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Freight Friday

May 4, 2010

By Renee Adam

AVON - AROUND THE HORN:  The Cleveland State baseball team will host Youngstown State in their final Horizon League series at All Pro Freight Stadium this season, facing the Penguins in a single game on Friday (May 7) at 4:00 p.m. and in a 2:00 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday (May 8). YSU enters the weekend in fifth place in the Horizon League standings, and on a five-game losing streak, dropping games to Wright State, Akron and Kent State. Prior to the YSU series, CSU will play mid-week games at Akron on Tuesday (May 4) and against St. Bonaventure on Wednesday (May 5) with both games starting at 3:00 p.m. The Zips have won three out of their last five games, topping Buffalo, Youngstown State and Malone, while the Bonnies have won two out of their last five games, defeating Saint Louis and Canisius.

Horizon League

REVIEWING LAST WEEK:  CSU was in action five times last week, facing Ohio and Bowling Green in non-league action and Horizon League opponent UIC in a three-game series over the weekend. Below are recaps of all five games.

Game 38 - Ohio 2, CSU 1 (April 27):  Ohio posted a two-run third inning to take a 2-1 lead, and let up just four hits the rest of the game as the Vikings were plagued with six errors, the highest total of the season.

Game 39 - Bowling Green 8, CSU 2 (April 28):  Josh Lowe hit his second home run of the season in the bottom of the fourth, but the Falcons posted a pair of four-run innings, taking an 8-2 victory at All Pro Freight Stadium.

Game 40 - UIC 14, CSU 3 (April 30):  UIC posted a pair of four-run innings to jump out to a 12-2 lead in the fifth inning, and would go on to hold a 14-3 lead to finish the series opener.

Game 41 - CSU 6, UIC 3 (May 1):  A five-run seventh inning and the first CSU triple play in the sixth inning propelled the Vikings past UIC, 6-3 in the first game of the doubleheader. Kris Hall (1-1) picked up his first victory of the season pitching three innings of relief work.

Game 42 - UIC 17, CSU 6 (May 1):  The Flames recorded three four-run innings en route to taking a commanding 17-6 victory over CSU to close the weekend series.

ONE...TWO...AND THREE!  Tom Carter (SS), Jason Haditsch (2B) and Kyle Shaffer (1B) recorded the first ever CSU triple play on Saturday (May 1) in the first game against UIC, posting the three outs in the top of the sixth inning. UIC's Steve McGuiggan lined out to shortstop for the first out, Ty Rubio was out at second base for the second out and Andy Leonard was out at first for the final out.

NEW MONTH BRINGS 10TH WIN:  The 6-3 victory over UIC in the first game on Saturday (May 1) marked the first time that the Vikings have posted a win in their first game of a month. The other three games have been setbacks against UNC Greensboro (February 19), VCU (March 5) and Milwaukee (April 2). The win also marked the 10th win for CSU this season, the 44th consecutive season with 10 or more wins.

…ALONG WITH THIRD LEAGUE WIN:  The win also snapped an eight-game losing streak in the Horizon League for CSU, dating back to April 10 when the Vikings fell to Wright State, 21-11. Cleveland State is now 3-12 in league action, with two of their wins coming against Wright State, who is leading the league with a 12-4 record.

SHAFFER HIT STREAK SNAPPED:  With his zero-for-three performance at the plate in the first game against UIC on Saturday (May 1), Kyle Shaffer snapped his 18-game hitting streak. His streak started against Baldwin-Wallace (April 6) and ended last Friday (April 30) against UIC. Over the 18 games Shaffer had 24 hits, 14 runs and nine RBI.

…JOHNSON TAKES OVER:  With his single through the left side in the third inning against UIC on Saturday (May 1), Alex Johnson extended his hitting streak to 14 games, taking over the longest active CSU hitting streak. Johnson has combined for 21 hits, nine runs and five RBI, including a four-for-five performance against Butler (April 24).

Alex Johnson

Iggy Alum Alex Johnson blazing paths

HALL MARKS FIRST CSU VICTORY:  Freshman Kris Hall (1-1) picked up his first win of the season against UIC on Saturday (May 1) working three innings of relief, allowing two hits and walking two. Hall has appeared in 12 games this season with two starts and has combined for 20 innings of work with 16 strikeouts.

