H-L graduate Sendelbach pitches a beauty for Dragons
CANTON – Logan Sendelbach gave an effort Saturday that was reminiscent of the gems he used to throw in Bascom.
The Tiffin University starting pitcher was brilliant Saturday, as he threw a seven-inning complete game shutout in Game 1 of a doubleheader at Malone. TU won the first game 1-0, and took the second 6-4.
Sendelbach allowed the Pioneers just four hits, striking out six.
Tiffin pushed across an unearned run in the sixth to account for the game’s only scoring. The Pioneers threatened in the sixth and the seventh, but Sendelbach was able to escape.
Garrett Vernau and Alex Hartley each had two hits for the Dragons.
In Game 2, the Dragons rallied from a 4-0 deficit with a six-run fourth. Cole McCurry had two hits and an RBI for the Dragons, while Isaac Perry doubled and drove in a run. Hartley, Kyle Durham and Cody Spires all drove in a run.
Tiffin improved to 8-20.
‘Berg in doubleheader
Adam Hershberger hit two of Heidelberg’s six doubles as the Student Princes rolled past Ohio Athletic Conference rival Mount Union 16-10 and 8-3 Saturday.
Herschberger doubled and went 3 for 5 in each game, knocking in one run in the opener and driving in three in the nightcap. He added two runs in the first game and another in the second.
Steven Morse added a double, single and four RBIs in the first game, Arneal Squibb scored three times and chased in three runs with two singles, Andrew Zenczak had three runs and two singles, Joe Staab scored three times and singled, Alex Grove added two RBIs off two singles, and T.J. Harkness singled twice.
Reliever Derek Hendrixson (5-1) got the win, allowing one earned run over two innings.
The win in the second game went to Steve Huber (2-0), who allowed one earned run and two other runs over 5 1/3 innings. Kyle Fluharty went the rest of the way for his second save.
Harkness went 3 for 4 with a double, two runs and two RBIs, and Squibb and Oldham both doubled and singled.
Zenczak singled twice.
Provisional marks spark title runs
SPRINGFIELD – Four Tiffin track athletes hit NCAA provisional marks Saturday as the Dragons swept the Wittenberg Tiger Invitational.
The Dragons had 75 top-10 finishes and 10 additions to the school recordbook.
Tiffin’s women beat Wittenberg 204-142 for their title on the strength of two wins each from Sarah Clow and Chyna Davis.
Clow threw the discus 145 feet to meet a provisional mark and took the shot (44-9 1/2). Davis claimed the triple jump (37-1 3/4) and 100 hurdles (14.43).
Ashley DeWitt hit a provisional mark by winning the hammer with a throw of 175-9.
Other wins came from Taylor Deskins in the 100 (12.67), Ashley Gilroy in the 5,000 (17:51.83), Ashley Linton in the 800 (2:24.44), Giulianne Pereira in the javelin (100-3), Theresa Scott in the long jump (17-1 1/2) and the 4×100 relay team of Jasmine Kelley, Deskins, Scott and Brittany Darby (48.08).
Tiffin’s men dropped Otterbein 183-139 for the other championship.
Wilner Marcelin won the 110 hurdles for TU in 14.16 seconds, hitting a provisional mark and setting a school record. Ramone Brant set the former record of 14.27 in 2010.
Brent Hunter doubled up wins in the 800 (1:58.87) and 1,500 (4:09.34).
Other wins came from Antonio Combs in the triple jump (44-8), Ralph Robins in the hammer (175-8), the 4×100 relay team of Stephon Goodwin, Ishan Garrett, Omar Lane and Lamar Hargrove (42.02), and the 4×400 team of Shaun Broland, Isaac Beverly, Dom Colvin and Macerio Clark (3:22.31).
King’s bomb helps TU gain split
Jena King drilled a homer in the top of the seventh and Taylor Spang tossed a six-hit gem as Tiffin University took the second game to earn a split with seventh-ranked Wayne State.
The Dragons won the nightcap 1-0 after falling 7-0 in the opener to the Warriors (23-5).
King broke up the scoreless pitchers’ duel by driving the ball over the fence in right. She had both of TU’s hits in the game.
Spang (6-1) went the distance for the Dragons (15-8).
Madison Yanek took the loss in the opener for TU, allowing six earned runs over seven innings.
Cassandra Brown singled twice for the Dragons.
Mount Union sweeps ‘Berg
ALLIANCE – Mount Union blanked Heidelberg 9-0 Saturday in Ohio Athletic Conference women’s tennis.
Clyde graduate Sara Potts was the only player to force a third set for the Student Princes (4-7, 1-2 OAC), falling 6-2, 5-7, 10-2 in a singles match.