Friday, December 19, 2014

OU golfers make putts

By The Herald Staff | 4/9/2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Ottawa University women’s golf team placed second with a 725 at the Virginia McCoy Intercollegiate Tuesday in Kansas City, Mo.

Ottawa’s Amy Weilert won the tournament with a 168.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Ottawa University women’s golf team placed second with a 725 at the Virginia McCoy Intercollegiate Tuesday in Kansas City, Mo.

Ottawa’s Amy Weilert won the tournament with a 168.

“She played very well and made some huge putts when it really counted,” Ottawa coach Wendell Smith said.

Erin Shriver tied for fourth with a 180. Mallory Kleoppel tied for 11th at 196. Kaitlynn Walker was 13th at 198. Elyssa Esposito took 16th at 204. Lindsay Dahl was 17th at 237.

“Although we didn’t win the tournament, we played better the second day, even though the conditions were tougher,” Smith said.

“The Deuce is a tough course and I think our experience there will help us as a team in the next two tournaments.”

The Ottawa men were third at 677.

“We had a tough outing at The Deuce,” Smith said. “Although we had three guys in the top 10, it was a small tournament field, and we didn’t perform our best. I wouldn’t call this tournament a confidence builder, but I do think we can learn something from the experience.”

Gabe Vlasic tied for sixth at 162. Hunter Earnhart shot a 164. Austin Blaue took 10th at 174. Spencer Ellsperman tied for 12th at 178. A.J. Govert was 15th with a 183. Jacob Martin placed 17th with a 185.

Baseball

The Ottawa baseball team split with nationally-ranked MidAmerica Nazarene Tuesday in Ottawa. The Braves won the opener in eight innings, 7-6, and fell, 10-2, in the nightcap.

Ottawa (13-23) scored the winning run on an error. Aaron Marshall paced Ottawa with three hits in the opener. He had two RBIs in the nightcap.

Softball

The Ottawa softball team split with Kansas Wesleyan University Tuesday in Ottawa. The Lady Braves fell 3-2 in extra innings and won the nightcap 9-8.

Alyssa Miller, the NAIA player of the week, led Ottawa with two hits. Gabby Markham pitched all eight innings in the loss.

Ottawa led 9-6 after Mikayla Oliphant’s two-run home run in the nightcap. Wesleyan scored two in the seventh.

Miller, Lydia Budke and Catherine Wallace had two hits each. Molli Morgan tossed 4 2/3 innings.

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