Thursday, March 24,1994 SPORTS PAGE Winning Streak for Baseball Team by TVisty Lee McKenney The St. Andrews baseball team has started conference play' undefeated and is currently post ing an overall 24-2 record. This record includes a 23 game win ning streak. This past weekend the team defeated conference oppponent Mt. Olive in three consecutive games. Friday, the score was 10- 0, Sat. 6-2, and Sun. 3-2. Monday, against Tufts Uni versity from Boston, Mass., the team not only won 10-2 but a new school record was set by Travis Seehase. Seehase had a 16 game hitting streak and is still continu ing. Mike Karg started the game on the mound. In the sixth inning, relief help came from Shane Dukes and later from Tonuny McKay. Karg is undefeated in his previous starts with a current record of 4-0. Marc Hammond went 2 for 3, Matt Sinclair went 2 for 3 with three RBI's, and Bryce Bilyeu was 4 for 5. Todd Kassel hit a home run. Pitcher Mike Karg said, "We are playing well up to this point because everybody knows their roles and are willing to do what it Simmons Winning for St. Andrew's Tennis Team by Tristy Lee McKenney Chris Simmons came to St. Andrews to play tennis. The 22- year-old native of East Grinstead, England has accomplished a little more than justplayingtennis. Last year Simmons finished with a record of 17-3 and was the Caro- linas Conference Player of the Year, a distinctive honor given to the best overall player in the con ference. Currently Simmons is ranked No. 50 in the nation. According to him and his coach, Chad Esposito, that ranking is a bit low. "I was disappointed, I thought my record from last year and the fall season should have put me higher. I'm hoping that when the new records come out it will list me higher," Simmons said. This spring he posts a record of 4-1. "Hitting the ball well, and getting more match practice to tighten up some key points," Simmons said will lead him to success this year. As far as the team is con- cemed, Simmons is excited. He feels that the team has a chance to compete in the nationals. "We strong all the way through. We should go far." . His goals for the season are to maintain or improve his rank ing, to qualify for the nationals in the first singles position, or the first doubles position with team mate Stephen Moody. "After playing for ten years in England, and being ranked in the top 10 for players 18 and un der, I wanted to come to America to play," Simmons said. "I like to play here because it is warm. 1 also play because I like winning," and Chris Simmons is doing just that with his cumulative record at St. Andrews of 21-4. Track Team Starting Up by Tristy Lee McKenney Rugby Team Needs Funds by Blake Wynens This spring marks the start of a complete men's and women's track team at St. Andrews. The 23-member team is coached by Bob Sokolinsky who is also the soccer coach, and Kevin Nunley, also the assistant basketball coach. Coach Sokolinsky said that since a good number of the ath letes are new to the team, it is very hard to tell how competitive they will be. Cara Canto, a first-year stu dent, holds the record for high school students in Guam for the furthest javelin throw. Also throw ing the shot-put, she is expected to be a major contributor in the field events, according to Sokolinsky. Sokolinsky also noted senior high jumper Rhonda Farmer as another important contributor. Farmer has afready proved to be an excellent athlete, he said, with her contributions to the volleyball and basketball teams. Jason Glass running the 1500 and steeple chase, Marcus Wilson in the high jump, and Doug Gurth running the 400 intermediate hurdles are a trio of newcomers that Sokolinsky feels are all solid. Rounding out the men's team is experienced veteran Rodney Lyn, running the 800. "The team has been practic ing five days a week working out on their own on the sixth day," said Sokolinsky, "My approach to track is to take it slow and not get injuries; hopefully everybody will remain fit and able to perform at their best." As spring season rugby un folds, the St. Andrews Rugby Team is trying to fmd enough money to play. Rugby at St. Andrews is considered a club sport and is therefore provided with a club budget of $750 per year. In order to play rugby in the US, each team must become a mem ber of both the United States of America Rugby SFootball Union (US ARFU) and their present state union. To become a member of the USARFU each team must purchase liability insurance of $275 a year and pay an armual due of $400 to the union. In addition, field equipment, medical supplies, travelling expenses, and general equipment are also needed. The past St. Andrews Rugby Qub President left dues for 1993 unpaid, therefore leaving backdues of $400. The total amount needed for rugby expenses is $1075. There are currently 25,000 registered rugby players in America and 1422 clubs. In 1993, there were 18,000registeredplay' ers and 1377 registered clubs. The sport is played in more than 80 countries worldwide, yet the spint of amateurism remains strong. Thirteen colleges in NC com plete with St. Andrews, including Duke, Wake Forest, UNC Char lotte, UNC Chapel Hill, Appala chian State, ECU, Western Caro lina, and Davidson College. ^ the past few years St. Andrews has defeated all but UNC Chape Hill and Appalachian State Rugby is a traditional sport at St Andrews.

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