A Page -- March 28, 2010

Vermilion’s Adam Beach, Admiral 

King alumnus Matt Toth right at 

home in Lorain County, leading 

Lake  Erie to win over CSU in The 



March 28, 2010


By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor




AVON – Lake Erie College found All-Pro Freight Stadium here to be a “hitters’ park” as the Storm thundered for 13 hits off four pitchers today in an 19-4 rout of host Cleveland State today.


Both the pitching and hitting came from a pair of Lorain County natives in Admiral King alumnus Matt Toth and Vermilion High  Toth’s fourth-inning home run highlighted a three-run inning that put the Storm ahead for good.

The blast caused CSU coach Kevin Kocks to lift starting pitcher Coty Bates in favor of University School alumnus Pat Shedlock, who retired Amherst’s Ryan Rua, who slammed three home runs yesterday, to end the rally. 


Listen to post-game interview with Matt Toth by clicking and downloading


Beach earned the win on the mound by pitching the first six innings, striking out nine, walking four, allowing five hits and giving up two runs, both earned. Hudson native and Trinity High alumnus Pat Sinko, submarine style deliverer, pitched the final three innings to get the save.


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Beach has now won in his last three starts on the mound.

In addition to the batting spree demonstrated by the LEC hitting contingent, the CSU committee of pitchers did not help matters much by walking Storm 14 batters and hitting three others with pitches.

Trinity's Pat Sinko

The win was the Storm’s school record-tying fifth straight and moved the team above .500 this late into a season for the first time in the program’s nine-year history. 

Toth wound up with four RBIs and two runs scored. Matt Morgan had four hits and drove in three runs in what was not only Lake Erie’s first win against a Division I opponent, but the program’s first game, period, against a foe from NCAA’s top level.

Akron Garfield product Kyle Shaffer had half of CSU’s hits (3) and half of its RBIs (2).

Lake Erie (9-8) added three more runs on three more hits in the fifth inning off “Sheddy” and then three more in the sixth on a three-run homer by Matt Lott off Eastlake native Brandon Cooper.

The Storm took a 2-0 lead in the second on RBI singles by Toth and Mike Morgan.

CSU (4-14) got one back in the bottom of the inning on a double by Chuck Gasti and single by St. Ignatius alum Alex Johnson. Tom Carter’s RBI single in the second tied it for Cleveland State.


The top of the eighth encapsulated the frustration on the day. The Storm scored seven runs on one hit. Seven batters reached on walks and one was hit by pitch.


The Vikings will continue their outreach to Cleveland colleges with their next home game April 6 against Baldwin-Wallace at The Freight. CSU defeated Case Reserve, 12-1, here yesterday.

Coach McGee

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 Men's Golf – Mount Union Second at Muskingum Invite behind Malone

March 28

By Lenny Reich

(ZANESVILLE, OH)--Mount Union's men's golf team carded a 603 (308-295) to place third at the Muskingum Invitational today at Eaglesticks Golf Club in Zanesville, Ohio.

Malone won the event with a 558 (286-272) and the Purple Raiders were best NCAA Division III team at the event edging out third place Otterbein (305-306=611) by eight shots and fourth place Calvin (MI) (317-296=613) by 10 shots. 

Scott Miller (Wykoff, NJ/Ramapo) had a career-best 68 in the second round to finish with a one over par 141 (73-68) to place third which was eight strokes behind medalist Justin Lower of Malone (69-64=133).

Steve Guerrieri (Canton/Massillon Jackson) had a 79-73-152 to finish in a tie for 11th and Cory Mueller (Akron/Green) had a 79-75=154 to place 16th as the other Mount Union top performers.


Jackson alum Steve Guerrieri 

Mount Union will return to action April 10-11 at the Ohio Wesleyan Invitational in Delaware, Ohio.

Muskingum Invitational
EagleSticks G.C. (Zanesville, OH)
6,508 yds - Par 70

Team Scores
1. Malone (286-272=558), 2. Mount Union (308-295=603), 3. Otterbein (305-306=611), 4. Calvin (MI) (317-296=613), 5. Baldwin-Wallace (312-313=625) and Muskingum (315-310=625), 7. Capital (315-311=626), 8. Ohio Northern (325-329=654), 9. Denison (337-326=663).

Top 5 Individuals
1. Justin Lower (Malone) 69-64=133, 2. Richie Schembechler (Malone) 70-66=136, 3. Scott Miller (Mount Union) 73-68=141, 4. Michael Strayer (Malone) 77-69=146, 5. Tyler Light (Malone) 70-78=148 and Ben Kuiper (Calvin) 79-69=148.

