UF sports: Averesch leads Oilers at All-Ohio meet

CINCINNATI — University of Findlay junior Kendra Averesch led the Oilers’ track and field teams on Saturday during the final day of the All-Ohio Track and Field Championships at the University of Cincinnati.
Averesch, a Leipsic native, was second in the women’s shot put with a school record and NCAA Division II automatic qualifying throw of 51-7. She was just 3½ inches behind champion Alexis Cooks of Akron.
Maud Sanmiquel was third in the 400 hurdles (1:02.7) and Pam Showman set a school record in the heptathlon with a fourth-place score of 4,920 points. Her highest finish was fourth in the javelin.
Elmwood graduate Kori Reiser placed in a pair of events for Bowling Green, finishing seventh in the discus (147-8) and eighth in the hammer throw (178-6). Krystin Reiser (Patrick Henry) was seventh in the heptathlon (4,529) for Bowling Green.
After winning the men’s hammer throw on Friday, the Oilers’ Justin Welch added a third place finish in the discus with a throw of 168-11.
Teammates Marcus Vicars (54-7¼) and Ben Hahler (52-1) were fourth and sixth respectively in the shot put. Jacob Miller competed in the decathlon and took sixth place. He had first-place finishes in the 400 meter run and the 1,500 meter run for the Oilers.
Former Pandora-Gilboa standout Sam Spallinger was fourth in the long jump (23-½) for Miami University.

1, Akron 199. 2, Cincinnati 109½. 3, Miami 97. 4, Ohio 83. 5, Bowling Green 67. 6, Ashland 56. 7, Ohio State 46. 8, Dayton 30½. 9, Findlay 29. 10, Wright State 25. 11, Cedarville 15. 12, Ohio Dominican 10. 13, Xavier 6. 14, Central State 4. 15, Ursuline 2.
1,500 — 4, Bettac (UF) 4:46.37. 100 IH — 4, Sanmiquel (UF) 14.67. 1,600 RELAY — 5, Findlay (Sanmiquel, Stump, Roberts, Powell-Lawrence) 3:52.61. SHOT — 2, Averesch (UF) 51-7. DISCUS — 8, DeVincentis (UF) 135-11.
1, Akron 205. 2, Cincinnati 138. 3, Miami 129½. 4, Ashland 103. 5, Notre Dame College 39. 6, Ohio Dominican 30. 7, Findlay 25. 8, Cedarville 22. 9, Ohio 19. 10, Tiffin 17. 11, Shawnee State 14. 12, Xavier 9½. 13, Central State 8. 14, Rio Grande & Dayton 7. 16, Wright State 4.
Baseball drops 2 of 3
COLUMBUS — Ohio Dominican raked five University of Findlay pitchers for 16 hits — all of them singles — and beat the Oilers 14-2 on Sunday in the rubber match of a three-game Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference series in Columbus.
Phil Jaskot and Jossue Delgado had two-run singles and Findlay committed three of its seven errors when Ohio Dominican scored seven times in the bottom of the third inning. Delgado and Kyle Tisdale drove in three runs each for ODU (19-15, 9-10 GLIAC).
Riverdale graduate Derek Draper had two of UF’s four hits, one of them an RBI double. Twenty-two UF players saw action in the nine-inning game.
Kevin Schrock, Jordan Garcia and Reid Rothenbuhler all had RBI singles during a big seven-run inning that UF used as a springboard to a 9-3 win in Saturday’s opener. Schrock and Garcia had three hits each and Rothenbuhler two. Tyler Donaldson added a two-single in the opener and an RBI single in the second game for the Oilers (9-19, 6-12 GLIAC).

