Sunday, April 27, 2014

Terrier Notebook: Baseball, SoCon Track and Field Championships, Ayers in Rifle Exhibition

Here's a look at some recent news of interest concerning Wofford athletics:

Baseball Update

The Terriers have won three out of their last four games, improving their record to 23-20. Although they are a disappointing 5-12 in SoCon play, they won the first two games of the current three-game series against Georgia Southern by scores of 8-3 and 6-4.  The final game of the series will be played today, at 1 PM (ET) at Russel C. King Field in Spartanburg.  The schedule picks up on April 30 for a home game with the Charleston Southern Buccaneers.  After that, the Terriers travel to Charleston for three games with The Citadel, and a single game against the South Carolina Gamecocks in Columbia.

Wofford in the SoCon Track and Field Championships

This year, Wofford is hosting the SoCon Track and Field Championships (although it's not on campus, but at Spartanburg High School).  Notable performances by Terrier athletes on the first day of competition include those by seniors Alyssa Burkert (first place, 800 m run) and Sam Hughes (school record, 3000 m steeplechase).  Also, several runners set personal records in the 1500 m run (Ben Boyles, Jonathan Rice), and in the men's 3000 m steeplechase event, Ryan Doyle placed tenth.

Mike Ayers tries his hand at rifle 

Mark Olencki/Wofford Sports Marketing
In case you missed it, an interesting story from Wofford Rifle came last week. Sophomore Tommy McKelvey, who holds Wofford records in air rifle shooting, defeated head football coach Mike Ayers in an exhibition rifle match that took place in Ben Johnson Arena on April 23. With the top scoring possibility being 200, McKelvey posted a remarkable 192 compared to Ayers' 99.

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