Devil divers springing back into action

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving championship meet begins today for three Fredonia State divers.

Arron Carlson, a freshman, will compete in the men’s 3-meter competition and again Friday in the men’s 1-meter.

Fredonia State will be represented by two seniors in the women’s competition – Ashley Keller and Katelyn Haley. They are entered in the 3-meter on Thursday and the 1-meter Saturday.

Keller is making a return appearance to the NCAA meet. She was a Honorable Mention All-American at the 2013 NCAA meet – 12th nationally in the 1-meter and 15th in the 3-meter. She was a double-winner at NCAA regional competition in Rochester earlier this month.

Haley will be making her first NCAA appearance.

The format each day will consist of preliminaries, followed by consolation finals 30 minutes after prelims and finals each night. The top eight scorers after preliminaries qualify for finals while the next eight make the consolation finals.

This will mark the ninth-straight year Fredonia State has had at least one diver compete at the national meet.


Narrow loss to Knox

FT. MYERS, Fla. – The Fredonia State baseball team faced off against Knox College on Tuesday and lost by a score of 5-4 at the Gene Cusic Classic in Ft. Myers, Florida.

The Blue Devils had the tying run on third with one out in the top of the ninth. Conner Lorenzo singled to start the inning and then advanced to second on a wild pitch. A sacrifice bunt moved him to third base, before Kenny Johnston lined out to the shortstop. A fly ball to left ended the game.

Lorenzo had a pair of hits on the day along with Johnston, Scott Schuster and Mike Prentice. The Devils out hit Knox, 11-8, but were slowed by four errors, two coming in a three-run second inning.

Carl Wolf got the start for Fredonia State and threw four innings giving up five runs (two earned). He walked one and struck out two. Tommy Morris and Joey Tingue (South Dayton/Pine Valley) combined for four innings of scoreless relief, striking out five. The duo faced the minimum 12 batters during their outing, which included a pair of double plays.

The loss drops the Blue Devils to 4-5. Knox improves to 2-0.

The Devils have an off day today, then open up conference play in Florida on Thursday with a doubleheader against Plattsburgh at 10 a.m.