A Page -- March 10, 2012 -- PM Edition

Walsh Jesuit's Brown and Marsinek garner Pre-Season accolades


Brown named in MaxPreps Top 50 Class of 2013 High School Baseball Players, presented by New Balance; while Marsinek named as Collegiate Baseball Pre Season All American Honorable Mention and ESPN Ohio Pre-Season Player to Watch


March 9, 2012 -- Walsh Jesuit Baseball junior C/RHP Cassidy Brown has been named as a part of MaxPreps Top 50 Class of 2013 High School Baseball Players, presented by New Balance. Ranked by most scouting services as being among the top underclassmen in the nation, the 6’-3”, 200 pound 2013 grad compiled a .406 BA with 4 HR and 31 RBI with a 3-0 record on the mound (1.26 ERA) as a Sophomore starter last year in helping to lead the Warriors to a national ranking, and a 20-3 record. A national caliber recruit, MaxPreps names Brown as the #31-ranked prospect overall in the country in the junior class. Brown was also named the CRBC Player of the Year in 2011. Senior Eastern Michigan recruit Michael Marsinek also has received a great deal of recognition nationally, recently being named a Collegiate Baseball / Louisville Slugger Pre-Season All American Honorable Mention, and an Ohio ESPN Player to Watch. Collegiate Baseball / Louisville Slugger also mentioned Senior SS Anthony Nemer, Senior Ohio Weslyan recruit Drew Miletti, and Senior Slippery Rock recruit CF Graeme Frye as Ohio Players to Watch.


Mount closes out spring trip with a win over Wentworth


LAKELAND, Fla. – Sophomore Zach Carlino (Pittsburgh, Pa./Central Catholic) pitched seven innings of three-hit, shutout ball and helped himself out at the plate with a pair of RBI as the Mount Union baseball team (7-2) defeated Wentworth (Mass.) (7-5), 11-4, at Tenoroc High School.

The game was the final game for both teams of their respective spring trips.

Neither team was able to generate any runs through the first three and a half innings, despite Wentworth having a runner on second base in each of their first four at bats. However, in the home half of the inning, the Purple Raiders scored six times when Carlino drove in a run when he reached on an error and eventually scored on a wild pitch and sophomores Ricky Olasz (West Miffin, Pa./West Mifflin) and Lee Grosscup(Green/Green) each had RBI singles.

Mount Union upped its lead to 8-0 in the sixth inning when sophomore Evan Knott (Canton/GlenOak) had an RBI groundout and Carlino had his second RBI of the day. An inning later, the Raiders took advantage of a Wentworth error with one out by scoring two runs to increase the lead to 10-0.

In the top of the eighth Wentworth scored four times to make it a 10-4 game. Alex Wong led off with a walk and eventually came around to score on a wild pitch, while freshman Jake Mailman delivered a two-run single and senior Kevin McKenzie drove in Mailman with a single of his own.

Mount Union rounded out the scoring with an RBI double off the bat of freshman Anthony Morino(Strongsville/Strongsville) in the bottom of the eighth.

Carlino picked up his first win of the season (1-0) by allowing just three hits and one walk and striking out four batters. Grossup was 3-for-3 with an RBI, while Olasz was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Three other Raiders had two hits apiece.

Adam Farrar took the loss (0-2) as he allowed six runs (two earned) on six hits and struck out six in five innings of work. Ryan DeCotis allowed a pair of runs in the sixth, with Ryan Conrad allowing just one earned run over the final two innings. Mailman paced the offense with a pair of hits.


Mount Union will open the home portion of its schedule Tuesday, March 13 against Allegheny (Pa.) with a non-conference doubleheader starting at 1 pm at 23rd Street Field in Alliance.


Mount Union 11, Wentworth (Mass.) 4 (03/10/12 at Lakeland, Fla.)

