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April 22, 2013

COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: April 16, 2013

Grenadiers' Batliner earns two KIAC awards

By KEVIN HARRIS
kevin.harris@newsandtribune.com

> SOUTHERN INDIANA — ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

• Jordan Batliner (IU Southeast softball, So.) — weekly stats: 5-for-13, six runs scored, four RBIs, one triple, one home run; 1-0 record, five innings pitched, no runs allowed, four hits, four strikeouts, no walks; top performance: winning pitcher in a starting role in the Grenadiers’ 8-0 home win in five innings over Berea on Saturday in Game 1 of a doubleheader, five innings pitched, no runs allowed, four hits, four strikeouts, no walks; 3-for-3 with three runs scored, three RBIs, a triple and a homer; notes: Batliner earned both the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week and Pitcher of the Week honors on Monday, April 15. Batliner and IU Southeast clinched the KIAC regular-season title on Saturday by sweeping their doubleheader with Berea; team records: 31-5 overall, 21-1 KIAC; Batliner’s record: 5-1.



BORDEN

• Dylan Martin (Ancilla baseball, So.) — notes: 0-for-1 in the Chargers’ 5-1 home loss to Grand Rapids Community College last Tuesday in Game 1 of a doubleheader; team records: 8-17 overall, 4-10 Michigan Community College Athletic Association.



CHARLESTOWN

• Justin Baxtron (Indiana State men’s track, Sr.) — top performance: first in the 400-meter relay at the Jesse Owens Track Classic last weekend in Columbus, Ohio, 41.06; notes: ninth in the 100 (10.83) and 14th in the 200 (22.12).

• Tyler Rhodes (Ancilla baseball, Fr.) — notes: 0-for-2 in the Chargers’ 10-2 home loss to Grand Rapids Community College last Tuesday in Game 2 of a doubleheader; team records: 8-17 overall, 4-10 Michigan Community College Athletic Association.



CLARKSVILLE

• Kelsey Becker (Wilmington softball, Sr.) — weekly stats: 10-for-19, four runs scored, three RBIs, two doubles; top performance: 3-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and two RBIs in the Quakers’ 5-3 victory at Ohio Northern last Thursday in Game 1 of a doubleheader; notes: Becker smacked a two-run double with two-out in the top of the seventh inning in Wilmington’s win over Ohio Northern. The Quakers have clinched their first winning fastpitch record in school history; team records: 20-12 overall, 5-9 Ohio Athletic Conference.

• Drew Kissel (St. Catharine (Ky.) baseball, Fr.) — notes: Kissel played both games of a doubleheader sweep (13-3 and 9-0 scores) at Brescia last Tuesday; team records: 36-18 overall, 10-11 Mid-South Conference.

• Deahna Welcher (Lipscomb women’s tennis, So.) — season-ending stats: 4-16 singles record, 10-8 doubles record; team records: 7-14 overall, 2-6 Atlantic Sun Conference.

• Tiffany Welcher (Memphis women’s tennis, Sr.) — weekly stats: 2-0 singles record, 1-0 doubles record; top performance: No. 2 singles win (6-1, 7-5) in the Tigers’ 4-3 loss to Tulsa in the Conference USA Tournament semifinals on Saturday in Houston; team records: 17-6 overall, 3-1 Conference USA.



EASTERN

• Austin Duncan (Hanover men’s track, So.) — notes: 11th in the discus (121-11), 14th in the shot put (37-3) and 15th in the hammer throw (122-2) at the Rose-Hulman Twilight Meet last Friday.

• Tyler Farmer (Vincennes baseball, So.) — notes: no-decision relief outing in the Trailblazers’ 9-4 home loss over Olney Central last Wednesday, one-third of an inning pitched, two runs allowed (both earned), one hit, no strikeouts, no walks; team record: 22-22; Farmer’s record: 1-0.

• Erika Wilson (Southern Indiana women’s track, Jr.) — notes: 10th in the 10,000 at the Mt. Sac Relays last Thursday in Walnut, Calif., 35:58.76.



FLOYD CENTRAL

• Ben Boesing (Southern Indiana men’s tennis, Sr.) — weekly stats: 1-0 singles record, 2-1 doubles record; top performance: No. 4 singles win (7-5, 7-6(7-2)) in the Screaming Eagles’ 5-3 victory over Drury in the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament championship match on Saturday in Indianapolis; notes: Boesing broke the school record for all-time singles victories; team records: 16-4 overall, 5-0 GLVC.

