News and Tribune

April 15, 2013

COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: April 16, 2013

By KEVIN HARRIS
kevin.harris@newsandtribune.com

> SOUTHERN INDIANA — ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

• Patrick Elliott (Ball State men’s tennis, So.) — weekly stats: 2-0 singles record, 1-0 doubles record; top performance: No. 4 singles victory (4-6, 6-4, 6-4) in the Cardinals’ 4-3 home victory over Western Michigan on Saturday; notes: Elliott was named the Mid-American Conference Player of the Week last Wednesday; it was the first time in his collegiate career he has won the honor; team records: 15-7 overall, 4-0 MAC.



CHARLESTOWN

• Justin Baxtron (Indiana State men’s track, Sr.) — top performance: second in the 400-meter relay at the Sea Ray Relays last Thursday through Saturday in Knoxville, Tenn., 40.81, season-best; notes: 22nd in the 100 prelims, 10.75; 29th in the 200 prelims, 21.9; Baxtron and his teammates’ time in the 400 relay ranks ninth in ISU history.



CLARKSVILLE

• Kelsey Becker (Wilmington (Ohio) softball, Sr.) — weekly stats: 4-for-9, two runs scored, one RBI, one double; top performance: 2-for-3 with a double, a run scored and an RBI in the Quakers’ 6-4 home win over Baldwin-Wallace on Saturday in Game 2 of a doubleheader; notes: Wilmington has set a school record for most victories in a season; team records: 18-8 overall, 4-6 Ohio Athletic Conference.

• Drew Kissel (St. Catharine (Ky.) baseball, Fr.) — notes: one run scored in the Patriots’ 12-3 home loss last Tuesday against Mid-Continent in Game 2 of a doubleheader; also, no-decision relief outing, one inning pitched, no runs allowed, one hit, no strikeouts, no walks; team records: 33-16 overall, 9-9 Mid-South Conference; Kissel’s record: 0-0.

• Deahna Welcher (Lipscomb women’s tennis, So.) — weekly stats: 0-2 singles record, 1-0 doubles record; notes: No. 1 doubles victory (8-4) and No. 1 singles loss (6-3, 6-4) in the Bisons’ 6-1 home loss to North Florida on Saturday; team records: 7-14 overall, 2-6 Atlantic Sun Conference.

• Tiffany Welcher (Memphis women’s tennis, Sr.) — top performance: No. 2 doubles win (8-3) in the Tigers’ 4-2 loss on Sunday at Tulsa; notes: Welcher was named Conference USA Newcomer of the Year last season, along with being a second-team singles selection and a third-team doubles pick on the All-Conference USA team; team records: 16-5 overall, 3-1 Conference USA.



EASTERN

• Austin Duncan (Hanover men’s track, So.) — notes: eighth in the discus (120-8), 11th in the hammer throw (127-6) and 20th in the shot put (36-9 3-4) at the Indiana Division III Track and Field Championships on Saturday in Franklin.

• Tyler Farmer (Vincennes baseball, So.) — weekly stats: 0-0 record, 3 1/3 innings pitched, six runs allowed (all earned), nine hits, six strikeouts, five walks; notes: no-decision relief outing in the Trailblazers’ 16-8 home loss against Illinois Central on Sunday, one inning pitched, one run allowed (earned), one hit, one strikeout, no walks; team record: 20-20 overall; Farmer’s record: 1-0.



FLOYD CENTRAL

• Jordan Batliner (IU Southeast softball, So.) — weekly stats: 8-for-17, 10 RBIs, eight runs scored, two doubles, two home runs; 2-0 record, 14 innings pitched, one run allowed, eight hits, 15 strikeouts, four walks; top performance: 2-for-3 with three RBIs, one run scored and a home run in the Grenadiers’ 10-9 victory on Saturday at Point Park in Game 1 of a doubleheader; notes: Batliner and IU Southeast returned to the NAIA Softball Coaches’ Poll last Tuesday, ranking 25th; the Grenadiers were ranked 21st in this season’s preseason poll; team records: 27-5 overall, 17-1 Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference; Batliner’s record: 4-1.

• Brad Baumann (Hanover men’s golf, Jr.) — notes: 60th at the Rose-Hulman Invitational last weekend with a two-round score of 165, 21-over-par (82 in the first round, 83 in the final).

• Garrett Blackman (Southern Indiana men’s track, Sr.) — notes: 14th in the 5,000 at the Billikens Invitational last Friday and Saturday in St. Louis, 15:36.88.

