Middlebury sophomore Alex Kelly (Rockville, Md.) capped a 7-9 day with a walk-off single to left in the bottom of the ninth to give the Panthers a 6-5 victory over Amherst in game two of a NESCAC West doubleheader.
The Panther women's golf team finished third overall among 12 teams competing at the Jack Leaman Championship this weekend at Amherst. The event was held at The Orchards on Sunday, after yesterday's opening round at the Amherst Golf Club. Amherst won the event with a 633, followed by Williams (635), Middlebury (657) and Ithaca (670).
The Middlebury College men's golf team placed second among six NESCAC teams competing at the Williams Spring NESCAC Opener. The Ephs won the event with a 622, followed by the Panthers (629), Amherst (633) and Hamilton (634). The afternoon rain, sideways wind, and cold temperatures at Taconic Golf Club made scoring extremely difficult for the field on day two.
The Middlebury College track and field teams were a part of the opening meet at the University of Vermont's new facility. The Catamounts hosted the event at the brand new Frank H. Livak Track & Field Facility. Sophomore Jason McCallum (San Diego, Calif.) picked up a pair of wins, capturing the 100 meters (10.95) and the long jump (21’10.5”).
The Middlebury College women's tennis team suffered its first loss of the season, falling at top-ranked Williams by a score of 6-3. The match, which started outside and moved inside due to darkness, took just over six and a half hours to complete. The seventh-ranked Panthers fall to 11-1 on the season while the Ephs moved to 14-1.
Middlebury dropped a pair of non-league games at Rensselaer on Wednesday. Kelly Erkert delivered the game-winning hit in the bottom of the seventh inning in game two and RPI's pitchers' posted solid outings to lead RPI to a 4-2 win in game one and 3-2 in the nightcap at Doris Robison Field. RPI moves to 20-10 on the season, while the Panthers slip to 16-9 overall.
Middlebury led 8-1 and never looked back on its way to a 15-6 win over Union (4-6) on Kohn Field.
Middlebury exploded for 16 straight goals, cruising to an 18-4 non-league victory over Skidmore at Youngman Field at Alumni Stadium. The 18 goals scored is a season-high for the Panthers (3-8), stopping an seven-game losing streak.