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Hamilton (L), Woolf (R)

B-W Women’s Golf Team Defends Title at 

2012 OAC Tourney; to Make Second Straight 

NCAA Tourney Appearance

LOCKBOURNE, OHIO -- The Baldwin-Wallace College women’s golf team carded a second round of 348 strokes today (Sunday, April 29) to finish first and defend its title at the 2012 Ohio Athletic Conference Championship Tournament at the Foxfire Golf Club in Lockbourne (Greater Columbus). That means the Yellow Jackets will make a second straight appearance at the NCAA Division III National Tournament which will be held at Trine University in Angola, Indiana from May 8-11.

The title is B-W’s fourth since the OAC began sponsoring a women’s golf championship in 2000.  B-W won titles in 2000, 2001, last season and this year.

The Yellow Jackets carded rounds of 345 strokes on Saturday and 348 today for a two-day and 36-hole total of 693 strokes on the par-72 and 5,861-yard Foxfire G.C. layout. Otterbein University was second with 703 strokes and the University of Mount Union third at 709.

In team play (each team has five golfers and the top four scores count toward the team total), the Yellow Jackets were led by sophomore Emilee Woolf (Ravenna) as she carded rounds of 80 and 86 for a 166-stroke total to place second individually. Her 80 on the first day was the low round.

Woolf was followed by juniors Rebecca Kapusta (Independence) and Brooke Hamilton (Cleveland/ St. Joseph Academy), who each fired rounds of 86 and 88 for a 174-stroke total; sophomore Miranda Cunningham (Dayton/ Christian), who had rounds of 91 and 87 for a 176-sytroke total; sophomore Rebecca Jones (Hilliard/ Darby), who had rounds of 103 and 87 for a 190-stroke total.

The winner of the OAC Championship Tournament receives the OAC’s automatic berth in the 2012 NCAA Division III National Tournament.

A year ago, the B-W women’s golf team fashioned an 83-18 overall record, won five tournament titles, including the 2011 OAC title, and placed 15th at the NCAA Division III National Tournament.  The Yellow Jackets have advanced to the Division III National Tournament three times during its 12-year existence.

B-W Softball Team Loses OAC Doubleheader at Marietta

BEREA, OHIO --  The Baldwin-Wallace College softball team lost its final Ohio Athletic Conference doubleheader today (Sunday, April 29, 2012) atMarietta College. The Pioneers won the first game, 1-0, and captured the nightcap, 9-1.

With its losses, B-W ends its season at 18-20 overall and 6-12 in the OAC. The Pioneers are 20-18 overall and 8-10 in the OAC.

In the first game, B-W outhit Marietta, 9-2, but the Pioneers scored the lone run of the game with their only two hits in the bottom of the sixth inning to claim the victory. The Marietta leadoff hitter singled, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt and scored on the second and last Pioneer hit off of Yellow Jacket starter Tabitha Murray (Mogadore/ Field).

At the plate, B-W was led by freshman shortstop Brittany Lightel (Tallmadge) and junior rightfielder Alyssa Brown (Hudson) as each had a pair of hits. Both Murray and senior leftfielder Sarah Baker (Mentor/ Lake Catholic) each had doubles. On the mound, Murray pitched all seven innings, allowed two hits, one run (earned), struck out eight Pioneer batters and walked three to fall to 7-8 this season.

In the second game, Marietta jumped out to a 1-0 lead with a run in the bottom of the first inning, broke the game open with five in the third and another in the fourth for a 7-0 advantage. B-W closed to 7-1 with a run in the fifth when sophomore centerfielder Nikki Peskura (Strongsville) singled, moved to second base on a single by sophomore first baseman Kaity Mullen (Avon Lake), to third base via a single by senior second baseman Katie Finley (Vermilion) and scored on a ground out.

At the plate, five Yellow Jackets each had a single. On the mound, Murray started and pitched the first two and two-third innings and suffered the loss to fall to 7-9 overall. Sophomore Justine Wise (New London) threw the final two and two-third innings.

