Late Rally Sends Big Green to Win
Hamden, Conn. — Junior Ryan Toimil broke a 2-2 tie with an sacrifice fly in the sixth inning, and the Dartmouth College baseball team amassed a pair of late three-run rallies for a 9-4 win over Quinnipiac yesterday.
The Big Green (15-3) put up three-sports in the seventh and ninth to pull away from the Bobcats (9-12). Dartmouth has now won 15 of its first 18 games for the first time in the 140-year history of the baseball program.
Dartmouth collected 10 hits against four Quinnipiac pitchers. Junior Jeff Keller, named the Ivy League’s player of the week yesterday, added two doubles to his season total, continuing his hold in the national rankings for doubles per game. Dustin Selzer and Adam Gauthier each had two hits, and senior Ennis Coble added his first home-run of the season, a two-run shot. Junior Mike Dodakian picked up his first win of the season in relief of starter Louis Concato.
The Big Green returns home for league doubleheaders with Princeton on Saturday and Cornell on Sunday.
Zupan an All-American
Indianapolis — Dartmouth men’s swimming junior Nejc Zupan added to his superb season in the pool by earning All-American honors for an eighth-place finish in the 200 breaststroke at the NCAA Championships last weekend. The native of Slovenia becomes the Big Green’s first swimmer to be so recognized in recent memory.
Zupan was the first Dartmouth swimmer to make the NCAAs since Todd Taylor in 1980. Entering as the third seed in the event, Zupan swam a time of 1 minute, 53.29 seconds, in the preliminaries, setting a school record in the process. Zupan’s time in the final was 1:54.40 for Dartmouth’s first top-10 result at nationals in program history.
Zupan also participated in the 200 individual medley (42nd place) and the 100 breaststroke (disqualified).
Northfield, Vt. — Charging to a 3-0 lead by sweeping doubles, the Chargers (6-4) rolled past the Cadets (3-3) in non-conference men’s tennis play.
Colby-Sawyer picked up singles wins from Nathan Taschereau, Clay Allen, Sergio Spassof, Reeve Fidler and Julius Graefe.
Ryan Grindle picked up the lone point for the Cadets.
White Plains, n.y. — Dartmouth’s club tennis program has qualified for the USTA Tennis On Campus National Championship, to be held in Surprise, Ariz., next weekend.
The club squad is one of 64 co-ed intramural and sport club programs to make the event. It will be the team’s second appearance at nationals, after posting a 13th-place finish in 2010.
All teams participating in nationals reached through section championship play. The national tournament will be held on April 11-13.
Shrine Court Named
Hanover — Organizers for August’s Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl football game have names Logan Reed and Taylor Honeycutt as the king and queen for this year’s event.
Reed, 6, of Alton, N.H., was diagnosed with facial paralysis at just 9 days of age. He met doctors at Montreal’s Shrine Hospital a year and a half ago and was determined to be a candidate for smile surgery, which the hospital hopes to perform when he gets older. Reed enjoys skiing, riding his bike and playing T-ball, among other activities.
Honeycutt, 4, hails from Westmoreland, N.H., amd was born in 2008 at Claremont’s Valley Regional Hospital with one hand. She has been a patient of the Shriners’ hospital in Springfield, Mass., since then, where she receives prosthetics and participates in participates in upper extremity clinics.
As king and queen, Reed and Honeycutt will ride in the Shrine parade that will precede the Aug. 3 meeting of Vermont and New Hampshire’s top graduated high school football stars. The game will be played at Dartmouth’s Memorial Field at 5:30 p.m., the first evening start in game history.
NMH 22, KUA 2 (5)
Northfield, Mass. — Playing outdoors for the first time all spring, the Wildcats (0-1) dropped their season opener at Northfield Mount Hermon.
Kimball Union stayed close through the first 3½ innings, getting RBIs from Evie Whittemore and Kylie Shields to trail 4-2 before the Hoggers put together a productive fourth frame. Lizzie Palker and MacKenzie Frazier scored the two early runs for KUA.
Freshmen Cayla Crumb and Kayleigh Coombs handled the pitching for Kimball Union. Palker, Whittemore and Katie Firstenberger all had strong defensive games.