A Page -- March 17, 2012


B-W Finishes First Day of the Annual 

University of North Carolina Charlotte 49er 

Invitational Meet

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA --  Baldwin-Wallace College men’s and women’s track and field teams competed today (Friday, March 16, 2012) on the first day of the annual University of North Carolina Charlotte 49er Invitational Meet. The meet includes schools from Division I, II, III, NAIA and the Junior College ranks.

For the men, junior Ken Janosko (Mentor) finished seventh in the men’s 5,000 meter run and set a personal record with a time of 14:59.77. In addition, junior Mitch Supan (Medina/ Walsh Jesuit) finished seventh in the hammer throw with a toss of 53.51 meters. Junior Jake Buckey (Geneva) finished 11th in the hammer throw and javalin with tosses of  49.37 meters and 48.94 meters respectively. Also for B-W, sophomore Brandon Eddy (Cuyahoga Hieghts) finished 12th in the javalin with a throw of 48.92 meters.

For the women, junior Cristina Perrine (Middleburg Heights/ Midpark) placed fourth in the discus with a throw of 42.57 meters and finished 17th in the hammer throw with a toss of 41.34 meters. In addition, senior Leslie Pernell (Sprinfield/ Catholic Central) placed fifth in the hammer throw with a toss of 47.61 meters, and ninth in the discus with a toss of 39.47 meters.

The team is back in action tomorrow (Saturday, March 17, 2012) for day two of the annual University of North Carolina Charlotte 49er Invitational Meet.

Following the UNC-Charlotte Meet, the Yellow Jackets will be back in action March 31, when they compete in the Ohio Athletic Conference Split Meet (East) at John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio.

Lake Erie Gets First Win Over St. Francis To Close Florida 


KISSIMMEE, FLA – Lake Erie College (1-8) did not come up empty handed as it won the closing game of its Spring Break trip, 4-2, over St. Francis University at the Rebel Spring Games in Kissimmee, Fla.  Earlier in the day, the Storm fell to Missouri Baptist, 12-4 in six innings. 

Against St. Francis, sophomore Dawn Ondercin (Sheffield, Ohio/Brookside) worked out of first inning jam and settled in as each team stranded three runners in the first three innings with the game remaining scoreless.  Lake Erie finally broke through in the top of the fourth for three runs as Sophomores Juliana Brotzman(Madison, Ohio/Madison), Jeniffer Gratz (Richwood, Ohio/North Union) and Krista Haley (Holland, Ohio/Springfield Holland) all singled to load the bases.  Senior first baseman Lindsey Pennell (Columbus, Ohio/Westland) singled to right field to drive in Brotzman and Gratz and redshirt freshman shortstop Maddi Klemp (Akron, Ohio/Coventry) added an infield single to bring in Haley. 

The Cougers finally got on the board in the fifth inning as they capitalized on a leadoff double but senior center fielder Haley Rathge (Edon, Ohio/Napoleon) got the run back in the sixth inning with a two out single to drive in Haley. 

Missouri Baptist answered back with a run in the bottom of the sixth to get within 4-2.  In the seventh, the Cougars brought the tying run to the plate with one out but Ondercin shut the door. 

Ondercin worked the complete game to pick up her first win of the season.  She allowed six hits and a pair of walks while striking out four. 

Klemp went three-for-four in the game with Gratz and Pennell each adding a pair of hits. 

Against Missouri Baptist,, Lake Erie fell behind early giving up four runs in the top of the first.  The Storm scored one in the bottom of the inning when senior MeganFoley (Brunswick, Ohio/Brunswick) drove in Klemp.  It was the Storm's last scoring until the sixth inning as they gave up three runs in the fourth and five in the sixth to fall behind 12-1.  In the sixth, Lake Erie scored three runs as senior third baseman Ali Heming (Cincinnati, Ohio/Turpin) doubled in a run with the Storm's first extra base hit of the year.  Pennell also drove in a run in the inning. 

Foley was three-for-three in game one with a run scored and a RBI.   

Lake Erie kicks off the Northern part of its schedule Tuesday before playing four home doubleheaders this week. 

Yeowomen de-claw Polar Bears

Oberlin, Ohio - The Oberlin College women's tennis team proved themselves deserving of their most recent Intercollegiate Tennis Association's regional ranking by defeating Ohio Northern University this afternoon, 8-1   The Yeowomen are currently ranked 11th in the central region poll.

