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Sunday, May 8, 2011

SCSU baseball and track teams win NE-10 titles

Softball
UMass 1, Quinnipiac 0: At Amherst, Heather Schwartzburg struck out 10 batters and allowed four hits in the contest taking the loss for the Bobcats (30-25).
Baseball
SCSU sweeps: No. 8 Southern defeated UMass-Lowell 3-1 and 2-0 at New Haven to wrap up the Northeast-10 Conference regular-season title.
The Owls jumped out early in the first game with two runs in the second off a triple by Bryan Dorsey and back-to-back doubles by T.K. Kiernan and Michael Cleary.
In game two, Southern got an RBI single from Kyle Rosadino.
Quinnipiac splits: At Smithfield, R.I., the Bobcats split a Northeast Conference doubleheader against Bryant University, losing the first game, 5-0, before bouncing back with a 5-2 win in the second game. The Bobcats close out their NEC schedule with an 11-21 mark in conference play while they move to 15-32 overall. Bryant goes to 26-23 overall and 15-12 in the Northeast Conference.
Ben Farina managed one hit in the doubleheader to tie Ryan Rizzo ’07 for the second most hits all-time at Quinnipiac. The hit, his 238th, came in the Bobcats’ five-run third inning of the second game.
UConn 9, So. Florida 5: At Storrs, George Springer hit his 44th career home run to lead the No. 20 UConn baseball team over South Florida 9-5 in BIG EAST play on Sunday afternoon at J.O. Christian Field. The home run puts Springer in a tie with former Husky Mike Olt for first place among UConn’s all-time home run leaders.
Springer, who finished the afternoon with two hits and two RBI, led UConn to its 17th win in Big East play as the Huskies remain at the top of the conference standings with a 17-3 record. On the year, UConn is 33-13-1.
Men’s lacrosse
Mount St. Mary’s 14, Quinnipiac 9: At Emmitsburg, Md., Christian Haggerty and Kevin Kelly both scored three goals in the Northeast Conference Championship game. Quinnipiac ends the season at 7-7, while the Mountaineers move to 9-6.
Track and field
Southern men and women dominate: The SCSU women’s outdoor track team won their third straight Northeast-10 Conference Championship collecting 196 total points in the team ranking. Coach Chris Covert was named Coach of the Year, while Alasia Griebel took first in the 1500 meter run with a track record time of 4:37.93. Brittany Niemczyk was first in the 400 meter hurdles and Brittany Brown won the high jump.
The Southern men’s team won its 18th straight conference crown collecting 221 points in the team ranking through 21 events today. The Owls truly showcased their dominance finishing in first or second in twelve events out of a possible 21 events. Diwani Augustine was named Athlete of the Meet and Coach John Walling was named Coach of the Year.
Nana Ocran won the 100 meter dash with a time of 11.07.
Stevens win 5K: Quinnipiac’s Kristen Stevens won the 5,000-meter run helping the Bobcats to seventh in the Northeast Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Monmouth won the event.

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