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Lake Erie Baseball ...

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The Storm has won nearly as many games in three seasons under McGee than it had in its first six seasons of existence.  His 45th win breaks a tie with Ken Krsolovic (2004-2007) for the most coaching wins in Storm baseball history.

But when the game began, it looked like anything but a celebratory day for the Storm.  Thanks to an error and a couple of walks, the Eagles (12-17) put up five runs in their first at-bat to take the early lead.

Undaunted, the Storm came right back, scoring twice on a single by Vanni and an error. A passed ball yielded another run and Toth and junior Brandon James (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) followed with run-scoring hits to put Lake Erie up 6-5.

Charleston scored twice in the second and once again in the third to take a 8-6 lead into the middle innings.  But that was where the Storm took command, scoring three in the fourth and four in the fifth before capping the burst with a five-run sixth inning. 

Toth had an RBI doubled to start the scoring in the fourth and then came around on a wild pitch and errant throw by the catcher.  Freshman Pat Kilway (Tallmadge, Ohio/Talmadge), who had a career high four hits and six RBI on Friday night, singled in a run to give the Storm the lead back.


In the fifth, Toth singled in two runs and James and Ryan Rua (Amherst, Ohio/Amherst) each brought runners home.  Then in the sixth, Lott doubled in Jae Leeworthy (Newton Falls, Ohio/Newton Falls) and scored on an error, Vanni scored on a passed ball, Rua drew a bases loaded walk and eventually came around to score on a throwing error by the pitcher and the Storm took an 18-11 lead into the later innings.

While the offense was hitting on all cylinders, freshman lefthander Trent Vallinger (Poland, Ohio/Poland Seminary) was restoring order on the mound.  After starter Michael Backes (Hubbard, Ohio/Hubbard) lasted just four innings, Vallinger (1-0) entered in the fifth and held Charleston scoreless for three straight innings. He allowed two runs in the eighth and loaded the bases in the ninth, but came back to retire Ross Easterling to end it and pick up his first collegiate win.  He scattered four hits over five innings and did not walk a batter. 

In addition to the three players with three hits, Rua, James, Kilway and Leeworthy had two hits each. Rua, James and Kilway all drove in two runs. Combined with Toth, the top four in thebatting order were nine-for-21 (.429) with six runs score and 10 RBI.   

Easterling was one of five Eagles with two hits.  Igor Molina and Andrew Armstrong each drove in three runs.

B-W/Lake Erie/JCU Tennis ...

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In singles play, B-W won five of six matches. At No.1, Pecinovsky won, 6-2 and 6-3, sophomore No.2 player Jenny Greene (Worthington/Thomas Worthington) won, 6-2 and 6-1, junior No.4 Emily Pelosi (Uniontown/Green) won, 6-1 and 6-1, No.5 Essig won, 6-4 and 7-6 (7-2), and No.6 Marshall won, 6-2 and 6-2.

Against Lake Erie, B-W took a 3-0 lead in doubles play as the No.1 duo of junior Nicole Fung (Strongsville) and senior Alisha Shivers (East Liverpool) won, 8-6, the No.2 tandem of freshman Danielle Rueger (Ashland/ Senior) and freshman Anna Callahan (Williamsville, N.Y./ Clarence Central) won, 8-0, and the Jackets received a forfeit at No.3 as Lake Erie on had four players today and five on its roster.
Nicole Fung

In singles play, B-W captured all four matches and received two forfeits. Rueger won at first singles, 6-4 and 6-0; Fung won at No.2, 3-6, 6-1, 1-0 (10-7 pro-set); Shivers won at No.3, 6-1 and 6-2; and Callahan won at No.4, 6-1 and 6-4.

The B-W women next play a home match on Wednesday, April 14 when it hosts OAC arch-rival Mount Union College at the "Pop" Collins Courts in Berea at 3:30 p.m. B-W also hosts defending OAC champ Ohio Northern University next Saturday, April 17 on the Collins Courts at 12:00 noon.

Ashley Bauer
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Tennis Match Results
Baldwin-Wallace College -- 7, John Carroll -- 2

SINGLES:  No.1: Caitlyn Pecinovksy (B-W) def. Maria Ciccolini (JCU) 6-2, 6-3; No.2: Jenny Greene (B-W) def. Anna Navatsyk (JCU) 6-2, 6-1; No.3: Amy Marchlen (JCU) def. Rebecca Mittler (B-W) 7-5, 5-7, 1-0 (10-6); No.4:  Emily Pelosi (B-W) def. Ashley Bauer (JCU) 6-1, 6-1; No.5:  Andrea Essig (B-W) def. Athena Pappis (JCU) 6-4, 7-6 (7-2); No.6: Katy Marshall (B-W) def. Emily Gorndt (JCU) 6-2, 6-2; DOUBLES:  No.1:  Caitlyn Pecinovksy/Rebecca Mittler (B-W) def. Maria Ciccolini/Anna Navatsyk (JCU) 8-5;  No.2: Amy Marchlen/Ashley Bauer (JCU) def. Jenny Greene/Emily Pelosi (B-W) 9-7; No.3: Katy Marshall/Andrea Essig (B-W) def. Emily Gorndt/Allison Mora (JCU) 8-2.


