A Page -- March 19, 2012

Yeowomen Take Care of Dallas 

Oberlin, Ohio- The Oberlin College women’s lacrosse team continued their early success on the season as they beat the University of Dallas on Sunday afternoon. The final score of the game was 16-9.

Leading the way for Oberlin was junior Ilyssa Meyer who had a team high four goals. Molly Bloom and Phoebe Hammer each added three goals and an assist for the Yeowomen. Kate Hanick put three in the back of the net on the day. Senior captain Alice Zicht had a goal and two assists on the day.

Oberlin dominated from the opening draw control. After setting up the offensive attack, Bloom was able to score off of a free position shot. The Yeowomen never really looked back as they led the rest of the way. The Yeowomen defense was stellar and only allowed two goals in the first half. They were able to keep Dallas to single digit shots in both halves, and only 16 on the day.

Oberlin had only five turnovers on the day, while Dallas had 16. The Yeowomen also had five free position goals, while Dallas only had one. Dallas did have the advantage in draw controls with a count of 16-10, but the Yeowomen were able to overcome.

Oberlin will be back in action on Tuesday, March 30th when Trine University comes to Oberlin. The game will start at 7 p.m.

Mount Union baseball ends three-game losing streak

ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Mount Union stopped a three-game losing streak with an 8-6 game two victory over Wittenberg Sunday at 23rd Street Field in Alliance.  The Purple Raiders dropped the opener 12-4.

The split leaves Mount Union at 10-5 overall while Wittenberg stands at 11-2 on the season.

Trailing 1-0 in the third inning of the second game, Ian Adair (Norton/Norton) reached on an error and later scored to tie the game on a two-out RBI double from Lee Grosscup (Green/Green).


In the fifth inning the Raiders again got some clutch hitting and took advantage of a Wittenberg error.  

Back-to-back singles from Adair and Jimmy Dobran (Poland/Poland Seminary) started the inning then Grosscup attempted to sacrifice bunt the runners into scoring position when a Tiger error loaded the bases.  

Connor Mathis (Akron/Firestone) would drive in a run on a fielders choice and C.J. Stotler (Pittsburgh, Pa./Plum) would have a two-out, two-run, single to make it a three-run frame and Mount Union led 4-1.

Mount Union would return the favor in the sixth as they committed three errors while Wittenberg's Zach Finke had an RBI double and a sacrifice fly RBI from David Moore helped get four runs across as the Tigers retook the lead 5-4.

The Raiders got back in it in the sixth once again with two outs and another error by Wittenberg sparked a four-run inning with the big hit coming from Mathis with a two-RBI single.

The Tigers brought the tying run to the plate in the seventh but relief pitcher Cory Douglass(Independence/Garfield Heights) shut the door and got his first win of the season.

Mathis and Stotler each drove in three runs to pace the Raiders offense.

Wittenberg had a five-run first inning and scored eight unanwsered runs in a 12-4 win in game one.

Mount Union committed a season-high six errors and its offensive highlight was a three-run home run from Stotler.

Matt Rupert pitched five innings to get the win on the mound for Wittenberg and go to 4-0 on the season.

Zach Carlino (Pittsburgh, Pa./Central Catholic) gave up six earned runs in 1.1 innings to take his first loss on the season. 

Mount Union hosts Denison next Saturday, Mar. 24 at 1 pm in a non-conference doubleheader at 23rd Street Field in Alliance.

Baldwin-Wallace Baseball Team Extends Its 

Win Streak to Eight Games In Sweep Of 

Pitt-Bradford In Non-Conference Doubleheader

PITTSBURGH, PA. -- The Baldwin-Wallace College baseball team swept the University of Pitt-Bradford (Pa.) in a non-conference doubleheader today (Sunday, March 18) by scores of 3-2 in nine innings and 5-3 at La Roche College (Pa.). Yellow Jackets has now won nine of its last 10 games.

With the two victories, B-W improves to 13-2 overall. Pitt-Bradford falls to 12-18.

In the first game, the Panthers jumped out to a two-run advantage in the top of the third inning. The Yellow Jackets then answered with two of their own in the bottom of the fourth inning. The game was scoreless through the seven inning regulations and went into extra innings. With one out in the bottom of the ninth, B-W junior second baseman Jay Yost (Bascom /Hopewell-Loudon) singled to start the rally. Yost then stole second to move into scoring position for junior centerfielder Nolan Neuschaefer (Elyria). Neuschaefer would go down swinging, but sophomore Drew Mahler (Wooster) would come to the plate and hit a single to move Yost to third. Freshman Alex Green (Pickerington/North) would come into pinch run for Mahler. Green would steal second base and Yost would also steal home plate on the throw to second base for the game-winning run.

