Tuesday, April 5, 2011
The Thunderbirds followed up a comeback win over Fulton on Friday with a 3-1 win at Blair Oaks on Saturday morning. Senior pitcher Collin Brinker got the win after getting the save against Fulton as he moved to 2-0 on the season.
Junior shortstop Zach Lavy went 3-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI for North Callaway. Brinker went 1-for-3 with a single and an RBI to help his own case. Despite committing five errors, the win improved the Thunderbirds to 6-0, tied for their second best start to a season in school history.
“Brinker and Cundiff did a good job of pitching tonight,” head coach Kevin O’Neal said. “When the defense made mistakes behind them they didn’t let it affect their game.”
Blair Oaks won the junior varsity game 9-2 to drop North Callaway to 3-2 on the year. The varsity hits the diamond again at Bowling Green today at 5 p.m.
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Sophomore midfielders Kate Sterner and Adrienne Ebersole each had a hat trick and fellow sophomore midfielder Anna Fink had a trio of assist in the Lady Hornets shutout win of North Central Missouri Conference opponent Kirksville on Monday. Sterner scored the games first two goals off assists from Rachelle Miller and Fink to put Fulton out to a 2-0 lead at halftime.
Ebersole got all three of her scores in the second half, with her second and third scores coming off assists from Fink and Sterner. Senior goalkeeper Liz Foreman stopped four shots, including a penalty kick. The Lady Hornets (6-0, 3-0 NCMC) have yet to allow a goal this season, outscored opposing teams 29-0.
“Kirksville came out with a lot of intensity and we had to work hard,” Fulton head coach Kati Wallace said. “The girls really lit up and continued with a solid team effort in the second half.”
The two team’s junior varsity squads tied 0-0 on Monday with goalkeeper BIllie Klutts getting the shutout for Fulton. The Hornets play again Thursday when they host NCMC opponent Hannibal at 5 p.m.
FHS wins Callaway Cup by a stroke
CLINTON — Glenn Kipsch was the low man and medalist for all players with a score of 37 in Fulton’s Callaway Cup victory at Meadow Lake Golf Course on Monday afternoon. The Hornets shot 179 as a team to beat out North Callaway, which shot 180.
Jordan Kelley shot a 45, Josh King had a 48 and JoeRyan Anderson had 49 for the Hornets. Gary Wathern led the North Callaway with 43 and Brady Berman shooting 44.
Dustin Gillepsie led New Bloomfield to third place, shooting a 42 to help the Wildcats get a team score of 236. Austin Combs was the high man for South Callaway with a 48 as the Bulldogs shot 249 to take fourth place.
Fulton and New Bloomfield will play a triangular along with LInn at Tanglewood on Thursday afternoon.
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COLUMBIA — The Owls blanked conference rival Stephens College in Columbia on Saturday. The wins evened William Woods’ American Midwest Conference record to 4-4 and improved their overall record to 16-11.
Senior Courtney Vincent pitched all five innings for the Owls in game one as the contest was called in the fifth inning due to a run rule. Vincent gave up two hits and no runs while striking out one. Freshman shortstop Lindsey LeCuru went 3-for-4 with two RBI’s, including a home run. Senior Chelsea Loethen also hit one out, going 2-for-3 with three runs driven in.
The Owls scored four in the bottom of the sixth of the second game to put it on ice. LeCuru hit another round tripper, while senior left fielder Morgan Parkhurst went 3-for-4 with two RBI’s.
The Owls swept another doubleheader, this time over non-conference opponent Benedectine University-Springfield, on Sunday afternoon. The Owls won those games 8-0 and 1-0 respectively. Freshman Mackenzie Bowden no-hit Benedectine in the opening game, striking out seven and surrendering just two walks.
William Woods roughed up Benedectine starter Kayla McDonald for eight runs on 11 hits, with senior Kelsey Schulte going 2-for-4 with three RBI’s. Schulte one-hit Benedectine in the second set, winning 1-0 in eight innings. Schulte struck out seven and walked one while going all eight in the victory.
The Owls host conference opponent Williams Baptist today at 2 p.m.