Northwest grad Justin Lower, tourney champ

Massillon High grad Richie Schembechler

Mount Union Individuals
3. Scott Miller (73-68=141), T11. Steve Guerrieri (79-73=152), 16. Cory Mueller (79-75=154), T20 Steve Tambascio (77-80=157) and Bryan Bober (81-76=157)*, T28 Vincent Lorenzo (80-79=159) 

B-W Women’s Golf Team Places 

Fifth at Mount Union 

Invitational; Old Brooklyn 

native Brooke Hamilton leads 


March 28

By  Nick Minerd

BEREA -- The Baldwin-Wallace College women’s golf team finished fifth of nine teams on the second and final day (Sunday, March 28) of the 2010 Mount Union College Spring Invitational at Tannenhauf G.C. in Alliance.

The Yellow Jackets battled cold and wet conditions to shoot 400 on the par-72 course.

Walsh University won the team title at 712 strokes and was followed in the top five by Meryhurst (Pa.) College (724), host Mount Union (729), Northwestern (Ohio) College (740) and B-W (788).

Freshman Brooke Hamilton (Cleveland/ St. Joseph Academy) led B-W with a 94 and a two-day total of 185 -- good for 14th overall in the 50-person field.

Brooke Hamilton

Freshman Rebecca Kapusta (Independence) was second at 96 and junior Nicole Carlone (Canton/ St. Thomas Aquinas) carded a 101. Freshman Emily Eighmy (Erie, Pa./ Villa Maria Academy) was fourth for the Yellow Jackets with a 109 and freshman Sarah Terrill (Cuyahoga FallsCuyahoga Valley Christian Academy) shot a 110.

Junior Sam Migalski (Manahawkin, N.J./Southern Regional) competed as an individual and shot 103.

B-W is idle until the Capital University Purple & White Invitational on Friday and Saturday, April 9-10, at Foxfire G.C. in Lockbourne.




Inaugural Ohio Senior College 

Football All Star Game set; 25 

Student/Athletes from Cleveland to 


March 28, 2010


By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor



COLUMBUS -- Twenty-five Cleveland area Student/Athletes will be playing in the Inaugural Ohio College Senior Bowl Football game April 17 in Marv Moorehead Stadium at Upper Arlington High School near Columbus.



Those playing for the North team include safety Joe Cigas (John Carroll/Benedictine/Brooklyn), running back Jemar Lewis (Heidelberg/Bedford), quarterback Dan Whalen (Case Reserve/Willoughby), defensive lineman James Herbert (Mount Union/Nordonia), cornerback Miquel Graham (Akron), quarterback Kurt Rocco, punter Mike Skvor (Malone), Cornerback Danny Sadler (Kent), safety Bobby Bott (Case Reserve/Grafton), Tony Howard (Lake Erie), running back Joe Peters (Malone), defensive end Ken Bevington (John Carroll/Cardinal/Mentor), tight end D.J. Sutca (Case Reserve),  safety Ryan Clokey (B-W), center Mike Nitz (Mount), tack Brett Scarl (B-W/North Olmsted), tackle Caleb Crowl (Mount), guard James Bird (Mount), guard Donte Campbell (Kent), center Nick Ellis (Lake Erie), kicker Alex Steigerwald (Toledo/Benedictine), Humphrey Caswell (Hiram/Brush/South Euclid/),  defensive end Matt Greives (Heidelberg/Huron), linebacker Marcus Council (Ashland/Akron Garfield), defensive lineman Dustin Basch (Ashland/Walsh Jesuit/Walton Hills), offensive lineman John Obery (Wooster/Brush/South Euclid), and tight end Mike Detwiler (Otterbein/Cloverleaf/Westfield Center).

Joe Cigas



Playing for the South are Drew Homyk (Denison/Parma), Conor Reilly (OU/Hudson), and Lamar Hunter (Marietta/Brush).

Lamar Hunter


In addition, Matt D’Orazio, an Avon Lake resident, will be one of the South coaches, along with Hiram’s Barry Wulf.


Sports Time Ohio and Warner Cable will carry the game on TV and the GDM Regional Radio Network will broadcast the game.

Conor Reilly


This is the first OhioCollegeFootball.Com Senior Bowl featuring 90 players from Ohio college's.



Ohio University head football coach Frank Solich will be the keynote speaker at the OhioCollegeFootball.Com Awards Banquet - Friday, April 16.

 There will be eleven NCAA I-A players participating.

