A Page -- March 25, 2012

Marissa Cangelosi, headed to Wheeling Jesuit, to lead Gilmour softball team this season

GATES MILLS -- Led by senior third baseman Marissa Cangelosi, Gilmour’s softball team is vying a district title this season with the hopes of going to the regionals and beyond.

Cangelosi has verbally committed to play at Wheeling Jesuit.

"We have a solid veteran infield and our pitching is deeper than it has been in the past," said head coach Jim Galloway, now in his fourth season here. "We will be missing the talents of sophomore centerfielder Kelsey Dugger due to a knee injury. We have two newcomers to the varsity level in the outfield in sophomores Regan O'Brian and Laurel Brown. Both had outstanding JV seasons last year and have looked promising so far in our scrimmages."

The Lancers finished 8-5 last season in an entirely non-conference schedule.

Others figuring into the plans for the Lancers this season are Rachel Staton  (SR,1B), Calla Telzrow (SR, SS), Payton Wright (JR, 2B/P), Patricia Colella (SO, P/OF), Madeline Tuohey (SO, C), Regan O'Brian (SO, OF), Laurel Brown (SO, OF), Hannah Finotti (FR, P), and Michaela Leach  (SO, IF)

Last year, the Lancers really took a hit because of the weather and played what might have been the fewest number of regular season games of any varsity-level team in the state with 10. Gilmour then went 2-1 in the postseason, losing in the District Semifinals. The team is hopeful that this season's weather will not hinder the team's progress like it did last year.

If given the opportunity for a more consistent playing and practice schedule, the team will have the ability to gel quite nicely and could go deeper into playoffs.

Gilmour would like to remind readers about the Third Annual Swing for a Solution event which raises awareness and funds for autism research. The event was developed by Interim Athletic Director Kristy Booher on behalf of softball assistant coach Mandy Hansen's youngest son Michael, now eight-years old, who was diagnosed with the illness as a young child.

 Heading into the third year, the event has raised more than $4,000. This season, Edgewood will be participating with the Lancers and their Swing for a Solution game (weather permitting) will be on April 16 at Gilmour at 4:30 p.m. The Gilmour Middle School softball team, as well as the Gilmour baseball program and St. Ignatius High School are also participating in the event this season. No additional game dates have been set at this time. Any team is welcome to participate whether it is an opponent of Gilmour or not. Just contact Kristy Booher at booherk@gilmour.org for more information.

Taylor Wins Game One, Saves the Second as Spartans Earn Sweep at Denison

GRANVILLE, Ohio – Freshman pitcher Rebecca Taylor<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/sball/2011-12/bios/taylor%20rebecca%208w8k> (Greensburg, Pa./Greater Latrobe) threw a shutout in game one and came on in relief to record her first career save in game two as the Case Western Reserve University softball team swept a doubleheader versus Denison University on Saturday afternoon at DU Softball Field. The Spartans won the opener, 3-0, and the nightcap, 3-1.

Case (10-7 overall) has won four-straight heading into a second-consecutive road doubleheader at Kenyon College tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. With the losses, Denison sees its record dip to 8-8.

Taylor fired seven shutout innings in game one then relieved fellow freshman Christina Hunger<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/sball/2011-12/bios/hunger%20christina%202qwh> (Aurora, Ill./West Aurora) to throw three more shutout frames for the save in game two.

In the opener, the Spartans broke a scoreless tie in the top of the fifth inning when sophomore shortstop Makenzie Lein<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/sball/2011-12/bios/lein%20mackenzie%20x40l> (Petersburg, Mich./Ida) hit a two-run double to left to score sophomore left fielder Katherine Seo<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/sball/2011-12/bios/seo%20katherine%201m62> (Salt Lake City, Utah/Olympus) and freshman second baseman Molly O'Brien<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/sball/2011-12/bios/o-brien%20molly%20x4y7> (Northbrook, Ill./Loyola). Case then added an insurance run in the seventh when senior third baseman Kaeleen Boden<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/sball/2011-12/bios/boden%20kaeleen%20oafc> (Strongsville, Ohio/Holy Name) drew a bases-loaded walk to plate senior first baseman Lauren Wolz<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/sball/2011-12/bios/wolz%20lauren%20c4fu> (Ashburn, Va./Stone Bridge).

