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Men’s tennis faces two more losses, 6-3

Sophomore Micah Roos swings at the ball during a match against Puget Sound University on March 15. Roos won his double match with freshman Tim Hawkins, 9-8.
Tyson Takeuchi/Senior photographer
Sophomore Micah Roos swings at the ball during a match against Puget Sound University on March 15. Roos won his double match with freshman Tim Hawkins, 9-8. Tyson Takeuchi/Senior photographer

Sophomore Micah Roos swings at the ball during a match against Puget Sound University on March 15. Roos won his double match with freshman Tim Hawkins, 9-8.
Tyson Takeuchi/Senior photographer

The Linfield men’s tennis team remained winless during the weekend, losing 6-3 to Puget Sound University and George Fox University on March 15 and 16.

The two losses dropped Linfield’s record to 0-9 for the season with just three conference games remaining.

The battle with Puget Sound did produce positive results from freshman Tim Hawkins. Hawkins dispatched Puget Sound’s Jake Peterson 6-4, 6-4 and also teamed up with sophomore Micah Roos for a 9-8 doubles victory. The two victories were the first of Hawkins’ collegiate singles and doubles career.

“It was an amazing feeling. It was a huge sigh of relief to finally win a doubles and singles match,” said Hawkins about his first collegiate victories.

Hawkins said his first serve was particularly effective in his doubles match, which helped set up Roos for simple finishes. In his singles match, Hawkins said his forehand was in good shape and it helped dictate the points.

Roos, the Linfield No. 2, provided the other victory against Puget Sound, winning 5-7, 7-5 and 10-8. Puget Sound’s Michael Cutter beat Linfield senior No. 1 Zach Lyons in a three set match, 1-6, 6-3 and 6-4.

With the victory, Puget Sound collected its first NWC victory of the season, which leaves Linfield as the only NWC team with a zero in the win column this season.

When asked about the overall team loss, Hawkins said, “We were pretty disappointed…we all want to win overall. I think that loss will act as motivation to continue working hard to get our first win of the season.”

Saturday’s tussle with George Fox saw Linfield win two of the three doubles matches. Roos and Hawkins teamed up again for an 8-4 victory against George Fox’s Justin McClain and Matt Deming. In the No. 1 doubles slot, Lyons and sophomore Lukas Kleinman rebounded from their 9-7 doubles on Friday and defeated their Saturday adversaries, 8-6. Kleinman continued his success against George Fox with a 6-3, 6-4 singles victory in the No. 4 slot against Chace Stalcup.

The tennis team does not have a match next week because of spring break. Its  next match is April 5, and it sends the team to Portland to play Lewis & Clark (3-7, 3-5 NWC). Linfield played Lewis & Clark earlier this year and lost 7-2. Linfield has different doubles partnerships (Roos/Hawkins, Lyons/Kleinman) this time around so Lewis & Clark will see a different Linfield squad. Hawkins is confident Linfield can beat them this next time around.

“We are going to win,” Hawkins said. “We went into our first meeting with them expecting an easy match. Now we know what to expect. We are more experienced now as a team, and we really want a win so I think that we have a good shot at beating them.”

Tyler Bradley

Sports columnist

Tyler Bradley can be reached at

linfieldreviewsports@gmail.com.

 

Wildcat softball sweeps weekend

Junior shortstop Katy Brosig swings at a pitch during the doubleheader against Pacific University. Brosig is batting .333 through the Wildcats’ first eight games.

Tyson Takeuchi/Senior photographer

Catball gained the top spot in the conference standings after sweeping Pacific University and Lewis and Clark University.

On March 3, the Wildcats faced Lewis and Clark in a doubleheader, winning the first game 8-0 and the second 6-0.

Junior shortstop Katy Brosig swings at a pitch during the doubleheader against Pacific University. Brosig is batting .333 through the Wildcats’ first eight games. Tyson Takeuchi/Senior photographer

Junior shortstop Katy Brosig swings at a pitch during the doubleheader against Pacific University. Brosig is batting .333 through the Wildcats’ first eight games.
Tyson Takeuchi/Senior photographer

Juniors Karina Paavola and Shelby VandeBergh both made appearances on the mound with shut out performances.

Paavola was selected as an All- American returning.

Sophomore outfielder Grace Middelstadt scored the first run for the Wildcats after a groundout to short by senior third basemen Karleigh Prestianni.

The Pioneers were only allowed one hit under Paavola and reliever freshman Maddy Dunn.

The Wildcats scored in every inning except for the fourth. Junior Ashley Garcia went two for three with one RBI and two runs scored.

In game two, junior Haylie Watson hit a homerun for the Wildcats, while Middelstadt had a pair of hits and two stolen bases.

VandeBergh and reliever sophomore Montana McNealy struck out 11, seven of which came from McNealy, who did not allow a hit or walk during her three-inning appearance.

On March 2, the Wildcats started their weekend sweep with a doubleheader against Pacific, winning the first game 3-0 and second game 9-1.

In the first game, Paavola allowed two hits and struck out 10 Boxers.

During the second inning, the Boxers tested the Wildcats’ defense.

After two walks and a single, the bases were loaded with one out left. Paavola kept her composure, striking out one for the second out, and then forcing a Boxer to pop out, ending the inning.

The Wildcats scored their lone three runs in the third inning, leading them to their first victory of the weekend.

In the second game, a power performance was displayed with a two-run homerun from Catball’s Garcia and a solo homerun by Boxer centerfielder Becca Moen.

The VandeBergh and McNealy match-up held the Boxers to four hits and one run.

The Boxers had one error in the third.

The Wildcats will compete next in the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Leadoff Classic. They will first face Ithaca College on March 8.

 

Ivanna Tucker/ Sports editor

Ivanna Tucker can be reached at linfieldreviewsports@gmail.com.

