A Page -- March 8, 2011

Oberlin's Mandel Named Jewish Sports 

Review All-American
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By Mike Mancini

Los Angels – Oberlin College redshirt sophomore Josh Mandel was named as a Jewish Sports Review All-American, the publication announced in its annual March/April issue.

Mandel, a native of Plantation, Florida, saw action in nine games under center for the Yeomen this past fall, completing nearly 60 percent of his passes for a total a total of 1,122 yards to go along with 10 touchdowns. 

A versatile threat with his ability to both run and pass, Mandel racked up 219 yards on the ground while recording a team-high five rushing touchdowns. 

Mandel, who made seven starts at quarterback, will return next fall as the Yeomen’s starting QB.

Baldwin-Wallace Men’s Tennis 

Improves to 11-0 Overall With 7-2 Win 

Over Elizabethtown (Pa.) in Hilton Head

By Kevin Ruple

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- The Baldwin-Wallace College men’s tennis team defeated Elizabethtown (Pa.) College, 7-2, on the second day (Monday, March 7, 2010) of its annual Spring Break trip to Hilton Head, South Carolina. The Yellow Jackets will play four more matches in Hilton Head.

With the win, the Yellow Jackets improve to 11-0. Elizabethtown falls to 0-1 overall.
Sam Burris

B-W gained an early 2-1 advantage after doubles play as the No.1 team of junior No.1 singles player Alex Trzeciak (Avon Lake) and freshman Brad Minrovic (Akron/ Ellet) won, 8-6 and the No.3 duo of junior No.2 player Alex Kearney (North Olmsted) and junior Taylor Long (Ashland/ Senior) won, 8-5.
Avon Lake alum Alex Trzeciak

B-W also won five-of-six singles matches. All but one of the matches went into a third set super tie-breaker and the Yellow Jackets were victorious in four of those matches that went to a 10 point tiebreaker. Lachman won at No.3 in straight sets by scores of  6-1 and 6-0. Trzeciak won at No.1 by the scores of 6-1, 2-6, 1-0 (10-7), Kearney won at No.2 by the scores of 5-7, 6-3, 1-0 (10-4), Burris won at No.4 by the scores of 6-2, 1-6, 1-0 (10-5), and Long won at No.6 by the scores of 1-6, 6-1, 1-0 (10-7).

#1 Heidelberg Records a Win Over Olivet; Euclid's 

Williams creams two doubles

Fort Myers, Fla. – March 7, 2011 – Senior second baseman Gar Keen (Sparta, Ohio / Highland) went 3-for-3 with five runs batted in to lead the no. 1 ranked Heidelberg University baseball team to a 16-1 victory over Olivet College at the Gene Cusic Classic in Fort Myers, Fla. The win improved Heidelberg to 2-0 on the year, while the Comets fell to 0-2.

Keen also scored three times and his plate appearances were highlighted by a bases clearing double to right center field during a five-run sixth inning. He picked up his first RBI on the day in his first at bat, sending the ball through the left side.

For the game, the Berg offense finished with 13 hits, including six extra base hits. Ricardo Lizcano (Toledo, Ohio / Roy C. Start) finished with two triples, while Elvin Williams (Euclid, Ohio / Euclid) had two doubles. 

Three Yellow Jackets Qualify for NCAA Division III National Indoor Meet This Weekend

BEREA --  Three Baldwin-Wallace College Yellow Jacket indoor track and field student-athletes have qualified for the 2011NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field National Championship Meet this Friday and Saturday, March 11-12 at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.  The trio each will be looking to garner NCAA Division III All-America acclaim (top eight in each event).

The three qualifiers are senior four-time Division III All-American Kevin Phipps (Patsakala/ Watkins Memorial), senior track and cross country All-American Kim Chinn (Zanesville/ West Muskingum) and senior pentathlete Emily Oliver (Waynesburg/ Sandy Valley).  All three competitors own school records in their specialty events, all have earned Ohio Athletic Conference Player of the Weekhonors this winter and each has a better than 3.0 grade point average in the classroom.
Phipps (L), Sandy Valley's Oliver (R)

Phipps, the school-record holder in the shot put and 35-pound weight throw, will compete in each event. He earned All-American accolades indoors last winter with a seventh place finish in the weight throw.  He has twice earned All-America honors in the outdoor discus (2009 and 2010) and once in the outdoor hammer (2010). Phipps is the 2011 Ohio Athletic Conference Bud Yoest Co-Most Outstanding Field Events Athlete.  Last fall, Phipps earned his third varsity letter, served as a team quad captain and helped to lead the football team to a 7-3 overall record.  This winter, Phipps helped the men’s indoor track team record three team titles in five scored meet and a 42-4 overall record.  In the classroom, Phipps maintains a 3.0 grade average in exercise science.

