EC Sports Roundup

Men’s Tennis The Elmhurst College men’s tennis team triumphed over Illinois Wesleyan on April 15, with a final score of 9-0. This win upped the tennis team’s score in the CCIW tournament, bringing them to 1-1 in the standings, their first victory of the season for the tournament. Seniors Alex Abbuhl and Ricardo Franco won out over the Illinois Wesleyan opponents with a 8-0, starting off the EC winning streak. After, the players were rolling in wins, with Seniors Chris Harrison and Quinn Jennings gaining another point for the team in a 8-3 victory. They finished with another win in their CCIW match on April 17, giving them a score of 2-1 on the books for the tournament. The EC men’s tennis team is scheduled to play Aurora University on Wednesday, April 20 at 3:30 in Elmhurst. While this is not a CCIW game, it does count towards their overall record.

Men’s Baseball

The men’s baseball team finished with a split on April 9 against the Millikin University Big Blue, bringing their CCIW score to 1-6. Their first game ended with a disappointing turnout for EC, a score of 2-1 in favor of Millikin. In the fourth inning, the Big Blue scored once on a wild pitch and another time when a throwing error was made. During the eighth inning, things were looking up for the Bluejays when Sophomore Austin MacMillian made a single out to left field then eventually making his way to second on the throw back. Junior Ben Havel managed to get a run off of a pitch, giving a point to the Bluejays. However, they were unable to find another opportunity for runs and the game ended there. The second game gave the Bluejays the opportunity to gain some runs, something that wasn’t seen in the previous game. The final score of the second game was 11-8, with the Elmhurst Bluejays coming out on top. Things started right away as Junior A.J. Compton made a homer, running in both Havel and McReynolds. Conroy followed that play with a double, causing Freshmen Matt Wilson and Trey Compton to score. It heated up even more in the third inning when Junior Infielder Brandon Kressner hit a homerun, acquiring four more points for the Bluejays. Millikin picked it up after, gaining eight points in the rest of the game, but the damage was done to them and EC won out. The baseball team is set to play against Eureka College on April 20 at 3:30 p.m. in Eureka, IL.