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’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.

Wildcats end preseason strong

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.

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

Photo by Ivanna Tucker

Wildcats bury winless Loggers

Last week the NCAA released its first set of regional rankings for Division III football, and Linfield checked in at first place in the West region. The Wildcats didn’t disappoint in their first week atop the regional ranking, sending the winless University of Puget Sound to a 0-8 ranking in a 47-7 victory.

The Linfield defense throttled the Loggers throughout, forcing five sacks and denying the opposition a touchdown until long after the starters had left the game.

Senior quarterback Mickey Inns had his most impressive game of the season, amassing 422 yards through the air to go with three touchdowns and a 69 percent completion rating.

Combined with a sharp game from junior backup quarterback Josh Yoder, Linfield quarterbacks set a single-game record with 541 total passing yards.

In the early going, it was senior kicker Josh Kay who got things going for the Wildcats, opening scoring with a 32-yard field goal to stake Linfield to a 3-0 lead.

Kay’s second attempt of the day was wide left from 32 yards, but freshman running back Jon Shaffer darted into the end zone from one yard shortly after to expand the lead to 10-0.

Kay got another opportunity late in the first half and capitalized, splitting the uprights from 27 yards to send the ’Cats into the locker room up 13-0.

The second half belonged to Inns, who tossed all three of his touchdown passes in the third quarter.

Inns found junior receiver Deidre Wiersma for a short nine-yard strike on Linfield’s first successful drive of the quarter. After more defensive dominance on the other side of the ball resulted in a punt, sophomore receiver Charlie Poppen hauled down a 28-yard lob from Inns to cap a seven-play drive that took less than two minutes.

Shortly before the end of the quarter, Inns and Wiersma hooked up again, this time on a 23-yard connection that ballooned Linfield’s lead to 34-0.

Wiersma topped 100 yards for the first time in several games, finishing with 133 yards to go with his two touchdown catches.

Yoder picked up right where Inns left off, tossing a 29-yard pass to freshman receiver Evan Patterson less than a minute into the fourth quarter. Puget Sound tailback Austin Wagner responded by scoring the Loggers’ only touchdown of the day on a 19-yard run on the ensuing drive.

Yoder had one more trick up his sleeve, hitting sophomore receiver Derek Priestly with a 19-yard missile to cap the score at 47-7. The backup quarterback’s final line was impressive: 58 passes completed, 119 yards and two touchdowns. Senior tailback Stephen Nasca led Linfield’s running back corps with 56 yards on the ground in his second game back from injury, although Shaffer scored the game’s only rushing touchdown.

The ’Cats retained their hold on the No. 3 spot in www.d3football.com’s Top 25 poll this week in addition to their No. 1 overall ranking in the West region. Should Linfield win its season finale at home against Pacific University, it would be in prime position to receive a No. 1 seed in the Division-III playoffs and secure the home-field advantage that comes with it.

Chris Forrer

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Junior defensive end Jeremy Girod fights off a block during the Puget Sound game on Nov. 3. Girod had six tackles and two sacks during the game.