WSCC ATHLETICS: Bryan wins low medalist as women’s golf captures Jeff State Invite title; Tennis and baseball updates


Wallace State's Women's Golf Team finished in first place at the Jefferson State Invitational and sophomore Michaela Bryan captured her fourth career individual low medalist honor at Wallace State with a 15-over par 159. (photo courtesy of Russell Moore)

HANCEVILLE, ALA. — Wallace State’s women’s golf team prevailed this week in the Jefferson State Invitational at Oxmoor Valley, and sophomore Michaela Bryan earned low medalist honors, winning the tournament by nine strokes.

As a group, Wallace State won the tournament by 45 strokes after being tied with Marion Military Institute after the first round.

Bryan captured her fourth career individual low medalist honor at Wallace State with a 15-over par 159. Among her four individual titles, Bryan was the 2018 ACCC Tournament low medalist.

Wallace State’s Maci Yeager, who recently signed with Faulkner University, finished tied for fourth overall, earning her a spot on the All-Tournament team. Yeager carded a 175.

Paige Lemm placed tied for sixth for the Lady Lions and Claire Newby was eighth overall. Abby Grimes rounded out the field for Wallace State.

The Lady Lions, the two-time defending ACCC champions, play at Goosepond Colony in Scottsboro this weekend.

Wallace State tennis

Wallace State’s men’s tennis team hosts Gadsden State today after notching a 6-3 match win over Shorter University this week.

Wallace State’s Sebastian Arce (6-2, 6-1), Andrew Bizilia (6-3, 3-6, 6-2) and Will Brackin earned singles victories against Shorter. The Lions swept doubles action behind the duos of Arce and Brackin, Nick Hester and Ethan Aycock, and Bizilia and Ben Hicks.

In women’s action against Shorter, Haley Putman earned a singles victory. Kailee Upchurch and Crissy Cruz won in doubles for the Lady Lions.

Additionally this week, Wallace State’s women’s team remained undefeated in Alabama Community College Conference action with an 8-1 victory over Snead State. The Lady Lions are ranked No. 24 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association NJCAA rankings.

After today’s men’s match, both teams are at home Sunday vs. East Central Mississippi beginning at 1 p.m.

Wallace State baseball

Wallace State’s baseball team has won five of its first six ACCC games after splitting a doubleheader with Lawson State on Wednesday. The teams wrap up the series in Birmingham on Saturday, beginning at noon.

Wallace State’s Jerry Dale Bowman, a freshman from Smiths Station, tossed his second straight complete game in the Lions’ 9-3 victory in Wednesday’s second game. Bowman (4-0) scattered three runs on six hits in seven innings, striking out five and walking five batters.

Freshman Brennan McCollough finished 3-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and a run scored for the Lions; Easton Kirk had two doubles and two RBIs; Noah Fondren was 2-for-2 with three RBIs; Ty Hill had a double among his two hits and an RBI; Kevin Dowdell had a pair of hits, including a double, and an RBI and Brady Sherrill contributed two hits, including a double.

Collin Rogers singled, scored two runs and had a stolen base, while Jack Haney singled and scored.

The Lions (9-6, 5-1 ACCC) dropped Wednesday’s opener, 4-1.

Kirk accounted for Wallace State’s lone run with a solo homer – his fourth of the season.

Fondren, Hill, Sherrill and Trevor Houston each added singles.

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