2015 WEEKLY SPRING SPORTS SUMMARY
4/13/15 through 4/19/15
Tossing 9.2 innings of shutout ball, with only two hits allowed, Sam Elias ’15 earned NESCAC Pitcher of the Week honors with a win over Middlebury and a save vs. Salve Regina, as baseball enjoyed a 4-0 week. Elias racked up 14 strikeouts and walked just one in keeping his record unblemished for the season at 5-0 with three saves. Ben Hoynes ’15 swung a strong bat, going 7-for-14 (.500) during the week to lead the offense. During the final game at Middlebury, the Cardinals amassed four home runs, one each from Guy Davidson ’16, Jon Dennett ’15, AJ Ferrara ’15 and Sam Goodwin-Boyd ’15. Gavin Pittore ’15 fired his fourth straight complete game, going seven innings in a win at Middlebury, yielding just three hits and one earned run.
Defeating her Amherst rival, 6-2, 6-2, Eudice Chong ’18 improved her dual-match women’s tennis record to 10-0 at #1 with six of those victories coming against NESCAC rivals. Chong also teamed with Helen Klass-Warch ’18 for a #1 doubles win against Amherst as the Cardinals' three match wins were the most for the team vs. the Jeffs since 1989.
With Harry Stanton ’18 netting his fourth hat trick of the season and Matt Prezioso ’15 adding a pair of goals, men’s lacrosse built a 7-3 lead after three periods of play at Bowdoin, only to see the Polar Bears storm back to tie the game in the fourth quarter. David Murphy ’15 stepped up to untie the game with 4:23 left and it held up as the game-winner. Greg Pietroforte ’16 caused the game’s final turnover with :15 left and Kevin Campbell ’15 scooped up the ground ball, allowing the Cardinals to run out the clock and avoid overtime. Wesleyan locked up a first-round NESCAC tournament home game with the victory.
In a small four-team meet, Wesleyan racked up 10 first-place finishes during the Elmer Swanson Invitational men’s track & field gathering. Agbon Edomwonyi ’16 was a three-event champ, taking the shot put, hammer and discus. LaDarius Drew ’15 won the long jump and was part of the winning 4x100m relay, as was Albert Fang ’18, who also snagged the title in the 400m dash. Tom Reid ’18, the winner in the 110m hurdles, joined Drew and Fang on the relay.
Women’s track & field recorded nine first-place finishes during the Elmer Swanson Invitational. One of the most impressive victories came from Ellie Martin ’16 in the 400m as she circled the track in a time of :56.84, currently the 12th fastest time in the country among Division III runners. Her time was just .39 seconds over the Wesleyan record set by Karen Borza ’84 in 1984 when she won an NCAA Division III crown in :56.45. Orelia Jonathan ’15 was a triple winner, taking the discus, hammer and shot put.
Men’s tennis got its only match victory from #5 Win Smith ’18 against Amherst, ranked fourth nationally, as he came back after losing the first set to win a tie-breaker, and then a super-tie-breaker, 10-6. Steven Chen ’18, at #2, Dhruv Yadav ’18, at #4, and Cameron Daniels ’18, at #6, were all singles winners vs. Trinity, as was the #3 doubles team of Jake Roberts ’17 and Sam Rudovsky ’16.
Leah Sherman ’15 scored two goals for women’s lacrosse against fifth-ranked Bowdoin, as the Cardinals hung with the Polar Bears for 23 minutes before Bowdoin ended the game on a 14-2 run.
Atreya Sinha ’17 carded a 79-80-159 total to tie for fifth among 24 participants as the top finisher for Wesleyan golf at the Trinity Invitational.
Men’s crew fell to Little Three rival Williams by a 4.4-second margin in the varsity 8 race.
Women's crew came out on the short end of its race against Little Three foe Williams as the Ephs took the varsity 8 affair by a 7.9-second difference.
Angelina Massoia ’17 was a bright spot for softball during an 0-4-1 week as she went 5-for-12 (.417) with a pair of doubles to spark the attack. Wesleyan twice recovered from a 3-0 deficit to send a pair of games with Eastern Conn. into extra innings.
WEBCASTS/LIVESTATS -- On Tues., April 21, baseball ventures to Yale for a 3:30 p.m. start and the game will have LiveStats. Baseball comes back home Wed., April 22, to face Mitchell at 4 p.m. and that game will have LiveStats as well. Then at 6 p.m., women’s lacrosse closes out its season at home vs. Conn. College in a game that will be webcast. Baseball is home Fri., April 24, in a big home game with Amherst at 4 p.m. Both a webcast and LiveStats are on taps. Baseball then heads to Amherst for a double-header Sat., April 25, as does softball, with all the action starting at 1 p.m. All four contests will be webcast and feature LiveStats. Also on Saturday, most likely at 1 p.m., men’s lacrosse will host either Bates or Colby in a first-round NESCAC tournament game and the contest will be webcast. Don't forget the link to connect to softball’s GameChanger livestats is on the top of the softball home page. 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 (18-5, 6-0 NESCAC West): RECAP – Salve Regina, 4-3 W. (4/14); at Middlebury, 8-5 W. (4/17); at Middlebury, 4-2 (7 inns.)/18-1 (9 inns.) W./W. (4/18). UPCOMING — 4/21 at Yale; 4/22 Mitchell; 4/24 Amherst; 4/25 at Amherst (DH).
MEN’S CREW (2-2): RECAP – in Worcester, Mass – Williams 6:07.3, Wesleyan 6:11.7 L. (4/18). UPCOMING – 4/25 Trinity in Kent, CT
WOMEN’S CREW (1-3): RECAP – In Worcester, Mass. - Williams 6:58.5, Wesleyan 7:06.4 L. (4/18). UPCOMING – 4/25 Trinity in Kent, CT
GOLF (2-64 overall from fall, 0-3 spring): RECAP – Trinity Invitational – 4th of 4 teams (4/18-19). UPCOMING – 4/29 Little Three Championship at home.
MEN’S LACROSSE (9-5, 6-3 NESCAC): RECAP – at Bowdoin, 9-8 W. (4/18). UPCOMING – 4/22 at Conn. College; 4/25 Bates or Colby (NESCAC Tournament).
WOMEN’S LACROSSE (4-10, 0-9 NESCAC): RECAP – Bowdoin, 5-17 L. (4/18). UPCOMING – 4/22 Conn. College.
SOFTBALL (12-15-1, 2-6 NESCAC West): RECAP – Eastern Conn., 4-6 (8 inns.)/3-3 (8 inns., darkness) L./T. (4/15); Williams, 0-7 L. (4/17); Williams, 0-9 (5 inns.)/2-10 L. (4/18). UPCOMING – 4/24 Amherst; 4/25 at Amherst (DH); 4/26 Middlebury.
MEN’S TENNIS (3-8 overall, 3-8 spring): RECAP – at Trinity, 4-5 L. (4/15); Amherst, 1-8 L. (4/19). UPCOMING – 4/23 Washington & Lee; 4/25 Colby; 4/26 Hamilton.
WOMEN’S TENNIS (8-3 overall, 6-3 spring): RECAP – Amherst, 3-6 L. (4/19). UPCOMING – 4/25 Colby; 4/26 Hamilton.
MEN’S (20-3) & WOMEN’S (21-3) TRACK & FIELD: RECAP – Men & Women in Elmer Swanson Invitational at Wesleyan - no team scoring (4/18). UPCOMING – 4/25 Men & Women in NESCAC Championships at Williams.