A Page -- March 30, 2010


Diamondmen go 5-1, Vermilion's 

Zientarski on tear; Parma's Tony 

Pinzone tops linksmen at Apple 


March 30, 2010

By Andy Barch




THIS WEEK: The Falcons are slated to play a non-conference tilt against John Carroll on Tuesday, March 30, before returning to American Mideast Conference play with a pair of doubleheaders against Walsh over the weekend.


LAST WEEK: Notre Dame went 5-1 last week to push their overall record to 19-6.  The Falcons are one victory away from doubling their win total from the 2009 season.  Notre Damebegan the week with a 12-5 victory over Oberlin, and defeated Mount Union 6-5, in a 15-inning marathon.  The Falcons then took three of four games in a crucial AMC series against Cedarville.  The Falcon pitching staff tossed 27 consecutive scoreless innings from March 25-27.  They began that streak by keeping Mount Union off the board over the final 11 innings of the contest on Wednesday, and tossed back-to-back shutouts on Friday night against Cedarville.  Coming into this week, the Falcons are alone atop the AMC standings, with a 6-2 mark in league play. 


KING OF THE HILL:  Senior Justin Miller (Baltimore, Ohio) tossed a complete game shutout on Friday, March 20, against Cedarville in a 1-0 Falcon victory.  For his efforts, Miller was named AMC Pitcher of the Week.  The 6-foot-2 right-hander struck out 11 batters in the contest against the Yellow Jackets and ran a scoreless-innings streak to 15.  Miller has 19 strikeouts against just three walks over those 15 frames.  For the season, Miller has struck out 42 batters in 33-2/3 innings.

Falcon Closeup 2


GOING STREAKING: Falcon right fielder Patrick Ross (Gahanna, Ohio) went 11-for-22 with four multi-hit games last week.  The freshman leadoff hitter had a 20-game hit streak come to an end in game two of Saturday’s (March 27) doubleheader against Cedarville.  The streak is the longest in program history.  With the big week at the plate, Ross brought his season average up to .427 (38-for-89), which is tops on the team, as is his .514 on-base percentage.


FALCON HURLERS: The Notre Dame pitching staff allowed just 20 runs over 52 innings last week.  Only 14 of those 20 runs were earned, giving the staff an ERA of 2.42.  NDC’s season ERA currently sits at 3.57, which is nearly four points lower than last year’s 7.50 mark.


BRETT IS BACK: Senior Brett Zientarski (Vermilion, Ohio) has gone on a tear since returning to the team after missing a couple of weeks due to injury.  In six games last week, Zientarski went 9-for-24 (.375) and drove in four runs, while scoring three times.  The 6-foot senior has hit safely in eight of his last 10 games, and is batting .392 (20-for-51) on the season. 

Brett Zientarski






THIS WEEK: Notre Dame is slated to play three doubleheaders during the week.  The middle of those three is a twin bill against Lake Erie at home on April 2 (2 p.m.).  On the following day, the Falcons (7-12) are scheduled to open their 2010 AMC slate, with a doubleheader at Shawnee State.


LAST WEEK: The Falcons had a pair of doubleheaders postponed, but both games have been re-scheduled.  The Falcons will make up their doubleheader against Cedarville at home on Thursday, April 8, and they will make up their twin bill against Tiffin on the road, on Friday, April 23. 





THIS WEEK:  The Falcons are idle this week and slated to return to action with their home spring invitational tournament, the NDC Invitational at Mayfield C.C., on April 8.


LAST WEEK:  Notre Dame got the spring portion of its 2009-10 season underway with an eighth-place finish in the Kenyon College Spring Invitational (March 27-28).  The finish came in a field of 10 teams in the two-day invitational over the par-72, 6,946-yard Apple Valley Golf Course in Howard, Ohio. Including NDC, five of those teams were American Mideast Conference squads, perhaps looking to gain some familiarity with the track that will host the 2010 AMC Championship on April 28. … The Falcons’ top performer at Apple Valley was Tony Pinzone (Parma, Ohio), who placed T-16th (75-86--161).


