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Sports Briefs: 5-10-14 PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 10 May 2014 00:26
Powers shoots 70
GREENWOOD, S.C. — Bowling Green High School graduate Caroline Powers shot a 2-under-par 70 during the second round of Friday’s LPGA Symetra Tour tournament.
Powers has a 36-hole total of 148 after opening with a 78 Thursday. She’s in a seven-way tie for 40th place entering the final two rounds.

Falcon baseball wins
Bowling Green’s baseball team totaled 16 hits Friday en route to an 11-4 win Friday over Ohio in a Mid-American Conference game at Steller Field.
The Falcons’ leading hitters were: Brian Bien, 3-for-5, two doubles, two runs, RBI; Jake Thomas, 3-for-4, two doubles, triple, three runs, four RBI; Jeremy Shay, 3-for-4, double, run, two RBI; and Andrew Kubuski, 2-for-3.
Mike Frank was the winning pitcher, allowing four runs (all earned) on six hits with no strikeouts and one walk in 6 1/3 innings. Jason Link, finished allowing no hits and striking out one.
With 304 1/3 career innings pitched and 211 strikeouts, Frank is the only player in BG history to surpass the 300-inning and 200-strikeout mark in a career.
The Falcons are 22-22 overall and 12-10 in the MAC East Division. Ohio is 10-35, 6-16.

Pleger breaks BG record
TOLEDO — Bowling Green’s  Brooke Pleger closed out the regular season in spectacular fashion Friday, breaking her own school record in the hammer throw with a toss of 223-0 at the Toledo Invitational. That mark moved her into second place in the country this year.
Only one other athlete in the nation, Princeton’s Julia Ratcliffe, has thrown the hammer further than 218-0 this year and Pleger broke her fourth facility record this year in the process. She holds facility records at Cincinnati, Kentucky, BG and Toledo. The mark she broke Friday was previously held by 2004 Olympian Jackie Jeschelnig.
Pleger remains undefeated in the hammer this year and has not been beaten in a collegiate meet since placing seventh at the NCAA meet last year.
The distance of 223-0 moved her into 10th place all-time among American collegiate hammer throwers.
A year ago, Pleger set her own personal best in the hammer with a toss of 219-9 but her best throw in 2014 had been 214-4 before Friday. Only 10 athletes in Division I have broken 200 feet this year and Pleger’s worst meet in the past two years, a mark of 208-7, would still place her fourth in the country this year.

Owens baseball loses twice
Owens Community College’s baseball team lost twice Friday in the sub Region XII tournament.
The Express lost 8-7 to Cuyahoga CC and 11-3 to Vincennes University to finish the season 19-26.
Against Cuyahoga, Owens’ leading hitters were: Lakota High School graduate Tiger Jaso, 2-for-4, two runs; Charlie Sipe, 4-for-4,double,  two home runs, five RBI; and Anthony Perez, 2-for-4, RBI.
Against Vincennes, Owens’ leading hitters were: Alec Skender, 3-for-4, run, RBI; and Taran Temple, 2-for-3, RBI.

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