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  • April 18, 2015 - Baseball - Sweep of DH at Middlebury Sets Baseball Up for Showdown vs. Amherst for NESCAC West Supremacy

    Getting stellar starting pitching from Gavin Pittore '16 (#13, photo lower right) and Sam Elias '15 (#25, photo lower left) and timely hitting from a host of Cardinals, including Sam Goodwin-Boyd '15 (#9, photo upper left) and Ben Hoynes '15 (#10, photo upper right), Wesleyan swept a double-header at Middlebury Sat., April 18, 4-2 in seven innings and 18-1 in the nine-inning contest. That completed a three-game sweep of the series, improving Wesleyan's conference record to a perfect 6-0. As was the case a year ago, Wesleyan will meet Amherst over the weekend of Fri.-Sat., April 24-25 with the NESCAC West title on the line. Though Hamilton has not officially been eliminated from post-season contention, it is likely the winner of two of the three games between Wesleyan and Amherst will enter the upcoming NESCAC tournament in Nashua, N.H. May 8-10 as the top seed and tournament host. Two wins for Amherst would lock up the title for the Lord Jeffs. Wesleyan would still need to subdue Hamilton on the final weekend of the regular season to return to the playoffs as the West champion.

  • April 18, 2015 - Mens Lacrosse - David Murphy '15 Nets Late Winner, Harry Stanton '18 Post Hat Trick as Men's Lax Secures 6th NESCAC Win at Bowdoin, 9-8

    David Murphy '15 (#15, main photo) scored his only goal of the game with 4:23 left in the fourth quarter to break an 8-8 deadlock and it proved to be the game-winner as the Cardinals defeated Bowdoin on the road Sat., April 18, 9-8. With the victory, Wesleyan improved to 6-3 in league play and locked up the #4 seed in the upcoming NESCAC tournament. That means a home game for the Cardinals Sat., April 25 against the #5 seed, which could be Bates or Colby, depending upon the winner of the matchup between the Bobcats and Mules on Wed., April 22. Wesleyan also end the regular season Wednesday, traveling to Conn. College, which has already been eliminated from post-season play. The win at Bowdoin was the third straight for the Cardinals over the Polar Bears, all one-goal games. Each of the last seven meetings of the teams has been decided by no more that a two-goal margin with Wesleyan winning four of the seven. Bowdoin still leads the overall series, 39-26. With Harry Stanton '18 (#16, photo insert lower left) leading the attack with his fourth hat trick of the season, Wesleyan overcame a 3-2 deficit after the first quarter with five goals in a row to carry a 7-3 lead into the fourth period.

  • April 17, 2015 - Baseball - Nick Cooney '15, Jordan Farber '16 & Donnie Cimino '15 Help Baseball Get NESCAC West Series at Middlebury off to a Good Start, 8-5

    Getting just his fourth start of the year, Jordan Farber '16 (#33, photo upper middle) mad the most of his opportunity by going 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored, helping the Cardinals get their NESCAC West series at Middlebury off to a good start with an 8-5 victory Fri., April 17. The teams will finish up their series Sat., April 18 with a double-header. Also swinging a big bat for the Cardinals at Middlebury was Donnie Cimino '15 (#11, photo upper right), as he went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and an RBI on his first home run of the season, that coming in the 2nd inning as the Cardinals built an early 3-0 lead for starter Nick Cooney '15 (#21, main photo by Jack Gorlin '18), who went six innings, giving up just three hits and two runs with four walks and eight strikeouts. He upped his record on the year to 5-1 with the win.

  • April 11, 2015 - Mens Lacrosse - Nate Ryan '15 Explodes for Four Key Goals, 3 in Span of 5:15, as Men's Lax Recovers to Down Williams, 9-8

    After falling behind 3-0 in the first period and playing catchup until early in the third period, homestanding Wesleyan took its first lead over visiting Little Three and NESCAC rival Williams, 7-6, with 12:56 remaining in the third stanza and went on to claim a 9-8 victory Sat., April 11. Now 5-3 in conference play and 8-5 overall, Wesleyan, ranked 20th nationally, put itself in the driver's seat to host a first-round NESCAC tournament if it can win its final two games this season, the first one coming up Sat., April 18 at Bowdoin. Wesleyan could still host with a 1-1 mark down the stretch. The game at Bowdoin will have a webcast and LiveStats. Scoring a natural hat trick in a span of 5:15 between the second and third periods, Nate Ryan '15 (#20, photo by Shaoib Tareen P'15), who went on to net four goals in the contest, his highest ever single-game output, put Wesleyan ahead for good by circling around the net on the left side and putting in a shot from close range 2:04 into the second half for Wesleyan's 7-6 edge. He upped his seasonal output to 15 goals in the game.

  • April 11, 2015 - Mens Track and Field - Men's Track Posts 60 of 95 Team Points from 1st-Place Finishes during Silfen Invite at Conn, Also 10 Titles at Swanson Invite - Evan Bieder '15 Honored by NESCAC

    With LaDarius Drew '15 (right side photo) capturing both the 100m (:10.98) and 200m (:22.47) while Agbon Edomwonyi '16 (middle photo) securing top finishes in the shot put (47-3) and the hammer (146-7), Wesleyan racked up 95 team points to place third among 14 scoring team at the Silfen Invitational at Conn. College Fri.-Sat., April 10-11. Adding two more 10-pointers to the Cardinals' cause was Evan Bieder '15 (left side photo) in the 5k (14:41.27) and the 4x100m relay squad of Albert Fang '18, Drew, Tom Reid '18 and Jason Mitchner '18 (:44.87). Bieder's time is the fastest among ECAC Division III runners so far this year and ranks 20th nationally. For his effort, Bieder was honored by the NESCAC as track Performer of the Week.