• David Frank (Indianapolis men’s golf, Jr.) — notes: Midwest Regional No. 4, April 14-15, Noblesville — 56th with a two-round score of 150, 6-over-par (73 in the first round, 77 in the final); GLVC Championship, Sunday, Columbus — eighth after two rounds with a score of 147, 3-over-par (74 in the first round, 73 in the second).

• Janice Heffernan (St. Mary’s women’s golf, So.) — notes: 20th at the first Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association NCAA qualifying round last Wednesday in South Bend with a one-round score of 95, 23-over-par.

• Jay Holderman (IUPUI men’s golf, Fr.) — notes: 57th at the Kemper Sports Intercollegiate April 15-16 in Glenville, Ill., with a three-round score of 233, 17-over-par (79 in the first round, 74 in the second, 80 in the final).

• Meghan Jones (Bellarmine women’s track, Jr.) — top performance: third in the high jump at the Heart of the Bluegrass Track and Field Classic on Saturday in Lexington, Ky., 5-4 1/4.

• Samantha McClure (Tennessee-Martin softball, So.) — weekly stats: 1-for-6, one run scored, one triple; notes: 1-for-3 with a triple and a run scored in the Skyhawks’ 5-3 home loss against Eastern Kentucky on Sunday in Game 2 of a doubleheader; team records: 30-16 overall, 11-9 Ohio Valley Conference.

• Brittany Mills (Ohio State softball, Sr.) — weekly stats: two runs scored; notes: a run scored in the Buckeyes’ 8-0 home win in five innings over Ball State last Wednesday; team records: 27-17 overall, 6-9 Big Ten.

• Jimmy Nungester (IU Southeast men’s tennis, Jr.) — notes: No. 4 singles loss (6-1, 6-1) against host Indiana Wesleyan at the Mark Richards Tournament on Saturday; team records: 8-7 overall, 3-3 KIAC.

• Matt Powers (Hanover baseball, Fr.) — notes: no-decision relief outing in the Panthers’ 13-4 home loss to Anderson on Saturday in Game 1 of a doubleheader, two-third of an inning pitched, five runs allowed (all earned), five hits, two walks, one strikeout; team records: 14-16 overall, 7-10 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference; Powers’ record: 1-0.

• Jeff Thompson (Louisville baseball, Jr.) — notes: losing pitcher in a starting role in the Cardinals’ 4-3 loss at St. John’s on Saturday, 5 2/3 innings pitched, four runs allowed (all earned), four hits, five strikeouts, four walks; team records: 30-9 overall, 8-4 Big East; Thompson’s record: 6-1.



HENRYVILLE

• Ashley Dickerson (Indiana State softball, So.) — weekly stats: 1-for-9, one run scored, one RBI; 0-0 record, three innings pitched, two runs scored (both earned), four hits, one walk, no strikeouts; notes: 1-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI in the Sycamores’ 9-4 loss at Northern Iowa on Saturday in Game 1 of a doubleheader; team records: 14-31 overall, 3-16 Missouri Valley Conference; Dickerson’s record: 0-0.

• Sarah Richey (Hanover softball, Fr.) — notes: 0-for-1 in the Panthers’ 10-2 home loss to Bluffton on Saturday in Game 2 of a doubleheader; team records: 12-14 overall, 7-5 HCAC.



JEFFERSONVILLE

• Sam Burke (IU Southeast baseball, Sr.) — weekly stats: 0-for-10; notes: 0-for-2 in the Grenadiers’ 3-0 home win over Miami (Ohio)-Hamilton on Sunday in Game 2 of a doubleheader; team records: 25-25 overall, 12-7 KIAC.

• Shane Burke (IU Southeast men’s tennis, Fr.) — notes: No. 1 singles loss (6-0, 6-0) in the Grenadiers’ 9-0 loss to host Indiana Wesleyan at the Mark Richards Tournament on Saturday; team records: 8-7 overall, 3-3 KIAC.

• Patrick Elliott (Ball State men’s tennis, So.) — notes: No. 1 doubles win (8-2) and No. 4 singles loss (6-1, 5-7, 7-5) in the Cardinals’ 4-3 victory at Buffalo on Saturday; notes: Ball State clinched its first Mid-American Conference regular-season championship since 2006; team records: 16-7 overall, 5-0 MAC.

• Mitchell Mattingly (IU Southeast baseball, Sr.) — weekly stats: 2-for-11, two RBIs, one run scored; notes: 1-for-2 in the Grenadiers’ 3-0 loss at Lindsey Wilson last Tuesday in Game 2 of a doubleheader; team records: 25-25 overall, 12-7 KIAC.

