B Page -- May 1, 2010

OAC Softball Tournament May 7-8 at Ohio Northern


·         Game 1 - #2 Mount Union v. #3 John Carroll, 11 am

·         Game 2 - #1 Ohio Northern v #4 Muskingum, 1 pm

·         Game 3 - Game 1 Winner v Game 2 Winner, 3 pm

·         Game 4 - Game 1 Loser v Game 2 Loser, 5 pm


·         Game 5 - Game 4 Winner v Game 3 Loser, 11 am

·         Game 6 - Game 3 Winner v Game 5 Winner, 1 pm

·         Game 7 - If Necessary, 3 pm

Royalton grad Joe Horvath

B-W Tennis

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B-W gained an early 3-0 advantage after doubles play as the Yellow Jackets won 24 of a possible 30 points. The number one duo of senior No.4 singles player Andy Redd (Archbold) and junior No.2 player Matt Lachman (Cleveland Heights/ Lakewood St. Edward) won, 8-3; the No.2 tandem of sophomore No.1 player Alex Trzeciak (Avon Lake) and sophomore Taylor Long (Ashland/ Senior) won, 8-1; and the No.3 duo of freshman No.3 player Joe Horvath (North Royalton) and classmate Ty Beaton (Bemus Point, N.Y./ Maplegrove) won, 8-2.

After this match, Horvath and Beaton are now 16-2 this season, Redd and Lachman have the most wins with 17 and 17-5 overall and Trzeciak and Long are 15-5 overall.  The trio of doubles teams have combined for an impressive 48-12 record and .800 winning percentage.

In singles play, the Yellow Jackets won all six matches to secure the victory. Trzeciak won, 6-3 and 6-2; Lachman won, 3-6, 6-2 and 6-3; Horvath won, 6-2 and 6-2; Redd won, 6-0 and 6-0; junior No.5 player Sam Burris (Wooster/ Senior) won in a pro-set, 8-3; and junior No.6 player Bobby Irwin (Ashland/ Senior) also won in a pro-set, 8-2.

With his win at No.4 singles, Horvath is now 21-1 overall. In addition, Trzeciak is now 16-6, Lachman is 14-6, Redd is 13-9, Burris is 17-5 and Irwin is 15-4 overall.

The OAC Final Four is on May 7-8 at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio.  The semifinals are on Friday and the OACChampionship Match on Saturday.

OAC Track Tourney

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The special event winners are below and click the link above for complete results.

Men's Special Awards

OAC Men's Distance Runner of the Meet - Ty Griffin, Mount Union
OAC Men's Field Athlete of the Meet - Sean Denard, Mount Union
OAC Men's Co-Sprinters of the Meet - Charles Pratt, Mount Union and Josh Woods, Capital
OAC Men's Coaching Staff of the Year - Heidelberg

Women's Special Awards

OAC Women's Distance Runner of the Meet - Kimberly Chinn, Baldwin-Wallace
OAC Women's Field Athlete of the Meet - Aubree Jones, Mount Union
OAC Women's Sprinter of the Meet -  Kwesi Seabrook, Capital
OAC Women's Coaching Staff of the Year - Mount Union

B-W Men Finish Fourth and Women Fifth at 

OAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships

May 1

BEREA -- The Baldwin-Wallace College men’s and outdoor track & field team finished fourth and the women‘s team placed fifth of 10 teams today (Saturday, May 1) at the 2010 Ohio Athletic Conference Championship Meet at Mount Union Stadium in Alliance, Ohio. 

Highlighting the meet for B-W was junior Kim Chinn (Zanesville/West Muskingum) who was named the OAC Women’s Distance Runner of the Meet. Chinn won both the 3,000 meter steeplechase and the 5,000 meter run in times of 10:59.22 in and 18:17.85, respectively.
Kim Chinn

The B-W men scored 100 points, 58 behind team champion Heidelberg University. The Yellow Jacket women totaled 83 points, 47 points behind first place Mount Union College

For the men in the 100-meter dash, junior Drew Matak (Salem/Senior) was fifth in 11.22 and sophomore Mike Smith (Wintersville) was seventh in a time of 11.34. Matak was also fifth in the 200-meter dash with a season-best time of 22.41. Freshman Aaron Manders (Toledo/Cardinal Stritch) ran a season-best 51.16 in the 400 meters to place eighth and sophomore Zach Szablewski (Tiffin/Calvert) was eighth in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 15:46.25. 

