The Sporting Blitz March 7

Men’s Golf at Colleton River Invitational:  Jake Kneen shot 2 under par, good for 11th place in the Colleton River Collegiate at the Pete Dye Course (par 72, 7,169 yards) on Tuesday.  

As the team, Oakland finished in 10th place with a total score of 922 (+58). The men’s team will head to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina March 13-14 for the Bash at the Beach Tournament hosted by Appalachian State.

Women’s Golf at Benbow Invitational:  Morgan Smith led the team with a second-place finish (153, +9) after two days of play in the Benbow Invitational at the Jacksonville Beach Golf Club (par 72, 6,079 yards).  Fiona Schmidt placed third with a final score of 153 (+11).  

The Fort Wayne Spring Classic is next for the team as they head to Indiana April 2-3.  

Baseball at FSU: The Golden Grizzlies went down to No. 3 Florida State University for a three-game series March 3-5. In game one, Oakland lost to the Seminoles in a slugfest with a score of 10-18. Oakland held a 7-0 lead through four innings behind a solid pitching performance by Jake Lee.  However, FSU got their bats going late, scoring 18 on the Golden Grizzlies in five innings. Ryan Fitzgerald went 2-for-4 at the plate with two doubles and three RBIs. Freshman Drew Demumbrum got his first career hit with an RBI single.

The Black and Gold fell to FSU 12-1 in the second game of the series. Conor Bowers did not allow a run in his three innings out of the bullpen. Zach Sterry also went 2-for-4 at the plate with 1 RBI. The Seminoles took control of the game with 12 runs in the fourth and fifth innings.  Tyler Janish scored Oakland’s only run.

In the final game of the series, Oakland continued its losing streak with a score of 14-6. Mike McGee went 3-for-4 with an RBI double marking his second multi-hit game of the season. T.J. Shook had two strikeouts in his two innings on the mound. Oakland’s 10 hits could not produce the necessary runs to respond to FSU’s 14 runs.