Ludgood


Mount's Ludgood earns All American Honors in triple jump


GRINNELL, Iowa -- Mount Union sophomore Sam Ludgood (Webster, N.Y./Webster Schroeder) earned All-American honors with a seventh place finish in the triple jump at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships at Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa.


Ludgood fouled his first two attempts before posting a mark to get into the finals then in the finals put up a mark of 48-0.5 to finish in seventh.


Senior Sean Denard (Naperville, Ill./Naperville North) also competed in the shot put and finished 11th with a mark of 51-11.75.

Two B-W Tracksters Earn All-America Acclaim at NCAA Division III Indoor Championship Meet

GRINNELL, IOWA --  Four Baldwin-Wallace College indoor track and field student-athletes, sophomore heptathlete Brandon Eddy (Cuyahoga Heights) and shot putters in junior Zach Marinucci (Brunswick), senior Leslie Pernell (Springfield/ Central Catholic) and freshman Danielle Torrence (Canton/ South), competed today (Saturday, March 10) on the second and final day of the 2012 NCAA Division III National Track & Field Championship Meet at Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa. Highlighting the day was both Torrence and Eddy earning Division III All-American honors.

In the women’s shot put, Torrence threw a career-best 46-feet and eight inches to place third and finish just 2.75” shy of winning the national title as a freshman. During the last two weeks of the season, Torrence improved her career-best throw in the shot from 40’10.75” to 44’0.25” at last Saturday’s University of Mount Union “Last Chance” Meet to today’s career-best effort.

In addition in the women’s shot put, Pernell placed ninth with a throw of 43’9” and missed earning All-America honors  by one spot.  The top eight competitors in each event earn All-America acclaim.

Eddy, who entered the meet ranked first nationally in the heptathlon, a seven-event and two-day competition, finished fourth as he scored 4,928 points. Today, he ran the 60-meter hurdles in 8.78 seconds, pole vaulted 15’1” and ran the 1000 meters in 3:07.66.  Yesterday, Eddy ran the 60-meter dash in 7.43 seconds, long jumped 20’8.5”, high jumped a career-berst 6’7.5” and threw the shot put 35’8.75”.  He stood third after the first day.

In the men’s shot put, Marinucci narrowly missed earning all-america acclaim as he finished ninth with a throw of 54’2”.

Yesterday and in addition to competing in the first day of the heptathlon, Eddy placed 11th individually in the pole vault with a vault of 15’3.5” and junior thrower Cristina Perrine (Middleburg Heights/ Midpark), who also competed in the discus at the 2011 NCAA Division III Outdoor National Championship Meet, placed ninth in the weight throw with a toss of 54’7.5”. She missed earning Division III All-America accolades by 2.5”.

The B-W track team has completed its indoor season.  The outdoor season began this weekend as a number of men and women competed at the annual Coastal Carolina University Snowbird Invitational Meet in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The Yellow Jackets are back in action next weekend, Friday and Saturday, March 16-17, when they compete at the annual University of North Carolina Charlotte 49er Invitational Meet.

Two B-W Tracksters Earn All-America Acclaim at NCAA 

Division III Indoor Championship Meet

GRINNELL, IOWA --  Four Baldwin-Wallace College indoor track and field Student/Athletes, sophomore heptathlete Brandon Eddy (Cuyahoga Heights) and shot putters in junior Zach Marinucci (Brunswick), senior Leslie Pernell (Springfield/ Central Catholic) and freshman Danielle Torrence (Canton/ South), competed today (Saturday, March 10) on the second and final day of the 2012 NCAA Division III National Track & Field Championship Meet at Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa. Highlighting the day was both Torrence and Eddy earning Division III All-American honors.

In the women’s shot put, Torrence threw a career-best 46-feet and eight inches to place third and finish just 2.75” shy of winning the national title as a freshman. During the last two weeks of the season, Torrence improved her career-best throw in the shot from 40’10.75” to 44’0.25” at last Saturday’s University of Mount Union “Last Chance” Meet to today’s career-best effort.