• Ben Boesing (Southern Indiana men’s tennis, Sr.) — top performance: No. 4 singles victory (6-2, 6-3) and No. 2 doubles win (8-4) in the Screaming Eagles’ 8-1 triumph on Saturday at Indianapolis; notes: USI clinched the Great Lakes Valley Conference East Division title with the victory; team records: 13-4 overall, 5-0 GLVC.

• Will Cox (Southern Indiana men’s track, Sr.) — notes: sixth in the 5,000 at the Billikens Invitational last Friday and Saturday in St. Louis, 15:02.33.

• David Frank (Indianapolis men’s golf, Jr.) — notes: 20th after the first round of Midwest Regional No. 4 on Sunday in Noblesville with a 73, 1-over-par.

• Jay Holderman (IUPUI men’s golf, Fr.) — notes: 57th at the COG Mizzou Intercollegiate April 8-9 in Columbia, Mo., with a three-round score of 240, 24-over-par (78 in the first round, 82 in the second, 80 in the final).

• Meghan Jones (Bellarmine women’s track, Jr.) — notes: 11th in the 1,600 relay (3:49.68) and 19th in the 400 (58.27) at the Sea Ray Relays last Thursday through Saturday in Knoxville, Tenn.

• Samantha McClure (Tennessee-Martin softball, So.) — weekly stats: 1-for-7; notes: 1-for-2 in the Skyhawks’ 1-0 home win over Murray State on Saturday in Game 1 of a doubleheader; team records: 29-13 overall, 10-6 Ohio Valley Conference.

• Brittany Mills (Ohio State softball, Sr.) — weekly stats: 0-for-1, two runs scored; notes: one run scored in the Buckeyes’ 4-3 home victory over Penn State in eight innings on Sunday; team records: 26-14 overall, 6-6 Big Ten.

• Matt Powers (Hanover baseball, Fr.) — notes: no-decision relief outing in the Panthers’ 22-11 loss at Franklin last Tuesday, two-third of an inning pitched, no runs allowed, two hits, two strikeouts, two walks; team records: 14-13 overall, 7-7 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference; Powers’ record: 1-0.

• Jeff Thompson (Louisville baseball, Jr.) — notes: no-decision starting role in the Cardinals’ 7-5 home win over Elon on Saturday, 2 2/3 innings pitched, five runs allowed (all earned), four hits, three strikeouts and three walks; team records: 28-7 overall, 7-2 Big East; Thompson’s record: 6-0.



HENRYVILLE

• Ashley Dickerson (Indiana State softball, So.) — weekly stats: 3-for-7, two runs scored, one RBI, one double; 0-0 record, one inning pitched, five runs allowed (four earned), six hits, one walk no strikeouts; notes: 1-for-1 with two runs scored in the Sycamores’ 17-6 home loss in six innings to IUPUI last Tuesday in Game 2 of a doubleheader; team records: 14-27 overall, 3-12 Missouri Valley Conference; Dickerson’s record: 0-0.

• Katie Guernsey (St. Joseph’s women’s tennis, Jr.) — weekly stats: 2-0 singles record, 2-0 doubles record; top performance: No. 4 singles win (6-0, 6-0) and No. 2 doubles triumph (8-0) in the Pumas’ 9-0 home victory over Kentucky Wesleyan on Saturday; team records: 10-7 overall, 1-5 GLVC.



JEFFERSONVILLE

• Sam Burke (IU Southeast baseball, Sr.) — weekly stats: 3-for-9, two RBIs, one double; top performance: 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI in the Grenadiers’ 3-2 loss on Sunday at Point Park in Game 2 of a doubleheader; team records: 24-22 overall, 12-7 KIAC.

• Mitchell Mattingly (IU Southeast baseball, Sr.) — weekly stats: 9-for-18, seven runs scored, three RBIs, one double, one stolen base; notes: 3-for-3, four runs scored and a stolen base in the Grenadiers‘ 11-0 home victory in eight innings last Wednesday; team records: 24-22 overall, 12-7 KIAC.

• Natalie Nikitas (Bluffton softball, Jr.) — weekly stats: 2-for-9, three RBIs, one home run, one stolen base; notes: 1-for-4 with two RBIs, one run scored and a two-run homer in the Beavers’ 15-10 home win over Franklin on Saturday in the first game of a doubleheader; team records: 16-14 overall, 8-4 HCAC.



NEW ALBANY

• Maddy Bellew (Ottawa women’s tennis, Fr.) — weekly stats: 3-0 singles record, 1-2 doubles record; top performance: No. 1 singles win (6-1, 6-2) and No. 1 doubles victory (8-2) in the Braves’ 8-1 home triumph over McPherson on Saturday; team records: 6-5 overall, 2-2 Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference.