Taylor was lights out on the mound, allowing just two hits and two walks with four strikeouts en route to her third career shutout.

At the plate, freshman right fielder Gena Roberts<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/sball/2011-12/bios/roberts%20gena%20ndjd> (Miami, Fla./Palmer-Trinity) was 2-for-2, while Taylor was 2-for-3.

In the nightcap, Case got all of its offense in the first two innings. Sophomore catcher Amy Taylor<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/sball/2011-12/bios/taylor%20amy%2018wv> (Brier, Wash./Inglemoor) hit an RBI single in the first inning, while O'Brien and Lein each drove in runs in the second.

Hunger (2-0) was stellar on the mound for the second game in a row, allowing just one earned run in the fourth while striking out five. Rebecca Taylor allowed just one hit over the final three innings. In 87.2 innings pitched this season, Rebecca Taylor (8-7) has a 2.63 earned run average and 86 strikeouts. Her strikeout total has already surpassed the entire team total (81) from last year.

For the game, Amy Taylor was 2-for-4, while Roberts was 2-for-3 with a run.


B-W Junior All-American Diver Julie Pinter 

Places Fourth in Three-Meter Dive at NCAA 

Division III Championships

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA -- Baldwin-Wallace College junior NCAA Division III All-American diver Julie Pinter (Broadview Hts./ Brecksville-Broadview Hts.) placed fourth tonight (Saturday, March, 24, 2012) in the three-meter diving competition at the Division III National Championship Meet. With her fourth place finish, Pinter earned her sixth All-American honor (three in the one-meter event and three at three meters).

“I am very happy with my fourth place finish and becoming a six-time All-American,” said Pinter, who carries an outstanding 3.8 grade point average in communication disorders and is a candidate for CAPITAL ONE Academic All-America honors. “I have set the goal to become a National Champion and I am going to continue to work hard next year to achieve my goal.”

“I was very thrilled with where Julie finished tonight and I am very proud of the way she competed,” said Yellow Jacket veteran diving coach Tim Croy, who was named NCAA Division III Co-Diving Coach of the Year. “This was Julie’s best and most complete performance at National’s yet.”

Pinter, who owns four of five Yellow Jacket diving records, including both the one and three-meter championship marks, scored 463.65 points that earned her a fourth place finish. The 463.65 points marked Pinter’s most points scored at the NCAA Division III National Meet. As a sophomore in 2011, she finished sixth with 399.80 points and was fifth as a freshman in 2010 with 435.30 points.

On Thursday, Pinter earned her fifth All-American award when she finished as the Div. III national runner-up in the 1-meter event with 448.75 points. That followed a fourth place showing as a sophomore and a seventh place finish as a freshman.

“I love representing B-W and being a part of the school as a Student/Athlete,” said Pinter. “I want to come back next year (to the National Championships) and do just as well.”

Yeowomen Drop Two to Oklahoma Christian

Titusville, Florida- The Oberlin College softball team opened up their 2012 spring break with two losses against tough opponent #21 (NAIA) Oklahoma Christian Eagles. The final scores of the games were 8-0, and 9-1.
Oberlin struggled through the first game, as they only had two hits, and struck out eight times. Kristine Kuchta and Katie Baldonieriwere the only Yeowomen to reach base on a hit. Oklahoma Christian scored a run in the bottom of the first, and then were able to get to starter Katie Pieplow in the third inning where they scored four runs. The Eagles would put up another three in the bottom of the fourth and the game was over in five innings.
The Yeowomen’s bats didn’t fare much better in the second game as they only managed four hits. Their lone run on the day came off the bat of Baldonieri. She hit her first home run of the season in the bottom of the fourth inning, but the score was already 8-0, and Oberlin was not able to have any more scoring chances.
The Yeowomen are back at it tomorrow as they take on Thomas College in a double header. The first game is scheduled to start at 11 a.m.