In addition in the women’s shot put, Pernell placed ninth with a throw of 43’9” and missed earning All-America honors  by one spot.  The top eight competitors in each event earn All-America acclaim.

Eddy, who entered the meet ranked first nationally in the heptathlon, a seven-event and two-day competition, finished fourth as he scored 4,928 points. Today, he ran the 60-meter hurdles in 8.78 seconds, pole vaulted 15’1” and ran the 1000 meters in 3:07.66.  Yesterday, Eddy ran the 60-meter dash in 7.43 seconds, long jumped 20’8.5”, high jumped a career-berst 6’7.5” and threw the shot put 35’8.75”.  He stood third after the first day.

In the men’s shot put, Marinucci narrowly missed earning all-america acclaim as he finished ninth with a throw of 54’2”.

Jurcak Finishes Fifth in 60 Hurdles, Garners First Career All-American Laurel

GRINNELL, Iowa – Case Western Reserve University senior Matthew Jurcak<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/mtrack/2011-12/bios/jurcak%20matthew%20a088> (Olmsted Falls, Ohio/Olmsted Falls) finished fifth in the 60-meter hurdles with his a season-best time of 8.14 seconds on Saturday evening at Charles Benson Bear '39 Recreation and Athletic Center. The fifth-place showing marks the initial All-American laurel of Jurcak's career.

Jurcak, a two-time national qualifier, entered the meet tied for the eighth-fastest time in the nation at 8.19 and sprinted home with a time of 8.20 during Friday's preliminary heat.

Senior Tyler Jackson of Washington University-St. Louis dashed to the national title with the only sub-eight second time in 7.93. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology senior Sutton Coleman finished second in 8.01 while Otterbein University's Austin Curbow, who recorded Friday's quickest time in the prelims, was third crossing the line in 8.05. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater's Mike Judd edged out Jurcak at the line for fourth stopping the clock in 8.13.




  
Grosscup (L), Murzynski (R)


Mount Union nine sweeps Trine


WINTER HAVEN, Fla. --  Mount Union's baseball team got two strong pitching performances in a sweep of Trine (Ind.) Friday in Florida.  The Purple Raiders won the opener 2-1 then game two 4-2.

Senior hurler Beau Smith (Frederick, Md./Frederick) moved to 2-0 on the young season as he tossed a complete game seven hitter and struck out four for Mount Union.  


Sophomore Lee Grosscup (Green/Green) had two hits and he and freshman Derek Frye(Tallmadge/Tallmadge) each drove in a run in a two-run fifth inning that was all the offense the Raiders needed.

In the second game, sophomore Matt Murzynski (Mentor/Lake Catholic) scattered four hits over the first six innings to also move 2-0 and senior Cory Douglass (Independence/Garfield Heights) struck out two in the seventh to pick up his first save of the season for Mount Union.


Grosscup drove in a run on two hits and sophomore Zach Carlino (Pittsburgh, Pa./Central Catholic) also had two hits for the Raiders.


Late Thursday, Mount Union scored an 18-6 over Mt. Aloysius (Pa.) where the Raiders had 12 consecutive hits, one off the NCAA record, in a 12-run sixth inning for the Raiders.


Grosscup drove in four runs on three hits and sophomores C.J. Stotler (Pittsburgh, Pa./Plum) and Evan Knott(Canton/GlenOak) each drove in three runs.


Sophomore Mike Horning (Avon/Avon) got the win on the mound.



B-W Baseball Team Defeats Montclair State (N.J.), 9-2, 


in Final Sprng Trip Game


PORT CHARLOTTE, FLORIDA – The Baldwin-Wallace College baseball team ended its Annual Spring Break Trip at the Snowbird Baseball Classic with a four-game winning streak as the Yellow Jackets defeated Monrtclair State (N.J.) University, 9-2. B-W has now won nine of its last 10 games.

