeowomen defense was able to buckle down the rest of the way as it wasn’t till just 1:09 remained in the game before they would score again. After the Medaille score by Dunkle, Bloom answered right back just a minute later by burying a free-position shot into the cage for a big insurance goal. 


Amherst’s Ryan Rua goes downtown 

twice, including the Slam, and gets save 

on the hill to propel Lake Erie’s nipping 

of Northwood

PAINESVILLE -- Junior SS Ryan Rua (Amherst) homered twice, including a grand slam, and drove in six runs as the Lake Erie College Storm outlasted visiting Northwood University 11-9 in game one in Braggs Field.  

Rua also earned the save in that game. Junior 1B Jae Leeworthy (Newton Falls) and sophomore OF Zach Mosbarger (Bellefontaine) homered in the fifth inning of game two as LEC rallied for a 4-3 win.  Senior Brandon James (Mentor) had two hits in each game.  Freshman Brian Kilway (Tallmadge) pitched 6.1 innings in game two to get the win. Complete recaps available at www.LakeErieStorm.com

Chad Mullins goes deep as Case Reserve clips Mount 

Union in Nobby’s to aid game one win

By Nick Minerd 

CLEVELAND (UNIVERSITY DISTRICT)  -- Case Western Reserve got a great pitching performance then used the long ball to sweep a pair of non-conference baseball games from Mount Union Saturday at Nobby's Ballpark in Cleveland.

Spartans pitcher Jamie Hora fired a complete game two hitter in a 4-1 win in game one. 

The lone Mount Union (13-16) run came on a solo home run from freshman C.J. Stotler (Pittsburgh, Pa./Plum).

In game two, Chad Mullins hit a two-run homer and Sam Alexander hit a solo shot in back-to-back at-bats in the first inning to stake Case Western Reserve (30-12) to a 3-0 lead which it made last in a 5-4 win.

Britt Williams (Canton/Massillon Jackson) had a pair of hits and drove in a run, Ty Wood (Hudson/Hudson) and Zach Carlino (Pittsburgh, Pa./Central Catholic) also drove in runs while Jimmy Dobran (Poland/Poland Seminary) had a triple but the Raiders were limited to just seven hits.

Case Western Reserve starter Ray Kelly improved to 5-0 as he scattered three hits over four innings and Jose Vega picked up his third save.
Carlino took the loss for the Purple Raiders.

Twinsburg’s Hora Throws Two-Hitter as Spartans 

Sweep Mount Union to Reach 30 Wins

CLEVELAND (UNIVERSITY DISTRICT) – Sophomore lefty Jamie Hora (Twinsburg, OH/Twinsburg) threw a two-hit gem in game one and the Case Western Reserve University baseball team swept a doubleheader with the University of Mount Union on Saturday, April 23 at Nobby’s Ballpark. The Spartans won the opener, 4-1, then took game two, 5-4.
The Spartans improve to 30-12 for the season, having won 16 of their last 18. Mount Union falls to 13-16.
Twinsburg's  Jamie  Hora

For the twinbill, senior third baseman Chad Mullins (Fredericksburg, OH/Waynedale) was a combined 3-for-5 with a homer and four runs batted-in, adding to his nation-leading totals of 79 hits and 69 RBI. Junior right fielder Sam Alexander (Alexandria, VA/T.C. Williams) was 3-for-6 with a double, a triple, a home run and three RBI.

In the opener, Mount Union got a solo homerun in the second inning but Case tied the game when sophomore shortstop Matt Keen (Tallmadge, OH/Tallmadge) doubled to lead off the fourth then came around to score on a groundout by Alexander. 
Bennies alum Cory Pecoraro

In the fifth, the Spartans got back-to-back doubles by senior designated hitter Cory Pecoraro (Strongsville, OH/Benedictine) and senior catcher Steve Bills (Greensburg, PA/Hempfield) to lead off the inning. After a pair of walks to load the bases, Mullins drove in two with a single to center.

Hora improved his record on the mound to 7-3 with his fifth complete game. He struck out two and did not walk a batter.

