Banner week for Terror in baseball and lacrosse

WESTERN MD. NOTEBOOK

March 31, 1995|By Glenn P. Graham | Glenn P. Graham,Sun Staff Writer

The question is "Who is hotter?"

Jerry Resh is one of the candidates. In earning Centennial Conference Player of the Week honors, the senior shortstop hit .688 in four games in Cocoa, Fla., as the Green Terror took three of four. He had 11 RBIs during the stint.

Dean Coccia enjoyed a banner week on the lacrosse field and earned CC Player of the Week honors after scoring eight goals and dishing out seven assists in two wins for the Green Terror (3-2). Included was a six-goal, six-assist effort in a 19-14 win over previously unbeaten Marymount (Va.) University.

Freshman Julie Backof (Westminster) got off to a good start this week by going 6-for-8 as the Green Terror came away with a sweep of Franklin & Marshall in softball action on Tuesday. She concluded the day with a two-run homer in the fourth inning of the second game -- a 20-2 romp.

Baseball

In Wednesday's game against St. Mary's, Resh had two hits to tie Gary Carter on the all-time school list for hits with 105. Carter, a 1994 grad, set the mark last season. Resh had two hits in Western Maryland's 8-7 win over Messiah on Tuesday.

Brian Van Deusen walked with the bases loaded in the ninth inning to force in the game-winning run.

The Green Terror (6-3) will open its conference slate tomorrow with a doubleheader at Swarthmore.

Women's lacrosse

Amy Eggers (North Carroll) was one of three Green Terror to score three goals Tuesday in the 15-7 season-opening win against Bryn Mawr.

Chrissy Pardew and Jodi Wagner were the others, and Courtney Boden added two more in the second half to help the Green Terror pull away.

The Green Terror will be at home tomorrow against Haverford.

Golf

The Green Terror finished 15th out of 18 teams in a tough field at the Loyola College Invitational.

Greg Hebding tied for 40th with a 162 in the 36-hole, par-72 course. Aside from Western Maryland, the entire field was NCAA Division I schools. Ninety individuals competed at the Hunt Valley Golf Club.

Softball

Backof, a center fielder throughout her stellar career at Westminster High, started at second base for the Green Terror against Franklin & Marshall.

It certainly hasn't affected her offensive production. She leads the Green Terror in hitting with a .650 average.

Pitcher Jen Stewart got the win in the first game against F & M -- a 7-2 decision -- to improve to 3-0. The Green Terror (5-1, 2-0 in the CC) will play two at Swarthmore tomorrow.

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