Local college roundup: CCSJ finishes third in Olivet golf meet
Post-Tribune staff report April 7, 2013 6:16PM
Updated: April 7, 2013 6:50PM
Calumet College, Purdue Calumet and Purdue North Central competed in the Tiger Invitational men’s golf meet hosted by Olivet Nazarene on Wednesday at Balmoral Woods (par-72) in Crete, Ill.
CCSJ finished third with a score of 314 (four golfers, 18 holes), 13 shots behind first-place St. Francis (Joliet, Ill.) and four shots behind runner-up St. Xavier (Chicago). Boone Grove High School graduate Tyler Nicol led the Crimson Wave with a 73, which tied for second individually in the meet. Munster High grad Tony Rubino posted a 78.
PNC finished eighth with 338 while Purdue Calumet was right behind the Panthers in ninth with 340. Jacob Ramirez led PNC with 81 while PUC was led by Calumet High grad Aaron Mercer’s 81.
The CCSJ baseball team was swept in a pair of doubleheaders last week. The Wave lost to Robert Morris 7-1 and 10-5 on Tuesday at Oil City Stadium. The second game was actually tied 3-3 after nine innings. Robert Morris scored twice in the top of the 12th before CCSJ tied it in the bottom of the inning. Robert Morris scored five runs in the top of the 13th to seal the win. Mike Gamble had two hits in each game for the Wave.
The CCSJ softball team split a doubleheader on Thursday at St. Francis in Joliet, Ill. The Wave lost the first game 10-3 before hanging on in Game 2 for a 4-2 victory. Griffith grad Alex Latronica got the pitching win in the second game while East Chicago grad Jessica Pabey went 2 for 4 with a home run and two RBI. The day before, CCSJ got swept by St. Joseph’s College in a doubleheader.
Hanover Central grad Charles Sawyer paced the PUC men’s golf team this past weekend at the Ashford Spring Invitational, setting the program’s 18-hole record with a two-under par 70 on the first day of action. The Peregrines fired their best round of the season, 313, on that first day before finishing 11th with a two-round total of 647. Sawyer went into the clubhouse on Friday in a tie for first place after his round, before wrapping up the event in 16th with a career-best 151.
Purdue North Central
After losing to Valparaiso last Monday, PNC baseball won four straight last week in sweeping two doubleheaders. On Wednesday the Panthers swept Cardinal Stritch 1-0 and 8-1, then followed it up with a sweep at Trinity International on Saturday, 16-4 and 4-2. Ched Gaskin, Trevor Williams and Anthony Olund each had three-hit games in the second win over Cardinal Stritch. In the 16-4 blowout at Trinity, Spencer Anderson had three hits, two of them doubles, a stolen base and four RBI.
St. Joseph’s College
The SJC softball team swept a doubleheader from Calumet College on Wednesday at Oil City Stadium in Whiting, 5-1 and 3-2. Kylie Weeks went 3 for 4 in the first game while Caitlin Enright and Stephanie Winter each added two hits. Sarah Franklin got the complete game win with five strikeouts. In the second game, Kalene Davis, Shawn Hoskins and Myranda Eckberg each had two hits for SJC while Megan Ramey got the win in the circle.
SJC baseball extended its win streak to six on Saturday with a pair of 7-3 wins at Kentucky Wesleyan College. The Pumas scored six runs in the final two innings of the second game to steal the win. The pitching staff, which leads NCAA Division II in strikeout-to-walk ratio and walks per nine innings, gave up 12 hits both games but held KWC to three runs both games. Brandon Brian, Jake Roberts, Garrett O’Neil and Craig Austgen each had two hits in the first game, while Matt Skryzpiec went 3 for 4 in the second game.