  • April 11, 2015 - Womens Track and Field - Women's Track Takes 3rd Place, Has 23 Placers at Conn. Invite with 4 First-Place Efforts, 2 Wes Records - Adds 9 Titles at Swanson Invite

    Collecting 124.5 team points to place third among 14 scoring teams, the Cardinals came up with four first-place efforts and had two school records fall during the proceedings at the Silfen Invitational hosted by Conn. College Fri.-Sat., April 10-11. Wesleyan's records came from pole vaulter Kiley Kennedy '16 (photo upper middle), who cleared 10-8 3/4 to win the event and eclipse the 14-year old school record by two inches; and Christina Hebner '17 (photo insert lower middle), who placed third in the 3000m steeple chase with her 11:31.74, a full 23 seconds faster than any previous Cardinal. Also with a first-place performance was Alexis Walker '16 (left side photo) in the long jump (17-9 3/4) and Ellie Martin '16 (right side photo) in the 400m (:58.29). Wesleyan got a win in the 4x400m relay as Melissa Luning '15, Ananya Subrahmanian '18, Sydney Cogswell '16 and Aida Julien '18 came though in 4:02.47.

  • April 11, 2015 - Baseball - Cardinals Split Pair of Low-Scoring Tilts vs. Bowdoin, Falling 1-0, Winning 3-2, Before Eking out Win vs. Salve, 4-3

    In a pair of baseball pitcher's duels Sat., April 11, Wesleyan and Bowdoin each came away with a tight one-run win to split their NESCAC inter-conference double-header as Bowdoin took a 1-0 decision in the opener and Wesleyan came back for a 3-2 victory in the nightcap. Wesleyan, ranked 25th nationally and tied for second in New England, had its six-game win streak snapped while being held to less than two runs for the first time this season. One of the Cardinals' top hurlers, Gavin Pittore '16 (#13, right side photo by Rick Dennett '77, P'15), carried a no-hitter into the 7th innings as Bowdoin had just two base runners to that point, both on walks. But an infield single broke up the no-hitter. After a fly out, Pittore hit the next batter, moving a runner to second base. Then a single into center field plated the only run of the game as the inning ended on a double-play grounder.

  • April 11, 2015 - Softball - Julie McDonald '18 Pitches Softball Past Trinity in 1st Game of DH, Has Timely Hits in 2nd for Sweep-Team Then Takes ECSU to Extra Innings Twice Before Losses to Williams

    Lefty Julie McDonald '18 (#7, right side photo) worked out of a couple jams, including a bases-loaded with one-out situation in the bottom of the 7th inning during the first game of a double-header between Wesleyan and Trinity Sat., April 11, to give Wesleyan a 3-2 victory. In the second game, Su Pardo '16 (#10, left side photo) gave up five hits and one run while the Cardinals pounded out 12 safeties to win 9-1 in five innings via the eight-run mercy rule. Wesleyan picked up wins number 12 and 13 vs. Trinity against 40 all-time losses, but has swept a double-header from its in-state rival twice in the last three seasons. The games were supposed to be played at Trinity but were moved to Wesleyan due to a wet field in Hartford. Trinity still batted as the home team. Trinity left runners at second and third in the 1st inning as McDonald ended the frame with two of her 11 strikeouts in the contest, a season high for her. The Bantams also left two aboard in the 5th after scoring its two runs to trim the Cardinals 3-0 lead to a single run.

  • April 08, 2015 - Baseball - Cimino '15 Helps Baseball Take 2 from Williams with Cooney '15 & Pittore '16 Excelling on the Mound - Sweeps Series Behind Play of Dennett '15 & Miceli '17, Adds Nice Win vs. WCSU

    Completing a suspended game from a day earlier as well as starting their traditional conference double-header with a seven-inning game, Wesleyan and Williams played twice Sat., April 4 and Wesleyan captured both contests, 14-2 in the first and 4-1 in the second. The Cardinals have now defeated the Ephs eight straight times over three seasons. The Cardinals made it nine in a row Sun., April 5, by holding on for a 7-6 win and series sweep. Twice before in the long-standing series that dates back to 1892 and features 186 game played, Wesleyan has posted an nine-game win streak against its Little Three rival. The last came between 1989 and 1992 and was the end of an 11-game streak in total. Wesleyan also had an 11-game streak from 1982-86.

  • April 08, 2015 - Womens Tennis - Eudice Chong '18 & Aashli Budhiraja '18 Lead Women's Tennis to 2nd-Ever Victory over Tufts, 5-4 - Chong Also a Winner vs. Williams

    Facing Tufts for just the 11th time in history with the first meeting of the teams coming Oct. 12, 1999, the Cardinals secured just their second win over the Jumbos Wed., April 8, with a 5-4 triumph. Wesleyan captured that first-ever battle between the teams, 5-4, but since dropped nine in a row, five of them by a 9-0 count including the last three encounters. With a freshman-stacked lineup, the Cardinals, ranked 17th nationally, swept doubles play comfortably, then got quick singles wins from #1 Eudice Chong '18 (photo insert upper right), 6-1, 6-1, and #3 Aashli Budhiraja '18 (main photo), 6-1, 6-0, to get the five wins they needed to upend 19th-ranked Tufts.

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