Stingley was undefeated this weekend, winning two doubles and two singles matches as the Blugolds opened their home portion of the 2013 season. Against the University of Dubuque, which the Blugolds beat 9-0, Stingley won 6-0, 6-1 at No. 5 singles while he and partner Brayden Parman won 8-0 at No. 3 doubles. Ending the weekend against Northwestern College (Minn.) he won 6-2, 6-4 at No. 5 singles and won 8-2 at No. 3 doubles with Parman. The Blugolds defeated the Eagles 8-1.
Starting three games last week, Fern, who earned Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division III Player of the Week honors last week, led the Blugolds in hitting with an average of .444. Fern accumulated four hits and four RBI in nine at-bats. In the top of the sixth inning against Gustavus Adolphus College (Minn.) on Friday, Fern hit her second home run of the season to bring in two runs, which helped the Blugolds defeat the Gusties 7-4. She finished with three RBI and two hits in that game. Fern had a hit in the Blugolds’ two other games this weekend, giving her at least one hit in each of the Blugolds’ last seven games. Starting two games at first base this week, Fern tied for a team-high 10 putouts while also recording one assist with no errors.