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District college notes: LV grad ties home run record at Kent State

Paul Schofield
| Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 10:58 p.m.

Kent State freshman Maddy Grimm (Ligonier Valley) tied the school home run record Saturday when she clubbed her 13th of the season at Western Michigan.

Grimm is batting leadoff for the Golden Flashes and in 40 games she is batting .297 with a team-high 33 runs scored and 41 RBIs. She has 35 hits, second on the team, seven doubles and two triples.

The shortstop also has committed 11 errors in 143 chances.

Kent State is 24-16 overall and leads the Mid-American Conference East Division with a 10-4 record.

Jones hit leader at Westminster

Westminster junior third baseman John Jones (Ligonier Valley) is leading the Titans in hits (41), doubles (8) and has a .466 batting average (41 for 88).

Jones has 15 RBIs and has scored 18 times.

Freshman Ty Ferlin (Ligonier Valley) is the starting second baseman on the team and has made six errors in 121 chances.

Westminster is 10-18 overall and 7-9 in the Presidents' Athletic Conference.

Zavatsky earns PAC honor

Waynesburg University sophomore Derrick Zavatsky (Latrobe) was awarded the Presidents' Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week award.

The right-hander earned saves in each of Waynesburg's wins over Bethany last week, helping the Jackets move into a tie for second in the PAC standings.

Zavatsky tossed three innings of scoreless, five-hit baseball over the course of two appearances against the Bison. This is his first year as a pitcher, and he has yet to surrender a run in seven total appearances and is 4 for 4 in save opportunities. Each of Zavatsky's four saves has come in conference.

St. Vincent wins men's golf title

St. Vincent's men's golf team captured its second consecutive Presidents' Athletic Conference title and earned a berth in the NCAA Division III Championship.

The first two rounds of the tournament occurred during the fall and the final two were held Friday at Cedarbrook Golf Course in Rostraver.

The Bearcats entered the final two rounds with a 16-stroke lead and finished 17 strokes ahead of Washington & Jefferson. SVC's Tom Cline was named Coach of the Year.

Micah Markatone and Tim Barto tied for fifth overall and earned first-team All-PAC honors. Derek Lingafelt earned second-team honors and Jake Reed was honorable mention.

The team will compete in the NCAA national tournament May 13-16 in Greensboro, N.C.

The St. Vincent women's golf team finished second in the PAC behind Grove City.

Sarah Rebitch finished second overall and Samantha Firestone tied for fourth. Both earned first-team all-conference honors, while Elizabeth Loftus earned honorable mention honors.

Paul Schofield is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at or via Twitter @Schofield_Trib.

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