Mount tennis sweeps Muskies

ALLIANCE, Ohio—The Mount Union men's tennis team won every set on its way to a 9-0 win over Muskingum in the Ohio Athletic Conference opener Saturday afternoon at Whitehill Tennis Courts in Alliance.

The Purple Raiders (7-4) have now earned 9-0 sweeps in their last two matches. 

Brothers Nate Fockler (North Canton/Hoover) and Nick Fockler (North Canton/Hoover) teamed to take first doubles, 8-2, Patrick Yackmack (Mantua/Twinsburg) and Ben Swope (North Huntingdon, Pa./Norwin) won No. 2 doubles, 8-6, and Jeff Looker (Stow/Stow-Munroe Falls) and Zach Nelson (Alliance/Marlington) were victorious in third doubles, 8-3.

In first singles, Nate Fockler defeated Yash Lalwani, 6-0, 6-1. Nick Fockler topped Hunter Huffman, 6-0, 6-0, in No. 2 singles.

Yackmack took third singles, 6-1, 6-3, over Sebastian Werger while Swope beat Ryan Reichley in No. 4 singles, 6-0, 6-3.

Drew LeGendre (Toledo/Bowsher) defeated Derek Reichley, 6-4, 6-2, in No. 4 singles. Looker completed the sweep with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Parker Abraham in sixth singles.

Mount Union (7-4, 1-0) will return to action on Saturday, March 24, when it opens Ohio Athletic Conference play against Muskingum at 1 p.m.

Zach Jaspers

Spring Break Starts With a Split

Chandler, AZ – The Oberlin College baseball team started their spring break trip with a doubleheader split against Gustavus Adolphus on Saturday afternoon at Snedigar Park in Chandler, Arizona. After dropping game one 7-1, the Yeomen bounced back to take game two 8-5.

Oberlin was led by junior Zach Jaspers as he went 5-for-7 on the day with a double and a triple. Rookie Jeff Schweighoffer also went 4-for-6 in the twinbill.

In the nightcap, junior Kevin Swanson got his second win of the season as he scattered six hits, while allowing just two earned runs. Sophomore side-arm specialist Mike McDonald worked the sixth and seventh to earn his first save of the season.

The Gusties scored one in the home-half of the first inning, but Oberlin responded with two of its own in the second. Ben Whitenerstarted the rally with a single up the middle and would later score on Steve DiNanno’s single to the gap in right center. SophomoreEthan Blumenthal provided the second run of the frame with a sac fly to right.

With single tallies and the second and third, Gustavus reclaimed a 3-2 lead, but the Yeomen would respond with another pair of runs in the fifth. Jaspers led off the inning with a triple down the right field line and scored on a sac fly by Sean Cohen. Junior Eric Knight would then follow with his second home run of the season with a shot that sailed over the wall in left center to make it a 4-3 Yeomen advantage.

Oberlin would add an unearned run in the sixth and three in the seventh to put the game away for good. The big play in the seventh was a suicide squeeze bunt by Mattie DeDoes that scored two runs on play. Zach Kisely, who was on second at the time of the pitch, got a huge jump and never stopped running as rounded third and headed for home.

The lid-lifter shaped up to be a pitcher’s duel through five innings as Jason James and Grant Soderberg went toe-to-toe on the bump. Unfortunately, James ended up being the tough-luck loser after working 5.1 innings and allowing just two earned runs.

The Gusties were clinging to a 1-0 lead until the bottom of the fifth inning when the Yeomen manufactured a run to tie the game. A lead-off double Jaspers got things going and he was then sacrificed over to third before scoring on a ground out by Cohen.

Unfortunately things took a turn for the worse in the sixth as the Gusties used four hits and two Oberlin errors to plate six runs in the frame en route to earning the win.

The Yeomen, who matched a season-high with 14 hits in game two, will take on Williams College tomorrow at 12 p.m. MST/3 p.m. EST.

 Mary Snode cards 75 to lead invite

ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Mount Union senior Mary Snode (Alliance/Marlington) carded a three-over-par 75 to lead and has the Purple Raiders in first place after the first day of the Mount Union Spring Women's Golf Invite at Tannenhauf Golf Club in Alliance.

