Sports Briefs: 6-12


BG’s Spencer drafted
Bowling Green Falcon junior Derek Spencer was taken in the 45th round of the Major League baseball draft
Thursday by Kansas City. He was the 44th pick by the Royals and the 1,352nd player taken overall.
The third baseman is playing for the Outer Banks Daredeveils in the Coastal Plains League where he has
helped them to first place after having hit home runs in two of his last three games.
The Clay High School graduate has played a key role in the Falcons winning the Mid-American Conference
regular season and East Division titles each of the last two seasons.
Spencer was a second team All-MAC selection in 2009 after earning first team honors in 2008.
This spring, Spencer hit .385 with 59 RBI and 50 runs scored. He hit 15 home runs and added nine doubles
for a slugging percentage of .688.
Spencer, who helped the Falcons to a team batting average of .345 this season, eighth in the nation, was
ninth in the MAC in batting average, tied for sixth in home runs, seventh in RBI and sixth in slugging
Spencer, who hit .423 in league play in 2009, has a career batting average of .379, which is third-best
in school history. His 29 home runs is eighth-best all-time at BG while his 137 career RBI is tied for
seventh all-time.
Chiricosta earns national academic honors
Bowling Green tennis standout Christine Chiricosta has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Women’s
At-Large Academic All-America third-team.
Chiricosta has been an All-MAC second-team selection on the court in each of her two years at BGSU. In
2008-09, she had an overall record of 39-16, best on the team, and she tied for the BG lead in both
singles wins (20) and doubles victories (19). Chiricosta, who played at the second singles flight for
most of the year, went 3-0 in dual matches at the No. 1 flight and was 9-4 at the No. 2 flight in
dual-match play.
In doubles, Chiricosta had a record of 19-9, teaming with senior Kelsey Jakupcin to go 11-4 in dual
matches and 6-1 in conference play. She was one of just two Falcons to qualify for the ITA Midwest
Region Championships in the fall, competing in both singles and doubles. Chiricosta had a 12-match
winning streak (seven singles, five doubles) early in the dual-match schedule.
In the classroom, Chiricosta maintains a perfect 4.00 grade-point average as an adolescent/young
adult/secondary education major.
Reimold goes hitless
BALTIMORE – Nolan Reimold, a former Bowling Green Falcon went hitless in three official at-bats Thursday
as the Orioles dropped a 6-3 decision to Seattle. He is now hitting .271 for the season.
Burk has hole-in-one
Bowling Green resident Jacob Burk had a hole-in-one at Stone Ridge.
The hole-in-one came on the 90-yard, 16th hole where he used a 9-iron.

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