Senior decathlete Steve Price (North Olmsted) scored in three events today for B-W.  He was fifth in 16.10 for the 110 meter hurdles, while also placing fifth in the high jump with a career-best leap of 6’6.00” and seventh in the pole vault, clearing 13’7.25”. Sophomore Drew Beck (Canandaigua, N.Y./Canandaigua Academy) was fifth in the 3000-meter steeplechase. The 4x100 meter relay team was fourth in a season-best time of 42.77 and the 4x400-meter team was sixth in a season-best 3:23.00. 

In the shot put, B-W placed five throwers in the top eight. Senior two-time All-American thrower Greg Patrick (Collins/Western Reserve) won the shot put with a mark of  54’2.75”. Freshman Zach Marinucci (Brunswick) was fifth (50’ 0.50”), and sophomore Miles Moore (Gettysburg, Pa./Delone Catholic) was sixth (49’7.25”). Freshman Mitch Supan (Medina/Walsh Jesuit) and junior discus All-American Kevin Phipps (Pataskala/Watkins Memorial) tied for seventh with marks of 49’3.75”.

In addition for the women, junior Krysten Kovach (North Royalton/ Parma Padua Franciscan) finished second in the 1500-meter run with a season-best time of 4:48.28 and also placed fourth in the 800-meter run in a time of 2:24.19. Freshman Kaylan Lemon (Canton/Massillon Perry) was sixth in the 200-meter dash with a season-best time of 26.62. Junior Emily Oliver (Waynesburg/Sandy Valley) was seventh in the 100-meter hurdles in 16.30. In the 400-meter hurdles, freshman Brittany Sterling (Lima/Senior) was third in a season-best 1:05.26 and Oliver was sixth in a season-best 1:06.10. The 4x100 meter relay team was fourth in a season-best time of 49.80 and the 4x400-meter relay team was sixth in 4:07.15. 

Following day two tomorrow, select members of the team will be back in action on Friday, May 7 at the University of Toledo Rocket Invitational.

Mount Men's Track 

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Denard won the discus and automatically qualified for the NCAA Track and Field Championships with a mark of 173-10 and then provisionally qualified for the national meet with a third place mark in the shot (53-8.25).

Pratt, who was also the Sprinter of the Meet at the OAC Indoor Championships, was second in both the 100 meters (11.06) and 200 meters (22.16) and part of the second place finishing 4x100 meter relay team (42.32) with freshman Ryan Kohler (Minerva/Minerva), junior Ben Russell (Columbus/Hilliard Davidson) and senior Scott Thomas (Salem/West Branch).
Lakewood grad Tim Kelly

Griffin won both the 1500 meters (3:58.22) and 5000 meters (15:10.95) and was part of the third place 4x800 meter relay team (7:47.17) with sophomores Cory Hoover (Alliance/Marlington) and Tim Kelly (Lakewood/Lakewood) and freshman John Karmazin (Salem/United Local)

Sophomore Kory Smerk (Middleberg Heights/Midpark) also claimed a win as he took the title in the 400 meters (48.79) and was part of the second place 4x400 meter relay team with Ruseell, Thomas and Hoover.
Midpark alum Kory Smerk

A pair of throws rounded out the top performances as senior Judd Lutz (Tiffin/Tiffin Columbian) was second in both the shot put (53-10.25) and discus (173-03) while junior Marc Aukerman (Greensburg, PA/Latrobe) was third in the javelin (182-5).

A handful of athletes will try to qualify for the NCAA Championships by competing in some last chance meets starting Friday at The University of Toledo.

B-W Golf

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The Yellow Jackets were led by senior three-time All-OAC player Nick Bryan (Zanesville/ Rosecrans), who carded rounds of 76 and 71 for a two-day total of 147 strokes to place third individually.  Bryan's 71 on the second day was his best round this spring.
Nick Bryan

Following Bryan were junior All-OAC player Matt Weiss (Mentor), who had rounds of 79 and 76 for a 155 total and tied with sophomore Ricky Jaskolski (North Royalton/ Parma Padua Franciscan), who had rounds of 77 and 78; and senior All-OAC player Mike Falk (Strongsville) and freshman Stephen Spalding (Stow/ Walsh Jesuit) had identical scores of 163 and rounds of 83 and 80. Jaskolski's first round 77 tied his best round this spring.
Strongsville alum Mike Falk

In addition to placing tied for third at the OAC Tournament, B-W finished second during the OAC regular season, which included its 54-hole fall invitational and 54-hole spring invitational tournaments.