With its win, B-W is now 9-2 overall and had a 7-1 record down south. With its loss, Montclair State is now 2-2 overall.

After Montclair State grabbed a 2-0 lead with a pair of runs in the bottom of the first inning, it was all B-W. The Yellow Jackets scored two runs in the third, one in the fourth, blew the game open with five in the eighth and added another in the ninth.

B-W outhit the Red Hawks, 17-12.

At the plate, the Yellow Jackets were led by senior shortstop Anthony Longhitano (Cuyahoga Falls), freshman first baseman Kyle Chontos (Pickerington/ North) and freshman rightfielder Ethan Briggs (Sarasota, Fla./ Riverview) with three hits each. In addition, junior leftfielder Brendan Toughey (East Amherst, N.Y./ St. Josephs Collegiate) and junior second baseman Jay Yost (Bascom/ Hopewell-Loudon) each had two hits.

Chontos had a double and homerun, scored on run and drove in three others. Longhitano scored once and had to runs batted-in. Briggs led the team with three runs scored and two stolen bases.

On the mound, junior righthander David Redovian (Fairlawn/ Copley) improved to 2-1 as he started, pitched the first six innings, allowed nine base hits, two runs (both earned), struck out four and walked one. He was followed to the mound by sophomore Cory Waite (Willoughby/ South), senior Bill Bostelman (Marion/ Harding) and junior stopper Jon Tenley (Wadsworth) who each pitched a scoreless inning. The trio allowed three hits, struck out one and did not walk a Red Hawk.

B-W returns to action next weekend when they play in the OAC/ AMCC Challenge at V.A. Memorial Stadium in Chillicothe, Ohio. The Yellow Jackets play a doubleheader against LaRoche (Pa.) College on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. and then faces Pitt-Bradford on Sunday with the first game starting at noon. B-W’s first home game is on April 4 against nonleague and cross-town rival Case Western Reserve University at Heritage Field in Berea at 4:00 p.m.

After 11 games, B-W is hitting .379 as a team and outscoring its opposition, 119-32. The top hitter is Chontos at .452 (19-of-42) with 15 runs scored, five doubles, one triple, a homer and 13 RBI. In addition, Longhitano is batting .444 (20-of-45) with 12 runs scored, four doubles and a team-leading 15 RBI and six stolen bases in six attempts.  On the mound, junior righthanded ace Pat Havens (Twinsburg) is 3-0 with a perfect, 0.00 earned run average and 27 strikeouts in 15 innings pitched  for an averae of 16.2 strikeouts per game.



Rocky River's Malave earns All American honors


LaCROSSE, Wis. -- Mount Union seniors Derick Hesson (Dexter City/Caldwell) and Josh Malave (Rocky River/Lutheran West) each earned All-American honors at the 2012 NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.


After dropping his first match in overtime, Hesson came back through the consolation bracket winning five straight matches including pins in the consolation semifinals against George Saliba from York, Pa. -- the same wrester that beat him in the opener -- and in the third place match against Ryan Fank of Wartburg (Iowa).


Hesson is an All-American for a second-straight year after a fifth place finish a year ago and sets a new school-record with 41 wins this season while he finishes his career as the second winningest wrestler at the school with 107 wins. 


Malave won his first match before suffering a close 1-0 loss to Wartburg's Kodie Silvestri in the quarterfinals.  He went in the consolation bracket and went 2-1 including a 5-2 win over Brian Bistis of Cortland State (N.Y.) in the seventh place match.


Malave is the 30th person in Mount Union history to earn All-American honors and finishes his career fourth on the program's all-time wins list with 97 wins.


Junior Riki Reynolds (Marion/Pleasant) in his third-straight national tournament appearance lost in the quarterfinals 10-4 to Nathaniel Giorgio of Coast Guard then just missed All-American honors with a 4-2 loss to Charlie Frankel of Delaware Valley (Pa.) in the consolation bracket.


