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April 30, 2013

COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: April 30, 2013

Batliner has another productive week for IUS softball

By KEVIN HARRIS
kevin.harris@newsandtribune.com

> SOUTHERN INDIANA — ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

• Jordan Batliner (IU Southeast softball, Floyd Central graduate, So.) — weekly stats: 8-for-15, six RBIs, two runs scored, one home run; 0-0 record, 2 2/3 innings pitched, two runs allowed (none earned), three hits, three strikeouts, one walk; top performance: 4-for-4 with a homer, five RBIs and two runs scored in the Grenadiers’ 11-0 victory at Midway last Friday in the first game of a doubleheader; team records: 33-7 overall, 23-3 Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference; Batliner’s record: 5-1.



CHARLESTOWN

• Justin Baxtron (Indiana State men’s track, Sr.) — top performance: third in the 800-meter university relay at the Drake Relays last Wednesday through Saturday, 1:26.3, school record; notes: ninth in the 400 university relay preliminaries (41.28) and 10th in the 1,600 university sprint medley relay (3:26.71).



CLARKSVILLE

• Kelsey Becker (Wilmington softball, Sr.) — weekly stats: 3-for-11, one RBI; top performance: 2-for-3 with an RBI in the Quakers’ 6-3 loss at Muskingum last Tuesday in the second game of a doubleheader; season-ending stats: .304 batting average, seven RBIs; team records: 20-16 overall, 5-13 Ohio Athletic Conference.

• Drew Kissel (St. Catharine (Ky.) baseball, Fr.) — notes: 0-for-1 in the Patriots’ 15-3 loss last Tuesday at Morehead State; team records: 37-21 overall, 10-11 Mid-South Conference.

• Tiffany Welcher (Memphis women’s tennis, Sr.) — notes: Welcher has earned a spot on the All-Conference USA Singles second team.



EASTERN

• Austin Duncan (Hanover men’s track, So.) — notes: seventh in the discus (131-4) and 18th in both the shot put (39-1-2) and hammer throw (122-8) at the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships last Friday and Saturday at Manchester.

• Erika Wilson (Southern Indiana women’s track, Jr.) — top performance: fourth in the 1,500 at the Bellarmine Classic on Saturday, 4:44.2.



FLOYD CENTRAL

• Garrett Blackman (Southern Indiana men’s track, Sr.) — notes: seventh in the 5,000 at the Bellarmine Classic on Saturday, 15:24.2.

• Ben Boesing (Southern Indiana men’s tennis, Sr.) — top performance: No. 4 singles victory (6-2, 6-1) and No. 2 doubles win (8-4) in the Screaming Eagles’ 5-0 home triumph on Sunday against Ferris State in the NCAA Division II Midwest Preliminary Regional Round; team records: 17-4 overall, 5-0 Great Lakes Valley Conference.

• Will Cox (Southern Indiana men’s track, Sr.) — top performance: third in the 5,000 at the Bellarmine Classic on Saturday, 14:53.

• David Frank (Indi(anapolis men’s golf, Jr.) — top performance: fifth in stroke play at the GLVC Men’s Championship April 21-23 in Columbus with a three-round score of 218, 2-over-par (74 in the first round, 73 in the second, 71 in the final); Frank won individual match with a 75 in the Greyhounds’ 4-1 victory over Lewis in the GLVC match-play championship match; notes: Frank lost individual match with a 72 in Indianapolis’ 4-1 victory in the GLVC match-play semifinal.

• Janice Heffernan (St. Mary’s women’s golf, So.) — notes: seventh in the second Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association NCAA qualifying round last Friday in Marshall, Mich., with a 15-over-par 87; sixth in the third and final MIAA NCAA qualifying round on Saturday in Marshall, Mich., with an 11-over 83.

• Meghan Jones (Bellarmine women’s track, Jr.) — top performance: first in the 400 at the Bellarmine Classic on Saturday, 55.19, NCAA Division II provisional time; notes: third in the 200, 24.6.