JCU Sweeps 'Berg Softball

TIFFIN, Ohio-John Carroll University swept the Heidelberg University
softball team in an Ohio Athletic Conference doubleheader today at Brecken
Field in University Heights, Ohio.  The Blue Streaks took the first game,
4-2, and the nightcap, 7-5.

JCU (27-13, 12-6 OAC) broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the fifth
innings by rallying for three runs and tacked on an insurance run in the

Heidelberg (16-20, 6-11 OAC) got on the board in the seventh when sophomore
shortstop Erica Huffman (Strongsville) and senior designated hitter Lexie
Pinkelman (Metamora/Evergreen) scored a pair of unearned runs, but the Berg
could not continue the rally and fell, 4-2.

Pinkelman was 3-for-4 at the plate in game one with a double and a run
scored.  Junior second baseman Bridget Moran (Lakewood/Senior) recorded the
Berg's only other hit.

Junior southpaw Ali Sayre (Sylvania/Northview) pitched all 6.0 innings for
Heidelberg and struck out seven while walking four and suffered the loss to
fall to 6-9.

Heather Hurley and Morgan Robinson each were 2-for-3 with a RBI for JCU.

Brittany Danilov hurled a complete game, striking out 10 and surrendering
just four hits.

In game two, the Berg took a 2-1 lead in the second when freshman right
fielder Ashley Kessler (North Olmsted) scoring sophomore left fielder Julie
Okorn (Euclid) on a sacrifice fly to center field and sophomore third
baseman Kelly Martz (Roseville, Mich./Lakeview) scored on an error.

The Blue Streaks tied the game, 2-2, in the bottom half of the frame, but
Heidelberg jumped out to a 5-2 lead on a RBI single by Martz in the third
and two-run homer by senior first baseman Bessie Artino (Bellevue), her
team-high eighth of the season, but the Berg would not be able to move
across the plate for the rest of the game.

JCU rallied for five runs in the fifth and held Heidelberg to one hit over
the sixth and seventh to secure the win.

Martz was 4-for-4 and Lakewood's Bridget Moran was 3-for-4at the plate to lead the Berg.

Huffman and Artino also had a pair of hits.

Pinkelman battled through 6.0 innings and struck out seven batters, but
suffered the loss to fall to 5-7.

Erin Riccardi was 2-for-3 with a double, home run, four RBI and two runs
scored to pace the Blue Streaks.

Trisha Pike pitched the first 3.1 innings, allowing all five runs (three
earned) on nine hits and worked to a no decision.  Danilov closed the final
3.2 innings and struck out four to earn her second win of the day and
improve to 19-5.

The Berg will close the 2012 season tomorrow when it faces The College of
Wooster in a non-conference match at 6 p.m. on Senior Night.

B-W Men’s Golf Team Finishes Sixth at 2012 OAC Tourney

WEST LAFAYETTE, OHIO – The Baldwin-Wallace College men’s golf team carded a final round of 312 strokes today (Sunday, April 29) to finish sixth after three days and 72 holes at the 2012 Ohio Athletic Conference Championship Tournament at the River Greens Golf Course.

The Yellow Jackets carded rounds of 317 on Friday, 314 and 310 on Saturday and 312 today to compile 1,253 total strokes on the par-72 and 6,600-yard River Greens G.C. layout.

In terms of team play for the Yellow Jackets (five golfers make up a team with the top four scores counting toward the team total), junior Stephen Spalding (Stow/ Walsh Jesuit) leads the way and has carded rounds of 81-71-76-73 for a 72-hole total of 228 strokes. He is followed by senior Matt Warren (Copley) with rounds of 78-80-80-77 for a total of 315 strokes, senior Ricky Jaskolski (North Royalton/ Parma Padua Fransiscan) with rounds of 79-78-76-83 for a 316 total, sophomore Augie Ward (Medina/ Walsh Jesuit) with rounds of 79-85-81-81 for a total of 326 strokes and freshman Adam Sanders (Fairview Park/ Fairview) with rounds of 88-87-78-81 for a total of 334 strokes.

