A Page -- May 3, 2010

Green alumna Emily Pelosi

B-W Junior, Green Alumna Emily 

Pelosi Named OAC Women's Tennis 

Player of the Week

By Nick Minerd

BEREA - Baldwin-Wallace College junior Emily Pelosi (Uniontown/Green) has been named as the Ohio Athletic Conference Women's Tennis Player of the Week for her performance in a key 3-0 week for the Yellow Jackets.

Pelosi and the Yellow Jackets won three matches to run their current win-streak to 12 and clinched their third OAC regular season championship in the past four seasons.

B-W defeated defending OAC champion Otterbein College, 5-4, on April 28, then swept Muskingum University and Wilmington College, 9-0, on Friday, Apr. 30 and May 2, respectively.

Pelosi was 3-0 at No. 4 singles without losing a set. In doubles competition, she teamed with junior Katy Marshall (Medina/Senior) for a 1-0 mark and sophomore Jenny Greene (Worthington/Thomas Worthington) for a 2-0 record.

For the season, Pelosi leads the team with a 17-4 overall singles record and is tied for the team lead with 12 doubles wins.

The Yellow Jackets, 16-7 overall, enter this week's OAC Tournament as the top seed and will host eighth-seeded Marietta College in the quarterfinal round on Tuesday, May 4.

The OAC Final Four is on Friday and Saturday, May 7-8, at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio. The winner of the OAC Tournament receives the OAC's automatic berth into the NCAA Division III National Tournament.

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Iggy tops Walsh, 3-2, for Jesuit 

bragging rights

May 3, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


CLEVELAND – On the strength of a first-singles victory by James Oliver and a sweep in doubles, St. Ignatius beat Wash Jesuit, 3-2, tonight in an all-Jesuit tennis match.

Mike Nichols and Amar Shah had to go to three sets to win at first doubles as did Mark Goergy and Chad Burton at second doubles.


Nicholas Yacovazzi and Kevin Kramer at first doubles and Zachary Moneypenny and Jon Dietrich at second both won the second sets for Warriors to force the third set and make the Wildcats sweat a little harder for the narrow win.

Oliver gave up only a total of four points in winning in straight sets over Garrett Cona.

Matt Spittler won in straight sets over Sean Frebes at second singles as did Matt Miles over Tom Mascia at the No. 3.


Oberlin Football Lends a Helping Hand
Football Habitat

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By Ryan Mouch 

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Student Writer

Oberlin– Over the weekend, the Oberlin College football team participated in helping the Lorain County Habitat for Humanity begin to set up its ReStore. Store manager Ron Huff says that ReStore will take donations of new and used building supplies and re-sell them to the public at a reduced price.

“We want contractors, do-it-yourselfers ... anybody and everybody is welcome to shop or donate,” Huff said. Well, over the weekend, that is exactly what he got from the helping hands of the Oberlin College football team. According to Huff, there are more than 700 ReStore locations in the United States, but this is the first store in Lorain County.

The Yeomen gridiron warriors assisted in various ways in helping setup store and gained many valuable experiences of their own. " I gained a great deal of perspective," said Cody Wiewandt. "It is hard to imagine that there are such urgent areas of need so close by. As a team, we not only gained a valuable dose of reality, but also an even stronger sense of camaraderie. We all grew up a little bit, as individuals and as a team."

Rising-senior Chris Pottmeyer said of the ReStore project, “The team realizes the importance of giving back to this community; we give up our free time to play a sport we love and the least we can do is use our passion and dedication in a combined effort to help others, and this project allowed us to do that.”

In an effort to build a stronger relationship between Oberlin College and the Lorain County Community, Pottmeyer added, “It is important to give back to the community because we have the ability to help them, and it would be a waste to ignore that. Also, it is crucial to work towards a stronger relationship between Oberlin College and the surrounding community; it is beneficial to both sides and will hopefully lead towards a more consistent volunteer effort on the part of the students.”

Look for ReStore, which is set to open on May 19th, at its new location of 214 E. 34th St., in Lorain. The proceeds of ReStore’s sales will benefit Lorain County Habitat for Humanity.

