Big Green Fend Off Late Brown Rally

Sunday, May 06, 2018

Hanover — Dartmouth College freshman relief pitcher Heather Turner struck out two in the seventh inning to preserve a 7-6 win over Brown on Sunday afternoon, wrapping up first place in the Ivy League with 16-5 conference record.

The Big Green finish their regular season campaign 21-16 overall. It will host Harvard in the Ivy League championship series next week, with dates and times still to be determined.

Dartmouth built a 7-0 lead in the first two innings before Brown (11-28 overall, 5-16 conference) began its rally. Dartmouth starter Shelby Wilkison allowed 11 hits, six runs, five earned, and two walks in six innings. She also struck out five.

Turner entered the game in the seventh, after Brown scored four runs in the top of the sixth inning to make it a one-run game. It was the freshman’s third save of the spring.

Schae Nelson was 3-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI for Dartmouth, leading the Big Green offense. Jade Bravo and Abby Shipley added two hits each. The Big Green committed three errors.

Brown’s Katie Orona allowed four runs on three walks and a hit in the first inning. Kaitlin Okimoto led the Bears offensively, finishing the game 3-for-4 at the plate with two runs scored.

Men’s Tennis

Colby-Sawyer Wins NAC Title

Latham, N.Y. — The Chargers defeated Penn St. Berks, 9-0, to win their sixth straight NAC crossover title at the Tri-City Tennis Club.

The win improves the Chargers to 9-10 this spring, and grants them an automatic bid to this year’s NCAA tournament. It was also head coach Barry Schoonmaker’s 100th career win at the helm of Colby-Sawyer’s program.

The NCAA tournament field will be announced today at noon.

Men’s Track and Field

Dartmouth Fourth at Outdoor Heps

Philadelphia — Dartmouth’s Benjamin Ose won the decathlon as the Big Green placed fourth at the Ivy League Heptagonal Outdoor Track and Field Championship.

Ose, a junior, dominated the field with a whopping 7,491 points, the second-best mark in league history at the Heps and the second-best mark ever in the event by a Dartmouth student-athlete. It also ranks as the eighth-best score ever achieved by an Ivy Leaguer.

Big Green’s Maxwell Frye was second in the 400 hurdles, Marco Pompilj was third in the 3,000.

Ose put himself in position to secure one of the 24 decathlon spots at the NCAA championship meet in Oregon next month.


Dartmouth Names 2018 Captains

Hanover — Nickelback Ky McKinney-Crudden, linebacker Jack Traynor and offensive lineman Matt Kaskey were announced as Dartmouth’s captains for the 2018 season at halftime of Saturday’s Green-White scrimmage as the Big Green concluded its spring practice.

Dartmouth kicks off the 2018 season on Sept. 15 at home against Georgetown.

Boys Basketball

Windsor’s Meagher Wins Scholarship

Windsor junior Ben Meagher was one of 10 Vermont student-athletes to be awarded a $400 scholarship to help with college expenses by the Vermont Basketball Coaches Association.

Other winners of the scholarship included Burlington’s KoLeigh Vachereau, Middlebury’s Keegan Dunbar, Arlington’s Grace Smith, Mount Mansfield’s Eleanor Devereau and Devyn Beliveau-Gale, Arlington’s Katheryn Berger and Jamie Keel, Williamstown’s Nathan Poulin and Lyndon’s Justin Joyal.

Track and Field

Oxbow, ThetfordWoodstock Place in South Burlington

South Burlington — Oxbow’s girls took fifth place and its boys placed seventh at the sixth annual Coaches vs. Cancer Twilight Open at South Burlington High on Saturday.

Thetford’s girls took seventh place and Woodstock’s girls placed 10th. Thetford’s boys were 13th. St. Johnsbury won the meet, sweeping both girls and boys team scores out of a 21-team field.

Oxbow senior Izzy Giesing led the way for the O’s, winning 400 in 57.58 seconds to set a new VPA Division III record. She also won the triple jump and the 800, setting a meet record in the latter.

O’s Kelly Daigle was second in the discus throw (90 feet, nine inches), followed by Oxbow’s Danielle Gordon in third place (88-06). O’s junior Jarret Rock led the boys with second-place finishes in the boys 100 (11.88) and 200 (23.88).

For Thetford, Grace Clement took second in the girls shot put (31-02), Grace Davis was second in the girls high jump (5-0) and Alex MacVeagh was third in the boys triple jump (38-00).

Woodstock’s Grace Vollers won the girls javelin throw (128-10) and freshman Faye Stevens was sixth in the 200 (28.55).