A Page -- April 3, 2010

Notre Dame sweeps Lake Erie; Manchester alumna Ashley Harbarger throws no-hitter for Falcons;  Brunswick's Megan Foley blasts sixth home run for Storm

By Jason Tirotta

PAINESVILLE, OHIO -- A pair of standout pitching performances by the home team delivered a pair of losses for the Lake Erie College softball team on Friday (April 2) at Notre Dame College. Ashley Harbarger and Mallory Hardner held the Storm in check in a 5-0, 6-3 sweep at Campus Field.

Ashley Harbarger


Harbarger tossed a no-hitter in game one, allowing just a second-inning walk. Lake Erie (6-22) had just three base runners in the game, but Harbarger struck out eight hitters to thwart any potential Storm scoring chances. Hardner went three-for-three at the plate with a home run and three RBI to lead the Falcon (9-14) attack.
After being no-hit in the opener, the Storm wasted little time in preventing that from happening again. SophomoreMegan Foley (Brunswick, Ohio/Brunswick) led off game two with her team-leading sixth home run of the season. After Notre Dame responded with two runs in the bottom of the first, Foley delivered a two-run single in the top of the second for a 3-2 LEC lead. 
Hardner singled in the tying run in the bottom of the inning and Christine Kasidonis followed with a two-run double as part of a four-run second inning for the Falcons that put them up 6-3.
From that point on, Hardner and Sam Ronde (Reynoldsburg, Ohio/Reynoldsburg) settled in to pitch shutout ball the rest of the way. Ronde allowed just five hits the final four innings and did not walk a batter in the game. But, by that time, the Falcons had done enough damage to claim the sweep.
Kasidonis had three hits to lead the Falcons while Hardner added two more hits in the nightcap and was charged with just one earned run allowed in seven innings.
Foley had two of LEC’s five hits and drove in all three runs in the game.
The Storm is at Slippery Rock University on Tuesday.

Men's Golf - Mount Union Third
at John Carroll/Pat Flowers 

By Lenny Reich

(CHESTERLAND)--Scott Miller (Wykoff, NJ/Ramapo) finished ninth with a 110 (37-73) and led Mount Union to a third place finish at the 27-hole John Carroll Pat Flowers Invitational at Fowlers Mill Golf Club in Chesterland, OH.

Justin Lower of Malone won medalist honors with a 101 (31-70) and the Pioneers claimed each of the top four spots to win the team title with a 413.

Tournament host John Carroll was second with a 445, while Mount Union posted a 454 that edged out fourth place Walsh by two strokes in the six team field.

Along with Miller, the Purple Raiders got a 112 (37-75) and 12th place finish from sophomore Colin Broughton (Hartville/Lake), freshman Jon Lieser (Minerva/Minerva) placed 17th with a 114 (37-77), while Steve Guerrieri (Canton/Massilon Jackson) finished in a tie for 24th with a 118 (36-82).

Mount Union will compete next weekend in the OWU/Strimer Invitational in Delaware, Ohio.

John Carroll Pat Flowers Invitational
Fowlers Mill G.C. - Chesterland, OH
First 9 - Par 35, 2989 yards
Next 18 - Par 72, 7025 yards
Price Finishes Third in
Decathlon and Oliver Fourth in 
Heptathlon at Liberty (Va.)
Meet; Both Qualify for
National Meet

By Kevin Ruple
BEREA -  Senior Steve Price (North Olmsted) scored a career-high and NCAA Division III National Meet automatic qualifying 6,718 points to place third the 10-event decathlon and junior Emily Oliver (Waynesburg/ Sandy Valley) scored a career-high and NCAA provisional qualifying 4,130 points to place fourth in the seven-event heptathlon at the 2010 Liberty (Va.) University Invitational Meet today (Saturday, April 3).
North Olmsted Alum Steve Price

Combined, Price and Oliver had 10 career bests, including five each, during the two days of competition. Now both competitors are qualified for the 2010 NCAA Division III National Championship Meet that B-W will host from May 27-29.  See more below.
Sandy Valley alumna Emily Oliver

Price, who placed 12th in the decathlon at last year's NCAA Division III National Championship Meet, shattered his previous career-high of 6,497 points by 211 points en route to his third place finish.  He also had five career-bests.