• Stephanie Cave (Indianapolis women’s track, Sr.) — top performance: second in the 5,000 at the Indiana Little State Championships on Saturday in Marion, 18:15.19; notes: the Greyhounds won the meet with 227 1/2 points.

• Ashley Cochran (Hanover softball, Jr.) — notes: no-decision relief outing in the Panthers’ 8-4 loss at Transylvania last Tuesday in the second game of a doubleheader, two innings pitched, two runs allowed (both earned), three hits, two walks, no strikeouts; team records: 11-13 overall, 6-4 HCAC; Cochran’s record: 1-3.

• Phil Forbis (Bellarmine baseball, Sr.) — notes: losing pitcher in a starting role in the Knights’ 13-3 loss at St. Joseph’s on Saturday in the second game of a doubleheader, 3 1-3 innings pitched, six runs allowed (five earned), nine hits, three strikeouts, no walks; team records: 18-13 overall, 13-7 GLVC; Forbis’ record: 2-3.

• Sean Godfrey (Ball State baseball, Jr.) — weekly stats: 6-for-18, three RBIs, two runs scored, two doubles, one home run; top performance: 3-for-5 with a run scored, an RBI and a solo home run in the Cardinals’ 7-5 home loss against Bowling Green last Tuesday; team records: 15-17 overall, 5-7 MAC.

• Jason Holcomb (Hanover men’s track, Jr.) — notes: seventh in the 3,000 steeplechase at the Indiana Division III Track and Field Championships on Saturday in Franklin, 10:43.77.

• Mathew Holcomb (Hanover men’s track, Jr.) — notes: 19th in the 800 at the Indiana Division III Track and Field Championships on Saturday in Franklin, 2:12.06.

• Carissa Martin (Bellarmine women’s track, Sr.) — notes: sixth in the 800 (2:20.74) and 1,600 relay (4:13.44) at the Hilltopper Relays on Saturday in Bowling Green, Ky.

• Pryce Ragains (IUPUI men’s track, Jr.) — top performance: fifth in the 5,000 at the Hilltopper Relays on Saturday in Bowling Green, Ky., 15:14.11.

• Jared Santana (Wabash men’s track, Fr.) — notes: eighth in the 10,000 at the Indiana Division III Track and Field Championships on Saturday in Franklin, 34:51.07.

• Alex Stewart (Western Kentucky men’s tennis, Fr.) — weekly stats: 1-2 singles record, 2-1 doubles record; top performance: No. 6 singles win (6-2, 6-4) and No. 3 doubles victory (8-4) in the Hilltoppers’ 5-2 home triumph over North Alabama on Sunday; team record: 6-13 overall.

• Adam Togami (Wabash men’s track, Fr.) — top performance: second in the 3,000 steeplechase at the Indiana Division III Track and Field Championships on Saturday in Franklin, 9:56.42; notes: fourth in the 5,000, 15:26.66; The Little Giants won the meet with 355 points.



NORTH HARRISON

• Tyler Byrne (Louisville men’s track, Georgetown native, So.) — top performance: first in the 5,000 at the Border Battle on Saturday in Louisville, 14:24.14.



PROVIDENCE

• Oliver Book (Cincinnati men’s track, Jr.) — notes: seventh in the 3,000 steeplechase at the All-Ohio Championships last Friday and Saturday in Athens, Ohio, 9:52.9.

• Devin Copple (Trine baseball, So.) — notes: 1-for-4 with a run scored in the Thunder’s 7-2 home win over Hope on Saturday in Game 2 of a doubleheader; team records: 12-11 overall, 8-6 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association.

• Ryan Dixon (Bellarmine baseball, So.) — notes: no-decision relief outing in the Knights’ 4-2 loss on Sunday at St. Joseph’s in Game 2 of a doubleheader, two innings pitched, no runs allowed, one hit, four strikeouts and two walks; team records: 18-13 overall, 13-7 GLVC; Dixon’s record: 1-0.

• Katy Flanagan (Spalding softball, Jr.) — weekly stats: 0-for-15, three stolen bases, two runs scored; notes: one run scored and one stolen base in the Golden Eagles’ 10-2 home victory last Wednesday against Centre in the second game of a doubleheader; team records: 13-15 overall, 6-4 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

• Patric Geary (Hanover men’s golf, So.) — top performance: 10th at the Rose-Hulman Invitational last weekend with a two-round score of 151, 7-over-par (76 in the first round, 75 in the final); notes: 25th at the Big Four Classic last Thursday in Carmel with a one-round score of 93, 21-over-par.

