Weekly Recap

Baseball

Swarthmore baseball competed in the Snowbird Spring Break Classic in Port Charlotte, FL, from March 5-9. The Garnet posted a 3-5 win-loss record at the classic. 

Swarthmore: 2, Heidelberg: 14

On opening day, the Garnet faced both Heidelberg and Misericordia, picking up a loss and a win respectively during the team’s first day in Florida. The Garnet fell to Heidelberg 2-14.

Notable players: Michael Sepe ’22 went 2-3 with two doubles. George Briggs ’22 and Josh Bein ’23 each added an RBI.

Swarthmore: 9, Misericordia: 8

In a thrilling one-run game, the Garnet scored seven runs in the first two innings, but Misericordia led 8-7 after the fourth inning. The Garnet emerged victorious after a two-run eighth inning.

Notable players: Austin Burgess ’23 and Paul Cooke ’22 led the team with two hits each. Burgess hit a homerun with three RBIs, and Cooke hit two doubles and drove in one run. 

Swarthmore: 3, Lebanon Valley: 4

Lebanon Valley’s four-run first inning proved to be enough to top Swarthmore on March 6. Despite out-hitting Lebanon Valley, the Garnet’s three runs late in the game were not enough to even the score.

Notable players: Luke Mutz ’22 led the team with three hits. Michael Sepe ’22 added two hits and a walk to the Garnet’s offense.

Swarthmore: 1, Marietta: 13

Swarthmore faced Marietta in a doubleheader on March 7, falling short in both contests.

Notable players: Kirk Terada-Herzer ’23 and Matthew Silvestre ’25 had the only two hits for the Garnet, and Michael Sepe ’22 scored the team’s only run.

Swarthmore: 4, Marietta: 11

The Garnet dropped the second game against Marietta 4-11 despite scoring four runs late in the game.

Notable players: Max Roffwarg ’25 went 2-5 with a double, an RBI, and a stolen base. Nate Jbara ’23 added a triple. 

Swarthmore: 12, Ohio Wesleyan: 3

Swarthmore earned its second win of the Spring Break Classic 12-3 over Ohio Wesleyan on March 8 with a strong offensive performance. 

Notable players: Paul Cooke ’22 led the team in hits, going 4-4 and scoring three runs. Max Roffwarg ’25 hit two doubles and also scored three runs. Alex Schoessler ’23 earned the win on the mound, pitching six innings and surrendering only two hits and no runs to Ohio Wesleyan. 

Swarthmore: 16, Wittenberg: 15

The Garnet picked up another win in a high-scoring matchup on March 9. The team posted nineteen hits and an eleven-run third inning in the 16-15 win over Wittenberg. 

Notable players: Michael Sepe ’22 led the Garnet offense with four hits, three RBIs, and a home run. Austin Burgess ’23 and George Briggs ’22 added three hits each. 

Swarthmore: 3, Mitchell: 13

In the final game of the Snowbird Spring Break Classic, the Garnet fell to Mitchell 3-13. 

Notable players: Max Roffwarg ’25 hit a triple and added a stolen base. 

Swarthmore: 8, Widener: 13

Swarthmore baseball faced Widener in Chester, PA, on March 11, falling 8-13 in the contest. The team now posts a 5-9 record. The Garnet faces Immaculata in an away game on Friday, March 18.

Notable players: Paul Cooke ’22 and Matthew Silvestre ’25 led the offense with three hits apiece. Austin Burgess ’23 hit a home run. 

Men’s Basketball

Swarthmore: 83, Keene State: 84

In the first round of the NCAA tournament, Swarthmore men’s basketball fell in a heartbreaking loss to Keene State 83-84. Both teams scored 47 points each in the second half, but the Garnet was unable to overcome the one-point deficit from the first half. The Garnet ended the season with a 22-6 record. 

Notable players: Michael Caprise ’24 scored 27 points with thirteen rebounds, and George Visconti ’23 added eighteen points. 

Golf

Swarthmore: 313, Penn State Harrisburg: 324

The men’s golf team competed in the Swarthmore Spring Break Tournament at Pinehurst Resort on March 10. The Garnet earned the victory over Penn State Harrisburg 313-324. The Garnet next faces Eastern University on Thursday, March 17. 

Notable players: Michael Brown ’22 led the Garnet, scoring 74. Ankur Malik ’22 scored 76.

Men’s Lacrosse

Swarthmore: 11, Elizabethtown: 16

On March 5, Swarthmore men’s lacrosse faced Elizabethtown in Elizabethtown, PA. Despite a tied first quarter, the Garnet was unable to take the lead throughout the game after Elizabethtown scored eight goals in the second quarter.

Notable players: Quin Seivold ’22 led the team with four goals. Carter Strauch ’24 added two goals and three assists. 

Swarthmore: 10, Colorado College: 14

Swarthmore men’s lacrosse traveled to Colorado Springs, CO, on March 11-12. The Garnet fell to Colorado College 10-14 on March 11 despite taking the lead early in the first quarter. 

