Reinhardt Roundup: Women’s golf team third in AAC tournament
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With a team score of 671, the Reinhardt women’s golf team finished tied for third at the Appalachian Athletic Conference championship Tuesday.

Reinhardt finished ahead of AAC regular-season champion SCAD-Atlanta. The Lady Eagles tied with Tennessee Wesleyan and finished behind champion St. Andrews and runner-up Milligan.

Junior Caitlin Stevens led Reinhardt with a 164, tying for 10th overall. A stroke back was Kayla Smith (165). Also scoring were former Sequoyah High School standout Makenzie Bruce and Jocelyn Blair, who each tied at 18th individually at 171.

Men’s lacrosse moves up on poll: After winning the SouthEast Lacrosse Conference D-II South West Division, Reinhardt’s men’s lacrosse team moved up to No. 16 in the MCLA D-II Top 25 Poll.

The ranking is the highest in program history, coming after the Eagles beat Kennesaw State 17-5 for the division championship.

The Eagles will now be the No. 1 seed for the SELC D-II tournament, which will be played at South Forsyth High School in Cumming.

Reinhardt will face Charlotte in its opener on Friday. The winner of that game will advance to the semifinals, which will be played at Northview High School the following day. The finals will also be played on Northview on Sunday.

The winner of the SELC D-II Tournament will advance to the MCLA national championships in May in Calif.

Reinhardt continues in AAC softball tourney: Katie Rietkovich ended Reinhardt’s longest game of the season when she connected for a two-run walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth.

No. 11 Reinhardt beat Bryan 2-0 in a winner’s bracket game of the Appalachian Athletic Conference tournament in Kingsport, Tenn.

Former Creekview standout Madison Luck pitched the complete game for Reinhardt, throwing 158 pitches in the process. The freshman scattered seven hits and seven walks while striking out six.

Bryan’s Katie Sims lasted 8 1/3 innings, allowing two runs on nine hits and two walks.

Reinhardt stranded a pair of runners in the first, three in the second and left a runner on third at the end of the fifth.

In the bottom of the ninth, Shelby Sinclair reached on an infield single for the Lady Eagles. The next batter, Rietkovich, hit a homer far over the fence in left field.

The Lady Eagles advanced in the winners’ bracket and will play today at 3 p.m.

Davis named AAC Baseball Player of the Week: After batting better than .450 over a three-game series with Virginia Intermont, Reinhardt’s Dusty Davis was named the Appalachian Conference Player of the Week.

In one game, Davis was 4-for-9 with a triple, two runs score and two RBIs. He followed that performance by going 3-for-4 with a home run, four RBIs and four runs scored the following day.

It’s the first time that an Eagle has been named the AAC Player of the Week, but the team has had the Pitcher of the Week three times this season.

Reinhardt will close the regular season this weekend with a series at Truett-McConnell.
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