A Page -- May 2, 2011

St. Joe Alumna/Old Brooklyn Native Brooke Hamilton

Baldwin-Wallace Women’s Golf Team 

Captures OAC Championship; Qualifies 

for NCAA National Championships

ALLIANCE, OHIO -- The Baldwin-Wallace College women’s golf team overcame a 17 stroke first round deficit and past two teams en route to capturing the 2011 Ohio Athletic Conference Women’s Golf Championship today (Sunday, May 1, 2011) by three strokes at the Tannenhauf Golf Club.

With the win, the Yellow Jackets have now claimed the OAC title for the third time in school history and the first since 2001 when they won back-to-back championships.  It also marks the first title for Head Coach Alyson Campbell. B-W now has automatically qualified for the NCAA Division III National Championship to be held at the El Campeon Course at the Mission Inn Resort and Club in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida.

The Yellow Jackets carded a second round 323 and a two-day total of 672 on the par-72, and 6,694-yard Tannenhauf G.C. layout.  The 323 was one stroke off the OAC Championhsip record low round of 322 for 18 holes that is held by Otterbein during the 2006 championships  Otterbein, who led the Yellow Jackets by 17 strokes after day one, shot a second round 343 and a two-day total of 674 to finish in second place. 

 Ohio Northern, who was in second place after day one 11 strokes ahead of B-W, finished third with a two-day total of 685.  Mount Union was fourth (697), Capital fifth (751), John Carroll sixth (760), Muskingum seventh (804) and Wilmington was eighth (819).   Otterbein senior Catherine Brunoehler was the OAC Tournament Medalist with a two-day total of 164.
Cunningham (L), Kapusta (R)

The Yellow Jackets were led by sophomore All-OAC player Rebecca Kapusta (Independence) and freshman Miranda Cunningham (Dayton/ Christian) who both finished with a two-day total of 167 to tie for fourth place individually.  

Kapusta shot rounds of 85 and 82 while Cunningham finished with rounds of 86 and 81, including the third lowest second round score.
Woolf (L), Hamilton (R)

Freshman Emily Woolf (Ravenna) finished tied for seventh  with a two-day total of 168 after rounds of 88 and a tie for the lowest second round score of 80 and sophomore All-OAC S/A Brooke Hamilton (Cleveland/ St. Joseph Academy), who also tied for the lowest second round score of 80, tied for ninth place with a two day total of 169 with rounds of 89-90. 

 Freshman Rebecca Jones (Hilliard/ Darby) finished in 19th place with a two-day total of 181 with rounds of 89 and 92.

Woolf was selected to the first-team All-OAC squad while Cunningham, Hamilton and Kapusta were all selected to the second-team and Jones was tabbed as a third-team selection

B-W Men’s Golf Team Finishes Fifth After Final Day 

of OAC Championship

WEST LAFAYETTE, OHIO -- The Baldwin-Wallace College men’s golf team finished fifth  of nine teams today (Sunday, May 1, 2011) after the second day of the three-day and 54-hole Ohio Athletic Conference Championship Tournament at the River Greens Golf Club.

B-W carded a 316-stroke total today for a three-day total 916 strokes for the OAC championship on the par-72 and 6,668-yard River Greens layout.  Mount Union, who went wire to wire, captured the OAC title with a three day total of 890.  Otterbein  was second (903), John Carroll third (905), Ohio Northern (913), B-W fifth (916), Muskingum sixth (919), Heidelberg seventh (942), Capital eighth (949) and Wilmington did not finish the tournament.

B-W was led by junior Ricky Jaskolski (North Royalton/ Parma Padua), this week’s OAC Golfer of the Week, who shot a final round 77 for a 54-hole total of 219 strokes to place second individually.  
Copley alum Matt Warren

Sophomore Stephen Spalding (Stow/ Walsh Jesuit) carded a 78 today and a 75 yesterday and ended with 229 strokes for a 15th place finish and freshman Chris Nader (Westlake) finished with 235 strokes after rounds of 78, 79 and 78 to place tied for 28th.

Senior Academic All-OAC player Brian Routhieaux (Gibsonia, Pa./ Mars Area) carded an 83 today for a final total of 236 to take home 31st place. Junior Matt Warren (Copley) had 85 today after an 76 yesterday and completed the tournament with 316 strokes for a 39th place finish.

Forge Alumna Sostre Hits Two Jacks, 

But Lake Erie Loses Two Leads Late

Lake Erie College (10-38, 2-28 GLIAC) held the lead in the sixth inning or beyond in both games of a doubleheader against Ohio Dominican University (14-36, 9-23 GLIAC), but both slipped away in 8-5 and 6-5 losses at Kiwanis Recreation Park in Painesville, Ohio. 

