Ryan Horstman of South Hadley pitches in relief as St. John’s ousted from Big East baseball tournament
Ryan Horstman of South Hadley threw two innings of relief in the St. John’s baseball team’s season-ending 7-2 loss to Seton Hall in the Big East tournament Thursday in Clearwater, Fla.
Horstman, a redshirt freshman who started nine games this season, entered to pitch the sixth inning and allowed two runs on six hits and induced two double plays for the Red Storm (23-35).
Horstman finished the year with a 6-6 record and a team-best 2.33 earned run average.
The southpaw was second on the team with 56 strikeouts in 65 innings of work.
Amherst College’s Jordan Brewer remained alive in both the singles and doubles individual fields after the first day of action at the NCAA Division III championship in Kalamazoo, Mich., Thursday.
Brewer reached the quarterfinals in singles action with wins over Sonja Meighan of Washingon & Lee (5-7, 7-5, 6-1) and Kelsey Geppner of Denison (6-1, 6-0). She plays Emory’s Beatrice Rosen in the round of eight Friday.
In doubles, Brewer joined Gabby Devlin to knock off Alexandra Scotten and Laura Wade of Cal Santa Cruz, 2-6, 6-4, 6-0.
Amherst College’s Mark Kahan reached the NCAA Division III championship individual quarterinals with wins over Tanner Brown of Johns Hopkins (6-4, 6-1) and Nicholas Ballou of Cal Lutheran (6-4, 6-0).
He plays Paul Burgin of Kenyon College in the quarterfinals Friday.
Women’s track & field
After leading UMass to its best team finish since 1999 in the New England Championships, senior Rachelle Bourque and sophomore Becky Stoyle will compete in the NCAA East Region Championship on Saturday in Greensboro, N.C.
Bourque holds the program record in the javelin (150 feet, 5 inches), while Stoyle holds the Atlantic 10 indoor record in the triple jump (42-31∕4) and is reanked 25th in the nation in the event.
UMass senior attack Cori Murray has been selected to play in the IWLCA North/South All-Star Game at Cabrini College in Radnor, Pa., on Sunday.
Murray was third on the Minutewomen with 71 points (40 goals, 31 assists) this season and finished her career with 133 points (85, 48).
UMass senior defenseman Jake Smith was named a U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Associated All-American honorable mention selection Thursday.
Smith, who also earned the honor as a junior, is the 31st player in program history to be named a two-time All-American.
Smith finished his career as the UMass defense’s active leader with 79 groundballs and 54 turnovers, as the unit held its opponents to just 9.07 goals per game.