No. 21 Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Splits Doubleheader With Brevard


The 21st-ranked Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Team (23-6, 5-1) split a South Atlantic Conference doubleheader with Brevard (12-17, 1-5) Saturday afternoon at Bears Field. The Tornados upset the

Bears, 3-2, in the first contest before L-R run-ruled Brevard, 9-1, in the nightcap.



Game One - Brevard 3, Lenoir-Rhyne 2

The Tornados' Kinsey Parrish (Aiken, S.C.) hit the game-winning, two-run home run in the fourth inning and Brevard held on to upset Lenoir-Rhyne.


L-R freshman first baseman Sydney Landreth (Disputanta, Va.) finished with two hits and a run batted in but the Bears saw their seven-game winning streak snapped.


Jamie Hrobak (Mill Spring, N.C.) (7-7) earned the complete game victory after registering the final out with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh inning.


Lenoir-Rhyne sophomore Maryann Hoskins (Havelock, N.C.) (11-4) took the loss for the Bears.


Game Two - Lenoir-Rhyne 9, Brevard 1 (six innings)

L-R freshman outfielder Dakota Keller (Mooresboro, N.C.) hit a solo home run and sophomore designated player Ashley Oliver (Newton, N.C.) and senior third baseman Haily Jarman (Wadesboro, N.C.) both drove in two runs as the Bears run-ruled the Tornados.


Lenoir-Rhyne sophomore Brandi Hole (Sandy Ridge, N.C.) improved to 12-2 after earning the win while Brevard's Alyssa Miller (Davie, Fla.) (2-7) took the loss.


Oliver's RBI single in the bottom of the sixth ended the contest for the Bears.


Lenoir-Rhyne hosts Belmont Abbey in a doubleheader on Sunday at 1:00 p.m., while Brevard hosts Tusculum in a league doubleheader Tuesday beginning at 2:00 p.m.



Carson-Newman Rallies To Split Baseball Doubleheader With Lenoir-Rhyne



Lenoir-Rhyne (8-24, 5-14) and Carson-Newman (16-16, 9-12) split a South Atlantic Conference baseball doubleheader Saturday at Bears Field. L-R won game one, 4-2, but lost the second contest by an 8-7 score.


Game One - Lenoir-Rhyne 4, Carson-Newman 2

L-R junior Ivan Vieitez (Miami, Fla.) (2-4) pitched into the ninth inning while junior Nick Flachofsky (Pfafftown, N.C.) picked up his second save in as many games en route to the win.


Vieitez allowed just two unearned runs while striking out six batters and finished with three hits and an RBI at the plate to lead Lenoir-Rhyne to the win.


L-R freshman catcher Read Brown (Indian Trail, N.C.) broke a two-all tie with the game-winning sacrifice fly in the bottom of the fifth inning.


Carson-Newman's Bo Ausmus (Jefferson City, Tenn.) and Trace Rogers (Simpsonville, S.C.) drove in runs while the Eagles' Quinton Yocum (Cable, Ohio) (2-4) suffered the loss.


Game Two - Carson-Newman 8, Lenoir-Rhyne 7 (seven innings)

L-R nearly pulled off the sweep but Carson-Newman's Bryan Everhart (Greeneville, Tenn.) hit a three-run home run with two outs and two strikes in the top of the seventh inning as the Eagles stunned the Bears and salvaged the split after trailing by a 7-5 score.


Ausmus added two hits and two runs batted in as the Eagles also rallied from a 4-0 deficit after three innings of play.


Lenoir-Rhyne sophomore third baseman Josh Murphy (Hudson, N.C.) and Brown both drove in two runs while Flachofsky (1-4) was tagged with the loss for the Bears. Carson-Newman's Logan Shaftner (Lexington, Ky.) (1-0) earned the win.


Lenoir-Rhyne hosts Winston-Salem State on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. Carson-Newman plays King in Bristol, Tenn., on Tuesday beginning at 3:00 p.m.



Lenoir-Rhyne Runs Away From Coker, 20-7 In Women's Lacrosse



The Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Lacrosse Team (6-3, 2-1) cruised to a 20-7 win over Coker (2-6, 1-2) Saturday afternoon in a South Atlantic Conference match at Moretz Stadium.