• Samantha McClure (Tennessee-Martin softball, So.) — notes: 0-for-1 in the Skyhawks’ 2-1 home loss to Eastern Illinois on Sunday in Game 1 of a doubleheader; team records: 31-18 overall, 12-10 Ohio Valley Conference.

• Brittany Mills (Ohio State softball, Sr.) — weekly stats: two runs scored, one stolen base; notes: one run scored and one stolen base in the Buckeyes’ 14-6 home victory in six innings over Minnesota on Sunday; team records: 30-19 overall, 9-11 Big Ten.

• Jimmy Nungester (IU Southeast men’s tennis, Jr.) — notes: No. 1 doubles loss (8-1) in the Grenadiers’ 5-1 home setback versus Asbury last Friday in the KIAC Tournament semifinals; Nungester has earned a spot on the All-KIAC team; team records: 9-8 overall, 3-3 KIAC.

• Jeff Thompson (Louisville baseball, Jr.) — top performance: winning pitcher in a starting role in the Cardinals’ 6-2 home victory over Georgetown on Saturday, 7 2-3 innings pitched, two runs scored (both earned), five hits, eight strikeouts, one walk; team records: 33-10 overall, 11-4 Big East; Thompson’s record: 7-1.



HENRYVILLE

• Ashley Dickerson (Indiana State softball, So.) — weekly stats: 1-for-9, one RBI; notes: 1-for-3 with an RBI in the Sycamores’ 8-4 home victory over Evansville on Saturday in Game 2 of a doubleheader; team records: 16-34 overall, 5-19 Missouri Valley Conference.

• Katie Guernsey (St. Joseph’s women’s tennis, Jr.) — season-ending stats: 10-7 singles record, 10-6 doubles record; team records: 10-7 overall, 1-5 GLVC.

• Sarah Richey (Hanover softball, Fr.) — weekly stats: 0-for-7, one RBI; notes: 0-for-2 with an RBI in Hanover’s 9-1 loss on Saturday at Anderson in the second game of a doubleheader; team records: 13-19 overall, 8-8 HCAC.



JEFFERSONVILLE

• Sam Burke (IU Southeast baseball, Sr.) — weekly stats: 3-for-9, three RBIs, two runs scored; top performance: 2-for-3, two runs scored and two RBIs in the Grenadiers’ 21-1 home victory over Alice Lloyd last Thursday in the first round of the KIAC Tournament; season-ending stats: .198 batting average, 14 RBIs; team records: 27-27 overall, 12-7 KIAC.

• Shane Burke (IU Southeast men’s tennis, Fr.) — notes: No. 1 singles loss (6-0, 7-5) and No. 1 doubles setback (8-1) in the Grenadiers’ 5-1 home loss to Asbury last Friday in the KIAC Tournament semifinals; team records: 9-8 overall, 3-3 KIAC.

• Patrick Elliott (Ball State men’s tennis, So.) — notes: No. 5 singles win (6-0, 6-1) and No. 1 doubles loss (8-6) in the Cardinals’ 4-2 loss at Northern Illinois in the Mid-American Conference Tournament semifinals last Friday; season-ending stats: 20-10 singles record, 16-10 doubles record; team records: 16-8 overall, 5-0 MAC.

• Mitchell Mattingly (IU Southeast baseball, Sr.) — weekly stats: 6-for-17, four RBIs, two runs scored, one triple; top performance: 2-for-6 with a triple, two runs scored and two RBIs in the Grenadiers’ 21-1 home win last Thursday in the first round of the KIAC Tournament; notes: Mattingly has been named to this season’s All-KIAC team; season-ending stats: .329 batting average, two home runs, 24 RBIs; team records: 27-27 overall, 12-7 KIAC.

• Natalie Nikitas (Bluffton softball, Jr.) — weekly stats: 0-for-5; notes: 0-for-3 in the Beavers’ 4-1 loss at Capital (Ohio) last Thursday in the second game of a doubleheader; team records: 17-17 overall, 9-5 HCAC.



