The Week Inside the Storm: April 29th-May 5th

The regular season has officially come to a close and the playoffs are upon us! The baseball team joins the men and women lacrosse teams in their respective conference tournaments. Next week, there will be another playoff recap and then there will be a series of blogs recapping all of the Spring teams and will include some comments from the coaches.

Men’s Lacrosse: 1-1

5/3 vs. #8 Seton Hill in ECAC Tournament semifinal: W 12-10

  • Reagan Harding: 3 Goals/1 Assist
  • Keegan Bal: 3 Goals/ 2 Assists
  • Josh Becker: 2 Goals/1 Assist
  • Trevor Tarte: 2 Goals
  • MacGregor Johnston: 2 Goals
  • Tom Lipomi: 7 Saves

5/5 @ #1 Mercyhurst in ECAC Tournament Final: L 13-7

  • Josh Becker: 2 Goals/2 Assists
  • Ryan Jurek: 2 Goals
  • MacGregor Johnston: 1 Goal/1 Assist
  • Alex Wisner: 5 Saves

Team Totals:

  • 19 Goals
  • 8 Assists
  • 23 Goals Allowed

Individual Leaders:

  • Josh Becker: 4 Goals/3 Assists
  • Keegan Bal: 3 Goals/3 Assists
  • Reagan Harding: 4 Goals/1 Assist
  • MacGregor Johnston: 3 Goals/1 Assist

Quick Takes: The men’s lacrosse team was on a mission to begin the ECAC tournament. In order to win the ECAC title, they would have to beat two rivals who they lost to in the regular season. Reagan Harding sent the Storm to the final with a goal with 8:00 minutes left in the game. Mercyhurst took down the Storm in the final for the second time this year. With the win over Seton Hill, the Storm made it to the NCAA Division 2 Championship for the first time in the program’s history. They will face Mercyhurst for the third time this year. Coach Greg Stocks had this to say in a press release on Sunday night after the selection, “We’re very excited for the opportunity to compete in the national tournament, it’s such a big deal for us as just a fourth-year program,” said head coach Greg Stocks.  “Our guys have put in a lot of time, effort and worked really hard to get to this point and it’s great to have the opportunity to play for a national title.” Good luck to the Storm this weekend.

Up Next for the Storm: 5/11 @ #1 Mercyhurst in the NCAA D2 Tournament. The game is scheduled for 1:00 PM.

Baseball: 2-1

5/1 vs. Malone: W 4-2

  • Zach Mosbarger (CF): 2-4, RBI, R
  • Aaron Lindgren (LF): 1-5, 3B, 2 RBI, R
  • Garrett Emling (RF): 1-3, RBI
  • Brian Kilway (SP): 6.2 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 8 SO

5/4 vs. Northwood Game 1: W 12-5

  • Aaron Lindgren (LF): 2-4, RBI, 2 R, BB
  • Dylan Yankle (C): 1-3, 2 RBI, SF
  • Zach DeCamp (1B): 1-1, RBI, 2 BB, 2 R
  • Zach Mosbarger (CF): 0-2, 2 RBI, R, BB, SF

5/4 vs. Northwood Game 2: W 4-1

  • Zach DeCamp (1B): 2-3, 2B, RBI, SB
  • Cody Blood (3B): 2-2, RBI, BB, R
  • Garrett Emling (RF): 2-3, R
  • Brad Raley (SP): W(2-4), 6.1 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 8 SO
  • Heath Lelley (RP): SV(3), .2 IP, 1 SO

5/5 vs. Northwood on “Senior Day”: L 7-2

  • Zach Mosbarger (CF): 3-3, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB, R

Team Totals:

  • 30 Hits
  • 22 Runs
  • .272 Batting Average (30-110)
  • 2.25 Earned Run Average

Individual Leaders:

  • Zach DeCamp: .500 Average (4-8), 2 RBI, 2B
  • Zach Mosbarger: .454 Average (5-11), 5 RBI, 2B, HR

Quick Takes: The baseball team used a few wins over the week to clinch a spot in the GLIAC tournament. Despite the struggles throughout the year, they finished with a 14-18 record in the GLIAC, giving them the #6th seed in the tournament and a date with the top seed Grand Valley State on Wednesday. Senior Zach Mosbarger led the team with 5 RBI’s over the week.

Up Next for the Storm: 5/8 vs. Grand Valley State in the GLIAC Tournament. Game is in Yipsilanti, Michigan and scheduled for 2:00 PM.

Women’s Lacrosse: 0-1

5/3 vs. Tiffin in GLIAC Tournament Semifinal: L 13-11

  • Meredith Howe: 5 Goals
  • Julia Kudla: 2 Goals/1 Assist
  • Hana Abu-Kwiek: 3 Goals
  • Ashriel West: 1 Goal/1 Assist
  • Katie Holden: 4 Saves

Team Totals:

  • 11 Goals
  • 2 Assists
  • 13 Goals Allowed

Quick Takes: The women’s lacrosse team were looking forward to the GLIAC until they ran into the buzzsaw that was Alexandria Quast of Tiffin. She scored 9 goals in the semifinal and she scored six in the final. Quast scored a NCAA record 105 goals on the season. The Storm will lose a few seniors that helped A LOT this season. They still have nothing to frown over this season after a historic season.

Up Next for the Storm: Season is over.

Good luck to the Storm teams in action this week!

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About tstotsky

I am a graduate of Lake Erie College and a huge baseball fan. I am a beat writer for Indians Baseball Insider, covering the Lake County Captains, Class A Affiliate of the Cleveland Indians.
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