Notable players: Carter Strauch ’24 led the Garnet offense with four goals. Michael Hardiman ’25 contributed three goals.

Swarthmore: 14, Sweanee: 8

Though trailing Sewanee 1-5 after the first quarter, the Garnet boasted a seven-goal third quarter to take the lead over Sewanee in a 14-8 win on March 12 in a strong offensive performance. 

Notable players: Michael Hardiman ’25 and Von Mabbs ’24 led the team in scoring with four goals apiece.

Swarthmore: 14, Delaware Valley: 5

The Garnet faced Delaware Valley on March 16, earning the victory 14-5. 

Notable players: Ben Schaeffer ’22 and Michael Hardiman ’25 led the offense with three goals each. 

Women’s Lacrosse

Swarthmore: 22, Gordon: 4

Swarthmore women’s lacrosse traveled to Hilton Head, SC, to play two games on March 7 and 8. The Garnet earned a victory over Gordon in a dominant fashion, scoring eighteen goals in the first half and winning the game 22-4. 

Notable players: Isabela Bloomquist ’25 scored a team-high four goals. Helena Irvine ’22 added three goals and four assists. 

Swarthmore: 14, SCAD-Savannah: 8 

The Garnet extended its win streak to three games with their second win in Hilton Head over SCAD-Savannah. The team now posts a 3-1 record. The Garnet faces Arcadia in an away game matchup in Glenside, PA, on Sat. March 18.

Notable players: Kyra Hall ’22 netted six goals to lead the Garnet. Helen Stafford ’24 had nine saves in goal.

Softball

Swarthmore: 3, Dubuque: 11

Swarthmore softball traveled to Clermont, FL, to compete in the Spring Games from March 5-11. The Garnet lost the season opener to Dubuque 3-11 despite taking the early lead.

Notable players: Olivia McClammy ’25 and Alexandra Simon ’24 led the offense with two hits apiece. Simon hit a double. 

Swarthmore: 11, Eastern Nazarene: 2

The Garnet picked up its first win of the season with an 11-2 dominant offensive performance to defeat Eastern Nazarene for the second game of opening day. 

Notable players: Olivia McClammy ’25 led the team with three hits, including two home runs and a double with five RBIs. Meg Ozawa ’23 earned the win in the circle, pitching four innings and limiting Eastern Nazarene to only three hits. 

Swarthmore: 2, Penn State Berks: 3

On March 6, the Garnet lost a nine-inning thriller after Penn State Berks scored the winning run in extra innings despite strong offensive and pitching efforts.

Notable players: Kate Hart ’23 hit a double, and Sam Hastings ’23 added one hit and an RBI.

Swarthmore: 7, Berea: 0

The Garnet earned its second win of the season in a shutout fashion over Berea on March 8. The team scored seven runs over ten hits behind a dominant pitching performance by Emily Bertrand ’25.

Notable players: Emily Bertrand ’25 earned the win in the circle, pitching the complete game and surrendering no runs to Berea. Betrand also led the Garnet offense with two hits and two RBIs. Kate Hart ’23 also added two hits. 

Swarthmore: 7, Roanoke: 6

On March 8, the Garnet won in a walkoff fashion to defeat Roanoke in the bottom of the seventh inning. Swarthmore was off to an early lead until Roanoke erased the deficit, but the Garnet’s four-run seventh inning was just enough to earn the victory.

Notable players: Maya Estrera ’25 had three hits and a stolen base from the leadoff spot. Emily Bertrand ’25 added two hits and four RBIs.

Swarthmore: 14, Thomas: 13

The Garnet won another game in a walk-off fashion at the bottom of the seventh inning, defeating Thomas 14-13 on March 10. Swarthmore collected seventeen hits in the game, with five players collecting multiple hits.

Notable players: Gwen Glatz ’22, Laura Hirai ’22, Olivia McClammy ’25, and Flannery McFadden ’24 led the team with three hits apiece. Glatz had four RBIs, and McClammy hit the walk-off home run to win the game. 

Swarthmore: 7, Emmanuel: 2

With strong efforts in the circle and at the plate, the Garnet defeated Emmanuel 7-2 on March 11 thanks to a six-run sixth inning and a twelve-hit performance by the team.

Notable players: Meg Ozawa ’23 led the Garnet from the circle, allowing only two hits and no earned runs in a complete game performance while striking out eleven. Gwen Glatz ’22 led the offense from the leadoff spot with three hits. 

Swarthmore: 9, Simmons: 0

The Garnet played its final game in Florida on March 11 against Simmons, earning the decisive shutout victory 9-0 after a five-run seventh inning. 

Notable players: Gwen Glatz ’22 was a dual-threat for the Garnet, pitching the complete game shutout while also picking up three hits and an RBI on offense. Olivia McClammy ’25 added three hits and two RBIs. 

