The Weekday Roundup: Week Two
On Sunday, Morton Farm saw its last Intercollegiate Horse Show Association action of the season when the equestrian team hosted the Zone 1, Region 2 Championship show. Five of the Big Green’s 10 competitors earned top-two finishes and moved on to zones.
Four Dartmouth riders, Meg Rauner ’17, Sarah Cohen ’18, Cristiana Salvatori ’17 and Erin McCarthy-Keeler ’19, vied for top honors in novice fences. Rauner ended the day as champion and will ride again at zones this Saturday.
Storey Dyer Kloman ’17 and McCarthy-Keeler represented Dartmouth in novice fences. Kloman was the reserve champion, booking herself a ticket to zones.
Claire Bick ’18, the only Dartmouth rider competing in intermediate flat, was reserve champion.
Sophie Lenihan ’20 entered the show as one of two riders from Zone 1, Region 2 to qualify for regionals in open fences, meaning she was guaranteed a spot in zones. With the pressure off, Lenihan took first place in the event.
To cap off the day, Charlotte Johnstone ’17 won her walk trot class.
Notably absent from Sunday’s show was Olivia Champ ’19. In fall competition, Champ rode to the top of Zone 1, Region 2, finishing the year as the high point rider. Though she qualified for regionals in open flat and open fences, her status as high point rider gave her an automatic berth to nationals, where she will compete in the Cacchione Cup. Any Big Green riders who finish top-two at zones will join Champ at nationals in Lexington, Kentucky from May 4 to 7.
Dartmouth baseball had a busy week, splitting a doubleheader that was postponed due to rain at the University of Pennsylvania on Monday, before losing to the College of the Holy Cross on Wednesday.
Against Penn at Meiklejohn Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, centerfielder Trevor Johnson ’20 turned in a stellar performance to lead the Big Green to a 9-5 victory in the first game. Johnson went 3-for-5 in the leadoff spot, highlighted by a two-run home run in the top of the fourth inning. Beau Sulser ’16, making his first start in a month, improved his perfect record to three wins and no losses. Sulser conceded four runs on seven hits, striking out five without walking a batter over five innings of work. Chris Burkholder ’17 was able to hold Penn to one run and preserve the lead for the remaining two innings. Leftfielder Matt Feinstein ’19 also went 3-for-4, scoring a run. Dartmouth’s win ended the Quakers’ seven-game home win streak coming in to Monday’s day game.
In the nightcap, Dartmouth lost a nailbiter in extra innings, falling to Penn 7-6 in the 11th inning. With the same starting lineup as earlier in the day, the Big Green relied on Feinstein and Kyle Holbrook ’18 for their run production, since both went 2-for-5 with three RBIs. The Big Green began the game with two runs in the first, with Feinstein and Holbrook each contributing RBI singles. After Penn responded with five runs, Dartmouth tacked on four runs in the fifth, including a two-run single from Feinstein and a two-run double from Holbrook. Jack Fossand ’18 started for the Big Green, giving up five runs on eight hits over three and a third innings. Marc Bachman ’18 put in two innings of relief work, striking out one and walking one while giving up a run on two hits. Patrick Peterson ’18 and Burkholder each pitched a scoreless inning and a third, handing the ball off to Jackson Bubala ’17. Bubala turned in two innings of good pitching until Penn’s Sean Phelan lined a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the 11th inning.
On Wednesday, Dartmouth fell to Holy Cross 5-2 at the New England Baseball Complex in Northborough, Massachusetts. Four different Holy Cross pitchers combined to keep Dartmouth scoreless through eight innings, until Holbrook hit a two-out, two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth to prevent a shutout. The Crusaders burst out the gates against Sam Fichthorn ’18, scoring four runs on six hits in the first inning. Austen Michel ’20 went to the mound in the second inning, pitching three and two-thirds innings while giving up one run on three hits and striking out five. The remaining trio of Bachman, Clay Chatham ’18 and Tyler Fagler ’20 held Holy Cross scoreless for the remainder of the game, but the Big Green offense could not put together enough runs to overcome the deficit.
Johnson’s stellar week earned him Ivy League Rookie of the Week and Ivy League Co-Player of the Week honors. This is the second time Johnson garnered Rookie of the Week honors.