Notre Dame Golf Pinzone

Padua alum Tony Pinzone




THIS WEEK:  NDC continues what is a six-game home stand with a 7 p.m. Korb Field tilt against Converse (S.C.) on Tuesday.  The Falcons will then be off until April 6.

Jill Dixon



LAST WEEK:  Notre Dame (4-4) played its first two games at home this season and dominated two start-up programs (Indiana Tech and Mount St. Joseph), winning by a combined 37-2 margin.  On Saturday, the Blue & White tallied a program-record number of goals in a 23-1 whitewash of Mount St. Joseph. Six players recorded hat-tricks in the blowout victory. … Jill Dixon (Fenwick, Ont.) had a big week for NDC -- the freshman garnered eight goals and three assists in the two games. 





THIS WEEK: The Falcons are idle this week, and aren’t scheduled to hit the links again until Tuesday, April 8, in a match against Grove City (Pa.). at Mayfield C.C.


LAST WEEK: On Monday (March 29), Notre Dame had its spring opener cancelled due to poor course conditions. 





THIS WEEK: The Falcons will welcome Malone to town on Tuesday, March 30. 


LAST WEEK: The Falcons had a tough week, losing a pair of conference matches to Cedarville and Walsh.  Notre Dame was shut out, 9-0, on March 25 in Walsh, and fell, 8-1, on Saturday, March 27, in Cedarville.  Junior Jimmy Goodwin (Willoughby, Ohio) was the only Falcon to score a victory this past week, as he defeated Cedarville’s Bobby Eberhard in two sets, 7-5 and 6-2, to push his record to 5-6 on the season.  As a team, the Falcons are 5-6 on the season and 0-2 in conference play.





THIS WEEK: Notre Dame will head to Canton, Ohio, and participate in the Jack Hazen Open on Saturday, April 3. 


LAST WEEK: The second outdoor event in Notre Dame’s 2010 Track & Field season produced quite a few first place finishers for the Falcons, and one more national qualifier at the Bill Van Horne Invitational. … On the men’s side, Demar Sheffey (Euclid, Ohio) sprinted to a first place finish in the 200-Meter Dash with a time of 22.25 seconds, and finished second in the 400-Meter with a time of 49.44.  …  

Demar Sheffey

Euclid's Demar Sheffey

Tiffany Tucker (Akron, Ohio) stood out for the women, running a 14.93 in the preliminaries of the 100-Meter High Hurdles to qualify for thenational championships. Tucker then ran a 15.27 to win the event.

Tiffany Tucker


Buchtel alumna Tiffany Tucker




DU-MER-MUTH, DU-MER-MUTH!:  From Al Miller to Eric Dummermuth ... to the "Worldwide Leader". One of the top highlights from the 2009-10 NDC Men's Basketball season was aired on ESPN's SportsCenter on Tuesday night, March 23. The play, a sensational ally-oop dunk by Dummermuth on a pass from Miller, was part of SportsCenter's top-10 plays feature.


Amateur Cleveland USBC Bowling Association honor scores through 3/29/10


Format: Bowler, Hometown, Date, Bowling Center


    300 Games

Paul Hartsel, Fairview Park, 3/24, Buckeye Lanes;

Vance Cauley, North Ridgeville, 3/24, Buckeye Lanes;

Mary Anne Mc Clure, Brook Park, 3/25, Cloverleaf Lanes;

Timothy CareyElyria, 3/26, Buckeye Lanes;

Timothy Carey, Elyria, 3/26, Buckeye Lanes 2nd;

Al Frazier Jr., Elyria, 3/26, Freeway Lanes of Parma;

Eric Selzer, Brunswick, 3/26, Cloverleaf Lanes;

Barry Hardoby, Brook Park, 3/29, Buckeye Lanes;