• Natalie Nikitas (Bluffton softball, Jr.) — weekly stats: 3-for-5, three RBIs, one run scored, one double; top performance: 2-for-3 with a double, three RBIs and a run scored in the Beavers’ 10-2 victory in five innings at Hanover on Saturday in Game 2 of a doubleheader; team records: 17-15 overall, 9-5 HCAC.



NEW ALBANY

• Maddy Bellew (Ottawa women’s tennis, Fr.) — weekly stats: 0-3 singles record, 0-3 doubles record; notes: No. 1 singles loss (6-0, 2-6, 6-2) and No. 1 doubles setback (8-6) in the Braves’ 5-4 loss at Tabor on Saturday; team records: 6-8 overall, 2-5 Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference.

• Ashley Cochran (Hanover softball, Jr.) — notes: no-decision relief outing in the Panthers’ 10-2 home loss to Bluffton on Saturday in Game 2 of a doubleheader, three innings pitched, one run allowed (earned), two hits, two strikeouts, one walk; team records: 12-14 overall, 7-5 HCAC; Cochran’s record: 1-3.

• Phil Forbis (Bellarmine baseball, Sr.) — notes: no-decision relief outing in the Knights’ 10-0 home loss in eight innings to Indianapolis on Sunday in Game 2 of a doubleheader, two innings pitched, three runs allowed (all earned), five hits, no strikeouts, no walks; team records: 20-18 overall, 15-11 GLVC; Forbis’ record: 2-3.

• Sean Godfrey (Ball State baseball, Jr.) — weekly stats: 5-for-14, five stolen bases, four runs scored, two RBIs, one double; top performance: 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored and an RBI in the Cardinals’ 5-2 win at Miami (Ohio) on Saturday; team records: 17-19 overall, 6-9 MAC.

• Jason Holcomb (Hanover men’s track, Jr.) — top performance: first in the 3,000 steeplechase at the Rose-Hulman Twilight Meet last Friday, 10:41.35.

• Mathew Holcomb (Hanover men’s track, Jr.) — notes: 22nd in the 800 at the Rose-Hulman Twilight Meet last Friday, 2:10.72.

• Carissa Martin (Bellarmine women’s track, Sr.) — notes: 10th in the mile run (5:19.94) and 12th in the 800 (2:22.82) at the Heart of the Bluegrass Track and Field Classic on Saturday in Lexington, Ky.

• Scootie Middleton (Thomas More men’s track, Fr.) — notes: seventh in the long jump (20-1-4) and 11th in the 100 (11.78) at the Cedarville (Ohio) Collegiate All-Comers Meet on Saturday.

• Pryce Ragains (IUPUI men’s track, Jr.) — top performance: fourth in the 5,000 at the Purdue Dave Rankin Invitational last weekend, 15:19.8.

• Jared Santana (Wabash men’s track, Fr.) — notes: 15th in the 5,000 at the Rose-Hulman Twilight Meet last Friday, 16:49.38.

• Alex Stewart (Western Kentucky men’s tennis, Fr.) — notes: No. 3 doubles loss (8-4) in the Hilltoppers’ 4-0 setback to South Alabama in the first round of the Sun Belt Conference Tennis Championships last Thursday in Lafayette, La.; season-ending stats: 3-10 singles record, 5-10 doubles record; team record: 6-14.

• Adam Togami (Wabash men’s track, Fr.) — notes: seventh at the 3,000 steeplechase at the Polytan Invitational on Saturday in Bloomington, 9:38.51, season-best.



NORTH HARRISON

• Tyler Byrne (Louisville men’s track, Georgetown native, So.) — top performance: first in the 3,000 at the Lenny Lyles/Clark Wood Invitational last Friday in Louisville, 8:27.91.



PROVIDENCE

• Devin Copple (Trine baseball, So.) — notes: 1-for-3 in the Thunder’s 5-0 win at Purdue-North Central on Sunday in the first game of a doubleheader; team records: 16-13 overall, 11-7 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association.

• Ryan Dixon (Bellarmine baseball, So.) — weekly stats: 1-0 record, four innings pitched, no runs allowed, two hits, seven strikeouts, no walks; top performance: winning pitcher in a relief role in the Knights’ 13-3 victory at McKendree last Wednesday, three innings pitched, no runs allowed, two hits, six strikeouts, no walks; team records: 20-18 overall, 15-11 GLVC; Dixon’s record: 2-0.

• Katy Flanagan (Spalding softball, Jr.) — weekly stats: 6-for-13, four runs scored, two doubles, two stolen bases, one RBI, one home run; top performance: 3-for-3 with a double, a homer, two runs scored, an RBI and a stolen base in the Golden Eagles’ 10-1 victory at Blackburn on Saturday in Game 1 of a doubleheader; team records: 15-17 overall, 8-6 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

• Amanda Schoenfelder (Bellarmine women’s track, Sr.) — notes: eighth in the long jump at the Heart of the Bluegrass Track and Field Classic on Saturday in Lexington, Ky., 15-9.

