A Page -- May 7, 2012 -- AM Edition


Westlake’s Colton Buffington is No. 1 seed again; Iggy’s Chad Burton, Yaw Boakey tabbed No. 1 doubles seed

Two-time defending sectional champion Colton Buffington of Westlake was once again tabbed as the No. 1 seed for singles play in the Oberlin tennis sectional beginning this week.

Buffington drew a bye in the first round and will play the winner of the match between Elyria’s James Ratliff and Valley Forge’s Jeanrhay Beringuel.


St. Ignatius Nathan Griffen was selected as the No. 2 seed, Lakewood’s Alex Mihas No. 3 and St. Edward’s Jeffrey Williams No. 4.

In doubles, St. Ignatius’ Chad Burton and Yaw Boakey were named the No. 1 seed while Avon Lake’s James Darkow and Greg Miller were No. 2, Westlake’s Stephen Feisher and Kevin Wang No. 3, and Avon Lake’s Jimmy Chase and Mike Nock No. 4.



Baldwin-Wallace Brendan Toughey Named 

CAPITAL ONE Academic All-District

BEREA, OHIO -- Baldwin-Wallace College junior leftfielder Brendan Toughey (East Amherst, N.Y./ St. Joseph’s Collegiate) has been selected as a first-team CAPITAL ONE Academic All-District 7 baseball student-athlete.  He now qualifies for the CAPITAL ONE Academic All-America ballot.

To become a CAPITAL ONE nominee, a student-athlete must possess a minimum 3.30 grade point average, be a key starter or reserve and play in at least 50 percent of his team’s games. A first-team All-District team is selected by members of CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) from each of the eight CoSIDA districts and those student-athletes then advance to a national Academic All-America ballot. B-W is an NCAA Division III school and located in District VII.

Toughey, a member of B-W’s 3:2 Master’s of Accounting Program with an outstanding 3.94 grade point average, is one of the best outfielders in the Ohio Athletic Conference and Mideast Region of Division III. He helped to lead the Yellow Jackets to a school-record 27 victories and a 27-13 overall record.

This season, Toughey played in and started all 40 games, was second on the team with a .377 batting average (57-for-151) and doubles (10), led the team in base hits (57), runs scored (53), walks drawn (21), stolen bases (23-for-23) and on-base average (.458).

For his career, Toughey is hitting .326 (95-for-291) with 87 runs scored, 18 doubles, two triples, a homerun, 37 RBI and is a perfect 34-for-34 in stolen base attempts.

Academically, Toughey is a Dean’s List student who is a member of the Alpha Lambda, and Chi Sigma Alpha honor societies and a Jacket Scholar. He also is the Vice Chair of the B-W Accounting Association.

“This is an outstanding honor for an extremely deserving student-athlete,” said second-year Head Coach Brian Harrison. “Brendan is a role model for our other student-athletes.

“He is a leader both on campus and on our baseball team,” continued Harrison. “He comes to practice or games every day with the thought process of how hard can I work to help my team and what can I do to make my team and my teammates better. He is an excellent young man who exemplifies the philosophy of the Division III student-athlete. We are very proud of Brendan.”

Two Baldwin-Wallace Softball Players Selected 

as All-Ohio Athletic Conference

BEREA, OHIO -- Baldwin-Wallace Cllege sophomore third baseman Lauren Feciuch (Kent/ Field) and freshman shortstop Brittany Lightel (Tallmadge) have been selected today (Sunday, May 6, 2012) as All-Ohio Athletic Conference student-athletes.  Feciuch was tabbed as a second-team selection and Lightel earned honorable mention honors.

Feciuch, an honorable mention pick in 2011, led the team in most offensive categories as she had a team-best .387 batting, .613 slugging and .408 on-base averages. She led the squad with career-highs in base hits (48), runs batted-in (26), homeruns (5), runs scored (23), stolen bases (8-for-8) and was second with a career-best 13 doubles.  She had a .970 fielding percentage in her first season at third base after making the move from shortstop.

For her career, Feciuch is batting .339 with 21 doubles, three triples, seven homeruns, 45 RBI, 77 hits and 39 runs scored.  She is also a perfect 11-for-11 on stolen base attempts and has a career .955 fielding percentage.

Lightel finished her rookie campaign third on the team in hitting with  a .352 batting average.   She was second in on-base average at .403 and was tied for second in stolen bases with five.  Lightel also was third on the squad in hits with 43 and doubles with six.