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College roundup: Szun breaks CCIW lacrosse career scoring record

College roundup: Szun breaks CCIW lacrosse career scoring record


Carthage lacrosse standout Andy Szun added another record to his impressive resume Tuesday night.

Szun, who became Carthage’s all-time leading scorer on March 7, broke the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin career scoring record with eight points in a 25-5 win over Carroll at Art Keller Field. The senior star has 307 career points, two more than previous record holder Michael Julius of Illinois Wesleyan.

Szun’s milestone goal occurred at the 3:38 mark of the third quarter and gave Carthage a 19-3 lead. He finished with five goals and three assists, followed by teammates Colin Poitras (four goals, three assists) and Noah Lindner (three goals, two assists).

Carthage jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the first period and entered halftime with a 14-point advantage.

The Red Men improved to 12-3 overall and 3-1 in conference, while the Pioneers remained winless at 0-14 and 0-5.

Parkside baseball earned a midweek split with Lewis on Wednesday afternoon at Historic Simmons Field, where the Flyers took game one 4-1 followed by a Rangers 4-2 win that included a solid team pitching performance and a grand slam.


Lewis 4, Parkside 1

Parkside 4, Lewis 2

The Rangers split a non-conference doubleheader with the Flyers on Wednesday at Simmons Field.

Lewis (22-20) held Parkside (8-28) scoreless until the sixth inning of the opener. Ryan Hollander singled home Justin Bennett to cut the Flyers’ lead to 2-1, but Lewis responded with a pair of runs in the seventh and held on for the win.

Tremper graduate Hunter Weddel (2-for-3), Bennett (1-for-2) and Hollander paced Parkside’s offense.

Jake Macaluso took the loss, allowing an earned run and striking out four over 42/3 innings. Peyton Schneider pitched 11/3 innings of scoreless relief.

Kurt Mlachnik’s first home run of the season, a grand slam in the fourth inning, helped Parkside salvage the split. The dinger plated Mlachnik, Lane Ochs, Niko Diaz and Weddel to snap a scoreless tie.

Keaton Kastberg gave up a run and three hits while striking out four to pick up his first win of the season. Nicholas Rana pitched a scoreless seventh to earn his first career save.

The Rangers will open a four-game Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference road series Friday at Saginaw Valley State.

Carthage 10,

Wheaton 0

The host Red Men ended their eight-game losing streak in style Wednesday, as they scored in five of their six at bats to cruise to the CCIW victory.

Carthage banged out 15 hits, including home runs by Colton Klein and Ben Levicki in the second and sixth innings, respectively.

Leaders for the Red Men (15-18, 5-13) were Luke Beckmann (three hits, run, RBI), Klein (two hits, three runs, two RBI), Levicki (two hits, two runs, two RBI), Johnny Belskis (two hits, run, RBI), Myles Farley (two hits, two RBI), Clayton Taylor (two hits, run) and Vince Schwartz (hit, run, two RBI).

Tremper graduate Dante Guarascio earned the complete-game win for the Red Men. He allowed five hits, one walk and struck out five to improve to 4-1.

Carthage hosts Carroll in a 4 p.m. doubleheader Friday that was originally scheduled for Saturday, but moved up a day because of possible inclement weather in the forecast.


Carthage 3,

Concordia (Chicago) 1

Carthage 6,

Concordia (Chicago) 3

The host Reds swept the CCIW twinbill to give coach Amy Gillmore her 500th career victory.

Bradford graduate Ellie Bernero accounted for all three of Carthage’s runs in Game 1, as she doubled down the left-field line in the first inning to drive in Alex Millett, then hit a two-run home run to left in the third that also plated Donna Stevens.

Also collecting hits for the Reds (22-8, 8-4) were Millett and Stevens, both with one.

Starting pitcher Stefanie Guercio went the distance to improve to 14-3, as she allowed just two hits, one run, one walk and struck out 12. Concordia’s lone run charged to Guercio was unearned.

Carthage built a 6-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning of Game 2 and made that hold up to gain the sweep.

Rylee Johnson led the way with two hits and an RBI, followed by Courtney Polanski with a hit, a run scored and two RBI and Makenzie Miller with a hit and two RBI.

Bernero earned the complete-game win, as she allowed eight hits, one earned run, one walk and struck out two.

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