On the first day, Price was fifth in the 100 meter dash in 11.53 seconds (746 points), third in the long jump with a leap of 22-feet and two and two-quarter inches (757 points), third in the shot put with a throw of 38'1.5" (583 points), tied for first in thehigh jump at 6'4.75" (758 points) and sixth in the 400 meter dash in a career-best time of 52.43 seconds (706 points). Today, Price was sixth in the 1500 meter run in a career-best time of 5:01.98 (548 points), third in the 110 meter high hurdles in a career-best time of 15.56 seconds (783 points), fourth in the pole vault with a career-best vault of 14'3.25" (716 points), third in the discus with a career-best throw of 113'3" (554 points) and third in the javelin with a throw of 159'3" (567 points).

Oliver, who placed 15th in the five-event pentathlon at this winter's NCAA Division III Indoor National Championship Meet, shattered her previous career-best of 3,886 points by 244 points en route to placing fourth.  She also had five career-bests.

On the first day, Oliver was sixth in the 100 meter hurdles with a career-best time of 15.99 seconds (715 points), eighth in the high jump at 4'9" (566 points), sixth in the shot put at 30'8.25" (487 points) and tied for sixth in the 200 meter dash in a career-best time of 27.26 seconds (690 points). Today, she was sixth in the long jump with a career-best leap of 15'7.75" (498 points), fourth in the javelin with a career-best throw of 92'10" (444 points) and first in the 800 meter run with a career-best time of 2:27.11 (730 points).

In addition to Price and Oliver competing at Liberty, the rest of the Yellow Jacket men and women's track and field teams competed today at the 2010 Ohio Athletic Conference East Meet at Marietta College and Don Drumm Stadium. Results were not available at the time of this press release.

Hope Proves to be Lone Hiccup in GLCA Action for Women's Tennis
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Oberlin, Ohio – The Oberlin College women’s tennis team concluded their Great Lakes College Association Tournament play this morning with a match against Hope College. Oberlin finished the weekend 2-1 after dropping today’s match to the Flying Dutchmen.

Hope would earn all three doubles wins. The Dutchmen, who have been excellent through the GLCA’s in doubles play, only lost one (1) doubles match on the weekend.

“Hope is a good team and they really set the tone for the match through their doubles play, they get after you, capitalize on mistakes and don’t give you much hope,” head coach Constantine Ananiadis said following today’s action.

Ariel Lewis continues her strong play in as the Yeowomen’s top hitter. Today she improved to 16-5 on the year and is currently riding a nine (9) match-winning streak. Lewis would easily defeat Hope’s Alyssa Austin in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0.

Oberlin’s Carolyn Ball and Hope’s Daniell Werley battled it out in the No. 3 position. Ball earned a 7-6 (7-4) win in the first set before Werley grabbed the second 6-4 and then proceeded to out hit Ball in the super tiebreaker, winning 10-6.

“I am pleased with the weekend’s results, we played well at times, we hung around and gutted out some wins. To finish 2-1 over the course of two days against quality opponents is good,” commented Ananiadis.

Oberlin (9-7, 1-0 NCAC) concludes their regular season action with four matches against North Coast Athletic Conference schools. The Yeowomen are back in action April 16th when they travel to Granville, Ohio to face Denison University.
Oberlin Concludes Duke Invitational
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Final Results

Durham, N.C. –
 Day two of the Duke Invitational featured many promising performances by the Oberlin College track and field teams.

“We competed very well against stiff competition, consisting mostly of Division I schools,” Head Coach Ray Appenheimer said. “We are looking forward to returning home and to continue to work hard and improve each day.”

