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ONU soccer benefit April 14 - free admission

The Ohio Northern women's soccer team will be hosting a benefit game on Sunday, April 14 at 2 pm at the ONU Soccer Field.

Admission to the game is free.

All proceeds earned during the game from t-shirt sales, baked goods, donations and a raffle will go directly towards the hospital bills of Ohio Northern biology professor Jamie Sanford's 4-year-old son, who was recently diagnosed with a rare form of cancer known as Synovil Sarcoma.

The team has already presold over 200 "Team Brady" shirts.

Pre-ordered shirts can be picked up at the game and a limited supply will be available for purchase for $10.

Baseball rallies for 6-5 victory over area-rival Bluffton

By Tim Glon

Ohio Northern rallied for three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to edge area-rival Bluffton 6-5 in a non-conference baseball game Monday afternoon at Wander Field.

The Polar Bears improve to 11-12 overall, while the Beavers fall to 13-12.

Senior Cory Martin drilled a 2-out, 2-run double in the bottom of the eighth inning to score senior Kevin Obarski and freshman Jack LaMarca with the tying and go-ahead runs.

Northern trailed 5-3 entering the frame and senior Dan Belliveau started a 2-out rally with a single through the right side of the infield.

Evan McKee named OAC men's track and field runner of the week

By Zaji Lieberman

Junior Evan McKee has been named Ohio Athletic Conference Men's Outdoor Track and Field Runner of the Week.

At the Marv Frye Invitational on Saturday, McKee won the 800-meter run with a time of 1:57.39 to lead Ohio Northern men's outdoor track & field team to a ninth place finish.

McKee is the second Polar Bear to receive the award during the outdoor season. Junior Mark Berton received the award in the week ending March 25.

Ohio Northern will return to action on Saturday when it heads back to Ohio Wesleyan for the All-Ohio Championships.

Softball sweeps Otterbein 7-5, 6-5 in OAC road twin-bill

By Tim Glon

The Ohio Northern softball team swept Otterbein in an Ohio Athletic Conference double header Saturday afternoon at Rike Field.

The Polar Bears improve to 3-9 overall and are 2-4 in OAC action, while the Cardinals fall to 10-8, 0-4.

Northern won the opener 7-5 and took the nightcap 6-5 in nine innings.

Freshman Anne Dreher went 4-for-8 with a double and two home runs in the two games to lead the ONU offense.

Dreher's 2-run home run keyed a 5-run fourth inning in Game 1, giving the Polar Bears a 5-1 lead.

Women's tennis defeats Albion (Mich.) 8-1 and Hope (Mich.) 6-3 at Michigan-Ohio Challenge

By Tim Glon

The Ohio Northern women's tennis team topped Albion (Mich.) 8-1 and regionally ranked Hope (Mich.) 6-3 at the Michigan-Ohio Challenge Saturday morning at the DeWitt Tennis Center at Hope College.

The Ohio-Michigan Tennis Challenge pits three Michigan teams (Albion, Hope, and Kalamazoo) against three Ohio teams (Kenyon, Oberlin, and Ohio Northern).

The Ohio teams finished 7-0 in the challenge.

The Polar Bears improve to 15-4 overall, while the Britons fall to 5-6.

Against Albion, freshman Rachael Miller teamed with junior Michelle Tuma to win 8-3 in a proset at No. 1 doubles.

McKee wins 800-meter run to lead men's outdoor track & field at Marv Frye Invitational

By Andrew Korba

Junior Evan McKee won the 800-meter run to lead the Ohio Northern men's outdoor track & field team at the Marv Frye Invitational at Ohio Wesleyan on Saturday.

The Polar Bears finished with 42 points, which tied them for ninth place with Denison.

Ohio Wesleyan won the meet with 116 points, Case Western Reserve was second with 73 points and Baldwin Wallace was third with 68.

McKee finished in 1:57.39, which was just .40 second faster than the second place finisher.

Junior Francisque Pierre-Jerome finished the 100-meter dash in 10.90 seconds, which placed him second.