LEAGUE LEADER:  Sophomore Alex Johnson is now tied for the league lead with 15 stolen bases this season following a three-for-four performance through last week's contests. Johnson is tied with UIC's Steve McGuiggan, and is second behind McGuiggan with 18 steal attempts.

TERRIBLE TWOS:  CSU has had a hard time posting back-to-back wins this season, winning two in a row just once (Wright State, April 9-10). After each stand alone victory, CSU has lost the next game by an average of seven runs and has held a lead only twice in those seven games.

…BUT LIKES THE DOUBLE ON THE FIELD:  After posting seven double plays last week the Vikings extended their lead in the league standings with 46 on the season. Second place UIC has 42, including three in last weekend's series and third place Milwaukee has 33, with three coming against Cleveland State. Three Vikings are in the top six for fielding double plays, Tyler Wynn in first place with 36, Tom Carter ranking third with 32 and Jason Haditsch ranking sixth with 26.

UP NEXT:  The Vikings will hit the road again for a pair of weekend doubleheaders against Horizon League opponents Wright State and UIC. CSU will face the Raiders on Saturday (May 15) beginning at 1:00 p.m. and the Flames on Sunday (May 16) with the first game starting at 2:05 p.m. EST.

#3 Mount Union Advances

to OAC Semifinals With 5-3

Win Over #6 Wilmington;

Kacey Huff and Krissy

Hallett set the Mount

Union record of 18

doubles wins 

May 4

By Jared Hubicsak

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Student/Writer

(ALLIANCE,OH)--Mount Union women's tennis team defeated Wilmington, 5-3 in a quarterfinal match of the Ohio Athletic Conference Women's Tennis Tournament Tuesday in Alliance, Ohio.

The Purple Raiders improve to 15-5 overall and advance to a semifinal game against No. 2 seed Otterbein, a 5-0 winner over Heidelberg, Friday at 1 pm at the Linder Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio.


South Alumna Kris Hallett

Mount Union fell behind early, trailing 2-1 after doubles with the No.1 duo of senior Kacey Huff (Louisville/Louisville) and sophomore Krissy Hallett (Willoughby Hills/Willoughby South) posting the only win, 8-1.


Louisville alum Kacey Huff

For Huff and Hallett, it was their 18th doubles win which set a new team single season record.

The Raiders then went to work in singles and  found a way to edge out the victory with wins by Huff, Hallett at No 1 and 2 spots, junior Elyse Underwood (Orrville/Orrville) at fifth singles and the match winner from freshman Courtney Adamsky (New Philadelphia/New Philadelphia) at sixth singles.

Polar Bears Put a Freeze on Senior Day; North Olmsted alum Brett Katana drives in three ONU runs
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Oberlin, Ohio –
 The visiting Ohio Northern University Polar Bears spoiled Senior Day for the Oberlin College baseball team as they cruised to an 8-3 win over the Yeomen in what was the final game for seniors Jack Dunn and Zach Berman, and Head Coach Eric Lahetta


Playing DH, North Olmsted High alumnus Brett Katana drove in three of the eight Polar Bear runs.

“It has been a pleasure to be the head coach here for the last 13 seasons,” Lahetta said following the ball game. “We have done some special things and I have built many great relationships along the way. The program will be in great shape next season with Adrian (Abrahamowicz) taking over and I look forward to my new role in athletics administration.”

Dunn, who is the all-time leader in wins with 16, got the start on the bump in search of one more, but the Polar Bears didn’t make it easy on him as they touched him up for 10 hits. While he was living dangerously all game long it wasn’t till a critical error in the fourth inning that led to his undoing as just three out of the seven runs he allowed were earned. 

In his final game in the crimson and gold, the southpaw from Lake Havasu, Arizona, worked six-plus innings – throwing 117 pitches (66 strikes) – while fanning two and walking three.

Berman got the starting nod in left field and went 1-for-3 with a walk. 

Things started off good for the Yeomen who finished their season at 18-19 overall. In the first Ben Puterbaugh’s one-out single to right field scored Ben Kauder and an error in right field resulted in Puterbaugh going all the way to third base. However, a failed suicide squeeze bunt resulted in Puterbaugh being cut down at the plate and effectively short-circuited the inning. 

