B Page -- March 30, 2010



It was the third split in a row for the Purple Raiders, who finish their non-conference schedule at 12-8 overall, while Allegheny is 8-6 on the season.

In the opener, Mount Union plated a run in the first inning on an RBI single from Jill Rader (Ashland/Ashland), Allegheny scored a pair of runs in the second to take a 2-1 lead and the Raiders tied the game with as Lucak forced in a run on a fielders choice.

Allegheny would retake the lead with a pair of runs in the fourth and single run in the fifth to take a 5-2 lead.

The Raiders would rally again with two runs in the sixth as Meghan Simons (Minerva/Minerva) drove in a run with a double then later came around to score on a wild pitch and tie things up on an RBI triple from Lucak in the seventh.
Meghan Simmons

Sara Doan would finally win the game for Allegheny with a two-out RBI single in the bottom of the eighth.

Mount Union used the long ball in game two as Mara Palombaro (Boardman/Cardinal Mooney) broke open a scoreless game in the fourth with a two-run homer to make it 2-0.

Lucak hit a two-run shot of her own and Anna Horning (Cuyahoga Falls/Woodridge) had a RBI single in a three-run fifth to extend the lead to 5-0.

Lucak finished her day with a two-RBI double in the seventh to finish the scoring for the Raiders.

All of this was more than enough for McAninch, whose only blemish was a two-out RBI in the sixth to plate a single run as he struck out seven to stay perfect on the season.

Mount Union opens Ohio Athletic Conference play tomorrow at 3:30 pm at Heidelberg in Tiffin, Ohio.

Allegheny (PA) 6, Mount Union 5 (Mar 30, 2010 at Meadville, Pa.) (Game 1)
Mount Union......... 101 002 10 -  5  9  1      (11-8)
Allegheny (PA)...... 020 210 01 -  6 13  3      (7-5)
Pitchers: Mount Union - Bre Willis and Mara Palombaro. Allegheny (PA) - Rung and Gowanlock.
Win-Rung(4-1)  Loss-Bre Willis(4-5)  T-1:40  A-86
HR ALL - Appleby 2.

Mount Union 7, Allegheny (PA) 1 (Mar 30, 2010 at Meadville, Pa.) (Game 2)
Mount Union......... 000 230 2 -  7  8  1      (12-8)
Allegheny (PA)...... 000 001 0 -  1  7  3      (7-6)
Pitchers: Mount Union - Rachel McAninch and Mara Palombaro. Allegheny (PA) - Downey and
Win-Rachel McAninch(7-0)  Loss-Downey(2-4)  T-1:46  A-86
HR MTU - Alex Lucak; Mara Palombaro.

Oberlin Softball Continued from A Page

Grove City did answer back with two tallies of its own in the top half of the inning, but Oberlin responded by claiming its second last-at-bat win in as many days. 

Sophomore Kristine Kuchta got the two-out rally started with a single and came around to score on Kristen Dix’s single to the gap. Rookie Brittany Dawson, who represented the winning run, sent Dix plateward with a single of her own and wound up on third thanks to a two-base error by the Wolverines. 

With the game now tied, it was senior leader Julia Chauvin who provided the walk-off win with a single up the middle which allowed Dawson to cruise in from third base. 

In addition to scoring the game-winning run, Dawson was also vultured the win on the mound – the first of her collegiate career. 

Oberlin will take tomorrow off before returning to action on Thursday against Loras and Manchester. 

Oberlin Men's Tennis Continued from A Page

In the top spot, OC’s Ben Godlove and Eliot Heaton, were in a tightly contested match. Hamline’s David Croonquist and Robert Becker edged out the win in a tiebreak, 9-8 (7-4).

Ben Godlove

Oberlin’s No. 2 partnership of Ben Turchin and Joe Leffler found themselves out in front of Bernard Mitambo and Kyle Helgemoe but let a few points drop to the Pipers and ended up 
 on the wrong side of a 9-8 (7-5) scoreline.

“This afternoon’s match was our fourth in two days, we are beginning to put some things together and figuring out that we can compete and are learning how to support each other during match play,” commented head coach Adam Shoemaker.