The Purple Raiders posted a team score of 326 which was 13 shots better than second place Otterbein (339), Baldwin-Wallace is in third with a 342 which is one shot better than fourth place Mercyhurst (Pa.) (343).  Capital and John Carroll are tied in fifth with 351 each.

Snode holds a five-stroke lead on Mercyhurst's Andrea Novoa and Capital's Aly McGinnis, who both had 80. 

Freshman Amber Bruno (Struthers/Cardinal Mooney) is tied for fourth with an 81 while sophomore Kelly Slutz(Smithville/Orrville) in 11th with an 84 and senior Megan Zenobi (Novelty/West Geauga) in 13th with an 86 make up the rest of Mount Union's team score.

The event finishes with 18 holes on Sunday starting with a shotgun start at 10 am.



Foley (L), Ondercin (R)

Foley's grand slam leads Storm to win over 


PAINESVILLE, OHIO – Senior catcher Megan Foley (Brunswick, Ohio/Brunswick) went three-for-three in game one but it was her final hit, a game-tying grand slam, which propelled Lake Erie College (4-13, 1-3 GLIAC) to a six-run fifth inning and an 8-5 win over Lake Superior State University (4-7, 1-3 GLIAC) in game one of a GLIAC doubleheader at Kiwanis Recreation Park in Painesville, Ohio. 

Looking for its first GLIAC sweep as a member of the conference, the Storm fell in game two, 5-1.

In game one, sophomore Dawn Ondercin (Sheffield, Ohio/Brookside) held the Lakers hitless through two innings before a walk and a infield hit set the table for a LSSU three run home run to left in the top of the third.  In the bottom of the inning, the Storm got one back as a sophomore Julian Brotzman (Madison, Ohio/Madison) singled and Foley scored after some clever base running by the pair. 

LSSU extended its lead to 5-1 in the fifth as it opened the inning with three straight hits but the Storm threatened to rumble in the bottom of the inning as sophomore Jeniffer Gratz (Richwood, Ohio/North Union) redshirt freshman Maddi Klemp (Akron, Ohio/Coventry) and junior Chelsea Bleck (Lexington, Ky./Henry Clay) all singled to load the bases.  With no outs Foley stepped to the plate and belted a two-strike pitch to left center for the grand slam and Lake Erie's first long ball of the season to tie the score 5-5.  The Storm were not done in the inning as Brotzman singled and senior outfielder Haley Rathge (Edon, Ohio/Napoleon) doubled her to third with one out.  An infield single by senior first baseman Lindsey Pennell (Columbus, Ohio/Westland) loaded the bases and sophomore Fayth Atkins (Holland, Ohio/Springfield) gave Lake Erie a lead it would never relinquish as she drove Brotzman in with an infield single.  Batting for the second time in the frame, Gratz drove in Rathge with a sacrifice fly to give Lake Erie the 7-5 advantage. 

The Storm added an insurance run in the sixth as sophomore Krista Haley (Holland, Ohio/Springfield Holland) drove in Foley.  Ondercin cruised through the last two innings allowing only a single hit as she picked up her third win of the season.

Ondercin (3-5) allowed seven hits and one walk while striking out four in her eighth complete game of the season. 

Foley went three-for-three with a home run, double and a walk with four runs batted in and three runs scored.  Bating 4-7 in the order, Brotzman, Haley, Rathge and Pennell each accounted for a pair of Lake Erie's 15 hits in the contest.   

In game two, Lake Erie senior starter Sam Ronde (Reynoldsburg, Ohio/Reynoldsburg) stranded the bases loaded in the first inning but the Lakers used five hits and an error in the second inning to plate four runs. It would be enough as the Storm stranded the bases loaded in the third before plating their lone run in the fourth on an RBI double by Rathge.  The Lakers added a lone run in the fifth inning, knocking Ronde out of the game in the process.  Lake Erie was unable to overcome the 5-1 deficit as they went down in order in the fifth and sixth.  In the seventh, the Storm threatened with a pair of walks before a ground out ended the game. 