B-W Men's Golf 

Team Ties for 

Fifth at 

Muskingum University 

Spring Invitational

March 28

By Nick Minerd

BEREA -- The Baldwin-Wallace College men's golf team finished in a tie for fifth place after the second and final day (Saturday, March 27) of the 2010 Muskingum University Spring Invitational Tournament at Eagle Sticks Golf Course in Zanesville, Ohio.

The Yellow Jackets shot 313 on day two and 625 overall for the tournament.

Malone University won the team title at 558 strokes and was followed in the top five by Mount Union College (603), Otterbein College (611), Calvin (Mich.) College (613), B-W (625) and host Muskingum (625).

On day two, freshman Stephen Spalding (Stow/Walsh Jesuit) led B-W with a six-over par 76. Senior Nick Bryan (Zanesville/ Rosecrans) and sophomore Ricky Jaskolski (North Royalton/Parma PaduaFranciscan) each shot 77 and junior Matt Weiss (Concord/Mentor) rounded out the scoring with an 83. Senior Mike Falk (Strongsville) was fifth for the Jackets with an 84.


Bryan and Jaskolski led B-W for the tournament with identical two-day totals of 156 (79-76).

Competing as individuals, junior Brian Routhieaux (Gibsonia, Pa./Mars Area) shot 78, senior Cory Swaisgood (Fremont/St. Joseph’s Central Catholic) shot 84 and sophomore Kyle Lewis (Riverside, Calif./Riverside Poly) shot 86.

B-W is now idle until Saturday and Sunday, April 10-11, at the Denison University Ted BarclayInvitational at Granville Golf Course in Granville, Ohio.

 Women's Golf – Mount Union Finishes in Third Place at Mount Union Spring Invitational

March 28

By Ryan Fishleigh

(ALLIANCE, OH)-- Mount Union's women's golf team finished in third place at the Mount Union Spring Invitational today at Tannenhauf Golf Course in Alliance.

Sophomore Mary Snode (Alliance/Marlington) finished the weekend tied for second place after posting a first round score of 81 and a second round score of 83, despite a steady rainfall throughout the day.  Mercyhurst's Evann Parker shot a 156 (80-76) on the weekend which was more than enough to earn top individual honors.



Mount Union (365-364=729) trailed Mercyhurst (363-361=724) by five strokes overall while both teams followed Walsh (349-363=712), which won the tournament.

Mount Union Spring Invitational

Tannenhauf G.C. (Alliance, OH)

Team Scores: 1. Walsh (349-363=712), 2. Mercyhurst (363-361=724), 3. Mount Union (365-364=729), 4. Northwestern Ohio (379-361=740), 5. Baldwin Wallace(388-400=788), 6. Columbus State C.C. (394-403=797), 7. Westminster (418-413=831), 8. Hiram (433-416=849), 9. John Carroll (430-446=876)

Top 5 Individuals: 1. Evann Parker (Mercyhrust) 80-76=156, 2. Mary Snode (MTU) 81-83=164, Kristine Khowchareon (Hiram) 82-82=164, 4. Kim Smith (Walsh) 82-88=170, 5. Melissa Finch (NW Ohio) 90-84=174, Ashley Pettibon (JCU) 87-87=174

Mount Union

T2. Mary Snode 81-83=164

12. Megan Zenobi 93-88=181 

T16. Erica Swanger 93-96=189

T26. Alyssa King 101-97=198

28. Meghan McInnes 98-102=200

Baseball – Mount Union Bats Held in Check in Marietta

March 28

By Lenny Reich

(MARIETTA)--Mount Union's baseball team suffered 6-0 and 10-0 Ohio Athletic Conference losses today at No. 10 in the nation Marietta College at Don Schaly 

Stadium in Marietta.

Marietta now stands at 13-3 overall and 2-0 in the OAC, while Mount Union falls to 7-6 overall and 0-2 in the OAC.

The Pioneers got great pitching performances from Mark Williams and Austin Blaski.  Williams tossed a complete game five-hitter in the game one shutout, while Blaski allowed only six hits over eight innings to get the win in game two.

Mount Union hurler Mark Sabatino (Mayfield Hts/Mayfield) had a solid outing in game one as he went the distance and allowed only eight hits, but the lack of offense along with four Raider errors in the field sent him to his first loss of the season (3-1).

Cody Colly (Massillon/Massillon Washington) suffered a similar fate in game two as he struck out four, surrendered four earned runs and gave up eight hits over five innings.  The defense had three errors behind him that resulted in three unearned runs.

