|Sports Briefs: 04-03-13|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Wednesday, 03 April 2013 09:59|
Berger sets home run record in Falcon softball sweep
DETROIT - Paige Berger broke Bowling Green's career home run record Tuesday during a 12-3, 9-1 nonconference sweep of Detroit Mercy.
The senior first baseman hit three homers, including two in the first game, to give her her 34. She passed Hayley Weimer, who finished her carer with 32 from 2006-09.
Berger was 4-for-6 with five runs scored and five RBI in the doubleheader.
The Falcons had five homers in the first game as Adrienne Dick homered twice and Hannah Fulk had one. Dick also had four RBI, while Katie Yoho was 3-for-5 with three RBI.
In Game 2, Berger, Erika Stratton and Chloe Giordano each had two hits for BG, and Emily McClelland homered.
BG is 15-11 overall, while Detroit is 3-22.
BG baseball loses
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Five Michigan pitchers combined on a five-hitter in a 2-0 nonconference baseball win Tuesday over Bowling Green.
Michigan, 12-14 overall, scored once in each of the first two innings.
Patrick Lancaster had two hits for BG (6-17).
BG's Pleger earns MAC honor
CLEVELAND - Bowling Green State University's Brooke Pleger is the Mid-American Conference field athlete of the week.
Pleger is the first BG athlete to be honored with one of the MAC's weekly track awards in almost five years.
Pleger set meet, facility and school records with a hammer throw mark of 212-6 at the Raleigh Relays, hosted by North Carolina State. The toss was more than 20 feet further than BG's school record and broke a meet record that had stood since 1999. The throw ranks her third in the country in the event and first in the East Region.
Men's tennis league planned
The Bowling Green Community Tennis Association is planning men's tennis leagues for 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 and 40-and-over.
League play starts May 6.
For more information contact Andy Drumm (419) 494-8297 or Tom Makely (419) 601-0708.
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