By Stephen Eibes —
Track and Field
The track and field teams continued their outdoor seasons last Friday at the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse Ashton May Invitational; both men’s and women’s teams had a great day for the Blue Devils. On the men’s side, Stout had many good finishes in all events. Nick Lubinski (Jr, Hudson, Wis.) took first place in the triple jump and also helped 4×100 meter team to a second place finish, as well as placing eighth in the javelin throw. Walker Olson (Fr, Chetek, Wis.) finished second in the javelin throw and Kevin Salveson (Jr, Maple Lake, Minn.) was third in the long jump. The success continued for the women, Laurisa Titterud (Jr, Lino Lakes, Minn.) took first place and set a personal record in the 800-meter run. Heidi Lieffort (Fr, Colfax, Wis.) snagged first place in the discus throw, while Laura Messenberg (Jr, Byron, Minn.) took second place on the pole vault. It was a great day overall for the Blue Devils. They look to continue their success next week at the University of Wisconsin–Platteville Invitational April 11.
The Blue Devils dropped three of four games last week to the No. 7 ranked Pointers of the University of Wisconsin––Stevens Point. In four games Stout allowed a total of 48 hits and 34 runs. In the only win for Stout, Josh Halling (Jr, River Falls, Wis.) had a walk off single that brought home Brady Bruzynski (Jr, Eau Claire, Wis.) to win the game. Hayden Bowe (So, Eau Claire, Wis.) pitched all nine innings for Stout and grabbed his third win of the season. Stout will welcome the University of St. Thomas (Minn.) this Saturday for a double header starting at 1 p.m.
Stout lost two games to No. 14 University of Wisconsin––Whitewater in their home opener last week. In the first game Stout was shutout 11-0 by a fierce offensive attack by the Warhawks. Tori Workman (Jr, Prior Lake, Minn.) managed to strike out seven batters from Stout before the mercy rule took effect in the fifth inning. In the second game, Karley Wiensch (Jr, Chippewa Falls, Wis.) scored in the third inning on an error. Stout scored again in the fifth and sixth innings, but left the bases loaded to end both innings and failed to capitalize on their opportunities eventually falling 8-3. They will face off against the University of Wisconsin––Eau Claire at home Wednesday, April 8.
Men’s golf opened their spring season with a fourth place finish, while the women’s team placed ninth of fifteen teams in their opener. The men combined for a score of 325. They were led by Blake Lentner (Sr, Ramsey, Minn.) who scored an 80 and finished in eighth place overall. The ladies were led by Megan Ramp (Sr, Batavia, Ill.) and Brittany McNett-Emmerich (Sr, Madison, Wis.). Ramp moved up a phenomenal 23 spots on the second day to finish with a 165, while McNett-Emmerich scored a 161–good for fifteenth place. The team combined for a score of 672. Next week the ladies will travel to Bloomington, Ill. to play in the Illinois Wesleyan Spring Fling, and the men will head to Peosta, Iowa to play in the Loras College Invitational.