Lake Erie had four hits in the second game with Rathge's double being the only extra base effort.

The Storm close a GLIAC home weekend tomorrow with a doubleheader vs. Northwood University at noon. 

Beach's Arm, Cacique's Clutch Hit Lead Storm to 1-0 Win at 

GV in GLIAC Opener, Lakes Take Game 2 for Split

ALLENDALE, MICH. – Junior RHP Adam Beach (Vermilion, Ohio/Vermilion) outdueled All-American Kyle Schepel and senior Brayan Cacique (Caracas, Venezuela/John I. Leonard/Lakeland C.C.) drove in the only run in a 1-0 victory for the Lake Erie College baseball team at 10th-ranked Grand Valley State University Saturday afternoon (March 24).

The Storm (4-9, 1-1 GLIAC) could not complete the sweep, however, falling 11-1 in the nightcap after the home team scored nine times in the final two innings. 

But the story of the opener was Beach (2-2), who threw his first career complete game to earn his second straight win.  He scattered five hits – four singles and a double – and walked just a pair of walks in his seven innings while striking out five. 

The Lakers (11-5, 1-1 GLIAC) had two runners on base in both the sixth and seventh innings, including on second and third in the last inning, but Beach, who has gone 14 straight innings over his last two starts without allowing a run, got out of the jam each time.

Shepel (4-1), who was attempting to become Grand Valley's career leader in wins, was just as good through the first six innings.  He allowed four hits and walked around five walks with six strikeouts.  But in the final frame, he gave up a pinch-hit single to freshman Aaron Lindgren (Willioughby, Ohio/South) before giving way to reliever Brad Zambron.

After a pair of ground balls moved Lindgren to third, Cacique drilled a single to center for the only run.  It was Cacique's second hit of the game.   

The win was the first for the Storm against a nationally-ranked Division II team.  Lake Erie had been 0-12 in such games, including a 0-5 mark this season. 

In game two, junior Logan Nordquist (Alliance, Ohio/Alliance) held Grand valley to just two runs through the first four innings, but the Lakers got to the Storm bullpen in the fifth, scoring four times to take a 6-0 lead.  The big blow in the frame was a two-run, two-out double by Derrik Strzalkowski.

Nordquist (0-2) allowed just the two runs on six hits in four innings. He did not walk a batter and breezed through the first three innings until Steven Claypool homered down the right field line to end the Lakers' 10-inning drought on the day. 

The Storm got one run in the sixth, with Cacique again driving in a run with a triple to the gap in right center. But that was all the Storm could get off Ryan Gaman (2-2), who allowed just the run on three hits and a walk in six innings.  He struck out four.

The Lakers put things to rest with a five-run sixth, aided by two Lake Erie errors.

No one had more than one hit for Lake Erie in game two.  Steve Anderson had three hits while three other Lakers, including Claypool, had two hits apiece. 

The two teams will close out their four-game series on Sunday, March 25, with a doubleheader at the GVSU Baseball Field beginning at noon.

B-W Women’s Tennis Team Loses to Otterbein, 6-3, in 


WESTERVILLE, OHIO -- The defending Ohio Athletic Conference champion Baldwin-Wallace College women’s tennis team lost its 2012 Ohio Athletic Conference regular season opener to host Otterbein University, 6-3, today (Saturday, March 24, 2012) in Westerville.

With its loss, B-W is now 4-9 overall and 0-1 in the OAC. Otterbein improved to 4-7 overall and 1-0 in the OAC.

Otterbein gained a 2-1 lead in doubles and then won four of six singles matches to claim its fourth victory of the season.

In singles action, sophomore number three player Morgan Baker (Elyria/ Elyria Catholic) won by the scores of 7-5, 2-6 and 6-1, and junior No.4 player Danielle Rueger (Ashland/ Senior) won by the scores of 6-2 and 6-2.

In doubles play, the No.3 duo of Rueger and senior Emily Brown (Vermilion) won by the score of 8-5.

The Yellow Jackets return to Berea and play their first home match on Saturday, March 31 when they host OAC-rival Muskingum University on the “Pop” Collins Courts at 1:00 p.m.