Local Lorain, Ohio, native Shawn Chrapczynski spearheaded the Yeomen effort by tying for 15th in the 100-meter dash at 11.11. In double the distance he posted a mark of 22.09 to finish 14th overall. Furthermore, the sophomore cleared 19-09.75 to end in 20th place.

Senior Seth Wimberly checked in six spots back of Chrapczynski in the 200 meters with a timestamp of 22.32. The Covington, Georgia, native also placed 19th in the 400 meters at 49.52.

Josh Gallagher’s heave of 47-00.25 in the shot put was good for 12th place in the 26-man field. He also hurled the discus 151-04 for another 12th-place finish. 

On the women’s end, Marissa Clardy turned in a 25th-place effort in the 400 meters of 59.57.

Christine Moore completed the 3,000 meter steeplechase in 11:41.02 to place 17th overall.

In the high jump, senior Fran Holoman cleared 5-01 to finish in 12th place. 

Oberlin returns to action on April 9 at the Bucknell Open.

Lakewood High alum Tim Kelly 

finishes first in the 1500 and 

second in the 800 in the OAC 

Gold Meet at Marietta

(MARIETTA, OH)--Mount Union's men's track and field team won four events and scored 144 points to win the Ohio Athletic Conference Gold Meet Saturday at Don Drumm Stadium in Marietta, Ohio.

Judd Lutz (Tiffin/Tiffin Columbian) won the discus and had the best throw in the nation with a mark of 173-11.  The senior also improved his NCAA provisional mark with a second place finish in the shot put (53-0).

Sophomore Tim Kelly (Lakewood/Lakewood) and junior Korey Smerk (Middleburg Heights/Midpark) also had first and second place finishes in two different events.  Kelly won the 1500 meters with a time of 4:09.24 and took second in the 800 meters (2:00.22), while Smerk won the 400 meters (50.05) and combined with fellow junior Ben Russell (Columbus/Hilliard Davidson), sophomore Cory Hoover (Alliance/Marlington) and freshman Jon Karmazin (Salem/United) to finish second in the 4x800 meter relay (8:20.55).

Junior Ty Griffin (Massillon/Massillon Perry) grabbed the Raiders other title in the 5000 meters (15:28.17).

The 4x100 relay team (42.39) of Russell, senior Scott Thomas (Salem/West Branch) along with freshmen Charles Pratt (Canton/GlenOak) and Ryan Kohler (Minerva/Minerva) and 4x400 relay team (3:33.35) of Thomas, Pratt, Kohler and sophomore Cody Craker (New Lisbon, WI/New Lisbon) each grabbed second place finishes.

Thomas also placed second in the 100 meters (11.04) and third in the 200 meters (22.82) as the other headline performances of the day.

Mount Union's 144 points was 26 points ahead of second place John Carroll.

The Raiders return home to host the Mount Union Open next Saturday (Apr. 10) at Mount Union Stadium in Alliance.

Mahoney Wins Two Events to 

Lead Mount Union Women's Track 

and Field at OAC Gold Meet

By Lenny Reich

(MARIETTA, OH)--Mount Union freshman Mary Mahoney (Ashtabula/St. John-St. Paul) won two events to lead the Purple Raiders to a second place finish at the Ohio Athletic Conference Gold Meet at Don Drumm Stadium in Marietta.

Mahoney ran to wins in  the 200 meters (25.77) and 400 meters (58.61) and was one of three Purple Raiders to win events as junior Annie Patton (Darlington, PA/Blackhawk) won the javelin with an NCAA provisional mark of 127-11 and senior Aubrey Loy (Canton/Massillon Jackson) won the long jump with an NCAA provisional mark of 18-6.5.

Loy also placed second in the 100 meters (12.89) and placed second in the triple jump (35-8).

