Club sports roundup
The CMU baseball team split a doubleheader with the Penn State?Beavers, losing the first game 4?0 before bouncing back to take Game two 4?2.
The first game began badly for the Tartans as starting pitcher Dan Ruef was forced to the bench with arm problems after giving up two runs. Relief pitcher Sandy Williams finished the game, allowing an additional two runs over three and two-thirds innings. The Tartans? offense did not manage a run.
Waking up after a weak first game, the Tartans exploded as soon as the first pitch was thrown by the Beavers? second game starter. Backed by the RBI production of Jiheon Kim and Dan Ruef at the plate, the Tartans scored three runs in the first inning to jump out to an early lead.
With a full week?s rest under his belt, first-year starting pitcher Jon Coens threw all seven innings against the Beavers, letting up for only two earned runs, which improved his record to 2?0 for the season.
?We played with a lot more intensity in the second game. All I have ever asked my players to do was to play with passion, with emotion, and give their all. They did the second game. I was happy with our timely hitting and our solid defense,? said head coach Claudio Reilsono. ?But I was especially happy with the way Jon Coens pitched. He went the distance again and was in command all game. I have a ton of confidence in Jon.?
The men?s lacrosse team announced the hiring of Anthony Stamatopoulos as head coach. Stamatopoulos hopes to lead
the Tartans into a new era of lacrosse, beginning with a jump from the National Collegiate Lacrosse League to the more competitive USLIA league, which is home to teams from NCAA Division I schools across the country.