Wildcats end preseason strong

Sophomore catcher Chance Laboda attempts to hit the ball during the game against Oregon Institute of Technology, winning 10-0. Laboda went 2-3 for hitting and scored two runs for the Wildcats.

Ivanna Tucker/Sports editor

Wildcat baseball completed its preseason with a 7-1 record, with its sole loss during the first game against La Verne.

The ‘Cats devoured Oregon Institute of Technology on Feb. 24, winning 11-0. Junior Zach Brandon pitched seven shutout innings, only allowing three hits and no walks.

Four Wildcats had multi-hitters, juniors Jake Wylie, Tim Wilson, sophomore Chance Laboda and senior Michael Hopp. Wylie scored three runs with a homer, double and single.

Sophomore catcher Chance Laboda attempts to hit the ball during the game against Oregon Institute of Technology, winning 10-0. Laboda went 2-3 for hitting and scored two runs for the Wildcats. Ivanna Tucker/Sports editor

Sophomore catcher Chance Laboda attempts to hit the ball during the game against Oregon Institute of Technology, winning 10-0. Laboda went 2-3 for hitting and scored two runs for the Wildcats.
Ivanna Tucker/Sports editor

From the beginning, the Wildcats held a strong defense with the infield making solid catches. Wilson scored the first run of the game on Wylie’s double.

The Wildcats continued to score runs, with the Owls struggling to gain hits, and they had five errors throughout the game. The Owls remained scoreless at the end of the fifth, while the ‘Cats earned a large lead with five runs.

Five runs were made by the Wildcats in the seventh, securing their last pregame victory.

Two wins were gained during a doubleheader against Corban and Pacific on Feb. 23. Sophomore Chris Haddeland and senior Zach Manley started, with Haddeland earning his first season win and Manley gaining his second.

Five different Wildcats scored runs, allowing them to secure their win against Corban, with the score 5-2. Sophomore Joe Stevick came in and had two scoreless innings, earning his first save.

During the match against Pacific, the Boxers ended scoreless and only had three hits and one error. The Wildcats took the game, winning 4-0.

Sophomore Aaron Thomassen only allowed one run on three hits and five strikeouts during the game against Pacific Lutheran on Feb. 22. The Wildcats won 3-1. Junior Nate McClellan was a standout, with a double during the first and two RBI.

The Lutes’ pitcher struck out Wylie and left McClellan out on second after a double out. In the second, the Lutes scored the first run, but junior Clayton Truex scored the tying run with a fielder’s choice during the fifth.

Sophomore Corey VanDomelan and Wilson both earned runs for the Wildcats in the last of the inning.

Both teams remained scoreless for the remainder of the game, securing another victory for the Wildcats.

The ‘Cats end the trip with a 3-1 record in Arizona.

The Wildcats will play their next series against Pacific, beginning at 11 a.m. March 2 at the Roy Helser field.

 

Ivanna Tucker/ Sports editor

Ivanna Tucker can be reached at linfieldreviewsports@gmail.com.

’Cats complete season with 4-21 record

The men’s basketball team completed a rough season with a 4-21 overall record.

Senior guard Dakotah Pine tries to pass opponent during his last career game against Whitman on Feb. 16, losing 83-58. Pine averaged 1.2 points per game and 22 assists in the season. He was honored along with two other Wildcats at the pre-game ceremony. Ivanna Tucker/Sports editor

Senior guard Dakotah Pine tries to pass opponent during his last career game against Whitman on Feb. 16, losing 83-58. Pine averaged 1.2 points per game and 22 assists in the season. He was honored along with two other Wildcats at the pre-game ceremony.
Ivanna Tucker/Sports editor

Seniors Dakotah Pine and Zach Meikle and sophomore Brandon Harris played their last career game against Whitman College on Feb. 16, losing 83-58. The three were honored at a ceremony prior to the game.

Throughout the game, the Wildcats struggled to keep up with the Missionaries. In the first two minutes, the Missionaries already had eight points on the board. The Wildcats continued to have turnovers, 11 in the first eight minutes of play.

Throughout the remainder of the game the Wildcats could not close the gap on the scoreboard.

Meikle had his season best with 18 points and Harris contributed with 10 to finish off his career.

The Wildcats struggled shooting wise during their game against Whitworth University, losing 86-53 and allowing the Pirates to claim their fourth straight conference title. Harris and junior Cory Hendryx were the Wildcats’ top scorers.

Eight minutes into the game, the Pirates had the lead 13-0. Then Harris put on two points for the ‘Cats followed by sophomore Chris Dirks’ free throw and a three- pointer by junior Jake Hillyer.

With a 33.3 shooting percentage, the Wildcats could not keep up with the Pirates and allowed them to secure the lead. Throughout the end of the game, the Wildcats did not catch up with the Pirates, giving them the win.

Sophomore Tim Logan shined on the court during the Puget Sound University game Feb. 9, scoring 13 points and helping the Wildcats win 77-66.

The Wildcats continued to use substitutions throughout the first 10 minutes of the game, giving 10 different players time on the court.

During the remainder of the game, the Wildcats continued to fight against the Loggers and closed in the win, with various players adding to the scoreboard.

Sophomore Andrew Batiuk received Northwest Conference Honorable member for the second year. Batiuk has sat out the last seven games of the season due to injury. The sophomore is the top scorer and rebounder in the league.

Losing only three members, the men’s team will continue to build a strong line up.

“Our team had really high hopes coming into the season, and we started off the season with some really close loses, which is unfortunate,” Harris said. “But the great thing about our team was that no matter what happened, we never stopped competing and we fought every game.”

 

Ivanna Tucker/ Sports editor

Ivanna Tucker can be reached at linfieldreviewsports@gmail.com.