News and Notes April 5-11, 2017

Fordham News and Notes from April 5-11, 2017 (Courtesy of Fordham Athletics).

  • Softball and Baseball Win on Tuesday

Softball won in dramatic fashion at home against the Iona Gaels, 3-2. Senior starting pitcher Lauren Quense gave up a solo home run in the first inning. The Rams took the lead in the fourth inning after a fielding error allowed two runs to score. Freshman Taylor Stocks gave up a run in the top of the sixth, but senior Lindsay Mayer came to the rescue with a walk-off sacrifice fly. They are 30-9.

Baseball’s quick road trip to Siena was less dramatic, as the Rams won easily, 11-3. Fordham had 11 hits, including a homer and a triple from senior Ryan Mahoney. They used seven pitchers, who collectively gave up just one earned run and twirled 12 strikeouts. They improve to 15-13.

  • Wong and Mauritzon Win A-10 Weekly Awards

Tennis players Fabian Mauritzson and Estelle Wong were each honored with an A-10 weekly award. Wong was named women’s tennis Player of the Week, while Mauritzson was named men’s tennis Rookie of the Week.

  • Nieves Named Rookie of the Week

Freshman Tomas Nieves was awarded the A-10 Men’s Golf Rookie of the Week on Friday, April 7, which is his first weekly honor of the year. At the Coca-Cola Lehigh Collegiate Invitational from April 2-3, Nieves placed in a tie for 27th with a total of 153. He shot a 76 the first day and a 77 the second day, coming in at nine over par. Fordham men’s golf’s next competition is on Saturday, April 15. They will be traveling to New Haven, Connecticut to take part in the Yale Invitational at the Course of Yale.

  • Santelli Named A-10 Co-Performer of the Week

Track and field junior Louis Santelli was named the A-10 Co-Performer of the week, notching his first honor of the season. At the Mason Spring Invitational on April 8 in Virginia, Santelli finished second in the 800 meter run, coming in one spot above fellow Ram Michael Petersen. He recorded a season best time of 1:52:59. The track and field teams’ next competition is the Metropolitan Championship from April 14-15 in New Jersey.

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