Three Lake Erie seniors closed out their college careers, with third baseman Brittany Sostre (Parma, Ohio/Valley Forge) doing so in style. Sostre hit two more home runs, extending her season and career Lake Erie records to 16 and 24, respectively, and closing out her collegiate career with 44 dingers. 
Brotzman (L), Gratz (R)

Game two saw Lake Erie jump out to a 2-0 lead with solo runs in the first and third innings. Freshman first baseman Juliana Brotzman (Madison, Ohio/Madison) singled home freshman Jeniffer Gratz (Richmond, Ohio/North Union) after a leadoff double in the first and a two out single from Sostre in the third scored Brotzman all the way from first base. 

In the fourth inning, senior starter Lauren Malicki (Independence, Ohio/Independence) finally got into trouble in her final career start and exited with the bases loaded and no one out. Freshman Dawn Ondercin (Sheffield, Ohio/Brookside) came on and was able to limit the damage, allowing two runs to score. 
Ondercin (L), Malicki (R)

Gratz helped the Storm reclaim the lead in the top of the fifth when her RBI double scored senior outfielder Danielle Finkler (Chardon, Ohio/Berkshire). In the bottom of the inning, Ondercin was able to work out of a bases loaded jam with a strike out looking.

Lake Erie added some insurance runs in the sixth when junior outfielder Haley Rathge(Edon, Ohio/Napoleon) hit a two-run homerun to left, bouncing off the top pole of the fence and over for her second round tripper of the season. In the bottom of the frame, ODU rallied for three runs to tie the game at 5-5.

In the seventh, Lake Erie got its first two runners on base, but a fielder's choice and two fly outs ended the potential rally. In the bottom of the seventh, Caitlin Chaney led off with a walk off homer to center field. 
Rathge (L), Crislip (R)

Louisville alum Kylee Crislip drove in two runs on two hits for ODU.

Malicki worked three-plus innings and allowed two runs on two hits. Ondercin went the final three-plus frames and allowed six hits and four runs with a pair of strikeouts.

Lake Erie outhit ODU in game two, 10-8, with Brotzman accounting for three and Gratz and Sostre stroking a pair each.

In game one, it was a battle of big innings as each team scored in only two innings despite the 8-5 final. In the top of the third, Ohio Dominican plated a pair of unearned runs when a throwing error into an unmanned area of left field cleared the bases. The score stayed that way until the fifth when a towering fly ball from Sostre barely cleared the center field fence to give Lake Erie a 3-2 advantage.

The score stayed that way until the seventh when Lake Erie was two outs away from the victory with one runner on when the wheels fell off. A reached on a fielder's choice started a stretch of five straight batters reaching, with a two-run homer from Caitlin Chaney culminating the six-run rally to give the Panthers a 8-3 lead. Sostre hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh, a monstrous shot to left, for her second long ball of the game, but the Storm could do no more.

Freshman Sara Shields (Randolph, Ohio/Waterloo) struck out eight batters, allowing 12 hits and eight runs (six earned).

Sostre had a single to go along with the pair of home runs and Gratz had two hits in the game as well.

The doubleheader closed out the 2010 season for the Storm with the 10 wins signifying the most in a season during Lake Erie's three years as a member of NCAA Division II.

Top Two Teams in the state (St. Ed, 

Walsh) scheduled to meet in Strongsville 


If the skies remain clear, defending state big-school champ St. Edward and Division II runner-up Walsh Jesuit will be playing baseball today in the Eagles home baseball complex in Strongsville.

The Eagles and Warriors were scheduled to play in Summit County last month in a river league game, but that one was postponed and still has not yet been rescheduled.

Seniors shine brightly on sunny Senior Day sweep as 

nationally ranked Warriors remain unbeaten

Captains Faix, Nogalo, Snyder, Lundy and the Keller brothers all 

contribute to Warrior wins
Game 1
Seniors Faix, Lundy, Nogalo, Snyder, and the Kellers all pitch-in to Senior Day win
Faix scoreless inning streak reaches twenty-eight before allowing a run in sixth; Lundy perfect
April 30, 2011 – CUYAHOGA FALLS: It was Senior Day on Saturday and the six Walsh Jesuit Baseball Senior Captains came ready to play in leading the Warriors to a two-game sweep of visiting Macedonia Nordonia on a beautiful sunny afternoon. 
Senior LHP Tim Faix was the headliner on the mound as he earned the win, striking out five in his six innings of work in a Game one 8-3 victory that was preceded by a wonderful ceremony honoring the six captains and their kind and supportive parents. Remarkably, the Kent State recruit southpaw Faix extended his streak of consecutive shutout innings pitched to twenty-eight before allowing a run in the sixth. 