Swarthmore: 7, Gwynedd Mercy: 2

The Garnet returned to Swarthmore, PA, for the team’s home opener against Gwynedd Mercy on March 15. The Garnet scored early in the game and never surrendered the lead.

Notable players: Meg Ozawa ’23 earned the win in the circle, pitching four innings and striking out seven. Gwen Glatz ’22 and Olivia McClammy ’25 each had two hits and three RBIs. 

Men’s Swimming

NCAA Championships

Andrew Karpenko ’24 competed in the 200 Y Individual Medley on March 16 at the NCAA National Championships in Indianapolis, IN. Karpenko finished in eleventh place in the preliminary race for the event with a time of 1:49.12. Karpenko races in the 100 Y Breaststroke on Friday, March 18. 

Women’s Swimming

NCAA Championships 

Seven members of Swarthmore women’s swimming qualified for the NCAA Championships in Indianapolis, IN, from March 16-18. On March 16, Kaja Arusha ’24, Gaby Ma ’23, Ashley Wong ’24, and Sophie Rotival ’25 competed in the 200 Y Medley Relay. 

Men’s Tennis

Swarthmore: 1, Hope International University: 8

On March 7, Swarthmore men’s tennis lost to Hope International University 1-8 in Fullerton, CA.

Notable players: Noah Criss ’22 and Max Pogorelov ’25 won their matchup from the second doubles position. 

Swarthmore: 5, Chapman: 4

In a close matchup, the Garnet defeated Chapman 5-4 on March 7 in Orange, CA. 

Notable players: John Nichols-Daly ’22 and Grant Dill ’23 won their first doubles matchup. Swarthmore won all three doubles matches.

Swarthmore: 3, Caltech: 6

Swarthmore fell to No. 22 ranked Caltech in Pasadena, CA, on March 10. 

Notable players: Charlie Force ’24 won the first singles 6-3, 6-3. 

Swarthmore: 7, Sewanee: 2

The Garnet defeated No. 18 ranked Sewanee  7-3 on March 11 in Pasadena, CA. 

Notable players: Charlie Force ’24 earned a victory in first singles, 6-1, 6-4. John Nichols-Daly ’22 and Grant Dill ’23 won first doubles 8-4.

Swarthmore: 4, Pomona-Pitzer: 5

Swarthmore lost 4-5 to No. 19 ranked Pomona-Pitzer on March 12 in Claremont, CA. 

Notable players: Charlie Force ’24 claimed victories in the first singles and second doubles with Rushil Patel ’24.   

Women’s Tennis

Swarthmore: 1, Sewanee: 8

Swarthmore women’s tennis lost 1-8 to Sewanee on their first day of spring break play, March 6. 

Notable players: Erica Stutz ’24 won 6-4, 6-2 in the third singles. 

Swarthmore: 6, Berry College: 3

On March 8, the Garnet defeated the Vikings 6-3 on the opening day of the PTR Spring Fest.

Notable players: Crystal Xu ’23 and Nathalie Williams ’25 won 8-7, 7-1 in the second doubles position, and Daniela Padron-Castillo ’25 and Spencer Watts ’25 won 8-6 in the third doubles position. Williams also won the third singles 6-3, 6-3, and Jenny Lewis ’24 won the second singles 7-5, 4-6, 12-10.   

Men’s Track & Field

Tufts National Qualifying Meet

Two Swarthmore men’s track & field athletes competed at the Tufts National Qualifying Meet in Medford, MA, on March 5. 

Notable athletes: Aidan Cantine ’23 took third place in the mile run, setting a school record with a time of 4:11.94. Aiden Tomov ’24 took fourth behind Cantine with a time of 4:14.25.

Myrtle Beach Collegiate Challenge

Over Spring Break, the Garnet competed in the Myrtle Beach Collegiate Challenge in Myrtle Beach, SC, from March 11-12. 

Notable athletes: Ethan Rothenberg ’23 earned an eleventh place finish in the 1500 meter run with a time of 4:15.17.

Women’s Track & Field

Tufts National Qualifying Meet

Two Swarthmore women’s track and field athletes competed at the Tufts National Qualifying Meet in Medford, MA, on March 5 in Medford, MA. 

Notable athletes: Rose Teszler ’23 took third place in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:15.01. Nora Blodgett ’22 took sixth place in the mile run with a time of 5:06.32.

Myrtle Beach Collegiate Challenge

The Garnet competed at the Myrtle Beach Collegiate Challenge in Myrtle Beach, SC, on March 11-12.

Notable athletes: Krystle Boadi ’23 took sixth place in the 200 meter dash with a time of 27.14. Quinn Basewitz ’23 took seventh place in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 1:13.02.

NCAA Championships

Two Swarthmore women’s track & field athletes competed at the NCAA Championships on March 11-12 in Winston-Salem, NC. 

Notable athletes: Adria Retter ’23 earned a thirteenth place finish in the shot put with a throw of 13.11 meters. Rose Teszler ’23 competed in the 800 meter run, earning a time of 2:16.11.

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