ONU (24-10) scratched out a run in the second thanks to a failed run-down situation that ended with runners at second and third with one out. 

However, the Yeomen would answer right back as junior Pat Bourke came through with a single through the right side – sending Eric Knight across the dish.

From that point on the Yeomen couldn’t really string anything together, while ONU used five hits and one OC miscue to post five runs in the fourth. The big hit in the inning came courtesy of Brett Katana who belted a two-out bases-loaded double to the gap in right-center that resulted in three unearned runs coming across the plate. 

ONU added single tallies in the sixth and seventh. 

Brandon Cantrill hit his team-leading fourth home run of the season in the eighth, but it was just too little too late for the Yeomen to complete the comeback. 

Kauder, Cantrill and Max Phinney each had two hits for the Yeomen.


Highland alum Bryce Sedio pitched the final two innings for ONU allowing just one run.

Mount Union Schedule Set For 

Final Week of Regular Season; 

Three OAC Series tomorrow, 

Friday, Saturday

May 4

By Lenny Reich

(ALLIANCE)--Mount Union's baseball team will wrap-up the regular season with three Ohio Athletic Conference doubleheaders this week.  The Purple Raiders play Wednesday at 2 pm at Ohio Northern then Friday and Sunday at home at 1 pm against Heidelberg and Capital respectively.

Mount Union is fighting for its post-season hopes as the Purple Raiders enter the week at 15-14 overall and 5-7 in the OAC.  The top four teams make next week's OAC Tournament and the Raiders are three down in the win column from a group of three teams (Ohio Northern, Muskingum and Otterbein) that are in the fourth spot.

It will also mark two weeks since Mount Union has played a game by the time they square off against Ohio Northern due to a combination of poor weather and conflicts with final exam schedules.
Greg Ferrell
Green alum Greg Ferrell

Junior center fielder Greg Ferrell (Uniontown/Green) is the Raiders top offensive player as he leads the squad in batting average (.411), runs scored (35), RBI (28), stolen bases (10) doubles (16), triples (4) and home runs (7).

On the mound, Cody Colly (Massillon/Massillon Washington) leads a balanced staff with a 4-2 record, a 4.14 ERA and 40 strikeouts in 41.1 innings pitched.

US, CVCA crack top four in Division

II state tennis poll

May 4, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


COLUMBUS – University School is ranked second and Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy fourth in Division II, in the second state tennis poll released yesterday.


Also cracking the top 10 in D-II was Hawken, which came in as No. 10.


The only Division I Cleveland schools to crack the top 10 were Hudson in eighth and Solon in ninth. Westlake made it to the Sweet 16 in the state tournament but could not be found in the top 10. 


1. Cinti St. Xavier  (9) 99
2. Upper Arlington (2) 96
3. Toledo St. John (1) 90
4. New Albany 76
5. Cinti Sycamore 58
6. Lakota East  35
7. Olentangy Liberty 33
8. Hudson 31
9. Solon 20
10. Dublin Coffman  18


1. Gahanna Columbus Academy (9) 90
2. Hunting Valley University School 73
3. Cinti Seven Hills  67
4. Cuyahoga Falls Cuyahoga Valley Christian 61
5.  Columbus Bishop Watterson 45
6. Cinti Country Day 36
7. Maumee Valley Country Day  35
8. Columbus Bexley 19
9. Findlay 17
10. Gates Mills Hawken 16

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State Athletics

Softball & Baseball Each At Home As Academic Year Approaches Finals. . .
Men's Tennis Awaits NCAA Pairings; Softball Closes Record-Setting Regular Season

May 4, 2010

By Brian McCann

The 2009-10 athletic year is down to just three active sports at Cleveland State as final exams for the winter semester approach and another athletic season winds down.

After winning its third straight Horizon League Championship a week ago, the men's tennis team will finally learn where and who it will play next week in the NCAA Men's Tennis Championship when the NCAA announces the bracket for the championship on Tuesday, May 4 at 5:00 p.m. on ESPN News.  The Vikings played at Ohio State in 2008 and Kentucky last year.