Godlove and Heaton put in another solid effort in the top doubles slot as they defeated Cornell’s Bronson Brassel and Neal Klauer, 8-6.

Oberlin earned singles wins at the No. 1 and No. 4 slots. Godlove proved to be too much for Brassel. After dropping the first set 7-5 Godlove grabbed a 6-4 second set win and took the super tiebreaker 10-8.


Heaton earned a straight set win over Kristofer Anderson (6-4, 7-5), he and Godlove were double winners in the match against the Rams.

Oberlin will conclude their spring break trip with a match against St. Thomas University (MN) on April 2nd at 9 a.m. before returning home. Oberlin will begin North Coast Athletic Conference action April 6th when they visit The College of Wooster.
Oberlin Baseball Continued from A Page

“We are playing loose and with a great attitude,” Head Coach Eric Lahetta said. “Everyone has confidence in one another that they can do the job we need them to do no matter what the situation.”
Head Coach Eric Lahetta

In game one junior Brandon Cantrill was able to break out of a mini slump by going 3-for-4 with three runs scored. The Collins, Ohio, native also worked the final 2.1 innings to lockdown his first of two saves on the day. 


Toledo product Ben Kauder continued his torrid tear at the plate as he was 2-for-3 with a double, triple, RBI and four runs scored. Rookie Zach Jaspers was also 3-for-5 in the game. 


OC scored three times in the third and four in the fourth to lead 7-2. The Terriers would battle back to make it 10-8 in the fifth, but the Yeomen offense would not let up and Cantrill shut the door to preserve the win. 

Oberlin used a five-run fifth inning to prevail in game two. The frame featured a triple by Kauder and a gratuitous two-run home run by Max Phinney
Jackson grad Ben Puterbaug

Ben Puterbaugh and Phil Brua joined Kauder and Phinney as those who had a pair of hits in the game.

Cantrill came out of the pen to work the final 1.2 innings and recorded three of his five outs via the strikeout. 

The Yeomen will have a chance to match or surpass the school-record winning streak of six games in a row when they take on Gustavus Aldophus tomorrow in doubleheader action. The first pitch is set for 3 p.m. EST.

Molly Bloom

Oberlin LAX Continued from A Page

Fellow rookie Grace Amber continued to impress as she and sophomore Alice Zicht each found the back of the cage five times as well. 

“This was just a great game all the way around,” Head Coach Deb Ranierisaid. “We played with a lot of composure and great flow on offense. We also made some key defensive plays when we had to.”

Oberlin (3-2) fell behind 3-0 before Amanda Travers put the Yeowomen on the board 3:36 into the game. A seesaw battle continued throughout the first half, but the Yeowomen grabbed a 14-12 lead at the break.


The Yewomen would extend their cushion to 20-14 with 21 minutes remaining and would fight off a mini 3-0 spurt by the Scotties who would get no closer than three the rest of the way. 

Rookie netminder Madeleine O’Meara recorded 16 saves in the contest. 

Oberlin concludes its spring beak trip on Thursday evening when it takes on Birmingham Southern at 7 p.m

Oberlin Women's Tennis from A Page

Oberlin’s top pairing of Ariel Lewis and Finley Gates faced the Atlantic South Region’s No. 11 doubles partnership of Courtney Goimarac and Kathryn Schafer. The Eagles duo would knock out an 8-5 win.
Finley Gates

In singles play Lewis, No. 10 in the Central Region, was again on opposing sides of the net from the Eagles’ Goimarac, who is currently ranked No. 18 in the Atlantic South. Lewis proved to be too much for the Mary Washington ace as she defeated her in straight sets (6-1, 6-2) for her sixth consecutive win.

Ananiadis commented, “This was a big win for Ariel. She played well and is showing that she can compete with the best in the country.”

Preeya Shah hitting from the second singles spot was upended by 21st ranked Kathryn Schafer in straight sets (6-1, 6-3) ending her three match win streak.

Oberlin (7-6) is back in action Friday, April 2nd when they return home to Don Hunsinger Courts for day one action in the GLCA Tournament. Albion College, Allegheny College, Hope College, Kalamazoo College, Kenyon College, and The College of Wooster will all take part in the weekend’s action with matches on Friday and Saturday.