Mount nine sweeps Denison

ALLIANCE, Ohio—Mount Union rallied twice to sweep Denison, 14-5 and 9-4, in a non-conference baseball doubleheader Saturday at 23rd Street Field in Alliance.

The Purple Raiders have now won three games in a row and stand at 12-5 on the season, while Denison is 5-11 on the season.

It did not take long for the Raiders to get on the scoreboard, plating a pair of runs in the first inning of game one. After a well-executed double-steal by sophomores Jimmy Dobran (Poland/Poland Seminary) and Lee Grosscup (Green/Green), C.J. Stotler (Pittsburgh, Pa./Plum) followed with a single that scored Grosscup to go ahead 2-0.

Grosscup tripled to start the third inning and scored on a sac fly by sophomore Connor Mathis(Akron/Firestone) to make it 3-0.

Denison took the lead with four runs on five hits in the top of the fourth. Second baseman Tim Duxbury had a two-out, two-run double in the inning for the Big Red.

Mount Union sent 10 batters to the plate in the bottom portion of the inning, totaling six hits and seven runs to reclaim the lead at 10-4. At one point, eight straight Raiders reached base safely as Grosscup, Mathis, Stotler, and sophomore Evan Knott (Canton/GlenOak) all had an RBI in the inning.

After allowing one run in the top of the fifth inning, Mount Union added two runs in each of the next two innings for the final score.  

Grosscup went 3-for-4 in the opener with an RBI, two runs scored, a triple, and a stolen base. Mathis and Stotler had a pair of RBI apiece for the Raiders.

Senior hurler Beau Smith (Frederick, Md./Frederick) went 4.1 innings to improve to 4-1 on the season. Smith allowed five runs on 10 hits and had three strikeouts. Mike Horning (Avon/Avon) allowed just a single hit in 2.2 innings of relief duty for the Raiders to go along with two strikeouts.

In the second game, it was Denison who struck early with a pair of runs in the first inning. The Big Red started the game with four consecutive singles to take a 2-0 lead before recording an out.

Denison added a run in the third inning and led 3-0 heading into the bottom of the fourth. Dobran led-off the inning with a single and Grosscup reached on an error to start the Raider rally. The duo once again executed a successful double-steal attempt to put two runners in scoring position with nobody out. Stotler singled to score Dobran and a sac fly by sophomore Zach Carlino (Pittsburgh, Pa./Central Catholic) plated Grosscup.

Freshman Derek Frye (Tallmadge/Tallmadge) was hit by a pitch to start the fifth inning. Freshman Sean Mohney (Lodi/Cloverleaf) pinch ran for Frye and worked his way around the bases to third before scoring on a groundout by Dobran to tie the game at the end of five innings.

The first three Raider batters in the bottom of the sixth reached safely to load the bases. Knott then doubled to score a pair of runs. Freshman Justin Jakubik (Strongsville/Strongsville) singled to the pitcher to re-load the bases with zero outs. After a strikeout, sophomore Ricky Olasz (West Mifflin, Pa./West Mifflin) was hit by a pitch and Dobran walked to score two more runs. Mathis singled later in the inning to add two insurance runs.

Dobran, Mathis, and Knott led the way for the Raiders with two RBI each. Nine different Raiders recorded a hit and Mathis was the only player with two hits.

Sophomore Matt Murzynski (Mentor/Lake Catholic) claimed his third victory of the season, pitching six innings in victory. Murzynski struck out four batters while allowing three runs on seven hits. Senior Cory Douglass(Independence/Garfield Heights) pitched the seventh inning and allowed one run.

Mount Union heads to Hiram on Wednesday for a non-conference game at 3:30 pm before starting Ohio Athletic Conference play next Saturday, March 31st at Otterbein.

B-W Golf third after first day at Mount

ALLIANCE, OHIO -- The defending Ohio Athletic Conference champion Baldwin-Wallace College women’s golf team stands in third place today (Saturday, March 24, 2012) after the first day of the University of Mount Union Spring Invitational Tournament at the Tannenhauf Golf Course.  The final day of competition is tomorrow and begins with a 10:00 a.m. “shotgun” start.

