Sports Weekly Recap: Baseball Holds On To Win Series Against Siena Heights

Dominic Santina
Sports Editor

Bowling  

The Bowling team made its first WHAC appearance in Siena Heights. After qualifying, the Warriors found themselves in sixth place. The bowling team uses a format where each bowler takes a turn throwing a frame to complete a game. In the end each bowler completes a full game for a team score. After three rounds RC found themselves in fourth place. Their set scores were 711, 775 and 788. Yet after a rough set of 649 in the fourth game, the Warriors fell back down to sixth place, which is where they finished the match. The bowling team only returned one athlete from last year and comes in with 10 freshmen, a young team that is looking for improvement.  

"Our group is very hard working and dedicated to making this team great. They have made dramatic accomplishments and strides to making this our best season yet. There are numerous leaders on this team that are supportive and full of encouragement," said head coach Rick Maruszczak.

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Baseball  

The baseball team had a good outing this weekend against Siena Heights in a three-game set. The Warriors had the lead going into the eighth in game one when they let up four runs, which ended up costing them the game in a score of 12-11. Warriors had Austin Stienfort on the mound in game one. In game two RC came back with senior Ty Robinson who started on the mound and pitched 7.2 quality innings allowing only one earned run. This helped the Warriors respond to the game to the loss with an 8-6 win in game two. In game three RC had junior JR Brooks Owens on the mound and he stepped up even more going almost a complete game, pitching 8.2 innings. Brooks Owens allowed two earned runs and was named as the WHAC pitcher of the week. The offense staying hot helped Brooks Owens with three runs of support, which was enough to get another win and were able to win the series. David Quartuccio had a big series as well earning both the saves in the two wins and had a home run in game two to help the offense. Having a big day offensively was senior Ricky Riggs who went 7-11 while at bat with two of those hits being doubles, driving in three runs and scoring four runs himself. The Warriors finish out their fall at a record of 2-4 and look forward to the spring to get back to competing.  

"We have been talking a lot about taking the game one pitch at a time...I think we had that attitude this weekend. The best part was everyone in the lineup contributed in some way to the success this weekend. It was a good fall for us, record wise we could have had another win or two but for us it is about trusting the process over the results. I think we will be in good shape come spring,” said head coach Scott Kunert.

Men's Soccer  

The soccer team had a home match on Oct. 7 against Lawrence Tech University. They lost the game 7-0 in a rough game for the warriors. They then took on Concordia University of Ann Arbor on Wednesday. They lost that match as well by a score of 5-1. Which marks their eighth straight loss. This sets them at 1-12 this season and 0-6 in WHAC play this season. The guys only have five more games on the 2017 season. 

Women's Soccer  

The women's soccer team also took on Lawrence Tech last Friday. The women lost another close game losing 2-1. The team also lost to Concordia University 2-1 in another close game this season on Tuesday. The women's soccer team has now lost five games in a row, taking their record to 3-9 and 0-5 in the WHAC conference. The women have now dropped five one goal games this season. They have their cancer awareness game this Friday night.  

Softball  

The softball team traveled to Oakland Community College on Sunday for a double header. The women lost the first game of the double header 5-2. Yet, they were able to battle back and get the offense going in the second game to split the series and come home 1-1 on the weekend. The split sets them at a record of 5-5 on the fall season with their last game coming up the 15. 

Volleyball  

The volleyball team drop their match in three sets to University of Northwest Ohio. The Warriors lost in three sets in scores of 18-25, 16-25, 18-25. The women then took on Cornerstone University and they lost in four sets, the Warriors won the second set, from then on Cornerstone took total control through the rest of the match. The women dropped the sets by scores of 19-25,25-18,16-25,7-25. The loss sets the volleyball team at 6-17 on the season, and 1-9 in WHAC conference play. 

Hockey  

The hockey team traveled to face Illinois State for a two-game road trip, looking to try to get momentum going in the right direction for the season. The Warriors jumped on the board early leading after the first period 1-0. Illinois State was able to even the game up after two periods at a score of 2-2. It stayed that way until overtime where Illinois State was able to break through for the game winning goal to win 3-2. The second game started off the same way as game one and was tied at two through two periods. When Illinois State broke through for three goals in the third winning the game 5-2. To cap off the week of sports the hockey team took on Lawrence Tech University on Thursday 12. They pulled out a nail bitter for a 6-5 win. Which is the first win of the season and hopefully gets the hockey team going in the right direction. The Warriors hockey team now sits at 1-6 on the season. 

Women's Cross Country  

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The women's cross-country team traveled to Lansing to run in their first meet in a month. The women's team have had their ups and downs with injuries this season. Abigail Marsee made her return to the team for the first time this fall. The women took 13 as a team out of 20 teams, led by senior Emily Bemis who ran the 5k in 20:14 for 30 place. Followed by teammates Madeline Salem (20:54), Lacey Wojt (22:05), Kylee Wright- Alexander (23:01) and Sydney Streng (24:25). The women will also travel to Muskegon for their next meet.  

Men's Cross Country  

The Men's team was also in action at Lansing for a meet held by Lansing Community College. The men were without their top runner Cameron Bitzer and will be without him for one more meet this Friday. The Men are one guy short to get a team score as they only have four athletes. Dominic Santina was the first finisher for the Warriors in a time of 30:09 for the 8k. He was followed by Jonathon Hogan (34:38) in his first career collegiate race. Also racing his first collegiate meet was Josh Phipps (39:18). The men will travel to Muskegon for a meet this Friday. 

Men's Golf  

The men's golf team had a busy two days on Monday and Tuesday. The two-day trip took them to play two different tournaments in Ohio. The first one was at Lourdes University just inside Ohio. They came away with a 9 of 10 place finish. They then traveled to University of Northwest Ohio on Tuesday for the last tournament of the year. They came away with an 8 of 10 in their last tournament. Which was consistent with how they have been playing all season long as they finished eighth three different times and ninth three different times. The men's golf team wraps up their season with a good year and looks forward to keep representing RC. 

Women's Golf

The women competed in just their third tournament this fall on October 6. They traveled to Madonna University and come home with a 9 out of 10 place finish. They also have competed in two other tournaments earlier this year. They have a tournament on Friday 13 at Sienna Heights and then finish their fall at Indiana Tech on the 18.