Peter, Dankowski, Valley View, 3/29, Cloverleaf Lanes;

Gregory Peck, Garfield Heights, 3/29, Cloverleaf Lanes;

Rolf Haltrich, Medina, 3/29, Cloverleaf Lanes;



    299 Games

Robert Zadrovac, Parma, 3/19, Red Circle Lanes;

Kurt Latarski, Brook Park, 3/24, Red Circle Lanes;

Mark Pardash, Garfield Heights, 3/26, Buckeye Lanes;

John Loftus, North Olmsted, 3/26, Buckeye Lanes;

Chris Koteles, Broadview Heights, 3/29, Seven Hills Lanes;



    298 Games



    800 Series

Scott Uhlin, Cleveland, 3/4, Fairview Lanes (802);

Allan Shockey, Olmsted Township, 3/24, Buckeye Lanes (801);

Glen Case, Parma, 3/24, Buckeye Lanes (805);

Timothy Carey, Elyria, 3/26, Buckeye Lanes (866);

Al Frazier Jr., Elyria, 3/26, Freeway Lanes of Parma (845);

Paul Ressler, Bedford Heights, 3/28, Cloverleaf Lanes (824);

Howard Stergis, Cleveland, 3/28, Cloverleaf Lanes (801);

Baseball – Walsh at Mount Union Game Scheduled For Tuesday Pushed Back to Wednesday

March 30

By Lenny Reich

(ALLIANCE, OH)—Today’s baseball game featuring Walsh at Mount Union scheduled for 4 pm at 23rd Street Field in Alliance has been pushed back to Wednesday, Mar. 31 at 3:30 pm due to field conditions at Mount Union.


The teams played each other two weeks ago (Mar. 17) when Mount Union scored an 8-5 win in North Canton.  The Purple Raiders are 7-6 on the season, while the Cavaliers are 6-17 overall.

Men's Tennis Drops Two in Florida
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3/30/2010 8:49:18 PM

By Mike Mancini

Orlando, Florida
 – The Oberlin College men’s tennis team took to the courts in sunny Florida for two matches today. In the morning match the Yeomen fell to Hamline University 8-1. Oberlin closed the day’s action squaring off against Cornell College in a match that was rescheduled from a first day rain out in Orlando; the Rams won 6-3.

Doubles action proved to be very exciting and competitive in the first match of the day. The Yeomen’s No. 3 pairing, Sam Towne and Peder Davis, raced out to a lead and held on for an 8-4 win.

Gilmour grad Billy Urban has 

immediate impact on St.  BonnA 

baseball program; freshman third 

baseman starts college career with a 

nine-game hitting streak

March 30, 2010


By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor




Just a freshman, Gilmour alumnus Billy Urban has made an immediate impact upon St. Boneventure’s baseball team.


The rookie from Gates Mills has started 14 of the Bonnies’ 15 games at third base and is ranked fourth on the team in hitting with a .328 batting average. After starting at shortstop for four seasons with the Lancers, Urban was moved to the hot corner by the Bonny coaching staff.


He’s responded quite well to the move, committing only three errors in 45 chances.


He has also made two appearances on the mound in relief, sporting the second best earned run average on the team with a 2.08 mark. In four-plus innings, he has given up only one earned run and also earned a save in one of his two appearances.


Urban started off his college career in fine fashion in the Bonnies’ spring trip in Winter Haven, juxtaposing a nine-game hitting streak at the onset of his college career.

Urban (6) rounding third base


Wasting no time, he got things going against Northeastern in his college debut by stroking a double in his first game as a collegian, driving in two runs in his second game and then firing on all cylinders with a three-hit game in his third outing.


His hitting streak was finally snapped against Niagara after the Bonnies had returned back to the cold of the North.


Within that string in The South, Urban banged out three hits in a 12-inning win over Lehigh.


Since returning, he also had a multiple-hit game in a 12-6 win over Canisius.