At the plate, the Yellow Jackets were led by Yost, Neuschaefer, and freshman third baseman Eric Murphy (Brook Park/Midpark). Yost went 2-for-3 with a hit by pitch, two stolen bases, two runs scored, and one run-batted-in. Neuschaefer would go 1-for-4 with a triple in his first game of the year. Murphy went 1-for-3 at the plate with a double, one run scored, and a walk.

On the mound, junior Dave Redovian (Fairlawn/Copley) would go the distance to pick up the win in nine innings. He allowed 2 runs (no earned) on five hits, walking only one batter, and striking out eleven. This was Redovian’s second complete game and fourth win of the season.

In the second game, the Yellow Jackets jumped out to a 2-0 lead after three and a half innings on three hits. Pitt-Bradford then scored one run in the bottom of the third to pull within one run of B-W. The Yellow Jackets then added 3 more runs to extend their lead to 5-1 after five innings. The Panthers tacked on two in the bottom of the sixth to make the outcome closer, but B-W would come out victorious, 5-3.

At the plate, the Yellow Jackets were led by Neuschaefer, senior shortstop Anthony Longhitano (Cuyahoga Falls), and freshman first baseman Kyle Chontos (Pickerington/North). Neuschaefer went two-for-three with two RBI and one stolen base. Longhitano was two-for-four with one run scored, a stolen base, and one RBI. Chontos was one-for-two with one double, two runs scored, two walks, one RBI, and a stolen base.

On the mound, junior Pat Havens (Twinsburg) started and pitched six strong innings, allowing just three runs (three earned). He struck out nine batters while walking three batters to earn his fourth win of the season. Freshman Anthony Alioto Jr. (Mayfield Heights/Mayfield) came in for one scoreless innings of relief work to pick up his first collegiate save.

Baldwin-Wallace College baseball returns to action on Saturday, March 24th, as they travel to Walsh University for a non-conference doubleheader at 1:00 p.m. 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.

Knight Propels Oberlin to a Sunday Sweep of D'Youville

Avon, Ohio – Junior Eric Knight threw a no-hitter in game one and added four hits, six RBI’s and three doubles on the day to lead the Oberlin College baseball team past D’Youville College by the scores of 3-0 and 10-2 on Sunday afternoon at All-Pro Freight Stadium. The nightcap was called with one out in the bottom of the fifth due to rain.

Knight was simply dominant on the mound as he struck out a career-high 10 hitters and induced 10 ground ball outs. Of his 82 pitches, 57 went for strikes. He walked just one hitter and had one error behind him in the field. He becomes the first Oberlin pitcher to throw a no-hitter since Jack Dunn, who did it on May 5, 2007 in 10-0 win against Lake Erie College.

A native of Scottsdale, Arizona, Knight also helped his own cause at the plate going 2-for-3 with two RBI’s in game one. He had a run-producing single in the first that scored Robin Witjes, who also had two hits in the game.

It remained 1-0 until the sixth as D’Youville starter Brent Gibbs was able to keep the Yeomen bats at bay. He finished with nine punch outs, while allowing just five hits.

However, the Yeomen were finally able to get to Gibbs in the sixth as Sean Cohen followed a double from Witjes with a single to center field to score the speedy center fielder. After a passed ball that allowed Cohen to move into scoring position, Knight then came through with a ground-rule double that hopped over the wall in left field.

With the no-hitter on the line in the seventh, Knight was as cool as can be as he struck out the side in order to complete the masterpiece.

In game two the Yeomen jumped on the Spartans early with three runs in the first and two in the second. The big hit in the sequence came courtesy of Knight who had a two-run down the left field line in the second inning.

Senior Jason James earned the win as he worked four innings, fanning six, while allowing five hits and two earned runs. He threw 71 pitches, 50 of which went for strikes as he did not a walk a batter.

After the hot start Oberlin returned to the scoring column in the fourth inning, plating three runs in the inning. A pair of back-to-back doubles by Mike McDonald and Knight scored the first two and rookie Andrew Hutson would later follow with his first-career hit and RBI on a single to center.

Before the rain came, the Yeomen would tack on two more in the bottom fifth thanks to a ground rule double off of the bat of Kevin Verne and an RBI single from Mattie Dedoes.

Verne, McDonald and Knight all had two hits in the game. Verne also scored four times.

The Yeomen will now rest up in preparation for their annual Spring Break Trip to Phoenix, Arizona where they will play 12 games in six days. Their first contest out west will be against Gustavus Adolphus at 4 p.m. EST on March 24.