ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: Logan Lowe rallies to win Atlantic 10 Championship
With the title within reach, Logan Lowe shined down the stretch and claimed victory at the 2019 Atlantic 10 Championship.
The 2015 Nevada Union graduate and senior on the George Washington University golf team came into the final round trailing by three shots, but closed the three-day tourney with a 4-under-par 68 to finish -6 overall and capture the title by one stroke over George Washington teammate Adrian Castagnola and VCU’s Ian Peng, who both finished at -5.
Peng and Lowe were both at -6 heading to the 18th hole. Peng’s bogey opened the door for Lowe, who nailed a two-foot par putt to claim the title.
Lowe shot an opening round 74 and followed it with back to back 68s at the Grand Cypress Golf Club in Orlando, Florida.
The victory is Lowe’s fifth overall with George Washington, which is a school record.
For Lowe, who was the Atlantic 10 Player of the Year in 2018, this is his first win at the Atlantic 10 Championship. His previous best finish at the Atlantic 10 Championships was a tie for eighth in 2017.
Lowe was named to the All-Atlantic 10 team for the fourth time and by virtue of the win gets an automatic bid to the NCAA Regionals, which will be held May 12-15.
As a team, George Washington finished third.
During Lowe’s time at Nevada Union he was a two-time Sierra Foothill League individual champion, a two-time SFL MVP, a four-time All-SFL selection and he won the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I championship in 2014.
Dalton Maxwell, a 2015 Nevada Union graduate, earned All-Golden State Athletic Conference honors after an impressive senior season with the Menlo College baseball team.
Maxwell, a senior second baseman, had career bests in batting average (.333), on base percentage (.409) and slugging percentage (.516). He had 17 multi-hit games and tallied 14 doubles along the way.
It’s the second time Maxwell earned All-GSAC honors during his time at Menlo, also getting the nod in 2017.
After his four-year run at Menlo, he’s third in the school’s history in games played (177), third in doubles (43), fourth in RBIs (104), fifth in hits (177), and ninth in runs scored (89)
Fellow Nevada Union graduate Ryan McCarthy (2013) also had an outstanding season for the Menlo Oaks.
The righty appeared in eight games, started three, finished with a 2-2 overall record and a team-best 1.37 ERA.
Menlo finished the season 15-26 overall and 11-21 in GSAC contests.
Garrett O’Callaghan, a 2014 Nevada Union graduate, was dominant in his only start for Holy Names University last week.
O’Callaghan, a senior left-handed hurler, tossed a complete-game shutout against Hawai’i Pacific University. O’Callaghan allowed just two hits and three walks while striking out 10 in the 7-0 victory.
For the season, O’Callaghan is 4-3 in 11 starts with 71 strikeouts and a 2.34 ERA.
Holy Names (16-27, 10-17) is a Division II school that competes in the Pacific West Conference.
Matt Lopez, a 2016 Bear River graduate, extended his hit streak to an impressive 19 games, but it didn’t translate into wins for Sierra College, which dropped all three of their games against Santa Rosa Junior College last week.
Lopez, a sophomore first baseman, hit safely in all three games, going 3-for-12 overall with a double, a triple and four RBIs.
For the season, Lopez is batting .396, has five home runs, 47 RBIs and 47 runs scored.
Sierra (29-10, 16-8) finished the regular season in third place in the California Community College Athletic Association’s Big 8 Conference. The Wolverines open the CCCAA playoffs Friday against College of San Mateo.
Andrew Schnitzius, a 2016 Nevada Union graduate, and the No. 15 ranked Lyon College Scots dropped two out of three against Columbia College last week.
Schnitzius, a junior catcher, played in one game, going 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI.
For the season, Schnitzius has played in 26 of the team’s 47 games, has 21 starts, is batting .315, has one home run, eight doubles and 28 RBIs.
Lyon (37-18, 19-11) is a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) school which competes in the American Midwest Conference.
Nerissa Eason, a 2016 Bear River graduate, and the Oregon State softball team swept their in-state rival Oregon last week.
Eason started the third game of the series, a 12-8 victory. The junior tossed 3.1 innings, allowed four hits, walked five and gave up five earned runs while striking out five. She did not figure into the decision.
For the season, Eason has appeared in nine games, has a 3-0 record and a 4.15 ERA.
Oregon State (24-18, 6-13) is a Division I school that competes in the Pac-12.
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