By John Bombatch

April 11, 2014


XENIA CHRISTIAN 4, YELLOW SPRINGS 1: Xenia Christian claimed Thursday’s Metro Buckeye Conference team match, which was played on the Antioch University tennis courts.

At first singles, Yellow Springs’ Auge Knemeyer defeated Jesse Holloway, 6-3, 6-4; for the Bulldogs’ lone win. XC’s Rosie Thompson defeated Gabe Day, 6-2, 6-2; and at third singles the Ambassadors’ Matt Entner defeated Henry Potts Rubin, 6-1, 6-2.

Xenia Christian’s first doubles pair of Jordan Freeman and Michael Bricker defeated Meredith Rowe and Nick Miller-Jacobson, 6-4, 6-1, And at second doubles, the Thomas Donaldson-Preston Surls duo defeated Reed Huston and Kasey Linkhart, 6-1, 6-0. Yellow Springs falls to 0-3 this season. Xenia Christian (3-2) travels to play Dayton Stebbins today.

GREENEVIEW 4, SPRINGFIELD CATHOLIC CENTRAL 1: The Rams swept Thursday’s three singles matches and split the doubles contests to claim a 4-1 win. Josh Rogers needed a third-set tiebreaker to defeat Catholic’s Quentin Baker 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3); the Rams Tyler Scott defeated John Kelly 6-0, 6-2; and Greeneview third singles player Josh Jenkins defeated the Thomas Kavanaugh of the Irish,, 6-2, 6-4.

In doubles, SCC’s Alec Bates and Matt Sheehan defeated Greeneview’s Alex Nixon-Luke Barker tandem 6-1, 6-2, and the Rams second doubles pair of Tyler McCoy and Will Irvin won by forfeit.

Greenview is now 1-5 overall, 1-1 in the Ohio Heritage Conference.

CEDARVILLE 4, SPRINGFIELD CATHOLIC CENTRAL 1: Cedarville (2-1, 2-0 Ohio Heritage Conference) claimed three singles wins and a first doubles win to earn Wednesday’s team match over Springfield Catholic Central. Jared Gillespie defeated Quentin Baker, 6-3, 6-4; David Thurlow defeated SCC’s John Kelly, 6-3, 6-2; and the Indians claimed third singles by forfeit.

In doubles, Cedarville’s Ian Waltz/Jon Zavodney bested Catholic Central’s Chip Setterfield and Zach Young, 6-2, 6-2, for a first-doubles win. Alec Bates and Matt Sheehan earned the lone win for the Irish with a three-set 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 win over Cedarville’s Chad Clark and Jason Brown.


Grant named Runner of the Week

Wright State junior Kacia Grant has been selected as the Horizon League Female Runner of the Week for the week ending April 6, it was announced Tuesday by the league office.

Grant posted two top two finishes Saturday at the Ohio Cherry Blossom Invitational. She won the 200-meter dash with a time of 25.27, besting a field of 22 competitors, and placed second out of 26 in the 100 dash with a time of 12.33.

Wright State returns to action on Friday and Saturday, April 11-12, at the All-Ohio Championships in Cincinnati.


Raiders lose to Xavier

OXFORD — Wright State erased an early 1-0 deficit with two runs in the top of the fourth, only to see Xavier answer with two of its own in the bottom of the inning and hold on for a 3-2 win in the consolation game of the Joe Nuxhall Classic, Wednesday at Miami University.

Kieston Greene and Michael Timm each had two hits for Wright State (16-17), who returns to Horizon League play this weekend as the Raiders host the Milwaukee Panthers in a three-game series at Nischwitz Stadium. The series starts with a single game on Friday at 6:30.

Raider rally falls short

OXFORD — Wright State rallied for six runs over the final two innings, but it wasn’t enough as Cincinnati held on for an 8-7 win in the opening game of the Joe Nuxhall Classic, Tuesday at Miami University.

Jeff Limbaugh finished with three hits and two RBI to pace the WSU offense while Joe Ford also had three hits. Brad Macciocchi and Sean Murphy had two each.

Cedarville wins on the road

FRANKFORT, Ky. — After falling behind 3-1 after two innings of play, Cedarville (17-12) claimed a convincing 15-6 win over Kentucky State on Wednesday. Yellow Jackets lead-off batter Cam McWilliams was 3-for-4 at the plate, drove in a run, walked twice and scored three runs. Johnson Marshall, Sam Summerlin, Drew Johnson and David Bancroft each had two hits, with Summerlin driving in four runs and Johnson three. Starter Scott Kneeland (1-1) scattered seven hits over five innings of work to earn the pitching win.


Jackets split with Ohio Valley

CEDARVILLE — The host Yellow Jackets split a Great Midwest Athletic Conference doubleheader with Ohio Valley on Wednesday at Lady Jacket Field. Cedarville (21-10, 6-4 G-MAC) lost the first game by a 7-6 count. A four-run third inning in the second game put the Jackets ahead for good, and an eventual 9-2 win, in the second game. Kelsey Chapman was a combined 5-for-8 with a triple, three RBI and two runs scored for Cedarville. Nicole Davis was a perfect 2-for-2 at the plate, with three RBI and two runs scored in the second-game win.

WSU falls at no. 11 Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Eleventh-ranked Kentucky exploded for six runs in the bottom of the fourth to claim a 9-1 win, Tuesday over Wright State. WSU pitcher Krystian DeWitt struck out six in four innings of work as she gave up three earned runs.