For the total 10-tournament and 21-round men's golf season, Bryan led the team in stroke average at 76.54 and was followed by Weiss at 77.31, Jaskolski at 79.69 and both Falk and Spalding averaged 80.00 strokes per round.  Weiss also set a B-W school-record by carding a 68 on the first day of The College of Wooster Nye Intercollegiate Tournament on the par-72 and 6,454-yard Wooster Country Club layout.  In addition, Bryan and Falk now graduate as two of the most prolific men's golfers in B-W history -- Bryan, arguably the most prolific.

OAC Golf Tourney

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Nick Bryan of Baldwin-Wallace placed third (see story above) with a 147 (76-71) and the Yellow Jackets (315-305=620) finished in a tie for third place with Ohio Northern (309-311=620).

The top-10 individuals earned All-OAC honors.

2010 OAC Men's Golf Championship
Tannenhauf Golf Club (Alliance, OH)
Par 72, 6,694 yds.

Team Scores
1. Otterbein 298-302=600, 2. Mount Union 308-297=605, 3. Ohio Northern 309-311=620 and Baldwin-Wallace 315-305=620, 5. John Carroll314-308=622 and Capital 317-305=622, 7. 311-322=633, 8. Muskingum 320-328=648, 9. Wilmington 330-349=679

Colin Broughton

Top 10 Individuals (All-OAC Team)
1. Cody MacLean (OTT) 73-72=145, 2. Cory Muller (MTU) 76-70=146, 3. Nick Bryan (BW) 76-71=147, T4. Ben Adams (OTT) 74-76=150 and Daniel Zaborsky (CAP) 78-72=150, T6. Stephen Moller (CAP) 77-74=151 and Vincent Lorenzo (MTU) 74-77=151, T8. Colin Broughton (MTU) 80-72=152 and Tom Repicky (ONU) 75-77=152, T10. Joe Zucker (JCU) 79-74=153 and Alex Stansell (OTT) 75-78=153, Taylor Harle (OTT) 77-76=153 and Phil Makowski (ONU) 78-75=153.

Mount Union
2. Cory Muller 76-70=146, T6. Vincent Lorenzo 74-77=151, T8. Colin Broughton 77-74=151, T20. Scott Miller 78-78=156, T40. Steve Guerrieri 80-87=167.

NCAC Track Tourney

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Sophomore Ryann McChesney took home top honors in the grueling 400-meter hurdles. McChesney bested the competition and stopped the clock in 1:07.63.

Also taking an individual conference championship was first-year Marissa Clardy who outran the field in the 400-meter dash, winning with a time of 57.66 seconds.

Clardy joined up with senior Madeline Schultz and juniors Amanda Miller andLaura Vernon to win the 4x400-meter relay in 3:57.74. Combined with Shultz’s victory in the Heptathlon last weekend the Oberlin women took first place in six of the twenty-one team events.

Head Coach Ray Appenheimer said, “This has been a fun and challenging year for us. It’s great to see the work these women have put in translate into tremendous results at this time of year. There is no doubt that we are going to miss this talented senior class, but the core of young women we have returning is as deep as I have had in my time at Oberlin.”

The Yeowomen scored at least one point in every running event, and at least three points in every track event other than the 100-meter dash. Other senior scorers for Oberlin included: Cordelia Revells 2nd in the 5000m run and 5th in the 1500m run; Fran Holoman, 5th in the High Jump; Schultz, 6th in the High Jump and 8th in the Long Jump; and Tammela Platt 5th in the 400m Hurdles. 

While the season is a wrap for a few of Oberlin’s athletes, many will continue training over the next few weeks in hopes of improving their season-best performances at the Allegheny Invite on May 14th.

Mount Track 

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In his first year as head women's coach Kevin Lucas led the Purple Raiders to their second conference team title in school history and first since 1995 to garner OAC Coaching Staff of the Year honors.

Sophomore Aubree Jones (Falconer, NY/Falconer) was named OAC Field Athlete of the Meet as she won both the javelin (126-07) and discus (134-05) while placing third in the shot put (38-11).

