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Monday, April 12, 2010  
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By Dan Chamness
GateHouse News Service
Posted Apr 12, 2010 @ 11:20 PM

Freeport, Ill. —Earning your first pitching win of the year is sometimes about being in the right place at the right time.

Ashford University senior Nick St. Ores picked up his first victory of the year as his teammates provided a ton of offense in a 15-5 win over Indiana University-Northwest.

The former Aquin Bulldog worked four innings, allowed three earned runs on five hits. He struck out one and walked one. With the triumph, Ores improved to 1-2 on the year.

Thus far this year, Ores has worked 16 2/3 innings, allowing 13 earned runs on 25 hits for a 5.46 earned run average. He has five strikeouts and five walks.

In Ashford’s 15-3 win over IU-Northwest, Freeport grad Jordan Wakeley was a perfect 2-for-2 at the plate with a double. He drove home one run and scored one. Ashford is 10-21 overall and 2-9 in the Midwest Collegiate Conference.

Orangeville grad Ben Korth posted his first victory of the year as the Rockford College baseball team blasted Wisconsin Lutheran College 24-8. Korth, who worked 3 1/3 innings, allowed one hit. He fanned three. Korth got plenty of offensive help from Dakota grad Curt Daughenbaugh, a Regent sophomore. Daughenbaugh was 4-for-5 with a double, a triple, two runs scored, two RBIs and a stolen base. Korth is 1-1. Rockford has won its past five games to improve to 10-5-1 overall and 5-1 in the Northern Athletics Conference.

Aurora University pitcher Shawn Gorsline, a Freeport grad, worked one inning in an 11-10 win over Edgewood College. He did not earn the win. The senior did not allow a hit or an earned run. He walked one batter. Gorsline is 2-1. Aurora is 12-7 overall and 4-2 in the NAC.

Whitney Foltz, a West Carroll grad, was 2-for-3 as the Wisconsin-Platteville softball team lost a 6-5 decision to Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Foltz doubled and stole a base. Wisconsin-Platteville is 9-15 overall and 0-4 in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Ryne Plager, a Pearl City grad, earned his first save in an 8-7 squeaker over Lawrence. The Carroll hurler worked the final one-third of an inning. In Carroll’s 7-6 loss to Lawrence, Plager worked three innings, allowing five hits. He fanned a pair. He did not get a decision in that contest. Carroll is 5-11 overall and 2-2 in the Midwest Conference.

Freeport grad Jessi Ditzler, an Edgewood tennis player, defeated Hamline’s Nicole Krier 6-3, 6-4 in a No. 4 singles match. Ditzler teamed with Brittany Strorhoff at No. 3 doubles and lost to Emily Workcuff and Elizabeth Allen. Hamline won the team battle 7-2. Edgewood is 10-8.

Elmhurst pitcher Cody Boals, an Orangeville grad, worked 6 2/3 innings but did not get the decision as the Bluejays fell to North Park 6-4. Boals allowed four earned runs on nine hits. He fanned seven batters and walked six. Elmhurst is 3-15 overall and 0-6 in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin.

Erin Evans (Freeport) and Kate Wiersema (West Carroll) both played in the Dubuque softball team’s 8-5 loss to Loras College. Evans, a sophomore, was 1-for-3 and drove home a run. Wiersema, a freshman, scored one run. Dubuque is 6-15 overall and 0-5 in the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Lena-Winslow grad John Schroeder, a Loras baseball player, was 1-for-3 as Loras defeated Simpson College 7-3. Loras is 7-12 overall and 2-4 in the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Former Freeport golfer Emilee Gunderyon shot a 202 at the Katman Classic, which was held at the Twin Bridges Golf Club in Danville, Ind. DePauw was the host. Guderyon shot a low round of 96 in her final round. Edgewood did not post a team score. DePauw shot a 638 to earn the team title.

Durand grad Cody Egan, a Wisconsin-Platteville senior sprinter, placed eighth in the 200-meter dash at the Wisconsin-Platteville Invitational. Egan finished the race in 22.27 seconds. He also took 18th in the 100-meter dash, crossing the finish line in 11.34 seconds. Team scores were not kept.

Freeport resident Matt Weik recently finished his sophomore year of basketball. The Wisconsin-Platteville forward played in 23 games and averaged 7.9 minutes per game, finishing with 19 points and 23 rebounds. He made 7-of-19 shots from the field and 5-of-8 from the free throw line. Wisconsin-Platteville finished 14-12 overall and 8-8 in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

This story appeared at http://www.journalstandard.com/sports/x1661781746/On-campus-report on April 12, 2010.

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