ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: Nevada Union alumnus Logan Lowe wins 1st collegiate tourney
March 20, 2017
Logan Lowe, a 2015 Nevada Union graduate and member of the George Washington University golf team, earned his first collegiate championship after a strong finish at the Bash at the Beach Invitational.
Competing at the Surf Golf and Beach Club in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Lowe finished with a 2-under par 69 in the final round, notching 16 pars and two birdies to move from eighth place to co-champion along with Fairleigh Dickinson's U Minn Woon.
Lowe, a sophomore, only got better as the tourney progressed, shooting a 2-over 73 on day one, an even par 71 on day two and then closed with a 69.
"From the start I took aggressive lines at the pins," Lowe told http://www.gwsports.com. "Playing bogey free for me in the winds we had was a big confidence builder, knowing I can pick apart a golf course and make birdies when I need to. It feels great to get my first college win. It's something I've been working towards for a long time, and I'm looking forward to the rest of the spring."
George Washington finished in second place as a team at the event.
It was a busy week for Lowe who also placed 11th at the George Mason Mission Inn Spring Spectacular at El Campeon Golf Course in Florida
George Washington is a Division I school that competes in the Atlantic 10.
As a freshmen, Lowe was an All-Atlantic 10 selection. He was the only freshmen in the conference to earn that honor. He was also named the A-10 rookie of the week four times.
While at Nevada Union Lowe earned back-to-back Sierra Foothill League MVPs and was a four-time All-SFL First Team selection.
Dalton Maxwell (Nevada Union '15; Menlo College) and the No. 6 ranked Oaks swept a three-game series with No. 16 Vanguard University last week.
Maxwell, a sophomore infielder, went 4-for-11 with two doubles, two walks and two runs scored in the series
For the season, Maxwell has 10 doubles, four home runs and 29 RBIs. He leads the Golden State Athletic Conference in batting average at .404.
Menlo (22-5) is a NAIA school that competes in the GSAC.
Tyler Houlihan (Nevada Union '12; University of Texas, Permian Basin) and the Falcons dropped all four of their games with Eastern New Mexico last week.
Houlihan, a senior third baseman, played in three of the four games and went 2-for-9 from the plate with two RBIs and two runs scored.
For the season, Houlihan has a .391 batting average.
University of Texas, Permian Basin (6-10) is a Division II school that competes in the Lone Star Conference.
Weston Gaddis (Nevada Union '16; Yuba College) and the 49ers took one of three with Laney College and dropped their only game with College of the Redwoods last week.
Gaddis, a freshman shortstop, played in two of the games and went 1-for-4 from the plate with three walks and two runs scored.
Fellow 2016 Nevada Union graduate and member of the Yuba College baseball team Andrew Schnitzius, a freshmen catcher, played in three of the games and went 1-for-4 from the plate with a walk and a run scored.
Garrett O'Callaghan, a 2014 Nevada Union graduate and sophomore pitcher for Yuba College, took the mound twice last week. He took a loss against Laney after allowing six runs in 1.2 innings pitched. He threw and inning of scoreless relied later in the week.
Yuba College (6-14) plays in the California Community College Athletic Association's Bay Valley Conference.
Hayden Piner (Forest Lake Christian '16; William Jessup University) took a no decision in his only start for the Warriors last week.
Piner, a freshmen pitcher, went five innings, allowed one earned run and three hits while striking out four in a 5-4 loss to Hope International.
Piner is 1-4 and has a 3.86 ERA from the mound this season.
William Jessup (5-19) is a NAIA school that competes in the GSAC.
Kyle Soria (Forest Lake Christian '15; Westmont College) and the Warriors were swept by Arizona Christian University.
Soria, a sophomore catcher, played in one game and went 1-for-2 from the plate.
Shane Soria, a 2012 FLC graduate, played in two games for Westmont and went 0-for-2 from the plate.
Westmont (15-11) is a NAIA school that competes in the GSAC.
Nerissa Eason (Bear River '16; Oregon State) and the Beavers were swept by No. 4 ranked University of Arizona in a three-game series last week.
Eason, a freshmen pitcher, took the loss in two of the three games.
For the season, Eason has a 6-7 record with a 4.04 ERA.
Oregon State (15-11) is a Division I school that competes in the Pac-12.
Mikayla Laymance (Bear River '15; William Jessup University) and the Warriors split a doubleheader with Menlo College last week.
Laymance, a sophomore, played in the Warriors 5-4 victory, but did not bat.
William Jessup (10-13) is a NAIA school that competes in the Golden State Athletic Conference.
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