David Lyon (Jr., 3.73, sports administration) finished a spectacular three-game stretch in grand fashion, going 2-for-3 with four RBIs and a run scored - including a three-run home run over the right field wall in the bottom of the second. Lyon finished the series batting a whopping .778 with seven hits - including two doubles and a homer - with six RBIs and a run scored. He posted a slugging percentage of 1.333 and an on-base percentage of .818.
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Akron: Austin Levering (track and field, So., 3.812, biology) recorded a pair of PRs to lead The University of Akron track and field team this past weekend at the prestigious LSU Tiger Relays in Baton Rouge. On Friday, Levering finished sixth in the hammer throw with a career-best toss of 182-01. Then on Saturday, the native of Caledonia, Ohio, posted another personal milestone with a third-place finish in the shot put after a throw of 54-01.75. His throw in the hammer shattered his previous high (170-11) by nearly 12 feet and his best attempt in the shot put topped his previous personal high (46-04) by nearly eight feet.
Bowling Green: Clay Duncan (baseball, Sr., 3.25, criminal justice) in the Falcons' two wins this weekend at NIU, Duncan went a combined 4-for-7 with three runs scored and four RBI. He finished the weekend hitting 5-for-11 (.454), helping BGSU to a 2-1 start in Mid-American Conference play.
Central Michigan: Trent Howard (baseball, Jr., 3.27, physical education) despite taking a no-decision, Howard was nearly untouchable in the Chippewas' conference opener against Miami on Friday. The junior left-hander threw nine innings, allowing just one run on five hits while striking out a career-high 13 Miami hitters. Howard gave way to the bullpen after the ninth, and CMU eventually suffered a 2-1 loss in 11 innings. For the season, Howard boasts a 2.54 ERA, is allowing opponents to hit just .211 against him and has struck out 47 in 39 innings of work.
Eastern Michigan: Corey Chaffins (baseball, Sr., 3.36, biology) tied his win total from all of last season as he defeated Buffalo in game two of a three-game series sweep, 5-1, to move his record to 4-1 on the year. Chaffins allowed just a run on three hits in five and two-thirds while striking out six and walking just two. He has a slim 2.67 ERA over his last three starts and sits just six punch outs shy of third on the all-time EMU strikeout list.
Miami: Jon Edgington (baseball, Sr., 3.73, microbiology)batted .412 during a 5-0 week for the RedHawks... had seven hits in 17 at-bats... scored three times and drove in a run... tied his career-high with four hits, including a double, in the nightcap of Saturday's doubleheader sweep of Central Michigan... had two hits against Eastern Kentucky on Tuesday... doubled on Friday... did not commit an error in 25 chances.
Northern Illinois: Kyle Glancy (baseball, Jr., 3.522, accounting) remained perfect in saves as he nailed down his third of the season Sunday, March 27, in a 3-0 win at home over Bowling Green. Glancy has earned saves in each of his last three appearances. During the stretch, he has allowed just one run on two hits and a walk while recording five strikeouts in four innings. The junior's latest save came in a 1.1-inning outing as he gave up just a walk and struck out three to secure the Huskies' first home and Mid-American Conference win of the season.
Ohio: Seth Streich (baseball, So., 3.58, undecided) went eight innings against Ball State and gave up just two runs on five hits with seven strikeouts and two walks. He limited the Cardinals to just a .179 batting average and posted a 2.25 ERA for the week. On the offensive side, he chipped in a pair of RBIS on two sacrifice flies as well. For the season, he has struck out a team-high 32 batters and has allowed the opposition just a .229 batting average against him.
Western Michigan: Brian Stroud (baseball, R-Jr., 3.17, business) went 3-0 in its opening Mid-American Conference series with three shutout victories over Akron this past weekend. The Broncos outscored Akron 18-0 in the series. Bronco right-hander Brian Stroud set the tone early, tossing a complete nine-inning shutout against the Zips in game one Friday. Stroud (4-2) scattered eight hits and struck out seven in the first complete game of his career. He did not allow a walk. Only four Akron base runners reached scoring position, and no runner advanced past second base. Stroud, the 2008 MAC Freshman of the Year, redshirted last season with an injury, but has returned to top form in 2011. His ERA stands at 3.10 and his record improves to 4-2 on the year.