In game two, Mullins blasted a two-run homer to dead center in the first for his team-leading eighth of the season. The long ball was the 21st of his career, just one shy of the school-record. Mullins already holds the CWRU records for hits and RBI.
Brush Alum Bobby Marko

Alexander followed Mullins with his fourth homer of the year to make the score 3-0 after one inning. The Raiders chipped away and got the score to 3-2, but Alexander drove Mullins home with a triple in the fifth to make the score 4-2. Junior second baseman Bobby Marko (Lyndhurst, OH/Brush) added an RBI single as well as in the inning.
Freshman Ray Kelly (Rochester, NY/Aquinas Institute) started on the mound and threw the first four innings, allowing two earned runs on three hits with one strikeout to move to 5-0. Junior A.J. Boshinski (Alpharetta, GA/St. Pius X) threw 1.1 scoreless innings in relief for the hold and freshman Jose Vega (Strongsville, OH/Padua Franciscan) closed the door with 1.2 innings for his third save. 

Nationally ranked Walsh Jesuit moves to 

9-0 with CRBC win against Bennies 

Marsinek, Faix, Romans, and Brown lead Warriors 

Nemer, Miletti, Nogalo and O’Driscoll also provide key hits
CUYAHOGA FALLS -- Junior LHP Michael Marsinek was sharp in striking out eight batters in five innings pitched in a 6-1 victory over visiting Benedictine in a key early-season CRBC contest. The southpaw improved to 4-0 on the year, while Senior Kent State recruit Tim Faix and Sophomore Cassidy Brown came on to close out the game each with a shutout inning of relief. 

Brown recorded strikeouts in two of the three seventh inning outs, and also contributed a multi-hit day.  Also hitting well were Juniors Drew Miletti and Anthony Nemer each with a pair of hits, while fellow Juniors Dane O’Driscoll and Graeme Frye also hit well on the day. Senior Slippery Rock recruit Jake Nogalo also contributed a run-scoring single late in the game. The big blow however was delivered by talented Freshman Nate Romans, with a deep late-game two-run double to break the game open for WJ.
With the win, the Maroon & Gold improve to 9-0 on the year.

Yeowomen Bite Gators in
NCAC Clash
By Wes Davis
Oberlin - The Oberlin College women's tennis team took down the visiting Allegheny College Gators this afternoon to improve to 2-1 in North Coast Athletic Conference play.  After posting the 5-1 decision the Yeowomen have one match in the books with two more conference matches scheduled for the weekend.
Preeya Shah
Today's match was moved to the indoor courts in the John W. Heisman Field House due to wet, rainy conditions and was played to decision due to a scheduled men's match in the evening.

"We played as well as we've played all year through doubles, singles and from the top to the bottom of the line up.  This was a key win as it will move us forward in preparations for the conference tournament," said head coach Constantine Ananiadis.

The Yeowomen would earn victories at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles.  Ariel Lewis and partner Carolyn Ball were 8-2 winners in the second spot over Allegheny's Carolyn Shetter and Janna Dickerson.
Preeya Shah and Brie White-Dzuro evened their season record at 6-6 with today's defeat of Deborah Landau and Elyse Schmitt by an 8-4 scoreline.

Oberlin would surrender the only point to Allegheny in the top doubles position as Finley Gates and Rebecca Brown were unable to keep pace with Lauren Kristofco and Sara Longo losing 8-4 to the Gator duo.

"The girls stepped up and played great tennis today.  This is going to do a lot for them psychologically, it will be a confidence boost with our quick turnaround tomorrow against Ohio Wesleyan (University) and then Wittenberg (University) on Sunday," commented Ananiadis.

In singles play the Yeowomen did not falter as they quickly picked up the three necessay wins to determine the match.  Oberlin earned wins in the No. 1, No. 3 and No. 4 positions.

Lewis, hitting in the top spot, is nearing another twenty win season as she won her eighth in a row defeating Shetter in straight sets 6-4, 6-2 to earn her nineteenth win on the year.

The Gators' Longo was easily pushed aside by Shah who was a 6-0, 6-1 winner in the third spot.