Storm Settles For Second Straight Split Against Saginaw Valley St.

PAINESVILLE, OHIO – Lake Erie College (24-20, 19-9 GLIAC) split a pair of contests against Saginaw Valley State University (22-20, 17-11 GLIAC) for the second straight day, taking game one 7-3 and falling late in game two, 6-5.

Lake Erie fell behind early in game one as Saginaw Valley scored three runs on four hits in the top of the second. The Storm went quietly in the first two innings but awoke in the bottom of the third with a two-out rally. Freshman Sean Matthews (Washington, Mich./Warren De La Salle) started the rally off with a one-out single and after a walk by sophomore Reid Rizzo (Cincinnati, Ohio/LaSalle) senior Brayan Cacique (Caracas, Venezuela/John I. Leonard (Fla.)/Lakeland CC) doubled in the pair in with a two-out drive to right center. JuniorPat Kilway (Tallmadge, Ohio/Tallmadge) was hit with the next pitch and it came back to haunt SVSU's Andrew Doyle when Lake Erie senior first baseman Jae Leeworthy (Newton Falls, Ohio/Newton Falls) drilled a three-run homer to center field to take a 5-3 lead.

The Storm added an unearned run in the fourth when senior Nick Lovick (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) led off with a walk and was brought in on a two-out infield single by classmate Matt Toth (Lorain, Ohio/Admiral King). The Green and White made the score 7-3 in the fifth when Leeworthy grounded in Cacique who singled to lead off the inning.

After a rocky start, junior Adam Beach (Vermilion, Ohio/Vermilion), only allowed the second inning runs, working six innings including 1-2-3 efforts in the third and fifth. Beach scattered 10 hits as he pounded the strike thrown, striking out eight batters while not allowing a walk. Junior Doug Fox (Parma, Ohio/Valley Forge), the winning pitcher in game one of the series yesterday, came on to seal the game in a non-save situation in the seventh, allowing one hit.

SVSU had an 11-6 advantage in the hits department in game one, but Lake Erie made the most of its opportunities. Cacique went two-for-three with two runs scored and a pair of RBIs.

In game two, the Cardinals again got out to an early advantage again in the top of the second with two runs, the first on an RBI single and the second off a squeeze bunt.

Again Lake Erie struck in the bottom of the third, this time for three runs. Sophomore Garrett Emiling (Tallmadge, Ohio/Tallmadge) hit a two-run blast to right to tie the game, his first career home run. The inning continued as Matthews singled and was worked around before stealing home after a failed pickoff attempt by the Cardinals.

Lake Erie freshman starter Corey Fox (Vermilion, Ohio/Vermilion) worked 1-2-3 innings in the third and fourth innings and got out of the fifth with a groundball double play.

The Storm added to its lead in the bottom of the fifth, with Cacique roping a two-run homer to left center to give the Storm a 5-2 advantage. The Cardinals answered right back in the top of the sixth as Andy Orr hit a two-run shot to right center to knock Fox from the game.

Lake Erie went to freshman Heath Kelley (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) who worked a scoreless sixth inning setting up Fox to close the game in the seventh. SVSU got a leadoff hit and put a second runner on with a hit by pitch with Lake Erie one strike away from victory. The Cardinals again were down to their final strike when Brandon Schwanz singled to drive in the tying run with the go-ahead run also scoring on the play after a throwing error. The Storm was unable to rally back in the bottom of the seventh, going down in order.

Cacique again had a multi-hit game, going two-for-three with two RBIs and a run scored.

The Storm are back in action for the final time at Braggs Field in 2012 as they host Ohio Dominican University Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. for Senior Day.
Storm Take Home Two Titles At Ashland Open
PAINESVILLE, OHIO – Facing cold temperatures and windy conditions, Lake Erie College competed at the Ashland University Alumni Open Saturday (April 28).

