Area colleges: UF’s Hunt co-medalist at SVSU Invitational

FLORENCE, Ky. — University of Findlay senior Marcus Hunt tied for medalist honors in leading the Oilers to a seventh-place finish on Sunday in the Saginaw Valley State University Spring Invitational.
Hunt shot 73-72–145 at Boone Links Golf Course in Florence, Ky. Ian Clark of Davis & Elkins College (72-73) was also at 145.
UF, ninth in the team standings after Saturday’s first round, moved up in the final reuslts with a 322-302–624 total. Grand Valley State (299-301) won the title with an even 600, seven strokes better than the 607 of Ashland (302-305) and Lewis University (308-299).
UF’s Jack Kastor tied for 10th in the medalist standings with a 76-75–151 and Dustin Lieber was 16th (77-76–153). Jake North (87-77″”164), Stephen Sinchok (87-78″”165) and Adam Johnson (86-88″”174) completed UF’s lineup.

1, Grand Valley State (299-301) 600. 2, (tie) Ashland (302-305) and Lewis University (308-299) 607. 4, Wayne State (308-305) 613. 5, Saginaw Valley (314-304) 618. 6, Davis & Elkins College (308-312) 620. 7, University of Findlay (322-302) 624. 8, Walsh University (314-316) 630. 9, Bellarmine University (313-321) 634. 10, Ohio Valley University (326-311) 637. 11, Muskegon Community College (331-321) 652.
The University of Findlay women’s lacrosse team scored its first win of the season by beating McKendree 15-13 in a nonconference match at Donnell Stadium on Saturday.
The game was tied 13-13 when the Oilers’ Sarah Lankton broke the tie with a goal on a free position shot with 10:18 remaining in the game. Courtney Higley added an insurance tally for the Oilers (1-5) with 6:18 left on an assist from Erin Stacho.
Kyra Bradley had a big day for Findlay, scoring a game-high five goals. Lankton added four goals and Mackenzie Barnwell chipped in two.
Morgan Cremen scored five goals for McKendree (2-2).
Findlay goalkeeper Katie Poorman recorded three saves. McKendree’s Kelly Eastman finished with four saves as the Oilers finished with a 20-16 edge in shots.
The Oilers will return to action again on Thursday when they travel to Bridgeport for a 7 p.m. match.

UF softball wins pair
BLUFFTON — Emily Stewart homered, singled and drove in four runs as the University of Findlay softball team completed a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference sweep of Hillsdale with a 9-1 win in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday at Bluffton.
The Oilers (8-3 overall, 2-0 GLIAC) also scored a 4-3 win in the opener.
Stewart, a North Baltimore graduate, hit a three-run home run in the first inning and an RBI single in the second as UF jumped to an 8-0 lead in the second game. Courtney Dwyer doubled in a run and Jackie Messersmith (Mohawk), Emily Reynolds (Elmwood) and Abby Funk had RBI singles during a five-run rally in the second. Katie Dunphy also homered and Tori Allen tripled and singled.
In the opener, Allen hit a solo home run, Reynolds had an RBI double and UF used four one-run rallies to overcome a three-run third-inning homer by Hillsdale’s Bekah Kastning.
Tawna Whited (7-0) got the win in both games, holding Hillsdale (4-6, 0-2 GLIAC) to four hits in the opener and five hits in game two.
Findlay is back in action Tuesday with a nonconference doubleheader at Cedarville.

Hillsdale 003 000 0 — 3 4 1 Findlay 111 000 1 — 4 5 0
WP — Whited (6-0). LP — Grunert (0-2). top hitters: (UF) Allen HR, RBI; Reynolds 2B, RBI. (HC) Kastning HR, 3 RBI; Garceau 2-1B.
records: Findlay 7-3 overall, 1-0 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference; Hillsdale 4-5, 0-1.
Findlay 350 001 — 9 11 0 Hillsdale 001 000 — 1 5 0
WP — Whited (7-0). LP — Klopfer (2-3). top hitters: (UF) Stewart HR, 1B, 4 RBI; Allen 3B, 1B; Dunphy HR, RBI; Dwyer 2B, RBI; Britvec 2B; Scherger 2B. (HC) Garceau 2B, RBI; Kastning 2B; Felkey 2B.
records: Findlay 8-3 overall, 2-0 GLIAC; Hillsdale 4-6, 0-2.

UF baseball defeated
MOUNT VERNON — A five-run third inning gave Malone the lead for good in a 9-8 win over the University of Findlay in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference baseball game in Mount Vernon.
Jon Walker (0-3) took the loss for the Oilers as he came on in relief of Derek Draper. Walker allowed three runs, two earned, on six hits with two walks and a strikeout in 31/3 innings of work.
Gunnar Smeyres went 42/3 in relief to get the win. He allowed three runs, two earned, on four hits with two walks and two strikeouts.
Six Malone players banged out two hits each as Logan Gray led the way with a pair of singles and two RBIs.
Reid Rothenbuhler (Elmwood) and Dylan Cintula both had a two-run double for the Oilers.
Findlay (3-10, 0-3 GLIAC) travels to Tiffin for the start of a GLIAC make up series on Wednesday.

Malone 105 010 200 — 9 15 1 Findlay 022 000 301 — 8 10 3
WP — Smeyers (2-3). LP — Walker (0-3). top hitters: (UF) Schrock 2-1B, RBI; Rothenbuhler 2B, 2 RBI; Cintula 2B, 2 RBI; Sickler 2B. (MU) Locke 2B, 1B; Wheeler 2-1B, RBI; Gray 2-1B, 2 RBI; Davis 2-1B, RBI; Eagon 2-1B; King 1B, 2 RBI; Chack 1B, 2 RBI.
records: Malone 8-11 overall, 3-1 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference; Findlay 3-10, 0-3.

Huber wins for ONU
LEXINGTON, Va. — Former Findlay High School runner Caitlin Huber won the women’s 1,500-meter run for Ohio Northern at the Washington & Lee Carnival track meet on Saturday.
Huber won the race in a time of 4:49.91, a margin of nearly four seconds over the second-place finisher.
She was one of five Ohio Northern winners in the women’s meet.
Kara Sosinski won the 10,000 run (39:34.48) and Gabrielle Metzner took the 100 hurdles (15.14). McKenna Earley finished first in the discus (110-0) and Gabrielle Metzner took the hammer throw (130-1) for the Polar Bears.
Also, former Bluffton High School standout Hannah Chappell-Dick won the 800 for Eastern Mennonite University with a time of 2:17.21.
Ohio Northern won three events in the men’s meet.
Nathan Rosenbaum captured the 5,000 (15:02.86), Cully Gordon captured the 10,000 (32:27.4) and Josh Colbert was the long jump champion with a leap of 22-6.
Bluffton University’s Trey Everett scored a win in the high jump (6-6).


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