NEW ALBANY

• Maddy Bellew (Ottawa women’s tennis, Fr.) — notes: 1-2 record in finishing sixth at No. 1 doubles in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Individual Flight Tournament on Saturday in Salina, Kan.; Bellew has made the All-KCAC second team; team records: 6-8 overall, 2-5 KCAC.

• Stephanie Cave (Indianapolis women’s track, Sr.) — notes: 17th in the 1,500 at the Bellarmine Classic on Saturday, 4:59.

• Ashley Cochran (Hanover softball, Jr.) — weekly stats: one run scored; 0-1 record, seven innings pitched, 10 runs allowed (eight earned), 16 hits, two walks, two strikeouts; notes: no-decision start in the Panthers’ 8-7 home loss to Spalding last Thursday in the second game of a doublheader, 5 2-3 innings pitched, two runs allowed (one earned), nine hits, two walks, one strikeout; season-ending stats: 1-4 record, 9.13 ERA; team records: 13-19 overall, 8-8 HCAC.

• Sean Godfrey (Ball State baseball, Jr.) — weekly stats: 5-for-10, five runs scored, three RBIs, one double, one home run; top performance: 3-for-4 with a double, three runs scored and two RBIs in the Cardinals’ 13-10 home loss on Saturday against Ohio in Game 2 of a doubleheader; team records: 19-20 overall, 8-10 MAC.

• Jason Holcomb (Hanover men’s track, Jr.) — notes: seventh in the 3,000 steeplechase (10:20.48) and 15th in the 1,500 (4:21.28) at the HCAC Championships last Friday and Saturday at Manchester.

• Mathew Holcomb (Hanover men’s track, Jr.) — notes: 15th in the 800 preliminaries at the HCAC Championships last Friday and Saturday at Manchester, 2:06.82.

• Carissa Martin (Bellarmine women’s track, Sr.) — notes: sixth in the 800 at the Bellarmine Classic on Saturday, 2:21.87.

• Scootie Middleton (Thomas More men’s track, Fr.) — top performance: third in the 400 relay at the Presidents Athletic Conference meet last Friday and Saturday in Washington, Pa., 42.61; notes: fifth in the long jump (20-11 1-4), 13th in the 200 (23.49) and 14th in the 100 preliminaries (11.56).

• Pryce Ragains (IUPUI men’s track, Jr.) — notes: 10th at the Stan Lyons Invitational on Saturday in Indianapolis, 15:13.45, personal-best.

• Jared Santana (Wabash men’s track, Fr.) — notes: 14th in the 3,000 steeplechase at the Bellarmine Classic on Saturday, 10:43.49.



NEW WASHINGTON

• Kasie Doherty (Hanover softball, Fr.) — notes: 0-for-3 in the Panthers’ 8-7 home loss to Spalding last Thursday in Game 2 of a doubleheader; team records: 13-19 overall, 8-8 HCAC.



PROVIDENCE

• Oliver Book (Cincinnati men’s track, Jr.) — top performance: first in the 3,000 steeplechase at the RedHawk Invitational on Saturday in Oxford, Ohio, 9:17.17.

• Ryan Dixon (Bellarmine baseball, So.) — notes: no-decision relief outing in the Knights’ 4-1 loss at Kentucky Wesleyan on Sunday in Game 1 of a doubleheader, two-thirds of an inning pitched, one run allowed (earned), two hits, two walks, one strikeout; team records: 23-19 overall, 18-12 GLVC; Dixon’s record: 2-0.

• Katy Flanagan (Spalding softball, Jr.) — weekly stats: 3-for-12, one run scored; top performance: 3-for-4 with a run scored in the Golden Eagles’ 8-7 victory last Thursday at Hanover in Game 2 of a doubleheader; team records: 19-17 overall, 10-6 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

• Patric Geary (Hanover men’s golf, So.) — notes: 19th after the first two rounds of the HCAC Championship this weekend in North Bend, Ohio, with a two-round score of 163, 19-over-par (84 in the first round, 79 in the second).

