A Page -- May 3, 2012 -- PM Edition

Erickson Andrews

Yeomen Drop Home Finale in Double Overtime

Oberlin, Ohio – Freshman goalie Erickson Andrews made a career-high 22 saves and sophomore Mickey Fiorillo scored four times, but it wasn’t enough as the visiting St. Vincent College Bearcats stole an 8-7 double-overtime victory away from the Oberlin College men’s lacrosse team on Wednesday afternoon at Fred Shults Field.

The game-winning goal came courtesy of Mike Diggs and took just 10 seconds into the second overtime. A push on the Yeomen to end the first overtime gave the Bearcats the ball to start the second session of extra time and right off the whistle Diggs was able to split the Yeomen defense before beating Andrews for the score.

Oberlin had a golden opportunity to win the game in the first overtime as the Bearcats got flagged for a two-minute non-releasable penalty with 2:22 left to play. However, Eli Fisher’s shot attemptt from down inside with just 20 seconds gone in the penalty was turned away by the Bearcats’ goalie Adam Gunter.

With the game tied at three at the half, Oberlin was able to gain control of the game by scoring the first three goals of the third quarter. Thomas Hake sandwiched in his fifth score of the season in-between two Fiorillo finishes to make it a 6-3 game in favor of the Yeomen.

Unfortunately, the Yeomen momentum didn’t last for long as the Bearcats responded by scoring the final two goals of the third before adding the equalizer just moments into the fourth quarter.

Fiorillo would cash in his fourth and final goal of the game and 15th of the season at the 9:19 mark and it appeared that the Yeomen would be able to hang on, but Diggs had other ideas as he tied the game at seven with just 38 seconds left in regulation. The Bearcats had one last chance to win it with just six seconds to go, but Andrews made a huge save to force the extra time.

Playing for the final time at Fred Shults Field, senior Dan Fineman scored his 14th goal of the season. Thomas Cool had the other OC tally.

Ted Palis and Brain Shupack spearheaded the Yeomen defense along with Andrews as they finished with six and five ground balls, respectively.

The Bearcats out-shot the Yeomen 51-38 and had a slight 39-37 edge in ground balls. Oberlin also hindered its cause by winning just 3-of-19 face-offs.

Oberlin will conclude its season on Saturday afternoon when it travels south to take Otterbein University at 1 p.m.
Lee Grosscup
Baseball Swept By Washington & Jefferson in Non-Conference Finale
WASHINGTON, Pa. -- Mount Union's baseball team suffered a pair of close losses -- 5-3 and 5-4 to Washington & Jefferson College Wednesday in Washington, Pa.

Both teams entered the day ranked in the NCAA Mideast Region rankings and the Presidents, who have already clinched the Presidents' Athletic Conference title move to 30-6 on the season while Mount Union falls to 26-12 overall.

In the opener, W&J scored a run in the third before Mount Union pushed three runs across in the fourth afterLee Grosscup (Green/Green) had a lead-off double and scored on a sacrifice fly from Zach Carlino(Pittsburgh, Pa./Central Catholic) while the other two runs came on a home run from C.J. Stotler (Pittsburgh, Pa./Plum).

The Presidents tied the game with two runs in the fourth then took the lead with a pair of unearned runs in the fifth for the 5-3 final.

Eddie Nogay allowed only one hit over the final 2.2 innings to get the win in relief while Tom Bekelsky(Akron/Firestone) took his first loss on the season on the mound for the Raiders.

Mount Union jumped out to a 3-0 lead in game two as Steve Mitch (Sagamore Hills/Trinity) led off the third inning with a double then errors on successive bunt attempts opened up an opportunity as Ricky Olasz (West Mifflin, Pa./West Mifflin) had a sacrifice fly RBI and Grosscup had an RBI single.

The Raiders went up 4-0 in the fourth as Connor Mathis (Akron/Firestone) led off the inning with a triple then scored on a Carlino sacrifice fly.

Washington and Jefferson chipped away with two in the fifth, one in the sixth and loaded the bases with two outs in the seventh before Aaron Klinec hit a line drive to right field to complete the comeback and end the game - 5-4.

Mike Vizzini scattered four hits over six innings and only allowed one earned run to get the win while Beau Smith (Frederick, Md./Frederick) was the hard luck loser as he allowed only six hits over six innings in the loss.