The Yeowomen jumped in front of Ohio Northern, ranked 22nd in the region, early in the match sweeping doubles action. 

The Yeowomen were led by seniors Carolyn Ball and Ariel Lewis as they soundly defeated the Polar Bears' Brittany Miller and Kristin Cellentani, 8-2.  An early 3-2 score line would be the closest the Bears would get as the OC duo turned up the pressure resulting in the Yeowomen rattling off five straight wins behind strong serving, smart net play and tough baseline shots.

Oberlin's top pairing of Finley Gates and Grace Porter built an early 3-0 lead then stretched their margin to 7-3 before Ohio Northern's Michelle Tuma and Christie Gales won three straight games taking the score line to 7-6 in favor of the Yeowomen.  The strong, consistant serving of Gates allowed the Oberlin duo to take the final game winning the top spot match 8-6.

Hitting in the third position Preeya Shah and Brenna Sheldon looked like their afternoon outing would be an easy affair building a 6-1 lead.  ONU's Carly Olmstead and Lauren Rife had other ideas and made the Oberlin pairing work for the win as the Polar Bears regrouped to win five of the next six games.  At 7-6 OC's No. 3 partnership found the winning shots to break serve and win the match 8-6.   

"This was a good match today against a good team.  They made us earn this one, we competed well and made the appropriate adjustments.  This was a good win that gets us back on the winning track, commented head coach Constantine Ananiadis.

In singles action the Yeowomen continued their fine showing by winning five of six positions.  In the top spot Lewis, currently ranked 7th in the region, easily defeated Tuma in straight sets 6-1, 6-0.

Oberlin clinched the match with Porter's win at No. 4.  She dealt Gales her second loss of the day after winning 6-3, 6-4.

At No. 3 Gates dismissed ONU's Olmstead 6-2, 6-4.  Hitting at No. 5 Shah earned her third win in a row.  After battling it out with Kelsi Wurm 7-6 (7-5) in the first set, Shah turn in a fine second set winning 6-2.

Oberlin's Sheldon and the Polar Bears' Miller finished just before dark.  Sheldon had to fight off a solid comeback effort but managed to down her opponent 6-2, 7-6 (7-5).

Oberlin (6-5) has a quick recovery period as they are back on the courts for two matches tomorrow.  The Yeowomen take on Walsh University at 9 a.m. and then John Carroll University at 4 p.m.

Big Day for Dudley & Postwaite Who Open Outdoor Season 

with National Marks

WINSTOM-SALEM, N.C. – Sophomore All-American Jamil Dudley (Massillon, Ohio/Massillon) shook off a disappointing fifth-place finish at last week's indoor national meet with a spectacular start to the outdoor season Friday (March 16) on the first day of the Wake Forest Open. 

Dudley won the high jump by clearing 7' 4 ½", automatically qualifying him for the NCAA Division II Outdoor Championships and provisionally qualifying him for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials later this summer.  The 2011 U.S. Junior national champion cleared the 2.25 meter mark on his second attempt to best runner-up Darius Purcell of Appalachian State University (2.22). 

His jump was also a stadium record at Wake Forest's Kenter Stadium and is just .03 meters (1.18 inches) away from the US Trial automatic mark.

Dudley wasn't the only jumper with a big day. Freshman Joe Postwaite (Rochester, N.Y./Gates Chili) went 48' 9" (14.86 meters) in the triple jump to set a school record and provisionally qualify him for the national meet.  He also qualified for the 2012 USA Junior Outdoor Championships June 15-17 in Bloomington, Ind.

On the track, junior Greg Gerber (Fremont, Ohio/Clyde)  set a school record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, placing eighth with a time of 9:46.91.  Sophomore Nick Green (Wapakoneta, Ohio/Wapakoneta) also set a school record in the shot put with a throw of 46' 11 ¾" (14.32 meters)

For the Storm women, sophomore Taylor Williams (Akron, Ohio/Archbishop Hoban) set a school record in the hammer throw with a toss of 132' 1" (40.25 meters), which placed her sixth in the event.  Freshman Ariana Jorgensen (Etobicoke, Ontario/Father Henry Carr Secondary) earned a spot in Saturday's 100-meter hurdles finals, recording a time of 14.90 seconds to qualify second in her heat and 13th overall.

The action continues at Wake Forest for the Storm on Saturday, March 17, beginning at 9:30 a.m.