Sunday’s Game
Findlay 010 000 010 — 2 4 7 Ohio Dominican 207 100 40x — 14 16 4
WP — Colegate (3-2). LP — Hargrove (2-6). top hitters: (UF) Draper 2B, 1B, RBI. (ODU) Mazzone 2-1B, RBI; Delgado 3-1B, 3 RBI; Raschilla 2-1B; Tisdale 2-1B, 3 RBI; Jaskot 2-1B, 2 BI; Bidwell 2-1B; Burson 2-1B, RBI.
records: Findlay 9-20, 6-13 GLIAC; Ohio Dominican 19-15, 9-10 GLIAC.
Saturday’s Games
Findlay 200 007 0 — 9 12 2 Ohio Dominican 001 000 2 — 3 8 3
WP — Walker (2-4). LP — Blackburn (3-2). top hitters: (UF) Garcia 3-1B, RBI; Schrock 3-1B, RBI; Rothenbuhler 2-1B, 2-RBI. (ODU) Gravett 2-1B, RBI; Tisdale 2-1B.
second game
Findlay 001 000 0 — 1 7 1 Ohio Dominican 001 420 x — 7 9 1
WP — Canales (2-2). LP — Draper (0-2). top hitters: (UF) Louis 2B, 1B; Donaldson 1B, RBI. (ODU) Jaskot 2B, 3-RBI; Burson HR, 2-RBI; Rudolph 2-1B, RBI.
Big innings doom softball
Northwood University took control with two big innings in posting 11-5 and 7-3 win over the University of Findlay on Sunday in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference softball doubleheader at Anderson Field.
Sunday’s results capped a 1-3 weekend for the Oilers, 14-13 overall and 6-10 in GLIAC games. UF ended a six-game skid by beating Lake Superior State 7-6 on Saturday, but dropped the second game of the doubleheader with the Lakers, 4-2.
Natalie Lampman’s three-run home run ignited Northwood’s five-run first-inning rally in Sunday’s opener. UF trimmed the deficit to 5-4 after two innings, but Northwood broke loose for another three runs in the third.
UF’s Tori Allen belted a two-run home run and Megan Turner had a solo shot in the second game. Northwood rallied with another big inning, though, scoring four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to break a 2-2 tie.
Allen (3-1B, 2B, HR, 3 RBI) was 5 for 12 over the weekend and Turner (3-1B, HR, 2 RBI) was 4 for 10.
Mohawk graduate Jackie Messersmith (4-1B, 2B, 2 RBI) also had five hits in the four games, North Baltimore’s Emily Stewart (4-1B, 2 RBI) had four and former Elmwood player Emily Reynolds had three, including a pair of singles that drove in three runs in Saturday’s win over Lake Superior. Tawna Whited got the win in that game, and contributed the RBI single that put Findlay up 7-4 and proved to be the game-winning run.
Sunday’s Games
Northwood 503 102 0 — 11 9 2 Findlay 310 010 0 — 5 11 2
WP — Seb (9-4). LP — Whited (11-6). top hitters: (Nor) Lynn 2B; Obremski 1B, RBI; Zaborowski 2B, 1B, RBI; Tostrud 2-1B, 2 RBI; Lampman HR, 3 RBI. (UF) Dwyer 1B, RBI; Messersmith 2-1B; Allen 1B, 2B, RBI; Stewart 1B, BI; Turner 1B, RBI; Whited 1B, RBI.
Findlay 002 001 0 — 3 4 3 Northwood 020 041 x — 7 6 0
WP — Brown (7-4). LP — Motuza (1-5). top hitters: (UF) Allen HR, 2 RBI; Turner HR, RBI. (Nor) Lynn 1B, 2B, 3 RBI; Smith 1B, 3B, RBI.
records: Northwood 19-11 overall, 10-4 GLIAC; Findlay 14-13, 6-10 GLIAC.
Saturday’s Games
Lake Superior 000 213 0 — 6 8 2 Findlay 240 010 x — 7 7 3
WP — Whited (11-5). LP — Steinhelper (0-3). top hitters: (LS) Anderson 2-2B, 2 RBI; Banchiu 2-1B, RBI; Thompson 2-1B; Reveley 1B, 2 RBI. (UF) Messersmith 1B, 3B, 2 RBI; Reynolds 2-1B, 3 RBI; Stewart 1B, RBI; Whited 1B, RBI.
records: Lake Superior 5-15, 4-10 GLIAC; Findlay 14-11, 6-8 GLIAC.
Findlay 000 100 1 — 2 6 1 Lake Superior 030 010 x — 4 9 1
WP — Anderson. LP — Motuza (1-4). top hitters: (UF) Dwyer 1B, RBI; Allen 2-1B; Turner 2-1B. (LS) Anderson 1B, RBI; Cuthrell 2-1B; Edgar 2-1B, RBI; Steinhelper 1B, 3B, 2 RBI.
records: Lake Superior 5-15, 4-10 GLIAC; Findlay 14-11, 6-8 GLIAC.
Lacrosse team rolls
URBANA — Nicole Stines scored six goals, Kyra Bradley and Sarah Lankton added five each and Rachel Murray and Katie Poorman spearheaded a strong defensive effort in the University of Findlay’s 21-4 romp over Urbana in women’s lacrosse action on Sunday.
Mackenzie Barnwell added two goals and Taylor Trice had a team-high five assists in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference win. Lankton caused eight turnovers, Murray caused six and Poorman made six saves in net for the Oilers (5-8, 3-2 GLIAC), who will host Alderson-Broaddus a 7 p.m. on Thursday at Donnell Stadium.
Men’s golf 12th
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. — University of Findlay golfers Dustin Lieber, Marcus Hunt and Matthew Fisher all shot 76 or better and the Oilers posted a 303 team score to stand 12th after Sunday’s first round of the NCAA Regional golf tournament at the Purgatory Golf Club in Noblesville, Ind.
Lieber fired a 37-36–73 and is ninth in the medalist rankings. Hunt (39-35–74) is 21st and Fisher (41-35–76) 45th. Jake North (41-39–80) completed UF’s first-round score and Jack Kastor (43-42–85) rounded out UF’s lineup.
Missouri-St. Louis and Wayne State ended the first day tied at 294. Twelve other teams in the 30-school field are within 10 strokes of the leaders, though, heading into today’s second round.
Women’s golf fourth
CANTON — Grand Valley State dominated Sunday’s first round of the Walsh Invitational, but the University of Findlay women’s golf team is battling two other schools in the chase pack.
Michele Schambs carded an 80, Kasey Petty an 82 and Taylor Tweed, a Findlay High graduate, an 83 at the Glenmoor Country Club. An 85 by Brooke Albers completed UF’s 330 team total.
Grand Valley State leads the field with a 309 team score. Ashland is second (326) heading into today’s final round, with California Pa. (329) and Findlay in the hunt as well.


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