Oberlin's No. 4, Ball, is tough from that spot currently 5-2 on the year when in the middle of the line up and today she continued to shine winning the first set 6-1 over Schmitt and then capping her match with a 6-4 second.

In the three matches left on court Oberlin was bidding to make a comeback in the second spot as Gates was leading 6-5 after dropping the first set to Kristofco 6-4.  Oberlin's Brown and White-Dzuro were just beginning their matches in the 5th and 6th spots, respectively.

Mahoney and Jones post provisional marks at the Adams

April 25, 2011 

BEREA -- Mount Union sophomore Mary Mahoney (Ashtabula/St. John-St. Paul) and junior Aubree Jones(Falconer, N.Y./Falconer) each posted provisional marks to the NCAA Division III Track & Field Championships at the Sparky Adams Invite at Baldwin-Wallace College over the weekend in Berea.


Mahoney beat out 41 competitors to win the 400 meters and post an NCAA provisional time of 56.86.  She also placed fourth behind three NCAA Division I runners in the 200 meters with a time of 26.21.

Jones placed third in the javelin and had an NCAA provisional mark of 132-04 along with a fourth place finish in the discus (134-07) and a sixth in the shot put (39-5).

Two other Purple Raiders highlighted the day with season-best marks as freshman Emily Mazzaferri(Canton/GlenOak) was third in the 800 meters with a time of 2:18.64 while sophomore Bevin Blake(Strongsville/Strongsville) was fourth in the pole vault with a mark of 9-11.75.

Three records fall for Mount at Sparky Adams Meet

April 25, 2011 

By Lenny Reich 

BEREA -- Mount Union seniors Marc Aukerman (Greensburg, Pa./Latrobe) and Scott Thomas(Salem/West Branch) along with junior Sean Denard (Naperville, Ill/Naperville North) all posted provisional marks to the NCAA Championships over the weekend at the Sparky Adams Invite at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea.

Aukerman finished second and posted an NCAA provisional mark in the javelin with a throw of 201-00.


Thomas had his best run of the season and posted his NCAA mark with a time of 10.64 in the 100 meters.

Denard was second in the discus with an NCAA provisional mark of 160-00 at the same place he claimed All-American honors in last year's NCAA Division III Championships that were held at B-W.  He also had a season-best throw of 50-5.25 to place fourth in the shot put.

Other top performances came from sophomore Ross Allison (Dresden/Tri-Valley) who was second in the long jump (21-10.75) and freshman Dan Thornberry (East Liverpool/East Liverpool) who was fourth in the high jump (6-3.25).

Mount Union next hosts the 2011 Ohio Athletic Conference Championships Friday and Saturday, April 29-30, at Mount Union Stadium in Alliance.

2011 Baldwin-Wallace College Sparky Adams Invitational

Saturday, April 23, 2011; The George Finnie Stadium; Berea, Ohio


PARTICIPATING TEAMS: Allegheny (Pa.) College (ALL), Baldwin-Wallace College (B-W), Buffalo (N.Y) State College (BSC), California (Pa.) University (CALPA), Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), Central State University (CEN), Cuyahoga Community College (CCC), Edinboro (Pa.) University (EDIN), Franciscan University (FRAN), Heidelberg University (HEID), Lake Erie College (LEC), Marietta College (MAR), Mercyhurst (Pa.) University (MERCY), North Park (Ill.) University (NPU), Notre Dame (Ohio) College (NDC), Oberlin College (OBE), Ohio Wesleyan University (OWU), Otterbein College (OTT), Seton Hill (Pa.) University (SHU), Thiel (Pa.) College (TC), Tiffin University (TIFF), Unattached (UNAT), University of Charleston (W. Va.) (UCWV), University of Mount Union (MTU), University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown (Pa.) (UPJ), University of Toledo (UT), Ursuline (Ohio) College (UC), Walsh University(WALSH), Waynesburg (Pa.) College (WAY), Westminster (Pa.) College (WEST), West Liberty (W. Va.) State University (WLST), Wheeling Jesuit (W. Va.) University (WJU), Youngstown State University (YSU)

