Men’s swimming places 13th at NCAAs

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The men’s swimming and diving team finished in 13th place in the overall standings at the 2008 NCAA Division III men’s swimming and diving championships on the campus of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, March 22.

The squad placed in the top 20 at the NCAA championships for the sixth straight year and improved on its 18th-place finish in 2007. Sophomore Alex Beyer had the strongest meet, earning five All-American honors.

Baseball splits four home games

The baseball team split four home games in action at Kelly Field last week.

The Bears (6-6) fell to Webster University, 11-4, March 20, swept a doubleheader with Benedictine University March 21 and fell to No. 27 Illinois Wesleyan, 6-3, March 22.

The Bears had to overcome five-run deficits in both of their wins over Benedictine.

Junior third baseman Scott Kennedy had the best week, going 7-for-13 at the plate, hitting .538 with a home run, four RBIs and five runs scored.

Softball swept in home doubleheader

The No. 9 softball team dropped a pair of games against No. 16 Wartburg College at the WUSTL Softball Field March 21.

The Bears fell in the first game, 8-2, and lost the second contest, 6-2.

WUSTL (15-5) returns to action Thursday, March 27, when it hosts Incarnate Word in a doubleheader at 3 p.m.