Weekend sports update: 5/11 – 5/16

Drew McDonald, Sports Editor

Baseball Clinches Playoff Berth

Men’s Baseball will be playing in the ASUN Baseball Championship Tournament. Courtesy of UNF Athletics.

After winning two out of three games in their weekend series against Lipscomb, the Ospreys have punched a ticket to play in the ASUN Baseball Championship Tournament. Some key players in this series were RHP Frank German, infielder Chris Berry, and Max Law.

In the first game on Friday against the Bison, Frank German pitched a gem by hurling seven innings of two run ball, punching out nine in route to the 4-2 victory. In game two, Chris Berry was swinging the magic stick as he collected two hits and drove in two of the Ospreys only runs, adding on to his twelfth multi-hit game of the season in the 6-5 loss. Freshman infielder, Max Law, delivered on a pinch hit two run single to propel the Ospreys to their second win of the series, 3-1. The ASUN Championship Tournament will be held at Harmon Stadium from May 23 to the 26th.

Ospreys Earn Four Medals in Championship Meet

On the final day of the ASUN Championship Track meet, the men earned four gold and four silver medals to finish their season. The top three in the 1500 meter event were all Ospreys. Tyler Stahl crossed the finish line first at 03:50.25, Nick Morken was seconds away with a 03:50.29 finish, and Fynn Timm rounded out the top 3 with a 03:52 time, his second medal of the ASUN Championship. Stahl later won the 5000 meter event, where he received his second gold medal of the meet. Sophomore Noah Perkins finished in the same event runner-up with a 14:57 time, earning him silver. Sophomore George Escobar gained a new PR (48.08) in the 400 meters to win a silver medal.

Men’s Golf Finishes NCAA Norman Regional Tournament Today

The No. 27-ranked North Florida men’s golf team finishes May 16 in the NCAA Norman Regional in Norman, Oklahoma. The Ospreys are looking to qualify for their sixth trip NCAA Championship. The team will compete against power five schools such as #3 Oklahoma, #10 Auburn, and #15 Arkansas. UNF’s lineup for the tournament includes Philip Knowles, Andrew Alligood, Travis Trace, Michael Mattiace, and Dillon Woods.

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