For more information about the Lorain County Habitat For Humanity, visit them online at http://www.loraincountyhabitat.org/

NCAC Softball Tourney set to 

begin Friday after Battling Bishops, 

Big Red tie for top in regular 


May 3, 2010

By Keri Alexander Luchowski

WESTLAKE -- The North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament is set for Friday and Saturday, May 7-8, at Denison University. The Big Red earned the right to host after winning a tiebreaker with Ohio Wesleyan, the league office announced here today.

The Battling Bishops and Denison tied for the NCAC Championship. It is Denison’s seventh NCAC softball title, and Ohio Wesleyan’s third, first since 2005.
As the top seed, Denison (24-16) meets fourth-seeded Witttenberg (17-19) in the double-elimination tournament. 

Secondseeded Ohio Wesleyan (23-13) begins the tournament by facing third seed Hiram (20-15). The Battling Bishops and the Terriers start the tournament at 10 a.m. on Friday, and will be followed by the Big Red and Tigers at 12 p.m. The winners meet at 2 p.m. Friday, followed by a contest between the losers of the first two games at 4 p.m. Saturday’s schedule starts at 11 a.m., with the championship game set for 1 p.m. A seventh game, if needed, is slated to start at 3 p.m.

ALLEGHENY went 2-3 in conference action last week with wins over Wooster and Kenyon. Senior Maggie Bodenlos (Pittsburgh, PA/Shady Side Academy) had eight hits, four of which were doubles while scoring six runs. Junior pitcher Amanda Downey (Essex Junction, VT/Essex) posted a 0.63 ERA in three appearances while striking out seven ...

DENISON went 4-2 in conference play after sweeping Hiram and splitting with Ohio Wesleyan and Wooster. Senior

Sam Rumschlag (Carmel, IN/Cathedral) went 2-0 with 0.88 ERA in her first action since returning from an injury. She pitched 16 innings, and allowed two earned runs with eight strikeouts and three walks 

HIRAM went 4-2 last week with doubleheader wins over Oberlin and Wittenberg and a doubleheader loss to Denison. Senior Whitney Dropsey (Ashland, OH/Hillsdale) went 11-for-22 (.500) with two doubles and four RBI. She also was 3-2 on the mound with four complete games, with one being a shutout, and 27 strikeouts ... KENYON went 4-2 last week by taking a doubleheader from Oberlin and splitting doubleheaders with Wittenberg and Allegheny. Freshman Jamie Samuel (Malibu, CA/Malibu) went 12-for-19 (.632) with six RBI and four runs. She finishes her first season with a Kenyon single-season batting average record of .468 

 OBERLIN concluded the season by being swept in doubleheaders with Hiram, Kenyon and Ohio Wesleyan. Senior Julia Chauvin (Hillsborough, NC/Orange) finished with a .411 batting average while leading the team in home
runs (3), doubles (9) and RBI (31) 

OHIO WESLEYAN went 5-1 last week with doubleheader wins over Allegheny and
Oberlin and a split with Denison. Senior Rita Cook (Sidney, OH/Fairlawn) batted .381 (8-for-21) with two home runs and eight RBI. Senior lefthander Rachel Seibel (Johnstown, OH/Johnstown-Monroe) went 4-1 with a 0.92 and 16 K’s.

 WITTENBERG went 3-3 last week by taking a doubleheader from Wooster, splitting with Kenyon and falling in a doubleheader to Hiram. Sophomore Tori Amicon (Galloway, OH/Hilliard Darby) batted .529 (9-for-17) with a double and seven RBI. Senior Brooke Boswell (Hamilton, OH/Fairfield) went 3-2 with a 0.50 ERA, 14 strikeouts and four walks ...
WOOSTER went 2-4 last week after splitting with Allegheny and Denison before being swept by Wittenberg. Freshman second baseman Kelley Johnson (Orrville, OH/Orrville) went 12-for-23 (.522) with three doubles, a triple, a home run,
six RBI and six runs. She set school records for batting average (.438) hits (53), doubles (13), total bases (81) and walks (22). Freshman Jenn Horton (Worthington, OH/Thomas Worthington) went 2-1 with a 2.23 ERA in four appearances.

She struck out 19, including 11 against Wittenberg, and walked one in 22 innings of work.