The Week Ahead: Baseball Completes Spring Schedule

May 14, 2012

The Week Ahead

The home spring season has come down to just baseball as they close out the season at Marge Schott Stadium; here's what the week looks like:

  • The baseball team closes out their 2012 regular season campaign this week when they return home to face Georgetown. The Bearcats and the Hoyas will battle it out in a three game series starting Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Marge Schott Stadium. On Friday, the two opponents face each other at 6:30 p.m. before closing out the series at 1 p.m. on Saturday. The Bearcats will look to end the season on a high as they go into the BIG EAST Tournament.
  • The track and field team returns to action on May 24-26, taking part in the NCAA East Preliminary Round Meet at Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville, Fla. NCAA qualifiers will be announced Wednesday, May 16, 2012.

This Week's Schedule


  • 6:30 p.m., Thursday: UC vs. Georgetown, Marge Schott Stadium
  • 6:30 p.m., Friday: UC vs. Georgetown, Marge Schott Stadium
  • 1 p.m., Saturday: UC vs. Georgetown, Marge Schott Stadium

Results from last weeks action:

  • The baseball team closed out their final road trip of the season with a 2-2 record for the week. The team opened the week with a 7-5 loss to Miami, after a late rally wasn't enough. The Bearcats spent the first five innings trailing by at most five runs, but battled to within one run after the eighth inning. Justin Glass paced the Bearcats 10 hit game with one RBI and going 3-for-3. Joey Bielek added two RBI's, while T.J. Jones and Bielek each went 2-for-5.

The Bearcats traveled to Villanova on Friday, where they opened the series with a 5-2 win. Starting pitcher Zach Isler dominated the game with just four hits with three strikeouts in eight innings. Isler finished the game without letting an earned run. On the offense, the Bearcats eight hit game was paced by Ethan McAlpine, J.P. Jackson and Joey Bielek, who all had multi-hit games.

On Saturday, fielding errors by the Bearcats were costly as they fell 7-3. Villanova was able to capitalize on errors as six of their sevens runs were unearned. Pitching for the Bearcats was Zach Morris, who struck out eight batters while allowing only one earned run in 5 1-3 innings pitched. Justin Glass was on for the offense as he drove in two runs off of his third homerun of the season. Joey Bielek also scored a run, while Sam Vandenheuvel drove a runner in and T.J. Jones and Braden Kline posted hits in the game.

The team closed out their final road trip of the season with a 7-3 win on Sunday. Braden Kline led the offense with four runs driven in, while going 3-for-3 in the game. Along with Kline, T.J. Jones went 3 for 5 and scored twice, while Ethan McAlpine had two hits and a career-high three stolen bases. At the mound, Christian McElroy pitched an career-high eight strikeouts while allowing two runs on four hits.

  • The track and field team proved their case for spots at the NCAA Preliminary Round this past weekend at the Cardinal Twilight Meet in Louisville, Ky. Darnell Gilbert and Mackenzie Fields gave the Bearcats event wins in the 400 meters and pole vault, respectively. In the 400 meters, Gilbert posted his season-best time of 47.52 for the win, while also placing fifth in the 200 meters with a pace of 21.48. In the pole vault, the Bearcats took 1-2 as fields cleared 3.90m with teammate Michelle Eby was second. Also in action was Alyssa Edley, who took fifth in the women's 100 meters, while Jeff Griffiths placed fourth in section one of the 5,000 meters.

The Bearcats were also in action at the Virginia Challenge in Charlottesville, Va. The relay team of Shanay Portis, Jalisa Jarrett, Aricka Rhodes and Kathy Klump competed in the 4x400 relay, where they race with a time of 3:38.38. Their time on Saturday moved them up to 25th place on the NCAA East Descending Order List.