|Sports Briefs: 04-28-14|
|Written by Sentinel Sports Staff|
|Monday, 28 April 2014 09:08|
Falcon baseball wins series
The Bowling Green Falcon baseball team beat Kent State, 12-5 Sunday to win the weekend series two games to one. Kent had won Friday's opener.
The Falcons are 19-20 overall and 10-8 in the Mid-American Conference, having won 10 of their last 14 games in league play and 13 of their last 17 games overall.
On Sunday, BG scored five times in the seventh inning and five times in the eighth inning. Jake Thomas, Jeremy Shay and Jesse Rait each had three RBI for the Falcons. Thomas had three hits, including a triple, while three other Falcons each had two hits.
Ben Singer pitched three scoreless innings in relief to secure the win.
On Saturday the Falcons posted an 8-6 win. BG scored six times in the fifth inning.
Brian Bien for 4-for-4 for he Falcons with an RBI, Rait was 3-for-4 with an RBI, and Brandon Howard was 2-for 3 with two RBI.
BGSU softball splits
The Bowling Green State University softball team beat Eastern Michigan, 3-2 Sunday. The Falcons are 21-28-1 overall and 7-11 in the Mid-Ameican Conference.
Aspen Searle and Katie Yoho were each 2-for-3 for the Falcons. Braiden Dillow and Jamie Kertes combined to strike out 12.
On Saturday, EMU blanked the Falcons, 3-0.
Amanda Durham and Erika Stratton each hit a double for the Falcons.
EMU's Lindsay Rich, from Perrysburg High School, picked up the win and hit a two-run home run. Rich pitched the first six innings, allowing five hits and three walks with three strikeouts.
BGSU's Pettigrew has big meet
At Hillsdale College Gina Relays, Jeanette Pettigrew, from Bowling Green State University, set a personal best to win the long jump, ran the fastest time in the Mid-American Conference in the 100 this year, and improved on her season-best qualifying time in the 200 on Saturday.
Pettigrew went 19-81‚Ñ4 in the long jump, ran an 11.61 in the 100, and ran a wind-aided 23.75 in the 200. She also ran a leg on the 400 relay team which finished second in 46.28, the second-fastest time in school history.
The Falcons' throwers competed at the Ashland Alumni Open and BG's Brooke Pleger won the hammer throw (212-6).
Kori Reiser, from Elmwood High School, was second in the hammer (181-9) and discus (159-9). Reiser's effort in the discus tied for sixth-best in school history and she also reached the MAC automatic qualifying mark in the event.
For the weekend, Bowling Green reached three MAC automatic qualifying marks and grabbed nine top-three finishes between the Gina Relays and the Ashland Alumni Open.
BG women golfers finish 8th
FISHERS, Ind. - The Bowling Green State University women's golf team finished eighth with a 959 total at the Mid-American Conference championship. Kent State won the nine-team event with an 895.
BG's scores were: Patricia Holt, tied for 14th, 233; Lily Bartell, tied for 27th, 242; Mikayla Baer, tied for 32nd, 243; Shelby Wilson, tied for 27th, 248; and Bailey Arnold, 42nd, 250.
BG rugby team advances
The Bowling Green State University rugby team advanced to the Division I-AA Final Four with a 35-12 win over Iowa State and a 53-10 victory over Missouri this weekend.
The Final Four is at Stanford University May 10.
Powers ties for 22nd
SARASOTA, Fla. - Caroline Powers, from Bowling Green High School, tied for 22nd in the Guardian Retirement Championship at Sara Bay Country Club. The tournament was part of the Symetra Tour.
Powers had rounds of 72, 73 and 76 for a 5-over-par 221 total.
Owens baseball goes 3-1
The Owens Community College baseball team split with Cuyahoga CC Sunday, losing the opener 14-6 and winning the second game 13-3 in six innings. On Saturday, Owens swept Cuyahoga CC, 5-4 and 7-1. Owens is 15-23 overall and 8-12 in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference.
In Sunday's first game, six different Express players each had two hits, with Anthony Perez hitting a home run and driving in three runs and Charlie Sipe driving in two runs. Tiger Jaso, from Lakota High School, was 2-for-5.
In the second game, Owens' Michael Finch was 4-for-4 with a double, home run and five RBI. Marcus Rozsa had three hits, including a double, with two RBI.
In Saturday's first game, Owens' Austin Legate's single in the bottom of the eighth scored the winning run. Legate had two hits in the game and seven other Owens players each had one. Jaso was 1-for-4.
In the second game, Jaso was 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored. Teammate Alec Skender added two hits and two RBI.
Owens golf wins
ELYRIA - The Owens Community College men's golf team won the Lorain County Invitational Sunday with a 315 total.
Owens' Brandon Hoelzer tied for medalist honors with a 77.
Also scoring for Owens were: Harrison Long, 78; Kirby Manown, 79; and Philippe Weppernig, 81.
The Express, ranked No. 1 in the nation, have won 12 of their past 13 tournaments dating back to the fall season.
Hoelzer has either tied for or won medalist honors in the past three tournaments.
Mud Hens lose twice
TOLEDO - Gwinnett blanked Toledo, 3-0 Sunday in an International League game. The Mud Hens are 9-15.
Toledo had five hits in the game as Luis Exposito extended his hitting streak to seven games and Mike Hessman was 2-for-3 with a double.
On Saturday, Gwinnett pounded out 14 hits in a 10-4 victory. Hessman hit two doubles and drove in two runs.
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