The University of Findlay baseball team had little trouble sweeping a Great Midwest Athletic Conference doubleheader from Davis & Elkins College Monday at the Marathon Diamonds.
Findlay ripped the Senators in the opener 12-3.
Nic Varda doubled and singled driving in a pair of runs to lead Findlay at the plate. Cameron Jiohnson and Tyler Burley added RBI singles for the Oilers (10-4, 3-1 GMAC).
Ryan McKinney tripled and singled for the Senators (4-17, 0-4).
Tyler Kennedy went six innings allowing three runs, two earned with five strikeouts and two walks to get the win.
Liberty-Benton grad Alex Harter allowed one unearned run on five hits to pitch Findlay to a 5-1 victory in the nightcap.
Ethan St. Clair doubled and singled and Tyler Burley and Cameron Johnson both added a pair of singles for the Oilers.
FINDLAY 12-5, DAVIS & ELKINS 3-1
Davis & Elkins 100 101 000 — 3 7 6
Findlay 003 020 070 — 12 7 3
WP — Kennedy (1-0). LP — Arbogast (0-2). top hitters: (UF)Varda 2B, 1B, 2 RBl Johnson 1B, RBI; Burley 1B, RBI. (DEC) McKinney 3B, 1B, RBI; Mahon 2B; Danielson 1B, RBI; Turnbell 1B, RBI
Davis & Elkins 000 010 0 — 1 5 4
Findlay 200 210 x — 5 10 1
WP — Harter (1-1). LP — Luker (1-3). top hitters: (UF) Burley 2-1B; Johnson 2-1B; St. Clair 2B, Varda 1B, 2 RBIl Herd 1B, RBI. (DEC) McKinney 2-1B; DeGrood 2B.
records: Davis & Elkins 4-17 overall, 0-4 Great Midwest Athletic Conference; Findlay 10-4, 3-1.
KANSAS CITY, MO. –University of Findlay forward Taren Sullivan has been named Division II All-American by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).
The player of the year in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference and a first team all-Midwest Region pick, Sullivan averaged 17.2 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game while helping lead Findlay to a 28-5 record and a spot in the Division II Sweet 16.
Sullivan, a 6-foot-6 senior out of Lima Bath High School, scored 534 points last season, the 20th-highest total in school history. He ended his UF career 12th on th school’s all-time scoring list with 1,595 points.
Sullivan is UF’s fifth player to earn NABC All-American honors, joining Dustin Pfeifer (2005-06), Frank Phillips (2006-07), Josh Bostic (2007-08 & 2008-09) and Nathan Hyde (2010-11).
BU athletes honored
BLUFFTON — Bluffton University’s Josie McElroy and Gabe Makin have been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference athletes of the week in their respective sports.
McElroy was tabbed the HCAC hitter of the week after leading BU to a 2-2 record. The senior third baseman was 13 for 17 (.765) over the four games, with four home runs, three doubles and 11 runs driven in.
Makin was selected the HCAC Field Athlete of the Week in track after clearing 4.7 meters (15 feet, 4 inches) to win the pole vault title at the Washington and Lee Carnival last weekend. That height is the second best posted so far this spring by any NCAA Division III athlete in the country.