Sophomore Aubree Jones (Falconer, NY/Falconer) finished second in the shot put (37-7.25), discus (131-10) and javelin (120-01), while senior Rachel Perry (Westerville/Westerville North) also placed second in the 1500 meters to round out the top performances.
John Carroll Finishes Second To Powerful Malone At 2010 Pat Flowers Invitational; South alumnus Jeff Deal second overall individually behind Northwest alum Justin Lover
Deal at 2010 Pat Flowers Inv
Jeff Deal and the Blue Streaks captured second place at the 2010 Pat Flowers Invitational
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By Chris Wenzler

John Carroll has won its own Pat Flowers Invitational on four occasions through the years, but it was almost assumed that with NAIA power Malone College in the field, it would be hard to make it five.

The Pioneers, ranked #5 in the latest NAIA Coaches poll, did not disappoint in besting the eight-team field in the 27-hole tournament held Friday at Fowler's Mill Golf Course in Chesterland, Ohio. Malone tallied a score of 413 to win the title by over 30 strokes.

Final Results:  Media Combo  /  Team Combo  /  Individual Standings

John Carroll carded a 445 to hold of the rest of the field. Mount Union (454), Walsh (456), Wooster (468), John Carroll "C" (470), John Carroll "B" (481) and Lakeland (486) rounded out the standings.
Northwest alumnus Justin Lover

Justin Lower of Malone was the medalist by shooting a 27-hole score of 101, which equates to six under par. 
A.J. Spalding
Walsh Jesuit alum A.J. Spalding

The Blue Streaks' top finisher was Blake Furgerson, who carded a 1-over 108. He was joined in the top 20 by Ian Bailey (T-12th, 112), Jeff Deal (T-12th, 112), A. J. Spalding (T-12th, 112), Joe Zucker (16th, 113), and Antonio Fernandez (T-19th, 116).

B-W Baseball Team Splits OAC 

Doubleheader at #8 ranked  


By Kevin Ruple

BEREA -- The Baldwin-Wallace College baseball team split an Ohio Athletic Conference doubleheader today (Saturday, April 3, 2010) with rival and eighth-ranked (Collegiate Baseball Division III pollMarietta College at Don Scahly Stadium in Marietta.

The Yellow Jackets won the opener, 14-5, to end an eight-game Marietta win streak and the Pioneers captured the nightcap, 9-5. With its split, the Yellow Jackets are now 6-9 overall and 1-1 in the OAC. With its split, the 8th-ranked Pioneers are now 17-4 overall and 3-1 in the OAC.

A Cuyahoga Falls native nthony Longhitano

In the opener, B-W jumped out to a 5-0 lead with a five-run second inning. Junior catcher John Ulanski (Bay Village) led off with a single, moved to second base via a fielder's choice and to third via a groungout. He scored when sophomore shortstop Anthony Longhitano (Cuyahoga Falls) singled to cener field. Longhitano moved to third base on a single by freshman center fielder Nolan Neuschaefer (Elyria/ Senior), who also moved to second on a throw to third base. Senior second baseman Matt Rollins (Walbridge/ Millbury Lake) then singled both Longhitano and Neuschaefer home and moved to second on the throw to home plate. Then senior designated hitter Scott Nealon (Avon Lake) brought home Rollins with a single. Scott Nealon then scored the fifth and final run of the frame when his twin brother, senior first baseman Chris Nealon (Avon Lake) doubled him home.

After Marietta tied the game at 5-5 with its own five-run frame in the bottom of the third innings, B-W scored three more times in the top of the fourth to take an 8-5 advantage. Longhitano led off with a walk, moved to second when Neuschaefer's sacrifice bunt attempt was throw away for an error and to third when Rollins' sacrifice bunt was mishandled by the Marietta pitcher for another error. Scott Nealon brought Longhitano home with a sacrifice bunt that also advanced Neuschaefer to third and Rollins to second. Neuschaefer then scored on a wild pitch and Rollins moved to third base. After a walk to Chris Nealon and a wild pitch that advanced him to second base, senior 3B Jim Martin (Euclid) laid down a perfect suicide squeeze bunt.

