On Campus: Rettberg strong on links

Ryan Rettberg (Skyline ’10) is having a very strong season for Radford University’s golf team.

The redshirt senior has been one of the team’s top golfers all season, especially this spring.

Rettberg led the Highlanders on Feb. 23 and 24 in the Wexford Intercollegiate in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Rettberg shot a two-day total of 146 and finished tied for ninth. The Highlanders finished tied for seventh as a team.

On March 2 and 3, Rettberg shot a two-day total of 149, which was 5-over par and was tied for 17th overall. The Highlanders finished tied for fourth as a team.

He had his best showing of the season on March 9 and 10 in the Bash at the Beach held in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Rettberg shot a three-round total of 208, which was 5-under par and finished tied for fifth overall. The Highlanders placed third as a team in the tournament.

Rettberg finished tied for 21st on March 22-24 in the Middleburg Bank Intercollegiate in Williamsburg. He shot a three-day total of 217, and the Highlanders won the tournament. Radford finished with a team score of 859, and won a three-hole playoff over Loyola (Maryland) to win the title.

The Highlanders are back in action next weekend in the Liberty Invitational held at Poplar Grove Golf Club in Amherst.

CHARGING UP: Nicole King (Warren County ’12) is starting to hit her stride this season with New Haven University’s softball team.

The junior pitcher threw a complete-game shutout in the first game of a doubleheader with cross-town rival Southern Connecticut State on Wednesday.

The Chargers won the game, 1-0. King allowed only three hits in picking up her second win of the season. King struck out 11 in the victory.

King has thrown 30 2/3 innings this season with a team-high 44 strikeouts. She has started seven games and has a 2-3 record with a 6.46 ERA. She has thrown three complete games. She has allowed only three extra-base hits all season.

King’s other victory came on March 13 against Georgian Court in a 10-2 win. King pitched five innings, allowed three hits and struck out 10.

The Chargers are 5-8-1 on the season, including 5-2 at home. They are 3-3 in the Northeast 10 Conference. The Chargers host American International in a doubleheader on Saturday.

STRONG START: Ryan Henschel (Stonewall Jackson ’11) is having a solid senior season for Eastern Mennonite’s baseball squad.

Henschel has started three on the mound and has a 2-1 record. Henschel has thrown 16 innings and has a 3.38 ERA with four strikeouts.

On Wednesday, Henschel went 8 1/3 innings, allowing just five hits in a 3-0 victory over Washington and Lee.

He also picked up a win on March 4 in a 12-3 victory over Milwaukee School of Engineering. He went five innings, allowing eight hits and striking out two.

Ryan Tierney (Warren County ’12) has also thrown 6 2/3 innings of work this season for the Royals. Tierney has pitched in five games and has struck out four.

Tierney pitched two innings against Randolph Macon on March 21 and allowed no hits and struck out two. He also pitched 2 2/3 scoreless innings against Bridgewater College on March 24. He struck out two and allowed five hits.

The Royals are 11-10, including 5-6 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. They play at Lynchburg College on Saturday in a doubleheader.

Contact staff writer Tommy Keeler at 540-465-5137 ext. 168, or tkeeler@nvdaily.com