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Tuesday, April 21, 2015
  • Wabash crowned 10 champions and turned in 47 top-eight finishes to win its third straight All-Indiana Division III Men's Outdoor Track and Field Championship Saturday.

    Thirteen Little Giant competitors were part of meet records set at this year's event, held at DePauw University. Ronnie Posthauer was named the Outstanding Male Track Athlete while Derek De St Jean earned Outstanding Male Field Athlete honors.

    Wabash tallied 254 team points to claim its third title and hold its claim as the only champion in the three-year history of the event. The first All-Indiana championship was cancelled in 2012 due to inclement weather. Rose-Hulman finished second with a total of 172 points. Anderson took third place (86), followed by host DePauw (72), Manchester (70.5), Franklin (60.5), Hanover (47), and Earlham (11).

    Posthauer claimed his individual honors thanks to a pair of individual titles. The senior raced to a new meet record in the 110-meter hurdles, winning the race with a time of 14.35 to eclipse his previous record of 14.46 set in 2013.

    Posthauer also won the 200-meter dash with a top time of 22.41. Joey Conti finished second with a time of 22.45.

     
  • The Wabash tennis team recorded its 20th victory of the season Saturday with a 9-0 sweep of Hope College in the North Coast Athletic Conference - Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Challenge.

    This year's Little Giants are the first tennis team in Wabash history to record 20 victories.

    Wabash senior Daniel Delgado added another mark to the records book after combining with freshman William Reifeis for an 8-6 win at number one doubles. The victory provided Delgado his 73rd career win, tying the record set by Ian Leonard two season prior.

    Michael Makio and Mark Troiano picked up an 8-2 win in the second doubles flight. Graham McMullen and Mazin Hakim scored an 8-5 win in the third doubles flight.

    Delgado won in straight sets at number one singles 6-3, 6-2. Makio took the second flight of singles play with a 6-2, 6-2 win. Troiano won 6-4, 6-4 at number three singles, while Reifeis improved to 14-2 at number four singles and 15-2 for the year with a 6-0, 6-4 victory Saturday. McMullen notched a 6-4, 7-5 victory in the fifth singles flight, while Nicholas Pollock claimed a three-set 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 victory in sixth singles.

     
  • Lacrosse honors founding members
    Wabash College paid tribute to the founding members of the school's lacrosse club program Saturday as part of its North Coast Athletic Conference contest against Oberlin College. The Little Giants lost 20-1.

    Wabash club lacrosse founding members David Coates '99, Nick Prihoda '99, Rob Walker '99, and Jacob Bradley '01 along with club lacrosse alumnus Alex Barnstead '06 were honored at halftime of Saturday's match. A plaque with a photo of the first club lacrosse team was presented to the group and will be placed in a trophy case in the Allen Center later this spring.

    Wabash trailed 6-0 in the first period of play before Zach Darabaris tallied his sixth goal of the season late in the first for the only goal of the game for the Little Giants. Oberlin (6-7, 2-4 NCAC) added seven goals in the second period, then scored four goals in the third and three in the fourth.

     
  • Wabash and Wooster combined for six home runs in two games Saturday at VA Memorial Stadium in Chillicothe, Ohio. The Little Giants lost game one 12-9 before rallying in game two for an 11-10 win.

    Wabash trailed Wooster 10-9 entering the ninth inning of the second game before Andrew Rodgers launched a leadoff home run over the left field fence off the Scots' stopper, Michael Whitaker, who entered the game with a 3-0 record and six saves. Freshman Cole Harlacher provided the game-winning run with two outs in the inning. He slammed a double to right center, then scored on an RBI double by Lucas Stippler.

    Austin Hawn recorded his second win of the season with two flawless innings of relief, retiring all six batters he faced.

     
  • Dingers don't do it for Wabash
    Wabash took early leads in both Monday baseball games at Ohio Wesleyan, but could not manage to pick up victories in the series sweep by the Battling Bishops.