Euclid High alum Jimmy Martin

The Jackets increased their lead to eight run with five more runs in the fifth. Junior RF Ted Cowling (Streetsboro) led off with a walk. After an out, he moved to third via a Longhitano single, and Longhitano to second on a throw to third. Neuschaefer followed with a 2-RBI reiple to right center to make the score 10-5. Rollins then scored Neuschaefer via a sacrifice fly to make it 11-5. Then, after Scott Nealon and Chris Nealon had back-to-back singles, Martin doubled to right center to score both Nealon's for the eight-run lead.

B-W scored its final run in the sixth. After there was one out, freshman LF Brendan Toughey (East Amherst, N.Y./ St. Josephs Collegiaste Institute) singled, moved to third via Longhitano's third hit of the game and scored via a throwing error.

At the plate, Chris Nealon led the way by going four-for-four with a run scored and an RBI. Lonhghitano was three-for-three with three runs scored and an RBI. Neuschaefer and Scott Nealon each had two hits and drove in two runs. Neuschaefer scored three times and Scott Nealon twice. Rollins and Martin led B-W with three RBI each.  On the mound, senior righthander Justin Novak (Strongsville) pitched a complete-game seven innings to improve to 2-1 this season. He allowed eight hits and five runs (five earned) and struck out five Marietta batters and did not walk any. The complete game was his second this season.

In the nightcap, B-W gained a 1-0 lead with a run in the second inning when Martin tripled with one out and scored on a single by senior catcher Matt Bush (Grafton/ Midview) singled him home.
Matt Bush

The lead grew to 5-0 with a four-run third. Longhitano led off with a single and moved to third when Neuschaefer reached  base via a Pioneer error. Longhitano then scored and Neuschaefer moved to third when Rollins doubled to right field. A Scott Nealon groundout then scored Neuschaefer and a Chris Nealon double scored Rollins. Martin followed with the third double of the frame to score Chris Nealon.

That was when Marietta began its comeback and scored nine straight runs to earn the split of the twinbill. The Pioneers scored three times in the bottom of the third, once in the fourth, three more in the fifth and once each in the sixth and eighth to gain the 9-5 victory.

At the plate, Rollins led the way with three hits, including a double, scored one run and had an RBI. In addition, Martin had two hits, including a double and triple, scored one run and drove in another.  On the mound, senior Scott Luthman (Celina) started, pitched the first six innings, allowed 10 hits and eight runs (all earned), struck out two and walked one. He was tagged with the loss to fall to 1-2 overall. Freshman Pat Havens (Twinsburg) pitched the seventh and eighth innings, allowed one base hit (a homerun) and hit a batter.

Following Saturday's twinbill at Marietta, B-W plays at NCAA Division I Cleveland State University on Tuesday, April 6 at 4:00 p.m. at All-Pro Stadium in Avon. The Yellow Jackets next home contest is next Thursday, April 8 when B-W hosts Cleveland cross-town rival Case Western Reserve University at 4:00 p.m. from Heritage Field.

Jackson alumnus Ben Puterbaugh Powers Oberlin to a Split
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By Mike Mancini

Oberlin, Ohio - Oberlin College junior Ben Puterbaugh went 5-for-5 with two doubles, two home runs and three walks to help the Yeomen earn a split with Kenyon College on a windy Saturday afternoon at Dill Field as the Lords took game one 10-4 before OC bounced back with a 9-3 win in the nightcap. 


Puterbaugh, who raised his batting average up to .580 with today’s performance, now has 40 hits on the season and needs just four more to surpass current assistant coach Seth Binder as the school’s single season hits leader. Binder had 43 base hits during the 2006 season. 

In the game-two victory it wasn’t just Puterbaugh who did all of the work as junior Grady Campion arguably turned in the best performance of his career as he tossed six innings and allowed just two runs while scattering eight hits along the way. The southpaw threw 88 pitches, 60 of which went for strikes. 

