Sports Wrap

March 09, 2009

In baseball:
Troy Tipton (Hanover, Pa./South Western) went 3-for-4 with a walk and hit by pitch, adding two RBIs, a double and a triple to lead McDaniel to a doubleheader sweep of Scranton March 8 in season-opening baseball action for both teams. The Green Terror (2-0) used a pair of dramatic finishes, scoring five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning of game one and four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning of game two to open its season with two wins. McDaniel took the opener 5-4 and won the nightcap, 12-11.

In men’s basketball:
Josh McKay (Baltimore, Md./Eastern Tech), a senior forward, and Miguel Jones (Baltimore, Md./North County), a junior guard, both earned 2009 All-Centennial Conference (CC) second-team honors. It was the first appearance on the all-conference team for both players. Kevin Curley was named the conference’s inaugural Coach of the Year. In his second year at the helm, Curley has guided the team to a program-record 18 wins and into the CC postseason for the second consecutive season.

In women’s basketball:
The final two of Ali Moreland’s (Davidsonville, Md./South River) 13 points capped a second-half rally that propelled McDaniel to a 59-58 win over Dickinson Feb. 25 in the Centennial Conference (CC) women’s basketball first-round game. Muhlenberg scored a 67-51 victory over McDaniel Feb. 28 in the 2009 Centennial Conference (CC) women’s basketball semifinals.

In indoor track:
Lindsay Wilson (Catsonville, Md./Seton Keough) was part of a trio of record-setting performances to lead McDaniel at the 2009 Centennial Conference (CC) indoor track and field championships Feb. 28 and March 1 hosted by Ursinus. Wilson broke her own program record in the mile Feb. 28, posting a time of 5:14.30 to finish eighth. On March 1, Wilson ran the leadoff leg of the 4x800-meter relay which set another program record, finishing sixth with a time of 9:57.89. She capped her weekend with a fifth-place showing in the 3,000 meters, smashing the previous mark by nearly 20 seconds with a time of 10:13.34. Emma Nichols (Myersville, Md./Middletown), Sarah Costa (Frederick, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson) and Jennifer Garnett (Los Altos, Calif./Homestead) joined Wilson in the record relay.

Kevin Bowman (Westminster, Md./Brunswick) paced the men Feb. 28, finishing fifth in the mile with a program-record time of 4:23.61. Bowman was also part of the 4x800-meter relay which brought home the Green Terror’s lone medal of the weekend with a third-place finish. The time of 8:07.43 was second on the all-time performance list, two-tenths of a second shy of the program record. C.J. Naper (New Windsor, Md./South Carroll), Cody Crutchley (Frederick, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson) and Russell Morin (Lusby, Md./Patuxent) joined Bowman on the relay.

In men’s lacrosse:
Every member of McDaniel’s starting attack and midfield recorded no fewer than two points to key an 18-7 victory March 7 over visiting Virginia Wesleyan in non-conference men’s lacrosse action. Deane Mellor (Chadds Ford, Pa./Wilminton Friends School), DJ Rickels (Forest Hill, Md./Boys Latin School of Maryland) and Gibbs Preston (Baltimore, Md./McDonogh), who comprised the starting attack for the Green Terror (3-0), each recorded a hat trick. Mellor added two assists while Rickels and Preston had one helper apiece. McDaniel scored a 10-7 win March 4 over Widener and a 19-4 win Feb. 28 over Moravian.

In women’s lacrosse:
St. Mary’s (Md.) defeated McDaniel 11-10 March 8 in non-conference women’s lacrosse action. Jennifer Stone (Baltimore, Md./Loch Raven) recorded three goals in McDaniel to a 13-12 victory March 4 over Messiah in non-conference women’s lacrosse action. Brittany Baer (Westminster, Md./Westminster) tallied five goals and two assists while Lindsey McDonald (Germantown, Md./Damascus) added three goals and five assists to lead McDaniel to a 16-6 victory Feb. 28 over Goucher in the women’s lacrosse opener for both teams.

In softball:
Erinne Warrenfeltz (Smithsburg, Md./Middletown) recorded four hits and three runs scored and picked up the win in the circle for both games March 8, leading McDaniel to a doubleheader sweep of Mary Baldwin in non-conference softball action. The Green Terror (3-2) took the opener 11-0 in six innings before completing the sweep with a 4-0 victory in game two. Bridgewater won 7-0 March 7. The Green Terror (1-0) plated two runs in the top of the seventh to break a 3-all deadlock with the Vixens (0-3) March 1 before having the second game of the scheduled twinbill called after the first inning because of snow and poor field conditions.

In wrestling:
Brock Glotfelty (Grantsville, Md./Northern Garrett) lost his first match of the weekend March 6 but wrestled his way back to finish eighth at heavyweight at the 2009 NCAA Division III wrestling championships March 6 and 7, becoming McDaniel’s eighth wrestling All-American.