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Wrestler wins nat’l championship

Grant M. Kadokura ’11 won the 125 lb. National Collegiate Wrestling Association championship on March 13, the first national title in wrestling in Institute history. He defeated Frankie Miller from the University of Georgia.

Five other MIT wrestlers also competed in the tournament: Joseph B. Silverman ’10 (197 lbs.), Bee Vang ’13 (133 lbs.), Ryan J. Madson ’13 (165 lbs.), Lucas C. Schiefelbein ’13 (174 lbs.), and Brian G. Anderson ’13 (197 lbs.).

— David Zhu

The MIT baseball team dropped both games of a doubleheader Saturday at Wheaton College. The Lyons posted a 9-0 shutout in game one and a 7-4 victory in the second contest.

In game one, only three Engineers had hits, and Torre Swanson ’12 suffered his second loss of the spring, surrendering eight runs (seven earned) on 10 hits in five innings.

In the second game, Christopher L. Vaughan ’12 gave up four earned runs on 10 hits in five innings for the loss.

The Engineers return home for their next game against Brandeis University on Tuesday, March 30 at 3:30 p.m.

— Paul Blascovich, DAPER Staff

The MIT softball team was swept in a doubleheader of games to Clark University, 6-0 and 13-2, Saturday afternoon. It was the NEWMAC opener for the Engineers, who drop to 4-8 overall.

In game one, Clark broke things open with a five-run third and kept MIT at bay, allowing just five base runners all game. Jenny Li ’11 hit a one-out triple to deep center in the third inning, but was stranded on base.

Jessica L. Iacobucci ’12 took the loss for the Engineers, allowing six runs on seven hits while striking out 10.

In the second game, the Clark bats came alive early, pushing across one run in the first and then tagging MIT starter Trinity Leonard for seven runs in the next two innings. A pair of Tech errors led to three Clark runs in the second, and a bases-loaded triple plus a throwing error gave Clark four more runs in the third. The Cougars would add five more runs in the fifth to win the shortened game, 13-2.

The Engineers will look to bounce back next Friday, April 2 when they host Wellesley for a NEWMAC doubleheader.

— Greg McKeever, DAPER Staff