The Viking softball team, which clinched the 2010 Horizon League regular season title by sweeping Loyola over the weekend, will play just three games this week, hosting Valparaiso over the weekend for the final league series of the season.  The two teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday (May 8) at 12:00 noon and a single game on Sunday (May 9) at 12:00 noon.

The baseball team will play four of its five games this week at home.  The schedule opens with a 3:00 p.m. game on Tuesday (May 4) at Akron with CSU returning home to host St. Bonaventure on Wednesday (May 5) at 3:00 p.m. at All Pro Freight Stadium in Avon.  Youngstown State visits Avon for a three-game series over the weekend, playing a single game at 4:00 p.m. on Friday and a twinbill on Saturday (May 8) at 2:00 p.m.

Softball Sets Wins Records To Claim Horizon League Regular Season Crown
Vikings Close Regular Season With A Three-Game Series With Valpo Before Hosting League Tourney

Fresh off three road wins at Loyola that allowed the Vikings to claim their second Horizon League regular season crown in three seasons, the Vikings will return home to close the regular season this week with a three-game series vs. Valparaiso over the weekend, playing a 1:00 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday (May 8) and a single game at 12:00 noon on Sunday.

The sweep of the Ramblers allowed Cleveland State to set two records for wins.  With a 39-13 record this season, the Vikings toppled the old team record of 38 wins in a season, originally set in 2006.  With a 19-2 league mark, the Vikings have broken their own league record for wins in a season, besting the old mark of 17 set last year.  More importantly, by winning the regular season title, CSU gets to host the Horizon League Championship at Viking Field from May 13-15.

"We played pretty well at Loyola, which is a good sign considering how close we are to the postseason," CSU head coach Angie Nicholson said.  "It is important that we be playing at our best when the league tournament comes and we took a big step in that direction over the weekend.

"Winning the regular season title was one of our team goals this year and it is good to achieve it, especially since that means we get to stay at home and host the tournament."

After losing their first league game of the season, the Vikings have bounced back to win 19 of their last 20.  Senior Amanda Macenko won all three games against Loyola to raise her season total to 33, most in the nation this year.  She now has 113 career wins to break the old Horizon League record of 111 held by UIC's Samantha Iuli.
Dara Toman

The hitting star of the weekend was freshman Dara Toman, who homered in all three games of the series, going five-for-10 with four home runs, a double and 10 runs scored.  She now leads the team with 44 RBIs this season, four short of the school record.

Baseball Set To Host Youngstown State For Three-Game Series
Vikings Play Four of Five At Home This Week

The Vikings will host the Youngstown State Penguins in their final home Horizon Leagues series of the season this weekend, facing the Penguins in a single game on Friday (May 7) at 4:00 p.m. and a doubleheader on Saturday (May 8) beginning at 2:00 p.m.  CSU will also play a pair of mid-week contests, at Akron on Tuesday (May 3) and at home against St. Bonaventure on Wednesday (May 4) with both games beginning at 3:00 p.m.

CSU is coming off a 1-4 week, with the lone win coming as a 6-3 decision over UIC in the first game of the doubleheader on Saturday (May 1), and the losses coming against Ohio (April 27), Bowling Green (April 28) and UIC (April 30, May 1). With Saturday's win the Vikings are now 3-12 in league play and 10-32 overall.

"We really need to focus on the Youngstown State series this weekend, and get at least two victories to help us in the league standings," head coach Kevin Kocks said. "As long as we come out with strong pitching in all three games I think we will be able to hit the ball and get our offense going. With the two mid-week games we will have time to work some things out on our defense and hopefully get our confidence up going into the weekend."

Alex Johnson led the Vikings at the plate last week, going seven-for-19 (.368) with two doubles, four runs, two RBI and three stolen bases, and extended his hitting streak to 14 games. Kris Hall (1-1) picked up the win for CSU, working three innings of relief against UIC.

Men's Golf Finishes Sixth At Horizon League Championships

The men's golf team concluded its season by placing sixth out of eight teams at the 2010 Horizon League Championship. The two-day, 54 hole event was played at the par-72, 7,032 yard Kearney Hills G.C. in Lexington, Ky., on April 26-27.