Individually, Phipps owns the school and OAC-record in the weight throw with a toss of 62-feet and 3.25 inches and owns the school-record in the shot put with a toss of 56’1”.  Entering the national meet, he is ranked in a tie for third in the shot put and eighth in the weight throw.

Chinn and Oliver also are school record-setters who helped the B-W women’s team capture both the 2011 OAC and Division III All-Ohio team titles, claim five team championships in five invitational meets that were scored and compile a perfect 45-0 record.

Chinn, who reset the school-record in the mile last Saturday in the University of Mount Union “Last Chance Meet in Alliance with a time of 4:58.79, enters the meet ranked 12th of 15 competitors.  Last spring, Chinn was the Division III national runner-up in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, and this fall, she placed 13th at the Div. III national cross country meet.  This winter, Chinn was tabbed as the Julie Zajac OAC Most Outstanding Distance Runner. Last spring, she earned OAC Outdoor Runner of the Year honors and this fall was the OAC Co-Most Valuable Cross Country Runner.  In the classroom, Chinn maintains a 3.8 grade average mass communications.

Oliver returns to the national meet ranked sixth this year with a school-record 3,317 points after placing 15th at last year’s NCAA Division III national indoor meet. The senior chemistry major who carries a 3.4 grade average, was an NCAA provisional qualifier in the heptathlon last spring, but did not make the cut for the national meet.  She enters the 2011 Div. III national indoor meet ranked sixth.



CLERMONT, FL -- The Case Western Reserve University softball team, now 2-2 overall, split a pair of games on the second day (Monday, March 7) of its spring break trip to the National Training Center games. 

The Spartans dropped an 11-9 decision to Penn State Behrend University in the opener, but rebounded to outslug the Sage Colleges (NY), 15-13, in extra innings.

In game one, freshman Mackenzie Lein (Petersburg, MI/Ida) pitched in two separate stints and totaled seven innings in the losing effort. 
Lein (L), Boden (R)

At the plate, Lein, pictured right, was 3-for-4 with her first career homerun. Junior catcher Ianna Wasser (Warwick, RI/Toll Gate) and classmate Kaeleen Boden (Strongsville, OH/Holy Name) each homered, while junior Lauren Wolz (Ashburn, VA/Stone Bridge) was 2-for-4 with a double.

In game two, Case rallied with runs in the sixth and seventh to tie the score at 11. Both teams went scoreless in the eighth before the Spartans scored four in the ninth. Freshman Katherine Seo (Salt Lake City, UT/Olympus) got the win on the mound and was 2-for-5 at the plate. 

Senior Anneliese Fetterman (Cupertino, MA/Monta Vista) was 3-for-4 with four runs batted-in, including two on a double in the ninth. Lein was 2-for-5 and senior Beth Andrasik (Sagamore Hills, OH/Nordonia) collected three hits in four at-bats.

B-W Women’s Tennis Team Falls to University of Charleston (W. Va.) and Wittenberg in Hilton Head

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- The Baldwin-Wallace College women’s tennis team lost to NCAA Division II University of Charleston (W. Va.), 7-2, and traditional rival Wittenberg University, 5-4, on the second day (Monday, March 7, 2011) of its annual Spring Breaktrip to Hilton Head, South Carolina

The Yellow Jackets will play three more matches in Hilton Head.
Former Green High gal Emily Pelosi

Against Charleston, B-W fell behind 2-1 after doubles play as senior Emily Pelosi (Uniontown/ Green) and Jenny Greene (Worthington/ Thomas Worthington) earned the lone win, 8-6, at the second position.

Charleston, who is now 17-2 overall, won five of six singles matches. Senior No.1 player Caitlin Pecinovsky (Whitehall/ Columbus Bishop Hartley) won in a third set super tie-breaker by a score of 6-3, 3-6, 1-0 (10-4).