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The Owls cruised to their fourth and fifth straight wins with a doubleheader sweep of American Midwest Conference opponent Harris-Stowe on Saturday. Senior pitcher Logan Lawson two-hit Harris Stowe on his way to a complete game 10-0 run rule win in game one. Senior center fielder L.J. Watson went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI’s to lead the Owls. Lawson struck out seven to improve to 3-3 on the year.
Junior Jon Hecht threw four innings and gave up one run on two hits to take the second game for the Owls. Senior left fielder Brant Radcliff and shortstop Blake Wilson each had two hits and an RBI for William Woods.
William Woods used nine pitchers in a shootout 23-14 win over Harris-Stowe to open up Sunday’s doubleheader. Senior third baseman Adam Wojciechowski went 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles and a game-high seven RBI’s.
Thomas got the win in game two, a 12-4 William Woods victory, allowing seven hits and four runs in five innings. Watson hit a grand slam in the bottom of the six inning, as the Owls broke open a 5-4 lead with seven runs.
The Owls (22-9, 11-1 AMC) host Union University Wednesday at 3 p.m.
WWU golf team’s in NAIA polls
The women’s team is eighth in this weeks NAIA polls after winning last week’s WWU Spring Invitational Tournament. The men’s team is currently 30th in the poll and while still receiving votes. They finished second in the William Woods Spring Invitational Tournament.
The men opened up play in the Missouri Valley College Invitational on Monday and continue play today. The women tee off at the Drury Lady Panther Invitational on Saturday.
The Blue Jays moved to cruised to a series opening win over MacMurray in Fulton on Friday evening. Westminster plated seven runs in the third to jump out to 9-0 lead, adding one in the eight and three in the ninth.
Senior VJ Reynolds went 4-for-5 with two RBI’s and sophomore Kevin Moritz went 3-for-5 with three runs driven in. Sophomore pitcher Tyler Ten Eyck threw six shutout innings to get his first win of the season.
Westminster swept the Saturday doubleheader with a pair of one-run wins. Reynolds went 1-for-2 and drew one of the Blue Jays eight walks in the 5-4 win. Senior John Simpher allowed four runs on eight hits to get the win.
The Blue Jays came back from 5-2 down in the second game, getting two hits and two RBI’s from Monte Gibbs in the 6-5 win. The Blue Jays ran their win streak to four straight and improved to 4-0 in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference with the victory. They host SLIAC rival Fontbonne for two games starting today at 2 p.m.
WWU track competes at Missouri Relays over the weekend
COLUMBIA — Both the men’s and women’s teams competed at the relays this past weekend at the Audrey J. Walton Track and Field Complex on the campus of the University of Missouri.
Freshman Whitney Burton broke her own school records in the high jump and long jump on her way to top five finishes in both events. Her high jump of five-feet-2 and a half inches tied the mark she set the previous week at the Baker Relays put her in fourth place while her triple jump of 36-feet-2 and 1/4 inches put her in fifth place. Junior Cheryl Held took sixth place in the 5000-meter with a time of 19:04.41.
On the men’s side, junior Ryan Meyer finished his 5000 meter trot in a time of 15:08.38 to come in ninth place. The result shattered his previous school record by a little over 16 seconds. Sophomore Matt Brumit set a school mark in the high jump, leaping to a seventh place finish of six-feet 3/4 inches.
Both teams compete at the Central Missouri University Invitational on Saturday in Fayette.
WWU pair sweep AMC Track and Field Athlete of the Week honors
LEBANON, Ill., — Owls junior Ryan Meyer was named the American Midwest Conference Male Track Athlete of the Week and freshman Whitney Burton was the female recipient of that award for the week of March 30.
Meyer took second place in a pair of events at the Baker University Relays on March 25. He finished the 1500 meter run in a time of 4:10.07 and was a part of the Owls 4x800-meter relay team that crossed the line in a school-record time of 8:05.02.
Burton finished in the top three of two field events at the Baker Relays and set new school records in the process. Burton leaped five-feet-2 and a half inches in the high jump for a second place result and 35 feet 2 and a half inches in the triple jump.