• Bryce Very (IUPUI men’s golf, Fr.) — notes: 48th at the Kemper Sports Intercollegiate April 15-16 in Glenville, Ill., with a three-round of 229, 13-over-par (77 in the first round, 77 in the second, 75 in the final).



SILVER CREEK

• Kyle Briner (Lee baseball, So.) — notes: no-decision relief outing in the Flames’ 5-4 loss at Brewton-Parker on Saturday in the second game of a doubleheader, one run allowed (unearned), one hit, two strikeouts, one walk; team records: 38-10 overall, 20-5 Southern States Athletic Conference; Briner’s record: 1-0.

• Brendan Chwalek (Northern Kentucky men’s track, Sr.) — top performance: third in the 5,000 at the Heart of the Bluegrass Track and Field Classic on Saturday in Lexington, Ky., 14:57.8, personal record.

• Rachel Clemons (Bellarmine women’s track, Fr.) — notes: 15th in the 5,000 at the Heart of the Bluegrass Track and Field Classic on Saturday in Lexington, Ky. 19:11.23.

• Morgan Coquerille (Southern Indiana women’s tennis, Jr.) — weekly stats: 0-2 singles record, 0-2 doubles record; notes: No. 3 singles loss (4-6, 6-1, 10-3) and No. 2 doubles loss (8-3) in the Screaming Eagles’ 8-1 home setback to Evansville last Wednesday; season-ending stats: 6-13 singles record, 9-10 doubles record; team records: 8-11 overall, 3-3 GLVC.

• Jack Eckert (Iowa men’s track, Jr.) — top performance: second in the javelin at the Musco Twilight Meet on Saturday in Iowa City, Iowa, 180-7; notes: fifth in the pole vault (4.61 meters) and seventh in the discus invitational (31.57 meters).

• Megan Pennington (Oakland City softball, So.) — notes: 0-for-2 in the Oaks’ 11-1 loss in five innings at Southern Indiana last Thursday in the second game of a doubleheader; team record: 17-8.

• Jacob Perkins (Southern Illinois-Edwardsville men’s tennis, Fr.) — season-ending stats: 15-11 singles record, 2-6 doubles record; team records: 8-9 overall, 3-6 Ohio Valley Conference.

• Brandon White (Lewis men’s golf, Sr.) — notes: Midwest Regional No. 4, April 14-15, Noblesville — 42nd with a two-round score of 149, 5-over-par (76 in the first round, 73 in the final); GLVC Championship, Sunday, Columbus — 44th after the first two rounds with a score of 156, 12-over-par (82 in the first round, 74 in the second).

• Bailey Wilson (Kentucky Wesleyan women’s golf, Jr.) — notes: 43rd at the University of Illinois-Springfield Spring Shootout last weekend with a two-round score of 210, 66-over-par (101 in the first round, 109 in the final).



SOUTH CENTRAL

• Chip Hockenbury (Hanover baseball, Jr.) — weekly stats: 0-0 record, 3 1/3 innings pitched, no runs allowed, three hits, three strikeouts, no walks; notes: no-decision relief outing in the Panthers’ 4-1 home loss to Anderson in Game 2 of a doubleheader; team records: 14-16 overall, 7-10 HCAC; Hockenbury’s record: 0-1.

• Chris O’Connor (Marian men’s track, Jr.) — top performance: third in the high jump at the Purdue Dave Rankin Invitational last weekend, 6-4 3/4.



MISCELLANEOUS

• James Borengasser (Spalding men’s track, Borden native, Jr.) — notes: Rose-Hulman Twilight Meet, last Friday — 12th in the 3,000, 10:32.52; Cedarville (Ohio) Collegiate All-Comers Meet, Saturday — 27th in the 1,500, 4:57.65.

• Brooke Conder (Spalding softball, Jeffersonville native, Louisville Presentation Academy graduate, Jr.) — notes: 0-for-1 in the Golden Eagles’ 14-4 victory in five innings at Blackburn on Saturday in Game 2 of a doubleheader; team records: 15-17 overall, 8-6 SLIAC.

• Jaime Leon (Thomas More men’s track, Jeff native, Louisville Trinity graduate, Fr.) — notes: 28th in the 1,500 at the Cedarville (Ohio) Collegiate All-Comers Meet on Saturday, 5:15.12.

Weekly stats are from Monday, April 15 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.