• Trey Pfund (Marian men’s golf, Sr.) — notes: 14th at the NAIA Classic April 8-9 in Indianapolis with a two-round score of 150, 6-over-par (78 in the first round, 72 in the final).

• Amanda Schoenfelder (Bellarmine women’s track, Sr.) — notes: 19th in the long jump at the Hilltopper Relays on Saturday in Bowling Green, Ky., 15-5.



SILVER CREEK

• Aaron Beck (Indianapolis men’s track, Jr.) — notes: 13th in the 3,000 steeplechase (10:49.15) and 18th in the javelin (30.5 meters) at the Indiana Little State Championships on Saturday in Marion; the Greyhounds won the meet with 152 points.

• Kyle Briner (Lee baseball, So.) — weekly stats: 0-0 record, three innings pitched, three runs allowed (all earned), six hits, one strikeout, one walk; notes: no-decision relief outing in the Flames’ 4-2 home loss to Southern Wesleyan last Friday, two-thirds of an inning pitched, no runs allowed, no hits, no strikeouts, no walks; team records: 36-9 overall, 19-4 Southern States Athletic Conference; Briner’s record: 1-0.

• Brendan Chwalek (Northern Kentucky men’s track, Sr.) — top performance: fourth in the 3,000 steeplechase at the Sea Ray Relays last Thursday through Saturday in Knoxville, Tenn., 9:11.98; notes: seventh in the distance medley relay, 10:42.04; eighth in the 6,000 relay, 17:44.69.

• Rachel Clemons (Bellarmine women’s track, Fr.) — notes: 34th in the 1,500 at the Hilltopper Relays on Saturday in Bowling Green, Ky., 5:18.27.

• Morgan Coquerille (Southern Indiana women’s tennis, Jr.) — notes: No. 3 singles loss (6-4, 6-0) and No. 2 doubles setback (8-5) in the Screaming Eagles’ 9-0 loss on Saturday at Indianapolis; team records: 8-9 overall, 3-3 GLVC.

• Jack Eckert (Iowa men’s track, Jr.) — top performance: first in the javelin at the Lee Calhoun Memorial Invitational last Thursday through Saturday in Macomb, Ill., 182-5.

• Megan Pennington (Oakland City softball, So.) — notes: one run scored in the Oaks’ 11-9 home victory over Lindenwood-Belleville last Tuesday.

• Jacob Perkins (Southern Illinois-Edwardsville men’s tennis, Fr.) — weekly stats: 1-1 singles record; top performance: No. 4 singles win (4-6, 6-1, 6-4) in the Cougars’ 5-2 home loss to Eastern Kentucky on Sunday; team records: 8-9 overall, 3-6 Ohio Valley Conference.

• Brandon White (Lewis men’s golf, Sr.) — notes: 62nd after the first round of Midwest Regional No. 4 on Sunday in Noblesville with a 76, 4-over-par.

• Bailey Wilson (Kentucky Wesleyan women’s golf, Jr.) — notes: Millikin Spring Classic — 34th last Friday and Saturday with a two-round score of 199, 51-over-par (99 in the first round, 100 in the final); Triton Invitational, St. Louis — 75th after the first round on Sunday with a 107, 37-over-par.



SOUTH CENTRAL

• Chip Hockenbury (Hanover baseball, Jr.) — notes: no-decision relief outing in the Panthers’ 14-2 loss on Saturday at Manchester in Game 2 of a doubleheader, 1 1-3 innings pitched, no runs allowed, no hits, one strikeout, no walks; team records: 14-13 overall, 7-7 HCAC; Hockenbury’s record: 0-1.

• Chris O’Connor (Marian men’s track, Jr.) — top performance: fourth in the high jump at the Indiana Little State Championships on Saturday in Marion, 1.93 meters.

• Alex Wiseman (Hanover baseball, Fr.) — notes: no-decision relief outing in the Panthers’ 22-11 loss at Franklin last Tuesday, one inning pitched, two runs allowed (both earned), two hits, one strikeout, one walk; team records: 14-13 overall, 7-7 HCAC; Wiseman’s record: 0-1.



MISCELLANEOUS

• Brooke Conder (Spalding softball, Jeffersonville native, Louisville Presentation Academy graduate, Jr.) — notes: 0-for-1 in the Golden Eagles’ 10-2 home win over Centre last Wednesday in Game 2 of a doubleheader; team records: 13-15 overall, 6-4 SLIAC.

Weekly stats are from Monday, April 8 to this past Sunday. If you have any information about an area college athlete, contact Kevin Harris at kevin.harris@newsandtribune.com. Follow him on Twitter at @NT_KevinHarris.