Against Wittenberg, B-W fell behind 2-1 after doubles with Pecinovsky and Mittler earning the lone win, 8-4, at the first position.
Psyche major Katy Marshall from Medina

In singles play, B-W won three of six singles matches all via straight sets as Greene won at No.3, Pelosi at No.4, and senior Katy Marshall (Medina/ Senior) at No.5.

Yeowomen Lacrosse Canceled
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Oberlin, Ohio – Today’s schedule season opener for the Oberlin College women’s lacrosse team has been canceled. 

With Fred Shults Field already deemed unplayable, the Yeowomen were slated to take on Medaille College at nearby Case Western Reserve University, however, the additional snowfall over the weekend left its field unplayable as well. 

The two teams are working on potential makeup dates for later in the season, but nothing has been made official yet. 

Oberlin will now hope to starts its season this coming Thursday when it makes the short trek to South Euclid to take on Notre Dame College. 

Baldwin-Wallace Softball Team 

Earns Two Victories on Day Two of \

the Rebel Spring Games

By Jeff Miller

KISSIMMEE, FLA. – The Baldwin-Wallace College softball team remained undefeated by posting two victories today (Monday, March 7) over Wittenberg University and Waynesburg (Pa.) University on day two of the annual Rebel Spring Games at the Fortune Road Athletic Complex.

B-W defeated Wittenberg by a final score of 10-1 in five innings and came back to defeat Waynesburg, 2-1, in a tough seven inning battle.  The Yellow Jackets will play six more games in three days.

Against Wittenberg, the B-W offense was sparked by freshman right fielder Tabitha Murray (Mogadore/Field) who went 2-for-3 with two home runs, four RBI and three runs scored.  Freshman pitcher Justina Wise (New London) recorded her first complete game and her second straight victory.  Wise allowed just one earned run on three hits struck out seven and did not surrender a walk.

In the game versus Waynesburg, Wise picked up her third victory of the season after pitching 3.2 innings of relief while allowing just two hits and striking out five.  Senior first baseman Katrina Resek (Strongsville) led the B-W offensive attack as she went 3-for-4 for with one run scored. 

Freshman shortstop Lauren Feciuch (Kent/Field) recorded the game-winning RBI in the fourth inning as he hit her first collegiate triple in to the right center gap.

Mount tennis gals fall to MSM

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- The Mount Union women's tennis team dropped a 6-3 decision to Mount Saint Mary (N.Y.) on Monday.

Courtney Adamsky (New Philadelphia/New Philadelphia) and Alicia Kasunic (Kirtland/Andrews Osborne Academy) were winners at third and sixth singles, respectively, while Krissy Hallett (Willoughby Hills/Willoughby Hills) and Megan Czuchra (Mantua/Crestwood) teamed for a win at first doubles for the Raiders.

Adamsky bested Linnea Mowatt, 6-2, 6-2, and Kasunic outlasted Annmarie Llewellyn, 1-6, 6-4, 10-6.

Hallett and Czuchra won their match, 8-6, over Llewellyn and Gabriela Murphy-Goldberg.

Lakewood High Alum Matt Curley, 

Mayfield's Tom D'Alessandro Headed To 

Wrestling Nationals

By Morgan Hawley

Tiffin, Ohio – March 7, 2011 – The Heidelberg University wrestling team will have three representatives at the 2011 NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships at the LaCrosse Center in LaCrosse, Wis. March 11-12.

Returning for the third consecutive year is senior 165 pounder Matt Curley (Brecksville, Ohio / Lakewood), while junior 133 pounder Tom D’Alessandro (Mayfield Heights, Ohio / Mayfield) returns for the second straight year and sophomore Andrew Johnson (Weston, Ohio / Ostego) will make his first appearance at nationals of his career. All three are on a quest for their first All-American honors.
Matt Curley

D’Alessandro boasts an overall record of 14-13 and earned a trip to nationals by successfully defending his 133 Ohio Athletic Conference Championship Feb. 26. Johnson also earned an automatic bid to nationals via his first OAC title at 149 pounds. He enters nationals with an overall record of 19-13.

Curley was the runner-up at 165 pounds and earned a spot at nationals via the league’s at-large bid. He leads the team this season with a record of 30-6.

