Elliott named All-American
FAIRBORN — Wright State junior pitcher Andrew Elliott has been named a Third Team All-American by the American Baseball Coaches Association.
Elliott was the Horizon League Relief Pitcher of the Year as he led the league and is currently ranked 19th nationally with 13 saves. The 13 saves tied him for the second-most in school history, only trailing the 15 by Mark Squire in 1999. Ten of his 13 saves came during league play, six of those on the road, including two each at Illinois-Chicago and Oakland.
Despite pitching just 41.2 innings the entire season, Elliott tied for third in the league with 61 strikeouts, 34 of those coming in league play. He recorded a 0.65 earned run average, allowing just three earned runs and four runs overall on the year.
The Horizon League Pitcher of the Week on April 27, Elliott is only the second Wright State pitcher to ever receive the Relief Pitcher of the Year award, joining Michael Schum, who won it in 2009, 2011 and 2012. Elliott was also selected to the league’s All-Tournament team.
Wright State ended the season at 35-22 overall. After winning the Horizon League regular-season title with a 25-4 mark, the Raiders finished second at the league tournament in Mequon, Wisc.
Rio Grande chairs for sale
RIO GRANDE, Ohio - The University of Rio Grande is giving its alumni and the general public a chance to own a piece of the school’s athletic history.
The school is currently selling the padded, folding chairs used by the volleyball and the men’s and women’s basketball programs since 1993. Cost is $200 per chair and around 20 chairs are available.
Proceeds from the sale of the used chairs will go toward the purchase of new chairs.
The chairs that are available to the public were a part of nearly 600 Rio Grande victories and were used by more than 40 Scholar Athletes and six NAIA All-Americans during their time of service.
For more information, or to purchase one of the chairs, contact Rio Grande athletic director Jeff Lanham at 740-245-7485.
MMA ref clears Brown of wrongdoing
After Jamestown native Matt Brown lost Saturday night’s five-round bout with no. 1 contender Robbie Lawler in San Jose, Calif., there had been some speculation among fans that Brown faked an injury to the groin during the fight.
UFC referee John McCarthy later explained the situation from what he saw during the fight, and cleared Brown of any wrongdoing. On twitter.com, McCarthy said “For information, the kick thrown by Robbie was legal, his shin moved Matt Browns cup, you could hear it, that’s why Matt was given a moment.”
Brown posted on his Facebook page that he would never fake an injury and called the allegations “…bull(expletive). Period. End of story.”
Brown appeared to have injured his hand in the fight, but UFC officials have not spoken of any injuries.
Wright State hosting two camps
FAIRBORN — The Wright State Raiders will be holding numerous camps this summer for multiple sports. The summer camps include the following:
Women’s Soccer: The Wright State Girls Soccer Academy will host a one-day camp on Aug. 1. Emphasis will be placed on the technical aspects of the game such as dribbling, passing, receiving, striking a ball, finishing and more. For more information, call (937) 775-2771.
Men’s Soccer: The Wright State Boys Soccer Academy will host a one-day youth camp Aug. 1. In addition to the fundamentals, players will be placed in game situations that require decision making and a competitive spirit. For more information, call Jake Slemker at (937) 775-2801.