|Sports Briefs: 05-13-13|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Monday, 13 May 2013 09:36|
Falcon baseball earns series win
ATHENS -The Bowling Green State University baseball team recorded a season-high in runs in a 16-2 Mid-American Conference win over Ohio Sunday.
Jeremy Shay was 3-for-5 with a double, home run, and six RBI while TJ Losby was 3-for-5 with a double and four RBI.
Other top hitters for BG were: Brian Bien, 3-for-6, four runs scored; Nick Glanzman, 3-for-4, two RBI; and Andrew Kubuski, 2-for-4, double, two RBI, four runs scored.
On Satuday, Mike Frank pitched a two-hitter to lead the Falcons to a 4-3, 10-inning win and a split of the doubleheader. Ohio won the first game, 4-3 in 10 innings.
Frank struck out four and walked two.
Brandon Howard was 3-for-5 with a run scored and two RBI, including a two-out tiebreaking single in the 10th. Jesse Rait and Matt Pizulo also had two hits for BG.
In the first game, Patrick Lancaster, Jeremy Shay, Losby and Howard each had two hits.
The Falcons are 18-26 overall and 12-12 in the MAC. BG hosts Buffalo in a three-game series starting Thursday, to close out the regular-season.
Pleger named MAC field athlete of the year
AKRON - Bowling Green redshirt sophomore Brooke Pleger was named the Mid-American Conference's Most outstanding field athlete Saturday, following the conclusion of the MAC championships.
Pleger earned the honor after winning the MAC championship in the hammer throw, setting a meet record of 216-3 in the process.
Throughout the year, Pleger has consistently been one of the top hammer throwers in the country, currently ranking fifth in the nation and second in the East region. She had a personal best throw of 219-9 at the Northeast Ohio Invitational and has thrown at least 212-6 in every meet she has competed in this year. Only 10 other hammer throwers in the country have even reached that mark once.
Falcon track 10th at MAC meet
AKRON - The Bowling Green State University women's track and field team was 10th with 23 points at the Mid-American Conference outdoor championship. Kent State won the 12-team meet with 169 points.
On Saturday, the Falcons scored in five events.
BG's scorers were: the 400 relay team of Brittany Sinclair, Jeanette Pettigrew, Felicia Jefferson and Allison Weimer, sixth in a school-record time of 46.17; the 1,600 relay team of Taylor Rambo, Jefferson, Sinclair and Weimer, sixth in 3:45.45; Pettigrew, sixth in the 100 in 11.93; Tiera Paker, eighth in the triple jump, 37-5; and Kayla Velasquez, eighth in the discus, 147-8.
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