Action begins on Friday, March 11 at 11:00 a.m. For the latest information and results on the wrestling championships visit the championship web site at http://www.ncaa.com/championships/wrestling/d3.

Mount sending two to track nationals

By Lenny Reich

Mount Union senior Scott Thomas (Salem/West Branch) and junior Sean Denard (Naperville, Ill./Naperville) will compete at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships this weekend at The Capital Center in Columbus, Ohio.

Thomas is seeded seventh in the nation in the 55 meters with a time of 6.41 and will run in the preliminaries on Friday night at 7:20 pm.  The finals will be at 6:05 pm on Saturday



By Nick Minerd

PITTSFORD, NY – Following another record-breaking performance, Case Western Reserve University senior third baseman Chad Mullins (Fredericksburg, OH/Waynedale) has been selected as the University Athletic Association Co-Player of the Week, announced the league office on Monday, March 7. Mullins earns the honor for the second consecutive week after breaking the school’s RBI record over the weekend.

Mullins was 3-for-5 with a homerun and seven runs batted-in during the Spartans’ 22-9 victory at Emory University (GA) on Sunday, March 6. Already the all-time hits leader in school history, Mullins also became CWRU’s RBI leader when he hit a grandslam in the second inning.

In nine games this season, he is batting a whopping .538 (21-of-39) with four homeruns and 26 RBI. For his career, Mullins now has 201 hits (.409 BA) with 50 doubles, 17 HRs and 140 RBI.

B-W Women’s Golf Team Defeats Mount Union in 

Dual Match on Spring Trip to North Carolina

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. -- The Baldwin-Wallace College women’s golf team defeated Ohio Athletic Conference rival the University of Mount Union today (Monday, March) in a dual match at Longleaf Golf & Country Club on the team’s spring trip to Pinehurst, North Carolina.

The Yellow Jackets carded a total of 363 strokes to defeat Mount Union, who did not record a team score after one of their four golfers withdrew.

The Yellow Jackets were led by freshman Rebecca Jones (Hilliard/Darby) who fired an 86 to place second overall individually. Jones was followed by freshman Emilee Woolf (Ravenna) with an 89, freshman Miranda Cunningham (Dayton/Dayton Christian) with a 93, sophomore Rebecca Kapusta (Independence) with a 95 and senior Nicole Carlone (Canton/St. Thomas Aquinas) with a 106.
Old Brooklyn's Brooke Hamilton

Playing as individuals, sophomore Brooke Hamilton (Cleveland/ St. Joseph Academy) turned in final score of 96, freshman Sarah Allred (Akron/ Green) shot a 97 and sophomore Sarah Terrill (Cuyahoga Falls/ Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy) shot 108.
Mary Snode
Marlington alumna Mary Snode

Mount Union’s Mary Snode claimed medalist honors with an 84.

Mount baseball swept in double header

AUBURNDALE, Fla. -- Mount Union's baseball suffered a pair of close losses, 7-6 and 4-2 to Clark (Mass.) Monday in Auburndale, Fla.

In game one, Clark (5-1) scored four unanswered runs in the final two innings for a come from behind 7-6 victory. 

In the top of the seventh, the Cougars took advantage of a hit batter, two wild pitches and a passed ball to tie the game and take the lead.

Mount Union (1-3) started the scoring in the second inning as third baseman Craig Knott (Canton/GlenOak) led off the inning with a single and later came around to score on a sacrifice fly RBI from catcher Ty Wood(Hudson/Hudson).

Hudson alum Ty Wood

Clark would then take the lead, 3-1, with three runs in the top of the third before the Raiders got one of those runs back in the bottom half of the inning on an RBI triple from centerfielder Greg Ferrell (Uniontown/Green) to close the gap to 3-2.

Wood drove in two more runs with his first home run of the season in the fourth inning to give the lead back to Mount Union, 4-3.

The Raiders then manufactured two more runs in the fifth as second baseman Matt Tracy (Pittsburgh, Pa./Central Catholic) reached base on a bunt single to start the inning.  Ferrell then reached on an error then on the next at-bat Knott had an RBI single. 

Later Ferrell and Knott executed a double steal of third and second respectively and Ferrell would score to make it 6-3 on a sacrifice fly RBI from first baseman Dan Henderson(Canton/GlenOak).

GlenOak grad Dan Henderson

Three hits and a walk in the sixth plated two runs for Clark to begin its comeback.