B-W had 342 total strokes after day one of the tournament.  University of Mount Union leads with a total of 326 strokes and Otterbein trails in second place with 339 strokes on the par-72, 6,189-yard Tannenhauf layout.

In team play, sophomore Miranda Cunningham (Dayton/Christian) lead the way with a round of 82, with low rounds of 41 on both the front and back nines. This places Cunningham sixth individually.  Sophomore Rebecca Jones (Hillard/Darby) followed Cunningham’s day with an 86, with a low round of 42 on the back nine.  Both juniors Rebecca Kapusta (Independence) and Brooke Hamilton (Cleveland/St. Joseph Academy) both fired an 87.  Rounding out team play, sophomore Sarah Allred (Akron/Green) carded an 88.

Individually, sophomore Emilee Woolf (Ravenna) carded an 81, placing her fourth individually.  Woolf carded an even-par 36 on the front nine, which was the lowest nine-hole total of the day respectively.

The Yellow Jackets are back in action on Friday and Saturday, March 30-31 when they travel to Lockbourne, Ohio to compete at the Capital University Purple & White Invitational Tournament at the Foxfire Golf Club.

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.

Sarah Andrews 

Trio of Hat Tricks Leads Oberlin Past Waynesburg 

Waynesburg, Pa. – The Oberlin College women’s lacrosse team started their six-game road trip in grand fashion, cruising to a 13-3 victory over Waynesburg University on Saturday afternoon.

With the win the Yeowomen continued their torrid start as they ran their record to 5-0 on the young season.

The Oberlin offense was led by a trio of hat tricks. Senior Alice Zicht, sophomore Sarah Andrews and rookie Kate Hanick all scored three goals in the contest. Zicht and Andrews also added an assist each to finish with four points on the day.

Additionally,  Ilyssa MeyerBronwen SchumacherMolly Bloom and Phoebe Hammer all added one score in the victory.

The first Oberlin goal of the game came at the 19:12 mark when Andrews finished off a pass from Bloom. After a Yellow Jackets goal to even things, Oberlin took over from there, scoring the next seven goals to lead 9-1 at the break.

The Yeowomen started the second half with three more scores to make it 10 in a row before Waynesburg could answer, but it was too little too late to threaten any comeback attempt.

Oberlin out-shot the Yellow Jackets 25-10 and won 12 of the game’s 17 draw controls. OC also won the ground ball battle by a 16-12 count.

Madeleine O’Meara played all 60 minutes in the cage and made five saves. Hannah Christiansen also had a fine defensive effort with a team-high four ground balls, two caused turnovers and two draw controls.

The Yeowomen will go right back to work tomorrow afternoon when they take on St. Vincent College. The opening draw is set for 1 p.m.

Carr Seals 5-4 Win as No. 23 Spartan Men Defeat Big Red as Part of Rally for the Cure Event

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Senior co-captain Sean Carr<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/mten/2011-12/bios/carr%20sean%201zfu> (Columbus, Ohio/Upper Arlington) rallied from a set down in the deciding match lifting the No. 23 nationally-ranked Case Western Reserve University men's tennis team to a 5-4 victory versus regionally-ranked Denison University on Saturday afternoon at the Rockefeller Courts. The match was designated as a "Rally for the Cure" event with proceedings going to benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Carr lost the first set by a 6-3 score at No. 2 singles to Denison's Matt McErlean. However, the fourth-year Spartan responded by taking the next two sets by tallies of 7-5 and 6-2 in the deciding set.

The Spartans improve to 11-6 in dual matches this season, including a perfect 4-0 mark at home and 3-3 record against regionally-ranked foes, while Denison suffers its first loss of the season and dips to 7-1.

