A Page -- May 24, 2011

Gilmour WILL get Swing for Solution 

Autism Charity event in tomorrow; the 

intra-squad game will go either indoors

or outdoors

The Gilmour Academy softball team's Second Annual Swing for a Solution event scheduled (for the fourth time) on Wednesday, May 25 will have a restructured format.  Instead of playing Geneva as originally scheduled, the Lancers will be having an intrasquad game featuring Team Swing vs. Team Solution.
Varsity head coach Jim Galloway and JV coach Joe Soukenik (both certified umpires) will oversee the event. Varsity assistants Kristy Booher and Mandy Hansen will coach Team Solution and JV assistant Jules Principe will coach Team Swing.
The event will get started at 4 p.m. with player introductions and they will also introduce the young man who serves as the inspiration for this charity event. The plan is to be on the Varsity Field, however, in case of inclement weather, they'll move the fun to the Field House.
A concession stand will be open with all items available for a donation of one’s choosing with 100 percent of your all gifts going to Autism Speaks.
“Although this is not what we had originally planned for this event, we are determined to play for this worthy cause and will not allow Mother Nature to stop us,” Boojer said.

Wabash wins first baseball title in 

Westlake-based NCAC

2011 NCAA Baseball Tournament Wrap-Up 

Wabash (22-22), which claimed its first ever NCAC baseball championship since joining the conference in 2000, went 1-2 at the NCAA Div. III South Regional in Millington, Tennessee, to conclude its 2011 season. 

The Little Giants lost to regional finalist Shenandoah, 4-0, in the opening round on Wednesday, and then rallied for a 9-3 victory over top-seeded Christopher Newport on Thursday. The Captains entered the contest as the No. 1 ranked team in the nation by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) poll and were No. 2 in the D3baseball.com/National College Baseball Writers Association poll. 

Wabash was eliminated from the double-elimination tournament by Salisbury, 7-5, on Friday afternoon. 

The Seagulls then went on to take a pair of games from Shenandoah on Saturday to claim the South Region Title and a trip to Appleton, Wisconsin, for the Div. III NCAA Championship Tournament. 

Junior Brian Lares (Granger, IN/Penn) was named to the South Region All-Tournament team. The junior, who made his first start since breaking his thumb on April 6th, hit .500 (6-for-12) at the tournament, which was second-best among hitters at the regional. 

Senior Brian Van Duyn (Granger. IN/Penn) earned a complete-game victory in his final trip to the mound for the Little Giants against the Captains. He scattered eight hits over nine innings of work, while striking out four in Wabash’s six-run victory over CNU.