Local college Briefs

March 18, 2013

College softball

Alex Sagl, a freshman on the California University softball team, was named the PSAC West Pitcher of the Week for the second time in three weeks Monday.

Sagl went 1-0 in 8 1/3 scoreless innings at the Salem Invitational, helping the Vulcans to a 3-0 record.

• Waynesburg outfielder Jasmine Blackwell was named the PAC Hitter of the Week, while teammate Carrie Maier was named the PAC Pitcher of the Week for their performances in Kissimmee, Fla. this past week.

Blackwell went 14 for 28 with a triple, two doubles, 10 RBI and nine runs scored, as Waynesburg earned five wins in the final eight games of the Rebel Spring Games.

Maier was 4-1 and allowed just four earned runs over 35 innings, an ERA of 0.80.

• Washington & Jefferson College split a pair of games at the NTC Softball Games Monday in Clermont, Fla. The Presidents dropped a 10-0 decision to No. 7 Tufts before bouncing back to secure an 11-0 win over Gallaudet.

Junior Madison Rotto and sophomore Bethany Shepherd combined for the shutout against the Bison. Junior shortstop Kelsey Cunningham led the offense by going three for three with three RBI.

College baseball

Cal U’s Kyle Petty was named the PSAC West Hitter of the Week for baseball after hitting .385 (10 for 26) last week with three doubles, two triples, nine RBI and eight runs scored in eight games.

Petty started five games at five different positions last week, tossing a complete-game shutout to help sweep Grand Valley State.

Petty leads Cal (13-3) with 16 runs scored and eight steals while also ranking second with a .388 batting average.

• Despite a late rally, the 22nd-ranked Washington & Jefferson College baseball team dropped a 7-6 decision to SUNY-Brockport at Lake Myrtle Park in Florida yesterday afternoon.

Designated hitter Ronny Peirish and third baseman Kyle McLain had RBI singles in the top of the ninth inning, but the Presidents could never rally all the way back.

W&J dropped to 4-2 and, after a day off, will try to win its first game against an NCAA Divison I program since 1992 when it takes on Bradley on Wednesday at Lake Myrtle Park.

College tennis

After tallying 15 wins against seven NCAA Division I programs, three that were nationally ranked, Cal’s Alexandra Borgenhoff was named the PSAC West Athlete of the Week for women’s tennis.

She has a 7-3 record at No. 3 singles while teaming with Ramona Czakon to go 8-2 in doubles play.

Women’s college lacrosse

Senior midfielder Brittany Fradkin scored four goals, including the 150th of her career, but Washington & Jefferson dropped its Spring Fling Women’s Lacrosse Tournament opener Monday, 14-6, to Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in West Palm Beach, Fla.

The Presidents (2-3) led Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 5-4, at halftime but the Athenas dominated the second half.



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