Lenoir-Rhyne sophomore midfielder Claire Wach (Cary, N.C.), junior midfielder Lauren Donovan (Hollywood, Md.) and freshman attacker Torrey Schwitkis (San Diego, Calif.) all scored four goals to lead the Bears to the victory.


Wach added three assists as the Bears reeled off seven straight goals in the second half to break the contest open after the Cobras cut the margin to 11-6 on a goal by Haley Ferone (Orlando, Fla.) with 22:28 remaining.


Ferone and Mackenzie Baker (Orlando, Fla.) led the Cobras with three goals each but Coker lost its fifth straight contest.


Lenoir-Rhyne held a 35-14 edge in shots taken and a 32-24 advantage in ground balls in the league victory as well.


Lenoir-Rhyne senior goalkeeper Amanda Cotto (Fort Myers, Fla.) played the first half and stopped three shots in picking up the victory. Coker's Mandy Lopez (Winter Springs, Fla.) made eight saves in the losing effort.


Lenoir-Rhyne hosts Rollins on Wednesday beginning at 3:00 p.m., at Moretz Stadium while Coker hosts league-foe Brevard in a league match Saturday at 1:00 p.m.



Lenoir-Rhyne Men's Lacrosse Wins On Senior Day, 17-10 Over Coker



The Lenoir-Rhyne Men's Lacrosse Team (6-2, 3-0), ranked No. 14 in NCAA Division II, sent its seniors off in fine fashion with a 17-10 victory over Coker (4-6, 2-2) Saturday afternoon at Moretz Stadium.


Lenoir-Rhyne senior midfielder Imari Davis (San Marcos, Calif.) led all scorers with four goals while senior midfielder Sam Ashton (New Market, Md.) dished out five assists as the Bears ran their winning streak to five and remained unbeaten in South Atlantic Conference play.


Coker was led by John Bretton (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) with a team-high three goals in the losing effort.


Lenoir-Rhyne turned it on offensively in the second half, scoring 11 of its 17 goals after the intermission.


Lenoir-Rhyne junior attacker Ned Kaish (Atlanta, Ga.) also scored three times as the Bears held the advantage in both ground balls (39-25) and shots taken (42-34) in the match.


In goal, senior Steven McGhee (Durham, N.C.) earned the win after stopping nine shots on the afternoon while Coker's goalkeeper, Tim Ryan (Glocester, R.I.), suffered the loss despite making 11 saves.


Lenoir-Rhyne remains at home on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m., when the Bears host Wingate in a league match and their final home contest of the year. Coker, meanwhile, hosts Brevard next Saturday beginning at 4:00 p.m.



Lenoir-Rhyne Track And Field Sets Several School Records At PowerSox Invite


The Lenoir-Rhyne Men's and Women's Outdoor Track and Field Teams put together several strong performances Saturday at the PowerSox Invitational on campus at the Irwin Belk Track and the Moretz Sports - Athletic Complex.


L-R junior Jarrod Spears (Bunnlevel, N.C.) earned three first-place finishes: men's 100-meter dash (10.76), men's 200-meter dash (22.33) and as part of the men's 400-meter relay (41.88).


Meanwhile, Lenoir-Rhyne sophomore Kevin Baxter (Columbia, S.C.) won the men's 110-meter hurdles (14.24) while sophomore Victor Brannan (Powder Springs, Ga.) placed first in the men's high jump (6'4") and junior Latham York (Huntersville, N.C.) was the top performer in the men's hammer throw with a school-record 144'4".


On the women's side, freshman Brooke Robinson (Newton, N.C.) established new school records in the 100-meter dash (12.56) and 200-meter dash (25.32) for the Bears. Robinson won the women's 200-meter dash and finished runner-up in the women's 100-meter sprint.


In addition, Lenoir-Rhyne freshman Domonique Jones (Greensboro, Ga.) won the women's discus throw with a school-record 122'7" and finished second in the women's hammer throw (a school-record 131'11").


The Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Team finished second in the 400-meter relay with a school-record time of 49:85 while sophomore Paige Smith (Ramseur, N.C.) won the women's 1,500-meter run (5:11.25) for the Bears.


The Lenoir-Rhyne Track and Field Teams next compete in the VertKlasse Meeting on April 4 and 5 in High Point, N.C.