Tennis Match Results
Baldwin-Wallace College -- 9, Lake Erie -- 0

SINGLES:  No.1: Danielle Rueger (B-W) defeated Emily Rose-Grat (LEC), 6-4, 6-0; No.2: Nicole Fung (B-W) def. Cassaundra Rideout (LEC), 3-6, 6-1, 1-0 (10-7); No.3: Alisha Shivers (B-W) def. Hillary Marshall (LEC), 6-1, 6-2; No.4: Anna Callahan (B-W) def. Rachel Smallwood (LEC), 6-1, 6-4; No.5:  B-W won by forfeit; No.6: B-W won by forfeit;  DOUBLES: No.1: Fung/Shivers (B-W) def. Rose-Gray/Small (LEC), 8-6; No.2: Rueger/ Callahan (B-W) def. Marshall/Rideout (LEC), 8-0; No.3: B-W won by forfeit.

Hiram Softball ...

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n the first game, OWU got on the board first with a pair of runs in the bottom of the first inning to take a 2-0 lead.  Hiram responded with three unanswered runs, including two in the second on a two-RBI single by senior All-NCAC pitcher/outfielder Whitney Dropsey (Ashland/Hillsdale) and a run in the third thanks to a RBI double by sophomore third basemanAshley Pike (Mission Viejo, Calif./Mission Viejo).  OWU regained the lead with two runs in the fifth to make the score 4-3.  The lead remained one for the Bishops going into the seventh inning, and Hiram tallied the only run of the inning on a RBI single by junior first baseman Kelly Langland (Batavia/McNicholas) to tie the game at 4-4 sending the game into extra frames.  Following a scoreless eighth inning, Hiram took control of the game with five runs in the ninth highlighted by a three-run homerun by sophomore outfielder Marlene Smith (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Trinity), her first of the season.  Following a pair of consecutive OWU outs in the bottom of the inning, the Bishops recorded back-to-back hits, but the Terrier defense recorded the game-ending out on the ensuing at-bat to claim the 9-4 victory.

At the plate, Hiram tallied 16 hits and was led by Dropsey who went four-of-six overall with four RBI.  Freshman Alexandra Singer (Akron/Dayton) belted three hits and finished three-of-four with a run scored.  Langland, Smith and freshman shortstop Megan Troxell (New Richmond) all recorded a pair of hits.  Langland also scored two runs and had a RBI.  Smith added a run scored to go along with three RBI while Troxell scored a run.

On the mound, Dropsey pitched all nine innings to claim her sixth win of the season and improves to 6-5 overall.  She allowed four runs on 11 hits and struck out eight batters.

In the nightcap, Hiram scored single runs in the second, fourth and fifth innings, that included a solo homer by Pike in the fifth, to lead 3-0.  Pike’s homerun was her team-leading fourth of the season.  The Terriers maintained their lead heading into the bottom of the seventh inning, when OWU crossed the plate three times to even the score at 3-3 and sent the game into extra innings.  Neither team would score until the 10th inning when Hiram recorded the game-winning run on a RBI single by Dropsey giving the Terriers a 4-3 victory.

Hiram had another strong effort at the plate with 15 runs and was led by Singer who finished a perfect five-of-five and scored a run.  Dropsey finished the game three-of-six with an RBI.  Pike, Langland and Smith also recorded multi-hit games.  Pike also added two runs scored and a RBI while Langland drove in a run and Smith tallied a run scored and a RBI.

Dropsey started the second game at pitcher and went eight-and-a-third innings allowing three runs on 12 hits with five strikeouts.  Junior Sarah Padilla (Ontario, Calif./Colony) pitched the final inning and two-thirds and got the win to improve to 3-1 overall.  She gave up no runs and no hits.

Wittenberg Run Sinks Yeowomen
Story Reported by Mike Mancini
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Box Score

Springfield, Ohio – The Oberlin College women’s lacrosse team played toe-to-toe with Wittenberg University for 22 minutes, but a stretch of 12 straight goals by the Tigers propelled them to a 20-7 win over the Yeowomen on Sunday afternoon. 

