ON CAMPUS Thiel's Jackson receives honor
Thiel College senior Keith Jackson, a Salem High graduate, earned honorable mention recognition by the Collegiate Baseball Writers Association in their players of the week honor.
Named the Presidents' Athletic Conference pitcher of the week for two straight weeks, Jackson has appeared in 10 games and has a 4.73 ERA.
Jackson is first in the conference in innings pitched (49), is tied for first (5-1) for wins and is fourth in strikeouts for the Tomcats (13-11).
Junior Michael Krieger of Boardman pitched 1 1/3 innings of relief, striking out all four batters as the Bishops were upended by Ohio University, 21-5.
He also threw a compete game, the first of a doubleheader, then pitched the final four innings of the second contest to pick up a save as Ohio Wesleyan topped Wabash, 8-4 and 9-5. He allowed four runs, walked two and struck out 11 in 10 1/3 innings.
Krieger has appeared in 10 games for the Bishops, leads the team with a 4-1 record, innings pitched (44), strikeouts (41) and ERA (3.48).
Not only did he pitch a complete game win over Case-Western Reserve 4-1 last week, but Jeff Natase of Poland scattered five hits and struck out seven. In batting, he leads the Terriers in hits (24) and doubles (5).
Freshman Lindsay Brickner, a Lisbon High graduate, is a distance runner for the Yellow Jackets.
She has a best effort of 5 minutes, 18.45 seconds in the 1500-meter run and 19:41.33 for 5000 meters.
During the fall, she ran for the Baldwin-Wallace women's cross country team.
Norah Gilliam of Canfield (4-7) has completed nine of her 11 starts this season and has a 2.80 ERA. At the plate, she is hitting .342 with 26 hits and four doubles.
Among the top batters in the Presidents' Athletic Conference with a .375 average is Lauren Boris who had 21 hits in 56 trips to the plate with two doubles and seven RBIs.
The senior outfielder, a Poland High graduate, was hitting .450 in leading the Titans to a 6-0 record through April 11.