Horizon League Network airing 

exclusive NCAA Final Four 


Free site features videos, blogs, 

news & twitter feeds

March 30

By Matt Segal

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Horizon League Network (HorizonLeagueNetwork.tv) will be providing comprehensive coverage of Butler’s participation in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four.  HLN has followed the Bulldogs throughout the 2010 championship airing previews, recaps, in-depth analysis and interviews with players, coaches and media members.


Some of the content on tap for this week will include pep rallies, press conferences, open practices along with daily blogs and video feature stories


The four-year-old site continues to offer free content having served over 106,000 different individuals from 143 countries/territories just in the 2009-10 academic year.


Visit HorizonLeagueNetwork.tv to keep up-to-date on all the happenings surrounding Butler and the NCAA Final Four in Indianapolis.



Final Four content already on HLN:


Butler Punches Final Four Ticket


Bulldogs Return to Campus from Salt Lake


RAM Selected as Butler’s Official Gathering Spot

Trinity alumna Alex Lucak drives 

in four runs to propel Mount 

Union softball gals to win in 

Keystone State

March 30

By Lenny Reich

MEADVILLE, PA)--Junior Alex Lucak (Maple Heights/Trinity) drove in four runs and freshman Rachel McAninch (West Jefferson/West Jefferson) pitched a complete game and allowed only run in a 7-1 victory that salvaged a split at Allegheny (PA) Tuesday in Meadville, PA.  Allegheny won the opener 6-5 in 8 innings.



Lucak drove in two runs in the opener to give her six on the day and a team-best 20 RBI on the season, while McAninch scattered seven hits to improve to 7-0 on the season.




 Yeomen Continue to Win Out West

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3/30/2010 9:28:30 PM

Chandler, Ariz. – The Oberlin College baseball team continues to win – and in different ways – as the Yeomen pounded out a doubleheader sweep of Thomas College, taking game one 13-10 before following with an 8-6 win in the nightcap on Tuesday afternoon in Chandler, Arizona. 

Oberlin, which ran its record to 10-3 overall, has won six out of its last seven games and has registered four twin-bill sweeps on the young season. 



Yeowomen Score Three in the Seventh to Beat Grove City
Julia Chauvin
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3/30/2010 1:32:35 PM
Box scores vs. Elmhurst N/A l Box Score vs. Grove City

Clermont, Florida – The Oberlin College softball team scored three runs with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to upended Grove City College 6-5 on Tuesday morning in Clermont, Florida. OC also fell in its first game of the day to Elmhurst College by an 8-0 count. 

Trailing 3-0 going into the bottom of the sixth, the Yeowomen (2-12) rallied for three runs to tie the game and put the pressure back on the Wolverines. 


Women's Lacrosse Wins in Record-Setting Fashion
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3/30/2010 9:04:42 PM

By Mike Mancini

Decatur, Ga. – An offensive explosion by the Oberlin College women’s lacrosse team guided them to an exciting 24-18 win over Agnes Scott College this afternoon. 

The 24 scores by Oberlin is its largest goal total in game in over a decade. It was first-year sensation Molly Bloom who guided the attack with a North Coast Athletic Conference record of 11 goals. The Sharon, Massachusetts, native also dished out four assists in the game. 


No. 16 Mary Washington Defeats Oberlin Women's Tennis
Ariel Lewis
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3/30/2010 9:18:52 PM

By Mike Mancini

Fredericksburg, Virginia – In non-conference action the Oberlin College women’s tennis team traveled to No. 16 University of Mary Washington during their spring trip in preparation for the Great Lakes College Association Tournament. 

Mary Washington (8-6) proved to be a formidable foe as they defeated the Yeowomen 8-1.

“This was a good effort by the girls in tough, windy conditions. We played really well through doubles, probably our best showing of the year even though we didn’t come away with the results.” said head coach Constantine Ananiadis, “Mary Washington is a good team, very consistent throughout their lineup proving that they are deserving of their national ranking.”

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