A pair of seniors also got wins for Mount Union fron Heather Stalter (Marietta/Marietta) in 10000 meters (40:52.51) and Aubrey Loy (Canton/Massillon Jackson) in the long jump (18-5) and triple jump (37-1).

Loy was also part of a third place 4x100 relay team (49.44) along with freshmen Samara Sutton (Youngstown/Boardman), Daryn Herman (Fairview Park/Fairview) and Mary Mahoney (Ashtabula/St John-St. Paul) that got All-OAC honors.

Mahoney also had a very strong meet as she also got all-conference honors with a second in the 400 meters (56.68) and a third in the 200 meters (25.46).

Senior Rachel Perry (Westerville/Westerville North) also went all-conference in three events as she placed second in the 3,000 meter steeplechase (11:34.53) and third in both the 5,000 (18:34.21) and 10000 meters (41:09.62).

Junior Annie Patton (Darlington, PA/Blackhawk) and sophomore Kelsey Shonk (Columbus/Bishop Hartley) also placed third in the shot put (39-4.5) and discus (130-10) respectively to earn All-OAC honors.

A handful of athletes will try to qualify for the NCAA Championships by competing in some last chance meets starting Friday at The University of Toledo.

Ladies Bats Lead Them Past Oberlin On Senior Day
Kristen Dix
Story Reported by Mike Mancini
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5/1/2010 4:15:05 PM
Game One Box l Game Two Box 

Oberlin, Ohio – On a day when the Oberlin College softball team honored its senior class, it was the visiting Kenyon College Ladies who put a damper on the celebration as they upended the Yeowomen 13-2 and 14-1 on Saturday afternoon. 

Kenyon (18-18, 7-7 NCAC) pounded out 32 hits in the twinbill, while the Yeowomen were limited to just nine. 

In the lid-lifter, the Ladies posted nine runs over the first three innings, but the Yeowomen finally broke through in the fourth inning as sophomore Kristine Kuchta followed senior Sophie Schacht’s double down the left line with a single to centerfield for Oberlin’s first run of the day. Sophomore Kristen Dixfollowed with a two-base hit of her to the gap in left-center-field for the second tally of the inning. 

In the nightcap Oberlin had two runners on in each of the first two innings, but could not push one across the plate. 

Kenyon scratched out a run in the second, but would add four more in the third. Oberlin got on the board in the home-half of the third on a towering solo home run by Dix. 

Both teams would go scoreless in the fourth, but the Ladies erupted for nine runs in the fifth to put the game away. 

Dix and Kuchta each had two hits on the day.

Following the doubleheader, seniors Julia ChauvinKate PhillipsJen Sees,Sophie Schacht and Lauren Luther were honored by Head Coach Adrienne Davis.

Oberlin will surely miss the record-breaking senior class, but will now look to the future with a promising young core set to return next season.

Men's Tennis Drops Opening Round Match at NCAC Championships
Story Reported by Wes Davis
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Final Results vs. Denison University - NCAC Quarterfinals

Gambier, Ohio – In the opening round of the North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament the Oberlin College men’s tennis team lost to the Central Region’s eighth ranked team, 5-0. The Yeomen will continue through the draw with a match against Wittenberg University at 9 a.m. Sunday morning.

Clear skies and dry courts allowed today’s match to be played outdoors. In doubles action the Yeomen hung close with Denison at the first and third positions. Ben Godlove and Ben Turchin faced off against the eighth ranked doubles squad of Matt McErlean and Nate Hobrath. The Yeomen duo were in the match until the end before falling 8-6
Hudson alum Matt McErlean
In the third position Joe Leffler and Sam Towne also dropped their match 8-6.

“We began doubles play really well and were right there. We are hoping we can carry those performances into tomorrow’s match,” said Head Coach Adam Shoemaker.

Denison secured the win by taking straight set wins from the first and fourth singles slots. The Big Red’s Tom Cawood is currently ranked 13th in the region as a singles player. He defeated Godlove6-2, 6-1. 

Eliot Heaton hitting as the Yeomen’s No. 4 fell to Evan Verbofsky 6-0, 6-0 for Denison to win earn the fifth team point.

Oberlin (3-21) will have a quick turnaround as they are back on the court Sunday morning squaring off against Wittenberg.