|Sports Briefs: 05-23-13|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Thursday, 23 May 2013 10:32|
Falcon baseball rallies for win
AVON - Bowling Green rallied for a 6-4 win in 11 innings over Northern Illinois in the opening round of the Mid-American Conference baseball tournament Wednesday.
The Falcons face Toledo tonight at 7:30.
Northern Illinois held a 4-0 lead after three innings, but the Falcons scored twice in the fifth inning and added single runs in the seventh and eighth, before scoring twice in the 11th to secure the win.
Jesse Rait started the 11th with a single. After a sacrifice bunt, Brian Bien singled to put runners at first and third for the Falcons.
Rait scored on a wild pitch and Bien scored on Logan Walker's triple.
Ethan McKenney pitched five innings of one-hit relief, walking one and striking out one. Nick Bruns got the win, pitching the final 2 1/3 innings, allowing one hit with two strikeouts and no walks.
Cairnduff transfers to Grand Valley State
ALLENDALE, Mich. -Bailey Cairnduff, a freshman on the Bowling Green State University women's basketball team last season, has transferred to Grand Valley State University. She will be eligible to play for the Lakers next season.
Originally from Morley, Mich., Cairnduff returned to her home state after playing 32 games for the Falcons.
The 5-foot-10 guard was third on the team with 24 3-pointers. She shot 30.8 percent from long range and 94.4 percent from the free-throw line, going 34-of-36.
Cairnduff averaged 4.7 points and 1.5 rebounds per game and scored in double figures four times during the season.
BGSU women's basketball hires asst. coach
Jacey Brooks has been hired as an assistant women's basketball coach at Bowling Green State University.
Brooks comes to BGSU after spending the last three seasons at Canisius College. While with the Golden Griffins, she primarily worked with the team's backcourt players while assisting with the day-to-day operations of the program.
Prior to Canisius, Brooks spent three years at Saint Bonaventure University. She moved into an assistant coach role for the 2009-10 season after spending two seasons as the director of basketball operations for the Bonnies. She worked with current BGSU assistant coach Jesse Fleming during that time
Brooks was a four-year standout at Buffalo State College. A 2006 graduate of the school, she departed as the program's fourth all-time leading scorer (1,219 points) and also ranked in the top-10 in school history in rebounds (554, ninth).
Owens golf moves into third
SCOTTSBORO, Ala. - Brandon Hoelzer and Luke Berger each shot a 3-under 69 to help propel the Owens Community College men's golf team up five spots in the standings on the second day of the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II national tournament.
The Express shot a 281 in the second round Wednesday to move up the third place. South Mountain Community College also shot a 281 and remains in first place with an 11-under 565 through two rounds. Owens is at 579 and Walters State Community College is second at 577.
Hoelzer has himself positioned for a shot at an individual national championship. He is second with a 5-under 139 and is three shots behind Parkland College's David Keenan, who is at 8-under 136.
Berger, who shot a 76 in the first round, has a plus-1 145 through two rounds. He is tied for 22nd place overall.
Also for Owens, Blaze Hogan is plus-2 at 146; Darren Gessner is plus-5 at 149; and Walter Dorosh, is plus-10 at 154.
Hole-in-one at BGCC
Joe Williford recently had a hole-in-one at Bowling Green Country Club. He used a driver to ace the 272-yard par-4 8th hole.
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