The Vikings opened with identical rounds of 306 during Monday's first two rounds and came back to fire a 293 during Tuesday's final round.

"The tournament was a grind for everyone because we had to deal with some inclement weather, but I thought our guys did a good job of staying mentally tough and battling the entire tournament," head coach Steve Weir said. "It was unfortunate that we were missing two of our top three players the entire spring season, but that allowed some of our younger players to get some experience and that will only help us in the long run."

One of those youngsters was freshman Michael Klaric who earned a spot on the all-tournament team by tying for sixth place at 219 (76-73-70). His final round 70 was a career-low and his team-leading sixth round of par or better.

Senior Kyle Cobb tied for 10th place after rounds of 75-75-72 (222) and was also named to the All-Horizon League first team.

Viking High Fives

Alex Johnson: The sophomore centerfielder is now tied for the league lead with 15 stolen bases this season, after the three that he posted in last week's games.

Michael Klaric: The freshman men's golfer fired a final round 70 at the league championship to tie for sixth place and earn a spot on the all-tournament team.

Dara Toman:  The softball freshman crushed four home runs and knocked in 10 runs to lead CSU to the sweep of Loyola.  She now has 15 HR and 44 RBI this season.
St. Ignatius High School logo

Iggy gets 14th win with 3-2 de-

stinger-ing of Bees

May 4, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


St. Ignatius tennis team improved to 14-3 with tonight’s 3-2 win over Medina. James Oliver and Sean Frebes won at first and second singles in straight sets for two of the Wildcat points.

Mike Nichols and Amar Shah took the first doubles point in a 6-1, 6-0 breeze for the Cats.

B-W Baseball Team Splits with 

Muskingum and Gives Bob Fisher 

His 700th Career Victory

By Kevin Ruple

BEREA - The Baldwin-Wallace College baseball team split an Ohio Athletic Conference doubleheader with visiting Muskingum University today (Tuesday, May 4, 2010) at Heritage Field in Berea. The Yellow Jackets won game one, 7-0, to give veteran Head Coach Bob Fisher his 700th career victory. The Muskies took the nightcap, 19-5.

Fisher, who came to B-W as a student in 1959, is coaching his 42nd season of baseball at his alma mater and now has a 700-639-14 career mark.

With the split, B-W moves to 12-21-1 overall and 6-9-1 in the OAC and closes out the season with a 1:00 p.m. doubleheader versus Capital University on Saturday, May 8 at Heritage Field. During the twinbill, the College will honor Coach Fisher who is retiring at the end of the season. Muskingum improves to 20-16 overall and 9-7 in the OAC.

In game one, B-W scored first when freshman centerfielder Nolan Neuschaefer (Elyria/Senior) singled, stole second and came all the way around to score on two throwing errors following the steal.

Euclid alum Jimmy Martin

The Yellow Jackets added three runs in the third to make the score 4-0. Senior third baseman Jim Martin (Euclid) and senior first baseman Chris Nealon (Avon Lake) hit back-to-back RBI singles with two out and senior designated hitter Scott Nealon (Avon Lake) reached on an error to plate Martin.

B-W added two more in the fourth when Chris Nealon hit another two-out single to score Neuschaefer and senior second baseman Matt Rollins (Walbridge/Millbury Lake). The Jackets scored once more in the sixth when sophomore shortstop Anthony Longhitano (Cuyahoga Falls) doubled and eventually scored on a "suicide squeeze" by Rollins.

On the mound, senior Scott Luthman (Celina) dominated for his third complete game and first shutout of the season. He pitched seven innings, allowed four hits and one walk, and struck out three to improve to 4-2 for the year.

At the plate, Chris Nealon was 2-for-3 with three RBI and Neuschaefer was 2-for-3 with two stolen bases and two runs scored.

In game two, the Muskingum bats came to life with nine straight hits to open the game and scored nine runs in the first inning en route to the 19-5 win.

B-W freshman Pat Havens (Twinsburg) was roughed up in his third start of the season and drops to 1-4 for the year.  Five other Yellow Jackets pitched in relief and sophomore Josh Stobinski (Ottawa Hills) was the most effective, throwing two and one-third innings of scoreless ball in his first collegiate appearance.