MEN'S FINAL EVENT RESULTS: Long Jump: Nathan Davis (HEID), 22’2.50”; High Jump: Edward Dudley, (LEC), 6’11”; Pole Vault: Brandon Eddy (B-W), 15’ 9.25”; Shot Put: Bobby Grace (YSU), 53’3.5”; Discus Throw: Kevin Phipps (B-W), 162’9”; Javelin Throw: Ryan Bell (WEST), 212’10”; Hammer Throw: Kevin Phipps (B-W), 195’7”; Triple Jump: Alex Guo (OBE), 45’6.50”; 3000-Meter Steeplechase: Jordan Roose (EDIN), 9:36.42; 100-Meter Dash: Xavier Mateen (BSC), 10.55; 200-Meter Dash: Michael Davis (YSU), 20.20; 400-Meter Dash: Adam Kagarise (YSU), 49.19; 800-Meter Run: Nicholas Stenuf (UNAT), 1:53.39; 10,000-Meter Run: Jason Headman (UNAT), 33:34.33; 110-Meter Hurdles: Brian Williams (WALSH), 14.50; 400-Meter Hurdles: Ethan Freet (OWU), 53.61; 1,500-Meter Run: Eric Rupe (YSU), 3:58.58; 5,000-Meter Run: Chris Marker (ALL), 14:48.98; 4x100-Meter Relay: Buffalo State (Allen, Law, Mateen, Simpson), 41.27; 4x400-Meter Relay: Heidelberg (Bowmar, Robertson, Yoder, Horton) 3:16.14

WOMEN'S FINAL EVENT RESULTS: Long Jump: Kayla Ellks (TIFF), 18’7.75”; High Jump: Emily Amburgey (OWU), 5’5.75”; Pole Vault: Stephanie Foster (WALSH), 11’8”; Shot Put: Alison Roth (YSU), 44’11.00”; Discus Throw: Katie Gerhardt (UNAT), 150’10”; Javelin Throw: Lauren Butler (ALL), 138’1”; Hammer Throw: Kaitlyn Griffith (YSU), 175’5”; Triple Jump: Laura Kisiorek (YSU), 37’7.35”; 3,000-Meter Steeplechase: Katie Stancik (ALL), 11:38.24; 100-Meter Dash: Ciara Jarrett (YSU), 11.68; 200-Meter Dash: Ciara Jarrett (YSU), 25.850; 400-Meter Dash: Mary Mahoney (MTU), 56.86;  800-Meter Run: Amber Bourcier (UC), 2:14.33; 1,500-Meter Run: Samantha Hamilton (YSU), 4:47.30; 10,000-Meter Run: Kim Chinn (B-W), 37:15.78; 100-Meter Hurdles: Lauren Lyles (CCC), 14.44;  400-Meter Hurdles: Samie Corbin (OTT), 1:01.90; 3,000-Meter Run: Brittany Kaltenbaugh (EDIN), 10:25.33;  5,000-Meter Run: Christine Moore (OBE), 18:11.90; 4x100-Meter Relay: Buffalo State (Johnson, Lassic, Dunham, N/A), 47.29.

Profs Hold Off Back-Nine Charge

Oberlin – With long shadows fading quickly, the team of Oberlin professors and staff withstood a furious back-nine rally by the Oberlin varsity golf team to win each of the final three alternate-shot matches, and ultimately the first Spring Prof-Am by a score of 7.5-3.5. 

The first match squared professors Tim Weiss and Jeff Witmer against Oberlin rookies Chris Pickens and Sean Dowgray. Weiss and Witmer torched the front nine with pars on 1, 2, 4, 6 and 7. The Oberlin golfers could only match one of the five pars and found themselves down four after eight holes. However the tide turned as Pickens and Dowgray got a win on the ninth hole and pars on 10 and 11 brought them to within one. The shot of the day may have been on 11 where Pickens rescued the young-ins with a blind uphill chip from deep in the left rough that he nearly holed. Weiss and Witmer were not to be denied though and after losing three straight holes, the duo responded with three straight victories and a 4&3 victory.