The Yeomen (12-6, 5-1 NCAC) posted three runs in each of the first two innings. The home half of the first featured Puterbaugh’s first round-tripper and another two-run bomb by Ben Kauder

In the second inning, the Yeomen got two home runs again – well kind off – asBrad Hantler benefited from two Kenyon errors on the same play for a “little league like” inside-the-park home run. However, Puterbaugh would come through with another legitimate two-run shot to right field. 

In the fifth it was Max Phinney who would benefit from the stiff winds that reached up to 45 miles per hour at times as he lifted a ball to right field that soared over the wall for his second home run of the season. 

OC added two more in the sixth on a sac fly by Brandon Cantrill and an intentional first-and-third double steal play that allowed Jason James to score before Puterbaugh was tagged out on the play. 

In game one the Lords (5-10, 2-4 NCAC) scored seven runs over the first three innings and never looked back. 

James got the start on the mound, but was touched up for 10 runs (nine earned) in 4.1 innings. However, he did strike out five and walk just one. Ryan Mouch came out of the pen and pitched a scoreless 2.2 innings as he surrendered just three hits. Out of his 41 pitches, 26 went for strikes. 

Oberlin tried to claw its way back into the game with single tallies in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings, but it was too little too late for the Yeomen.

Yellow Jacket Women Third and 

Men Fourth at OAC East Track 

Meet; Eight Win Individual 

Titles and Two Reset Records

BEREA -- The Baldwin-Wallace College women's track and field team placed third and the men were fourth at the annual Ohio Athletic Conference Split Squad/ OAC East Meet at Don Drumm Stadium on the campus of Marietta College.  This is the third week of spring competition for the Yellow Jackets.

The B-W women scored 140 points to place third and the men had 105 to finish fourth. Both teams would have done markedly better, but senior decathlete Steve Price (North Olmsted) and junior heptathlete Emily Oliver (Waynesburg/ Sandy Valley) did not accompany the teams to Marietta. Instead the duo competed in a multi-event meet at Liberty (Va.) University and each qualified for the 2010NCAA Division III National Championship Meet that will be held at B-W from May 27-29. 
Midpark alumna Christine Perrine

For the women, five individuals and one relay team claimed first place finishes. Senior D'Arcy Hlavin (Berea) placed first in the 800 meter run and led a 1-2-4-6 Yellow Jacket finish. Freshman Sara Rospert (Milan) was first in the 5000 meter run in 18:31.40. Sophomore Kara Kasper (Amherst/ Marion Steele) won the 100 meter hurdles in 15.96 seconds. Freshman Christina Perrine (Middleburg Heights/ Midpark) won the discus with a throw of 134-feet and four inches.
Padua alumna Krysten Kovach

Senior Erin Norton (Lakewood/ Senior) won the hammer with a throw of 138'6" and led a 1-3-4-5-8 finish. And, the 4 x 800 meter relay team of junior Krysten Kovach (North Royalton/ Parma Padua), sophomores Julie Kotesovec (Litchfield/ Medina Buckeye), Judy Patterson (Aliquippa, Pa./ Monaca Center) and freshmanLauren McGaughey (Allison Park, Pa.) won.

For the men, senior All-American shot putter Greg Patrick (Collins/ Western Reserve) and junior All-American discus specialist Kevin Phipps (Pataskala/ Watkins Memorial) led the way in the weight events as each reset a school record in their specialty. Patrick won the shot put with a school-record throw of 55'0.75" to better his own previous best of 54'10" set two weeks ago at theUniversity of North Carolina Charlotte. He also placed second in the hammer with a throw of 157'9" and was fourth in the discus. Phipps won the hammer and led a 1-2-3-4-5-6 finish by the Yellow Jackets with a school-record throw of 193'3" to reset the record by seven inches that he established last week at Cedarville. Phipps also placed second in the discus with a throw of 158'5" and was fifth in the shot put. In addition, senior Jimmy Eberts (North Canton/ Hoover) won the 3000 meter steeplechase in 9:59.14.