Case grabbed a 2-1 lead after doubles competition with victories at No. 1 and No. 3. First doubles featured a pair of regionally-ranked duos, and the Spartans' No. 5-ranked duo of sophomore John Healey<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/mten/2011-12/bios/healey%20john%20d4pz> (Columbia, Md./Atholton) and junior Kyle Gerber<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/mten/2011-12/bios/gerber%20kyle%20tl2z> (Columbus, Ohio/St. Charles Preparatory) won by a count of 8-5 over No. 13-ranked Tyler Cempre and McErlean. At. No. 3, senior co-captain Rohan Patel<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/mten/2011-12/bios/patel%20rohan%20hyx1> (Cincinnati, Ohio/Sycamore) and sophomore Eric Klawitter<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/mten/2011-12/bios/klawitter%20eric%20g9jk> (Arlington Heights, Ill./John Hersey) claimed victory by a narrow 8-6 tally.

Pakan Collects Five Hits, but Spartans Fall Twice in Doubleheader at Heidelberg

TIFFIN, Ohio – Junior centerfielder Paul Pakan<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/bsb/2011-12/bios/pakan%20paul%209rv5> (Tallmadge, Ohio/Tallmadge) was a combined 5-for-9 with a homerun, but the Case Western Reserve University baseball team was swept in a doubleheader at regional-rival Heidelberg University on Saturday at Peaceful Valley. The Spartans fell 14-7 in the opener and 7-2 in the nightcap.

The Spartans drop to 12-8 overall, while the Student Princes improve to 10-7. The two squads head to Cleveland for the finale of a three-game weekend series with a nine-inning contest tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. at Nobby's Ballpark.
Paul Pakan 

In game one, the Spartans struck first with two in the top of the opening inning as Pakan hit an RBI triple and came around to score on a sacrifice fly by senior outfielder Sam Alexander<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/bsb/2011-12/bios/alexander%20sam%20j11o> (Alexandria, Va./T.C. Williams). Heidelberg came back with three in its half of the frame thanks to a Spartan error and a triple by Ricardo Lizcano. From there, "The Berg" blew the game open with four runs in the second, two in the third and four more in the fourth. Lizcano highlighted the second with his second RBI triple, while two Case errors in the third and another in the fourth aided the Student Prince surge. The Spartans could only muster single scores in the fourth, seventh and eighth in addition to two in the ninth.

On the mound, senior starter Bradley Potter<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/bsb/2011-12/bios/potter%20bradley%207f86> (Rochester, N.Y./Gates-Chili) saw his string of outstanding starts come to an end. The right-hander lasted just 1.1 and fell to 2-2 for the season.

Freshman Kevin Johnstone<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/bsb/2011-12/bios/johnstone%20kevin%20q7i1> (Placentia, Calif./Valencia) and senior Cory Smith<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/bsb/2011-12/bios/smith%20cory%20howv> (Chagrin Falls, Ohio/Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin) each threw in long-relief, with Smith providing four effective innings with just one earned run on three hits with four strikeouts.

At the plate, Pakan missed hitting for the cycle by just a double. He was 4-for-5 with a triple, his third homer of the season, two RBI and two runs scored. Senior second baseman Bobby Marko<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/bsb/2011-12/bios/marko%20bobby%20yb4t> (Lyndhurst, Ohio/Brush) was also 4-for-5 out of the lead-off spot with an RBI and a run. Senior catcher Peter Zak<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/bsb/2011-12/bios/zak%20peter%2068e6> (Brookline, Mass./Brookline) at  2-for-2 and sophomore right fielder Jordan Dague<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/bsb/2011-12/bios/dague%20jordan%208kld> (Barberton, Ohio/Barberton) at 2-for-5 also turned in multi-hit performances.

In game two, both starting pitchers were lights out until the sixth inning. The Spartans broke a scoreless tie in the top of the sixth when Dague hit a sacrifice fly to plate freshman third baseman Andrew Gronski<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/bsb/2011-12/bios/gronski%20andrew%20x01d> (Hilliard, Ohio/Hilliard Davidson). However, Heidelberg responded with five runs in the bottom of the inning with four hits and an error. Elvin Williams, Eric Monroe and Jordan Martin all drove in runs for "The Berg." The Spartans closed the gap to 5-3 in the eighth when Marko drove home a run on a groundout, but the Student Princes put the game away with two in their half of the inning.