B Page -- April 24, 2010

Trinity Relays

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Brittney Jackson was a double winner, taking both the 100 and 200 dashes for Laurel School for Girls.

In the middle distances, Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin’s Liz Weiler was a double winner, racing to the top spot in both the 800 and 1,600 runs.

Host Trinity had Claire Lucas master the track/field linkage by wining the 400 dash and the pole vault. Ally Markovich won the two-mile in a record time as two runners broke the 12-mintue mark for the first time ever in the meet. Erin Vanek of NDCL also ran it in under a dozen minutes.

In the field events, Ayisha Seidu won the high jump for Normandy, Adah Zhang the long jump for Orange, Adi Taraska the shot put for Lake Catholic, and Krissy Sokol the discus for Hoban.

Dan Solomon, Larry Wynn and Ross Ryan le the Hoban boys by winning the 100 dash, high jump and pole vault, respectively.

Adam Patterson was a double winner for Benedicitne in taking both the shot and discus.

Marek Mutch won the pole vault, Mike Brajdic the mile,  and Rhett Lariccia the 110 hurdles for the Bay boys. Nick Gliha won the two-mile for host Trinity. Brandon Jackson won the half mile for US.

In the sprints, Richie Sanders won the 200 for Lake Catholic and Jacoby Brown the 400 for Cleveland Central Catholic.

Oberlin Tennis

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Lewis picked up her 18th win of the year defeating Lauren Kristofco in straight sets 6-2, 6-1. 

Hitting in the No. 2 spot Gates earned her second straight win using strong play in the second and third sets. She fell behind to Sara Longo dropping the first set 6-4 but then came back with identical 6-3 wins in the second and third. 

Ariel Lewis

Preeya Shah, a consistent performer this season for the Yeowomen, defeated Elyse Schmitt at No. 3 6-3, 6-3. 

The No. 4 match-up between Carolyn Ball and Janna Dickerson provided the most excitement during singles action. Ball struggled early with Dickerson earning a 6-1 first set win; however, she was apparently just warming up as she was able to fight off four match points in the second set to secure a 7-5 win. The third set between the two was played just as evenly but Ball would earn a 7-6 (7-4) to provide Oberlin with a two point cushion heading into doubles action. 

Carolyn Ball

Allegheny defeated the Yeowomen’s second doubles pairing and needed extra games to get past Rebecca Brown and Julie Christensen 9-7 in the third position to even the match at 4-4 with only the No. 1 doubles match left on court. 

OC’s Lewis and Gates found themselves in a hole down 6-3 to Kristofco and Longo but managed to overcome the deficit earning the comeback win 9-8 for their thirteenth win together in the top spot. 

“The effort today by the girls was tremendous. It looked like we might walk away with the match and then before you knew it we had to fight. Carolyn’s comeback was great; she showed poise and determination today. Then we got a great effort from our No. 1 doubles to clinch the match,” said Head CoachConstantine Ananiadis following the NCAC match. 

Oberlin (11-8, 3-0 NCAC East) will now prepare to face Kenyon College in a match-up that will determine the No. 1 seed from the Eastern Division heading into the conference tournament. Kenyon will travel to Oberlin Tuesday, April 27th for a 4:30 p.m. match. 

Oberlin Baseball

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Despite only having four hits in the game, the Yeomen had the lead going into the fifth inning. 

Junior Pat Bourke put the Yemen on the board with a two-out RBI single in the second that plated Max Phinney who belted a double earlier in the inning. 

The Gators tied the game in the third, but Oberlin responded with a pair of runs in the top of the fourth. Jason James got things going with a double and Ben Puterbaugh walked. Following a sac bunt, OC would plate both runners on an RBI groundout by Phinney and a picture perfect squeeze bunt by Ben Kauder.

In the fifth the Gators got back to even, using a single and double to start the inning. The first run came across on a sac fly, but following a groundout to third, a crucial error resulted in the tying run to come across. 

Allegheny started the seventh with a single, but yet another OC misplay resulted in Ben Lowmaster going to second base on the play. A sac bunt and fielder’s choice in-between two intentional walks resulted in the bases being full with two outs, before the walk-off error. 

Jack Dunn

Jack Dunn pitched with pride as he tossed five innings while scattering seven hits and three runs (two earned). The Lake Havasu, Arizona, native also fanned seven hitters along the way.

Phil Brua was the tough-luck loser as he worked the final 1.2 innings that featured a scoreless sixth. 

In the nightcap it was more of the same as Oberlin mustered just four hits and committed five errors. 

