Cardinal Weekly Update

2015 WEEKLY SPRING SPORTS SUMMARY

4/20/15 through 4/26/15

Sweeping three games from Hamilton, the baseball squad became the first team in NESCAC West history to go 12-0 in conference play. Nick Cooney ’15, Gavin Pittore ’16 and Sam Elias ’15 combined for 24 innings of pitching with just two earned runs allowed and 12 hits. Cooney struck out 13 in his complete-game win for a career high, as he upped his career total to 237, a Wesleyan record. Pittore logged his sixth consecutive complete game and second shutout in a row with a two-hitter. Andrew Yin ’15, who went 10-for-17 over five games, moved into second place on the all-time Cardinal hit list, now with 193. Wesleyan now heads to Nashua, N.H., to defend its NESCAC title. With 25 victories, the Cardinals established a program standard for wins during the regular season. Both the 1994 and 2014 teams had 24 wins before the playoffs.

Men’s crew came back from the New England Rowing Championships with three medals: The varsity eight and second varsity eight both captured third place, while the third varsity eight secured a gold medal among six entries. It was the first time since 2008 that men’s crew gathered three medals at New Englands.

Women’s crew picked up a pair of bronze medals at the New England Rowing Championships, as both the second varsity eight and third varsity eight rowed to a third-place posting. The varsity eight won the petite final, giving the Cardinals seventh place overall among 17 entrants.

In the NESCAC quarterfinals, women’s tennis came within a whisker of upsetting eighth-ranked-nationally Bowdoin, a team they had dropped a 7-2 decision against back in March. Eudice Chong ’18 stayed unbeaten at #1 with a 6-0, 6-1 victory, making her 12-0 on the year. She is a shoo-in for a trip to the NCAA Division III Championships as an individual entry. She will likely be joined by Helen Klass-Warch ’18 as a doubles team behind their 12-2 posting during the season.

Atreya Sinha ’17 accounted for two of the three points the golf team scored against Amherst in the Little Three matches, winning at #1 in individual match play and combining with Paul Andrick ’16 for a win in two-man alternating-shot action.

Tate Knight ’18 ran a 9:33.01 to grab fourth place in the 3000m steeple chase, giving men’s track five team-points at the New England Division III Championships. He was one of just two Cardinals who participated in the meet.

WEBCASTS/LIVESTATS – All the baseball games during the NESCAC Championship in Nashua, N.H., will have a webcast and LiveStats. Wesleyan's first game against Bates is slated for 3 p.m. on Fri., May 8. Wesleyan will play either Tufts or Amherst on Sat., May 9, at either 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. The rest of the schedule is dependent upon the team’s results. As always, links for all the games are posted on the Wesleyan athletics web site under "Follow the Cardinals Live," then "Webcasts/LiveStats." 

SPRING RESULTS/UPCOMING SCHEDULES

BASEBALL (25-8, 12-0 NESCAC West): RECAP – MIT, 5-8 L. (4/28); Hamilton, 3-2 W. (5/1); Hamilton, 1-0 (7 inns.) W./13-1 (9 inns.) W. (5/2); at Trinity, 8-7 W. (5/3). UPCOMING — 5/8 Bates (NESCAC Championship in Nashua, NH); 5/9 vs. Tufts or Amherst (NESCAC Championship in Nashua, NH). Rest of schedule TBA.

MEN’S CREW (2-3): RECAP – 3rd of 13 crews at New Englands in Worcester, Mass. (5/2). UPCOMING – 5/9 ECAC Collegiate Championships in Worcester, MA

WOMEN’S CREW (1-4): RECAP – 7th of 17 crews at New Englands in Worcester, Mass. (5/2). UPCOMING – 5/9 ECAC Collegiate Championships in Worcester, MA

GOLF (2-66 overall from fall, 0-5 spring, Final): RECAP – Williams 12, Wesleyan 0; Amherst 9, Wesleyan 3 (4/29).

MEN’S LACROSSE (9-7, 6-4 NESCAC, Final)

WOMEN’S LACROSSE (5-10, 1-9 NESCAC, Final)

SOFTBALL (14-17-1, 4-8 NESCAC West, Final)

MEN’S TENNIS (5-8 overall, 5-8 spring, Final)

WOMEN’S TENNIS (11-4 overall, 9-4 spring, Final): RECAP – Bowdoin (NESCAC Championship at Middlebury), 4-5 L. (5/1).

MEN’S (25-8) & WOMEN’S (23-11) TRACK & FIELD: RECAP – New England Division III Championships at MIT - Men, 24th of 29 scoring teams; Women, did not compete (4/30-5/2). UPCOMING – 5/7-9 Men & Women in New England Open Championships at MIT.