Wood drove in three runs and Knott had three hits to lead the Raiders.

Mike Lamothe took the win as he allowed only one hit over the last three innings.

Closer Cory Douglass (Independence/Walsh Jesuit) took the loss, while Matt Murzynski rt(Mentor/Lake Catholic) struck out seven and went six innings in his first-ever college start.

#21 Spartan Men’s Tennis Falls 6-1 in Spring Trip 

Opener at The Citadel

CHARLESTON, SC – The nationally-ranked Case Western Reserve University men’s tennis team dropped a 6-1 decision to Division I foe, The Citadel, in the opening match of the team’s spring break trip on Monday, March 7 at the Earle Tennis Center.

The Spartans picked up a point at sixth singles from freshman Eric Klawitter (Arlington Heights, IL/John Hershey), who improved to 10-7 on the year by defeating Elliott Sperr 6-2, 6-2. Three other matches were pushed to a full three sets in singles play, but The Citadel managed to hang on for wins in each.

Despite dropping the doubles point, Case also notched a doubles win at the two spot from the tandem of junior Sean Carr (Columbus, OH/Upper Arlington) and sophomore Kyle Gerber (Columbus, OH/St. Charles Prep), as they took down James Atkinson and Dillon Berkabile 8-0.

Mount Union softball team brought its broom Monday; 

Raiders gained DH sweep on Lake Forest

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- The Mount Union softball team claimed two victories -- an 8-0 win over Thomas More (Ky.) and an 8-4 decision against Lake Forest (Ill.) -- in Rebel Spring Games action at the Osceola County Complex on Monday.

Brenna Longo (Plum, Pa./Plum) connected for her first collegiate home run against Lake Forest while Rachel McAninch (West Jefferson/West Jefferson) pitched in both games to earn a win and a save.

The Purple Raiders opened the day against Thomas More as McAninch fired a one-hit shutout. She worked six innings, finishing with five strikeouts and one walk.

Former Massillon Tiger Marissa Earl

Amanda Pool (Bergholz/Edison), Alex Lucak (Maple Heights/Trinity), Jill Rader (Ashland/Ashland) and Marissa Earl (Massillon/Massillon Washington) had two hits apiece for Mount Union. One of Earl's hits was a double. Lucak finished with two RBIs.

Rachel Jesso (Mount Pleasant, Pa./Mount Pleasant) also drove in two runs while Longo recorded two stolen bases.

The Raiders opened the scoring with three runs in the second inning. Longo and Rader had singles and then executed a double-steal which had Longo cross the plate.

Earl drove in Rader with a double and then Jesso singled to plate Earl, putting Mount Union up 3-0.

Brittany Papp delivered an RBI single in the third inning before Mount Union scored four runs in the sixth, ending the game via 8-run rule.

With four runs in the sixth, Mount Union (3-1) won via the 8-run rule.

McAninch and Rader led off the inning with back-to-back singles. Alex Lucak (Maple Heights/Trinity) had a two-run single while Mara Palombaro (Boardman/Cardinal Mooney) smacked an RBI single of her own during the frame.

Against Lake Forest, Longo led the offense with two hits, including a blast over the center-field fence, and three RBIs. Kristen Gromes (Navarre/Fairless) also had two hits. Jesso, Pool and Lucak scored two runs apiece.

Fairless alumna Kristen Gromes

The Raiders scored their first run without recording a hit in the first inning -- Brittany Papp (Uniontown/Green) smacked a sac fly -- and then Longo hit an RBI single, helping them to a 2-0 advantage.

Palombaro, with a single, and Gromes, with a double, collected RBIs during Mount Union's 3-run third, which left the Raiders with a 5-1 lead.

Papp added an RBI single in the fourth before the Foresters battled back with three in their half of the frame, cutting the Mount Union advantage to 6-4.

Then, Longo connected for her dinger in the fifth and Lucak singled in Jesso, who had doubled, in the sixth.

Bre Willis (Navarre/Fairless) was the winning pitcher, but did receive help from McAninch in the sixth.

Lake Forest had runners on second and third base when Willis was pulled in favor of McAninch, who induced a double-play lineout and inning-ending groundout.

Willis finished with five innings pitched, five strikeouts and three walks, earning her second win of the season. McAninch worked two no-hit innings, recording one strikeout and one walk