College Roundup: Aeppli Sets Record, Earns MAC Honor
Bucky Aeppli, a Wyalusing Valley graduate and member of the Misericordia University golf team, set a new school record with his round of 70 at the difficult Glenmaura National Golf Course on April 20.
Aeppli’s 1-under round shattered the old school mark of 73 held by Bryan Manz. It was also 10 strokes better than the runner-up in the tri-meet that also included Scranton and King’s.
On April 21, Aeppli shot an 83 in the Susquehanna Invitational at Susquehanna Valley Country Club as Misericordia finished 14th in the team standings.
As a result of his performances, which also included a 75 at Misericordia’s home course on April 18, Aeppli was named MAC Men’s Golfer of the Week.
A junior, Aeppli averaged 76 in the three rounds to earn the honor.
Baptist Bible Softball
Karin Mowry, an Elk Lake graduate and member of the Baptist Bible softball team, had three hits and drove in four runs in the nightcap of a doubleheader sweep of Immaculata on April 20.
Mowry also scored twice and stole a pair of bases in the 14-6 Baptist Bible win.
In the first game, Mowry singled.
Kim Caines, an Elk Lake graduate, started in right field for Baptist Bible in both games.
On April 21, Mowry had two hits, including a double, and scored a run in a 3-2 win over Cedar Crest. She was hitless in the nightcap, a 5-1 Baptist Bible victory.
Caines doubled in the nightcap.
On April 25, Mowry had six hits and drove in six runs as Baptist Bible swept Rosemont, 16-6 and 15-0. Mowry homered in the opener in addition to scoring three runs.
Hoffman, a Wyalusing Valley graduate and member of the Susquehanna softball team, tossed a one-hitter in a 12-0 five-inning victory over Juniata on April 20. She had one strikeout without a walk.
On April 22, Hoffman worked five innings, recording two strikeouts, while allowing just four hits and a walk, in an 8-0 win over Drew.
Penn College Baseball
Jared Johnson, a Wyalusing Valley graduate and member of the Pennsylvania College of Technology baseball team, drove in three runs in a doubleheader sweep of Penn State-Wilkes-Barre on April 21. He tripled and plated a pair of runs in the first game, a 12-2 Penn College win. In the nightcap, he singled, scored twice, drove in one run, stole a base and was hit by a pitch.
In a doubleheader sweep of Penn State-Hazleton on April 20, he had a hit in a 1-0 victory. In the second game, a 12-2 win, he walked and scored a run.
On April 22, Johnson tripled, scored three runs and drove in a pair of runs in a 16-1 win over Penn State-Scranton. He also walked, was hit by a pitch and stole a base. In the nightcap, he singled, drove in a pair of runs, including one on a sacrifice fly, scored twice, walked once and was hit by a pitch.
Branden Johnson, also a Wyalusing Valley graduate, pitched one inning of relief in the first game against PSU-Scranton, allowing one hit. He also pinch hit in the nightcap.
Martin, a Wyalusing Valley graduate and member of the Mansfield baseball team, pitched an inning of hitless relief in a 7-3 loss to Bloomsburg on April 22. He had one strikeout.
Carney, an Elk Lake graduate and member of the Bucknell track team, finished 12th in the 3,000-meter run during the Bucknell Team Challenge on April 23. His time was 9:07.46.
Sekely, an Elk Lake graduate and member of the East Stroudsburg track team, finished 12th in the hammer throw during ESU’s All-American Meet on April 23. Her distance was 125 feet, eight inches.
Cruver, a Wyalusing Valley graduate and member of the Keystone College track team, competed in two events at the East Stroudsburg All-American Meet on April 23.
He was 13th in the javelin with a distance of 47.73 meters and 26th in the hammer throw with a distance of 29.90 meters.