    The Little Giants lost 8-4 in game one before falling 23-3 in the North Coast Athletic Conference series finale.

    Lucas Stippler started Monday's opening contest with his first career home run to put Wabash up 1-0. OWU (11-4, 4-0 NCAC West) came back with a four-run first, then added another run in the third for a 5-1 edge.

    The Little Giants used the long ball to score two more runs in the fourth inning. Andrew Rodgers smashed a one-out double to left to set up a home run blast by Tyler Owensby --- his first of the season --- to cut the Battling Bishops' lead to 5-3. OWU expanded its lead with a three-spot in the bottom half of inning to go up 8-3. Wabash added its final run of game one in the final inning off a double by Jimmie Maxwell, who came around to score on a two-out throwing error by Ohio Wesleyan.

     
  • The 2015 version of The Paper Bracket Challenge is well under way as the NCAA Division 1 Men's Basketball Tournament enters the second weekend.

    John R. Oilar is leading the contest with 185 of the possible 240 points. Oilar correctly guessed 10 of the final 16 teams in the tournament.

    Judi Kleine picked the most right of the Sweet 16. Kleine guessed 11 and is tied for second with 160 total points. She's tied with Ron Henricks.

    Henricks and Kleine can both still get the Final Four right. Oilar lost that possibility when Villanova went down.

    Of staff of The Paper, editor Neil Burk is in the lead, with 170 points and 11 of the Sweet 16 chosen correctly. The staff participated by making a donation to The Challenge for MUFFY.

    Games will resume Thursday and Friday to determine the Elite Eight and then through the weekend to set up the Final Four, which will take place in Indianapolis.

     
  • Scarborough named NCAC Baseball Player of the Week
    Wabash senior Clint Scarborough was named the North Coast Athletic Conference Baseball Player of the Week.

    Scarborough batted .286 with 10 hits and eight RBI during the Little Giants' spring break trip to Alabama and Florida. His biggest hit came in the bottom of the 11th inning in a matchup with then 16th-ranked Marietta College. Scarborough hit a walk off grand slam to give Wabash a 15-13 victory. In the second game of the day, he hit a solo home run against 17th-ranked Baldwin Wallace. Of his 10 hits for the week, seven went for doubles to go with his two home runs. Scarbarough collected a pair of hits in thre consecutive games, including two doubles in the second meeting between Wabash and Marietta. He had a three RBI performance in the Little Giants' 12-3 win and finished the week with a .657 slugging percentage. 
  • Wabash drops home-opening doubleheader
    The Wabash baseball team dropped both games of its 2015 home opener Wednesday night versus Indiana Tech. The Warriors won 6-0 in game one before outdueling the Little Giants in a 14-11 slugfest in game two.

    "Offensively in that first game, we just didn't get anything going," Head Coach Cory Stevens said. "I thought we had a better approach in game two. We talked to our guys about it between games and they did a good job adjusting."

    Warriors pitcher Jason Sterrett shut down the Little Giants in game one. Wabash only tallied four hits off the lefty through five innings. 
  • Four All-American performances with two national titles and a runner-up finish led Wabash to a third-place finish at the 2015 NCAA Division III Wrestling National Tournament.

    Riley Lefever repeated as national champion at 184 pounds. Conner Lefever scored in the closing minute of his 174-pound bout to earn All-America honors for the first time and add a second national title for the Little Giants. The third Lefever brother --- Reece --- finished second to earn All-America honors for the third consecutive season. Junior Ethan Farmer added to the team point total with a seventh-place finish to earn All-America honors at 165 pounds. 
  • After several delays to the start of the season, Wabash went to extra innings in its 2015 opener before suffering a 4-3 loss to Anderson Saturday night.

    A walkoff home run by Connor Morris in the bottom of the 10th inning provided the game-winning run for the Ravens in the matchup between the two teams in Trinity, Ala. The homer was one of three in the game. 

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