The Blitz March 14, 2018

Skylar Tolfree, Sports Editor

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Women’s tennis

Saturday (3/10)

Darya Maltseva and Alexandra Whall achieved a 6-3 win at the No. 2 position and both recorded straight set wins at the No. 2 and No. 4 singles spots respectively helping Oakland to a 7-0 shutout win over Lewis on Saturday.

Dasha Artamonova (No. 1) and Allison Motea (No. 3) also completed a hard fought three-set win as the team recorded their first shut out of the season.

Sunday (3/11)

Sofia Borcuti defeated Alana Andrews, 6-3, 6-1, at No. 6 singles and teamed with Amanda Nilsson to pick up a 6-2 win at the No. 1 doubles spot helping Oakland advance to a 5-2 win at Chicago State on Sunday. With the win, the Golden Grizzlies finished a run on the road with a perfect 3-0 mark and are now 6-6 on the season.

Dasha Artamonova and Allison Motea secured the double points with a 7-5 win at the No. 3 position.

Oakland ended the match by winning four singles matches as Darya MaltsevaAllison Motea and Alexandra Whall each picked up straight set wins at the No. 2 through No. 4 spots in addition to Borcuti’s victory.

Softball

Game one (3/10)

Haley Zemmer earned her third win of the season pitching 4.1 innings, allowing one earned run and striking out three batters as the Oakland softball team beat Rhode Island 10-2 during day two of the Racer Classic Saturday at Racer Field.

Madison Jones went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and three runs scored while Cammie Brummitt added three RBIs. Rachel Zerona hit in two and Jamie Squires recorded one RBI.

Game two (3/10)

The Golden Grizzlies fell short as they lost 9-6 against Evansville. Chelsea Wiggins pitched 3.1 solid innings, allowing one earned run and struck out four batters.

On the offensive side, Kelsie Swanson had two RBIs while Jones and Brummitt each added one RBI.

Sunday (3/11)

Madison Jones went 2-for-4 with three RBIs including a triple and her sixth home run of the season as the Oakland softball team fell to Kent State 7-6 on Sunday at the Racer Classic. Jones is now leading the league in home runs.

Jones’ two-run shot in the fifth inning took a 4-0 Kent State lead and cut it in half, then the Golden Flashes added a run in the bottom of the inning to extend their lead to 5-2.

Oakland had a four-run sixth inning thanks to a Mikayela Marciniak RBI-double and a Cammie Brummitt two-RBI single. Jones hit into a fielder’s choice that drove in Lauren Pletscher to give the Golden Grizzlies a one-run lead heading into the final inning.

However, Kent State scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh to earn the walk-off win.

Baseball

Game one (3/10)

Ronnie Krsolovic hit a three-run triple while Mario Camilletti added a RBI single as Oakland fought but lost, 6-4, in the first game of the doubleheader at Saint Louis.

Ryan Fitzgerald went 2-for-4 with a run while Drew Demumbrum added a hit. After Oakland took a 3-0 lead off Krsolovic’s triple, the fourth inning proved to be the tough one as Saint Louis added six runs spearheaded by a two-run home run and three-run double.

Nate Schweers recorded eight strikeouts in relief of starter Nick Parr who had five strikeouts.

Game two (3/10)

The Golden Grizzlies had hits from Camilletti, Tyler TrovingerBen Hart and Thomas Miller. Oakland only had four hits,but drew five walks. The team was not able to push any runs across leaving eight runners on base.