Alice Zicht and Ilyssa Meyer each scored a pair of goals for the Yeowomen, while Lori SakoMolly Bloom and Grace Amber added one apiece. 

Rookie netminder Madeleine O'Meara rejected 12 shots and finished with a team-high six groundballs. She also registered three caused turnovers in the loss. 

The Yeowomen (3-6, 0-2 NCAC) took an early 2-1 lead on Sako’s score and got within 7-5 on Meyer’s first goal of the day with 8:40 left in the first half. However, from that point on the Tigers took over and never looked back. They would score seven more times before the first half horn went off to lead 14-5 at the break. 

Oberlin’s offense went silent until just five minutes remained in the game. 

The Tigers (8-3, 2-1 NCAC) out-shot the Yeowomen 38-18, but Oberlin did win the groundball game 26-20. 

Oberlin returns to action on Tuesday evening at Denison University. The opening draw is set for 7 p.m.
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Mount Softball ...

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Junior designated player Meghan Allen (Hartville/Lake) also got into the act as she hit her first home run of the season, a two-run shot, that sparked a three-run sixth inning that put away a 9-3 win in the first game.

The Purple Raiders had 13 hits which was more than enough for sophomore Bre Willis (Navarre/Fairless) who had her best outing of the season as she pitched a complete-game six hitter to improve to 5-6 on the season. 

In the second game, freshman Rachel McAninch (West Jefferson/West Jefferson) hurled her third shutout of the season and improved her record to 9-1 on the season to lead Mount Union to a 4-0 win in the second game.

Junior second baseman Alex Lucak (Maple Heights/Trinity) went 3-for-3 with an RBI and Allen had her second home run of the day to lead an offense that pounded out 12 hits.



Mount Union next travels to Baldwin-Wallace for an OAC doubleheader Wed., April 14 at 3:30 pm at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds in Berea.

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Mount Union was held to just three hits in the opener that spoiled a terrific outing by senior pitcher Mark Sabatino (Mayfield Heights/Mayfield).  Sabatino did not allow an earned run and scattered seven hits over 7.2 innings but became the hard luck loser when Colton Newell legged out a double play ball with bases loaded that scored Wes Carder, who reached on an error to start the inning, for the game winner. 


B-W Golf ...

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Also in the final round, junior Sam Migalski (Manahawkin, N.J./Southern Regional) shot 103, freshman Sarah Terrill (Cuyahoga Falls/Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy) shot 114, and freshman Emily Eighmy (Erie, Pa./ Villa Maria Academy) shot 121.


The Yellow Jackets are back in action on Sunday, April 18 at the John Carroll Invitational at Fowlers Mill G.C. in Chesterland. B-W then competes at the 2010 Ohio Athletic Conference Championship Tournament on April 24-25 that will be hosted by JCU at Fowlers Mill. The winner of the OAC Tournament receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III National Championship Tournament.

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Tennis Match Results
Baldwin-Wallace College 7, John Carroll 2

Singles competition
1. Alex Trzeciak (BW-M) def. Ryan Mullaney (JCU-M) 6-3, 6-2
2. Matt Lachman (BW-M) def. Chad Ruehs (JCU-M) 6-3, 6-2
3. Andy Redd (BW-M) def. Michael Hulseman (JCU-M) 6-2, 6-4
4. Joe Horvath (BW-M) def. Ross Venzke (JCU-M) 6-1, 6-1
5. Sam Burris (BW-M) def. Matt Tomayko (JCU-M) 6-1, 6-3
6. Tyler Beaton (BW-M) def. Edward Zalar (JCU-M) 6-0, 3-6, 6-0
Ryan Mullaney

Doubles competition
1. Ryan Mullaney/Chad Ruehs (JCU-M) def. Matt Lachman/Andy Redd (BW-M) 8-4
2. Alex Trzeciak/Taylor Long (BW-M) def. Michael Hulseman/Ross Venzke (JCU-M) 8-5
3. Matt Tomayko/Edward Zalar (JCU-M) def. Joe Horvath/Tyler Beaton (BW-M) 8-6

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For the women, freshman Sara Rospert (Milan/ Edison) won the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase in 12:01.20, senior D’Arcy Hlavin (Berea) won the 1,500 meter run in an NCAA Division III National Meet provisional qualifying-time of 4:33.44, junior Kim Chinn (Zanesville/ West Muskingum) won the 5,000-meter run in 17:38.79 and senior Marina Ortiz (Tucson, Ariz./ Salpointe Catholic) won the javelin with a throw of 119’4”.


The Yellow Jackets next compete on Saturday, April 17 when they travel to Delaware, Ohio to compete at the annual All-OhioChampionship Meet. Field events begin at 11:00 a.m.

