Juniata College Baseball Team Wins Two of Four on Week
(Posted April 1, 2003)
BASEBALL (8-9, 3-4 Commonwealth): April 3 vs. Widener*; April 5 at Widener* (2).
*Commonwealth Conference game.
Juniata won two games and dropped two games on the week, all four of them conference contests. The Eagles grabbed their final win of the week scoring a ninth-inning run to top Elizabethtown 6-5. Juniata's other win came in the second game of a week-opening doubleheader against Messiah. Juniata won that contest in extra innings by a 9-8 score. Jayme Fye (Philipsburg/Philpsburg) got the win in the victory over Elizabethtown, pitching four innings of scoreless relief. Adrian Huber (Middletown/Middletown) earned the win in the victory over Messiah with three scoreless innings of relief. Kodi Hockenberry (Red Land/Lewisberry) led the Eagle offense with a .438 average for the week, while scoring four runs and driving in five. Adam Camberg (Altoona/Altoona), Marc Frailey (Middletown/Middletown) and Matt Garner (Bellwood-Antis/Bellwood) each had five hits for the week. Camberg drove in four runs and scored four runs for the Eagles, while Garner notched three RBI. Stephen Parsons (Black Hawk/Beaver Falls) had three hits on the week, one of them a home run, with two RBI and five runs scored.
MEN'S TENNIS (2-4, 1-2 Commonwealth): April 1 vs. Pitt-Greensburg; April 3 vs. Frostburg State; April 5 vs. Lebanon Valley*.
*Commonwealth Conference game.
The Eagles claimed wins over Messiah and Goucher and lost contests against Albright and Grove City. The win over Messiah marked the Eagles first conference win since the tennis program returned to Juniata last season. Juniata topped Messiah 5-2 getting singles wins from Neil Eicher (Altoona/Altoona), Scott Noerr (Lewistown/Lewistown), Dave Bullock (Central Bucks East/Jamison) and Jack Walfish (Spring-Ford/Royersford). The Eagles also got doubles wins from Noerr and Satoshi Kimura (L.B. Pearsons College (CA)/Nasano, Japan along with Eicher and Bullock. Each of those players also earned singles wins over Goucher. Osman Homurlu (Tarsus American School/Cresson) and Walfish captured the number three doubles position for Juniata's only win against Albright.
MEN'S VOLLEYBALL (14-7, 7-7 Commonwealth): April 5-6 EIVA Division III Playoffs at Juniata College.
Two wins and a loss on the week for the Eagles, as they closed out the regular season with a record of 14-7 and 7-7 in the Tait Division of the EIVA. Juniata topped Concordia and NYU both by 3-0 scores over the weekend. Nate Kincel (Penn Hills/Pittsburgh) tallied a career-high 12 kills in the win over Concordia, and was one of three Eagles in double figures in kills against the Clippers. Ryan Genova (Antietam/Reading) notched 12 kills and Kenny Eiser (Fairport, N.Y./East Windsor, N.J.) each had 10. Chris Jones had a team-high four blocks, while Eiser and Tim Cole (Pennsbury/Yardley) each had six digs. Ricky Ziegler (Northeastern/Manchester) passed out 30 assists. Against NYU Genova led the way with 14 kills, while Jones knocked down a season-high 12 and Lukas once again had 10. Scott Kofmehl (North Allegheny/Pittsburgh) had 22 assists to lead the team. Defensively Lukas had six digs and Cordt Withum (Penn Manor/Holtwood) had four blocks. In the Eagles only loss of the week, a 3-1 decision against Penn State, Genova led the Eagles with another 14 kills. Eiser and Lukas added 12 and 10 kills respectively in the loss. Genova led the squad with seven digs, Kofmehl tossed out 33 abets and Kincel had five blocks in a losing effort.
SOFTBALL (8-1, 0-0 Commonwealth): March 31 at Hood (2); April 2 at York (2); April 5 vs. Elizabethtown* (2).
*Commonwealth Conference game.
The Eagles swept a pair of doubleheaders in two very different ways. Juniata topped Mount Aloysius 15-0 and 19-2 and then swept Alvernia in a pair of pitcher's duels 1-0, 3-1. Renae Hobbs (Mount Union/Mount Union) pitched a complete game shutout to get the win in the first contest against Alvernia, and Lizzie Bartosik (Penn/Granger, In.) tossed a complete game in the second contest. Bartosik also earned the win in the first game against Mount Aloysius, tossing a perfect five innings. Jessica Drrow (Wellsboro/Wellsboro) allowed one run on five hits in the second game. Becky Herr (Hamburg/Hamburg) had six hits and six RBI in the two wins. Hobbs added four hits three RBI and four runs scored. Amber Helsel (Claysburg-Kimmel/Claysburg) had six hits and three RBI against Alvernia, whilke Amy Gable (Kennard-Dale/Stewartstown) had four hits and a run scored in the two games.
TRACK & FIELD: April 3-4 at TCNJ Heptathlon; April 5 at Carnegie Mellon Invitational.
At the Florida Relay Decathlon Dusty Lehr (Bermudian Springs/New Oxford) earned a NCAA provisional qualifying mark for the NCAA National Championships. The rest of the Eagles were in action at the non-scoring Clarion Invitational. Juniata put together a solid performance with a number of top-five finishes. On the women's side Rebecca Shoaf (Madison/Madison, N.J.) earned a first-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles along with a third-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles. Nancy Hayes (Westminster/Westminster, Md.) finished second in the 5,000, and Kira Troutman (Meyersdale/Meyersdale) placed second in the javelin. Katey Glunt (Bellefonte/Bellefonte) and Misty Heuston (Central/Martinsburg) each finished fourth in the 5,000 and high jump respectively. Two Eagles rounded out the top-five finishes as Betsey Kusniez (Boyertown/Gilbertsville) had a fifth-place toss in the shot put, and Debbie Delaney (Franklin/Reisertown, Md.) garnered fifth in the discus.
On the men's side Jeremy Weber (Garden Spot/Mohnton) had a strong day in many different events. Weber placed first in the long jump, second in the triple jump and fifth in the 100-meter dash. John Boyer (Indian Valley/Belleville) joined Weber in the top five in the long jump with a fourth-place finish. Scott Shacreaw (Blairsville/Black Lick) rounded out the Eagles top five performances with a second-place toss in the javelin.
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