Seniors Kevin Shadrach (Parma/Parma) at 149 pounds and Andy Jenkins (Stow/Woodridge) at 184 pounds each lost two-straight matches.


B-W Trackster Compete on Second Day of Coastal Carolina 


Meet

MYRTLE BEACH, SOUTH CAROLINA --  A number of Baldwin-Wallace College track and field Student/Athletes competed today (Saturday, March 10, 2012) on the second and final day of the Annual Coastal Carolina University Snowbird Invitational.  The meet includes 47 schools from Division I, II, III, NAIA and the Junior College ranks.

The women were lead by sophomore Victoria Brown (Berlin Heights/ Western Reserve) in the field events, placing tenth in the womens high jump with a height of 5’1”.

For the women’s track events, sophomore Blair Vrcan (Mentor) lead the way finishing seventh with a time of 13:06.56. Senior Julie Kotesovec (Litchfield/Medina Buckeye) finished eighth with 13:13.37, and sophomore Lauren Hutka (North Ridgeville/Midview) finished 10th with a time of 13:37.89. In the women’s 4x400, the team of junior Kaylan Lemon (Canton/Massillon Perry), and sophomores Brooke Hradisky (Aurora), Jamie Clapacs (Willoughby Hills/South), and Nicole Smith (Geneva), finished ninth with a time of 4:11.12.

In the men’s track events, the team of senior Mike Smith (Wintersville/ Indian Creek) and sophomores Shawn Cordes (Litchfield/ Medina Buckeye), Josiah Holt (Elyria/ Midview), and Kevin Johnson (Garfield Heights/St. Ignatius), placed seventh in the 4x100 meter relay with a time of 42.87.  In the 4x100 meter run, the team of four freshman Alex Nagy (Baldwinville, N.Y./Charles W. Baker), Cody Smith (Brunswick), Ryan Weir (Lodi/ Cloverleaf), and Alex Evers (Middlefield/Berkshire) finished seventh with a time of 1:34.47.  In the 10k run, junior Kenneth Janosko (Mentor) finished third with a time of 31:24.23, and senior Zach Szablewski (Tiffin/Calvert) finished ninth with a time of 33:46.68. For the 200 meter dash, senior Mike Smith finished eighth crossing the finish line at 22.23 seconds. In the 3k steeplechase, senior Andrew Beck (Canandaigua, N.Y./Canandaigua Academy) finished fourth with a time of 9:54.38 and sophomore Dusan Vasic (Broadview Heights/Brecksville-Broadview Heights) finished right behind him in fifth crossing the line at 10:08.80.

For the men’s field events, senior Miles Moore (Gettysburg, Pa./Delone Catholic) finished fifth in the shot put posting a distance of 50’11.5”.

Yesterday the women were led by freshman Nicole Christner (Minerva) turned in the best performance as she placed fifth in the long jump with a leap of 16-feet and one and three-quarter inches (16’1.75”).  In the 10,000-meter run, junior Shaina Kovatch (Parma/ Valley Forge) placed sixth in 38:36.59 and senior Judy Patterson (Aliquippa, Pa./ Monaca Center) was ninth in 39:12.47. In the 5,000-meter run, sophomore Hutka placed 16th with a time of 19:50.23 and freshman Diusica Vasic (Brecksville/ Brecksville-Broadview Hts.) placed 21st in 20:54.85. In the javelin throw, sophomore Brown placed 32nd with a toss of 88’7”. In the hammer throw, sophomore Alex Shaw (Pittsburgh, Pa./ Bishop Canevin) placed 39th with a throw of 98’3”.

For the men, Beck placed 18th in the 5,000-meter run in 16:02.86 and freshman Greg Blevins (Mentor) was 19th in 16:03.65.

The Yellow Jackets are back in action next weekend, Friday and Saturday, March 16-17, when they compete at the annual University of North Carolina Charlotte 49er Invitational Meet.Mount Union as a team finished 14th with 25.5 points.


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