In the second match, freshman Will Gautier and junior Jake Panka were forced to withstand a torrid start by Economics Professor Jordan Suter and Head Coach Brett Nichols. Suter and Nichols started birdie, birdie to win the first two holes. A par on the fourth hole had the varsity golfers reeling and down three right away. Nichols stuck his tee shot on five within seven feet and was immediately answered with Gautier placing the ball nearly as close and below the hole. With both birdie putts failing to drop it seemed as though Gautier and Panka had withstood the early barrage. After a controversial gimmie on 8, the pair headed to the ninth tee down three. With a par on the ninth the resilient duo changed the match. A gorgeous birdie on 10 brought the match within one. After losing 11, Gautier and Panka regrouped to win the next two holes to square the match. It would remain that way until the 16th when Coach Nichols dropped a tricky 8 foot breaker to go one up. Both teams failed on par attempts on the 17th to win the hole and Panka sank a knee-knocker to send the match to 18. Gautier had a 20 footer to win the hole that came to rest just inches from the cup and Professor Suter made a 4-footer to halve the hole and win the match 1up.

Professor Suter said, “This was a very well-played match and I was incredibly impressed with the way Will and Jake hung tough and pushed us on the back. We made a few mistakes and they took advantage of them, which showed tremendous fortitude, resilience and teamwork. Both of these guys can clearly play some really solid golf and I wish them the best of luck as they represent Oberlin the next couple of weeks.”

In the final match, senior Ron Rupard teamed with sophomore Zach Mathes against Head Swimming & Diving Coach Mark Fino and former University of Michigan standout Gary Kriesen. Inconsistent play from both groups swung the lead back and forth on the first nine holes, but the varsity golfers led for most of the first nine. The prof’s squared the match at the turn and as the sun faded they made bogeys on two of their last three holes to win 2up as play was suspended for darkness. Rupard said, “Coach Fino was a chipping fool out there. Here a save, there a save, everywhere a save from that Fino guy.”

With the three wins, the professors transformed their one point lead into a 7.5-3.5 victory. Conservatory professor Tim Weiss was named Oberlin Prof-Am Man of the Match after a 4&3 win in singles action and teaming with Witmer for a 4&3 win in alternate shot.

Baldwin-Wallace Men’s and Women’s Track and Field 

Teams Host Sparky Adams Invitational in Berea

By Jeff Miller

BEREA – The Baldwin-Wallace College men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams competed today (Saturday, April 23) as it hosted the unscored Sparky Adams Invitational at The George Finnie Stadium.  The meet consisted of athletes from 32 NCAA Division I, II and III schools as well as NAIA institutions.

Highlighting the meet for the men was senior four-time All-American thrower Kevin Phipps (Pataskala/Watkins Memorial) as a double-winner. Phipps won the men’s hammer throw with an NCAA automatic qualifying toss of 195 feet, seven inches. Phipps‘ best in the hammer this year is 198’5”.  Phipps also won the men’s discus throw with a toss of 162’9”. He is already automatically qualified in the discus at 174’0”.  Phipps finished second in the shot put with a season-best heave of 52’10.75”.  That throw improves his NCAA provisional qualifying mark in the shot.

Cuy. Heights High alum Brandon Eddy

Freshman Brandon Eddy (Cuyahoga Heights) won the pole vault with a personal best mark of 15’9.25”. Eddy’s mark also improves his NCAA provisional qualifying mark for the 2011 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships hosted by Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio from May 26-28.

Sophomore All-American Mitchell Supan (Medina/Walsh Jesuit) placed third in men’s discus with a hurl of 153’11”. Supan’s best in the discus this year is 171’7”, which is a strong NCAA provisional mark.

Senior three-time All-American runner Kim Chinn (Zanesville/West Muskingum) won the 10,000-meter run in a NCAA provisional qualifying and season-best time of 37:15.78. Chinn also automatically qualified in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and provisionally qualified in the 5,000-meter run. Senior Krysten Kovach (North Royalton/Padua Franciscan) was third in the women’s 5000 meter run with a time of 18:46.23.