The score was tied at 1-1 after three complete, but the Gators busted out for four runs in the fourth and add four more between the fifth and sixth innings to secure the win. 

Oberlin (18-18, 8-8 NCAC) has three more games remaining on its schedule. The Yeomen will host John Carroll University in a single nine-inning game on Wednesday, before taking on Ohio Northern next week. First pitch is set for 4 p.m. from Dill Field.


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Student/Athlete Coach Survey

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B-W Tennis

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B-W gained an early 3-0 advantage after doubles play as the number one duo of senior No.4 singles player Andy Redd (Archbold) and junior No.2 player Matt Lachman (Cleveland Heights/ Lakewood St. Edward) won, 8-1; the No.2 tandem of sophomore No.1 player Alex Trzeciak (Avon Lake) and sophomore Taylor Long (Ashland/ Senior) won, 8-1; and the No.3 duo of freshman No.3 player Joe Horvath (North Royalton) and classmate Ty Beaton (Bemus Point, N.Y./ Maplegrove) won, 8-0.

After this match, Horvath and Beaton are now 14-2 this season, Redd and Lachman have the most wins with 15 and a 15-5 mark and Trzeciak and Long are 13-5 overall.
Taylor Long

In singles play, the Yellow Jackets won all six matches to secure the shutout. Trzeciak won, 6-0 and 6-2; Lachman won, 6-0 and 6-1; Horvath won, 6-0 and 6-0; Redd won, 6-1 and 6-1; junior No.5 player Sam Burris (Wooster/ Senior) won, 6-0 and 6-1; and junior No.6 player Bobby Irwin (Ashland/ Senior) won, 6-0 and 6-0.

With his win at No.4 singles, Horvath is now 19-1 overall. In addition, Trzeciak is now 14-6, Lachman is 12-6, Redd is 11-9, Burris is 15-5 and Irwin is 12-4 overall.

The Yellow Jackets next play on Tuesday, April 27 when they travel to Westerville, Ohio to play Otterbein College at 3:30 p.m.  B-W ends the regular season next Saturday, May 1 when it hosts Muskingum University on the "Pop" Collins Courts in Berea at 1:00 p.m.

The 2010 OAC Tournament for men begins on Tuesday, May 4 and B-W will host a first round match at 3:30 p.m.  The OAC Final Four is at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio.

Hiram Baseball

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In the two games, Cuyahoga Falls native Mike DeBord had three hits in four at bats and scored three runs for Wooster.
Michael DeBord

Hiram recorded five hits at the plate with freshman outfielder Ian Sewolich (Cleveland/St. Ignatius) and sophomore infielder Steve Dunn (Westlake) each recording a pair of hits.  Sewolich finished the game a perfect two-of-two, while Dun went two-of-three.

Former Demon Steve Dunn

Junior Andy Marsh (Orwell/Grand Valley) started the game and went three-and-a-third innings allowing nine runs on eight hits and had one strikeout. 

 He would be credited with the loss and is now 3-4 overall.  Junior Bubba Thurner (Pittsburgh, Pa./Brashear) pitched two-thirds of an inning in relief and gave up four runs on four hits.  Freshman Josh Weber (Lorain/Clearview) pitched the final two innings allowing one run on three hits and struck out three batters.

In the nightcap, Wooster struck early with a run in the bottom of the first and later added four runs in the third and another run in the fourth to lead 6-0. 

 Hiram got on the board with a pair of runs in the top of the fifth on a RBI single by Sewolich and a defensive error that allowed junior infielder Cody Fincham (Windham) to score, making the margin 6-2.

Iggy alum Ian Sewolich 

 The Scots then broke the game open with nine runs in the bottom of the fifth to take a commanding 15-2 lead.  The Terriers scored the final run of the game in the sixth thanks to another defensive error, but Wooster would cruise to a 15-3 victory.

Hiram would find more success at the plate in game two with eight hits led by the duo of Sewolich and Fincham who both finished two-of-three.  Sewolich also added a RBI, while Fincham scored a run.

Freshman pitcher Mike LaLonde (Willowick/South) got the knod in game two, but would suffer his first loss of the season, dropping him to 1-1 for the season.  He allowed seven runs on eight hits, while striking out three batters in four innings of work.  Sophomore Chris Wilson (Geneva) pitched two innings of relief and gave up eight runs on six hits and had two strikeouts.

South Alum Mike LaLonde

Hiram is scheduled to conclude the NCAC four-game series against The College of Wooster tomorrow (Sunday, Apr. 25) with another doubleheader at Murray Field.  The first game is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m