A Page -- May 7, 2012 -- PM Edition

Warriors earn split in Ohio Jesuit Tournament Day 1

Game 1

Ruane shines while Brown provides walk-off heroics again

Stuffel, Ray, Romans, and Sassano also key to win in OJT Game 1

AVON, LAKE ERIE CRUSHERS STADIUM, May 5: The Walsh Jesuit Baseball team opened up play in the 2012 version of the annual Ohio Jesuit Tournament in fine fashion, posting a come-behind 4-3 victory over Toledo St. Johns Jesuit. Down by a score of 3-2 with two outs and two runners on in the bottom of the 7th, Junior Cassidy Brown stepped to the plate and crushed a deep double to plate the pair and provide the walk-off heroics for the second time in as many weeks. Sophomore LHP Joel Ruane stole the show throughout the game, as the lefty hurled four very solid innings of long relief, striking out three while keeping the Warriors in the game. Junior RHP Bennet Stuffel came on to pitch a scoreless 7th and earn the victory, improving to 3-0 on the year. Also hitting well for the Warriors was a trio of Sophomores, as Trevor Ray, Nate Romans, and Gino Sassano were keys to the win, while Senior Slippery Rock recruit Graeme Frye also had a hit in the game.

Game 2

Warriors fall in lopsided fashion in OJT Game 2

McMaster throws well

AVON, LAKE ERIE CRUSHERS STADIUM, May 5: Aside from a solid start from Junior RHP Nate McMaster, there was not much to write home about in Game 2 of the annual Ohio Jesuit Tournament on Saturday, as the Warriors fell by a score of 11-1 to Cincinnati St. Xavier in a game shortened by the run rule. Juniors Cassidy Brown and Rory Ziegler hit well in the game, as did Senior Ohio Wesleyan recruit Drew Miletti and fellow Senior Graeme Frye.

With the split, the Maroon & Gold now stand at 19-4 on the year.

Heidelberg Places Four on All-OAC Softball 


TIFFIN, Ohio-The Heidelberg University softball team placed four on the 2012
Ohio Athletic Conference Softball Team, announced Saturday following the
conclusion of the OAC tournament.  Senior first baseman Bessie Artino
(Bellevue) was named to the first team, while junior second baseman Bridget
Moran (Lakewood/Senior) and sophomore center fielder Jami Wagner (Alvada/New
Riegel) were second-team honorees, and sophomore left fielder Julie Okorn
(Euclid) earned honorable mention.

Artino started all 35 games she appeared in and led the team in nearly every
offensive category, including batting average (.406), hits (54), home runs
(nine), total bases (95), slugging percentage (.714) and on-base percentage
(.436), and set school single-season records with 14 doubles and 52 runs
batted-in.  Artino finished her career as the school's all-time leader with
35 doubles, and ranks among the top three with a .412 career batting average
(third), 146 hits (third, tied), 101 RBI (second), and 19 home runs
(second).  In 2012, she logged 17 games with two or more hits and a
team-high 16 games with two or more RBI, and recorded the team's longest
hitting streak at 14 games.  Artino was a second-team selection a season

Moran started all 38 of the team's games and made the switch from shortstop
to second base midway through the season and went on to hit .277 with 13 RBI
and 21 runs scored, led the team with 16 walks, and was a defensive cog up
the middle, logging a .935 field percentage.  Moran closed the season with a
hit in 16 of her last 18 games.  Moran was an honorable mention pick a
season ago.

Wagner also started all 38 games, was second on the team in hitting (.378),
hits (51) and OBP (.422), and led the squad in runs (36), stolen bases (10)
and sacrifices (11).  She reached base safely in 33 of 38 games and recorded
a team-high 18 multi-hit games.  Wagner also drove in 11 runs.

Okorn started 36 of the 37 games she played in and was third in the team in
hitting (.353), second in doubles (10), fourth in hits (48), runs (26) and
slugging percentage (.440), and knocked in 12 runs.

