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Local Sports 3/15/14

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Monmouth College’s softball team left Florida with an 8-3 record after splitting Friday’s games, falling 5-3 to Richard Stockton and then defeating Bowdoin 4-3. Monmouth is scheduled to open their home season March 26.

Monmouth College’s baseball team ended their trip to Ft. Myers, Fla., on a positive note by knocking off Olivet College 9-4. The Scots collected four straight hits to open the bottom of fourth and ended up plating four runs. OC came back with three unearned runs after bakc-to-back errors in the top of the fifth to knot the game at 4-4. Kyle Ross gave the Scots the lead for good in the seventh when his ground out drove in Alex Temple with the go-ahead run. Jesse Brucker knocked in two more insurance runs in the eighth to give Logan Spangler his second win.

The Monmouth College track team will have to wait until today if they want to claim an All-American at this year’s NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships.  The Scots were shut out on Day 1 of the championships held in Lincoln, Neb. Women’s thrower Raven Robinson claimed the Scots’ top place on the day. Her weight throw of 53’1″ placed her 14th in the event. Morgan Ryan placed 16th in the pole vault after a group of women cleared 11’7-3/4″. Kiante Green missed out on the finals in the 60 and 200-meter dashes, despite running a Monmouth honor roll time of 6.97 in the 60-meter dash. Defending national long jump champion James Wilson had no mark in that event.

Monmouth’s squad will try again Saturday when they compete in four events. Robinson will be back in action in the shot put while Bailey Jackson tries for her first indoor All-American award in the triple jump. Emily Tysma – who placed second last year at the meet in the high jump – will try for back-to-back All-American status in that event. Wilson, Green, Adam Parr and Raimius Foulkes will run in the 4×400 relay to end the weekend’s competition.