• Amanda Schoenfelder (Bellarmine women’s track, Sr.) — notes: ninth in the long jump (4.45 meters) and 14th in the high jump (1.45 meters) at the Bellarmine Classic on Saturday.



SILVER CREEK

• Aaron Beck (Indianapolis men’s track, Jr.) — notes: ninth in the javelin (36.88 meters) and 12th in the 3,000 steeplechase (10:18.28) at the Bellarmine Classic on Saturday.

• Kyle Briner (Lee baseball, So.) — weekly stats: 1-0 record, 3 2/3 innings pitched, two runs allowed (both earned), two hits, two walks, two strikeouts; top performance: winning pitcher in a relief role in the Flames’ 11-5 win at Truett-McConnell last Friday in the first game of a doubleheader; team records: 43-10 overall, 23-5 Southern States Athletic Conference; Briner’s record: 2-0.

• Brendan Chwalek (Northern Kentucky men’s track, Sr.) — top performance: first in the 3,000 steeplechase at the Bellarmine Classic on Saturday, 9:21.68.

• Rachel Clemons (Bellarmine women’s track, Fr.) — notes: 26th in the 1,500 at the Bellarmine Classic on Saturday, 5:13.53.

• Jack Eckert (Iowa men’s track, Jr.) — notes: 25th in the javelin at the Drake Relays last Wednesday through Saturday, 166-11.

• Megan Pennington (Oakland City softball, So.) — notes: Pennington started at catcher in the Oaks’ three games in the National Christian College Athletic Association Midwest Regional last Friday and Saturday in Winona Lake; team record: 18-10.

• Brandon White (Lewis men’s golf, Jr.) — notes: 44th in stroke play at the GLVC Men’s Championship April 21-23 in Columbus with a three-round score of 232, 16-over-par (82 in the first round, 74 in the second, 76 in the final); White prevailed in his individual match with a 74 in the Flyers’ 4-1 loss to Indianapolis in the GLVC match-play championship; White also won his individual match in Lewis’ 3-2 win over Missouri-St. Louis in the GLVC match-play semifinals with a 72.

• Bailey Wilson (Kentucky Wesleyan women’s golf, Jr.) — notes: 66th at the GLVC Women’s Championship this weekend in Waterloo, Ill., with a two-round score of 203, 59-over-par (104 in the first round, 99 in the second); Wilson was recently honored for posting a grade-point average of 3.5 or better at Kentucky Wesleyan’s third annual all-sports awards reception.



SOUTH CENTRAL

• Chip Hockenbury (Hanover baseball, Jr.) — weekly stats: 0-1 record, one save, 2 1/3 innings pitched, four runs allowed (one earned), four hits, one strikeout, no walks; notes: first save of the season in the Panthers’ 13-10 victory at Earlham last Friday, 1 1/3 innings pitched, one run allowed (earned), two hits, no strikeouts, no walks; team records: 15-19 overall, 8-13 HCAC; Hockenbury’s record: 0-2.

• Chris O’Connor (Marian men’s track, Jr.) — notes: seventh in the high jump at the Crossroads League Track and Field Championships last Friday through Saturday in Huntington, 1.93 meters.



MISCELLANEOUS

• James Borengasser (Spalding men’s track, Borden native, Jr.) — notes: 16th in the 5,000 at the Illinois College True Blue Open on Saturday, 18:03.66.

• Brooke Conder (Spalding softball, Jeffersonville native, Louisville Presentation Academy graduate, Jr.) — notes: 0-for-1 in the Golden Eagles’ 8-7 victory at Hanover last Thursday in the second game of a doubleheader; team records: 19-17 overall, 10-6 SLIAC.

• Jaime Leon (Thomas More men’s track, Jeffersonville native, Louisville Trinity graduate, Fr.) — notes: 18th in the 1,500 (5:13.42) and 26th in the 800 (2:37.79) at the Presidents Athletic Conference meet last Friday and Saturday in Washington, Pa.

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.