Fleming’s effort earns WVU honor

Junior second baseman Billy Fleming was named West Virginia University’s athlete of the week Monday after becoming just the second Mountaineer in baseball program history to hit for the cycle.

At Kansas on Sunday, Fleming, who clouted his first career home run, began the game 4 for 4. He batted .588, scored six runs, drove in two and carried a .611 on-base percentage in four games this past week.

▪ ▪ ▪

MU SWIMMING: Katie Kramer, a rising senior on Marshall’s swim team, became the youngest American female to complete swim across the Strait of Gibraltar from Spain to Morocco on Sunday.

The Naples, Fla., native finished the 8.9-mile trek in four hours, 28 minutes and became the 426th person to successfully complete the crossing since 1928. She swam to help raise money for the Greater Naples YMCA and took in about $4,000.

▪ ▪ ▪

MEC SOFTBALL: West Virginia Wesleyan swept Shippensburg (Pa.) 9-3 and 6-1 Sunday to advance to the Atlantic Super Regional Championship.

The Bobcats (44-13) will take on West Chester (Pa.) next week in the best-of-three series with the winner advancing to the NCAA Divsion II national tournament in Salem, Va.

n Wesleyan’s Jacqui Omichinski was selected the Atlantic Region player of the year while Concord freshman outfielder Lauren Lewis was chosen to the Daktronics All-Atlantic Region Team.

▪ ▪ ▪

A-B FOOTBALL: Kirk Campbell, the offensive coordinator at Alderson-Broaddus, has been promoted to assistant head coach and head coach in-waiting Monday.

Campbell is in his second year as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. The Battlers averaged 326 yards of offense and 29.6 points per game in their inaugural season last year. Campbell coached with A-B head coach and athletic director Dennis Creehan at West Virginia Wesleyan for two seasons, turning around the program from a 2-8 record in 2009 to a 9-2 mark in 2010.

No timeline has been set for Campbell to be named the head coach at A-B. Creehan also announced the promotion of J.J. Amyer to defensive coordinator and Aaron Rule to special teams coordinator.

▪ ▪ ▪

AREA GOLF: Davey Jude of Kermit, a Marshall golfer, took home top honors at Monday at the Wendy’s Amateur with 3-under par 69 at Sleepy Hollow Golf Club.

Brian Anania of Hurricane and Phillip Reale of South Charleston both shot 2-under 70. Caroline Ramsey of Bridgeport won the women’s division with a 79. (See Page 2B for results.)

The Wendy’s Amateur Tour spring season has concluded with the top 12 qualifiers from the men’s division and the top 4 from the women’s division moving on to Oakmont next week for the spring finale. Final results from the spring season will be posted on wvga.org by today and qualifiers will be notified.

▪ ▪ ▪

AREA SIGNINGS: Buffalo senior Isaiah Robinson will sign with West Virginia Wesleyan for track at 11:35 a.m. Friday at the high school.

n Winfield senior Ally Funk will sign to play softball at West Virginia State at 11:45 a.m. Thursday at the high school.

▪ ▪ ▪

GOLF EVENT: The Charleston regional West Virginia Chapter of the Executive Women’s Golf Association will host a member-guest spring golf outing Saturday at the Edgewood Country Club course in Sissonville.

The event begins at noon with lunch followed by a tee time at 2 p.m. The cost is $75 and includes lunch, golf, cart, refreshments and prizes. Registration may be downloaded at www.myewga.com/CharlestonRegionalWVChapter and mailed along with the fee to Ruth Cannon, EWGA Treasurer, P.O. Box 1988, Charleston, WV 25327.

More News