Pitchers lead baseball team to victory over Neosho
The Cavaliers swept a four-game series victory against Neosho County Community College, with an overall score of 9-5. Sophomore Lee Ridenhour pitched the entire first game with two hits and six strikeouts. In the second game, freshman Gage Jacobs pitched for most of the game with four strikeouts and four hits, followed by sophomore Cameron Fisher who allowed one hit and a strikeout. Freshman Dave Gean struck out two batters and allowed only three hits in the next game, followed by freshman Nick Kolarik, who did not allow a single hit for the remaining 1 2/3 innings. In the final game, freshman Matt Blackham allowed two hits over 5 1/3 innings with four strikeouts. The final 1 2/3 innings were pitched by Kolarik who allowed one hit and two strikeouts. The team’s current record is 26-11, with an East Jayhawk Conference record of 18-6. The game established them as the highest ranked team in the state, 38th in the nation.
Sophomore women soccer athletes take next step
With the school year drawing to a close, many sophomore athletes are taking the next step in their careers as student athletes. Three members of the college’s women soccer team signed letters of intent to move on to play soccer at four-year universities in Missouri. Defender Jen French signed with Park University in Parkville; midfielder Marissa Nolan signed with Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph; forward Haley Wagner signed with Lindenwood University in St. Charles.
Tennis teams face off with Graceland, Emporia State
The tennis teams met Graceland University at home on April 9, posting up victories for both the men and women’s teams. The men’s team swept all nine spots while the women’s team won 7-2. Two days later, the teams played Emporia State University in Emporia. The men followed up their past victory with a decisive 8-1 victory while the Lady Cavaliers lost in a close 4-5 match. The teams are preparing to take on the region playoffs in Wichita on April 20-21.
April 20, all day – Track & Field – Mule Relays (Warrensburg, Mo.)
April 21-22, 1 p.m. – Baseball – at Coffeyville (Overland Park, Kan.)
April 23-24, all day – Golf – KJCCC & Region VI Championship (Newton, Kan.)
April 26, 3 p.m. – Tennis – at William Jewel College (Liberty, Mo.)
Compiled by Ben Markley