May 5, 2014

Palmer and Speckman Named Athletes of the Week

May 5, 2014

Senior thrower Evan Palmer continued his domination in the hammer throw on Saturday afternoon at the Cornell Invitational. Palmer won the event with a throw that set the facility and school record of 211'8.00". With the victory, Palmer has won the hammer throw in four of the Bulls six meets and has recorded top-three finishes in all six. He currently ranks second in the Mid-American Conference in the hammer throw. He also took home a second place finish in the discus throw with a throw of 181'1.00" (55.19m) and third in the shot put with a throw of 54'8.25" (16.67m).
Tori Speckman went picked up victories in both games of the two-game sweep at Kent State.  She pitched her second no hitter of the season on Saturday as the Bulls defeated the Golden Flashes 9-0.  Speckman pitched to just two over the minimum as she struck out four and did not walk anybody.  Speckman allowed just one run in the first inning on Sunday, but struck out five, while scattering five hits.  Speckman has now won five consecutive decisions dating back to last weekend.  In the two games, Speckman had a WHIP of just 0.83, while finishing with an ERA of 0.58.  The two victories led the Bulls to their first ever MAC East Title.  During the weekend, Speckman also went over 200 strikeouts for the season and 500 for her career.