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(Fort Wayne, Ind.) The Golden Eagles travelled down to Fort Wayne to take on Indiana Tech today. Cornerstone got off the bus and got off to a great start. Jenna Weightman led off with a single down the left field line and then advanced to second on a wild pitch. Lauren Pasciak doubled to bring Weightman home and Heidi Walburg followed with another double to bring in Pasciak to give Cornerstone a 2-0 lead. Cornerstone added another two in the third inning. Lauren Pasciak hit another double with two outs. Heidi Walburg hit a single to brink in Pasiak and she advanced to second on the throw to the plate. Walburg then scored on an error to make it 4-0. The Golden Eagles made it 8-0 with four runs in the top of the seventh inning. Hailey Castillo got a two out bunt single. Jenna Weightman reached on an error and Castillo advanced to third. Lauren Pasciak singled to knock in Castillo to make it 5-0. Heidi Walburg followed her with a 3-run shot to give Cornerstone an 8-0 cushion. The Warriors loaded the bases with two outs and scored two runs with a double but Walburg got the next batted to ground out to secure the win for the Golden Eagles. Walburg improved to 10-4 on the season with the win.
Cornerstone took a 1-0 lead in the second inning of game two on a Megan Oberst solo homer. The Warriors tied the score at 1-1 in the bottom of the third inning on two hits and an error. The Golden Eagles reclaimed the lead in the top of the sixth inning. Lauren Pasciak hit a one out double and scored on a Heidi Walburg single. Megan Oberst singled to put runners on first and second. Abby MacArthur pinch ran for Walburg. Ashley Niedermayer singled to load the bases. MacArthur then scored on an Alexsandra Szajna sacrifice fly to make it 3-1. The Warriors responded in the bottom half of the inning with a solo homer to make it 3-2. Heidi Walburg came in to pitch the bottom of the seventh inning and allowed one hit but struck out two of the batters and got another to ground out to secure the win for the Golden Eagles. Rachel Nelson improved to 6-5 on the season with the win. Cornerstone improved to 17-11 overall and 9-5 in the WHAC with the sweep.
Cornerstone will return to action on Monday when they travel to Holland to play Hope at 4:00 p.m.
The Cornerstone University baseball team got swept today in a home doubleheader by Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) foe Lourdes University by scores of 5-4 and 4-3.
Cornerstone's game one starter Luke Heller suffered the loss after allowing three runs on four hits with five walks. Ryan Harris pitched the last four innings and allowed one earned run on four hits and three walks to go with five strikeouts.
Game two starter Kyle Marburger took the loss after allowing three runs on five hits and two walks in two innings pitched. Paul Freswick pitched three shutout innings in relief and Brandon Willard allowed one run in two innings of work.
The losses move the Cornerstone record to 14-20 overall and 3-14 in the WHAC. The series against Lourdes will resume on Monday for a doubleheader beginning at 2:00 at Cornerstone University
The Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference men's golf championship came to a close yesterday afternoon as Madonna University took the tournament championship.
Wednesday during day one of the tournament, Cornerstone finished in tied for fourth place shooting a team score of 629 after two rounds. Madonna led the pack after two rounds shooting 608 after 36 holes.
Yesterday, during day two, Cornerstone dropped a seed lower finishing the championship in fifth place with a final score of 939 after three rounds. The total places them behind UNOH (937) by only two strokes. Indiana Tech followed behind Cornerstone with a final 954 score. Following the pack, was Lourdes, Aquinas, Concordia and Marygrove.
Highlighting the second day for the Golden Eagles, the men shot 310 in 18 holes. Their score was their lowest round of the 2014 WHAC tournament. Cornerstone finished +24 behind Madonna's three rounds.
Leading the Way
Zach Mick led the way for the Golden Eagles during the championship. The senior shot a 73, 82 and 76 in all three rounds for a 231 grand total, placing him tied for seventh our of all WHAC players. Jorge Benitez from Davenport placed first overall with a final score of 224.
Golden Eagles Tyler Coyne also finished in the top 20 players with an overall 235 score (80, 76, 79) placing him tied for fifteenth. Finishing the two day event was Chris Wisen (236), Sam Vos (237) and Casey Vandenberg (267).
Dordt College transfer, Sam Vos was named the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Newcomer of the Year along with WHAC Honorable Mention All-Conference.
VandenBerg commented on the Golden Eagles season, "After a rough spring as far as weather conditions, the season was cut short. Next year, Sam Vos will have to step up alongside Tyler Coyne and Brad Clevenger as they challenge for a conference title."
The Golden Eagles men's golf team participated in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference championship yesterday afternoon and after two rounds currently sit tied in fourth place with Northwestern Ohio. Cornerstone ended the day with a team score of 629 placing them 21 strokes behind the leader. Madonna is the current leader shooting a combined team score of 608 after 36 holes.
Leading the Way
Cornerstone finished three players in the top 20 scores after day one. Zach Mick led all Cornerstone golfers shooting 73 and 82 respectively for a total of 155, thirteen over par and tied for the ninth highest score after the day. Tyler Coyne tied for 13th with Brandon Henry (Lourdes) and Parker Ross (Siena Heights) after 36 holes with a final 156 score. Sam Vos also finished in the top 20 players, tied for 17th, after shooting a combined 158 score. The Leader of the WHAC Championship is Joe Forest from Siena Heights who shot a 144 to conclude day one.
The final day of the WHAC men's golf championship will take place today, April 17, at Stonewater Country Club in Caledonia. The winner of the tournament will receive a berth to the NAIA National Tournament.
The Cornerstone University baseball team was swept today in a Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) doubleheader at Davenport University by scores of 12-1 and 5-0. The Golden Eagles were outhit 23-6 on the day.
Cornerstone starting pitcher Jon Knapp was roughed up in game one and took the loss after allowing eight earned runs in 4.1 innings on 11 hits. Justin Geerts allowed three earned runs on three hits in 1.1 innings of relief.
Taylor Cooper, the starter in game two for Cornerstone, allowed three earned runs on eight hits in five innings and was credited with the loss
The two losses move Cornerstone to 14-18 overall and 3-12 in the WHAC. The Golden Eagles will host Lourdes on Saturday afternoon for a doubleheader beginning at 1:00.