Mount Union wraps up the regular season with an Ohio Athletic Conference twinbill against Muskingum Saturday at 1 pm at 23rd Street Field in Alliance.
Washington&Jefferson 5, Mount Union 3 (May 02, 2012 at Washington, Pa.) (Game 1)

Seniors provide fireworks on Senior Day

Frye, Nemer, Marsinek, Miletti, & Leonatti all shine in NCL Championship-clinching win for Walsh

CUYAHOGA FALLS, May 1: It was Senior Day on Tuesday for the Walsh Jesuit Baseball team, and the Seniors put on quite a show in a 10-0 victory over Notre Dame Cathedral Latin. 

The win clinched at least a share of the North Coast League Championship, as 2012 marks the first year the Warriors have participated in the NCL. Senior Michael Marsinek improved to 8-0 on the year in the five-inning, seven strikeout, complete game shutout performance. 

Fellow Senior Graeme Frye provided the big blow in the first inning, belting a grand slam, and not to be outdone, Senior Anthony Nemer ripped a solo shot of his own on the very next pitch. 

Seniors Drew Miletti and Zack Leonatti not only provided some solid defense, but also had hits of their own, each also scoring a run. Junior Cassidy Brown hit his 5th HR of the year in the 5th, while Sophomores Nate Romans and Kyle Holdsworth, and Freshmen Connor Regan, Dominic Mittiga, and Blake Jenkins all had solid hits, with Mittiga and Jenkins with multiple RBI.

With the win, the 2012 North Coast League Champion Warriors improve to 17-3 on the year.

High School Tennis

Westlake (5) d. St. Edward (0)
Westlake Seasonal Record: 10 and 5
Westlake SWC Record: 7 and 0
1. Colton Buffington d. Jeffrey Williams 6-0, 6-0 - Golden Ball Award
2. Connor Michelich d. Will Meyer 7-6, 6-3
3. Krish Shah d. Brendan Wasilko 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
1. Stephen Flesicher/Kevin Wang d. Neil Ols/Brian Malloy 6-0, 6-1
2. Kent Dinchman/Cal Craven d. Jake Dubusker/AJ Singh 6-0, 6-0 - Golden Ball Award

Griffins Make Most Of Chances To Blow By Storm

PAINESVILLE, OHIO – No. 8 Seton Hill University (11-4, 6-3 ECC) made the most of their opportunities to pick up a 16-7 road victory over Lake Erie College (6-7, 3-6 ECC) at Jack Britt Memorial Stadium in Painesville, Ohio.

The Storm scoring attack was led by junior Josh Becker (Salamanca, N.Y/Salamanca) with three goals. SeniorZach Hamelinck (Chittenango, N.Y/Chittenango/Clarkson), junior Joeyjohn French (Tully, N.Y/Tully) and sophomores Reagan Harding (Saskatoon, SK/Bishop Jones Mahoney) and MacGregor Johnston (Nanaimo, BC/Dover Bay) also scored in the game for Lake Erie.

In goal, junior Alexander Wisner (Sylvania, Ohio/Sylvania Northview) reached double-digit saves for the third straight game with 11 stops.

The Griffins outshot the Storm by a narrow 43-38 margin but made the most of their opportunities. Possessions were nearly even with Seton Hill holding a 14-13 face off edge and committing 22 turnovers to Lake Erie's 23.

The Griffins scored the first three goals of the game before Becker broke through late in the first quarter to get the Storm on the board. French scored the first goal of the second quarter, from junior Bill Desiderio(Lancaster, N.Y/Iroquois) to close the gap to one, but Seton Hill tallied a pair of scores to push its advantage out to 5-2. Johnston found the net for LEC with 4:23 to play in the first half but SHU would score two more goals before intermission for a 7-3 halftime lead.

Seton Hill started the second half the same way as the first, scoring the first three goals before Becker scored again at 9:07 of the quarter to make the score 10-4. The Griffins added two more goals before Lake Erie earned three of the next four tallying to get the deficit down to 13-7 with 13:28 to play after Becker's third goal but it was the last score of the night for Lake Erie.

The Storm are in action for the final time of the 2012 season Sunday when they host Molloy College at 1:00 p.m. on Senior Day.