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Friday, 23 May 2014 08:05
Falcon baseball eliminated
AVON - Bowling Green's baseball team was eliminated from the Mid-American Conference tournament Thursday with a 7-4 loss to Western Michigan at All Pro Freight Stadium.
Western scored four times in the top of the ninth to erase a 4-3 deficit.
BG scored all of its runs in the fourth to take a one-run lead after Western built a 3-0 lead during the first two innings.
The Falcons had eight hits, all singles, including two each by Brian Bien and Jesse Rait.
BG starting pitcher Andrew Lacinak allowed three runs (one earned) on five hits in 7 1/3 innings with six strikeouts and three walks.
The Falcons, seeded fifth in the tournament, finished 25-27. Western, the No. 8 seed, improved to 23-30.

5 Falcons to compete
in NCAA regional track
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -  Bowling Green's women's track and field team qualified five athletes for the NCAA East Regional.
Brooke Pleger is the No. 2 qualifier in the hammer throw where she will be joined by Tina Perrine and Elmwood High School graduate Kori Reiser. Perrine and Reiser also qualified in the discus.
Jeanette Pettigrew qualified in the 100 and the 200, and Mackenzie Wheat qualified in the shot put.
The regional begins May 29.

Elmwood's George named second-team All-American
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Brittany George, an Elmwood graduate and a freshman shortstop for the Owens Community College softball team, was named a second-team All-American and a Marucci Elite Hitter by NJCAA.
The Marucci Elite Hitter award goes to the player with the highest batting average in each of the nation's regions.
George, who hit .549, finished the season fourth in the nation in hitting.

Owens golf in third place
PLYMOUTH, Ind. - Third-ranked Owens Community College men's golf team is in third place after Thursday's third round of the NJCAA Division II National Tournament at Swan Lake Resort's Black Course.
The Express, who finished 10th last year at the national tournament, shot a 307 Thursday for a 54-hole total of 902.
Walters State (Tenn.) leads with an 881 total, while Mesa (Ariz.) is second at 897.
Brandon Hoelzer is tied for ninth individually with a 222 total, including a 76 in the third round.
Owens' other scores were; Harrison Long, 76-224; Philippe Weppernig, 77-224; Kirkby Manown, 83-237; and Dru Hein, 78-243.
The tournament concludes today with 18 holes.

Otsego girls basketball
plans skills camp
TONTOGANY - Otsego High School Girls basketball will be holding a skills camp June 5-6.
Ninth- through 12th-graders will attend from 9 a.m.-noon and incoming fourth- through eighth-graders will attend from 1-4 p.m.  
If interested, contact Scott Bernthisel at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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