A Page -- May 9, 2010

Two Hinckley gals and Highland 

alumnae, Chelsea Saunders and 

Tanya Davis, named All OAC

By Kevin Ruple

May 9, 2010

BEREA - Baldwin-Wallace College softball senior leftfielder Chelsea Saunders (Hinckley/Medina Highland) and junior catcher Tanya Davis (Hinckley/Medina Highland) have been named to the 2010 All-Ohio Athletic Conference team.

Saunders was tabbed as a first-team selection and Davis was named honorable mention.

Saunders, who was an honorable mention pick a year ago, finished the season with a .394 batting average, 31 runs scored, two triples and 11 stolen bases in 12 attempts. During OAC action, she batted .422 with four stolen bases.

Saunders played just two seasons in the Brown & Gold after transferring in as a junior. In 80 career games and starts, she finished with a .393 batting average, 105 base-hits, 61 runs scored and 21 steals.

Davis, who was a first-team pick as a freshman in 2008, batted .409 with 27 runs scored, nine doubles and a team-leading seven homeruns and 39 runs batted-in. Davis also stole eight bases in nine attempts, had a fine .987 fielding average with just two errors in 153 total chances and led the team with a .646 slugging and .434 on-base average. In OAC play, she hit .425 with two homers and 15 RBI.

After three seasons, Davis has a .404 career batting average with 109 runs scored, 42 doubles, five triples, 16 homers, 117 RBI, 26 steals in 30 attempts and a .978 fielding average. She also was tabbed as a first-team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV selection last week and for the second straight year.

The Yellow Jackets finished the season at 23-17 overall.

John Carroll qualifies for this week's 

OAC baseball tournament with

sweep of Northern; joins Marietta, 

Berg, Musky

In a day when the six-member senior class for John Carroll was honored as the most successful one in baseball program history, they added to their own legend.

Two come from behind wins over Ohio Northern Saturday at a cold and wet Schweickert Field not only gave the seniors their 90th and 91st wins (most for a four-year stretch), but also put the Blue Streaks back into postseason play for the second consecutive year.

The seniors figured prominently in the results as action unfolded in a doubleheader that was delayed an hour due to rain. Mike Carbo (2-4, 3 RBI) and Bryan Robinett (2-4, 2 RBI) led an offensive onsluaght that produced 17 runs in a 17-9 win. JCU erased an early 2-0 deficit with four runs in the second inning, two in the third, five in the fourth and sixth in the fifth.

Junior Tony Evanko was the beneficiary of the offense, improving to 3-3 on the year.
Tony Evanko
Mentor High alumnus Tony Evanko

Game two featured violent momentum shifts. John Carroll would take a 6-1 lead in the bottom of the fifth thanks to RBI hits from sophomore Tom Hickey and seniors Carbo and John Skomra. But in the top of the sixth, the Polar Bears responded with seven runs of their own to take an 8-6 advantage.

As they have done many times this year, the Streaks found a way to rally late. In the bottom of the eighth, JCU came up with another five-run explosion, this one fueled by a three-run home run by Robinett.

Senior Adam Jenkins picked up the win in relief whle junior Michael Eden earned the save.

John Carroll is now 24-13 on the season and 10-6 (3rd) in the OAC. The Blue Streaks, who conclude their conference schedule Sunday at Wilmington, are bound for their eighth OAC Tournament. JCU also qualified for the postseason in 1992, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2004, and 2009. 

Ohio Northern slips to 26-12 overall and 10-8 in league play, and would need help to return to the OAC Tournament for the first time since 2000.

Arcs, West G. win team titles at 

Eighth Annual Brush Invite; Andrews 

wins three times for Shaker as Red 

Raiders take second both in boys and 


May 9, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


LYNDHURST – Host Brush won the boys’ division and West Geauga the girls’ division in the Eighth Annual Brush Invitational Track meet here. Shaker Heights finished runners-up in both divisions.

Lindsay Visner won the high jump, Chante Richardson the long jump and 100-meter hurdles and Kori Chapic and 300 hurdles to lead the West G. girls.

Ryan Byrne of Brush and Francis Goins of Shaker set meet records in the 400 dash with 49.62 and 50.4 clockings, respectively.

Jalen Yancy and Ronnell Thompson also led the Brush guys by winning the long jump and 110-meter hurdles, respectively.


Naleta Andrews and Brittany Moore went 1-2 for Shaker in the 100 dash. Andrews was the day’s only three-time (individual) winner, also capturing the top spot in the 200 dash. Elijah Owens was a double winner, taking the 100 dash and 110 hurdles for the Red Raider guys.

Shaker Heights

The Red Raider runners also fared well in the distance races with Alyssa Binczyk winning the 1,600 and Amber Davis the 800. In the gents division, Matt Abramczyk won the 1,600 for Eastlake North.

Junior Josh Province and sophomore Zach Province went 1-2 for the Rangers in the discus. Dan Preston made it a weighty sweep for North by garnering top honors in the shot.

Hawken was led by Jake Willen’s victory in the 200 dash and Brian Vogt’s championship in the half mile. Grant Isdale won the 100 dash to lead the Madison guys.

Copley copped a dual win the 3,200 with Nick Pupino legging it out for the Indian gents and Katie Webb dittoing for the Indian Ladies. Martel Durant was also a winner for Copley in the high jump as wells as Sarah Davis in both the discus and shot.

In the pole vault, Joey Drockton of West G. and Samanth Serafino of Brush were the winners.