Sophomore RHP Nate McMaster came on to close out the affair and pitch very well. The other Senior Captains also contributed outstanding performances, led by Senior Nate Lundy who was a perfect three for three on the day with a double and an RBI, while Slippery Rock recruit Jake Nogalo also had a double and two RBI. 
Seniors Dan Keller and Slippery Rock recruit Kolton Snyder both had two hits and a run apiece, while Senior Joe Keller also scored. Several underclassmen also chipped in on the win, as Sophomore C Cassidy Brown had a pair of hits including a deep RBI double, and talented Junior C/CF Graeme Frye also hit well, as did Junior 2B Drew Miletti.

Game 2
Sophomore RHP Mark Mittiga dominant in Warrior win

Fellow underclassmen Romans, Frye, Nemer, Miletti, and O’Driscoll do their share to round out Senior Day sweep
April 30, 2011 – CUYAHOGA FALLS: After seeing huge days from the Seniors in Game 1, it was the Warrior underclassmen’s turn as several provided huge impacts in earning the Walsh Jesuit Baseball team a two-game sweep. Leading the charge was talented Sophomore RHP Mark Mittiga, hurling a three-hit shutout in a 10-0 victory in a game shortened by the run rule.
The righty was dominant in his five innings pitched, as he also struck out four. Junior C/CF Graeme Frye was a perfect four for four in the game including an RBI and a deep double. Fellow Junior SS Anthony Nemer was also a perfect two for two on the day with an RBI, and Junior 2B Drew Miletti had a game-breaking two-run single.

Junior Dane O’Driscoll was on base all three plate appearances with two walks and a hit, while Freshman Nate Romans ended the festive day with a two-run home run hit directly into the teeth of the wind, his second of the year. 
The game was not without Senior impact, as Slippery Rock recruits Jake Nogalo and Kolton Snyder contributed a hit and two RBI, and two hits and two runs respectively. Senior Dan Keller also had another pair of hits and a run scored.
With the pair of wins, the Maroon & Gold improve to 13-0 on the year.

Marlington grad Mary Snode leads Mount to 4th in OAC

Junior Mary Snode (Alliance/Marlington) placed second overall and led Mount Union to a fourth place finish at the 2011 Ohio Athletic Conference Women's Golf Championship at Tannenhauf Golf Club in Alliance. 
Mary Snode

Snode carded a 165 (80-85) which was tied with Ohio Northern's Emily Gedert in second place and both were just one shot behind Dr. John Piper OAC Medalist Catherine Brunoehler of Otterbein (81-83=164).

The OAC Medalist is named for Dr. John Piper, a Mount Union alum who spent 30 years as a professor and 12 as head men's golf coach at Bowling Green State University.  An avid fan of the OAC and college golf, Dr. Piper is retired living in Bowling Green and serves as an assistant golf coach at BGSU.

Baldwin-Wallace made a charge on Sunday as the Yellow Jackets improved by 23 shots and fired the second-lowest 18 hole team total in the history of the OAC Championship with a 323 to take their third team title in school history and first since 2001.  

Mount wins golf title

May 1, 2011 

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ohio -- Mount Union senior Scott Miller (Wykoff, N.J./Ramapo) shot an OAC-record five-under-par to win Medalist honors and lead the Purple Raiders to a first place finish at the 2011 Ohio Athletic Conference Men's Golf Championships Sunday at River Greens Golf Course in West Lafayette, Ohio.

After an opening round four-under 67 and an even par 71 on Saturday, Miller carded a one-under 70 on Sunday for a 208 which was 11 shots clear of second place Ricky Jaskolski (71-71-77=219).

The Purple Raiders entered the final round with a 12 shot lead and fired the best round of the day on a Sunday -- 304 -- to win the team title by 13 shots over second place Otterbein (303-295-305=903).  John Carroll (299-302-304=905) was in third place while Ohio Northern (301-306-306=913) and Baldwin-Wallace (299-301-316=916) rounded out the top five.
Steve Guerrieri

Mount Union wins the fourth title in school history and first since 2008.  The Raiders other titles are in 1953, 2007 and 2008.

Miller is the fourth Purple Raider to win Medalist honors and first since Todd Stodnick in 1991.
Along with Miller's performance, two other Mount Union golfers joined him as All-OAC selections with top-10 finishes.

Sophomore Jon Lieser (Minerva/Minerva) and senior Steve Guerrieri (Canton/Massillon Jackson) each shot 225 to finish tied for eighth