Kristen Roznoski playing starting role for Rockets
Former Cardinal Stritch Catholic and Owens Community College softball standout Kristen Roznoski is playing a starting role for the University of Toledo as they began play in the Mid-American Conference Tournament.
Toledo made its sixth all-time appearance in the Mid-American Conference postseason tournament at Akron's Firestone Stadium. The Rockets (16-34, 8-14 MAC) earned the eighth seed after winning a tiebreaker over Akron, and opened against the No. 5 seed Miami RedHawks (19-32, 12-10 MAC) on Wednesday.
Roznoski, a senior outfielder, has the eighth-best batting average on the team at .259 and has started in all 50 games. She has 21 hits in 166 at-bats with 21 runs, 43 hits, one double, one triple, six RBIs, 46 total bases, a .277 slugging percentage, .285 on-base percentage, 17 steals in 23 attempts, and a fielding percentage of .954, which is second among team leaders.
Early in the season, Roznoski extended her hit streak to a team-best eight games with a double in a 9-1 non-conference loss to Dayton and had two base knocks in the nightcap, a 10-5 win over the Flyers. The win snapped Toledo’s 13-game losing streak.
Roznoski paced the UT offense with two hits as Toledo lost its opening games in the Under Armor Classic, falling to Villanova 5-3 and UT Chattanooga 9-0 at the Eddie C. Moore Complex in Clearwater, Florida.
As a junior at Toledo, the left-handed batting, right-handed throwing Roznoski made 50 starts and saw action in 54 games during her first year as a Rocket. She hit for a .233 average with 35 base knocks in 150 at-bats, including recording two doubles and one triple. She scored 22 times and knocked in eight runs and had the fewest strikeouts (17) among hitters with at least 100 at-bats. She also led the team with 10 sacrifice bunts and swiped eight bases on 14 steal attempts.
In 2011 at Owens, Roznoski posted a .514 batting average as the nation's fifth-best hitter in National Junior College Athletic Association Division II and was named Owens’ Offensive Player of the Year. As leadoff batter for Owens, she recorded nation-best 81 hits, including nine doubles, four triples and 19 RBI. She ranked 16th in the nation with .539 on-base percentage and set new school records for single-season hits (81) and single-season runs (64). She was also ninth in the nation with 40 stolen bases (41 attempts).
In 2010 at Ursuline College, as a freshman, Roznoski started every game at shortstop, recorded a .321 batting average with three RBIs and 32 steals. At Stritch, Roznoski was a two-time Toledo Area Athletic Conference Player of the Year.
Cannon heading to The Citadel
Toledo Christian senior Carly Cannon, an Oregon resident, will play college volleyball next fall at the Citadel.
Cannon is a 5-9 libero/defensive specialist. At TC, she participated in basketball (two seasons), track & field (one season) and volleyball (four seasons). In three years of varsity volleyball, Cannon's team was Toledo Area Athletic Conference (TAAC) runner-ups (2010-11), district final runner-ups (2011) and TAAC champions (2012). This success earned the two-time volleyball captain recognition and a coach's award winner three times (2010-12), TAAC second team twice (2011-12) and garnered TAAC all-academic and district all-academic (2012).
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Wedge and Oregon resident
Carly Cannon (right).
As a senior at TC, Cannon was seventh in the program all-time in serving percentage (91), third in aces percentage (20), fifth in passing (95 percent), fifth in digs (75 percent), and ninth in setting (92 percent). She started her prep playing career at Cardinal Stritch Catholic before transferring to TC her junior year. She also plays for Glass City Volleyball, directed by Dana Hooper.
Eastwood boys’ basketball will be holding a youth camp for grades 1-8 on June 3-6. Cost of the camp is $35. Deadline for entry is May 10, however late submissions and walk-ups are welcome. Coaches are Eastwood varsity coach Matt Routson, varsity assistant Dave Michel, junior varsity coach Jeff Limes, and freshman coach Nick Eckel. Call Routson at 419-801-4120.
Sign-up dates for swimming lessons at the Pemberville Community Pool are April 20 and May 11 from 9 a.m.-noon at Pemberville Elementary. Session I is June 17-28, Session II from July 8-19, and Session III from July 22-Aug. 2. Class size, which will be filled on a first come, first served basis, will be limited to ten students. If class size is smaller than three students, the class will be cancelled and these students will be transferred to another class time of their choice. Visit the pool’s website at www.pemberville.org (click on link to park page) or contact Village of Pemberville Parks and Recreation Committee at 419-287-3832.