The tough conditions hurt the Storm's chances at setting personal-bests and NCAA qualifying times but they did not harm junior Eric Klucar (Medina, Ohio/Highland) who won the pole vault with a season-best vault of 4.91 meters. The leap set an NCAA provisional qualifying mark for the junior.

Sophomore Jamil Dudley (Massillon, Ohio/Massillon) also joined the winner's circle. Already an NCAA qualifier, Dudley cleared 2.16 meters (7'1") to take home the title in the high jump.

The Lake Erie men had an additional top five finisher in junior Garrett Ondrus (Oregon, Ohio/Clay). Ondrus placed fourth in the 110 meter hurdles in 15.26.

The Storm women had three top five finishes. Senior Alex Ardo (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) placed second in the triple jump at 10.27 m, junior Samantha Smith (Brunswick, Ohio/Brunswick) finished third in the 400-meter dash in a season-best 1:00.85 and freshman Ariana Jorgensen (Ontario, Canada/Henry Carr Secondary) took fifth in the 100-meter dash in 13:30.

This was the last event for the Storm leading up to the GLIAC Championship which begins Wednesday in Allendale, Mich.

B-W Baseball Team Loses OAC Twinbill versus No.1-Ranked 


BEREA, OHIO -- The Baldwin-Wallace College baseball team lost an Ohio Athletic Conference doubleheader today (Sunday, April 29, 2012) against No.1-ranked Marietta College at Heritage Field. The Pioneers won the first game, 7-0, and captured the nightcap, 7-2.

With its losses, the Yellow Jackets are 27-11 overall and 9-7 in the OAC and stand tied for third place. The 27 wins is a single-season school-record.  Marietta is now 30-5 overall and 14-2 in the OAC and in first place with just two games to play in the league.

In the first game, Marietta jumped out to a 4-0 lead with four runs in the top of the first inning, added another in the second and two more in the fifth for a 7-0 advantage.

At the plate, junior first baseman Jay Yost (Bascom/ Hopewell-Loudon) had two of the Yellow Jackets three base hits. On the mound, senior right hander Josh Scott (Strongsville) started and pitched the first four and one-third innings and took the loss to fall to 8-1 overall. He was followed to the mound by sophomore Cory Waite (Willoughby/ South), who finished the fifth inning; senior Bill Bostelman (Marion/ Harding), who tossed a scoreless sixth frame; and junior David Redovian (Fairlawn/ Copley), who pitched a scoreless seventh inning but did walk a batter.

In the second game, B-W grabbed a 1-0 lead in the first inning as junior leftfielder Brendan Toughey (East Amherst, N.Y./ St. Joseph’s Collegiate) singled, move to second base when Yost singled with one out, moved to third base via a wild pitch and scored on a sacrifice fly by freshman RF Kyle Chontos (Pickerington/ North). B-W increased its lead to 2-0 in the second inning as sophomore CF Kory Gillissie (Parma/ Cleveland St. Ignatius) walked, stole second and scored on a base hit by sophomore 2B Brad Gugliotta (Twinsburg). Marietta then tied the game at 2-2 with a pair of runs in the top of the third frame.

The Pioneers broke the game open with three runs in the seventh inning and one each in the eighth and ninth innings.

At the plate, Toughey and Yost led the way as each had a pair of base hits. On the mound, sophomore Jon Capadona started and pitched the first five plus innings and suffered the loss to fall to 4-2 overall. He was followed to the hill by junior Jon Tenley (Wadsworth) and freshman Anthony Alioto Jr. (Mayfield Heights/ Mayfield).

The Yellow Jackets are back in action next Saturday, May 5 when they end the regular season by hosting Otterbein University in an OAC doubleheader at Heritage Field at 1:00 p.m. The four-team 2012 OAC Playoffs are May 10-12 at the site of the regular season champion.