Heidelberg finished the 2012 campaign 18-20 overall and 6-11 in the OAC.

Baldwin-Wallace Women’s Golf & Men’s 

Tennis Teams Play in NCAA Division III 

National Tournaments This Week

BEREA, OHIO --  The Baldwin-Wallace College women’s golf and men’s tennis teams each won Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament titles and will compete this week at an NCAA Division III National Tournament.  For the women’s golf team, it marks the second straight year that they have advanced to the national event. This is the first-ever trip for the men’s tennis squad after having a long tradition of success.

The women’s golf team will compete at the 2012 NCAA Division III National Championship Tournament from May 8-11 at Trine University in Angola, Indiana. This is B-W’s fourth NCAA tourney appearance since 2000. Under the direction of second-year Head Coach Alyson Campbell, the Yellow Jackets finished 15th last year and have a 139-45-1 record the past two seasons with nine tournament titles, including two straight OAC crowns.

The team is led by sophomore first-team All-OAC player and OAC individual runner-up Emilee Woolf’s (Ravenna) 83.5 stroke average. She was joined as a first-team All-OAC choice by sophomore Miranda Cunningham (Dayton/ Christian), second-team picks in juniors Brooke Hamilton (St. Joseph Academy) and Rebecca Kapusta (Independence) and sophomore Rebecca Jones (Hilliard/ Darby). It marks the second straight year all five earned All-OAC accolades.

Cunningham is second in stroke average at 85.60. Kapusta, who carries a 3.5 grade point average in early childhood education, is third at 86.00. Hamilton, who carries a team-best 3.97 grade average in English and philosophy, is fourth at 87.40. Jones rounds out the starters at 90.50 strokes per round. In addition, sophomore Sarah Allred (Akron/ Green) is the alternate. She posted an 89.88 stroke average this spring in five tournaments and eight rounds.

The men’s tennis team won its third OAC regular season title, its fourth OAC Tournament crown and will take a 28-0 record into this week’s NCAA Division III National Championship Tournament. A site and opponent will be announced on Monday, May 7 at 7:00 p.m.

The Yellow Jacket program has had amazing success under the direction of 23-year veteran Head Coach Brian Rector, who has a 413-83 career mark, including an 87-13 record and .870 winning percentage the past four seasons. B-W’s 28-0 slate includes shutting out a school-record 16 opponents and outscoring them, 233-19. Only two of 28 opponents were able to score three points versus the Jackets.

Senior No.1 player Alex Trzeciak (Avon Lake) and junior No.2 player Joe Horvath (North Royalton) are the top two players. Trzeciak, second all-time with an 87-21 career mark, is 26-5 this season. He carries a 3.74 grade average in mathematics and economics and is the OAC May Scholar-Athlete of the Month. Horvath, who is tied for sixth all-time with a 72-8 career mark, is 27-2 this season. Senior transfer and No.4 player Alexandre Bordiaux (Paris, France) is a perfect 24-0 in singles at No.4 and 22-3 in doubles, including a 21-3 mark with Trzeciak at No.1.

In addition in singles play, freshman Kyle Patterson (Wooster/ Triway) is 26-3 at No.3, junior Alex Kearney (North Olmsted) is 25-4 at No.5 and junior Tyler Beaton (Bemus Point, N.Y./ Maple Grove) is 19-2 at No.6. At second doubles, Horvath and Beaton are 20-3 overall and the No.3 tandem of Patterson and senior Taylor Long (Ashland/ Senior) are 13-4. Long, a four-year doubles starter, has 83 career doubles wins to rank second all-time and Trzeciak has 82 to rank third.

Also, sophomores Brad Minrovic (Akron/ Ellet) and Josh Pecinovsky (Columbus/ Bishop Hartley) are the top reserves. Minrovic, who started last season, has a 10-3 singles slate this season and 30-12 the past two seasons. Pecinovsky is 7-1 this season and 10-4 overall. As a doubles tandem this season, Minrovic and Pecinovsky are 4-0.