At the plate, Scott Nealon was 2-for-2, Chris Nealon was 3-for-5 with an RBI double, and Neuschaefer was 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored.

CSU heads to Dixie for first-

round NCAA Final 64 match

May 4

By Greg Murphy

CLEVELAND - For the second consecutive season, the Cleveland State men's tennis team will travel to Kentucky for a first round match in the NCAA Championship.

The official announcment was made on Tuesday afternoon on ESPNews when the entire 64 team field was released.

The match will be played on either May 14 or 15 at a time that will be determined.

Georgia Tech will play Binghamton in the other first round match at Kentucky with the two winners playing a second round match.

Brian Etzkin

Coach Etzkin

"We are excited to go back and get a chance to play a very good Kentucky team in the NCAA tournament," head coach Brian Etzkin said. "I felt like we competed with them last season, but we know that we will need everyone playing at a high level to get a win. I think the doubles point is going to be very crucial and if we can somehow win that, I think that will put a lot of pressure on them and give us some momentum.

"We know them well and I think the more times we play a team, the better we do."

The Vikings enter the tournament with a 20-6 overall record, including a perfect 7-0 in league matches. CSU defeated UIC, 4-0, on April 25 to capture its third straight Horizon League Championship.

Kentucky, seeded 12th in the tournament, enters the event with a 23-8 record, finishing sixth at the NCAA Championships last year.

The 64-team field begins play on campus sites May 14-16. The round of 16 through the finals will take place May 21-25 at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga.

B-W Women's Tennis Team Beats 

Marietta, 5-0, in OAC 

Quarterfinal and Ties Record With 

13 Straight Wins

BEREA -- The top-seeded Baldwin-Wallace College women's tennis team defeated eighth-seeded Marietta College, 5-0, today (Tuesday, May 4, 2010) in a record-tying performance in an Ohio Athletic Conference quarterfinal match on the "Pop" Collins Courts in Berea.

The victory both advanced the No.1-seed Yellow Jackets into the OAC Final Four this Friday and Saturday, May 7-8 at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio and gave B-W its school-record-tying13th straight victory. B-W set the previous 13-game record during its 25-3 season in 2006-06. During its 13-match winning streak, B-W has outscored its opponents, 98-15, including eight shutouts.

With their victory, the Yellow Jackets are now 16-7 overall and play the winner of the No.4-seeded John Carroll University versus 5th-seeded Ohio Northern University in a semifinal match on Friday at 2:00 p.m. The OAC Championship match is on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. with the winner receiving the OAC's automatic berth in the NCAA Division III National Tournament. B-W has won two of the last three OAC Tournament titles and has a 41-2 mark against OAC Teams during that span, including a 10-0 mark this season.  With its loss, Marietta ends its season at 3-10 overall.

The Yellow Jackets dominated the match from start-to-finish as they won 24 of a possible 26 points in doubles and 12 of a possible 12 points in two completed singles matches for a combined 36 of 38 points overall.

B-W took a 3-0 lead in doubles play as the number one duo of junior Caitlyn Pecinovsky (Whitehall/Columbus Bishop Hartley) and freshman Rebecca Mittler (Elyria/Catholic) won, 8-1; the No.2 tandem of this week's OAC Women's Tennis Player of the Week, junior Emily Pelosi (Uniontown/Green) and sophomore Jenny Greene (Worthington/Thomas Worthington) won 8-0; and the No. 3 team of last week's OAC Women's Tennis Player of the Week, junior Katy Marshall (Medina/Senior) and senior Andrea Essig (Ashtabula/ Edgewood) won, 8-1.  With their win at No.3, Essig and Marshall are now 13-9 overall, Pecinovsky and Mittler are 13-12 overall and Pelosi and Greene are 11-10 overall

In singles play, B-W won two matches in perfect straight sets to clinch the victory.  Pecinovsky won 6-0 and 6-0 at No. 1 and Marshall won 6-0 and 6-0 at No. 6.  With their wins, Pecinovsky is now 14-9 overall and Marshall is 17-6. In addition, Greene has an 11-12 mark at No.2, Mittler is 14-9 at No.3, Pelosi is tied with Marshall for the most singles wins with 17 and is 17-4 at No.4 and Essig is 10-13 at No.5.