Media and fans are reminded that Baldwin-Wallace College will host the 2010 NCAA Division III Outdoor National Track and Field Championship Meet in The George Finnie Stadium in Berea, Ohio from May 27-29. 

To date, seven Yellow Jackets are qualified either automatically or provisionally for the 2010 NCAA Championship Meet.  They are Phipps in the discus and hammer, Patrick in the shot put, Chinn in the 1,500 meters and 3000 steeplechase, Hlavin in the 1,500, freshman Mitch Supan (Medina/ Walsh Jesuit) in the discus, senior Steve Price (North Olmsted) in the decathlon and junior Emily Oliver (Waynesburg/ Sandy Valley) in the heptathlon.

Tigers Top Yeomen
Story Reported by Mike Mancini
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Oberlin, Ohio –
 The Oberlin College men’s lacrosse team played a sound game throughout, but couldn’t overcome a hot start by the visiting Wittenberg Tigers as they defeated the Yeomen 14-5 on Saturday afternoon at Fred Shults Field. 

Freshman Thomas Hake turned in a fine performance with two goals and two assists, while senior Erik Strand also added a pair of scores to go along with one helper, eight groundballs and four face-off wins. Sophomore Dylan Holmes cashed in the only other Yeomen score. 

The Tigers (7-2, 2-0 NCAC) came out growling as they scored six times in the first period to gain control of the game. They would add two more scores to lead 8-1 at the break. 

Glen Gerbush relieved Jon Weisburst to start the second period and made 12 saves over the final 45 minutes of play.

Four of Oberlin’s scores came in the fourth period as they continued to fight all the way to the end. 

The Yeomen were out-shot 38-27 and lost the groundball battle by the slimmest of margins at 26-25. OC was successful on 19-of-27 clears. 

Oberlin (2-6, 0-3 NCAC) goes right back to work on Wednesday evening when it travels to The College of Wooster for a 4:30 p.m. meeting.

Women's Track and Field – Mount Union Wins Five Events to Finish Second at Mount Union Open; Mahoney School Record in 200 Meters

Author: Leonard Reich


Aubrey Loy won both the long jump and triple jump.

(ALLIANCE, OH)--Mount Union women's track and field team won five events to pace second at the 2010 Mount Union Open Saturday at Mount Union Stadium in Alliance.

Senior Aubrey Loy (Canton/Massillon Jackson) won both the long jump (18-4.5) and triple jump (36-1.8), fellow senior Rachel Perry (Westerville/Westerville North) won the 3000 meter steeplechase (11:41.50), junior Annie Patton (Darlington, PA/Blackhawk) won the javelin (125-8.6) and freshman Mary Mahoney (Ashtabula/St. John-St. Paul) set a school-record in winning the 200 meters (25.44).

Mahoney also placed second in the 100 meters (12.45), sophomore Aubree Jones (Falconer, NY/Falconer)  also finished second in the discus (135-4) and freshman Jenny Gamertsfelder (Hudson/Hudson) was second in the 400 hurdles (1:09.89) as the other top performances for the Purple Raiders.

Mount Union tallied 124 points which was 23.5 points ahead of third place Walsh, but 13.5 points behind meet winner Malone (137.5).

Mount Union will compete at the All-Ohio Championships next Saturday at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio. 

Men's Track and Field – Mount Union Second at Mount Union Open; Raiders Win Five Events


Judd Lutz won both the shot and discus Saturday.

(ALLIANCE, OH)--Mount Union men's track and field team won five events and placed second at the 2010 Mount Union Open Saturday in Mount Union Stadium in Alliance.

Senior Judd Lutz (Tiffin/Tiffin Columbian) won two events with a mark of 171-8.28 in the discus and had his best mark while improving his NCAA provisional ranking in the shot put (54-6.25).

Juniors Marc Aukerman (Greensburg, PA/Latrobe), Erik Reed (East Liverpool/East Liverpool) and Ty Griffin (Massillon/Massillon Perry) each scored wins in the javelin (176-10.25), 3000 meter steeplechase (9:46.10) and the 1500 meters (3:58.43) respectively.

Sophomore Sean Denard (Naperville, IL/Naperville North) finished second in both the shot put (50-7.1) and discus (160-3), junior Korey Smerk (Middleburg Heights/Midpark) placed second in the 400 meters (49.76) and sophomore Tim Kelly (Lakewood/Lakewood) was second in the 800 meters (1:57.05) to round out the top performances fro the Purple Raiders.

Mount Union tallied 119 points which was 13 points ahead of John Carroll but 17.5 behind first place Malone (136.5).

Mount Union next competes at the All-Ohio Championships next week at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware.