Heidelberg men’s lacrosse hot streak continues
Senior captain Matt Wernerspach scored five time to propel the Heidelberg men’s lacrosse team to a 16-7 win over Kalamazoo Saturday afternoon.
The nine-goal win improves Heidelberg to 4-0 on the season. This win also marks one more win than a year ago. Kalamazoo fell to 0-4 on the season.
Nick Selfridge, Brock Hodson and Patrick McCarthy each recorded a hat trick while McCarthy added a pair of assists with Selfridge and Hodson each getting one.
The Student Princes jumped out to a 5-1 lead at the end of the first quarter. Hodson scored two, Wernerspach added two and McCarthy chipped in one to pace the offense early. The visiting Hornets found their first goal in the final minute of the first with a man up.
Kalamazoo opened the second with another man-up goal to trim the HU lead the three. The teams traded goals before the Princes scored back-to-back goals in the final three minutes to extend the lead to 8-3 at the half.
The third quarter saw a pair of goals from Selfridge and one from McCarthy to push HU’s lead to 12-5.
Heidelberg closed the game out the same way it opened — a five spot in the quarter. The captain opened the quarter with a goal assisted by Barry Middleton followed by a Liam Weaver goal a few minutes later. A pair of Hornet goals sandwiched Wernerspach’s fifth goal. In the final four minutes, HU had a man-up advantage in which Selfridge and Elijah Hare capitalized to cap the Princes’ scoring.
Giants walk off with win against HU baseball
PUNTA GORDA, Fla. — After coming back to tie the game in the top of the ninth, Heidelberg lost control and fell 3-2 to Keystone Saturday.
Heidelberg (6-3) trailed 2-1 heading into the final frame and was able to plate a run to tie the ball game. In the bottom of the ninth, the Giants got a leadoff walk and the runner advanced to third on a sac bunt and flyout. HU’s relief pitcher tried to walk the following batter, but the pitch went to the backstop and the run came across to score.
Trevor Adkins got the start on the mound for the Student Princes and kept Keystone (2-4) scoreless through four innings before giving up a two-run home run in the bottom of the fifth. The homer was only the second hit Adkins allowed up to that point. The pitcher tossed seven innings of work, allowing three hits and striking out seven.
Heidelberg got a run back in the sixth. Evan Long walked to start the inning followed by a Parker Fronk single. Matt Psychas sacrificed himself to move the runners up followed by Long scoring on a sac fly by Kyle Slovik. The inning ended on a line out to the shortstop.
Pyschas led off the ninth inning with a dribbler up the middle for an infield single. With two down and Pyschas on second, Phil Frazier laced a single to center and scored the tying run.
Ankrom had a 1-2-3 eighth before giving up to winning run on a wild pitch.
The Giants starter Dakota McFadden pitched a complete game, fanning 10 and scattering seven hits.
Dragons drop Florida finales
LEESBURG, Fla. — Tiffin’s softball team had a pair of back-and-forth battles on its final day in Florida, but the Dragons struggled to close out as they fell to St. Anselm 7-4 and Barry 5-3.
Tiffany Snell got the first start for Tiffin (6-11) in the circle, suffering the loss in eight innings of work and allowing five runs. St. Anselm opened the scoring with three runs in the fourth on four hits and an error.
Trailing 3-0 in the sixth, Tiffin managed to tie the game up. Alayna Lytle singled to open the inning and was replaced by pinch runner Addison Mease. Brooke Lambert singled Mease to second, Amanda Rock reached on a fielder’s choice and an error allowed Mease to score and Lambert to advance to third. Rock stole second before advancing to third on another fielder’s choice and an error, but Lambert was throw out at the plate. Gabrielle Hess punched a single into center and plated a pair of runs for a 3-3 game.
Tiffin had a chance to end the game in the seventh. Libby Crow hit a one-out double and moved to third on a groundout to first. A liner to left ended the go-ahead threat and sent the game into extra innings.
St. Anselm (12-6) dropped a four spot in the top of the eighth, making it difficult for TU to stage another comeback. The Hawks used an RBI single and a three-run dinger to take a 7-3 lead.
With another TU runner on second in the bottom of the eighth, Hess hit another single to plate the runner, cutting the deficit to 7-4. Besser-Paul was thrown out at third followed by a groundout to end the game.
In the nightcap against Barry (14-14), the Dragons got on the board first. Crow was walked and then sacrificed to second before scoring on an error by the pitcher.
The Buccaneers responded in the bottom of the first with a pair of run. With two outs, a hit by pitch and a single gave the Bucs a 2-1 edge and forced TU starter Kimmy Reynolds to step out of the circle.
The Dragons regained the lead in the fourth. Lamber opened with a solo home run. Hess hit a two bagger and was sacrificed to third before crossing on a single. TU could have had a bigger inning, but a fielder’s choice stopped the threat for 3-2 lead.
Barry jumped ahead in the fifth. The Bucs used three-straight base knocks to plate a pair of runs and take a 4-3 edge.
Tiffin had a chance to tie the game in the sixth with a runner on second, but a flyout ended the inning. Barry added an insurance run in the bottom half, using a single and a pair of wild pitches to take the 5-3 lead.
The Dragons could have tied the game in the seventh, but with two down a fielder’s choice ended the game.
‘Berg tops Hollins
HOLLINS, Va. — After taking 10 days off, the Heidelberg women’s lacrosse team stayed hot with a dominating 21-1 win over Hollins Saturday.
Angela Lulejian scored a game-high seven goals in her first career college game while three other Student Princes recorded a hat trick.
Dana Dudley, Jen Kovarik and Anna Winnicki each tallied three goals while Winnicki dished out three assists.
Heidelberg (3-0) scored 15 goals in the first half, with five coming from the stick of Lulejian. Kovarik opened HU’s scoring just 45 seconds into the game off a pass from Dudley.
The Princes kept their foot on the gas in the second adding a total of six more goals. HU scored 20-straight goals before giving up a goal to Hollins (0-3). Jenna Carman capped the ‘Berg scoring with seven seconds remaining on the clock off a pass from Lulejian.
Heidelberg outshot Hollins 44-3.
The 21 goals marks the most scored in a single game in program history while the 20-goal win marks the largest margin of victory.