Cody Colly

Massillon High alum Cody Colly

At the plate, Matt Tracy (Pittsburgh/Central Catholic) had two of Mount Union's five hits in game one and Greg Ferrell (Uniontown/Green) extended his school-record hitting streak to 21 games.

Charlotte Gibbons

CSU tennis team runs winning 

streak to four matches with

today's double-header win over 

Milwaukee, Case Reserve in River 


March 28, 2010

By Greg Murphy

ROCKY RIVER - The Cleveland State women's tennis team moved back above .500 for the season with a pair of wins today in River Oaks Racquet Club. The Vikings opened the day with a 6-1 victory over league foe Milwaukee and followed that up with a 7-0 triumph over Case Western Reserve.

The wins improved CSU to 11-10 overall this season and ran its win streak to four straight, while the win over UWM kept the Vikings perfect in Horizon League play at 3-0.

"We had two great wins today and have continued to improve each time we take the court this spring," head coach Brian Etzkin said. "Milwaukee is a very good team and can really sneak up on you if you lose focus. But I thought we did a great job of controlling the match and never really let it slip away."

The No. 1 doubles team of Catrine Bjerrehus and Charlotte Gibbons ran their win streak to 10 straight with two more wins today. The duo won 8-4 against Milwaukee and 8-2 against CWRU.

Maria Lazaris and Nicole Janek also won both of their doubles matches at the No. 2 position.

"Getting the doubles point against Milwaukee was a huge boost and really gave us the confidence going into singles," Etzkin said. "And the middle of our order took care of business, getting us to four points."

Bjerrehus (No. 1), Lazaris (No. 2), Gibbons (No. 3), Janek (No. 4) and Liu (No. 6) all won both of their singles matches.

Nicole Janek

Nicole Janek

Gibbons has won five consecutive singles contests, while Lazaris won her 16th and 17th singles matches of the season, tops on the team. 

The Vikings will be back in action with two matches next weekend, beginning with a 1:00 p.m. match at Valparaiso on Saturday (April 3). CSU then heads to UIC for an 11:00 a.m. match on Sunday, April 4.

Cleveland State 6, Milwaukee 1 
Mar 28, 2010 at Rocky River, Ohio (River Oaks Racquet Club)

Singles competition
1. Bjerrehus, Catrine (CSU) def. KASTENHOLZ, Kari (MIL) 3-6, 6-1, 6-1
2. Lazaris, Maria (CSU) def. SCHOEN, Sammi (MIL) 6-1, 6-1
3. Gibbons, Charlotte (CSU) def. GOW, Megan (MIL) 6-1, 6-0
4. Janek, Nicole (CSU) def. FRITZ, Kelly (MIL) 7-5, 6-0
5. SKEMP, Brittany (MIL) def. Bjelan, Sanda (CSU) 6-2, 7-6
6. LU, Mengdi (CSU) def. GANSER, Beth (MIL) 1-6, 6-1, 6-4

Doubles competition
1. BJERREHUS, Catrine/GIBBONS, Charlotte (CSU) def. KASTENHOLZ, Kari/DRVARIC, Kelly (MIL) 8-4
2. JANEK, Nicole/LAZARIS, Maria (CSU) def. SCHOEN, Sammi/SKEMP, Brittany (MIL) 8-2
3. GOW, Megan/SCHONEMAN, Ashley (MIL) def. BJELAN, Sanda/LU, Mengdi (CSU) 8-4

Cleveland State 7, Case Western Reserve 0 
Mar 28, 2010 at Rocky River, Ohio (River Oaks Racquet Club)

Singles competition
1. Bjerrehus, Catrine (CSU) def. LEWIS, Samantha (CWR) 6-0, 6-1
2. Lazaris, Maria (CSU) def. LIM, Erika (CWR) 6-3, 6-0
3. Gibbons, Charlotte (CSU) def. PHAM, Emily (CWR) 6-2, 6-3
4. Janek, Nicole (CSU) def. EVERS, Kathleen (CWR) 6-2, 6-0
5. Bjelan, Sanda (CSU) def. CHAMBERS, Cheyenne (CWR) 6-1, 6-1
6. LU, Mengdi (CSU) def. BOWEN, Corey (CWR) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. BJERREHUS, Catrine/GIBBONS, Charlotte (CSU) def. LIM, Erika/PHAM, Emily (CWR) 8-2
2. LAZARIS, Maria/JANEK, Nicole (CSU) def. LEWIS, Samantha/EVERS, Kathleen (CWR) 8-3
3. BJELAN, Sanda/LU, Mengdi (CSU) def. CHAMBERS, Cheyenne/BOWEN, Corey (CWR) 8-2